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Harv

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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #15 on: 31 May 2020, 01:11 AM »
The general rule I've always gone by is that if a country does not have a domestic automaker, you can probably assume the heads of state are ridden in a Mercedes-Benz. Obliviously this can backfire if they are brutal dictators.

Also, check this out. LWB W123 ... cabriolet?!



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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #16 on: 01 June 2020, 05:44 AM »
That IS a pretty sweet ride! Never saw one of those before.
Well, since there is a pandemic going on, why not make this a presidential MB  thread? 8)

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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #17 on: 01 June 2020, 02:35 PM »
I am not sure I like it so much. Looks like the poor man’s (presidents, king, dictator,etc) landaulet.
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #18 on: 02 June 2020, 05:46 AM »
I bet the W123 Long would have been easier to dig out!
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #19 on: 03 June 2020, 05:11 AM »
I know he ain't royalty, but to me he will always be the Thin White Duke.

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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #20 on: 06 June 2020, 10:47 PM »
I lived in Jordan in the early 90's when King Hussain was still around. Jordan is a nice country with really good people. As a Mercedes Benz fan, I loved it there. It was classic Mercedes Benz heaven.
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Re: Royal 6.9
« Reply #21 on: 07 June 2020, 05:53 AM »
I was there as well, when Hassan was still around. Very nice people, and very safe for me and 2 toddlers. I arrived there as the ONLY passenger (with my 2 kids) in an otherwise deserted boeing 747, and walked from the plane straight into the country without any passport checks. Those were the days.