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Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 9th October 2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Aus 6.9 - aud135,000

Old adage in car restoration:
"For every dollar you put into the restoration of a car, you get 50 cents back in increased value"

In has to be an investment in love for the restoration of the car....
Forum: MERCEDES W116 27th September 2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,409
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Fangio and the 6.9

I believe that Alan Jones also owned a 6.9 for quite a while.
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 27th September 2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,689
Posted By SEL_69L
Smile Re: Rover 3500S Rebuild

I am still following this project with a great deal of interest.
I remember the car coming back from Canberra, because I followed it back to Glenorie, towing another Rover on a trailer behind...
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 27th September 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,307
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: 6.9 40th Birthday Cruise

Are 6.9's now the most common W116's that now survive?

It wouldn't be much of a surprise to me, because they were so special in the first place, and have always well worth preserving and to be...
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 27th September 2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: W116 Daily Driving Mileage

Over a 15 year period, I covered about 30,000 klm in my 6.9.

The 1998 E55 AMG seems to be destined for the same sort of career.

My current runabout driving is a split between a Hyundai I20,...
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 27th September 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: All British day Sydney Sept 23

Sorry I missed it.
Currently In Villa La Palagina Tuscany, Italy.
Have some interesting pictures of cars that I will post when I get back, including a
1951? Packard based Zil, photographed in...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 17th October 2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,970
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: 6.9 Queensland

Driver's seat looks to be in well above average condition.
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 17th October 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,245
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: The Rover P5/P5B

Rover also produced a quite small V8 powered car of a later vintage.
It was based on the Rover 75 (1999 - 2005)
The original '75' of this vintage had a 2.5 litre east west engine.
A 'badge...
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 24th August 2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: All British Day

Looking forward to being there with Styria.
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 18th June 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,305
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Get togather

Had a great day, and (would you believe it), drove a diesel engined car for the first time in my life!
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 10th June 2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,305
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Get togather

I would like to be there (:-) !
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 26th February 2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,122
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: 450SEL 6.9 for sale

An E55 tends to be a bit quicker and much more sure footed..... especially under power.....!
But not really in the same playing field.

Actually, the 6.9 has quite a bit more of what the E55...
Forum: MERCEDES W107 23rd January 2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,373
Posted By SEL_69L
Wink Re: Recently arrived 450SLC

A rare find, in what appears to be in a much superior condition.
My favourite shape of Mercedes.
Congratulations !
I would suggest that you go over it with a fine tooth comb, looking for rust,...
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 23rd January 2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,522
Posted By SEL_69L
Talking Re: Classic Mercedes mats

I get my mats for free, from a few professional car detailers. that have established a good rapport with. Such used mats have to be thrown out of the trade-ins that are to be re sold in the new car...
Forum: MECHANICALS 1st January 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,731
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Joys of Modern Motoring

Another moral ?
Don't go near those cars with those gearboxes.

I assume we are talking about the famous Ford Powershi# transmission.
Forum: ROAD TESTS 22nd November 2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,355
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Styria's 6.9

Some folks know my current car, some don't.
After 15 years in my ownership, my 6.9 is now owned a new owner, who I know is going to love it and take good care of it.

My wife died 4 years ago, my...
Forum: ROAD TESTS 17th November 2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,355
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Styria's 6.9

Actually, the max. quoted torque in my current car is only 20 Nm shy of the max. torque in Syria's 6.9, except that it is at higher revs.
5 speed quick shift gearbox and 300kg less to drag around...
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 17th November 2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,743
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Speeding ticket

I have to watch myself with my current car.

I had to drive it fairly fast :eek: (I have told some people HOW fast), to try to track down a vibration problem.
I think I have finally found the...
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 26th June 2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,823
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Museum

Thanks for the excellent photos,Tim! :)

Visited the Museum about 3 weeks ago, before the official opening, with the
Antique and Classic Car Club on a sunny tuesday.
Also very happy to catch up...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 21st May 2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,465
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Out in the sun today

The road surface from the Great Western Highway to Oberon is NOT the best of surfaces, which includes lots of small potholes and patching.

Yes, we were able to keep up with the E Type, but never...
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