Mercedes-Benz W116 450 SE 1979

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Registration: ETH 186V (1979)
Mileage: 72,000
Engine: 4.5 litre petrol, V8
Power: 225 bhp
Transmission: Automatic
Drive: Rear wheel drive
Seats: 5

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This car was professionally restored by us to a very high standard and now looks and drives like a new car and only has 72,000 on the clock. The original car was in very good condition, having been dry stored for many years. On close inspection, there were a few rust areas on the wheel arches and so a full rebuild was commissioned as we wanted to make the whole car as fantastic as the interior. The result is stunning and she is incredible to drive and will keep up with modern traffic no problem with the gears changing smoothly and the strong V8 pulling her along in style. A photographic record has been kept and there is a photobook to accompany the car, which shows the original condition and the strip down and rebuild. This must be one of the finest W116s in the UK.

More details on the rebuild:

Running Gear:
All parts stripped and reconditioned
New shock absorbers
New bushes all round
New upper wishbones
Reconditioned all linkages
New track rods/bearings/bushes
Steering rack refurbished
New brake discs and pads all round
New rear wheel/axle bearings
New front wheel bearings
New ball joints
New brake flexi hoses all round
New handbrake linkages
New brake master cylinder
Brake callipers rebuilt with new seals
Fully reconditioned handbrake assemblies
New bump stops
New coil spring rubbers
Engine & Gearbox:
Fuel injectors reconditioned
New ignition leads
New spark plugs
New gearbox mounts
New propshaft doughnuts and bearings
New fuel pumps
New oil filters
New viscous coupling
Restored brake servo
New air filter
New fuel filter
New belts
New water pump
New thermostat
New rocker cover gaskets
New gearbox filter
New engine and gearbox oils
Compression checked and correct
Body Work/Interior:
Strip down to bare metal
New sills both sides
New rear wheel arches
New door and boot seals
New window seals
New windscreen
Electric Sunroof fully reconditioned and working, including new seals
Electric windows fully working
Lights and lenses reconditioned with new rubbers
Fuel tank restored
Milano Brown respray – original colour (code 404)

Original bumpers and chrome are on the car, these could do with refurbishment but are still very presentable.