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M.B Spares & Service

14 Lyell st Fyshwick ACT 2609 Ph (02) 6239 1099

Supporting Australia's Classic Mercedes-Benz Owners

Newsletter Number 19

Hello and welcome to another newsletter.

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John Green.

Mercedes Pick Up??

Mercedes-benz's largest market is in the USA and as a result many of their styling decisions are based on the whims of the US vehicle buying public. Have a look at this. No, it is not an Eclass on steroids, it is the latest design study from Benz aimed squarley at the US market. If they build it, it will most likely share a chassis with a Dodge!

Sad computers!!

Do you get depressed with your computer some times? Here is a computer that is really depressed.

300d with history for sale.

There are two types of history that make a classic car worth buying. Obviously we would all like to own a classic car with a full service history including every receipt from new. But what is always interesting is when a car "has a history". Check this one out. I wouldn't mind having this one in my collection. It even has a copy of the original rego papers with the original famous owners name clearly on them.

More safety cell demonstrations.

How about this for a classic demonstaration of the passenger safety cell. This picture was sent to me from one of the auction houses that sell insurance company right off's. I bet you can open the rear doors no problem. I wonder what happened to the car that hit it?Here is another excellent demonstration of the safety cell.

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Cars for Sale.

We have sold the 300SE to one of our newsletter members and have just received into stock an excellent 1987 300E. It has travelled 187000kms and has a full service history. Options include: Sunroof, cruise control, electric windows, alloy wheels and leather interior. We have to fit a new A/C compressor to it before it is ready for sale. Still don't have a picture of the 190E, and 280SE 3.5 for you as things have been busy this week at work. Will get them for the next newsletter, I promise.

I have also decided to sell the AMG 300CE coupe. Have done a special web page for it. See below for more details.

Have a look here for a full list of our cars for sale.

Here is some of our current stock:

280SE 3.5 1972model.

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Rare V8 version of the W108 sedan. Excellent low milage car travelled only 103000mls. Cream MBtex interior. Owner for the last 15 years was an elderly German lady who had it maintained by her son who is a factory trained Mercedes mechanic $3990.00 More details

230E Sedan 1986 model.

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Very well presented car with good service history. Has electric seats with memory on the drivers side. Also has cruise control, electric windows and alloy wheels. Long NSW rego. Diamond Blue with Gray MB-tex interior. Reduced to $15990.00 More details

A160 Classic sedan 1999 model.

A160-blue.jpg - 60.17 K Excellent condition . Has travelled only 25000kms. Excellent fuel consumption. Avant Garde Alloys. CD player. Quad air bags. ABS with brake assist. Still under MB warranty. Look here for more pictures of this car. $28990.00AUDMore details


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Excellent V8 coupe, excellent mechanical condition White with brown velour interior, 15" Alloy wheelsPOAMore details


190E Sedan 1983 model.

Very early version of the 190E sedan, sunroof, electric windows, C180 15" alloys with new tyres, Grey with excellent condition tan MB-tex interior. Reduced to $9990.00 More details

380SEL Sedan 1983 model.

Dark blue metallic with grey leather, cruise control, electric windows, climate control, electric seats the lot. Vehicle is a bit rough around the edges but would be a great car for someone to tidy up. It is priced well below average market price. $8990.00 More details

AMG Coupe for sale.

I have decided that the AMG coupe brought last year must go. As I am expecting to sell it to an overseas customer I have done a special web page for it and the price is in US dollars. Have a look at the page here.

I was contacted by e-mail only a few days ago by a chap who thought he also had an AMG coupe like mine. But when I told him of the many differences between a standard coupe with some bolt on flares and the real AMG profudct he was both surprised and disappointed. I have included a few pictures of the proof that this is the real thing. These include:

- Speedo reads to 280kmh not 260kmh and has an AMG logo in the middle.

- There is a special sticker on the boot explaining the differance in tyres and rims from standard.

- Sticker on the engine and on the radiator support panel indicating that it is a modified engine. There is also a second engine number, stamped just under the normal one proving that it is from the AMG stable.

Apart from the above all the springs, shockabsorbers and exhaust also have AMG stickers or part numbers on them.

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Thanks, John Green.