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BenzBoy
19th August 2008, 10:28 AM
Sitting in the back of a shed, registered and going well. A small amount of mechanical work to be done. Surface rust only. 139,000ks. Fair condition tan interior. All bits on the car. Fair price. Trouble is it is gold!!
Do I want it? Do I need it? Where would I park a 6.9? Where would I drive it?
Regards,
BenzBoy

SELfor50
19th August 2008, 10:51 AM
Sitting in the back of a shed, registered and going well. A small amount of mechanical work to be done. Surface rust only. 139,000ks. Fair condition tan interior. All bits on the car. Fair price. Trouble is it is gold!!
Do I want it? Do I need it? Where would I park a 6.9? Where would I drive it?
Regards,
BenzBoy

Benzboy... buy it, have some fun, then sell it to me!!

This isn't Jammer's 6.9 by any chance is it???? Where has Jammer been btw?

Tell ya what, you buy it... hold onto it for 12 months.. and whatever price you pay for it, i'll give you 1500 on top in 12months time. :eek: :D

WGB
19th August 2008, 11:37 AM
Do I want it? - Of course you do.

Do I need it? - Of course not.

Where would I park a 6.9? - Out of the rain.

Where would I drive it? - everywhere.

You know you want it and it's only small change - when are you picking it up?:D

Make a marvellous tow car for your trips to concourse events with the RR.

Bill

Des
19th August 2008, 12:04 PM
Do I want it? - I think you do? do you?

Do I need it? - Of course not, but that is completely irrelevant

Where would I park a 6.9? - Is there such a thing as affordable lockup storage in Sydney?

Where would I drive it? - everywhere!

Des
19th August 2008, 12:07 PM
Gold AMG car,

to give you a feel for the Gold


http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/Gold%20AMG/7ffd_3.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/Gold%20AMG/89d5_3.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/Gold%20AMG/9e36_3.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/Gold%20AMG/9f91_3.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii118/vengeanceunlimited/W116%20Pictures/Gold%20AMG/aea3_3.jpg

Michel
19th August 2008, 12:22 PM
You don't need another car Benz Boy......

Where will you PARK it ??? :confused:

Leave it to a more needy Forum Member.. :p

116Benz
19th August 2008, 12:51 PM
Go get it Benz Boy, if its a driveable bargain its a good starting point. If it's Icon Gold it will contrast well with Miss Olga.

BenzBoy
19th August 2008, 01:55 PM
You don't need another car Benz Boy......

Where will you PARK it ??? :confused:

Leave it to a more needy Forum Member.. :p

You are quite correct Michel. Anyone interested cam pm me for the contact details. $4000 is what I am told.
Regards,
BenzBoy
Edit - anyway, Miss Olga says I will be busy in 2009 looking after her puppies so I can only do what I can do....

s class
20th August 2008, 03:33 AM
I am developing the opinion that a 6.9 should be a 70's colour :

milan
ikon
byzantine
zypress
black (timeless)
citrus (if you are brave enough)

Michel
20th August 2008, 05:59 AM
I am developing the opinion that a 6.9 should be a 70's colour :
milan
ikon
byzantine
zypress
black (timeless)
citrus (if you are brave enough)

Aside of the obvious (milan, black and citrus), what are these colours?
ikon
byzantine
zypress

Lukas
20th August 2008, 07:44 AM
ikon = ikon gold (I think the German ikon is equivalent to the english icon, as in those little religious pictures, many of which had that gold colour in the halos etc)

byzantine is a darker gold

zypress = zuprus = German for Cypress (the country) = a limey green

116Benz
20th August 2008, 09:19 AM
Dont forget Cayenne Orange. Rarely seen, but a definite 70's colour, and Inca Red another one of those in between colours (in between rusty red and a dark pink)

Michel
20th August 2008, 11:09 AM
Does anyone have a picture of a Citrus 116?

Des
20th August 2008, 11:20 AM
Does anyone have a picture of a Citrus 116?

Dear Michel
Do you mean 874 CitrusGrün?

http://meinbenz.de/farben/116/874citrus1.jpg




http://meinbenz.de/farben/116/farbcodes116.htm

oscar
20th August 2008, 03:31 PM
For a while now there's been a citrus green 450se on carpoint with AMG spoiler. Actually, Michel there's another 450se, also with AMG spoiler, that is the brightest reddest w116 I've ever seen, I think you'd like it Michel. Together these would make a great pidgeon pair. http://carpoint.com.au/used-cars/search.aspx?N=279%204294942924%204294898754%201426

But talking about 70's colours, like it or lump it, I always thought gold was the colour of the 70's:confused: The only other logical choice would be rainbow.

Des
20th August 2008, 04:09 PM
But talking about 70's colours, like it or lump it, I always thought gold was the colour of the 70's:confused: The only other logical choice would be rainbow.


Anything bright or brown were classic 70's colours,

BenzBoy
20th August 2008, 05:13 PM
Anything bright or brown were classic 70's colours,

The following link could be of interest to those who have a hankering for a return to the 1970s - http://www.onethirtysecond.co.uk/resin/bl70s.php
My 1975 Lancia was Cascigne Green (a kind of Olive Green) with brown interior - brown seat, brown dash, brown carpet - all because Lancia research showed brown to be a relaxing colour. :eek:
Regards,
BenzBoy

Michel
20th August 2008, 05:20 PM
I thought Citrus would have been more yellowy :confused:

GreaseMonkey
20th August 2008, 06:08 PM
Alternate spellings?
Icon Gold, Cypress Green, Byza........something else.
Anyway, what is wrong with a 6.9 in Gold?
I am fighting the temptation right now...........

