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Giles
300 SL Gullwing
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Re: Who are you?

Post by Giles » Sat 19 Sep, 2009 2:37 pm

Welcome to OzBenz Damien.
As you're engaging in a transplant for your MB, be careful where you tread around here.
The traditionists have a a belief that "you can't improve on perfection", even if the product is twenty plus years older or more. Nothing like trying something different if your not out to change the world.
Enjoy the knowledge of the wiser ones, that's not me by the way.

Regards,
Giles
1981 500SLC (Colour Black) Keeper car Lola
1975 280CE Signal Red Long term Project Ginger
1999 W163 ML430 MB Search & Rescue Vehicle Mary-Lou
1987 W126 420SEL Melb based long hauler Erwin

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rc180
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue 29 Sep, 2009 8:46 am
Model you own: w203

Re: Who are you?

Post by rc180 » Wed 30 Sep, 2009 9:06 am

Name: Ryan
Age: 28
Sex: Male
Location: Sydney
Occupation: IT Network Administrator
Current Car: 2005 c180 Kompressor
Dream Car, money no object: SLR 722, Bugatti Veyron, Winfield r32 GTR, Lamborghini the list goes on....
Dream Car, Affordable: C63 AMG
Interests: Cars, Photography, IT stuff, cars, cars and anything engineering really.

rallyhoon
C Class
Posts: 46
Joined: Fri 21 Nov, 2008 12:54 pm
Model you own: w202

Re: Who are you?

Post by rallyhoon » Wed 30 Sep, 2009 11:26 am

Name: Colin
Age: Umm . . . 47? Yeah! 47 (My, how time flies!)
Lives: Canberra (Centre of the known universe. No . . . really . . . it is. Quieten down you people up the back from Sydney / Melbourne)
Married: Been there, done that, got the T Shirt. Single.
Occupation: Trying to enjoy life and bringing up my 3 y.o. boy proper like.
Employment: Senior Policy Officer, Motor Trades Association of Australia.
Current Car: 1997 W202 C240T
Other Cars: Fiat X1-9 ‘club racer’; Fiat 132 (ex-Italian Consul General) (Sad, I know)
Previous Cars: Fiats 125, 124, 124CC, 132, 2300. Triumphs TR7, TR7 V8. Geminis by three (Rally cars). BMWs 318 Ti, E21 318. Hondas Civic, Prelude.
Dream Car (money no object): 2009 AMG DTM C Klasse (for local track days)
Dream Car (realistic): Vito to tow the above, C63 AMG, 500E? the F1 Safety Car, the F1 Medical Response Cars (drool . . . are they just the hottest sleepers?).
Rooly Dream Car (fantasy land): I have always wanted a WRC car – a current C4 would do – painted white; no badges; darkest tint permissible (so you can’t see the cage); tarmac spec. It’s sole use would be to bait ‘doof doof’ WRXs and the like at traffic lights on lazy Saturday evenings. (My . . . how irresponsible). I s’pose the C63 could do that just as well.
Interests: Motor sport engineering (suspensions and chassis mainly); driving; road safety; rallying (tar babies . . . pfft . . . they’re all soft. I will watch roundy roudy all day under duress if I really have to, though); electoral behaviour; watches; stuff; exercise science (I used to be an AIS satellite coach for a sport that I no longer speak to); stuff; military history; things; other stuff and things.
W202 C240 T Wagen
Fiat X1-9 'club car'
Ex consular Fiat 132

rojak_clk
A Class
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Re: Who are you?

Post by rojak_clk » Fri 11 Dec, 2009 11:52 pm

Name: Jeffrey
Age: Look 45, Feel 18, Real 28
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Single outside of the house / office
Location: Melbourne
Occupation: IT Support
Current Car: NA (Just put deposit down for an used merc)
Dream Car, money no object: Ferrari 430
Dream Car, Affordable: NA
Interests: Gym - only situps, Car polish - whole car

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thirstymerc
M-100
Posts: 720
Joined: Fri 07 Apr, 2006 4:21 pm
Model you own: w114
Location: Five Dock, Sydney

Re: Who are you?

Post by thirstymerc » Tue 12 Jan, 2010 11:50 am

Name: Steve
Age: 31
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Getting married in October 2010. Yikes!
Location: Marrickville, Sydney
Occupation: Graphic Artist
Current Car: 1972 250 W114
Dream Car, money no object: 1955-57 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Dream Car, Affordable: 1969 Mercedes 280SL
Interests: Music, mercs and design.
Steve
1971 VW Beetle - Barry the Bug
1969 280se w108 - Max the Merc
1971 250 w114 - Molly the Merc

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lonerida
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue 09 Mar, 2010 3:54 pm
Model you own: R129

Re: Who are you?lonerida !

Post by lonerida » Tue 09 Mar, 2010 4:20 pm

Real name Don and my age is 71 , "lonerida" because i also ride a Beemer RS 1100 ! merc don't make a bike ! i have just purchased a 1990 300 SL convertible, most are 500's which is why it it is hard to find listings.

I live in Tasmania and can't find anyone who has experience with the electric hood, which leaks oil from both sides of the top of the windscreen and is now out of oil.

i have located the oil reservoir but as yet have not determined the type of oil used, i am informed that the leaking from the windscreen area is acommon problem, does anyone have any hints, also i would like to purchase a workshop manual.

Glad to have made the aquaintence of fellow Merc lovers.
Ciao for now
Don

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benzfan
Zeppelin
Posts: 416
Joined: Sat 25 Jul, 2009 9:15 am
Model you own: w123
Location: Adelaide

Re: Who are you?

