Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

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Post by AMG » Mon 05 Mar, 2007 10:51 am

Post Pictures of your car here!

Don't forget to include details such as year, colour etc.
If your car has a story, for example; how you came across it, - put it in here with the pictures. It's always nice to read someone else's experiences.

If you've done any modifications / improvments, Here's the place to show them off - Post lots of pics!

It's not a bad idea to revisit your post every now and then, to make sure your pictures are still up. We'd also like to encourage those who do post a Project car, and supply us with updates, to come back to your original post and edit it, rather than make a new post each time, by replying. It will help keep all your pictures and progress in one spot!

It also makes your post MUCH easier to view.

If you're unsure on how to upload pictures, go to the posting tutorial on the main board and try the test posting page, Don't forget to sign yourself up for a free account on imageshack / photobucket etc.. if you haven't already.

Show us ya Pics! :)

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1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
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1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
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Post by AMG » Mon 05 Mar, 2007 7:42 pm

Good idea to move the link over Des. I don't think they can move a thread inside another thread... we'll just have to wait n see :)
Current:
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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My old 79 450SEL now sold-
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1979 W116 280SE auto (Euro specs)

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1979 W116 280SE auto (Euro specs)

Acquired in 2004 from a friend who had to sell the car in a hurry (outrageously good price!). Car was originally sold in Mayfair (London), then privately brought to Oz when five years old.

I have almost its entire history on paper, including the inspections and customs papers for the export/import procedures and many service / maintenance receipts from Swatoch in Alexandria (NSW).

I spent about $2,000 getting him back in best shape (brakes, steering, major tune-up), yet he still owes me under $4,000.

He has 170,000+ miles on the clock. His paint is Midnight Blue / Dunkelblau.

His reliability is legendary, having never yet been undriveable for more than a day on only the one occasion of my first post-purchase clean-up and service.

Makes for a brilliant all-purpose daily driver, on both our "highways" and our local goat tracks.

I call him Boris (da big blue) Benz.

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and formerly:
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1980 W116 280 SE
1989 W124 300 E
1992 W201 180 E
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+ numerous W108 and W116 rolling spares

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53 other cars of many nations, but mostly British oil-leakers (including 14 Rovers of the 50s and 60s) cursed by Lucas the Prince of Darkness. First car owned (at age 13): 1953 Fiat. Learned to drive in: 1927 Nash utility paddock-basher & Grey Fergie tractor. Driven distance (logged as at 30 June 2016): 4.6 million km.

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by 116Benz » Sun 09 Dec, 2007 2:42 am

Ok...where do I start, 1st one was Agnes, 73/74 450 SEL, I got her from a dealer that was not clued up on Benzes, he didnt know wether to keep or sell, I made the decision easy for him, I had her for about 5 weeks and sold her the day after boxing day 2003 (from memory) back when they were getting silly money prices.
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Earlier this year was the arrial of Bunny from Bundaberg, a 1975 280 SE. Her previous owner wanted her gone, I scored her for a bargain. I later found out that she had done her head gasket and had a water retention problem with her radiator. Very tidy car otherwise, will eventualy source a new engine for her down the track.
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Waldo is a 1978 280SEL, bought this one off ebay. The previous owner on it sold for a bargain, as he wanted a ute for work. The alternator was burnt out and the radiator was leaking as well. Poor thing was in a very neglected state when I got him. The interior was a mess, the GT stripes were courtesy of the last owner. So far apart from a big scrub & tub and some fluid changes, she's back to being driveable (waiting to register next year as a classic car).
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Aegean » Mon 18 Feb, 2008 10:44 pm

This is my 6.9 collection. Inca Red and Light blue are Euro spec engines, and velour - others Oz spec

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and the odd Porsche, Holden, Tatra, Buick............

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Post by ESO » Sun 24 Feb, 2008 12:36 am

My ride is a W116, 280S from 1980. Euro spec with electric window.
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Post by Michel » Sun 20 Apr, 2008 9:38 am

A truly unique version of the W116.

