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Speaking of Coke bottle, I can also think of Bolero segment from "Allego Non Troppo." Based on your sense of humor and since you mentioned that you are a classical music fan, I highly recommend it.
Well then I'll add it to my list, thanks! Haven't seen it. However if they play too much of 'Bolero', I'll switch it off. Way up there on the list of overplayed classics..

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They are W116's in The Gods Must be Crazy


I'm not sure which powerplant they have but they are SE's ! More than likely 280SE's






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Wow, thanks Nutz!
Don't know where you managed to find them but those are exactly the ones I'm talking about.

It's well documented over at W126 Forum that the production of W126's continued in South Africa until 1993 even though the last W126 rolled out of Sindelfingen in 1991.

I wonder if those W116's came from South Africa plant too...




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THose look like standard South African 280SE's. Here the only W116 we were blessed with was 280SE and 350SE. Anything else was a special import and very very expensive. All locally built W116 had leather seats. Also, note in those screen dumps the interior of the doors. They have what we call the "poverty spec" doorpads. Below is a pic of what I mean - from my car. The pads do not have the recesses I see in pics from your guys cars in other parts of the world. And yes, in the 80's Botswana was almost like a "province" of South Africa so those cars would have come from our East London plant. And boy, I see they have the black interior like mine which is super extra special rare here. 98% of W116's (or so it seems) had either tan or parchment.

The only W116's we see here that DO NOT have leather are full imports at the end of the production run. They have a cloth tartan upholstery and all were registered as 1981 models.

I see mention that W126 was built up until 1993 in South Africa - CORRECT! I can vouch for that. It poses a problem for me because I have a 1992 W140 import, and insurance companies refuse to believe that it is a W140 because of the date. SO my W140 is currently insured for the value of a W126 500SE. I have given up trying to rectify this.

W116 was buit in South Africa until late 1980. Mine is a 1980.

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1974 W116 350SE euro - herbstbeige over black
1976 W116 6.9 euro - Blau Silber over blue
1978 W116 6.9 euro - Rot over black
1980 W116 280SE euro - Silberblau over black
1981 W126 500SEL euro full hydro - Schwarz over black
1982 W126 500SEL euro full hydro - Anthrazitgrau over pergament
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Another observation from the Gods must be Crazy screen-dumps - check the colour of the exhausts on those cars! - beautiful light gray from the days of leaded petrol.

Check mine......... (very proud of this) - after the engine rebuild
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1974 W116 350SE euro - herbstbeige over black
1976 W116 6.9 euro - Blau Silber over blue
1978 W116 6.9 euro - Rot over black
1980 W116 280SE euro - Silberblau over black
1981 W126 500SEL euro full hydro - Schwarz over black
1982 W126 500SEL euro full hydro - Anthrazitgrau over pergament
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