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I know this isnt strictly W140, BUT, all S-class is good, right?

so my question is - what came before the W116?

The 220?


I think its too expensive to go forward, so im thinking of going back now!!
 

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K14ANO said:
I know this isnt strictly W140, BUT, all S-class is good, right?

so my question is - what came before the W116?

The 220?
The W108/109 series predated the W116. The 109 differed by having an air suspension and being available with the 6.3l engine. Here's a pic

 

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And before the 109 was the 112. And before the 112 was the 189.

But people really didn't think about "S Class" until there were Mercedes that weren't "S Class", the w201 and the w124 in the 1980s.

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Walter Owens
 

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Mr. Owens, the W189 was actually the precursor to the W100. The "first" S-class was the W180. Here's some photos with years of manufacture.

W180 (1956-1961) "Ponton"

W111 (1959-1971) "Fintail" (sedans 59-65, coupes 59-71)

W112 (1961-1965) "Fintail" (300SE/SELs only)

W108 SWB (1965-1973)

W109 LWB (1965-1972)

W116 (1972-1980)

W126 (1979-1991)

W140 (1991-1999)

W220 (1999-2006)

W221 (2006-present)


Nice way to see the evolution of the models.
 

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H-TownBenzoboy said:
Mr. Owens, the W189 was actually the precursor to the W100. The "first" S-class was the W180. Here's some photos with years of manufacture.
Long live the W100!
 

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H-townBenzoboy - thats exactly what I was looking for !!!!!!!!!!

thanks a lot, that saved me a lot of homework!


I agree with NZ, the W108 look amazing!!

i must admit id never searched for it before, but now its on my radar!

i think anything pre 1965 is a bit too dated, not to mention if it exists would be a collosal money pit.

but i think the W108 is the starting point for me.

so again, back to farmhouses and estates, the search for a W108 IS ON.

im picking up the green W116 on wed next week, pics can be seen on the W116 FORUM.

So the plan is to have this complete be the end of year,

W108
W116
W126
W140

followed by

W220 sum time next year.

i think the 06 S can wait a long time yet.

ps. think i might need to extend the front driveway!!
 
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