Post by benzfan » Tue 09 Mar, 2010 10:07 pm

Welcome, Don. Nice rides on both counts. Sorry I can't help with the SL, but hopefully someone here can.
1980 W123 300D {Oo(=|=)oO} Completely new front end yeah!
1979 W123 280E Parting out Jan 2013 then scrap
1978 W123 280E TBD

SCHMICK
Dernburg Wagon
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed 31 Mar, 2010 12:29 pm
Model you own: w115
Location: Leederville WA

Re: Who are you?

Post by SCHMICK » Tue 06 Apr, 2010 5:23 pm

Hi Forum,

Name: Liam Vals (Liamerc, Schmerc, SCHMICK)
Age: 32
Hometown: Leederville WA (Perth)
Own: 68' 220 Automatic
Previous: 78' 450 SEL 6.9 (Goldie) now in Melbourne
Job: Self Employed - Airconditioning

Recently back in a Mercedes after selling my precious 6.9 last year and now cruising (slowly) in a nice 220... Yes i do miss the power and size but this ol girl just does me fine??? For Now!!!!! hehe

Hope to catch up with some fellow members and look forward to seeing your rides...

Cheers
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WarrenM
Zeppelin
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Model you own: w114
Location: Western Australia
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Re: Who are you?

Post by WarrenM » Tue 06 Apr, 2010 10:04 pm

SCHMICK wrote:Hi Forum,

Name: Liam Vals (Liamerc, Schmerc, SCHMICK)
Age: 32
Hometown: Leederville WA (Perth)
Own: 68' 220 Automatic
Previous: 78' 450 SEL 6.9 (Goldie) now in Melbourne
Job: Self Employed - Airconditioning

Recently back in a Mercedes after selling my precious 6.9 last year and now cruising (slowly) in a nice 220... Yes i do miss the power and size but this ol girl just does me fine??? For Now!!!!! hehe

Hope to catch up with some fellow members and look forward to seeing your rides...

Cheers
Good to see another WA member and with a W114 as well-hope you enjoy and you will find lots of info and advice here

Warren
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1972 MB 280E
1995 MB E280

1976 Mercedes Benz 0309D Camper-gone but not forgotten

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sidecar42
C Class
Posts: 32
Joined: Thu 20 Nov, 2008 7:52 pm
Model you own: w126
Location: Wodonga, Victoria

Re: Who are you?

Post by sidecar42 » Thu 06 May, 2010 8:52 am

Name: Alistair Tassie (sidecar42)
Age: 56 (every year this number seems to get bigger)
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married to Diane, most wonderful women in the world (lets me have lots of toys)
Children: 2 both married. 3 grandchildren and 1 on the way.
Location: Wodonga Vic
Occupation: Engineering
Current Car: 86 W126 300SE, 76 W123 280E project car (for Di) oops that's changed, Di now has a W124 230E.
Dream Car, money no object: How do I choose, I know, I'll have one of each please!!!!!!
Dream Car, Any Mercedes coupe (allthough I'll have to fight the wife to get a drive)
Interests: Build (chassis, engines etc) and Race motorcycles (Classics) motorsport in general.
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1987 W124 230E (My lovely wifes toy)
1986 W126 300SE
2000 W163 ML320 (Daily drive)

Choice, not chance, determines destiny.

flobach
C Class
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed 28 Apr, 2010 4:19 pm
Model you own: w123
Location: Perth, WA
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Re: Who are you?

Post by flobach » Mon 10 May, 2010 10:39 pm

Name: Flo
Age: 28 (don't always act it though...)
Sex: Male
Marital Status: euch
Location: Physically: Perth. Mentally: Fairycakes
Occupation: Ambo (yes, I drive a Merc for work too!)
Current Car: 1980 280 CE
Dream Car: Porsche 911. It will be mine.
Interests: Ambostuff, Guitars, Cars, Computers, in various orders and with bits on the side.

I like my car. Sure, if I had the money I woudl have bought a 911, but since having bought the Merc, I have ever so slightly gone crazy and fallen in love. Beauty to drive. Gimme a million dollars and I would restore her to the max. For now, I want to keep her running for as long as possible.
Stefanie: 1980 280CE, Englischrot

farnarkler
E Class
Posts: 67
Joined: Sun 18 Apr, 2010 8:05 pm
Model you own: w124
Location: ACT

Re: Who are you?

Post by farnarkler » Wed 26 May, 2010 11:07 am

Real Name: James
Age: 40 (21 with 19 years experience..)
Sex: Male
Marital Status: who'd have me??
Location: Canber.......sorry fell asleep there (Lived in London for 10 years so it takes a bit of getting used to)
Occupation: Soon to a be fund manager administrator
Current Car: 1988 260E (WDB1240262A900470 into the Russian VIN decoder for specs)
Dream Car: Gotta be a Veyron for the road and a Radical SR8LM (try chasing me at the Nurburgring!!) for the track.
See you on the dark side of the moon.

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Gelandewagen
Zeppelin
Posts: 438
Joined: Fri 06 Oct, 2006 5:50 pm
Model you own: w124
Location: Shepparton VIC

Re: Who are you?

Post by Gelandewagen » Wed 26 May, 2010 3:37 pm

Time for an update (3 years later, sadly not much has changed):

Real name: Nathan
Age: 28
Sex: Male
Benz: 1969 W114 250, 1983 W460 300GD, 1989 W124 300E
Occupation: Plant Engineer
Location: NSW Snowy Mountains, Tumut
Interests other than Mercedes: House/Wife/Dog (not necessarily in that order)
Dream Car, unlimited budget: Brabus SV12
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning: W463 G320 CDI (new Diesel G-wagen)

I work for a packaging and recycling company in Tumut NSW, looking after the operation and maintenance of their boilers, steam turbines and utilities. I am a qualified BA/TO and Class 1 Power Engineer. My employer has also generously subsidised our day-to-day vehicle (a Land Rover), it is a comforting thought that my Mercedes-Benz are now a hobby more than a necessity.

