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Old 10th September 2018, 12:02 PM
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Well apparently Stirling Moss WAS there on the day and the obvious clothing difference between El Chueco & Moss was due to their country of origin! Speeds reached were 240kmh with Vic Police IN one of the cars!

Here’s a pic of the Silver Arrow that was there and extremely loud..
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Apparently the nearby town of Monageeta was supposed to be called ‘Moneygetter’ but got lost in translation! Apparently the area made the owner rather wealthy hence the name!
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I’m beginning to think the car in the background is a W123 and not a 6.9. Victorian registration with the prefix BAB - - -
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Still no evidence of the ex-Jeff Kennett car actually being there... But it is hard to imagine MBA sending only one 6.9 to demo and so it’s likely Moss actually drove Jeff’s old car, not Fangio. And I just realised it makes perfect sense considering the colour!!!



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Old 10th September 2018, 12:20 PM
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I ran into the guys that found this original pic and posted it on-line. Date stamped 17/10/1978 which is more than a month after the event. It appears to be an official MBA press release pic. I’m not sure if it was ever actually printed in the media but I’m doing more research.

Apparently Wheels Magazine journalists never got an invite, since they criticised the brakes on the regular 450!!!


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Hi Mark,

When will we see Skye back on the road?

I love the 6.9s with extraordinary tales connected to them!
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I’m just her guardian ATM! I think she’ll be a inspirational project for her next owner; Lindsay FOX??
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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 Jeldes (his interpreter)
Peter Anderson (Motor Manual journalist), and

2nd 'lap':

Then-motoring editor of The Age, Christopher de Fraga, hopped in the back, behind front seat passenger, 1967 World Champion Denny Hulme.

It doesn't make sense that Jeldes wouldn't be present on the second lap, so that would put 4 people in the car the second time around.

I'm assuming Sir Stirling Moss was driving the second 6.9, which might've been Jeff K's old car. Fitting that the car is a light green... However it can't be Moss Green since that appears too dark. Oh and Jeff's old car can't be Thistle Green, since that wasn't released until 1980. Could Jeff K's old car actually be Cypress Green? Or was that car not built until 1980 (which would rule it out of the Fangio media day altogether)???

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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 Jeldes (his interpreter)
Peter Anderson (Motor Manual journalist), and

2nd 'lap':

Then-motoring editor of The Age, Christopher de Fraga, hopped in the back, behind front seat passenger, 1967 World Champion Denny Hulme.

It doesn't make sense that Jeldes wouldn't be present on the second lap, so that would put 4 people in the car the second time around.

I'm assuming Sir Stirling Moss was driving the second 6.9, which might've been Jeff K's old car. Fitting that the car is a light green... However it can't be Moss Green since that appears too dark. Oh and Jeff's old car can't be Thistle Green, since that wasn't released until 1980. Could Jeff K's old car actually be Cypress Green? Or was that car not built until 1980 (which would rule it out of the Fangio media day altogether)???

https://www.w116.org/tech/colors/
What about Silver-Green (861)? Its a colour that is often mistaken for Thistle green and was popular at the time on W116's.
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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 is a darker colour with more gold in it.
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Yep I just spoke to Craig, who bought it from Jeff. Colour code 861 (Silver Green Metallic) and first owned by Mercedes Benz Australia. Sold to someone in WA and last seen in Bathurst NSW... Additional pix pending.
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I believe that Alan Jones also owned a 6.9 for quite a while.
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I wonder what this might reveal....

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