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Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION 5th October 2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,867
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: new VIN decoder

Nah - it's working now. Must be the operator (me).
I prefer the Russian site though. The Russians hack everyone and everything so they can probably tell the future too
Regards,
Brian
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4th October 2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,867
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: new VIN decoder

Tried it and it said my car was too new to be included.....:eek:
Regards,
Brian
Forum: INTERIORS 4th October 2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,223
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

Macassar Ebony is the wood trim supplied in the limited edition Rolls-Royce "Private Jet Ghost". Instead of gloss it is an oiled finish and does look smart alongside the Fleet Blue and Arctic White...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 26th September 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,321
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Fangio and the 6.9

I recall when Jeff K's car was for sale and I believe it to be Silver Green from the pictures that were on the net at the time. I owned an 80s Benz for a short period and it was Thistle Green which...
Forum: INTERIORS 24th September 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,223
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

Macassar Ebony is an extraordinarily difficult timber to use. Up to 2 years dying and drying time and the result is a timber that is brittle and prone to splitting. It's also known to provoke...
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 24th September 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: All British day Sydney Sept 23

As always, Bryce, your photos are excellent.
May we use some in the RROCA Club magazine please?
Regards,
Brian
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 20th September 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: W116 Daily Driving Mileage

Ah - vive La Peugeot!
Forum: INTERIORS 18th September 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,223
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

AMG is not made any longer for enthusiasts. Ask who are the major individual private shareholders:
https://www.daimler.com/investors/share/shareholder-structure/
More telling is:...
Forum: INTERIORS 18th September 2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,223
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

And of course the timber surrounding the windows etc was dropped due to safety concerns. No-one wants splinters in their eyes as a result of an accident and you will recall that the W116 made some...
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 14th August 2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: 2018 Shannons Eastern Creek

That's OK Michel,
I've stuck in Paris imbibing culture (just culture?) Arrived back home at 11 tonight so details later.
I've even had the joy of seeing a swarm of Citroen 2CV swarming down St...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 1st July 2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,992
Posted By BenzBoy
In the parts bin

Nice car - but has someone been in the Mercedes-Benz parts bin for this?
...
Forum: ARTICLES 19th June 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Gen 4 toyota Hybrid

Sean - does it have a full-sized spare wheel?
Regards,
Brian
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 13th June 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,816
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: My Citroen DS21

I am suitably impressed. I showed this to some of my friends in Paris and they were green with envy since a DS is now a rare sight in France.
Regards,
Brian
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 11th June 2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Hybrids

Hmmm - rather like fusion cooking?
I would prefer the name fusion to hybrid but I guess that will frighten the horses as some will think it related to nuclear fusion. Now there's a power worth...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 10th June 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,925
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Car of the week

And have been a part of the Melbourne motoring scene for several generations. As to the price: no comment is possible until someone knows what it is.
Regards,
Brian
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 8th June 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Australia Doesn't Exist???

Damn - I must ask NASA for a raise ..:rolleyes:
Regards,
Brian
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 27th May 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Trip to the Arctic in a cheap Silver Shadow

Yes - I saw that and wondered how the Shadow would cope; reasonably well it seems - much to my surprise.
Regards,
Brian
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 22nd May 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: Beige/Tan Luxury car interiors are dead

Indeed; he is nuts. He's probably the same nut that predicted the final days of white cars.

Cheaper manufacturers cut costs by offering dark grey polyester or very cheap black leather without...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 16th May 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,932
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: The Citroen DS

What a shame the DS never had a motor worthy of the rest of the car! C107, there is a cheapish CX on carsales that could keep you entertained over winter.
Regards,
Brian
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 16th May 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By BenzBoy
Re: 1955 300B Pininfarina

German engineering and Italian styling is a marriage made in heaven.
Regards,
Brian
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