Hello and welcome to the November 2013 MB Spares Newsletter.
Mercedes-Benz Club of the ACT 38th Concours d 'Elegance
The 38th annual MBCACT Concours has been run and won with the outright
prize going to a stunning 190SL. Unfortunately for the second year in a row
the venue had a late change to the Treasury carpark due to rain making the
lawns of Old parliament house way to mushy to drive on. Pictures and more
details on the event can be found on our Facebook page or by
following this link.
Spanners and Sausages 2013
The annual MB Spares Sausages and Spanners night is next Tuesday the 12th
of November 6:00pm start with a BBQ featuring Gourmet sausages from the
Jerrabomberra Butcher (transported to us in a Vito) some refreshing ales
and then a tour of our facilities and a talk from yours truly.
last year's event attracting nearly 60 people this is becoming a must
attend event on the MBCACT calendar with people attending from as far away
as Sydney. There is even a rumour of some customers coming up from
Melbourne this year.
Cars for sale.
Cars sold in the last two months include the stunning low mileage 300E
which was sold to a dealer in Victoria who just had to own it. In return we
have part traded a 1984 280E with only 154000kms on the clock. It's the
white one pictured in the r/h margin (click to enlarge). It will be
prepared for sale so if you are looking for a low mileage collectable W123
Also sold is the E270 sedan, the R129 500SL and the R500 wagon. Oddly we
still have the E280CDI sedan, I say oddly as
the first few of these we sold within days of them coming into stock. I
guess the right person has not come along yet.
You can find details on them all at the links below:
C180k sedan 2004 model
CLK230 Coupe update version
W107 500SL very rare model in Australia.
E280CDI, update rocket ship.
CLK320, factory fitted AMG options.
What have we been doing?
As usual there is plenty going on here at MB Spares, much of which is
posted on our FaceBook page. So for those of you without a Facebook account
here is a summary of what happened recently. You don't have to have a
Facebook account to check in on our page and see what is being discussed.
- We finished the restoration on this 3.5 coupe.
We brought a pile of dead stock from a workshop in Sydney. That's our
low mileage 280E that we were picking it up in.
- We brought this SLC to dismantle, it is a bit rusty.
- This G wagon will be for sale soon.
- Sandra and I went on holidays touring the Murray River and came across
Benz Sendling Tractor.
- We had some interesting mechanical failures towed in, including
this turbo and this
snapped off stub axle.
- And finally we discussed this
North Korean knock off of the 190E.
You can see the other pictures not listed above by clicking on the arrows
that magically appear on the l/h and r/h side of the pictures.
So that's it for this Newsletter, next Newsletter we have a solution for
black brake dust on your wheels. So until then, be good, drive safely and
look after your Benz.
John & Sandra Green.