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Old 26th May 2012, 09:31 AM
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Default The Green Machine

Picked this one up at auction for just over $1k - I really should know better. After an additional $2k worth of suspension and brake work and $800 rego renewal, I now have a nice, roadworthy, ~130,000km runabout.....worth $1.5k max.

The paint looks good from a distance, fair few scrapes and a bit of clear coat lift on the roof though. Minimal rust, good engine, OK interior (after I took it out and pressure cleaned it).

Pic shows it wearing the parts 450SE's bumper, the original one (with headlight guards) had a nice hole punched through it and all the rubber trim missing.



450SE, sunroof, manual windows, heated passenger seat (for some reason - since disconnected).

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248 REAR WINDOW, ELECTRICALLY HEATED (COMPOUND GLASS)
260 ELIMINATION OF MODEL DESIGNATION ON REAR LID
466 CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM
480 SELF-LEVELLING SUSPENSION
532 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA WITHOUT RADIO SET
812 REAR-MOUNTED LOUDSPEAKER
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Old 26th May 2012, 09:37 AM
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I think it's a great find...

And you will get back what you've spent..

Good looking car (any more pictures?)
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Old 26th May 2012, 09:46 AM
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No more pics at present sorry - will try for some today. It looks good from the back with the badge delete option - very symmetrical. Insides are a beige / sand coloured velour - matches the green well.

My other daily car, the old Commodore, is getting to be a bit of a pain for highway use and towing (can't really keep up), so this will at least cover those jobs. Drives quite nicely indeed, and what must have been quite a lot of power back in the day (and still is now). One could almost say that a 6.9 is excessive and un-necessary.

What annoys me is that the cash I've spent on this could have been better used elsewhere, or indeed on getting another 6.9 roadworthied and as a daily. Still, perhaps I'll learn something from this little adventure.

Now lets see if it starts after a month sitting in the carport, hemmed in by the dismantled car.....
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Old 26th May 2012, 11:17 AM
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Very nice indeed!! Just black those tyres before you head out!! Yes you must be very careful with these cars and your money. Get your priorities clear before you start throwing money at them...

BTW can I just say that YOU GUYS ALL SUCK because you live too far away!!!!
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Old 26th May 2012, 01:53 PM
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BTW can I just say that YOU GUYS ALL SUCK because you live too far away!!!!
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Old 26th May 2012, 09:59 PM
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Very Nice green LUKAS and i agree with MICHEL it worth the money spent , must try it easy step by step and check the mechanical parts which i'm sure known like belts hoses etc, for safe trips and as MARK said tyres .

AGAIN MARK WHO LIVES FAR???? LOL

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Old 27th May 2012, 03:13 AM
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Hi Lucas it looks nice have fun with that milage you should get years out of it
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Old 27th May 2012, 09:01 AM
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Nice ride, Well done!

And yes, definitely more piccies!
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