I am lucky enough to be married to a Merc' nut and with no kids (yet) my time is divided between my work, my family, friends and travelling. I am Currently the NSW rep for the Australian Gelandewagen Owners Association.
W123 300D
W124 300E

91LTI
Dernburg Wagon
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Model you own: w210
Location: Gold Coast
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Re: Who are you?

Post by 91LTI » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 12:39 pm

Hi guys, just signed up!

Real name: Josh
Age: 28
Sex:: M
Benz: 1996 E320 Avantgarde
Occupation: Seinor Accountant
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Interests other than Mercedes: Golf, modifying cars, motorsport, sport in general
Dream Car, unlimited budget: Bugatti Veyron - modified.
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning:: I have set myself a goal of owning a Ferrari 360 Modena one day...

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number2 190
Gelandewagen
Posts: 101
Joined: Tue 06 Jul, 2010 10:44 pm
Model you own: w121
Location: Sheidow Park South Australia....Radelaide!!!

Re: Who are you?

Post by number2 190 » Wed 07 Jul, 2010 10:40 pm

Name:Darren
Age: 36
Sex:Male
Marital Status: Married to the best girl in the world....and she's into cars!!!
Location: Adelaide
Occupation: Sales
Current Car: '59 190 Roundie, '69 BMW 2002, '63 Chevrolet Corvair......'96 Volvo 850 (Daily)

Dream Car, money no object: 300sl Gullwing
Dream Car, Affordable: C63 Wagon, VW R36 Wagon or Audi RS4 Wagon
Interests: Cars of all shapes and sizes, Photography, Gridiron, Aussie Rules and cars.
Got the Benz disease....and I like it!!!



1987 Mercedes 230TE - The Ox!
1969 BMW 2002
1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

scottmerc
Dernburg Wagon
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun 20 Jun, 2010 7:31 am
Model you own: w116

Post by scottmerc » Mon 12 Jul, 2010 12:55 pm

Real name:scott
Age: 24
Sex:: M
Benz: 1976 280se
Occupation: tow truck driver
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Interests other than Mercedes: drag racing
Dream Car, unlimited budget: pro streeter.
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning::

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DBW124
Finnie
Posts: 284
Joined: Sun 26 Apr, 2009 3:07 pm
Model you own: w124
Location: Melbourne Inner East

Re: Who are you?

Post by DBW124 » Sat 24 Jul, 2010 5:17 pm

Real name: Adrian
Age: 46
Sex: yes please..sorry couldn't resist
Benz: '94 E280
Occupation: North Suburban Distribution Facilitator for the Socio-economically Challenged....or Bus Driver
Location: Melbourne
Other Interests: Photography, Architecture, Sci Fi, Hi Fi, most things Mac, gym/fitness
Dream car: 450 SEL 6.9
Dream garage: 6.9, E500 Estate, Ferrari 458 or any recent Porsche 911 manual (not Turbo or GT 2/3).
W124 E 280

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BAD300
250s
Posts: 257
Joined: Thu 18 Feb, 2010 10:46 am
Model you own: w124
Location: Mornington Peninsula Victoria

Re: Who are you?

Post by BAD300 » Sat 24 Jul, 2010 6:08 pm

Giles wrote:The traditionists have a a belief that "you can't improve on perfection".......Regards, Giles
You can always improve on perfection. Otherwise AMG & BRABUS would have been out of work a long time ago eh? 8) Using a Merc engine of course if that's what you mean hehe.......

Name: Tim
Age: 42
Location: Mornington, Peninsula VIC
Current Car: 1987 W124 300E undergoing wanker reverse lol. Reason for rebuild? I can't bare to let this 300E die trashed by an imbecile
Dream Car, money no object: McClaren F1
Dream Car, Affordable: My project 300E
Interests: Wife (sorting her probs out haha); Kids; Health (aint getting younger); Camping
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, we will know peace" Jimi Hendrix

Kristov
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Joined: Sun 25 Jul, 2010 10:30 pm
Model you own: w126

Re: Who are you?

Post by Kristov » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 10:47 pm

Newbie here :P

Real name: Krist
Origin: Born in Bulgaria, Europe.
Age: 19
Sex: M
Benz: 1988 Mercedes Benz 300SEL (w126) First car :D
Occupation: Camera Salesman atm, will be a uni student next year
Location: Shepparton, VIC
Interests other than Mercedes: Photography, Cinema, Home Theare, Hi-Fi, Networking, Security, Boxing.
Dream Car, unlimited budget: Pagani Zonda / Porche 9ff
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning: Mercedes S600 (w140)

Some pics of the car:
http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o34/ ... /Mercedes/
1988 Mercedes Benz 300SEL

There are two types of cars, Mercedes Benz and the rest

:)

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cuisses
300 SLR
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Joined: Thu 19 Nov, 2009 9:18 pm
Model you own: w108
Location: Canberra

Re: Who are you?

