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1973 Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse [W116]

1973 Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse [W116] in For Your Eyes Only, Movie, 1981 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DE

1973 Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse [W116]

Position 00:19:01 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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Kowalski

2005-09-28 16:24

Accordingly with this source: Link to "www.hampstead.com.au"

The car was a 280 SE (Short Wheel Base).

It was sad to see, such beauty to go over the cliff and end upside down. I think they should have used a Citroen DS instead or maybe a 1970's Volvo Estate...

I think this is one of the few scenes, where a car hits the bottom of a cliff and it don't explode, most of films, where a car goes over a cliff or simply rollover, the car always explodes.

antp BE

2005-10-30 21:47

An extra picture:
[Image: mercedes0116352ba.9344.jpg]

Actually it is not a 280 or a 350, but a 450 SEL, at least in the scene where Bond hits the car with his gun:
[Image: mercedes0115426tv.3236.jpg]

Ralph DE

2006-04-22 19:44

On the first picture is a 280 SE or 280 S, also on the second. I have ownd the same car for a long time.

antp BE

2006-04-22 19:51

So they used multiple cars?

Sammy J. E. FI

2006-05-03 18:07

Ralph wrote On the first picture is a 280 SE or 280 S, also on the second. I have ownd the same car for a long time.


How do You spot the different models from outside if the vehicles are debadged or fake badged? Doesn´t a 280S look exactly the same as 450SE chassiwise? SEL-models of course are longer than SE.


-- Last edit: 2006-05-03 18:08:30

TheHeartbreakKid15 EN

2007-11-17 22:37

antp wrote So they used multiple cars?


Yeah they were different locations so i'd say they did

Kooshmeister US

2008-03-17 19:22

Yeah one was in Spain, the other in gosh I forget where, somewhere in Greece. Both cars were used by the assassin Locque, though, so either Locque just has a thing for Mercedes or he had his car from Spain brought to Greece.

G-MANN UK

2008-10-08 17:26

[Image: fyeomercsclass4rg7.9096.jpg]

Used by Locque (Michael Gothard). When it ends up teetering over a cliff, Bond kicks it over, avenging the deaths of all those Locque killed.

[Image: fyeomercsclass6ux2.5784.jpg] [Image: fyeomercsclass7mh0.2349.jpg] [Image: fyeomercsclass8av0.580.jpg] [Image: fyeomercsclass9gj5.4910.jpg] [Image: fyeomercsclass10je7.8567.jpg]

"He had no head for heights."

-- Last edit: 2008-10-08 18:11:05

G-MANN UK

2008-10-08 17:27

To end this debate, the 450SEL badge can be seen in the scene this car first appears as well as the scene later on.

-- Last edit: 2008-10-08 17:27:59

ingo DE

2012-04-18 21:54

G-MANN wrote To end this debate, the 450SEL badge can be seen in the scene this car first appears as well as the scene later on.

But the car on the main pic and the car, thrown from the cliff, isn't one. For sure a shorter SE, if you note the length of the back door.

dsl SX

2012-08-06 16:57

Ignoring the badge, are any of these pictures actually an SEL body? Also none have headlamp wipers which was standard on all 450 SE and SEL from the start in May 73 (UK data). I think it is just a 280 S/SE all the way through.

ingo DE

2012-08-06 22:38

dsl wrote are any of these pictures actually an SEL body?

no

super8fanhoes DE

2017-03-14 21:35

Kooshmeister wrote Yeah one was in Spain, the other in gosh I forget where, somewhere in Greece. Both cars were used by the assassin Locque, though, so either Locque just has a thing for Mercedes or he had his car from Spain brought to Greece.


I would say that it's supposed to be the same car. Numberplates are the same in both scenes (Spain and Albania) PO 7224

Gag Halfrunt UK

2017-03-14 21:43

All those scenes were filmed in Greece anyway.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082398/locations

robi DE

2020-04-09 00:40

Please change name to just 'S-Klasse', probably also 'with 450 SEL badge' as extra info. We have no proof of this being a 280 SE, so we shouldn't guess the engine size (the car that went over the cliff had no engine anyway).

Probably the first pic of these would be a better main pic?

[Image: fyeo_mercedes1.1.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes2.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes3.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes4.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes5.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes6.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes7.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes8.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes9.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes10.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes11.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes12.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes13.jpg] [Image: fyeo_mercedes14.jpg]

In this shot, the W116 is replaced by a different car:
[Image: fyeo_mercedes15.jpg]

tore-40 NO

2020-04-09 11:49

robi wrote
Probably the first pic of these would be a better main pic?



Current view shows the rear door discussed above far better, rather you kept it

-- Last edit: 2020-04-09 11:50:04

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