Further info from the owner regarding its history, provenance, and bumper/paint.
I see what you mean about the rear bumpers vs. mine. I can see a difference and I must say I prefer what I see in your shots, especially since I can see the exhaust tips on these units. Very Nice sir! I wish I could tell you why mine is the way it is...just how I took delivery.
Nonetheless, I do not have the original corners nor lenses. The 16 inch lorinsers are the only wheels and tires that I have as well. I really wanted some 18 inch monoblocks...but could not find any that I could justify buying just yet. I did have to replace an ignition control module along with putting on a new MBZ emblem on the hood of the vehicle at the MBZ Dealership and I have the old faded one and have the old part ignition control module as well...but other than that...I don't have any other W126 parts.
I must say that the paint is nice, but it is not perfect. There is a
fair amount of front valence rash, since this unit sits a little lower
than most I've seen. The paint details up really well. However, the
front bumper and rear bumper needs attention. The gentlemen that I
bought it from lived in Vegas during the week...but the W126 was keep
at his home in Laguna Beach, CA and he drove it every weekend when he
was back home. He illustrated to me that he bought vehicle for
approx. $10K from a dealer on eBay. I could go and look through the
paperwork to see when that took place.
Nonetheless, it is snowing in Kansas and will be this evening as well.
I do not pull it out in bad weather. Bondavi, there are no accidents
that I am aware of. I have to say that there is a 2.5 inch place on
the rear bumper that has missing paint. I have tried to capture
it...but the only camera I have at disposal is my iPhone right now.
The pics that I have attached, entitled Whipper Snapper 2-4 were taken
with my iPhone...however that was on a sunny day. I will do my best
to capture this bumper misnomer shortly. Please make NO mistake...it
is not a perfect vehicle.
As far as leaks are concerned...the power steering leak has been
addressed twice since my ownership and I am about $450 into this leak.
I can also detail a rear main seal repair that I completed on a
$2,695.00 repair back in the beginning of 2009. Gorgeous unit
nonetheless, but I have tried by best to be clear that it is
nice...but still 25 years old!
I would love for it to go to an enthuisiast as well...and please
forgive my technical novice-ness (if you will allow me to make up a
I sent him some of cascade/azimuthaviation/my cars, he loved these and he sent me these in return.
A good guy!