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New kid on the block - Mercedes 600

For sale at the Oldtimer Centre. It is a car well known to me. I did a fair bit of work on it, but more importantly and unless I am mistaken, Jerry of Michel fame, was actually responsible for a complete back to bare metal respray. There was lots of grief involved with the transaction, but none of it the fault of anyone, certainly not Jerry. The owner was difficult, but it was all resolved in the end. I also did a fair bit of work on that car, and I must say that it drove beautifully. It was an ex American car, and it was the best steering car I have ever driven - absolutely superb and it handled beautifully.

Now priced at about double what the previous owner paid, but I guess we all have to earn a living. When I had the car, it looked as though the left hand cylinder head showed signs of having been removed - fairly typical, as on these 100 981 engines, it was not uncommon to develop an oil leak at the rear, and there was no way you could rectify the leakage except for head removal and the fitting of a replacement head gasket. The right cylinder head was untouched.. Regards Styria

I forgot to provide a link to this car with many pictures. There are one or two aspects relating to that Company when selling - firstly, cars receive immaculate detailing and the description of cars, whilst somewhat FLOWERY, certainly invite you to take a closer look at the cars and, obviously, even buy. Marketing at its best, prices commensurate accordingly.

 
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New kid on the block - Mercedes 600

For sale at the Oldtimer Centre. It is a car well known to me. I did a fair bit of work on it, but more importantly and unless I am mistaken, Jerry of Michel fame, was actually responsible for a complete back to bare metal respray. There was lots of grief involved with the transaction, but none of it the fault of anyone, certainly not Jerry. The owner was difficult, but it was all resolved in the end. I also did a fair bit of work on that car, and I must say that it drove beautifully. It was an ex American car, and it was the best steering car I have ever driven - absolutely superb and it handled beautifully.
Do you know why during the resto the owner didn't remove those hideous USA side marker lights and headlights? They really spoil an otherwise lovely car.
 
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Styria is probably going to cry when he sees the quality of the re-trim of this W109. Even excluding the crocodile skin, just look at the quality of the seats and leather fitting. Of course, in keeping with these times where people will bid on anything because they are stuck at home and bored, the price is advancing rapidly.


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Michel, this could be one for you. needs a bit of bodywork, which I am sure Jerry could take care of in a couple of days:

1975 350SE Manual Trans, $10k



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Nice to see the Becker in it.

Velour adds the luxury feel and was a rare option here in Australia? What are GAHH velour seat kits like?

I've just fitted GAHH creme beige velour carpets with the same spec velour as overmats with the little rubber dimples as backing.
 

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Michel, this could be one for you. needs a bit of bodywork, which I am sure Jerry could take care of in a couple of days:

1975 350SE Manual Trans, $10k



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I was seriously tempted, but I feel the price is way too high for what is needed to make it presentable.
 
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Went to the York Motor Show today (100km east of Perth). This had the biggest variety of cars I've seen at one show - vintage, trucks, speedway cars, race bikes, 70s classics, 4x4s, Kombis, even had an RC track with working excavators, tippers and road trains!! I took my 280S but didn't enter it in the show as I was only staying an hour or 2, it would have been the only old Mercedes if I did!

This was one of my favourites, haven't seen one in yonks!!!

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It is registered as a hearse.
Never seen one before!
Smart girl your daughter to have snapped this pic.
 
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