Post by cuisses » Tue 03 Aug, 2010 9:24 pm

Real name: David Williams
Age: 45 (born Nov. 64)
Sex: M
Benz: 1970 W108 280SE 4.5 [converted by PO from a 280S by dropping in a M117 engine]
[I like to think of it as a green 6.3]
Occupation: Physics professor at ANU.
Location: Canberra.
Interests: Refueling my car, keeping the forum sponsor in business, refueling my car, camping with the kids [Max,10, Samantha, 8], old books, convincing my wife that we need another Benz, refueling my car.
Dream Car: Anything with Monica Bellucci or Nigella Lawson in it.
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning: A manual pagoda.
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David Williams

W108 280SE 4.5 (Papyrus White and Palomino)

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tony66au
Adenauer
Posts: 337
Joined: Thu 04 Mar, 2010 11:14 pm
Model you own: w116
Region: Victoria
Location: Gippsland Victoria

Re: Who are you?

Post by tony66au » Thu 23 Sep, 2010 9:56 pm

Real name: Tony
Age:44
Sex: M
Benz: 1986 230TE
Past Benz: 300SEL
Occupation: Grazier and Truck driver
Former Occupations: In no particular order, IT Geek (Many many hats), Specialist performance workshop Owner, Cook and bottlewasher/kitchen hand, Bus and Coach driver, Process server, Debt collector, Auto electrical wholesaler (Tungsram globes to the trade), Truckie (Better money and less stress than IT Geekery), TA (Trades assistant), Storeman, Sales manager, Helpdesk co ordinator (Poke the geeks with a stick bloke), Stand up comedian, Concreter and a bit more bearing in mind that a lot of these jobs were done as well as my 9 to 5 job.
Location: Gippsland, Victoria.
Interests:Women, People, Cars and trucks, Good food.
Dream Car: Nothing in particular but id like to have another Volv8 sleeper but this time instead of a 350 chev powered 265 Volvo Wagon id probably try it with a 760 Volvo wagon and use a 6.0 lt Vette donk.
A nice sorted C4 Vette convertible.
A 560 SEL and an S class S500 although an E500 (W124) would be a fun toy too.
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning: Already got it, 1970 VG Valiant Ute.
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

W108-1967 250S
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Joined: Mon 11 Oct, 2010 9:28 pm
Model you own: w210
Location: Tamworth NSW

Re: Who are you?

Post by W108-1967 250S » Sat 30 Oct, 2010 12:13 am

James

Age: 49.999999999999...

Married to my beloved Joanne, (who does get annoyed at times with what she calls "My German Girlfriend" in the garage!). Two lovely little girls Georgia(8) and Kathryn(6).

Moved to Aus on a lateral recruitment with Army, from Springbok land. Was with the SA Air Force, now with Army Aviation. Was instructing on Kiowa choppers but now involved with flight safety, hence move to Canberra to DDAAFS (Dept Defence Air Force & Aviation Flight Safety).

When moved from SA, left behind a near concourse 230S Fintail, a 220SE Fintail and a 220Seb Coupe. Yes as you can see, grown men do cry!!

Was a Brit sports car enthusiast until I bought a 67 230S Fintail (round headlights-straight 6 motor). After getting to know it, drive it and working on it, fell in love with the classic looks, brilliant engineering and as a result of the engineering, always came away smiling after spending spanner time.

Got hold of my 67 250S from Adelaid. Car was grubby but was totally original and unmolested (confession: Am an "originality" freak!). Had original man' cert' and from the books and servicings (all the way back to 67), seems to have been a one owner car. Was drivable and fully functional, but tired and dirty engine bay, largely from blow by oil which coated everything in a dust magnet oil layer.

After two years sitting in garage, finally getting stuck in! So far so good.(See "Car Pics" Post).

Am a Fintail fan, but have to admit the W108 has grown on me. Undeniably elegant and the definitive "timeless" design? The other thing about the early 108's that I like is the slightly more classic look of the hubcap-trim ring arrangement and the fact that the interior and mechanics are uncomplex (it's a Fintail under the skin).

Dream car I may one day own: Any 60's Coupe model, (elegance personified). A reasonably clean, mechanically sound Fintail, which I can clean up.

Dream car: Any 60's Cabriolet or Pagoda.

The best there is: For sheer passion and beauty, top dog for me is the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

Other Interests: World war 2 aircraft, I know a lot of useless information about the Spitfire (talk about elegant design!). Building plastic scale models of WW2 aircraft.

Dreams: Would love to tackle a homebuilt aircraft kit one day......
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hiline
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Model you own: w210

Re: Who are you?

Post by hiline » Tue 02 Nov, 2010 8:44 am

hi team my name is Ray
aged 43
location Knoxfield Melb

my car 96 E320 Elegance

solid plasterer by trade,had enough of the can't pay excuses,so i'm driving buses at the moment
my other car is a Defender 130 and love it .........

i'm a easy going dude who loves anything outdoors 4WD Fishing Camping you get the general idea :laughing6:


cheers guys :sign2:

carnut1100
B Class
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Re: Who are you?

Post by carnut1100 » Wed 08 Dec, 2010 8:37 pm

Real name: Greg
Age: 29
Sex: M
Benz: None yet, trying to get a W123 300TD...
Occupation: Bus driver at the moment, looking at a career change... In the past I've done farm work, welding/fabricating, CAD drafting and a million other odds and sods..
Location: Hobart
Interests: Anyhing mechanical really...from tinkering with cars to fishing and messing about in boats, photography (REAL photography with manual focus and film!!! Rolleicord rules!...until I can afford a Hasselblad anyhow...), target shooting, collecting automotive sales brochures, adverts, workshop manuals etc, and loads of other things that take up all of my free time and cash!
Dream Car: Hmmmmmm...hard to choose between a Citroen SM EFi with the 3 litre motor, manual gearbox, carbon fibre wheels and Euro lights or a Peugeot 402 Darl M'at roadster, or a Peugeot 205 T16 roadgoing Group B homologation special...although a Mercedes 300SL gullwing would be right up there too!
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning:Citroen DS21 IE Pallas with BVH gearbox...in black! Or a 4 litre late model Jaguar XJS with manual gearbox...

