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Jed

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Royal 6.9
« on: 25 May 2020, 03:20 PM »
These photos were posted a couple hours ago. The King of Jordan going for a drive.
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #1 on: 25 May 2020, 04:33 PM »
See, now that's how you make a dictator look lovable. ;D

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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #2 on: 25 May 2020, 04:54 PM »
That is how you properly use diplomatic flag poles!
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #3 on: 25 May 2020, 09:45 PM »
The year is 2020 and Royals are still being transported in W116s. Wow.
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #4 on: 26 May 2020, 01:19 PM »
King Abdullah of Jordan (and more so his father before him, King Hussein) have a huge car collection. Rumored to be very impressive stuff.  They sometimes cycle some of the vehicles through a classic car museum in Amman.  This is one private collection I would die to see!
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #5 on: 26 May 2020, 06:19 PM »
These are fantastic!  I've searched the internet for more photos of King Abdullah in his 6.9 but can't find any.  Can you give me any direction?

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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #6 on: 26 May 2020, 08:10 PM »
I wish I could.  I was not even aware he had a 6.9 until I found this on a Facebook mercedes w116 group post.  He is usually seen in more modern cars.
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #7 on: 27 May 2020, 07:29 AM »
Are we sure this is a 6.9?  It's missing some 6.9 specific things.  Maybe it's just a 350/450sel?  It really bothers me that there are two sets of fog lamps on the front of it.  :/
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #8 on: 27 May 2020, 11:29 AM »
This Jordanians seem to be very fond of Mercedes vehicles..










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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #9 on: 27 May 2020, 06:10 PM »
Aaron,

Not at all sure its a 6.9.  The OP on Facebook was asked and he said it was...thinking he took the photos but who knows.

Yes, I noticed the extra foglights.  Out of curiosity, what else is it "missing"?


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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #10 on: 28 May 2020, 11:47 AM »
Aaron,

Not at all sure its a 6.9.  The OP on Facebook was asked and he said it was...thinking he took the photos but who knows.

Yes, I noticed the extra foglights.  Out of curiosity, what else is it "missing"?


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If my eyes aren't playing tricks on me I don't think I see the lower spoiler that the 6.9 cars had. 
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #11 on: 29 May 2020, 02:13 PM »
Back in 2003 I was a tourist in Aqaba. We were taking one of those personalised glass bottomed boats to look around. All over sudden this large white yacht or gin palace on water comes over close. The men on the bow point the sub-machine guns vaguely in our direction. One hand on the weapon the other gesticulating for us to get out of their way. The suddenly panicked captain of our fair craft does his best to manoeuvre us out of harms way. Who's on board the armed yacht but the same despot that you see in the photo above. Cruising around his inherited dominions with his wife it seemed. I have some photos somewhere of the back of their boat but won't spoil this thread as it's dedicated to what looks like a magnetic blue beauty.

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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #12 on: 29 May 2020, 02:33 PM »
Hussein's 600 towards the end:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1cBhQSJ2dM

If you like it you can purchase a scale model!
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #13 on: 29 May 2020, 06:35 PM »
Very nice rumb. Thanks for sharing.

 It’s official it’s a 6.9. At 4:20 during that clip the museum official says the king also drives the “600” (said in Arabic) and the “6.9” ( said in English).

Adamb, “despot”??? Hardly an accurate term to refer to King Abdullah. Far from it.
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #14 on: 30 May 2020, 04:44 PM »
I think I missed adjustable rear seat buttons. That must have been a must for a King, not?

And as far as Jordan Kings and mercs go, the whole of North Africa, Middle east and Persia is littered with mercs. It is considered a standard to own a Merc if you have any sense, no matter how old or what model.

So, if not a despot, or a dictator, then what, I wonder? And what do we call the so-called democratic-yet-Bilderberg-supplied PM's and Presidents? Macron, Boris and Donald?
I think, in the end, in so many cases, it doesn't even matter. We're just brainwashed into automatically making that call. So often, life proves safer in dictatorships than in shabby democracies. It's a mad world.