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Old 20th March 2020, 07:28 PM
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Yes mate.
The C6 is a magnificent car in its own right, top work has gone into this for sure.
Styria, I like the back end most, the front is ok, but I am an arse man

I do have to agree with Styria on the interior.
With all of the engineering, design and top effort on the outside, to just put the stock C6 dash is a bit of a let down.

For that money,
I would buy the following
One of these for the design & beauty



And one of these just because it is F#@*$*G AWESOME
And I would probably have a couple of dollars left to celebrate with a schooner of brew.



Styria,
Would you please post an image of your cars tool roll, I have never seen one of these before.
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Old 20th March 2020, 07:40 PM
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Styria,
This is the 360 tool roll.



This is what is in it.

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Old 26th March 2020, 08:34 AM
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Old 26th March 2020, 10:38 AM
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Old 26th March 2020, 11:16 AM
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Holy hell!!!!
What is it?

I have the mig and the bog ready.
Shouldn’t take too long
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Old 26th March 2020, 11:27 AM
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Holy hell!!!!
What is it?

I have the mig and the bog ready.
Shouldn’t take too long
everyone talks about a Barn find.
This SL was a river find....
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Old 26th March 2020, 04:03 PM
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Wow,
That’s even worse than the Bugatti in the lake found a few years ago.
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Old 27th March 2020, 11:59 AM
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You can barely notice the rust that poor car well what remains of it?!
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Old 29th March 2020, 05:06 AM
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This lovely Saab at $1750.00 would have to be worth a look for someone who wants a nice convertible to soak up the sun?

Great colours.
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Old 29th March 2020, 08:32 AM
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I anticipate there will be some good buys coming up in the future as sadly, people need to sell.
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Old 29th March 2020, 08:52 AM
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Spot on Brian.
A mate of mine who deals in older cars has all calls and emails just stop dead as everyone is ready to sell not buy.
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Old 29th March 2020, 10:36 AM
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Spot on Brian.
A mate of mine who deals in older cars has all calls and emails just stop dead as everyone is ready to sell not buy.
Yes; that would be right. I am keeping my eye on a couple of cars to see if I can get a better price. One though is in Tasmania and I can't inspect it - if the price falls a little more I am prepared to buy it sight unseen, There is nothing mechanical that can't be fixed with a little money and determination.
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Old 29th March 2020, 03:11 PM
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Have you spoken to the seller Brian?

I bought the Corona sight unseen, however I did speak to him about 4 times.

Just have some good questions ready written down so you don’t forget.
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Old 29th March 2020, 03:41 PM
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Have you spoken to the seller Brian?

I bought the Corona sight unseen, however I did speak to him about 4 times.

Just have some good questions ready written down so you don’t forget.
Yes I have and they are in a far corner of Tasmania so it's unlikely to sell at this point.
We'll see what happens as I don't believe there is any rush to finalise matters, Who know: I may get bitten by the Toyota Bug and want one just like you...
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Talking about the 300SE Sedan that Patrick found. I can add a fair bit more to this post as I did own the 1966 300SE Lang version ! It might constitute a good yarn talking about this car and the one I used to own. More later. However, at one stage and some years ago, rumour had it that there was only one Lang example registered for road use in Germany. Regards Styria

N.B. In addition, Craig S. would be the perfect person to talk about restoration of the 300 engine, as found in the Adenauer versions, and also the 300SL (about 1961), the Gullwing and the various versions of the Heck tail 300s built between 1962 and 1966.
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Okay, as I have already said, I did own the 1966 300SE "Lang" version for about seven years and 100,000 miles. It was a great family car, with a huge boot (as in all Finnie models), self levelling suspension and a "noisy engine" on account of its all Alloy construction, but as speeds would build up, so disappeared that noisy engine. It was not an easy car to work on, as evidenced by the picture hereunder of one of Carl Middlehauve's cars that's gone through his hands.
https://www.mbgrand600.com/vin9479-1967-300se-coupe

This picture clearly illustrates just some of the complexities of the engine -apart from some very minor changes (LHD vs. RHD) what you see is what I had in my car. A major bugbear - that huge York Air Con Compressor that just so successfully restricts access to the Generator, and also the Water Pump that sits at the side of the engine block and is driven by a flexible coupling connected to said Generator- the fitting of the last named - very unique in that it abuts against a cradle bolted to the block, and a metal band then secures the Generator to the cradle. The Generator is huge - Mercedes probably had the same arrangement on its trucks in the fifties.

Also, the Starter Motor was very unique to this model (the M189 engine range) and I vividly recall the cost of reconditioning a unit back in the latish '70s - a cool $1300.00 which was a lot of money then - well, even today. A feature of the Engine related to the head - all flat, with expansion chambers provided by specially machined "concave" pistons. It was all a work of art, almost. Another feature was a hydraulic, engine oil filled cooling fan boss that would only come in when the engine oil attained certain temperatures. One of abl 567 friends owns a later model (CH. 109) which is just about a younger brother to my "Lang" version. Very rare, but I wonder how long it will take his friend to restore the car. An onerous task not lightly undertaken.

Another issue always of concern relates to the engine down pipes. I think it relates to all 6cylinder models of that era. In order to remove it, one need to move it towards the front of the car to be able to disengage the whole exhaust system from the exhaust manifolds. In those days MB used to slip joint connections. I had similar on my Gleaming Beauty (6.9) but one of my first jobs when acquiring the car was to fit flanges between front and rear mufflers, and further flanges securing the front exhaust pipes to the engine down pipes. Anyway, have a good look at Carl's details - his website is full of absolutely precious information and photos. Regards Styria

N.B. BTW, it had a five core Behr Radiator !

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