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vic-slc450
A Class
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu 08 Dec, 2011 11:18 pm
Model you own: w107
Location: Canterbury/Bankstown N.S.W

Re: Who are you?

Post by vic-slc450 » Sat 10 Dec, 2011 1:55 am

Real name; Victor
Age; in my 43
Sex; male
Benz; 1979 450 Slc
Occupation; I.T
Location; Canturbury/Bankstown N.S.W
Interests other than Mercedes; Family / South Sydeny Rugby League
Dream Car, unlimited budget; Gold plated C63
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning; 68 Monaro 'GTS 327'
MB SLC450 :)
SS Torana :)
Bm E30 Super Charged :)
NSR250R :)
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

tiggah
B Class
Posts: 17
Joined: Sun 30 Oct, 2011 4:35 pm
Model you own: w111
Location: Brisbane

Re: Who are you?

Post by tiggah » Sat 31 Dec, 2011 2:57 am

Real Name: Kieren
Age: 23
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Rocking it single!
Location: Brisbane
Occupation: Fitter/Turner
Interests other than Mercedes: Music, Partying, Gym, Raving, Drag Racing
Current Car: 1965 220SEb, 1974 230, 2005 Ford Courier
Dream Car: SLR 722, SSK Trossi, 540K, CLK GTR, CLK DTM, 1FZ Toyota Supra, 300SEL 6.3, Mustang Terminator Cobra, Ferrari 458, Honda NSX, etc. etc. errrr i dream alot???
Bagged '65 W111 220SEb Fintail - The Tiggah mobile
Bagged '74 W115 230 /8 - The Ratbenz

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Warren Wilson
S Class
Posts: 91
Joined: Tue 07 Jun, 2011 8:55 pm
Model you own: w210
Location: South Coast NSW
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Re: Who are you?

Post by Warren Wilson » Sat 03 Mar, 2012 1:09 am

:wave: Here go's:

Real Name: Warren Wilson :whistle:
Age: 60 something.
Marital Status: Married over 20 yrs - my wife is an angel. :love10:
Location: South Coast NSW (in the bush - Jervis Bay area).
Occupation: Retired Army officer (42 years).
Interests other than Mercedes: Scuba diving, photography (particularly wildlife) and travelling o'seas to photograph things. Was very keen road cyclist until 2009 when I suffered a stroke. No more cycling though I stay up to date on cycling stuff. Always serviced and maintained my own cars but now reduced to nibbling around the edges. Although serious physical work is not possible anymore, I can still dream. I had a '57 Customline as a young bloke and always planned to rebuild one as a project. That regrettably now can't happen either though again I remain very interested in this stuff.
Current Merc: Only ever had one which I bought recently. A 1999 W210 E Class Elegance - Travatine paint & cream leather. My wife bought a new VW Golf so I sold my old Falcon and started to look for something other than a run-of-the - mill vehicle that we could drive around in style to coffee etc. :king: Fancied myself in a Benz as a youngster and stumbled upon this one with only 23,000Kms - traded in for a new Benz by an elderly gent from northern Sydney. It was in showroom condition so I snapped it up! Might wait a few years and grab his current one as well!
Dream Car - Unlimited Funds: Probably a Bentley Turbo sporty type thing or any one of those impossibly expensive European eco friendly thingys with unpronounceable names that invoke images of charging bulls or prancing stallions. After a day or two, my wife would quite rightly sigh and say :sign3: and pull me back to earth and hopefully into the 'Possible in the Future' car (see below).
Dream Car - Possible in the Future: I absolutely love the look of the CLKs, particularly the earlier ones. There must be an immaculate, low mileage one hidden somewhere out there. We would polish up the headlights then live happily ever after.:laughing6:

Thanks - hope I haven't wasted too much of your time!

Regards
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2008 W204 C280 Avantgarde
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I'm so proud of my Benz, I would refuse a jump start from anything other than another Benz.

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scorchi0
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Re: Who are you?

Post by scorchi0 » Thu 08 Mar, 2012 2:19 pm

Real Name: Trent
Age: 30
Sex: M
Marital Status: Long time partner who is pregnant with our first!
Location: Perth, WA
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Interests other than Mercedes: Audis, golf, hobbyist electronics, kid stuff...
Current Merc: 1987 230TE
Dream Car(s) - Unlimited Funds: Lambo Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, 280SE 3.5 coupe, 600 SWB and/or pretty much any out of reach classic MB.
Dream Car(s) - Possible in the Future: C43, C63, E63, Audi RS4 (wagon), Audi RS2, Audi TT-RS and/or pretty much any affordable classic MB.
(The above two lists probably change on a weekly basis)
1991 S124 300TE - Smoke Silver
1993 C124 320CE - Brilliant Silver
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T-Modell
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Re: Who are you?

Post by T-Modell » Thu 08 Mar, 2012 7:32 pm

Well, here I go:

Real Name: Thomas
Age: 46
Sex: M
Marital Status: Married to the love of my life, she's Aussie
Location: Weinheim, Germany, South-West (approx. 80km South of Frankfurt)
Occupation: self-employed, Trainer and Coach for Project Management
Interests other than Mercedes: Traveling (e. g. once a year to Oz), Photography
Current Merc: 1986 500SL, 2007 SLK350, 2008 E63T
Dream Car(s) - Unlimited Funds: Weineck Cobra or Wiesmann Roadster
Dream Car(s) - Possible in the Future: S63
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

ANF
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Re: Who are you?

