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Re: Sightings
« Reply #45 on: 11 June 2014, 02:50 AM »
Saw a green 450sel at watergardens today pretty nice condition also a c107 and r107 in the city. :)

Do you live near Watergardens??

I saw a nice W116 driving through the middle of the Point Cook shopping strip a couple of days ago.  And several W107s in Kyneton last Monday....
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #46 on: 29 June 2014, 04:44 AM »
going to work yesterday and saw this nice 280sel outside the emergency department. i left a card to email me, but when i returned today, the car was in the same 5 minute bay with a ticket and my card on it! i hope the bloke is alright as the car was unlocked and had no ID in it (yes i checked as i was going to find where the patient was!). it looked quite loved and had a becker. the only other bits were car wash bottles and other maintenance items in the glovebox.
poor green machine




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Re: Sightings
« Reply #47 on: 29 June 2014, 05:06 PM »
That car looks very familiar to me.

If it's the same one, the bloke who owns it was a regular customer at a previous place of employment of mine.

Tim
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nathan

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #48 on: 29 June 2014, 10:41 PM »
was he an old bloke? i have my concerns he drove himself to the emergency department and something unfortunate has happened!
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #49 on: 30 June 2014, 12:21 AM »
Yes, he was indeed. That is a concern.

Tim
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #50 on: 11 May 2015, 05:01 AM »
I saw two today!  One metallic red on the back of a tandem headed to Bendigo....  And a brown one driving from Gisborne South to Sunbury!  Keeps the faith alive...
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 #51 on: 21 May 2015, 05:29 AM »
Going 13 years now, and I have never seen a single one on the road till now, bar my own.
It's a lonely old place...

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #52 on: 25 May 2015, 04:01 AM »
Vienna 25/05/2015


Whilst on a city break for the second May Bank Holiday, I saw this (? cayenne orange) 280S with column shifter, with type II plaid upholstery and manual air-conditioning on Canovagasse in Vienna.


Added better quality pictures (sorry about the reflection on the window for the internal shot) and on a second glance there is no air-conditioning, and the external colour is quite orange.
« Last Edit: 25 May 2015, 04:51 AM by gavin116 »

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #53 on: 26 May 2015, 04:30 PM »
i like the tape cassettes in the centre console! cool
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Re: Sightings
« Reply #54 on: 27 May 2015, 12:11 PM »
I beg to differ (although no expert) - I think we're talking 'Colorado Beige' here.

This is my old 'Colorado Beige' 1977 W123 - the interior is the same too, I think.

Took some getting used to, but now we love this colour combination. It's very 70's 'earth colour' - and was apparently very popular in Germany (if German e-bay is an accurate indicator).

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #55 on: 28 May 2015, 12:32 PM »
Hi Nathan and Shaggy


Yea Nathan, nothing quite like cassette tapes to emphasise the 70's!  I seem to remember having an ABBA cassette in one of my photos on my post (blog).  And so handy to store a good collection if you have a column shifter.  I draw the line at wearing flares though.  ;D


Shaggy, I think you are right.  When I originally posted the sighting, I had actually written colorado beige, but then on second thoughts, I leaned a little more toward orange.  Hence my "the external colour is quite orange".  I should have rather struck through my initial colour, but somehow I deleted it. (Nice 123 there by the way.)


At any rate, I've been very lucky spotting 116's recently.  There always seem to be 123's about, and of course the ubiquitous R107's.


Keep spotting.


Gavin

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #56 on: 29 May 2015, 03:20 AM »
Is that your actual interior? That looks awesome!
What about the seats? Did you have the covers custom-made?

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #57 on: 29 May 2015, 02:30 PM »
Gavin - It's true that Mercedes Colorado beige seems to incorporate a whole spectrum of nuances depending on the life the vehicle has led, which may lead to confusion. In the case of my w123 (sadly sold last year), it was a sorry, flat, milky colour when I got it and only much vigorous polishing bought out the orange hue. In fact, one of the reasons I sold it (apart from the acquisition of the 280SE) was the alarming rate at which the paint lost it's shine - keeping it looking nice was like painting the Forth Bridge! I suspect it had had a cellulose re-spray at some time in it's life.

Hi Floyd, yes, that is the original interior and the seats are as they left the factory - a tribute to M.B. robustness! I'm wishing I had kept hold of it now....

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #58 on: 31 July 2015, 09:32 AM »
Frankfurt am Main - 31/07/2015

Spotted this morning as we were driving out the hotel car park on Frankfurterstrasse in Frankfurt.  It appears to be a late (?1980) 280SE 4 speed manual in ? Champagne metallic 473 with Bamboo series II cloth.

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Re: Sightings
« Reply #59 on: 31 July 2015, 01:33 PM »
Nice one, that 280SE. Registered in the nearby town of Offenbach, so probably belongs to a local.
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