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Ron B

Australia
11619 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2018 :  07:04:02  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
From the 2012 Movie arbitrage, featuring Richard Gere killing another Mercedes in a movie.Looks like a US spec 450SEl ,maybe a poor old 6.9 .https://youtu.be/sjewfzg1r7g

T.J. Woods

Australia
282 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2018 :  09:30:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whoops,

Not a good end for that example. Yes, I suspect it's a regular 450SEL.

Tim

1976 450SEL 6.9 #1432
1979 450SEL 6.9 #5866
1969 300SEL 6.3 #1394
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MattR

USA
135 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2018 :  19:31:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you pause at second 33, you'll see no 6.9 badge on the back. Looks to be a normal 450SEL.

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1976 450SE 6.9
aka Frankenbenz
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paul-NL

Netherlands
4261 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2018 :  20:55:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

You never can be sure, because there is an extra option code "261", that since may 1968 could be ordered, which eliminates the badge on the rightside for the 6.3, 3.5, 4.5 and 6.9 .
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Ron B

Australia
11619 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2018 :  19:28:52  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yep, a member ,Craig Semple ,has a German delivered 6.9 with Badge delete .
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ctmaher

USA
675 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2018 :  20:15:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
USA version 6.9's (MBNA) had the "450SEL" deleted and only had the "6.9" on the deck lid. Even in sales brochures, the "6.9" was listed as it's own model. I believe MBNA was attempting to more clearly distinguish it from the 450SEL. Other than that, the option to eliminate the type designation was usually only seen in Euro or non USA cars. Given that the car in the clip clearly shows it's "450SEL" badge only, I'd say it's safe to assume it's just a 4.5 model.

Chris
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