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Post by carl888 » Sat 05 Jul, 2008 1:02 am

Greetings 116's.

The is my 1974 280 SE. I have owned the car for one year and I am the third custodian.

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Post by Michel » Sat 05 Jul, 2008 8:01 am

carl888 wrote:Greetings 116's.
The is my 1974 280 SE. I have owned the car for one year and I am the third custodian.
Regards,
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Your car is simply stunning Carl :D
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by AMG » Sat 05 Jul, 2008 11:36 am

Clean Indeed!

a very nice car, possibly one of the cleanest engine bays I've seen in a very long time.
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1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
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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 John Green » Sat 05 Jul, 2008 11:54 am

OK, here we go, my W116 Crayford collection. First up "Smurf" which is a 1976 280SEL with leather, cruise, sunroof and elec windows:
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Then I used to own "Kermit" which is now Greese monkeys car and has had a name change to Wasabi (dont think I spelt that correctly), it is a 1975 280SE.
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I also have a 1976 450SEL Crayford wagon with only 106000kms on the clock, but suffering from front accident damage that some twit has attemptd (very poorly) to repair
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Post by Michel » Sat 05 Jul, 2008 6:43 pm

John Green wrote:I also have a 1976 450SEL Crayford wagon with only 106000kms on the clock, but suffering from front accident damage that some twit has attemptd (very poorly) to repair

What are your plans for the damaged Crayford John?
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Post by John Green » Sat 05 Jul, 2008 6:51 pm

What are your plans for the damaged Crayford John?
Fix it correctly and then sell the 280SEL. Can only drive one at a time......
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Post by Michel » Sun 06 Jul, 2008 11:09 am

John Green wrote:
What are your plans for the damaged Crayford John?
Fix it correctly and then sell the 280SEL. Can only drive one at a time......
We all have that problem John :D

However, we seem to amass these cars in large quantities... :lol:
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Post by SELfor50 » Tue 15 Jul, 2008 10:49 pm

John Green wrote:
What are your plans for the damaged Crayford John?
Fix it correctly and then sell the 280SEL. Can only drive one at a time......

So.... you wanna sell me those AMG penta's before you sell "Smurf"?? I know a car that those wheels were made for! :wink:

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Post by psq » Mon 04 Aug, 2008 10:54 pm

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First 6.9, owned late 1993 to late 1994. Turned out to be LHD converted to RHD (except for the windscreen wiper locations).
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Post by Nutz » Tue 23 Feb, 2010 6:41 pm

Work in progress '74 450SE

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Post by PatAramara » Tue 06 Jul, 2010 5:36 pm

Here's my girl a 77 450 SEL picked it up very cheaply old bloke didnt want it ..(Hervey Bay) .. needs a lil work not dramatic though
really would love to track her history down .. very minimal rust one 10c piece in the bottom and a bit behind rubbers on front bumper

Needs a good motor over haul and suspension the interior isnt to bad but will slowly replace with time

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Post by 75benz » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 11:13 pm

Hi all its Sam Im new to the forum and thought id post a pick of the old girl,ive owned her for 4 years now she was my first car as a P plater and been loving her ever since.
She's a 1975 (hence the plate) 280se. I have been slowly fixing her up over the years and she is nearly all ready for cruising :mrgreen: only need to put my new lowered springs in and white walls, ill post another pick when she is done.
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Post by MERCAR » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 1:29 pm

Hi guys...New to the Forum, Just thought I would put in a couple of my custom 350 convertible as eye candy :glasses2:
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Post by StreekG » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 2:13 pm

faeces, that looks awesome.

Where abouts are you from??? Does the engine bay look that good in pics??
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Post by MERCAR » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 2:50 pm

StreekG wrote:faeces, that looks awesome.

