Star Shots - Show us your Ride

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Star Shots - Show us your Ride

Post by AMG » Mon 05 Mar, 2007 10:48 am

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Post by John Green » Wed 14 Mar, 2007 8:34 pm

Another "I shouldn't have sold it" car. Purchased from the estate of the second owner who lived in Tumbarumba NSW. Beautiful car, now with a collector in Northern NSW.

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Post by WarrenM » Thu 15 Mar, 2007 11:04 am

That is a REAL car :!:
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Post by kaiser » Thu 15 Mar, 2007 11:34 am

hard to believe that machine came from tumba.

I would have expected something more like this:

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Post by 420 SE » Thu 15 Mar, 2007 12:13 pm

Beautiful car!

We had 2 of them as our wedding cars when I got married.
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Post by arkenstone » Thu 15 Mar, 2007 1:24 pm

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

YOU SOLD IT?!

That's like... No, it's worse than selling a Delorean (my other dream car)

Wow.

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Post by Greg in Oz » Thu 15 Mar, 2007 9:53 pm

420 SE wrote:Beautiful car!

We had 2 of them as our wedding cars when I got married.
Ross,

Nice choice of cars! Reminds me of our wedding where we had a pair of 600 wedding cars. My wife was a Brisbane girl and part of a family who were Queensland MB club members. One 600 was owned by the Club's president at the time and we found the other at a Brisbane hire car company. In case you are wondering, my wife and I met at a MB Clubs of Australia National Rally (in Sydney and Canberra) so the pair of 600s was an appropriate choice of cars. I am also pleased to be able to say that the 600s did not let us down, unlike the Rolls supplied by the reception centre which was to take us to our hotel. It unfortunately "failed to proceed".

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Post by Des » Fri 16 Mar, 2007 7:46 am

may I be so bold to say these are more beautiful than a 600 grosser, nice elegant flowing lines.
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Post by MB300D81 » Fri 16 Mar, 2007 8:18 am

Des wrote:may I be so bold to say these are more beautiful than a 600 grosser, nice elegant flowing lines.
I actually agree with you. The 600 grosser reminds me of a funeral specially if it is black. But this one is giving the rich look. I only do not like the red interior. It looks a little evil. :evil:
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Post by Greg in Oz » Fri 16 Mar, 2007 9:17 am

MB300D81 wrote:
Des wrote:may I be so bold to say these are more beautiful than a 600 grosser, nice elegant flowing lines.
I actually agree with you. The 600 grosser reminds me of a funeral specially if it is black. But this one is giving the rich look. I only do not like the red interior. It looks a little evil. :evil:
One of the 600s was dark blue, the other black :shock: . Gee, I hope it didn't look like a funeral :( . Hopefully the wedding ribbons and beaming bride made it obvious that it was a wedding :D .
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Post by markb » Sat 07 Apr, 2007 7:07 am

John,

Did your black 300 sell to Robert from Kyogle?? (he has some great cars in his collection and I heard on the grapevine the other day that he had bought a 300)

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Post by John Green » Sat 07 Apr, 2007 9:17 am

Yes, he is the proud owner of the car.
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Post by AMG » Sat 07 Apr, 2007 2:13 pm

Look at the difference between a 300 like this example and a 300 nowadays ...

One is built to precision by professional coachbuilders, who had a feel for design. The were passionate dedicated professionals who knew and understood style and coherence. Look at that solid briarwood with it's one-piece dashtop the fit finish and quality of wood, chrome and red leather. mmmmm

The other is Designed by professionals who have not much other than a degree in design. The rest of the process is taken out of their hands, by ergonomic engineers, materials specialists, and other associated specialists whose sum does not equate to something greater than the whole.

I love new Mercedes cars too, but they don't have the quality or character of a car hand-built by perfectionists.
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1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Vogue SE 4sp auto Ardenne Green "Oswald"
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.

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Post by Eccles » Tue 10 Apr, 2007 1:24 pm

but a 300 then was the top of the line
certainly not now

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Post by O319-coach » Tue 28 Aug, 2007 10:27 pm

Hey i found a photo of my 300b, check this out. The shot was taken with a very old digital camera on the 2001 Shannons tour.


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have not driven it for 12 months as the sector shaft in teh steering box broke, anyone got a spare??
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Post by Aegean » Mon 18 Feb, 2008 10:28 pm

Here's a few photos of mine. It's a 1955 300b and the restoration was completed in 2006. Still some small details to attend to, such as the carpet edging etc. (Front left indicator lens has been done ! ).

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Post by Dweezil » Tue 19 Feb, 2008 8:17 pm

Simply breathtaking. More photos!

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Post by Aegean » Tue 19 Feb, 2008 10:33 pm

A few more. The one that looks like a wreck was part way through the resto. The crystal block I had made up and was made from an actual photo of the car, and has the chassis, production date/year, model and rego number on it, so it will go with the car if I ever sell it.

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Post by John Green » Tue 04 Sep, 2012 3:55 pm

For those of you not following us on Facebook here is a shot we took today at Lake Burley Griffen for the 2013 MB Club of the ACT calendar. the 300b is mine and the Type 220 is Murray's.

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