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Old 2nd October 2018, 04:38 AM
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Default Re: 6.9 40th Birthday Cruise

Roughly $13.7M AUD in 1978 or $56.1M today.... Nice for a low production vehicle!
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88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
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Old 2nd October 2018, 04:41 AM
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Default Re: 6.9 40th Birthday Cruise

Others keep detailed records of the Aussie cars, including a breakdown by colour.
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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Old 2nd October 2018, 05:16 AM
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Others keep detailed records of the Aussie cars, including a breakdown by colour.
I think that's wonderful to have such knowledge about these classic, now rare beauties including breakdown by colour.
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Old 3rd October 2018, 10:40 PM
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Here’s the info I have from records kept by Nathan in WA. The log / register hasn’t been updated in a long time, so Ive requested an audit!

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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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Old 1st November 2018, 05:59 PM
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Default Re: 6.9 40th Birthday Cruise

Someone’s boof head is in the way....

https://youtu.be/72RH7LJ4ZY8
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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Old 16th January 2019, 08:17 PM
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Default Re: 6.9 40th Birthday Cruise

A wonderful post, and some great images.
The 6.9 is a true rare car indeed.
I’ve never actually seen one in person.

My personal opinion of the W116 is the most beautiful, and magnificent 4 door Mercedes Benz made. I am a 4 door sedan or “saloon tragic”
I also believe it was the best looking car in the world at the time bar none.

It was a truely revolutionary design, that carried no design queues over from the previous model (please correct me if I am wrong)

Not to mention technology that was not to be seen in other cars for up to 20 years or more

Being brought up around Holdens and Fords, this car to me looked like it was from a science fiction movie.
Just everything about it was stunning to look at.

I love....
The A pillar with the paint and the chrome
The chrome mirror covers
The abundance of brightwork all over the car, it is so uplifting.
The headrests are fantastic, and I’m disappointed my 560 has shapeless headrests.
The low wide look
The painted hub caps
The angled side blinker lenses
Double stacked bumper bars with chunky protector strips
And an interior and dash that was like no other car in the world.

A car truely ahead of its time, and I think we are so lucky that so many survive through hard work from everyone here on this forum.
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