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    Synthetic Fuels

    Hopefully my new diesel will see me through a few good years before the curtain falls. Had to get a new wagon to go with the new pup; Miss Georgie. Regards, Brian
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    Auto Brunch Event - St Ives

    Ah! The Lancia Beta Berlina, the Flaminia, The Alf 164 Lusso manual - great variety and Bryce does take clear, crisp photos. Many thanks Bryce. Regards, Brian
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    Car of the week

    Now that REALLY is car of the week. No run-flats; no need to park with care; no need to worry about speeding fines; park in a loading zone... If I had room I would truly want this. Imagine the look on the face of the service consultant when you rock up to Mercedes-Benz Sydney and ask for an A...
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    Pininfarina 6.3 Coupe

    That is a very handsome car. Regards, Brian
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    1974 Holden disaster

    https://iview.abc.net.au/video/IV1843H003S00 Worth having a look in the next week or so before the IView episode expires. Peter Wherrett is certainly not a fan of the Holden of 1974 and this explains why the Australian public was starting even then to look at different manufacturers. Regards, Brian
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    A flighty Rear End

    Why cure it? Just enjoy your inside devil... I have it on good authority that this is a photo of Sean's performance: Regards, Brian
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    Insurance options

    No parking is shopping centres... Let me tell you; a few years ago Steven took the Spirit to a meeting at Ryde Sport Centre and came back gleefully holding a parking infringement notice. His argument was it was better to get the fine for parking neatly in 2 car spots than get a scratch on the...
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    Want to buy a 6.9?

    https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/from-the-classifieds-mercedes-benz-450-sel-6-9-123912/
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    Is the market flat?

    It seems the new car market is quite flat at the moment - or, at least competitive in a way it has not been in the past few years. We went on a preliminary excursion to do pricing today - and always by setting up an appointment in advance. At Mercedes-Benz we were served coffee and pastries and...
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    The Citroen DS

    Par example; c'est La Renault Torino 3.8 litres.
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    The Rover P5/P5B

    Clearly you have never piloted a PV through a car park...…. The PV would make the QE2 quite a sharp lady. Regards, Brian
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    The Rover P5/P5B

    we went to look at and possibly buy a 75 Wagon and I thought it to be a most delightful car; a little slow but smooth and easy to live with. By the time we had decide to proceed with the sale the announcement was made that production would stop. There was a warning sign of pending doom; the...
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    New Member

    No. So wide of the mark; so very, very wide. M.O.T.S. is the true gentilhomme of this site.
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    used car trade in values

    What would I get for this 3 tonne lump of iron, wood, aluminium and cow that lurks at the end of the garage?
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    Oil filters

    Having looked at this I am a bit surprised by the Fram as I thought it would do better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTNJLEV8CG8 I only use genuine filters but perhaps I should question that as well. I got a free filter with oil I bought for the ML but the filter looked so flimsy that I cut...
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    New 17” & 18” Barocks

    Well, no low profiles on this Lady that lives at in the last 6.3 metres of my garage....
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    My car of the week.

    The ML has just had a wash and given that it will be 20 years old in January I figure it scrubs up OK - actually it is better than the pictures here from the phone show. And yes, that is wear on the leather of the steering wheel; something I will attend to this week. Not scratches on the rear...
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    Run flat madness

    A fiend of mine is down south near Bega in his Continental GT (V12) and has a puncture. The result? Tow truck and order a tyre from Sydney in the hope it arrives in less than 48 hours. Progress? Sheer madness. When I am Supreme Dictator all cars will have real spare wheels and tyres mandated...
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    Reliable

    My ML320 is now touching 19 years and 180,000 kms. Yesterday it went to MBS for its annual service (fluid changes, wheel alignment etc.). The comment from the service manage whom I have known for many years is that the vehicle is in perfect mechanical condition and together we went back through...
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    The Rover P5/P5B

    Dear Michael, we all make errors! I'm in transit so you will have to berate me at another time. Designation is always tricky; it is Shadow and Shadow II but between friends does it really matter? Regards, Brian
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