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  1. c107

    450SE picks up his 450SE

    The 450SE that we were talking about in this thread has come up to Sydney to live with a MBCNSW member. He just sent me some photos, the seats were under covers so are immaculate. the car was being sold at the end of 2021 by a relative of the original owner. Was bought by somebody else but...
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    My W126 380SE

    Looks really good.
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    79 280SE

    Even with the special tool, the collar won’t budge. May end up removing the whole steering lock. Not looking forward to that as I hear it’s a big job. At least the lock is released.
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    560sec ece

    The 560SEC has gone in for some work this week that should have a number of issues fixed. 1) Front calipers rebuilt and rotors changed over. 2) Will check rears while he is there, I have rebuild kits available for the rears should they be needed. Given rears gum up more that fronts, I...
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    Auto Brunch Event - St Ives

    You will have to bring your car along one you get it registered.
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    Auto Brunch Event - St Ives

    I attended again today. https://www.classicjalopy.com/2022/08/auto-brunch-st-ives-august-2022/ Always a good event. Patrick you would have enjoyed the fair number of really nice original old cars, like a Chrysler Lancer. Oversize would have liked the 220kw 560SEL with the rear roller blind...
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    No longer Truck Like

    I have a better solution.
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    No longer Truck Like

    I remember passing b-triples on my drive back from Adelaide via the barrier highway and broken hill. If you keep your foot to the floor while on the wrong side of the road (which I tend to do, to minimize my time on the wrong side), you are moving pretty quickly by the time you reach the prime...
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    Car of the week

    I see classic prices are being hit harder than I thought by the combination of high interest rates and high petrol prices. This very nice 450SLC would have gone well into the 30s 6 months ago, but at a very well publicised auction sold for $19k. Its one of the very few K-jet 450SLCs that came...
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    79 280SE

    After making a breakthrough getting the key to turn, I still can't get that collar off. the special tool I ordered was out of stock, so I got a refund but no tool. I'm trying a different vendor, but meanwhile also trying to get that collar off. I've done this on a W123 and W126 and this...
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    Eastern Suburbs Cars and coffee

    Next one August 28
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    Eastern Suburbs Cars and coffee

    I went again today - much quieter than usual. I guess other events on. https://www.classicjalopy.com/2022/07/eastern-suburbs-cars-and-coffee-july-2022/
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    Car of the week

    Just shows highest bid, unfortunately doesn't tell you if the bid was successful either during or after the auction. Still, a good indication of what the market thinks certain cars and models are worth. There has been a definite and material correction in the prices after the COVID highs...
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    Car of the week

    Final lloyds results. Lot 211 was a really nice 450SEL, but with 400,000km on the clock, the market really devalued it. On the other hand 212A was quite rough, and did better than I would have thought.
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    6.9 depreciation early on

    I'm not so sure of that. The 6.3 was the more significant car because it was the first of its kind and spawned things like the AMG red pig and the like. Plus the 108/109 series is a lot more valuable in general than a W116 - at least 2x. You compare a 280SE 3.5 W108 which is a 45-55k...
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    79 280SE

    well good news after a few hours of trying, i got the key to turn. i was able to move the car out of the way and get a tiny allen key into the slot. couldn't get the collar to move, but I have ordered a special tool to do so...
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    79 280SE

    after successfully getting the car back on the road I have suffered a setback. I went to take the kids to a playground in the 280SE this morning, but the ignition key would not turn in the lock. After 20 mins of trying, we gave up and took my wife's modern car. This afternoon i've been...
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    79 280SE

    Another job done, drivers seat springs fixed. https://www.classicjalopy.com/2022/07/w116-seat-repair/ Untitled by Bryce Dunn, on Flickr
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    Tools & spares for trip

    Just saw this old thread. I just did a 4,000km trip with a group of old benzes. This is what we actually used across all four, from my recollection: 1) Complete set of belts. 2) zip ties (fix a few things, including a broken SLS rod) 3) voltage regulator 4) Spare oil (although wasn't an...
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    79 280SE

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