Where are the oldies in Australia?

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Where are the oldies in Australia?

Post by Tazzieman » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 2:59 pm

I've never seen one in the flesh , but Tassy is a small state. This section of the forum is dead quiet so I was wondering , are there more than a handful of these W types downunder , and are they used - or sitting in collections/museums?
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Post by scorchi0 » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 3:06 pm

Tazzieman wrote:I've never seen one in the flesh , but Tassy is a small state. This section of the forum is dead quiet so I was wondering , are there more than a handful of these W types downunder , and are they used - or sitting in collections/museums?
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There's two W189 300ds in Perth that I know of. Both are undergoing body-off restorations.
There's also a W188 300S in Adelaide that appears at a few of the SA club's events. Pastelgrey can elaborate on this no doubt!
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 4:17 pm

There's also a W188 300S in Adelaide that appears at a few of the SA club's events. Pastelgrey can elaborate on this no doubt!
They are definitely out there. There is one member of our club who owns 7! (4 x 300 limousines, a 300Sc, a 220 cabrio, 170SD and who knows what else).

Our club president has a 170 which gets out fairly often. We've just had 3 brothers join the club who also have a 170. In the bay to birdwood 2 months ago there was a black 300 limo as well.

CraigB had one, can't remember if he has sold it yet though.
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Post by New123 » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 6:24 pm

Here are some of the local (Adelaide area) examples that Dave mentioned above...(just because more pics are better!)

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Post by Tazzieman » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 9:14 am

Thanks for the replies! Very cool pics. It is a mission to find and ogle one :love4:

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Post by 70499 » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 10:46 am

Going back a few years. Very hazy :error:

Didnt "Des" from Tassie have a W136 ?
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Post by scorchi0 » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 11:31 am

I forgot about these two that are in the WA club. Both 1951, the white W187 220 is in average condition, but the W136 170S is a peach.
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Post by Lance » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 5:39 pm

A 220 cab won the vic club concours lastyear and he regularly gets it out to shows including the Southbank display recently.
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Post by maddin » Tue 21 Feb, 2017 3:54 pm

Werner and his Adenauer. Won the show on sunday. Great story. He was an apprentice at Mercedes in Hamburg in 1950! He had the car for a long time,stored for over 20 years and when he retired he restored it with his wife.
He's in his 80's now...lovely gentleman and a deserved win...the car looked ace!

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Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 21 Feb, 2017 4:12 pm

What an amazing colour for an Addie too! I've only ever seen them in white/silver/black here in oz.
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Post by Lance » Tue 21 Feb, 2017 5:10 pm

I'm an oldie. Does that count?
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Post by maddin » Tue 21 Feb, 2017 10:40 pm

pastelgrey300D wrote:What an amazing colour for an Addie too! I've only ever seen them in white/silver/black here in oz.
the car was originally black but when they visited the mercedes museum in stuttgart they saw a 300 in that colour and loved it!
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Post by mydave1910 » Mon 27 Feb, 2017 10:03 am

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I was down for the wooden boat show last week and stopped to look at an ├Âldie" on the Channel Highway Inbound between Tarooma and Sandy Bay.See attachment for example.

It was in unrestored condition and certainly looks better than the one Ive attached. Best of luck.
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Re: Where are the oldies in Australia?

Post by Tazzieman » Fri 10 Mar, 2017 9:26 pm

mydave1910 wrote:
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I was down for the wooden boat show last week and stopped to look at an ├Âldie" on the Channel Highway Inbound between Tarooma and Sandy Bay.See attachment for example.
Was it a Tas rego?

Since my first post here , I've caught up with some at Motorclassica :love10:

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Re: Where are the oldies in Australia?

Post by John Green » Sat 11 Mar, 2017 10:59 am

Our family's 1954 W186 300b and a 1952 W187 220 that used to belong to Murray Mules. Both still registered an in use for occasional outings.
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