Where abouts are you from??? Does the engine bay look that good in pics??
Work in progress so it doesn't look that good yet but getting there. More pics here viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11271
Will post more as progress continues.

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Post by Giles » Thu 14 Oct, 2010 10:26 pm

Looks like a lot of photo shop action happening here. Where can we view the real deal and when?

I love the concept but I am not sure of its authentisisity.

Call me a "Doubting Thomas"but can anyone vouch for this car, apart from the owner?

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Post by MERCAR » Fri 15 Oct, 2010 5:12 pm

Ahhh...the doubting Thomas's....I can assure you this is real. Please refer to this thread for a little more info viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11271
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Post by Giles » Fri 15 Oct, 2010 8:10 pm

Mmm, I see it but I don't beleive it. Who said that?

Have you got it registered? It's just that I can't see a Vic. Roads sticker on the screen and what offset are those wheels? Plus what happened to the left hand mirror? It's only shown in one picture and it's not there in the others.

Call me cynical but you've had a lot of work done in a short period of time. Surely a picture of the engine bay is in order. :bounce:

I not in Melbourne until Australia Day and I'd love to see it in the flesh when I'm there, if that's possible.

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1981 500SLC (Colour Black) Keeper car 'Lola' walks like woman, talks like a man
1999 E430 Avantgarde Royal Indigo (Colour 339) Mums Taxi 'Claudia'
1975 280CE Signal Red (Colour 568H) Project 'Ginger'
1980 C107 Classic White (resto project) 'Marilyn'
1999 W163 ML430 MB Search & Rescue Vehicle
1978 C107 350SLC Red 'Scarlett' the parts car. Quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
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Post by MERCAR » Fri 15 Oct, 2010 10:42 pm

Giles wrote:Mmm, I see it but I don't beleive it. Who said that?

Have you got it registered? It's just that I can see a Vic. Roads sticker on the screen and what offset are those wheels? Plus what happened to the left hand mirror? It's only shown in one picture and it's not there in the others.

Call me cynical but you've had a lot of work done in a short period of time. Surely a picture of the engine bay is in order. :bounce:

I not in Melbourne until Australia Day and I'd love to see it in the flesh when I'm there, if that's possible.

Regards,

Giles :occasion5:
Hi Giles,
You are absolutely right about the photoshop concepts which I did early on before starting the project (3 years ago BTW). The seats and woodwork have been done and is now at the upholsterers getting the dash, door panels new carpet and finishing trim done. Both flag mirrors were removed as you would know are originally mounted to the window frame which is no longer there. The motor is as you see but I am now debating between an alleged AMG 380 motor and trans against a 450 motor and trans. So we will see what develops. Next is suspension and final reassembly. I am hoping to have this well under way to being finished by Aus Day.
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Post by Giles » Fri 15 Oct, 2010 11:22 pm

MERCAR wrote:
Giles wrote:Mmm, I see it but I don't beleive it. Who said that?

Have you got it registered? It's just that I can see a Vic. Roads sticker on the screen and what offset are those wheels? Plus what happened to the left hand mirror? It's only shown in one picture and it's not there in the others.

Call me cynical but you've had a lot of work done in a short period of time. Surely a picture of the engine bay is in order. :bounce:

I not in Melbourne until Australia Day and I'd love to see it in the flesh when I'm there, if that's possible.

Regards,

Giles :occasion5:
Hi Giles,

You are absolutely right about the photoshop concepts which I did early on before starting the project (3 years ago BTW). The seats and woodwork have been done and is now at the upholsterers getting the dash, door panels new carpet and finishing trim done. Both flag mirrors were removed as you would know are originally mounted to the window frame which is no longer there. The motor is as you see but I am now debating between an alleged AMG 380 motor and trans against a 450 motor and trans. So we will see what develops. Next is suspension and final reassembly. I am hoping to have this well under way to being finished by Aus Day.
Dave.
Thanks for your honesty Dave. Good luck with the project, give it a 6.9 twin screw transplant, keeping it sideways, and make every one smile. :salute:
Now about all those other cars you own? Some other time hey.

