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Old 03-25-2009, 04:51 PM
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Did they ever paint W126 cars monochromatic?

I saw an ad for a midnight blue 300SEL but it was all blue including the lower body cladding and bumpers. Not sure if I have seen this before. Owner says it is original, just wondering if someone could confirm?

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Old 03-25-2009, 05:32 PM
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Its not original....I highly doubt one would ever leave the factory that way. Unlessss....some weirdo wanted it that way and custom ordered it, that is possible I guess.

I am 99.9% sure that is not original.
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Sorry to mention. Very common in some markets.

Here is a picture of my '88 560SEL

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Old 03-25-2009, 07:58 PM
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Sorry to mention. Very common in some markets.

Here is a picture of my '88 560SEL

the lower body cladding is a light silver.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:27 PM
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It's a little hard to tell from that picture.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:22 AM
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Perhaps in some markets....but I've never seen a W126 in the USA that was painted that way.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:59 AM
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It's a little hard to tell from that picture.
clearly not white on white.. The lower cladding is like a very very pale silver. The low quality of the pic hides the fact.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:08 AM
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AMG cars were Monochromatic. Chrome and all.
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the lower body cladding is a light silver.
Sorry to mention. Cladding was colour matched to car - white. Many W126's in Australia monochromatic. Red being a popular colour.

Here's another view of it. B.T.W. (My wife hated the matched cladding)


Non AMG's - from factory.

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:49 AM
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yeah I see it now. The angle and lighting threw me off.

That's odd for it to be monochromatic from the factory
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:15 AM
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I like the AMG, all-one-color look. If I get the Dee8gonator repainted, I aim to have everything painted the same color.
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