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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #45 on: 09 October 2007, 01:43 PM »
The only place I have seen them is in the console - where the hazard switch currently is. Maybe when they changed the radio, they also changed the console to eliminate it. I have seen a photo somewhere. I will see if I can find it.

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #46 on: 09 October 2007, 01:45 PM »
Craig, that link you gave also lists what I presume are reconditioned radios.  Of course the Mexico Vollstereo would be the most expensive of the breed  >:( at EUR570.  I have no idea if that price is fair.  Anyhow, to incorporate the traffic feature, would any additional boxes or units be required?

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #47 on: 09 October 2007, 01:50 PM »
Here is the dial in situ. The price of that dial is Ok I think if you want to bring it back to original. I will talk to my radio friend in Munich at Veterama this weekend and ask him what is involved in installing one. I don't think it is too much. I think they are like a short wave adapter.


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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #48 on: 09 October 2007, 01:51 PM »
I've seen that radio package a bunch of times on ebay.de... you might watch and send a note to an owner - I'm pretty sure it was in the spot where that lighter? is on the console on the ones I've seen - also several of the m100 guys have those.

That is the most spectacular and obvious genuine AMG i've seen - and i bet that engine has most of the modifications.  The dual air intakes...  man, you have a winner.

How are values down there?  Did you have to pay an arm and a leg?
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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #49 on: 09 October 2007, 01:54 PM »
Thanks John, I paid, um, it was a bargain. 

CRAIG - IM GETTING REALLY EXCITED!!!

You see that knob its NOT in the console itself, its in like an auxilliary extra bit of console sitting in the oddments tray.  It explains why my oddments tray carpet is about 75mm too short!

Its all making sense!

Damn I need those bits and pieces now. 

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #50 on: 09 October 2007, 01:55 PM »
The factory radio in yours was a Monza. I think the only place you will find one of these is in Germany. Australia got the Mexico and the US got the old pin stripe- in general. Again, I can ask my guy about this. He will have one for sure - it just depends at what price. I will also keep an eye out while cruising all the stands. If it's cheap, I'll just buy it.

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #51 on: 09 October 2007, 01:59 PM »
Craig the options code says Monza, but in amongst the paperwork I have an owners manual 'Mexico Cassette Vollstereo Reverse 374'.  Yeah all the bells and whistles.  Wonder which it is supposed to be for German delivery. 

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #52 on: 09 October 2007, 02:02 PM »
and i've just found the circuit diagram for 'Verkehrskurier VK5'

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #53 on: 09 October 2007, 05:04 PM »
I love reading this process of discovery and I applaud you wanting to keep it as is.  Check for AMG spanners under the rear seat that an apprentice engineer may have dropped. ;D  You never know.

I think it will be hard trying to find what constitutes an original AMG 6.9 as we know little about them.  I mean, no big glossy brochures and it's been mentioned before about each was custom.  I've noted that it doesn't have a 300km/hr speedo but would you want it anyway?  It would be cool but was it on this particular 6.9.  Same as the various AMG body parts.  I love the look of that stone deflector and due to the unique car it is, I'd probably leave it as is too.  Though pentas would look awsome.

Would AMG headquarters have records that can help with the history of the car?

Re the Monza.  Are we talking chrome bezel pinstripe era like below or all black facade.  The Monza and Mexico look almost identical and for the full stereo and wunderbar features of the Mexico, I'd go Mexico.

This is my Monza with period 1970's iPod connection ::) ::)
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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #54 on: 09 October 2007, 05:11 PM »
And I think its either the 1st or 2nd W116 i've seen with ABS. One of the option codes would have something along the lines of Antiblockier system, on the option codes.
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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #55 on: 09 October 2007, 08:45 PM »
I'd contact them - these are RARE.

I bet if you make a friend there via email you'll dig up the facts... also the selling dealer may have records.

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #56 on: 10 October 2007, 07:52 AM »
I think you should abandon project rusty and send it down south.

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #57 on: 10 October 2007, 08:04 AM »
You do realise that you won't be able to get it working don't you ? It will only work in Germany, and would have been the reason why it was pulled out when it came to SA. You can always get the switch though and have a piece of burl made up to house it like the one in the photo.


Thanks John, I paid, um, it was a bargain. 

CRAIG - IM GETTING REALLY EXCITED!!!

You see that knob its NOT in the console itself, its in like an auxilliary extra bit of console sitting in the oddments tray.  It explains why my oddments tray carpet is about 75mm too short!

Its all making sense!

Damn I need those bits and pieces now. 

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #58 on: 10 October 2007, 09:44 AM »
Yes Craig, thanks I realise it won't work here.  And it had occured to me it probably was removed when the car came to South Africa.  I'd still really like all the bits though. 

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Re: S-Class has a secret!
« Reply #59 on: 10 October 2007, 03:42 PM »
Ryan - You have been escalated to Number 1 PIMP! :D ;)

You have stumbled across a gold mine!!  Is there any kind of list of exactly how many AMG 6.9's (Ridgy didge ones) were released / modified?? ???

That car is so pimpd it's not funny.... What did you say your address was?? ;D ;D

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