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Grant V

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'Twas not a 6.9 after all...
« on: 02 April 2007, 01:35 AM »
Gents,
There was an earlier thread where S-Class and I went off into the wild yonder in a search of an elusive 6.9. There were pics posted earlier of the engine, but at that stage we couldn't get access to the body.
I saw the body on Saturday and it turns out not to be a 6.9 after all. The chassis plate was missing, as were the bootlid badges, but I could make from the dirt around the badges that it was a "450SE 6.9". The car is a right-hand-drive and has steel springs throughout and you can quite easily see from the back door that its a normal SWB. Interestingly enough, the wood on the cubby lid is burl walnut with a neat little AMG badge on it.
So...a sigh of relief that this was not another poor 6.9 going to dust.
Grant
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Re: 'Twas not a 6.9 after all...
« Reply #1 on: 02 April 2007, 01:39 AM »
Grant, thanks for the forensic work.  When you phoned on Saturday I was both disappointed and relieved that it's not a 6.9.  If it were a 6.9 I would have felt some ethical responsibility to try and save it.  It raises the question though of where the engine came from?

Thanks

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Re: 'Twas not a 6.9 after all...
« Reply #2 on: 02 April 2007, 01:44 AM »
I remember the guy saying that the engine arrived seperately, so either it had been taken out and someone had done an earlier conversion, or there was a conversion planned.....
It would be nice to get that engine, polish it up and display it in the living room next to the Royal Dalton. Dunno if I have the balls to suggest it, though.
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Re: 'Twas not a 6.9 after all...
« Reply #3 on: 04 April 2007, 01:03 AM »
I was letting my imagination run a bit - is it remotely possible that this car was a special from AMG - you know a customer with lots of cash wanted a 6.9 in a SWB?

So the next leap of imagination is that whether that engine has any mods like AMG cams?  Would there be any way to trace that from the engine number - which is visible in the photos I posted?

If it has AMG goodies, I would be very keen to buy the engine - for the cylinder heads,cams etc. 

Ryan

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