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Scotty

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$10 !!!!
« on: 17 December 2014, 12:39 AM »
 Lot 28, 6 June 2005.  A silver 6.9 with appropriate number plates fronts the Shannon's auction. Please, please tell me this didn't sell for a tenner. Does anyone know the story of this car?

(Not that I'm harbouring 6.9 fantasies, please understand...)

What I was doing buggerising around with historical data is another story. For later...
Oh alright, I was looking for the values of Rolls Royce Camargues along the ages. Mrs Scotty dismisses them
as too Lady Penelope, but I ignore her free judgement for what it is.

Anyway, can anyone shed any light on what became of this car?

Scotty

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Re: $10 !!!!
« Reply #1 on: 18 December 2014, 01:30 PM »
A link would help otherwise it's like look for a needle in a....
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

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Re: $10 !!!!
« Reply #2 on: 18 December 2014, 02:55 PM »
Aw, I got dem ninja google skills, boi:

http://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/lot/P8BADKJ4VZ3307MW/#.VJNWGV4AA

The plot thickens:

The SA plates are currently registered:

Plate Type   ALPHANUMERIC
Plate Number   SEL069
Make   MERCEDES BENZ
Body Type   SEDAN
Primary Colour   BLUE
Expiry Date   09/01/2015

But, they are now fitted to this fairly knackered blue 6.9 that happens to be for sale: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-barker/cars-vans-utes/1979-mercedes-benz-450-sedan/1058348956


A googling of the plate also turns up an archived thread on the topklasse forum where our very own dot org member Bandolero mentions that he's seen the plates before, fitted to a red 6.9 owned by a lady whose name he cannot recall: http://www.topklasse.net.au/forums/archive/index.php?t-4946.html
« Last Edit: 18 December 2014, 03:36 PM by Beastie »
1979 280SEL

"She's built like a steakhouse, but she handles like a bistro."

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Re: $10 !!!!
« Reply #3 on: 19 December 2014, 12:09 AM »
Yes, sorry for the lack of reference point. Some  6.9s seem to do the rounds a bit, don't they? My astonishment was the sold price but I'd like to think it's not right.