Post by ANF » Thu 07 Jun, 2012 2:39 pm

Ok, this is for Warren :laughing6: and others who may be interested!

Real name: Adam
Age: 42
Sex: male
Marital status: Divorced plus 3 1/2 y.o. son
Benz: 1997 W210 E320 Avantgarde Green/ Black - the best car I have owned to date! 1966 W108 250S Graphite Grey - rusty heap to be parted. 1966 W108 250S Abrabian Grey project...., 1967 W108 250S White Bash car :smile:
Occupation: Building designer, engineering tech
Location: Margate- suburb of Hobart
Interests other than Mercedes: Car and motor bike racing (participating in years gone by - hope to make a return soon...) F1 and LeMans as ones to watch now and moto GP, architecture, rare and unusal plants (palm trees and cycads), photography, Porsche
Dream Car, unlimited budget: Porsche 959, Carrera GT, 906/ 908/ 910/ 956/ 962/ 961, 911 turbo (plus many more Porsche), Ferrari 250 GT swb, Ford GT 40, Mercedes SL190, SLS, SL Black series, W210 E55, C216, MB list a work in progress.....
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning: Porsche 911, 928, Mercedes E55, C216 plus many more depending on the day of the week!

I have been a Ford man for most of my life - started with XP Falcons - coupe and sedans, XR fairmont, then got stuck in a habit of having late model near new stuff - ZL Fairlane (loved that car), ED wagon, EL Falcon, AU Falcon then jumped ship to Holden VU ute, good car just bloody uncomfortable to drive! Then did something strange, bought a Subaru Forester for the main reason of that I could fit into it - I am not that short.
Then my thoughts turned to having something that I have always wanted - a nice Euro car - BMW 5 series and MB E class were the front runners and throw in the V8 Audi A8 as well. Could not fit into a 5 series with a sun roof, plus the 528 is gutless! A8 I could not find a good one, even looked at an Audi A4 and 3 series (too small!) so the W210 E320 it was (have loved the shape since they were new, especially the E55!!) - and the rest, as they say, is history!
Heck, I have babbled on (sick day!)

Anyway, that's me :smile:
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Benz Hur
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Re: Who are you?

Post by Benz Hur » Thu 07 Jun, 2012 5:24 pm

Adam - I feel your pain not fitting into some cars, I'm 203cm (6ft8"). Another excuse (not that I need one) to drive old Mercedes - plenty of headroom and the seats slide back a fair bit in the 114 Coupes.

Japanese cars of most makes create an ammusingly uncomfortable situation when I try to fold myself into one. My Mk2 Supra had it's sunroof open whenever it wasn't raining, whether it was cold or not...
Michael

'62 W111 220SE sedan German built, front bench. Esmerelda
'70 W114 250CE sold
'72 W114 280C in DB-606 (Maple Yellow) PNG import. Celeste

ANF
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Re: Who are you?

Post by ANF » Thu 07 Jun, 2012 5:43 pm

Wow, I am not that tall (only 6' 1" or 185cm) although my back is slightly longer than the norm. I also like to sit upright in cars....
You would never fit into my car or anything like it then - my head is about 10mm off the roof!
This is the only car that I have ever driven where I do not put the seat all the way back.... must be built for some long legged freaks :laughing6:
I find it frustrating trying to test drive some cars, can only think what you make of it!!?
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Greg in Oz
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Re: Who are you?

Post by Greg in Oz » Thu 07 Jun, 2012 10:59 pm

ANF wrote:Interests other than Mercedes: ... rare and unusal plants (palm trees and cycads) ...
Adam,
You would possibly like parts of our garden. Last time I counted there were around 200 palms and a few cycads as well.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
YG2S8 - Mini Clubman GT: 1972, 4sp manual, blue, parchment vinyl (my first car which I still own)

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Re: Who are you?

Post by ANF » Thu 07 Jun, 2012 11:15 pm

Greg in Oz wrote:
ANF wrote:Interests other than Mercedes: ... rare and unusal plants (palm trees and cycads) ...
Adam,
You would possibly like parts of our garden. Last time I counted there were around 200 palms and a few cycads as well.
Sounds like I would :smile: over the years I have germinated hundreds of palms and cycads, with some planted out in the garden, but most waiting until they are big enough!! Also until recently we did not have fences and the wallabies ate most of what I planted - now I have to protect them from the dog! I did not know that dogs like to eat palm leaves..... :think:

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Re: Who are you?

Post by Benz Hur » Thu 07 Jun, 2012 11:41 pm

ANF wrote: I find it frustrating trying to test drive some cars, can only think what you make of it!!?
Fortunately I'm not interested in owning modern or non-European cars, so that takes most of the cramped problem cars out of the equation. I have test-driven a few modern Audis and BMW's for my sister though, apart from the snappy performance of the Beemers (was actually very impressed with the acceleration and handling), it was not an enjoyable experience...
Michael

'62 W111 220SE sedan German built, front bench. Esmerelda
'70 W114 250CE sold
'72 W114 280C in DB-606 (Maple Yellow) PNG import. Celeste

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Zundfolge
C Class
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Location: Sydney Australia

Re: Who are you?

Post by Zundfolge » Tue 24 Jul, 2012 3:52 pm

Real name: Mick
Age: 47
Sex:: M
Benz: 1984 W126 1984 380 SE
Occupation: Waste Relocation Technician AKA Garbo.
Location: Northern Beaches Sydney.
Interests other than Mercedes: Motor racing, Weight training, Working on my car and the beach.
Dream Car, unlimited budget: McLaren F1.
126: The most all-round bang-for-buck, over engineered understatement...
1984 W126 380 SE-Sold
1988 W124 300 E- Sold
1982 W126 280 SE

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SingoMerc
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Who are you?