Regards,

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1999 E430 Avantgarde Royal Indigo (Colour 339) Mums Taxi 'Claudia'
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1980 C107 Classic White (resto project) 'Marilyn'
1999 W163 ML430 MB Search & Rescue Vehicle
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Post by MERCAR » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 12:40 pm

Giles,
The other cars are definitely finished and in the shed! :occasion5:
Dave.
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Post by Giles » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 1:22 pm

Dave,

Nice. That's a shed-load of cars, where's the W116 going to live,or is the Nissan moving out? :sad11:

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1981 500SLC (Colour Black) Keeper car 'Lola' walks like woman, talks like a man
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1975 280CE Signal Red (Colour 568H) Project 'Ginger'
1980 C107 Classic White (resto project) 'Marilyn'
1999 W163 ML430 MB Search & Rescue Vehicle
1978 C107 350SLC Red 'Scarlett' the parts car. Quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
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MERCAR
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by MERCAR » Sat 16 Oct, 2010 2:43 pm

There's more room at the other end of the shed as well as a separate double garage and carport. My wife is afraid!
Dave.

W116 350 SE Custom Convertible
Nissan 300ZX TT 620RWHP
Porsche 911 Turbo Widebody Cabriolet
BMW 330Ci M-Sport Convertible

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Dr Know
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Re: Your ride

Post by Dr Know » Tue 16 Nov, 2010 11:45 pm

Hi Des,

Unfortunately your link did not work for me for some reason. But I love your 'Avatar'. Legendary... I read somewhere that an artist in France still owns one of these and uses it as a daily drive! You dont own one of these do you!? :drool:

Dr. Know
Is there life after 300E...?!

Current cars:
1983 300D Ivory White,Coffee MB-Tex, 171,598kms (Pure classic)
1988 300E Metallic Silver,Burgundy Leather,156,208kms (Legendary...)

Considering:
1980 450SEL 6.9 Black,Scarlet Leather OR Silver,Scarlet Leather
1991-1992 500SL Silver,Blue Leather OR Red,Tan Leather
1988 300CE Silver,Scarlet Leather OR Midnight Blue,Grey Leather
E63 AMG Black,Scarlet Leather
1990 300D White- for retirement so they can see me!


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Ivanerrol
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 17 Nov, 2010 10:11 am

Des sold his car and stopped posting on the forum. He also removed a lot of his posts and the hosted images. :pale:
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
W202 - C180
W210 - E240
Departed
W202 - C200
W202 - C180 - On consignment to nephew
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
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W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by cuckooclockman » Thu 17 Feb, 2011 4:48 pm

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G'day all,

My name is Robert and I am new to this forum.

This is Bertie my '76 280S. 89,000 miles on the clock.

First regisitered in the UK, and then imported into Australia in 1979.

He needs paint, badly, there are a few rust spots here and there, the passenger electric window works when it feels like it, but he is a great car!

Cheers,
Robert.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 15 Mar, 2011 10:22 am

It’s been a few months now, but after lots of polishing, cleaning and servicing here are some shots of my 1976 450SE. Colour is DB623 Light ivory with tan leather interior. Car is original except for a towbar, cd player (although I have a pinstripe becker in the shed for it) and an exhaust that makes the car sound like an angry V8 monster! I’m thinking of calling it the ‘angry taxi’ or the ‘beige monster’…

Taken at the recent Benz club monthly informal cruise up to Talunga Winery just outside Gumeracha.
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I’m keeping the chrome wheelarches, they are in good condition and I think they work quite well.
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Interior is a little different, before I bought the car, it had a horrible aftermarket steering wheel that looked like it was made out of a wooden toilet seat…
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So a W108 steering wheel was installed by the previous owner. I’ve been keeping my eye out for a good W116 steering wheel, but I have to admit the W108 wheel is really starting to grow on me, so I think it will stay.
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Will post some engine bay shots once I’ve got in there with the degreaser and polish!
David
1967 W111 230S - Horizonblau
1965 W110 190c - Mittelrot
1967 W110 200D - Weiss (work in progress)
+ other classics

