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6.9 log update
« on: 13 October 2012, 05:48 AM »
one of those things ive been meaning to do for a while. i pivot tabled the registry of 6.9s ive been keeping over the last decade plus.  the locations represent the last known location, although im happy to concede this may be incorrect for a number of cars. thus, as it stands,
   Total
ACT   5
NSW   54
NT   2
QLD   44
SA   16
TAS   4
VIC   53
WA   29
unknown   8
Grand Total   215
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6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018

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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #1 on: 13 October 2012, 02:41 PM »
Ive seen 2 tas registered 6.9s. a real beaten up metallic pale green one and a real tidy magnetic blue one with blue velour interior, that makes half of TAS!

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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #2 on: 13 October 2012, 03:08 PM »
Jeez they're bloody everywhere!!!!  LOL!  So how does that # compare to the official # of Aussie delivered cars?  Maybe 1/3 left??  I wonder how that compares to XY GTs?
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: 6.9 log update
« Reply #3 on: 13 October 2012, 03:11 PM »
BTW Nathan that means you have nearly 14% of the cars in WA and I have nearly 10% of the ones here!!!!  Shhhhhhh!!!
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: 6.9 log update
« Reply #4 on: 13 October 2012, 03:26 PM »
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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #5 on: 13 October 2012, 04:02 PM »
Os, haha. I never thought of it like that!
Remember that 227 were officially imported.
The log includes some wrecked, unregistered cars so not all are roadworthy.
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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #6 on: 13 October 2012, 05:59 PM »

Help a Yank understand....you have a national, public registry?

1979 300SD
Color: 623H "Light Ivory"
1979 300SD
Color: 861H "Silver Green Metallic"
1977 280 E
Color: 606G "Maple Yellow"
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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #7 on: 13 October 2012, 06:12 PM »
Hi Nathan i know you have goldie2 listed as a write off . And my silver car was sold new in Sydney to Allens lollies at Zetland. I bought her in Canberra in January 2000 if that helps your list i am the 3rd owner 2nd was a K.Murphy who now lives in Perth . Geoff  :)
Euro 6.9 255.6hp at the wheels. Watch this space.

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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #8 on: 13 October 2012, 07:00 PM »
Any idea of the most popular colour in Australia Nathan?
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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #9 on: 13 October 2012, 09:06 PM »
Thanks guys. Cheers Geoff, think I have your details but will add.
Jason, a bunch of us just keep an eye on the, and add them as we go. Not hard to follow the right hand drive cars as much less common than lhd.
Foss, I should bramble to check colours, I'll get onto it!

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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #10 on: 14 October 2012, 03:49 AM »
WOW that's damn good record keeping (215/227 is 95%)!!  But Nathan how many are grey imports from Europe??  MT I wasn't taking the piss re the XY and yes I really wish I had one!  I just have a feeling the retention rate of the 6.9s is far higher than many other rare cars.....
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: 6.9 log update
« Reply #11 on: 14 October 2012, 05:34 AM »
Gents,
this is the colours as i have recorded for the aussie 6.9s logged.  i have more individual colour descriptions but for this purpose have lumped them together.  a few random colours are in there which are not likely part of mercedes colour schemes.  and as a colour blind twit, i rely on the authors descriptions from car advertising sales sites at times.
it seems the turds were quite popular!! interestingly that white is not that popular, compared to what i imagine today?
Blue   62
silver   36
green   29
gold   20
brown   21
red   11
White   10   
bronze   3
Grey   1
   192
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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #12 on: 14 October 2012, 05:47 AM »
I'm quite surprised at how many blue ones there are.

Nice work Nathan. 8)

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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #13 on: 14 October 2012, 05:58 AM »
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Re: 6.9 log update
« Reply #14 on: 14 October 2012, 06:23 AM »
i know what blue is, its the same as purple. so stick it! nah, i have them recorded as all sorts, magnetite blue, zircon blue, metallic blue, petrol blue...i just put them all together here.

as for euros, this is where it gets wacky. unless otherwise stated, i can only tell if its euro by the oel cooler in the engine bay pics (if the pic includes this area).
thus, for the cars i can tell (ie specified or engine shot), i have
australian cars 56
euro imports 38
this though i feel is in favour of the euro cars as most people wouldnt bother stating if its genuine australian.
the earliest australian VIN is TJs car at #1432, but this is yet to be verified as Tim is a lazy bastard (just bloody well email MB Australian for damns sakes!)
however, after this, we dont see an australian car until VIN 4620 which is Styrias car.  There are 30 cars above this that i have the VIN recorded so one could assume these are all euros.
also interesting is that the last VIN in australia is#7114, this is quite damn late out of 7280.  further, the last engine number is #7237 which is very very late!

remember, if you ever get details on 6.9s or see one in a shopping car park, please take a pic and email me!!
nathan
6.9 79 #6436
6.9 79 #6290
6.9 79 #6181
6.9 78 #4764
6.9 77 #3096
6.9 76 #1741
6.9 76 #0902
6.9 75 #0018