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Old 2nd June 2018, 10:22 PM
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1982 380SEL for sale here in Newcastle I do know the owner of the car and the 380 was at the AGD only a few weeks ago.

Anyhow see what you guys think of the car?

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/newc...dan/1185773108
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Old 3rd June 2018, 08:40 AM
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1982 380SEL for sale here in Newcastle I do know the owner of the car and the 380 was at the AGD only a few weeks ago.

Anyhow see what you guys think of the car?

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/newc...dan/1185773108
It looks in nice shape although I am always very suspicious of white LWB S classes as that is hire car config.
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Old 7th June 2018, 10:58 PM
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1979 450SEL 6.9 for sale at Dutton Garage.

114,060kms no mention of the price!

I have to say I have never seen a 6.9 with the suspension sitting so high up is that how the suspension should be?

https://duttongarage.com/Mercedes-Be...-SEL-6-9~35008
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Old 9th June 2018, 01:35 PM
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1979 450SEL 6.9 for sale at Dutton Garage.

114,060kms no mention of the price!

I have to say I have never seen a 6.9 with the suspension sitting so high up is that how the suspension should be?

https://duttongarage.com/Mercedes-Be...-SEL-6-9~35008
The dutton garage makes classic throttle look like the $2 shop. Be prepared to be sitting down if/when you ring for the price

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Does anyone know the location of the Dutton Garage ? I must admit to never heard of it. Also, anyone know the price ? It must be "sky high" given the comment by C107.

The car itself ? Well, the price may well determine if the car is good value. Judging by the poor quality photos, there are certain areas that could be spruced up. The first is the usual problem of front door trims with the foam having disappeared although, for a change, the back seat appears to be firm and unmarked. A definite bonus. The radio is not original, but that's probably not an important issue. I am more concerned with the very dull, and dated, appearance of the timber trim AND steering wheel, and the Ashtray sports the Zebrano finish instead of the more appropriate burr walnut. Just nit picking a bit, but then again this is supposed to be in super duper condition.

Regarding the ride height, you can go close to that level on the high setting, but then again it may just be a matter of finer adjustment of the levelling valves. Regards Styria
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Does anyone know the location of the Dutton Garage ? I must admit to never heard of it. Also, anyone know the price ? It must be "sky high" given the comment by C107.
Dutton Garage is located in a very impressive showroom not that far from melbourne CBD.
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Dutton Garage is located in a very impressive showroom not that far from melbourne CBD.
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.
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