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Man those US spec bumpers make me hurl, they are bad enough on W126's but damn they look horrible on this poor car. Otherwise a bit of TLC here and there and this would be a cherry.
 

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I saw this ad before. It's not the original cluster, so the correct mileage is everyones guess.
 

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I don't think its an AMG variant... but looks like its got potential to be a nice 6.9.

I'd lose the chrome wheel arch trim and personally I think the AMG badge next to the 6.9 looks awkward. Perhaps remove the 6.9 all together or place the AMG badge on the left side away from the 6.9. The seats are nice, but have definately more wear than what you would expect on a 29 year old, 65k mile car... especially in the bolster section. However, it is rare to see the rear seats by Recaro as well. Notice the speakers in the headrests. :cool:

I don't believe the mileage to be correct either... however, when it comes to W116's, the important thing is that its rust free. The pictures show a pretty healthy body, a sign of a taken care of car.

Landers... I agree that the W116's bumpers are enormous. You could use them as park benches seeing how far they stick out!:eek:
 

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Yeah, I think it's been put together but I admire the effort put into making this car what it is.
 

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yeah, it looks like it could be turned into a real head-turner with some TLC.

has anyone driven a 6.9? how does it compare to a 560SEL? in general, does the w116 drive/handle very differently from a w126?
 

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Awesome machine, apart of course for those heinous bumpers and the AMG badge where it is
Great looking wheels too
It even has ABS...rare on a W116

I've driven a (euro spec) 6.9 and it feels amazing, takes off faster than a 560
Handles better than other W116 models and W126 models thanks to the hydropneumatic suspension, it's really, really smooth but corners real well too
Having owned three W116 models (two 280's and a 450SEL) to me they are very similar in most areas, though IMO the W116 feels more solid

 
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