News:

The ORG
Truly Independent and Unbiased!

Main Menu

Australian 6.9 sales

Started by nathan, 24 July 2017, 06:20 AM

nathan

1978 6.9 Australian delivered # 5128
231,000km for $49,000
located in QLD and on carsales presently
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

robertd

#46
I purchased #5128 in May 2008 for $8,000. nice original car. sold it a few years later to finance my business start up cost.

This was the car I drove in the M100 Australian rally down under. good memories.

116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

nathan

prices have climbed since then RD!
I just listed one of our 6.9s for sale as there was only one available, this seems to have triggered a landslide as another 2-3 have popped up.

one of those popping up for sale is plate number LC5060 in Woy Woy NSW
138000km and asking $60,000!
Reports second owner on carsales.com.au and says has spent lots on restoration.
Being cheeky, I would suggest they should have put new headlight seals on so water wasn't pictured inside the lens but thats just being snooty!

Using the car rego site, its listed chassis number is #5455 but im not sure if this is accurate
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

nathan

and another listed today is PT066 which the NSW rego site reports as chassis number #6032.
thistle green, suggests last owner 19 years.They want 35k for this car with 263,000km.
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

robertd

Hi Nathan,
Yes Prices are well on the way, you may recall I put my Goldy up for sale last year a $69,000!

116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

nathan

ha ha. I forgot about that RD. I remember we spoke and you noted you would drag the market up. I think you actually did! ill give you a cut if I make a sale! ;)
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

robertd

116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

nathan

sold on graysonline for 12k or so today. i think this would be a nice colour originally -172G.
an early car with low VIN (#1596). a euro with 229000kms, but the odo would have changed at some point so who knows if km's are legit.
the pics have the car riding high and the boot doesnt shut properly in one shot, but this is not a bad price at all it seems for a reasonable looking car.
the car was in Victoria but sold to someone in NSW
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

nathan

I went looking for a g500 at this place, and saw a 6.9 on their site!  VIN #5583
a nice car, I last had it registered in 2005 when it sold at a Shannons auction for 10k with 100000km. it now has 114000km and POA as the price, at an exclusive garage this means check your kidney at the door.  nice looking car.
in Victoria at Duttons garage.  on XWXs but shots show it in high riding position for some reason.
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

nathan

back up for sale again, as listed on this page previously ! 1979 yorkstar delivered #6032.  looks straight enough! had this for sale about 6 months ago when I noted same owner for 19 years. not sure if it sold then as has a different suburb in NSW listed this time. wants 32k buy it now. 267000km - its been driven 4000km in 6 months by the look of it, so no garage queen lately!
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

robertd

Is this the Jeff Kennett Car
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

nathan

dont think so RD. remember that car had bundts and no wheel arch chrome.  remember JK car originally sold for 5k, arghhhh
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

nathan

browsing gumtree and reminded a former forum poster was selling his car.   
the seller was on here before the great forum war of 2010 (or whenever the hell it was! ;) ) when a few disgruntled parties went and started their own site, most of you are too young for this! 
brown before the red paint job, #3312 is reasonably priced compared to current 6.9s, although its a hard task to go back from that red.
fortunately the seller notes they still have the original bundts as the ones on it would need to go in the bin within 3 seconds of purchase.
the imitation front spoiler doesn't quite sit well without the rest of the body decorations of the period on the rest of the car
$19000 or so on gumtree and in NSW.
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

robertd


Yes I remember this red beast.
I agree, those "wheels" would need to come off immediately if not sooner.
the front spoiler is an "AMG" copy, I toyed with the idea of putting one on my Goldie a few years back but am glad I didn't.
As time goes by I have come to realize that these cars look best in original factory trim.

116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

nathan

You know my thoughts RD, these cars are appealing because of what they were, not what we want them to be - we will not improve them on MBs design!

the problem with paint colour changes is the engine bay. as I have recently done my engine bay, to do it properly is hard work. the only alternative if you change colour is to paint 'around' structures black. dad did this with his car, and it doesn't look very tidy.

re the spoilers, some have done the whole car like WGB and it looks period correct, doing half doesn't work as well.  but finding the other bits is bloody hard and expensive!

having briefly floated our own red 6.9 for sale, I left the 8 hole w140 alloys on for the advert, even though we have the repainted mint bundts with the car.  its probably better just to put it all back to original nowadays as most people interested in these cars want the original form.

anyway, a reasonably priced 6.9.
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