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73 450 SE - thoughts?

HI folks I am a newbie looking at finally getting the benz I have always been in love with. I have looking mostly at the W123's when this popped onto my radar. She's a beauty but I don't know about the 450's in general. I am trying to keep the emotion out of this purchase, but I learning that emotion and classic benz's go hand in hand. Any thoughts on this 450 and general comparison vs w123's (outside of general specs, etc would be appreciated.)

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That is a W116 chassis and there is a forum in the sedan section of this site for owners of the W116. Why don't you drop in there and ask? They will be much more familiar with the good, bad, and ugly of the W116 than this general forum is likely to be.

The one thing I will say is '73 is the first year of the W116 series. I don't know if there were the usual teething problems with a first year model, but my guess is there were. The guys in the forum I mentioned will know.

Good luck.

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