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Mercedes Benz model 116 Ute 29 May 2022 10:02 #235499

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Does anyone have any information about a Mercedes car-based ute? The owner says it is a 1964 and the body plate states that is is a model 116. When I try to search on the internet, all I can find is W116 cars from the 1980s. This one does not have a grille or motor but the headlights and the seats look more like 1980's to me.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
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I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Mercedes Benz model 116 Ute 29 May 2022 11:54 #235503

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Mercedes Benz model 116 Ute 30 May 2022 08:40 #235543

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Thank You Lang.
None of the ones shown in the pictures are identical to the one I am asking about. The greenish-grey one, fourth from the bottom of the ones shown in the second of your attachments, is the closest. It has the large rectangular headlights of the one I am asking about. The treatment of the rear of the cab looks similar also. The one I know of has vertical taillights a bit similar, but with vertical sides, to those on the earliest version of the Vito.

Oh well, I should stick to Morrises!
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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Mercedes Benz model 116 Ute 30 May 2022 10:52 #235548

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The W116 is the predecessor of the W126.

The 116 were all 6 cylinders and as far as I know there was never a factory ute.

It should have chrome bumpers and if a 116 it should have a compliance plate on the firewall.

Possibly a private import as quite a few came in from Hong Kong back in the late 80's.

The taillights may have come from a different model of vehicle to suit the fitment of a tailgate as the original lights would have made for a skinny tailgate.
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Mercedes Benz model 116 Ute 30 May 2022 20:02 #235559

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Thanks, Zuffen.
This one has no bumpers left. The ID plate on the firewall says Model 116, definately not W116.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Mercedes Benz model 116 Ute 30 May 2022 21:51 #235563

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A photo would be handy and interesting.
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Mercedes Benz model 116 Ute 01 Jun 2022 09:41 #235604

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The Ute is interstate so I cannot get my own pictures. I will try tonight to upload what pix I have but don't hold your breath, I have a lot of trouble doing so.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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