Post by SingoMerc » Tue 31 Jul, 2012 10:16 pm

Picked up the new ML350 today. :):):):):):):):):)

All I can say so far - what a car!
It truly is a terrific car. Drives like dream, the car came with all the driver assist options (cruise/lane/etc). And they work, slowing the car when necessary and then automatically speeding up again when its clear.

I am looking forward to driving to Sydney on the weekend (I wonder if I will have the smile off my face by then).


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1982 500SEC
1984 500SEL

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ToddK
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Re: Who are you?

Post by ToddK » Thu 13 Sep, 2012 10:48 am

Guess it's time to introduce myself

Real name: Todd (who would have guessed?)
Age: 47
Benz: Sadly, none at the moment, but hoping to remedy that when I finish off a couple of other car/bike projects. I used to own a '63 220S sedan, and will be looking for another W111/W112 sedan in the future. Have also owned a '94 C180 Sport, great little car, but prefer the Heckflosse.
Occupation: Pilot. Served in the RAAF for 12 years and have now been flying commercially for the last 11.5 years.
Location: Maylands - suburban Perth, WA.
Interests, other than Mercedes: I'm into early 60's American super stock cars. Currently have a '63 Ford Galaxie and '63 Dodge 330 Max Wedge, as well as a '65 VW Beetle and a '73 Triumph T150V Trident. When I'm not wrenching on these cars, I try to keep fit and spend time with the family.
Dream car, unlimited budget: 300SEL 6.3, '62 Pontiac Catalina 421SD
Dream car that I have a chance of owning: W111/W112 sedan

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Mercmad
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Re: Who are you?

Post by Mercmad » Thu 13 Sep, 2012 7:12 pm

Todd, I had a 63 Plymouth Fury hardtop about 14 years ago. One of my favorite cars actaully and it was seriously rapid with a Worked 360 LA engine. One day a really rough looking character told me he had an engine for my Fury. Thinking he meant an old 318 polysphere,i nearly dismissed him but i took the time to ask what sort of engine. He replied he had a 426 max wedge!!. I followed him out to his place(in the bush ) and was surprised to see a ranch style house with a veranda running right around it. Under the veranda,stacked three high were dozens of Chrysler big block engines!!.
He showed me the engine he had,it was sitting on the bottom of the stacks, and one look at the engine number (or lack of it) convinced me it was the real thing. it was complete but in peices . i asked him "how much" and he said he needed a ute and knew i had an old toyota so we did a straight swap.
I had sold the engine within days to a guy in the USA ,and then some time later someone who knew the engine tells me it was the original engine from the Johnny Larsen Ramcharger ...duhh. i have a mate who found another here in Brisbane(bought for $1100 !!!) and put it into a 1970 Plymouth.. complete insanity!!. There really is 460 odd horsepower there. :laughing6:

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Re: Who are you?

Post by ToddK » Thu 13 Sep, 2012 10:43 pm

Cool story Ron, I love hearing about those sorts of finds. Only one day, I wish I was the one doing the finding! I know a guy over here in Perth, who owns an original 63 lightweight Plymouth Belvedere. It was brought over to Australia in 1964 by Ash Marshall and won the 1965 Australian championship. Still has the aluminium front end. Lot of great history in that car.

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Re: Who are you?

Post by Mercmad » Mon 29 Oct, 2012 10:54 am

Thats the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have a pic somewhere of it on the wharves with the little stickers everywhere telling the bogans not to lean on it as it will bend. I even saw a pic of it on Bathurst once!!.
it had been raced for one season in the USA before coming to OZ. An old mate here has another genny Max wedge engine just sitting around which he bought on the local trading post. :laughing6: :laughing6: really cheap too.

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Re: Who are you?

Post by ToddK » Mon 29 Oct, 2012 4:10 pm

Yeah, I bet it was cheap!!

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Bartman4800
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Re: Who are you?

Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 13 Nov, 2012 3:10 pm

Ok, time for me too now.

Real name: Bart
Age: 42
Marital Status: Living happily together with a cute Philipina whom I met in Perth.
Benz: I have got a '60 220S Heckflosse which I bought in Darwin from a Mormon :) because I felt down and needed a project to keep me busy. Made it roadworthy in the MVEC (old Qantas) Hangar in Parap over the course of 4 months. Had it trucked to Adelaide from where I drove it to Melbourne along the great ocean road. Had it later trucked to Perth, where I am residing now. The car is waiting further resto, but has to wait while I finish the house and extension.
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer, working as a Senior Tooling designer for an oil and gas company. Interesting stuff! :dance: I moved to Oz 6 years ago from the Netherlands. Lived in Adelaide, Darwin, Melbourne and now Medina near Perth (for a long time)
Location: Medina - Leafy suburb south of Perth, WA.
Interests: Renovating and extending my 60's weatherboard house that came over as a kit from Austria (Baltic Pine), otherwise a bit of gardening, keeping the neighbours tools and our cars running.
Dream car, unlimited budget: Mercedes Gullwing...
Dream car that I have a chance of owning: A fully restored W111 Coupe
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

1966heckflosse
Pagoda
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Location: melbourne

Re: Who are you?

Post by 1966heckflosse » Tue 13 Nov, 2012 9:58 pm

Real Name: Paul Dudi
Marital Status: Married
Age: 45
Sex: Male
Benz: 1966 w111 220 seb
Occupation: Fitter and Turner
Location: Melbourne / Mulgrave
Interests other than Mercedes: Model Airplanes , Steam Locomotives , Traveling , Sport , 50 s 60 s cars , hanging out in my man cave ( garage ) , Internet , VW's , Porsche
Dream Car: Porsche 356 A
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning:

Duste
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Location: Perth, Australia

Re: Who are you?

