Where to start....as you've all called out, the chrome arches, the clear front indicators, the facelift doorcards and seats, the cheap taiwanese crystal style rear lights, halfords floor mats, gold badges, the grill, the wheels (mexican hat yes, that colourscheme...no).....pure tat. Really quite upsetting as my last of the line blue-black metallic 500 SEL (sorely missed) was totally factory & just exuded class, unlike this. That said, no one ever rolled the red carpet out for me in it
Shame isn't it. The owner obviously loved it, which is the main thing. It'll be hard to sell I would think, and the advert makes my toes curl.
I haven't had any red carpet rolled out in my W126, it has got me into VIP club car parks a couple of times though. Which was very amusing as well as a little embarrassing
Doesn't stop traffic either, although, I was pleasantly surprised when I started going to London and traffic kept letting me out, newer MB in particular. I think it must made people smile cos it's old and pretty.
I just bought this car!............... It's absolutely immaculate apart from the owners er 'improvements' I'm obviously going to change the grill back to silver, lights back to standard. Really not sure what colour to respray the bumper and trim though does anyone have any ideas??????? All the photos of cream ones have light or dark grey bumpers but not sure I like them, was thinking maybe cream to match the car but quite like the two tone.
Ha, there's no rust issues that I can see, there was some on the sills that has been dealt with at some point and the seller spent some money on the arches getting rid of some bubbling. He spent quite a bit on it I got it straight from the ebay advertiser, it was a different advert but just as bonkers. He was actually a really nice chap.
It was only around the corner from me, I didn't really need a third car but there you go. Not sure what he was advertising it before in April but I think I paid a nice price. Yackshamessssssssssh!
Can't decide whether to put it back to standard like Merc85's or lower it with some nice wheels. Have already sorted an original grill and lights so that's a start.