Topklasse Discussion Board  
Home Forum Legal/Privacy Media/Picture Gallery Websites and Links Technical

Go Back   Topklasse Discussion Board > THE VENDOR - TOPKLASSE SHOP > TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS

TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS Share relevant ebay listings and buy/sell your wares and spares - from computers to carburettors!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #76  
Old 20th December 2017, 08:39 AM
260ebenz's Avatar
260ebenz 260ebenz is offline
300sebenz
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NSW
Posts: 6,407
Default Re: Car of the week

Cue Michel red Mercedes!


LHD 450 5ltr that is a rare sight here in Australia.

Look at the tail lights they are non spec for the Aussie market?

Bryce did you see how many miles the car has on the clock?

Last edited by 260ebenz; 20th December 2017 at 08:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 20th December 2017, 09:34 AM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Connoisseur
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 952
Default Re: Car of the week

Quote:
Originally Posted by 260ebenz View Post
Cue Michel red Mercedes!


LHD 450 5ltr that is a rare sight here in Australia.

Look at the tail lights they are non spec for the Aussie market?

Bryce did you see how many miles the car has on the clock?
Yes correct. The taillights are USA spec I think. 107.026 are still somewhat reasonably priced in the USA compared to europe, so the place to get one, if you want it.
__________________
Bryce
http://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 20th December 2017, 07:12 PM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Connoisseur
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 952
Default Re: Car of the week

Quote:
Originally Posted by 260ebenz View Post
Cue Michel red Mercedes!


LHD 450 5ltr that is a rare sight here in Australia.

Look at the tail lights they are non spec for the Aussie market?

Bryce did you see how many miles the car has on the clock?
Didn't get the mileage but I did confirm its a real one. Just imported. Its at the body shop to have side intrusion beams fitted for compliance. Will then go to the mechanics shop for RHD headlights etc.
__________________
Bryce
http://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 21st December 2017, 06:58 AM
Michel's Avatar
Michel Michel is offline
One Of The Boys
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 8,461
Default Re: Car of the week

Quite a rare Benz, especially in that colour!
__________________
Michel

1978 W116 690SEL # 3312
1985 R107 500SL AMG
2000 W208 CLK430 Coupe
2003 W163 ML320
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 21st December 2017, 08:20 PM
260ebenz's Avatar
260ebenz 260ebenz is offline
300sebenz
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NSW
Posts: 6,407
Default Re: Car of the week

1972 450SL ex-California.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1972-Mer...kAAOSwbihaO1-e
Reply With Quote
  #81  
Old 22nd December 2017, 03:15 PM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Connoisseur
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 952
Default Re: Car of the week

Quote:
Originally Posted by 260ebenz View Post
1972 is about the only year I would consider a USA market SL. In later years they had all sorts of special and unique problems that make them not worth it, including:

- Sealed beam headlights with about the brightness of a cigarette lighter
- Anemic performance after about 1974 (e.g. later 450s are 160hp vs 200 in AU and 225 in europe)
- Chrysler sourced climate control that never works and costs and arm and a leg to fix
- Railway sleeper bumper bars from 1973
- Single row timing chain for first 3 years of 380SL
- 1974-75 models have catalatic converters in the engine bay who's heat causes massive problems


and top it off that they are generally not cheaper than a RHD local car.
__________________
Bryce
http://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 23rd December 2017, 06:58 AM
Michel's Avatar
Michel Michel is offline
One Of The Boys
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 8,461
Default Re: Car of the week

Quote:
Originally Posted by c107 View Post
1972 is about the only year I would consider a USA market SL. In later years they had all sorts of special and unique problems that make them not worth it, including:

- Sealed beam headlights with about the brightness of a cigarette lighter
- Anemic performance after about 1974 (e.g. later 450s are 160hp vs 200 in AU and 225 in europe)
- Chrysler sourced climate control that never works and costs and arm and a leg to fix
- Railway sleeper bumper bars from 1973
- Single row timing chain for first 3 years of 380SL
- 1974-75 models have catalatic converters in the engine bay who's heat causes massive problems


and top it off that they are generally not cheaper than a RHD local car.
A wealth of information!
Thanks Bryce. 😊
__________________
Michel

