Author Topic: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London  (Read 11613 times)

gavin116

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #45 on: 20 August 2014, 12:04 AM »
Hi Martin


The car looks like it just came out of the showroom.  It really does look great!  The velour looks new, is it?  And if so, who did it?  That anthracite colour would go well in Mrs W, her black cloth is NLA and I have the tiniest of holes developing on my rear bench :-[   I prefer the cloth seats as they great a lot easier on a hot day, and are more grippy, and it looks so much more 1970 class.  Don't get me wrong, I like the leather in the Audi too, especially useful when things get spilled, no panic, just wipe off.

Gavin

P.S. the sizes of the font seemed to change when I put the smiley in... Just had to edit out the [html code again]

masakrer

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #46 on: 21 August 2014, 09:33 AM »
Wow you car looks amazing and it was definitely worth all that effort.  Have you driven it yet?  Why do you regret not getting leather?  Who did your timber work?  It looks fantastic!

Wood was redone by Silver crest company in UK.
I have driven it and is amazing we just put 5 new pressure accumulators alnong with new suspension fluid.new ball joints aswell.

So suspension is amazing works as a dream
116036 #5435 69kmi
124036  E500 94 176kkm
107024  450 SLC   202 kkm
123028 250 LONG 51kmi

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #47 on: 21 August 2014, 06:52 PM »
Next time you go for a drive take video and post it on Youtube!   :)
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1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
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1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

masakrer

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #48 on: 22 August 2014, 08:45 AM »
Next time you go for a drive take video and post it on Youtube!   :)

In the meantime I have video of my E500.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFA81R9uZEc
116036 #5435 69kmi
124036  E500 94 176kkm
107024  450 SLC   202 kkm
123028 250 LONG 51kmi

masakrer

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #49 on: 22 August 2014, 08:49 AM »
Hi Martin


The car looks like it just came out of the showroom.  It really does look great!  The velour looks new, is it?  And if so, who did it?  That anthracite colour would go well in Mrs W, her black cloth is NLA and I have the tiniest of holes developing on my rear bench :-[   I prefer the cloth seats as they great a lot easier on a hot day, and are more grippy, and it looks so much more 1970 class.  Don't get me wrong, I like the leather in the Audi too, especially useful when things get spilled, no panic, just wipe off.

Gavin



P.S. the sizes of the font seemed to change when I put the smiley in... Just had to edit out the [html code again]

The velour is new , I  bought it myself in Germany , It was reupholsterd by D-class but I would NOT recommend
116036 #5435 69kmi
124036  E500 94 176kkm
107024  450 SLC   202 kkm
123028 250 LONG 51kmi

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #50 on: 30 October 2014, 06:11 AM »
Hi,

I like very much your work. Here is my project. Could you please give some clues how much time and money did cost each part of your work: engine overhaul, respray, upholstery and so on.

Thank you

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #51 on: 03 November 2014, 09:51 PM »
6.9 converted to steel springs?

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #52 on: 06 November 2015, 03:24 PM »
116036 #5435 69kmi
124036  E500 94 176kkm
107024  450 SLC   202 kkm
123028 250 LONG 51kmi

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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #53 on: 06 November 2015, 03:49 PM »
Fantastic shape! Hope you get a good price it really does look great!
Daniel
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Re: 450 SEL 6.9 Project has started in London
« Reply #54 on: 06 November 2015, 05:22 PM »
my, my.... Great job on the car and good luck selling it!

May I give you a tip, for your eBay ad? Have a think about the layout, fonts and wording of the ad. Look at some other ads for classic cars, and see how they did it.
Also, your photos are often too dark. The fantastic rims you have look kind of dirty in that light, and the silicon spray reflects in the wrong fashion. The amazing detail of your engine compartment does not show enough. Some photos make your car look short.
After the enormous job you did on this car, I would get a friend with a proper camera on a sunny day and do the whole series over, from scratch.
This car deserves to be seen in all its glory, and I bet its going to make a big dent in your eventual sales price as well.

Very well-meant comments from a guy who really hopes to be where you are today, some day!