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Old 6th April 2013, 09:43 PM
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A parts car I bought a few weeks back....











Back at home and cleaning out:











Once cleaner:













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Old 6th April 2013, 09:52 PM
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I originally bought some parts from it after a tip-off. During my panic stripping, I quickly assessed the rest of the car and decided it was so good that the whole thing was an essential purchase! I initally got the seatbelts and fuel divider (along with various smaller bits), but with the rest of the car I now have 4 near perfect doors, bonnet and an entire sunroof! The sills and rear quarters have potential as donor panels. Plus of course engine, trans, suspension and brakes. A damn shame such a fine example ended up this way, but quite a few 6.9s will benefit...







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88 500L#451660-P
88 420L#422477-P
87 420L#324309-P
87 420L#-P
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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77 450L#067010-P
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Old 6th April 2013, 11:14 PM
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Nothing like having a few spares, especially when you have THAT amount of Benzes on your fleet.

Well done Mark
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Old 7th April 2013, 07:47 AM
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Looks to be quite a good car even if it is going to be used for parts.
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Old 7th April 2013, 08:08 AM
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You have done very well, Mark. It's always sort of exciting when you start dismantling and you see all the 'goodies' that, perhaps, you have at your disposal on the day when you need the parts. Plus, you also learn a lot about restoring and working on the cars, and in next to no time you can identify each part, and where it has come from and where it can be used.

It'll be ideal to get you started on a couple of 6.9 projects - you've got the basics, in fact better than that, and getting started will be just about the only challenge you'll have to overcome. Regards Styria

N.B. The colder/cpld weather is coming on........it's warm and cosy inside !
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Old 7th April 2013, 06:21 PM
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The paint code is 881H (Thistle green metallic). Aust delivered and built in 7/1980, she must've been one of the last.... VIN# 116033 22 101122
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88 500L#451660-P
88 420L#422477-P
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88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora)
77 450L#067010-P
75 450L#028414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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Old 8th April 2013, 09:36 PM
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Gentlemen you are looking at THE VERY LAST W116 450!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wiki:


W116.032

19731980

450 SE sedan

4.5 L M117 V8

41,604



W116.033

19731980

450 SEL sedan

4.5 L M117 V8

59,578

According to my info 450SE and SEL shared sequence numbers. So if you add the two production figures together you get 101182.

OMG WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell are the chances of that???

And my dilemma continues...... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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89 560L#322020
88 500L#451660-P
88 420L#422477-P
87 420L#324309-P
87 420L#-P
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora)
77 450L#067010-P
75 450L#028414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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Old 8th April 2013, 09:45 PM
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Oh my bad! She's 60 cars short..... Damn that was close! Back to using her for parts again!!

But it does bring up an interesting point; how much would the last be worth??
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88 420L#422477-P
87 420L#324309-P
87 420L#-P
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora)
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Old 8th April 2013, 09:59 PM
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According to my crap math they made an average of 40 450SE/Ls per day, so my Green Lantern was made 2-3 days before production stopped; noice!
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89 560L#322020
88 500L#451660-P
88 420L#422477-P
87 420L#324309-P
87 420L#-P
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora)
77 450L#067010-P
75 450L#028414 (Gold Nugget)-P
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Old 9th April 2013, 06:13 AM
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Oh my bad! She's 60 cars short..... Damn that was close! Back to using her for parts again!!

But it does bring up an interesting point; how much would the last be worth??
........after some careful considerations and calculating on what the cars are selling for in Germany, I would say more than the next to last - IMO Regards Styria

.....and why do you call her Green Lantern - just as a matter of interest - or is it a HE ?

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Old 9th April 2013, 08:32 AM
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Most cars I refer to as her, but it makes sense that this one is a him!

'Green Lantern' because he's green, we went to Movieworld over Christmas and I took the new ride, watched the movie not so long ago, plus he's a 'lantern' which is a metaphor of the ray of hope for better parts on my other cars.... Deep!
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89 560L#322020
88 500L#451660-P
88 420L#422477-P
87 420L#324309-P
87 420L#-P
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora)
77 450L#067010-P
75 450L#028414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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Old 9th April 2013, 11:38 PM
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It's a nice and noble name.
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Old 13th April 2013, 11:34 AM
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ummm MARK , the seventh mith a him LOL can't use parts on your six ladies or you use it as a #### with the hens.

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Old 15th April 2013, 04:34 PM
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Whilst I don't quite get the gist of Tarek's post, I do somehow think it's a classic. Regards Styria
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Old 15th April 2013, 09:35 PM
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Let's just say Green Lantern is the youngest male who's shacking up with 4 girls and leave it at that!
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
89 560L#322020
88 500L#451660-P
88 420L#422477-P
87 420L#324309-P
87 420L#-P
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora)
77 450L#067010-P
75 450L#028414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)

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