1978 W116 690SEL # 3312
1985 R107 500SL AMG
2000 W208 CLK430 Coupe
2003 W163 ML320
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 23rd December 2017, 08:28 PM
Helmet Helmet is offline
Aristocrat
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,135
Default Re: Car of the week

Quote:
Originally Posted by c107 View Post
1972 is about the only year I would consider a USA market SL. In later years they had all sorts of special and unique problems that make them not worth it, including:

- Sealed beam headlights with about the brightness of a cigarette lighter
- Anemic performance after about 1974 (e.g. later 450s are 160hp vs 200 in AU and 225 in europe)
- Chrysler sourced climate control that never works and costs and arm and a leg to fix
- Railway sleeper bumper bars from 1973
- Single row timing chain for first 3 years of 380SL
- 1974-75 models have catalatic converters in the engine bay who's heat causes massive problems
and top it off that they are generally not cheaper than a RHD local car.
All of these points, especially the single row timing chain make me wonder why ?
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 30th December 2017, 09:29 PM
260ebenz's Avatar
260ebenz 260ebenz is offline
300sebenz
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NSW
Posts: 6,407
Default Re: Car of the week

What is your opinion of this 1974 450SLC?

http://classicthrottleshop.com/1974-...thistle-green/
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 30th December 2017, 09:41 PM
BenzBoy BenzBoy is offline
Noble
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney - Centre of Civilisation
Posts: 6,465
Default Re: Car of the week

Over-priced; over-sexed and over-here.
Thistle Green? It pays to read the paint code boys....
Regards,
Brian
Ps: and clearly owned by someone over-weight ....
__________________
Real men drive a 6 speed manual.
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 30th December 2017, 09:46 PM
260ebenz's Avatar
260ebenz 260ebenz is offline
300sebenz
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NSW
Posts: 6,407
Default Re: Car of the week

$54K for a 450 and itís the SLC model.
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 1st January 2018, 11:02 AM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Connoisseur
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 952
Default Re: Car of the week

New year monstrosity anyone?

https://skagit.craigslist.org/cto/d/...443072431.html

only asking $500USD, but that is $500 too much.

__________________
Bryce
http://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 6th January 2018, 02:54 PM
c107's Avatar
c107 c107 is offline
Connoisseur
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 952
Default Re: Car of the week

Special car alert!
Apparently 'George Daimler' signed off on a special run of 500SLs as opposed to the 380, or presumably the normal 500SL.

Given this one has railway sleeper bumpers its probably a USA 380SL with a 500 badge glued to it. Not only that but there is a lot wrong with it.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ashg...ind/1170908552


__________________
Bryce
http://www.classicjalopy.com
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 7th January 2018, 08:25 AM
Styria's Avatar
Styria Styria is offline
The Godfather
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 8,134
Default Re: Car of the week

Quote:
Originally Posted by BenzBoy View Post
Over-priced; over-sexed and over-here.
Thistle Green? It pays to read the paint code boys....
Regards,
Brian
Ps: and clearly owned by someone over-weight ....
SILVER GREEN it is - there is no such colour as Thistle Green. BenzBoy, in the overall scheme of things, it doesn't appear to be a bad car - perhaps a little overpriced but then, again, you just never know......do you ! Regards Styria
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 9th January 2018, 02:45 PM
Michel's Avatar
Michel Michel is offline
One Of The Boys
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 8,461
Default Re: Car of the week

How about this nice British import?

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fysh...sel/1168623434


__________________
Michel

1978 W116 690SEL # 3312
1985 R107 500SL AMG
2000 W208 CLK430 Coupe
2003 W163 ML320
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quiz Question of the week (2/5/17) c107 SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 27 15th May 2017 05:35 PM
Quiz question of the week. BenzBoy SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 35 2nd May 2017 09:34 PM
An S63 AMG for a week?--It's over... Michel ROAD TESTS 17 17th July 2015 04:14 PM


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 05:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Topklasse 2017