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Old 07-25-2008, 03:01 PM
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1979 123 300sdl !@#$

I originally misidentified this as a 123.

I couldn't resist making a new thread as well as putting it in the craigslist alert thread....

http://austin.craigslist.org/car/768974104.html

I also copied the photos in case they dissapear..

http://gallery.me.com/largelybored

Was there such a monster? A Turbo 617 long wheel base 116 way back in 79?

This is why its always important to have 10 grand squirreled away just in case something like this comes along!

Craigslist text says 1979, but the photos are named 1978..

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Old 07-25-2008, 03:21 PM
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It's not a w123 its a w116, but I never knew of an SD"L".
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:32 PM
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Oops.. thats what you get from a 126 owner...
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:45 PM
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Look at the "SDL" in the photo. The L was chopped off of something else and them placed next to the 300 SD badge.
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:48 PM
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Flagged.

As a Central Texan I can assure you those photos were not taken within 1600 miles of here. No eucalyptus trees in Texas

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Old 07-25-2008, 03:49 PM
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Look at the "SDL" in the photo. The L was chopped off of something else and them placed next to the 300 SD badge.
You are definitely correct sir. I didn't blow up the thumbnail during my first look.
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:53 PM
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Flagged.

As a Central Texan I can assure you those photos were not taken within 1600 miles of here. No eucalyptus trees in Texas

They are a plenty in Northern California. I do not know about the rest of the state, but I did live in Santa Rosa for about a year.
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The car also has a CA plate on the rear. The trees and the earthen berm in the background remind me of the town/city of Hercules. The make/made dynamite there and have a lot of blast berms and eucalyptus trees around the facilities to soften the blow should an accident occur.
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:17 PM
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Rear foot well wise, it does look like a long wheel base right?

Could it be a SEL converted to diesel? If only it was a 603....
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:21 PM
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:37 PM
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listed my 300SDL W116 on ebay

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Old 07-25-2008, 08:46 PM
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Rear foot well wise, it does look like a long wheel base right?

Could it be a SEL converted to diesel? If only it was a 603....
That's exactly what it is. Henry removed the gas engine from an SEL and transplanted a 617 into it. He's looking for top dollar for it............so far it's escaped him.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:46 PM
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Its been for sale for a while, I've seen different listings and the thread sixto linked when current.

Great looking 116, nice combo, (chop job on the L). . .

too bad there isnt much of a W116 market. . . I'd drive it daily if it were mine. . .I reckon he's never gonna get what he's got in it. . .
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