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Forum: MERCEDES W116 Today, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,635
Posted By Oversize
Re: Fangio and the 6.9

After lunch at Emu Bottom it seems Fangio drove Skye, the Grey Blue Metallic (colour code 906) 6.9, on at least two hot laps of the Sunbury area with the following passengers:

1st 'lap':

Julio...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 22nd September 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By Oversize
Re: 280S - white over green - 140000km

Carbies and no radio? No thanks!
Forum: MERCEDES W116 22nd September 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By Oversize
Re: Malcolm Fraser - Prime Ministerial W116

He did a few hot laps with Fangio at Sandown 10/09/1978.
Forum: MERCEDES W116 22nd September 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By Oversize
Re: Malcolm Fraser - Prime Ministerial W116

Interesting! The plates wouldíve been removed when they upgraded the car so it might be hard to track.
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 22nd September 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By Oversize
Re: Man o War for Sale

Nah she wasnít ready in time so the owner brought his 560. Hopefully sheís not far off now...
Forum: INTERIORS 18th September 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,207
Posted By Oversize
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

In fact I donít know why they didnít fit alloy panels as part of the package. And Iíll never get the keep-it-all-under-the-same-bonnet-line, small throttle body and lack of cold air intake.

In the...
Forum: INTERIORS 18th September 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,207
Posted By Oversize
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

I really think the 6.9 needed something to ID the model from the side, plus electric front seats and something else obvious (but classy) to tell your passengers youíre in a super-sedan. If they were...
Forum: INTERIORS 18th September 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,207
Posted By Oversize
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

Weird that AMG started with any type of mod pre-merger, a dedicated range post merge and now its back to bits n pieces. They should introduce something in between so the donít dilute the brand....
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 18th September 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,402
Posted By Oversize
Re: 116 mud flaps

I can confirm that I had a 6.9 with mudflaps which I took off and sold. When I removed them I was surprised to find they were W123 items. I heard something similar from the buyer that they never made...
Forum: INTERIORS 18th September 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,207
Posted By Oversize
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

That is interesting Brian! Pity they didn’t choose other options to embellish the 6.9 and distance it further from the standard 450. But I guess they didn’t wish to diminish sales of the 600 which...
Forum: MECHANICALS 18th September 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By Oversize
Re: Starting a car after 6 months idle

Great news! Drive n enjoy!!
Forum: MERCEDES W116 18th September 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By Oversize
Re: 6.9 video on youtube

Sad to see them go but you canít keep them forever (unless you bury it with you :rolleyes::eek:)....
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 18th September 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,038
Posted By Oversize
Re: 6.9 40th Birthday Cruise

No problem! It was great to have a event that isnít just about looking and talking! Itís possible the next one could be a tag-along with an AMG track day at Phillip Island....
Forum: MERCEDES W116 18th September 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,635
Posted By Oversize
Re: Fangio and the 6.9

Iím just her guardian ATM! I think sheíll be a inspirational project for her next owner; Lindsay FOX??
Forum: MECHANICALS 18th September 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By Oversize
Re: Hydropneumatic Suspension (HPF) Series 2

The ACT car:

https://i.postimg.cc/Bv5KGfhj/1244_BF9_A-4_A93-4746-_B7_F7-_BD0_CCE395752.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
...
Forum: MECHANICALS 18th September 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By Oversize
Re: Hydropneumatic Suspension (HPF) Series 2

Hereís the other car from VIC:

https://i.postimg.cc/vHTDz5bc/21_D95988-_D04_C-4209-_BD71-_BE4190975_CD0.jpg (https://postimg.cc/2VpzjbqD)
...
Forum: MECHANICALS 18th September 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By Oversize
Re: Hydropneumatic Suspension (HPF) Series 2

These cars all have the high compression 300hp M117 and are very rare in Australia. I bet there’s few left worldwide. So here’s the latest count:

Dora is 1 of 4 known cars in the country that...
Forum: MECHANICALS 18th September 2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By Oversize
Re: Hydropneumatic Suspension (HPF) Series 2

Haha I forgot about the last one I just posted in this thread!! Oh and I have 2 cars; Dora and and a green 500SEL which has been used for parts for many years by the PO....
Forum: MERCEDES W126 17th September 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,090
Posted By Oversize
Re: Dora 2

Thanks for the update! Any pix? Iím planning another thread with pix (regos removed).
Forum: MERCEDES W126 16th September 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,090
Posted By Oversize
Re: Dora 2

Dora is 1 of 4 known cars in the country that retains the S2 hydro suspension and the only car with the update interior and electric split rear seats. Very rare in Australia and I bet there’s few...
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