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hi ho
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by hi ho » Wed 30 Mar, 2011 7:10 pm

Amazing what you could do to a 450se with a gas axe and tekgun!
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by StreekG » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 6:42 pm

Its amazing what you can do to a 450SE in photoshop too :)
1988 500SEC M117.965
Eibach springs, Bilstein B8 Sprints, 18x8.5" + 18x10" AMG 2 Piece wheels, Custom twin S/S Exhaust, 2.47 LSD Diff, Full ICE install, Intake, Stage II cams, adjustable cam gears, upgraded gearbox with 2000rpm stall converter

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hi ho
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by hi ho » Thu 14 Apr, 2011 5:51 pm

So true! :)

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by tony66au » Tue 19 Apr, 2011 8:48 pm

Seems im infected, found another 450 and this time its an SEL with 622'000 k and its a D jet car being a 74 model.

When will the madness end!

Piccies here, viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11329

Tony
Silver Green 73 350SLC (Slow Mech resto)
Aqua Blue 73 350SE (Parts)
Papyrus white 74 280S El Fred (On the slab)
Silver Green 74 450SEL (Parts)
Topaz brown 77 450SE (On the slab)
Signal Red 79 280E (Sons car)
230TE W124 (Scrapped)
Dirty D jet connoisseur

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by mercalisciuos » Sun 28 Aug, 2011 11:59 am

Hi all iam looking to post some pics of my mercedes .. but cant see how ... any tips. :whistle:

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Michel » Sun 28 Aug, 2011 3:10 pm

mercalisciuos wrote:Hi all iam looking to post some pics of my mercedes .. but cant see how ... any tips. :whistle:
At the very bottom of the reply window is an 'Upload attachement' tab next to an 'Options' tab.

Click on the first one and then 'browse' and upload
Michel (in Sydney)

W116: 1978 690SEL # 3312
R107: 1985 500SL AMG - LHD
A208: 1999 CLK320 Convertible
C208: 2000 CLK430 Coupe

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by mercalisciuos » Mon 29 Aug, 2011 12:18 am

my Mercedes a month ago
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by mercalisciuos » Mon 29 Aug, 2011 12:24 am

thanks Michel for your help
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by mercalisciuos » Mon 29 Aug, 2011 12:49 am

near perfect interior
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by Michel » Tue 30 Aug, 2011 8:29 am

Nice SEL! :glasses2:
Will you be showing it off at the Mercedes Benz Club Concours in a fortnight?
(Parramatta Park -- 11 Sept)
Michel (in Sydney)

W116: 1978 690SEL # 3312
R107: 1985 500SL AMG - LHD
A208: 1999 CLK320 Convertible
C208: 2000 CLK430 Coupe

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by mercalisciuos » Thu 01 Sep, 2011 12:41 pm

Michel wrote:Nice SEL! :glasses2:
Will you be showing it off at the Mercedes Benz Club Concours in a fortnight?
(Parramatta Park -- 11 Sept)

Hi Michel .. no i wont as i live in northern NSW. this car is a sunday cruiser so to speak , however i have been thinking of putting it in the local show and shine in ballina next year... i but i tend to shy away from clubs etc
but i have to say it gets lots of comment thumbs up as cars drive by
its is a beauty and in such good condition all original

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by mercalisciuos » Thu 01 Sep, 2011 4:07 pm

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2 more angles of mercalicious
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Post by oliveoyl » Fri 30 Sep, 2011 11:10 pm

Had the old girl since 2000. Put 120000kms on her (now 250000kms) just beautiful everytime I drive her.
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