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Old 16th October 2020, 11:08 PM
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Just noticed these Mercedes on the MBCNSW Facebook page.
















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Old 17th October 2020, 07:32 AM
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They all need to be put out of their misery Tim.
However the little single round headlight green car looks cute and ready to save.
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Old 18th October 2020, 09:17 AM
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its a shame they have been left like that. Many previously good parts are now probably unsalvagable.
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Old 20th October 2020, 12:54 PM
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Let me guess - Herscheid Restorations?
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Old 20th October 2020, 07:01 PM
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If it is anywhere near Anna Bay, it is certain to be Peter Herscheid's operation. Depending which way you look at it, Peter is known world wide for his collection, and I believe many parts are exported by him to overseas outlets.

He is a strange man - many years ago, I had to ask an intermediary to negotiate on my behalf for the purchase of a 6.3 Rear Axle/Suspension/Differential assembly, and it was only on the proviso that I remove the items myself, that he reluctantly agreed to let me buy the parts. Thus, I drove up to Anna Bay with my Rover 3500S, and towing a trailer to facilitate transport back to Sydney. I brought all my own tools, and it took about six hours to complete the removal. I kept away from him as I had not found him to be particularly amicable, yet when lunchtime approached, he asked me to join him and offered me some food his wife had prepared. Initially, I had declined, but he would have none of it - and informed me that "no one that comes up to do business with me walks away without sharing his food".
In the end, he was totally friendly and we parted on good terms. I was impressed, and obviously felt that I had fostered the beginning of a successful business relationship. I had need to contact him again some four weeks later, expecting a good response. Well, he virtually wouldn't give me the time of day. At some stage, BB had a brief flirtation investigating the fate of a 6.9 that belonged to a German guy that lived at Balmain.

He had sent the car back to Peter for some mechanical work to be carried out. The German guy had purchased the 6.9 for ten grand some two to three years prior from Peter, so was looking forward to Peter completing some work. When BB got involved, he discovered the 6.9 parked under a tree (I think), full of rotted carpets and seats beyond saving, and rusting away merrily. That was an eye opener. This is just one of many, many stories I could relate as part of my journey. Regards Styria

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Old 20th October 2020, 08:16 PM
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The video I took of that 6.9 and the burnt one near it are still on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLIcuXIHZQY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPMUVY58Q5Q
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Old 21st October 2020, 06:02 PM
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Hi Brendan, it's unbelievable that all this happened about 12 years ago. I had done some work on the car and really it wasn't in that bad a condition. Yes, it came as a shock to see what had happened to the car. Don't really know why Herscheid left the car open to all elements.

In the meantime, I have found another video of a 6.9, and it's probably just as depressing. Nothing further for me to say. Regards Styria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEiRZjgb2Ws
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Old 21st October 2020, 06:51 PM
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Id be interested in seeing it now, unless it has rusted away...
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