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M.B Spares & Service
14 Lyell st Fyshwick ACT 2609 Ph 02 6239 1099
Newsletter Number 5
Our new car.
Last week we picked up a 12 month old A160. My wife will be driving it for awhile before it is sold. I have done a page of pictures of it to show how versatile the removable seats are. Have a look here for the pictures and a list of A class links.
Here is a non Mercedes link for you. Have you ever wondered what all the other people with your name are doing in the word? Check this site out. Just type in your name and check your self out. It would appear that John Green is a good name for Real Estate and the Sheriff of Philadelphia!
This can also be a serious internet tool. Look up Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz for example and have a look at what is available.
Cars for sale.
Last week we sold the 1985 230E and this week we purchased a 1986 560SEL and a 280E. The 560SEL is the classic one owner chauffeur driven car. It has full Mercedes dealer service and is immaculate. The 560SEL was the top of the line in 1986 and sold for $175000.00 when new. These cars came fully optioned with features like memory electric front seats and std electric rear seats, cruise control, electric windows, sunroof, alloy wheels, ABS brakes, central locking, leather seats, burled walnut timber trim, top of the line Becker sound system, etc,etc. There was no options list with the car, it simply came with the lot!
Here is a list of out current stock list.
280SE 1983 $12990.00
280E 1979 $6990.00
560SEL 1986 $23990.00
380SLC 1981 $16990.00
450SL 1979 $26990.00
380SEC 1983 $22500.00
C240T 1997 $58500.00
280SEL 1985 $11990.00
600SEL 1992 $89900.00
Check out our cars for sale here.
Link of the week.
There isn't one this week! I have spent the last few weeks checking all the links on my links page and updating them. Have a look here to see it. There is over 110 Mercedes links for you to enjoy. Hopefully all of them will work.
We had a winner from the last newsletter. The correct answer was "W168 and W210" Or as they are more commonly known the "A" and "E" class. Congratulations to Davide Frada who was the first of three correct answers.
Special of the week.
The week we have a huge special for our newsletter list only. All of the following shockabsorbers have been reduced from $129.00 to $97.90.
W110, W111, W108 front and rear.
W114, W115 front and rear.
W116, W126 front and rear (std version).
W123 front and rear (std version)
And now the big one. We have brought a limited number of rear ride level struts to suit the W123, W116 and W126 sedan. These are normally $320.00 each and will be on special for $247.50 until sold out. If you have a leaky one now is the time to replace it. These sell for over $450.00 at the Mercedes dealers!
These shockabsorbers are genuine SACHS units as supplied to Mercedes-Benz. Prices are each, not pair. Prices valid until the 25th of August or until sold out. Price doesn't include fitting.
What colour is your car?
Have a look at this site. Unfortunately it is in German but is easy to under stand. Find out your cars colour code. (if not sure get your data card and have a look) and select from the scroll list on the r/h side of the page. You can use the AltaVista Babelfish site to translate it.
Joke of the week.
This is a little bit risqué, so please don't read it if offended easy.............
A horse and a chicken are playing in a meadow. The horse falls into a mud hole and is sinking. He calls to the chicken to get help. The chicken runs to the farm, but the farmer can't be found. So she drives the farmer's Mercedes back to the mud hole and ties some rope around the bumper. She then throws the other end of the rope to the horse and drives forwards, saving him from sinking.
A few days later, the chicken and the horse are playing in the meadow again and this time the chicken falls into the mud hole. The chicken yells at the horse to go and get help, but the horse says: "I think I can save you." He stretches over the width of the hole and says: "Grab my thingy and pull yourself up." The chicken does and pulls herself to safety.
The moral of the story? If you are hung like a horse, you don't need a Mercedes to pull a chick.