Post by Duste » Mon 10 Dec, 2012 9:51 am

Time for me to introduce myself I guess...

Real name: Hayden
Age: 22
Sex: M
Benz: 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.0L, JDM Import, being completely refurbished (exterior, interior, brakes, suspension, etc) w/ a whole lot of DTM gear and an LS1 dropped in.
Occupation: Mechanical & Piping Engineer, Oil & Gas
Location: Perth, WA
Interests other than Mercedes: Mostly motorsport (have a 4cyl turbo track car that I'll eventually get back to once I finish the 190E, target is 450hp/900kg purpose-built for time attack), photography and cooking.
Dream Car, unlimited budget: Too many to list...
Dream Car that I have a chance of owning: Building it now. :laughing6: But seriously, too many to list, but a Honda NSX would be up there.

eric78
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Re: Who are you?

Post by eric78 » Wed 20 Feb, 2013 8:29 pm

Real Name: Eric (duh)
Age: 34
Sex: M
Benz: 1986 190d 2.5
Previous Benzes: 1980 w123 300d (bought & sold in a week without ever taking pocession of it), 1988 190d 2.5(gave it away to a mate who drove it for a while then sold it for $600)
Previous non Benzes: 1965 Ford Cortina 240, 1966 Toyota Corona RT40
Occupation: Factory Worker/Line operator
Interests other than Mercedes: Cars in general, particularly oddities, Motor scooters, gravity racing(billy carts for grown ups), Music.
Dream Car: In my head.

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Who are you?

Post by SBW108 » Tue 14 May, 2013 10:39 pm

Just found this thread

Real name: steve

Age: 42

Status: engaged to leigh

Location: coal point, nsw

Occupation: coal miner, underground fitter

Previous occupation: RAAF armament/engine/airframe fitter 11yrs on F/A 18 Hornets
British Aerospace with RSAF Tornado's

Benz: 73 W114 280E

Other vehicles: renaultsport megane rs250, renaultsport Clio 172 cup, Honda Cbr1000rr

Dream car: Audi rs6 wagon (c6), SLS AMG, Audi R8

Realistic dream car, C/E63, Rs4,

Other interests: bikes, bike racing, car racing, car audio, anything fast enough to do something stupid with...
'73 W114 280E
'75 W114 280E

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Brad220S
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Re: Who are you?

Post by Brad220S » Fri 27 Sep, 2013 2:01 pm

Bored, so I might do one of these at last:

Real Name: Brad (if you couldn't guess)

Age: 32

Sex: Male

Current Benzes: 1960 220Sb W111

Other cars: 2013 Ford Focus ST (daily) 1960 Morris Minor pick-up (needs restoration), in negotiations at moment for a 1922 Ford Model T roadster. Other cars at my disposal (fathers) 1924 Dodge Brothers, 1960 Austin Healey Sprite, 1953 Renault 4CV, 1965 Daimler 250 V8, Bedford J1.

Current Occupation: "Engineering technical stores and service specialist" - Which is is the technical title for I'm the spare parts storeman for a rather large company that specialises in Coffee, Confectionary and pet food. (pet food in the factory i'm based at) My role is looking after the factory spare parts, ordering, and servicing of alot of the machinery, boilers, and water treatment.

Former occupations: Panel beater, shop assistant

Location: Bathurst, NSW

Interests other than M-B: Radio control car building, collecting and racing. Restoring vintage bicycles (new hobby, just acquired a 1920's australian un-branded frame with B.S.A fittings, Mansfield saddle, Palmer and Dunlop wheels)

Dream Cars, unlimited budget: M-B 540K Speciale, AC Cobra, Bentley Speed Six (in any body style other than the usual le mans style), any Veteran Mercedes/Benz/Simplex with some silly huge motor, 300SLR (unlimited budget afterall!)

Dream Car, one of which I might some day afford: Getting married soon, so that will never happen!

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cuisses
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Location: Canberra

Re: Who are you?

Post by cuisses » Fri 27 Sep, 2013 6:55 pm

Radio control car building, collecting and racing.
OK Brad, what have you got in the way of little cars? My son (aged 13) is heavily into this, and has a 1/10th scale Traxxas electric slash 4x4, with an aftermarket motor which currently produces 4.5 horsepower, but can produce 6 with the right battery. This might not seem much, but a model T Ford had only 20 hp - so this tiny car goes ridiculously fast. I suspect it would beat my W108 in a straight line.

He is constantly pulling it apart and rebuilding everything, often with aftermarket components (new shocks, new motor, new A arms, front and rear diff, new body shell .......)- it costs me a fortune. I'm pretty sure for the money spent on this thing I could have purchased a reasonable W110.
David Williams

W108 280SE 4.5 (Papyrus White and Palomino)

eric78
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Re: Who are you?

Post by eric78 » Fri 27 Sep, 2013 7:00 pm

Brad220S wrote:
Current Occupation: "Engineering technical stores and service specialist" - Which is is the technical title for I'm the spare parts storeman for a rather large company that specialises in Coffee, Confectionary and pet food. (pet food in the factory i'm based at) My role is looking after the factory spare parts, ordering, and servicing of alot of the machinery, boilers, and water treatment.
!
That'd be the formerly known as & still often referred to as Uncle Ben's? I'll have to look out for your car, I can't say I've seen it getting around, I haven't personally spotted anything older than a w114 around here.

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