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Last weekend I washed and waxed the girls. They are now ready for the Summer. The MB is my daily driver, but I get the others out at least once every other week.
 

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What color is your SE, I lkie it. I don't see many W126's around here that are shades of red.
 

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I passed a burgandy 126 here on NYS 9N in Diamond Point today. I couldn't tell which varient it was as I was accellerating the opposite direction from it. I think though, that it is a rather smart color for the 126.
 

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looking very good!

Your girls are looking very very nice , I have to say though I am partial the the "red head" in the middle . . . .

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My brother had one looked just like yours, burgandy outside with sand interior. It was a 452SEL.
 

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My 300SE is Burgundy. I think is a nice color for the SE. It is a bit Burgundy overwhelming, since the interior is also Burgundy. I am the second owner. The original owner REALLY like Burgundy. He ordered the car with Burgundy interior and exterior.

Here are a couple more pics of the babe in the middle.
 

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Nice job Mansito. Today, not for the first time, I saw a flawless looking 300SE with identical exterior in my neighborhood (S.F. Valley). Maybe I should leave a benzworld note. Cheerio, Teutone (aka Horst K)
 

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nice collection!, i saw a burgandy sec with a beige interior and the 2 goes very well together...is that an older m5? More pics of the beemer please! Nice miata too, the new model's are very good cars i read..
 

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I used Meguiars Gold Class liquid on the MB, Turtle Wax Carnauba liquid on the Miata, and 3M Cleaner Wax liquid on the BMW. My cars are not garage queens show cars quality, I drive then all the time. I buy whatever brand name wax is on sale. Sometimes I follow up with Mothers Pure Carnauba wax, but after doing 3 cars my arms were dead.

Mine is a 93 Miata. Very reliable and very easy to maintain little roadster. Maybe, I'll get a new model Miata when their price REALLY comes down.

Yes, that is a first year M5. About 2500 were made in 1987.

See next post for interior pics.
 

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Here are some interior pics. I was lucky to find a w126 in great condition inside and out.
 

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Bruce,
You are correct all M5s were marketed as 1988, but they were actually manufactured in 1987. In fact production ended in Nov/87. About 1,500 cars were shipped to the US. The rest were sold mostly in Europe, and a few in Canada.

Thanks for the comments.
 

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Too much burgandy for my tastes but it's a beautiful car. Whats the paint color # (sorry to be a bit of a pill but I'm looking into colors for my car right now)
 

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white500se,
Where is the paint color code? I looked around but could not find anything resembling a color code/name. Let me know where to find the code and I will post it.

Too much burgundy for me also. But the car was an excellent example of a w126. I was not going to pass the opportunity because of the color.
 

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white500se,
Where is the paint color code? I looked around but could not find anything resembling a color code/name. Let me know where to find the code and I will post it.

Too much burgundy for me also. But the car was an excellent example of a w126. I was not going to pass the opportunity because of the color.

The color code is on the body tag in front of the radiator. You can use this link for help decipehering it:

http://home.concepts.nl/~vlimmere/bodytag.htm#The

Or you can just post a pic of it and I'll get the number that way. Thanks.
 

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Here is a pic of the body tag
 

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