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Last vintage car meeting this year ... impressions ...

Post by T-Modell » Mon 17 Oct, 2016 5:25 pm

Hi down under,

we're getting into autumn here, so yesterday was the last car meeting around the corner from here. So we took the W111 for a little drive and - as usual - the huge variety of cars was amazing ... So I thought, you might be interested in some pics ... enjoy!

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Thomas

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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
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Post by cuisses » Mon 17 Oct, 2016 10:18 pm

Things look pretty bad in Europe. Just a lot of Mercedes, BMWs and Porsches. Not a single Holden!
Merkel has run the economy into the ground so nobody can afford a decent car anymore. Thomas, emigrate to Australia before it is too late.
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Post by T-Modell » Mon 17 Oct, 2016 10:21 pm

cuisses wrote:Things look pretty bad in Europe. Just a lot of Mercedes, BMWs and Porsches. Not a single Holden!
Merkel has run the economy into the ground so nobody can afford a decent car anymore. Thomas, emigrate to Australia before it is too late.
:laughing6: :laughing6: ... just for you I took the photo of the "Opel Manta" and the "Ford Capri" ... so a bit of "Holden" and "Ford" too ...
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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
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 9:55 am

Great Pics Thomas, I always like seeing pictures of all those European cars that we never got here in Australia! :whistle:
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Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 2:19 pm

Was that yellow Skoda there before the actual vintage cars arrived? :thefinger:

Opel Manta's have quite a following in Europe but they are, shall we say "a different kind of car people'
Tiefer, breiter aber nicht schneller...
But I must admit that one is a very tidy example.

And it is refreshing to see a Renault Alpine sitting next to a Traction Avant....

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Post by T-Modell » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 6:24 pm

Yep, I forgot to take a photo for David ... there was actually a Wartburg there ... had to explain to my wife what that is.

I remember 1982, year 12 in school. It was tradition to do a trip to West-Berlin with one day paying the entrance fee (25 East-Marks) to East-Berlin. So we took the underground to East-Berlin. Being a car nut already back then, I had to drive in one of those Wartburgs, so we took a taxi to the Alexanderplatz. At least some of the worthless East-money was gone. You had to spend it all in one day, because you couldn't exchange it. You couldn't eat as much, as a drink was 10 East-Pfenning and a meal around 1 East-Mark. We tried to spend money in a "shopping centre" ... not possible, shelfs empty. I remember seeing one of the cheapest cassettes of the time (around 1 West-Mark) which cost 25 East-Mark, so unaffordable. That's why I have a record of "Karat" in my collection ...

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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

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Post by Ivanerrol » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 7:26 pm

Hi Tomas - just to be pedantic :boohoo:

Ingriss translation
Veteran Car, as they were, quite simply, built before the First World War.
Vintage Car was built before 1930
Post Vintage referred to cars from the 30s until the end of WWII

Cars built post WWII are deemed to be classic - depending on your point of view.
There are Classics which are deemed Classic by all levels of motoring propriety.
e.g. Gullwing. - no dispute - king of modern classics.
Citroen DS21 - undeniable classic
etc etc.

Then there are the popular classics - these are cars that the average man could afford to buy in the day or were just out of pocket reach.
Italian supercars are not in this category - Ferraris, Lambos, etc

All those cars at your meet would be considered post modern classics. Desirable cars to own or just eccentrics - I don't know whether or not a Skoda rates.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
Departed
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W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
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Post by Ivanerrol » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 7:33 pm

Bartman4800 wrote:Was that yellow Skoda there before the actual vintage cars arrived? :thefinger:
Bart
I remember seeing some of those Skodas brand new in a lot in London.
The cheapest car on the market at the time and were rusting away sitting on the forecourt of the stealership.
It was amazing experience if your bought one of those new Skoda's and the exhaust didn't fall off as you drove away from the stealership yard.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240, E240
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Post by T-Modell » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 7:35 pm

Ivanerrol wrote:Hi Tomas - just to be pedantic :boohoo:
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No problem with that,
my name is Thomas :laughing6: :laughing6:

I guess, you ask five people and get six different opinions. In the German language (sic!), you call everything older than 30 years an "oldtimer" (!) and between 20-30 years a "Youngtimer" (!). So we're using English words again in the wrong meaning, like "handy" or "public viewing".

Anyway, I like the variety ...
Thomas
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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
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Post by kimrh » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 10:47 pm

They look like nice deep dish German made rare period 16inch split width ACT rims on that BMW
I have a set of those i wish to sell that have been fully restored to an amazing highly polished condition to complete front face/lips/rear and barrel.
16 x 8inch front / 16 x 9inch rear if anyone is a BMW fan over your way or here local

Nice pics Thomas and thanks for sharing
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Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 19 Oct, 2016 11:26 am

kimrh wrote:They look like nice deep dish German made rare period 16inch split width ACT rims on that BMW
I have a set of those i wish to sell that have been fully restored to an amazing highly polished condition to complete front face/lips/rear and barrel.
16 x 8inch front / 16 x 9inch rear if anyone is a BMW fan over your way or here local

Nice pics Thomas and thanks for sharing
So RH stands for Rim Headquarters? :laughing6:
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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)
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2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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Post by T-Modell » Wed 19 Oct, 2016 5:31 pm

Rim headquarters :laughing6: :laughing6:

That BMW is a rare M635CSI with the M1 motor. 286hp in those days was pretty impressive. I met the owner on one of those meetings, he's well into his 70s. He told me, that he bought the car around 1988 as a one or two-year old car and has it since. Those cars have risen in price the last ten years ...

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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

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Post by AMG » Sat 22 Oct, 2016 12:45 pm

Some of those are favourites from my childhood....

Traction Avant -
405 pug
cinquecento
isetta
A110
The white 964 SC parked next to your lovely 111.

I never liked BMW's despite the neighbours having an 1990 E30 M325i, the full-fat package.
(because we didn't get the E30 M3)

Something about. beyerischer mist wagens..... i dunno.

I would have bought the a110 in my teens if I knew then what I know now. oh well.

I need a time machine.
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 Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
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.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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Post by T-Modell » Sat 22 Oct, 2016 5:11 pm

AMG wrote:...
Something about. beyerischer mist wagens..... i dunno...
Hi Joe,

besides "Bayrischer Mistwagen" (Bavarian crap car), as a Mercedes driver the abbreviation "Bei Mercedes Weggeschmissen" (Thrown-away at Mercedes) should be known :laughing6: :laughing6:

Joke aside, the 6-series of the 80s was always the only BMW I really liked.
Thomas
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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

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Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 22 Oct, 2016 5:30 pm

T-Modell wrote:
AMG wrote:...
Something about. beyerischer mist wagens..... i dunno...
Hi Joe,

besides "Bayrischer Mistwagen" (Bavarian crap car), as a Mercedes driver the abbreviation "Bei Mercedes Weggeschmissen" (Thrown-away at Mercedes) should be known :laughing6: :laughing6:

Joke aside, the 6-series of the 80s was always the only BMW I really liked.
Thomas

After owning 3 E9's (including the now classic 3.0Si) and and E24 and discovering that the running and repair costs were starting to exceed the original purchase prices, chief cook and accountant forbade the blue roundel and insisted on the three pointed star.
In the early nineties I was doing quite a bit of work at the main Melbourne WMB Stealership. I pointedly always drove my 560 down there.
The sales manager asked me why I didn't consider getting a new 7 series. I told him about my previous WMB ownership - he reluctantly agreed that the '70's wasn't the best period for B.M.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240, E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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