Topklasse Discussion Board  
Home Forum Legal/Privacy Media/Picture Gallery Websites and Links Technical

Go Back   Topklasse Discussion Board > THE EXPERIENCE - DRIVING PLEASURE > MERCEDES W126

MERCEDES W126 The W126 S Class saloon and coupe from 1979-1992 (260SE, 280S, 280SE, 280SEL, 300SD, 300SDL, 300SE, 300SEL, 350SD, 350SDL, 380SE, 380SEL, 380SEC, 420SE, 420SEL, 420SEC, 500SE, 500SEL, 500SEC, 560SE, 560SEL, 560SEC)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 4th April 2020, 06:43 PM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,053
Default C107's 560SEL

This car was introduced in the COVID19 projects thread, but I thought it would be worth starting a specific thread on this car. I had to go to the shops today so I went and got the 560 to give it a further drive and take some better photos.













Some more thoughts are here:
http://www.classicjalopy.com/2020/04...w-1987-560sel/

My older (5 yr old) daughter and I went and cleaned and added leather conditioner to the seats which already feel a lot better. I'll need to do it a few more times over the next couple of months/weeks.
__________________
Bryce
https://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4th April 2020, 08:28 PM
Patrick_R's Avatar
Patrick_R Patrick_R is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Claremont Meadows
Posts: 1,144
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Great pics mate.
She does look good.

What conditioner are you using?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 4th April 2020, 09:35 PM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,053
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

I used zymol, leather cleaner and then leather conditioner.
__________________
Bryce
https://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5th April 2020, 09:21 PM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,053
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Had a quick look under the car, the kidney mufflers are new and there there is zero rust. I replaced an exhaust hanger and a shift bushing. Need one more exhaust hanger.

The suspension has been done by pedders at some point. I didn't have a chance to look more closely to see the brand of the shocks they used, but it has their stickers on it.

Rear struts are gone and replaced with shocks and different springs.

Car was originally sold with undershields (lots of country driving) and at least the sump shield is still there.








Car needs motor mounts and a thermostat.
__________________
Bryce
https://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 6th April 2020, 06:10 AM
Patrick_R's Avatar
Patrick_R Patrick_R is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Claremont Meadows
Posts: 1,144
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Thanks for the info on the conditioner Bryce.

The car is shaping up well during your inspections.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 6th April 2020, 08:37 AM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,053
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick_R View Post
Thanks for the info on the conditioner Bryce.

The car is shaping up well during your inspections.
This is the stuff to be specific. I would normally buy one bottle of the cleaner for every four of the conditioner.

__________________
Bryce
https://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 6th April 2020, 08:54 AM
Patrick_R's Avatar
Patrick_R Patrick_R is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Claremont Meadows
Posts: 1,144
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Thanks Bryce.
Appreciate the pics.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 6th April 2020, 01:44 PM
BenzBoy BenzBoy is online now
Noble
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney - Centre of Civilisation
Posts: 6,911
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Perhaps in time, we may be treated to a virtual road test?
Regards,
Brian
__________________
Real men drive a 6 speed manual.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 6th April 2020, 02:32 PM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,053
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Not a bad idea - I did create a quick (crappy) video for the MB Spares video car show yesterday, just uploaded to youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etNfsPwV67o

__________________
Bryce
https://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 6th April 2020, 07:43 PM
Patrick_R's Avatar
Patrick_R Patrick_R is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Claremont Meadows
Posts: 1,144
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Great video Bryce.
Looks like a lovely car.
Besides the interior colour, it reminds me exactly of my 560.
Even down to the yellowing of the revers light lenses.

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 6th April 2020, 10:22 PM
260ebenz's Avatar
260ebenz 260ebenz is offline
Noble
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NSW
Posts: 6,578
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Hi Bryce great video of the 560SEL very nice happy motoring.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 7th April 2020, 08:40 AM
Michel's Avatar
Michel Michel is offline
The Prince of Arabia
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 9,206
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Nice video clip.
That was one hell of a purchase!
Congratulations
__________________
Michel

1978 W116 690SEL # 3312
1985 R107 500SL AMG
2000 C208 CLK430
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 7th April 2020, 09:42 AM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,053
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Thanks guys.
Patrick, your old 560 has popped up a few times on facebook/ozbenz last week or so. I didn't remember this was your old car until I just saw that picture. The bloke who owns it now is looking for a starter solenoid.
__________________
Bryce
https://www.classicjalopy.com

Last edited by Styria; 16th June 2020 at 01:07 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 7th April 2020, 09:47 AM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,053
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michel View Post
Nice video clip.
That was one hell of a purchase!
Congratulations
You can really see how good the paint is on this car when comparing with my SEC which is also 929 Nautical blue.



I've been meaning to get the buffer out on the SEC since I owned it. I have used the clay bar and removed a lot of junk, but now needs a good buff with compound. I've got some good auto-glym stuff to use, just never had a chance to do it.
__________________
Bryce
https://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 7th April 2020, 07:35 PM
Patrick_R's Avatar
Patrick_R Patrick_R is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Claremont Meadows
Posts: 1,144
Default Re: C107's 560SEL

Hes a lovely older German gentleman Bryce.
He loves the car.

Wow,
She does look great, I really liked the Nautical Blue on mine.
Those W126 S Class had amazing paint jobs.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
C107's C107 c107 MERCEDES W107 28 10th June 2020 08:07 AM
Original Fuchs v. replica 14" alloy wheels for W116 and R/C107 6.9forever TECHNICAL INFORMATION 0 5th September 2017 04:46 PM
Amg 560sel 6.0 32v motec 6.9 TALKING TORQUE 2 22nd February 2015 12:40 AM
R/C107 not W107 6.9forever MERCEDES W107 3 19th November 2014 10:58 AM


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 08:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Topklasse 2020