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nathan

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #15 on: 24 April 2012, 07:33 AM »
thanks for pics Peter,
i will be scolding Dad for this. WTF is he doing parking the 6.9 in the open in a public carpark. i think they went to the eastern states for teh weekend or something
 
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #16 on: 24 April 2012, 11:40 PM »
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #17 on: 25 April 2012, 09:24 PM »
I live in the U.S., in east Tennessee, to be more precise.  To my knowledge, I only know of 7 in my area.  Mine, another forum member (I have never seen it or met him), a silver 300sd, my customers English Red 300sd, another English red 300sd, a horizon blue 450se, and a light ivory or maple yellow 450sel. Funny story......I recently have been traveling out of state a lot.  In doing so I have been driving my W116 on all of these trips.  I have had more second looks and complements on my W116 than I have been getting in my black W111 coupe......and most that complement me or take a second look are people much younger than I.  Strange how things go, isn't it?   
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #18 on: 27 April 2012, 03:50 PM »
This immaculate 280SE turns up in Bridgetown every couple of months. The DB registration suggests it's based in Donnybrook, about 60k from here. The picture does not do it justice, it is immaculate. I last saw it here about 3 weeks ago.

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TJ 450

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #19 on: 27 April 2012, 10:40 AM »
That 280SE is very nice indeed.

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #20 on: 27 April 2012, 07:27 PM »
Saw a 114 type body ute on Thursday, out Ivanoe way.
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #21 on: 03 May 2012, 06:43 AM »
Saw a nice dark blue 6.9 parked in North Melbourne this afternoon, black and white plates and mud flaps. Looked in great condition.
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #22 on: 19 May 2012, 09:12 AM »
Silver 6.9 on coronation drive this afternoon, looked good from what i could see.
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #23 on: 19 May 2012, 10:17 PM »
I saw a late spec 450SE LHD in midrand this week.  Given that there are perhaps max 5 of these 450's in SOuth Africa, thats pretty long odds.  I've not seen this particular car before.  Condtion was pretty ordinary. 

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #24 on: 23 July 2012, 11:21 PM »
Last week I sat in a small town far away (Reitz, Free State) waiting for the Toyota garage to reopen at 14:00.
I was parked under a tree near the town's main 4 -way intersection, when a superb yellow/black leather 280 S, steelies, mudflaps, came racing towards the stop, used it as a yield, and sped off. The motor sounded very healthy and the auto box too.
I dropped my lunch and followed the driver for @ 1km.
Out popped a busty, well-dressed blonde in a furr coat and boots.
The car has no sun damage, and the tail-light lenses were clean, clear and bright. It also looked more like a mustard yellow - but it was original.
I was amazed at the condition and it had front head rests as well, so I figured a '76 - unless it was an earlier model optioned a bit.
Interestingly, the car had Johannesburg reg.
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #25 on: 24 July 2012, 03:56 PM »
Quite a while ago I saw a navy 116 in an industrial area near Melbourne airport.  I was convinced it was a 6.9, but I was on the freeway and didn't get a closer look.  There's not many navy ones getting about and the only other I've seen was in Coburg.  It was a 450SE and looked nice from a distance, with late wheels fitted.  It may've been the same car I saw near the airport, I'm not sure.

Spotted a low km one in Sunbury which was a red similar to mine.  I spoke to the elderly own for a while and I doubt he uses any forums.

Spotted a silver 116 this morning on my way to work in the half-dark.  It was parked outside an inner city house in Carlton and I might stop to have a closer lookwhen the light's better and I have the time.

I'm spotting a few sad looking 123s, but not many 116s
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #26 on: 26 August 2012, 12:39 PM »
Saw a beige W116 at a used car lot in Ramsey Minnesota.  Unfortunately, I was traveling on business and there was no way my colleague would take a 5 minute break while I took a look so I can't be any more specific than that.  Small town though, so I guess if someone were interested, they could call everybody in town :)

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #27 on: 06 October 2012, 11:03 PM »
They're all over the place in Los Angeles, especially the diesels.  Many gorgeous well-maintained classicss, and many old beaters too.  Weirdly, there are 4 W114's on my block; my W116 is the only one.

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #28 on: 08 October 2012, 03:08 AM »
Yeas I noticed that too when I was there on holiday!  There's a silver 280SE with Barocks getting around Riddells Creek and I just saw it today....
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: Sightings
« Reply #29 on: 08 October 2012, 10:04 PM »
seen a few lately! theres a brown 116 living on the kooyong part of glenferrie rd.. a coupe (not sure if 116) also on glenferrie rd, but further south.. and not ten mins ago i saw a white 280SEL drive up glenferrie rd.. rego ANU829..looked a bit beaten up!