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Old 08-22-2009, 07:16 PM
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Someone talk me out of this W116

as you can tell from the pictures, its a 450SE
88,xxx kil. on it
sorry about the cellphone quality pics...
AGH!
german guy said "make me an offer" I didn't drive it but around the area it was parked...
everything seemed alright, might need a tune up, some cleaning & tweaking... then again, first 116 i've ever looked at... sooooo



but before I do that, I'm stalking a clean W126 500SEL
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30502012&l=d822fda663&id=1411620345
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30502010&l=354f160f42&id=1411620345
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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30502264&l=09accb66ee&id=1411620345
biggest spot on the entire car.....
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30502265&l=54cc957b17&id=1411620345
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:30 PM
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I say, grab it. The 116 is a nice car. Looks to be a 73 with manual climate controls.

I have a clean hood you can have for $75 if you can figure out a way to get it from SE Wisconsin.

If it is a 73, its a djet before the emmission controls choked the 4.5.
It should move pretty good.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:36 PM
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I'd drive it door to door for around $100 (fuel/munchies for such a trip)

BUY IT!!!
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:45 PM
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Sorry Matt, I just bought it.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:04 PM
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my issue would be maint.

I could totally drive to get the new hood, might need to locate a sunroof as well, pending actual rust issue
underside is damn near spotless. UGH

I want it sooo bad...
i'm trying to do research via 4-5 different forums...

I hate this part...
this car, is actually stressing me out

LOL
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:31 PM
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Wish I had manual climate controls in my 116 SD.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:02 PM
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I've got a number in my head, and when i call him monday, if he's willing to take an offer, at or below that... she'll be coming home with me.....
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:47 AM
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W116 advantges,

Do be careful about the rust issue, it is a deal killer with these cars.


Other than that, they are wonderful cars especially the '73 pre-cat ones.

Huge, spacious living room comfort, and space inside, enormous prestige, second to none build quality, safety, durability and longevity guaranteed, nice used examples getting rare, all parts still available, from the Mercedes Benz classic center, and always will be, huge bus sized steering wheel, will go to stratospheric mileages, when clean, always a guaranteed crowd pleaser..
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:08 AM
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If it's decent, go for it. I haven't seen a nice W116 for sale locally in a long time. I see more W108 and W109 cars in driving condition than W116s around here for some reason.

The last one I looked at was on a used car lot, and the seller had spent a lot of time shaping foam to the contour of the rocker and lower quarter panels, then put shiny paint over it. On first inspection, it looked great...
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