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You hardly ever see this colour on a SEC. I sort of like it.

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its not a common color, but in the US I think its called "seafoam green". I've seen w124's particularly two 500e/E500's... and also an SEL in that color. They all looked good.
 

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Snibble - 2/10/2005 8:07 PM

its not a common color, but in the US I think its called "seafoam green". I've seen w124's particularly two 500e/E500's... and also an SEL in that color. They all looked good.
I remember seeing a few W124 CEs and a convertible in this colour. It must've been quite a popular colour for the W124 range.
 

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Hi cnd,

Here is a photo of mine taken last Fall up on the coast of Maine. This was taken outside the B&B just before breakfast one crisp morning.

I've not seen another MB the same color until this morning in your post.

Cheers, MBL
 

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MBL, what a beautiful SEC you have there. [:)] It's refreshing to see a SEC in a rare colour instead of the usual, popular shades.

This colour has really grown on me. I like it.
 

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Hi again cnd,

Thanks. The color grew on me too, as did the car. It was the first SEC I was ever aware of and I was offered the opportunity to purchase it in late October, 2003. I passed on the car several times that weekend, as I was not in the market for another auto. I didn't even want to know the asking price, can you believe? I did have to admit it was a handsome design altogether. I did drive the car for 5 or 6 miles on winding Maine '2 laners' with four of us in it. My wife & I then drove the 2 &1/2 hours home in her Volvo.

Kept thinking about that 560 -- for a couple of days even. Oh, something about those lines.....Something about the way it felt on the road too. Sheesh, a V8 coupe.. I haven't one of those since 1982 ('68 AMX 390). [:p]

I finally got smart & called my friend to tell him I'd take the car. We made arrangements with the owner and came back several weeks later to collect the car. I'm very, very glad I did.

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It's great and refreshing to see another W126 in the same color as mine. [:D]

- MBL87560SEC - May I ask what the number code is for your color? Mine's 877, and I guess it's called "petrol", or "green-blue". In my opinion, I think the sec in the first post is a a different color, but it's pretty close.

Here are a few pictures:









I do plan on having the pin stripe removed, but I think it will be ok for a while. However, I believe the color is a keeper. [:)]

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Hi BenzBoy,

I just went downstairs to get the touchup. You are correct with 877 "Petrol". I've not seen another car with the same color save today's posts. I remember popping the hood at the MB dealer and asking someone where the paint code was just over a year ago.....

I fairly recently picked up another 560SEC. I think it is the original paint & not sure the color code, as the hood won't open. Pic below. [8)]

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MBL87560SEC - 2/10/2005 6:07 AM

It seems you didn't look quite so closely at this one before purchase, Mr MBL. I am not convinced by the previous owners choice in wheels, and just look at thast appauling door alignment. Has it been in a wreck at some point?

However, I do like the way you have paved your driveway with that classic faux-ipod look. Very classy.
 

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ScrapingScrap - 2/11/2005 6:42 PM

It seems you didn't look quite so closely at this one before purchase, Mr MBL. I am not convinced by the previous owners choice in wheels, and just look at thast appauling door alignment. Has it been in a wreck at some point?

However, I do like the way you have paved your driveway with that classic faux-ipod look. Very classy.
Ugh, and let’s not start on the awful racing strips on the roof... [:D]
 

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Hi ScrapingScrap,

Well I did get the silver one at a body shop. In my own defense, both doors do open & close well despite the apparent fit issues. As to the wheels, I was told they are correct for this variant produced by the YATMING works in Thailand.

Interestingly, both the front & rear suspension are fitted with quite robust leaf springs, perhaps for off road rallying (might also explain the unusual 'Team 87' paint scheme)?

Now about the hood release..........

[:)] MBL
 

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This is wild - I passed a first gen CLK in this color today. First of those I'd seen. MB keeps there shades consistent over the years.
 

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It makes a HUGE differece in the 126's if the car is a late or early model and even the rims it has on it. Imagine an early SEC with early alloys (i think you call them bundt cake designs),... not too nice.

I pointed this out because there is on just like the one I described above near my house in London. It doesn't do the car any justice.

The 500 in cnd's post looks real nice, specially with those Zender alloys.
 

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Storm. - 2/12/2005 4:31 PM

It makes a HUGE differece in the 126's if the car is a late or early model and even the rims it has on it. Imagine an early SEC with early alloys (i think you call them bundt cake designs),... not too nice.

I pointed this out because there is on just like the one I described above near my house in London. It doesn't do the car any justice.

The 500 in cnd's post looks real nice, specially with those Zender alloys.
You're absolutely right, Storm. Just take a look at these pictures. The smaller rims don’t do the car(s) any justice.
 

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My kingdom for some 18 Lorinsers on those[:(]
 

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I like the bundt cake style rims on the early 126s only, although the flatface 15" rims and later OEM MB rims look a lot better on the early AND late 126 models. Have any of you ever seen 15" bundt cake rims used on the W109s and W116s? You can clearly see the size difference in photos. I think there's a few 300SDs running around with the 15" bundts.
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Have any of you ever seen 15" bundt cake rims used on the W109s and W116s? You can clearly see the size difference in photos. I think there's a few 300SDs running around with the 15" bundts.
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Joe,

If you can find me a set of those 15" wheels, just send them my way. I'll pay immediately, including shipping!

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I'd have to say that is a MUCH NIER shade of green that I've ever seen. I've had a number of American cars with the WORST GREENS in the world, Like Pea Green, Puke Green, and Montasuma's REVENGE GREEN... The cars with those colors were a..

1972 Dodge Polara:puke Green
1979 Pontiac Bonnaville: Montasuma's REVENGE GREEN
1972 Plymoth Newport:puke Green
I don't remember if I had a pea green.. I've had so many HOOPDIES in my life..

As for the OEM rims..... If they look good on the car then ok... If not trash 'em...


Those are Sweet looken cars MBL and BenzBoy..The wife found the camra cable so I'll be able to post my " WORK IN PROGRESS " soon..
 

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I have the pictures on the digatal camra about 20 miles including a ferry ride away... And the puter that likes the camra is in the next room... And I have to get the WOMAN to e-mail them to me. So, figure in a day or so I should have them posted. Tho it's a DEEP BLUE and not a seafoam...
 
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