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Old 23rd January 2019, 04:09 PM
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The gold car will get some good bids for sure a nice well presented car with a decent history by the sounds of it.
A few small jobs to do, but seems everything works as it should.

The red car is way to overpriced and with all its faults especially the air cond being un operational for so long, and all its other issues, and considering no one will be allowed to drive it, it is no more than a $5-6k car.

It has had rust issues in the past thatís have been rectified, but cars either have rust or they donít, there will be more lurking somewhere.

No wonder the boot paint is having issues, a $4500 respray is a cheap closed door respray with everything masked up for sure.

This car will attract zero bids.
Lastly his attitude will deter buyers also.
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Old 25th January 2019, 06:21 AM
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A very sweet looking SLC at a reasonnable price, although it needs a bit of tidying up.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BARGAIN-...frcectupt=true



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Old 25th January 2019, 07:24 AM
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A very sweet looking SLC at a reasonnable price, although it needs a bit of tidying up.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BARGAIN-...frcectupt=true
If not rusty, this could be a great buy for somebody. Its been for sale for a while too, so if you rocked up with some cash a bit below his asking price, I dare say you would be driving home in an SLC.
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Old 25th January 2019, 02:48 PM
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Nice find Michel,
Not a bad starting price for what appears to be a pretty original car.

Agreed Bryce,
Cash will buy it cheaper for sure.
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Old 26th January 2019, 12:10 PM
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Unless I am mistaken, the red colour of the 450SE must be the same as Craig's 6.9 that Michel wanted to buy at one stage, but Craig, being as crafty as he is, beat Michel to the punch. I have my doubts, however, if Michel would have been really "over the moon" had he been successful. The car itself is fine, albeit a little pricey, but one can't really get a good look at the carpets and front seats. Regards Styria
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Old 28th January 2019, 12:37 PM
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One of a number of additional cars of the week. This one, unfortunately, I have not seen personally, but nevertheless it makes for a wonderful addition to the thread. Honestly, I am simply bitten by this exquisite, almost, piece of art. Just look at the interior, the radio, the everything, plus the beautiful Swiss countryside as a bonus. Regards Styria
https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/f...ertible/730075
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Old 28th January 2019, 12:45 PM
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Again, one of the many cars from one of the Auction houses. This Roadmaster is, again quite exquisite, and probably on a par with the Town and Country Car shown in the previous thread. Love the colour - so refreshing, and clearly outlining the finer coachlines of this Buick Convertible. Regards Styria

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Old 28th January 2019, 12:53 PM
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1936 Horch Roadster - I saw one of those when I was over in Europe in 2005. What a beautiful car. Perhaps not quite as exclusive as a contemporary Mercedes 540K, but just feast your eyes on the engine bay and the dash layout. Strange it may seem to find some significant imperfection in a highly competent restoration such as this - one of my pet observations. Examine closely the positioning of the pleats on the front seats. They do not line up ! Wow ! Otherwise, very, very nice and much sought after. Regards Styria

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Old 28th January 2019, 01:05 PM
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Fantastic choices there Styria.

The Buick Roadnaster was used as the basis for Australiaís very first production car.
The Holden 48-215.



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Old 28th January 2019, 01:07 PM
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1956 Mercedes 300S Roadster - again, what a beautiful looking car. Perhaps the Convertible version of this model may top it, but nevertheless it's difficult to not be impressed by the workmanship and elegance. Parks and I (me helping to dismantle) have restored an interior of one of these cars, albeit a Saloon version...The complexity of the door trims is unbelievable, as are the back rests of the front seat - more than God knows how many sharp tacks were holding everything together and where it was supposed to fit.

Also, have a look at the dash, instruments and switches - just unbelievable and all of that from a manufacturer that was bombed out of existence a mere eleven years earlier. That in itself is a miracle. Regards Styria

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Old 28th January 2019, 01:22 PM
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Interior shows the right patina, those wheels really lend a very elegant look to the car. Fair price. Regards Styria
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Old 28th January 2019, 01:48 PM
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1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria - I well remember arriving in Australia in 1958, living at Drummoyne and admiring a Ford Fairlane, similar to this car, just down the street with its big star and bold lines. I couldn't get over it.

The car featured here sports some extraordinary coach lines. It is just so impressive. I can't say much more than that. You be the judge. Regards Styria.......and it even has a great model name.

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/f...kyliner/730073
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Old 28th January 2019, 02:15 PM
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You sure know beauty when you see it Styria,

That 300 is just amazing, and the Ford, well, just classic American iron.
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Old 28th January 2019, 02:20 PM
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Last but not least for the time being - the 1962 Lagonda Rapide 4 door Saloon. I have always been totally smitten by this car - for all the wrong, practical reasons. There was a time, back in the '70s, that I was negotiating with Richard Williams of Aston Martin Servicing fame, for the purchase of a Rapide at 1450.00 pound sterling. See what I mean

Obviously, for monetary reasons, I never went trough with a deal. I still have the photos he sent to me.... At some stage, Goodmans had an auction at Double Bay where the ex Rene Rivkin 600 Mercedes (in perfect condition after north of $150K. spent) sold for $40K., a 1959 220S Coupe Mercedes went for $20K. (!) and a 1962 Lagonda Rapide sold for $25K. It was only the second time I had ever seen one in the flesh. A little rough around the edges, but displaying the right patina. To my eyes (I guess only) this. next to a 1965 Bentley Continental, is probably one of the most beautiful cars in the British Coachwork tradition. On paper, and pictures, this car sports everything, but, of course, they don't tell you about the fragile Touring of Milan aluminium coach work, the expensive maintenance issues of the Aston Martin 4 litre engine and the splined (only) rear half shafts that will twist and clonk the moment the splines show signs of twisting and locking - it is, after all, a De Dion rear suspension arrangement.

The Rover 3500/3500S has a similar De Dion arrangement, but the half shafts and consequent up and down movement are protected by huge universal joints, and a sliding tube that takes care of sideways movements. Complex, if you don't understand the principles, but very effective. The car pictured here is just so desirable, but also have a look at the suggested auction prices - things have changed, haven't they ! Regards Styria

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Old 28th January 2019, 05:53 PM
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A very sweet looking SLC at a reasonnable price, although it needs a bit of tidying up.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BARGAIN-...frcectupt=true



This is one car that merits more than just a fleeting glance. On the surface, it appears excellent value - certainly at this stage. Regards Styria

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MERCEDES....c100033.m2042
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