Chris

Michel
20th August 2008, 11:39 PM
Alternate spellings?
Icon Gold, Cypress Green, Byza........something else.
Anyway, what is wrong with a 6.9 in Gold?
I am fighting the temptation right now...........

Chris

Don't fight it....
Go for it...

s class
22nd August 2008, 05:47 AM
Byzantine is best described as metallic pale orange.

Zypress-grun (cypress green) is more of an olivey darker green metallic

Citrus is bright limey green metallic

Ikon is as per benzboy's pics

s class
22nd August 2008, 05:49 AM
http://www.meinbenz.de/farben/116/422-1.jpg

http://www.meinbenz.de/farben/116/876zypresse.jpg

http://www.meinbenz.de/farben/116/874citrus2.jpg

Michel
22nd August 2008, 12:19 PM
Ryan,

Thanks for posting the colours...

Definitly seventies...:D

Lukas
27th August 2008, 08:45 AM
Well, it seems seems the addiction continues - I've committed to buy this car, and hopefully will get it transported to Canberra early next week. Was purchased sight unseen, but thanks to BenzBoy and his mechanic at Autohaus Strecker am fairly confident that I know what's wrong with it. Cam2 has also been doing some digging, so thanks for that also.

There will of course be pictures when it arrives. Plan is to work on it (as well as the blue 6.9 and the 350 and the garage itself) after I get back from o/s, and posibly pass it on to Cam2 after "SELfor50 stuns Stuttgart" happens sometime next year.

The gold exterior sounds OK, but the tan interior scares me too - this was one of the reasons I passed up Mercules' 450 - I just don't like that colour. Maybe it's because the inside of the Crumpledoor is tan. Gold-on-tan especially sounds a bit wierd. Anyway, we shall see.

Michel
27th August 2008, 08:50 AM
Well, it seems seems the addiction continues - I've committed to buy this car, and hopefully will get it transported to Canberra early next week. Was purchased sight unseen, but thanks to BenzBoy and his mechanic at Autohaus Strecker am fairly confident that I know what's wrong with it. Cam2 has also been doing some digging, so thanks for that also.


Congratulations....

Well done :D

BenzBoy
27th August 2008, 07:55 PM
Well, it seems seems the addiction continues - I've committed to buy this car, and hopefully will get it transported to Canberra early next week. Was purchased sight unseen, but thanks to BenzBoy and his mechanic at Autohaus Strecker am fairly confident that I know what's wrong with it. Cam2 has also been doing some digging, so thanks for that also.

There will of course be pictures when it arrives. Plan is to work on it (as well as the blue 6.9 and the 350 and the garage itself) after I get back from o/s, and posibly pass it on to Cam2 after "SELfor50 stuns Stuttgart" happens sometime next year.

The gold exterior sounds OK, but the tan interior scares me too - this was one of the reasons I passed up Mercules' 450 - I just don't like that colour. Maybe it's because the inside of the Crumpledoor is tan. Gold-on-tan especially sounds a bit wierd. Anyway, we shall see.

Leaving aside the Ikon Gold and Tan combo (well, actually it is a classical one in a 1970s way), the car is OK. Not perfect but from what I know of it and have seen over the last 2 years or so, well worth the effort. Goodluck and enjoy.
Regards,
BenzBoy
PS: I like Tan leather interiors but maybe that shows my increasing age.

Styria
27th August 2008, 09:08 PM
The colour in Mercules' 450 is, in fact, orange bamboo. First time I have seen this thread (please forgive my ignorance) and I am asking - has "Grease Monkey" bought the car and where does he get all the money from ? :D

Regards Styria

Michel
27th August 2008, 10:21 PM
The colour in Mercules' 450 is, in fact, orange bamboo. First time I have seen this thread (please forgive my ignorance) and I am asking - has "Grease Monkey" bought the car and where does he get all the money from ? :D

Regards Styria

Godfather.......:confused:
What's GreaseMonkey has to do with it:eek:

Styria
27th August 2008, 10:32 PM
Well, must be Lukas then - my God, I must be getting tired. Anyway, where is he getting all that money from ? ...if it's not Grease Monkey - bless them both. Night, night.....Styria

SELfor50
27th August 2008, 11:13 PM
Congrats on the Purchase young skywalker!! :cool:

"SELfor50 stuns Stuttgart" will indeed be a movie event, not to be missed!!! ;)

Look forward to seeing the beast...

Cam2.

Lukas
28th August 2008, 08:39 AM
Me too. I also just figured out the Skywalker thing - and it's only Thursday.

Delivery is expected on Tuesday - will be landing at Lukas' Wide World of w116es (my house) - too long for parents garage, feel bad dumping it with Cam2s folks, and also don't want to have to get a permit to move it anywhere later on.

As for the money - the mortgage has a redraw facility:)

Thing is, if this car is as described, then it will again raise the bar in terms of "6.9 bang for buck" stakes, so any future cars will have to be even better value.

By the way, saw a mint condition 6.9 on some German website last night for EU32,000.00 - maybe they are going up and I can call it an investment?

Michel
28th August 2008, 12:46 PM
By the way, saw a mint condition 6.9 on some German website last night for EU32,000.00 - maybe they are going up and I can call it an investment?

Values in Europe are certainly way higher than anywhere else and especially here :(

oscar
28th August 2008, 01:13 PM
Congrats Lukas. Gold on tan, how cool. My retro thoughts anyway.

-bb-
28th August 2008, 06:40 PM
Mate, I need to catch up and see your W116 car yard...

Lukas
29th August 2008, 02:34 PM
Better make it quick bb, I'm off on the 6th of September. Would be good to meet up though.