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Old 03-26-2013, 08:13 PM
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What is old MB in Bates Motel?

Has anyone been able to identify the old Benz in the new A&E show Bates Motel? I keep trying but no success yet.

Modern day prequel to Psycho....very good, very creepy.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:25 PM
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I think when I caught a glimpse of the badging in the opener, it's either a 350 or 450 SE (L?).
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:06 PM
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I believe its a green W115.....maybe a 280SE
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:14 PM
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I also think its a 280se....I think that is the only thing keeping me watching the show....it is very strange.....and I can't understand why it is set in modern times when psycho was filmed in 1960 and this is suppose to be prior to the movie psycho....but yet they are driving vintage cars.....I like being human better...

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http://yvrshoots.com/2012/11/psycho-prequel-series-bates-motel-films-in-steveston-with-losts-nestor-carbonell.html

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:05 PM
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that's my next car...
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:53 AM
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"We can't tell anyone about him. We don't want people thinking of the bates motel as the murder motel"
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:02 AM
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I think that same car was used in "Where the Heart Is" filmed partly here in Austin.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:09 AM
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My guess is a 69 SEL, and it's got the 4.5L motor according to the trunk badge...
W108/109 apparently... 67-72 models similar




the 6.9 is a SCREAMER in that body...
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:24 AM
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Here's a video of one that's a 72
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:21 PM
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Norma Bates Mercedes Benz

I want to say the car is a 1972 280 SE or SEL or even a 300 Sel. It does have the 4.5 L V8. So thats my thinking. Nice car .
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:26 PM
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What's peoples thoughts on this season? I am really disappointed...and I don't know if it will be back for a second season....luv the pot growers though! They sure are making fake pot plants look better
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:41 PM
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It's a 108 280SE or SEL 4.5

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Old 05-23-2013, 10:11 AM
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I've noticed in the last several episodes that the sound of a 617 diesel is used in the sound track. What was the reason to apply sound to a car that would not normally make any noise?
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:46 AM
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It's a 108 280SE or SEL 4.5

- Peter.
I watch the show, that's exactly what it is, a 280 4.5
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:46 PM
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What's peoples thoughts on this season? I am really disappointed...and I don't know if it will be back for a second season....luv the pot growers though! They sure are making fake pot plants look better
I think it's great....well done, well acted.
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