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Old 12-27-2018, 01:54 PM
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Mercedes 450SEL Wagon

Here's a couple photo's of this rare wagon, I noticed locally recently. Doing a search shows there may have been ~123 made, but someone else might have better info. It's sitting at a local repair shop, maybe the owner is on this site to give more info too
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Old 12-27-2018, 02:40 PM
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Mercedes 450SEL Wagon

Sometimes I think itís a shame there werenít more of these made, but with the w116, it seems there were just so many better looking wagons of the era. Particularly bothersome to me with this particular one is the fact that the C-pillar lines look so bad. Curved door lines. Straight wagon hatch area lines. Donít get me wrong, Iíd buy it, just not for much more than a regular w116.


Some links:
https://daddytypes.com/2008/10/02/the_worst_mercedes_450_sel_69_station_wagon_except_for_all_those_others.php


https://www.flickr.com/photos/52286282@N03/5232627583

https://www.flickr.com/photos/126433814@N04/41401990882/

https://bringatrailer.com/2014/06/15/coachbuilt-1973-mercedes-benz-450-se-estate/

Google image search ďW116 wagonĒ.
https://www.google.com/search?q=w116%20wagon&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg%3ACZ3rCUscCV5-IkDbAFaxYpxGWzpXRUg6M7WvqI_1X1-jjA_1x1RIvIX_1DWNOslhBEvk_1yydDbDluWf_1kpbbg873FicF4NdWQtbPk5BKhIJ2wBWsWKcRlsRPqTckanKOvQqEgk6V0VIOj O1rxGcZSlUqz4ArioSCaiP19fo4wP8EVHKowV7H4jMKhIJdUSLyF_1w1jQRVnmpqc0rCZcqEgnrJYQRL5P8shEURQ5AGnfFnioSC XQ2w5bln_15KEU_1IoH6ISrv_1KhIJW24PO9xYnBcR0GKrUBaOGWkqEgmDXVkLWz5OQRERh4W_1pRM5cw%3D%3D&client=safari&hl=en-US&ved=0CBMQuIIBahcKEwjIrJfu4sDfAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQBg&biw=375&bih=553
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Old 12-27-2018, 03:46 PM
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I always like to point out car makers that use their sedan platforms and just add to it to make a wagon (Honda accord, Toyota camry come to mind) as it appears what was done to create this car. As opposed to a dedicated and different body to make one as is the case with most other Mercedes wagons

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Sometimes I think it’s a shame there weren’t more of these made, but with the w116, it seems there were just so many better looking wagons of the era. Particularly bothersome to me with this particular one is the fact that the C-pillar lines look so bad. Curved door lines. Straight wagon hatch area lines. Don’t get me wrong, I’d buy it, just not for much more than a regular w116.


Some links:
https://daddytypes.com/2008/10/02/the_worst_mercedes_450_sel_69_station_wagon_except_for_all_those_others.php


https://www.flickr.com/photos/52286282@N03/5232627583

https://www.flickr.com/photos/126433814@N04/41401990882/

https://bringatrailer.com/2014/06/15/coachbuilt-1973-mercedes-benz-450-se-estate/

Google image search “W116 wagon”.
https://www.google.com/search?q=w116%20wagon&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg%3ACZ3rCUscCV5-IkDbAFaxYpxGWzpXRUg6M7WvqI_1X1-jjA_1x1RIvIX_1DWNOslhBEvk_1yydDbDluWf_1kpbbg873FicF4NdWQtbPk5BKhIJ2wBWsWKcRlsRPqTckanKOvQqEgk6V0VIOj O1rxGcZSlUqz4ArioSCaiP19fo4wP8EVHKowV7H4jMKhIJdUSLyF_1w1jQRVnmpqc0rCZcqEgnrJYQRL5P8shEURQ5AGnfFnioSC XQ2w5bln_15KEU_1IoH6ISrv_1KhIJW24PO9xYnBcR0GKrUBaOGWkqEgmDXVkLWz5OQRERh4W_1pRM5cw%3D%3D&client=safari&hl=en-US&ved=0CBMQuIIBahcKEwjIrJfu4sDfAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQBg&biw=375&bih=553
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Crayford conversion. A few of these have shown up on Bring a Trailer

https://bringatrailer.com/2010/01/30/familie-truckster-1977-mercedes-450sel-estate/
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I want to make sexy time in it.
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:51 PM
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Interesting styling exercise but useless as a wagon with that high loading sill. I wonder if they relocated the fuel tank or left it behind the rear seats. Leaving it behind the rear seats makes it really useless as a wagon.

I don’t know Crayford. I want my custom MB wagon built by Binz.

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Old 12-27-2018, 09:42 PM
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"Interesting styling exercise but useless as a wagon with that high loading sill. "

Amen, first thing I thought when I saw the back.
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I have a 1979 300STD (and yes, it IS contagious)

This S Class wagon was formerly owned by George Chambers of George Chambers and The Country Gentlemen

Mr Chambers told me he used to haul his stand-up bass around in it.

Mr Chambers told me it was hit by a stop sign runner.

I have a donor W116 I will take the front clip from for the repair.

When I start the project I'll post a thread
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OP - confused. Was that 450 wagon made by Mercedes factory?
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I have a 1979 300STD (and yes, it IS contagious)
I used to see that vehicle occasionally when I was dropping my 300D off to be serviced at David Kehlís shop in San Antonio. I think it looks cool. Iím glad you are going to save it.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:08 PM
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OP - confused. Was that 450 wagon made by Mercedes factory?
There might have been styling exercises but MB never sold a 116 wagon. I donít think Binz did either.

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Old 03-08-2019, 11:56 AM
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Cool wagon. My neighbor had one of those back in the day.
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