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Okay, i was able to find the color code for the car and originally it was Thistle green metallic, which, from what I could tell, wasn't very pretty (but I'd need to see it on car to tell, maybe it was okay). Inside under the dyed interior the original green leather is showing. Did MB really make green on green cars? I don't remember ever seeing a green interior and can't find a match for it on any replacement sites. I'm not sure I'd ever want to go back to the original but if it was something unique maybe I'd consider it.

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I think a member has a green/green diesel here.
 

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Yeah - my '81 SD is green metallic on green velour.

What do you want to know? It's actually a handsome and unique combination. Just let me know if you want me to post some pics of her.

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w108 - 2/22/2005 12:23 AM

Yeah - my '81 SD is green metallic on green velour.

What do you want to know? It's actually a handsome and unique combination. Just let me know if you want me to post some pics of her.

Tory
Hey sure post some. It's not something I have ever seen and since the car needs to be repainted I've been thinking about something other than white.
Oh, and what color green is yours?

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I'll take some more pics tomorrow and some of the interior as well, for now there's just these 2.

Night,

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Someone in this city has an illegally imported (read parked or impounded) Bright metallic Green on Dark Green Leather R129,... and it is HORRID!!!

We used to have a Green on dark green (or was it black) SLC back in the 70's but I was too young to remember exactly.

You still see alot of these colour combinations in Kuwait and other arab states, but nost people have painted them black/blue/silver/white since I was last there.
 

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white500se - 2/24/2005 6:11 PM

Did MB really make green on green cars?
They sure did.

I've seen quite a few 'green on green' W126s in my part of the world.
 

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Actually, we've just had a thread concerning Thistle green. The color is very popular on 126's in Europe, actually all green shades are common in Europe. The strange thing to me is, that I saw so many green AMG cars being made at the factory, but I've never seen one here in the U.S. Maybe by now, secondary owners have had them repainted.
 

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MRTIKKET - 2/23/2005 4:51 AM

Actually, we've just had a thread concerning Thistle green. The color is very popular on 126's in Europe, actually all green shades are common in Europe. The strange thing to me is, that I saw so many green AMG cars being made at the factory, but I've never seen one here in the U.S. Maybe by now, secondary owners have had them repainted.

So that was Thistle green, I was thinking people said it was Petrol. I'll have to check it out again, I liked what i saw.

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Hi white500se,

In a previous post cnd, ~BenzBoy~420-SEL~ & I posted pictures of cars finished in # 877 Petrol Metallic.

http://www.mbnz.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1200049&posts=16&hl=unusual+colour

w108's 300SD is a much darker shade.

Earlier stated "...seen and since the car needs to be repainted I've been thinking about something other than white." got me thinking. See what you think below.

Unless you plan on stripping your car to the bare metal, I'd really think twice regarding a drastic color change. The factory paintwork, by and large, is much more durable than a re-spray. (I know someone will disagree with that line of reasoning.) Anyway, from what I've seen when a car gets a stone bruise on the nose or abrasion behind the tires (for instance) invariably the base color shows through. Picture white chips........ Then what to do about under the hood, door frames, etc.

I really don't mean to rain on anyone's parade at all - especially yours John, in that you intend to get your machine sparkling again. I just think if a major change in color value (light to dark) is done, there will follow a probability of difficulties with the cosmetics after a fairly short time and a significant outlay from your wallet.

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Once in a long while, you can find a green/green w126 on ebay. Here are a few pics:

1990 300-SEL





1988 560-SEL





-On the 560SEL's window sticker, it says that the interior color is #276 STONE PINE GREEN. It didn't say that it was a 'special interior color option' or anything. It listed for $70,160.

-Another interesting note on the window sticker of the 560 was that it was sold at a Chevorlet-Cadillac dealership. [?]

Those were just a few observations. [:)]

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Our 300SD is green on green as well. #881 Thistle green, or "green thistle" or "silberdistel" exterior, #236 green leather interior. I don't have pics, the interior is not in the best of condition at the present time, and the car is 12 miles away at the body shop for a repaint. The interior work will be done at a later date. So, I'll post some pics of the interior after it gets redone.
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BTW- white500se, here's a pic of a W126 with #881 paint on it.
 

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H-TownBenzoboy - 2/23/2005 6:28 PM

Our 300SD is green on green as well. #881 Thistle green, or "green thistle" or "silberdistel" exterior, #236 green leather interior. I don't have pics, the interior is not in the best of condition at the present time, and the car is 12 miles away at the body shop for a repaint. The interior work will be done at a later date. So, I'll post some pics of the interior after it gets redone.
-Joe
BTW- white500se, here's a pic of a W126 with #881 paint on it.
Thanks, do you have a side view? I'd love to see one.

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MBL87560SEC - 2/23/2005 11:55 AM

Hi white500se,

In a previous post cnd, ~BenzBoy~420-SEL~ & I posted pictures of cars finished in # 877 Petrol Metallic.

http://www.mbnz.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1200049&posts=16&hl=unusual+colour

w108's 300SD is a much darker shade.

Earlier stated "...seen and since the car needs to be repainted I've been thinking about something other than white." got me thinking. See what you think below.

Unless you plan on stripping your car to the bare metal, I'd really think twice regarding a drastic color change. The factory paintwork, by and large, is much more durable than a re-spray. (I know someone will disagree with that line of reasoning.) Anyway, from what I've seen when a car gets a stone bruise on the nose or abrasion behind the tires (for instance) invariably the base color shows through. Picture white chips........ Then what to do about under the hood, door frames, etc.

I really don't mean to rain on anyone's parade at all - especially yours John, in that you intend to get your machine sparkling again. I just think if a major change in color value (light to dark) is done, there will follow a probability of difficulties with the cosmetics after a fairly short time and a significant outlay from your wallet.

My 3 cents, MBL
Thanks for the input. However the white is not the original, the green is so I'd be bringing it back to that. Probably still need to be stripped but it's going to need a good sanding anyway, might be enough to expose the green. As for cost my brother will be doing a lot of it so I'll get some break there
[:D] Besides, isn't half the point of owning a 25 YO MB just to have something to spend insane amounts of money on[;)]

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Thanks to all

Just want to thank everyone here, the replies and pics have been great. I swear every 126 I see around here is either black, dark blue, grey or white. Nice to see other colors.

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white500se - 2/23/2005 9:35 PM

H-TownBenzoboy - 2/23/2005 6:28 PM

Our 300SD is green on green as well. #881 Thistle green, or "green thistle" or "silberdistel" exterior, #236 green leather interior. I don't have pics, the interior is not in the best of condition at the present time, and the car is 12 miles away at the body shop for a repaint. The interior work will be done at a later date. So, I'll post some pics of the interior after it gets redone.
-Joe
BTW- white500se, here's a pic of a W126 with #881 paint on it.
Thanks, do you have a side view? I'd love to see one.

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Here's a side view of a 500SEL, in Germany I think.

These pictures of W126s in thistle green paint have me throughly enthusiastic about ours coming back from the body shop soon!
 

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Great looking car![:)]

I think your Green/Green color combination suits the car very well.

What I really LOVE about your car are the bumpers. MUCH better looking than the unsightly ones we have here in the US.[xx(]

The car looks so much better with the narrower, euro-style bumpers.
 

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Have green paint with green velour interior. It was originally purchased in Germany and shipped to the Dominican Republic where it sits now. Ahhhh, will be firing that baby up in two weeks.
 
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