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Old 03-10-2008, 05:20 PM
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Got a free car....

I got a 6.9 for free today....


Its in decent shape... Runs and drives well, but needs interior and exterior help....




I took it for a drive, and man its FAST!

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Old 03-10-2008, 05:26 PM
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Nice. Pics??

Probably want to talk to Al, aka Alabasi.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:28 PM
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No pictures yet.



My blackberry has no camera, and my digital cameras memory cars is in my computer at school..... Its spring break....
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:52 PM
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First free 500E's now Free 6.9's! Damn! I'm obviously living in the wrong state. Please post pics when you have a chance.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:55 PM
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First free 500E's now Free 6.9's! Damn! I'm obviously living in the wrong state. Please post pics when you have a chance.
Yeah, I saw that post in the "PP". I don't believe it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:00 PM
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I remember Don telling a fib about a MOG he snagged for $300 or so.

A running 6.9 engine is worth alot of money, did you have to do anything to get it there?

Also, tell us HOW you managed the feat; if you stole it, try not to incriminate yourself.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:19 PM
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I didnt steal it...


A friend who runs the "production yard" for all the pick and pulls got a 6.9 that runs and drives, and asked if I wanted it... He said it ran too well to let it go to waste....



So, he offered it up, and I took it. He is waiting on the title, so that it can be signed over, but as of now, there is a 6.9 here.


If this becomes too much for me to work with, I may end up giving it away...


Anyone want it?
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:27 PM
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I didnt steal it...


A friend who runs the "production yard" for all the pick and pulls got a 6.9 that runs and drives, and asked if I wanted it... He said it ran too well to let it go to waste....



So, he offered it up, and I took it. He is waiting on the title, so that it can be signed over, but as of now, there is a 6.9 here.


If this becomes too much for me to work with, I may end up giving it away...


Anyone want it?
That would make one fun drag stip beater... I've seen one before in AZ with drag slicks in the rear. It was amazing!! If I remember correctly, a loud 13 second quarter mile.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:47 PM
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I think they run ~15 second quarter miles, stock.

Lucky bastid.. I always wanted to drive one. How's the suspension? Hydraulics in good shape?
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:58 PM
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I may end up giving it away...


Anyone want it?
Your PM box is now full....

If your serious maybe you should setup some sort of MShop raffle... Just a thought...
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:40 PM
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I'll take it....




twin VNT turbos anyone?
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:09 PM
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6.9: A true Panzerkampfwagen. WHat it is like to drive one.

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I didnt steal it...


A friend who runs the "production yard" for all the pick and pulls got a 6.9 that runs and drives, and asked if I wanted it... He said it ran too well to let it go to waste....



So, he offered it up, and I took it. He is waiting on the title, so that it can be signed over, but as of now, there is a 6.9 here.


If this becomes too much for me to work with, I may end up giving it away...


Anyone want it?

^^^^^^ mua hahahaha. Justin, you have just found the "door prize" to be donated for the Spring 2008 2nd annual Mercedesshop Nor Cal Diesel drive, 03/29/2008!!!


I used to have the 1979 Mercedes Benz factory sales brochure and the '79 6.9 was the flagship Mercedes Benz for that year, it cost $55,000 brand new back then.

That was more than houses in many places at the time.



Curtis, ("Diametrical Benz") has one of them, also, I believe a 1979 6.9, in great shape but in need of a repaint. He may or may not show up at the Diesel drive in this car, the 6.9.

You too, might be a "Diametrical Benz" guy if you own one of these AND an old Mercedes Benz diesel - like Curtis does, 'cause the two cars are "Diametrically" opposite in power and speed, comparing one to the other ...

Curtis' 6.9 is the silver one, that you can in these pictures, taken in November at MR. MB Mercedes in Tarzana, Southern California




it's the middle car in the next "trunk tirangle" shot:





If you own one of these AND an old NA Mercedes Diesel, you get to call yourself "Diametrical" because in terms of power and speed, the two are "Diametrically" opposed to one another.

When I was down there in Los Angeles last November, one night in Glendale we took that car out.

I don't know exactly the route, but I think it was Highway 2 up to the Los Angeles Crest from Glendale. It is a gently sweeping uphill run, and it's pretty steep.

Curtis let me drive the car, and even up hill, it was hella fast. (And you KNOW I like to drive fast!!)

Going up the hill, it pulled very hard past 100 mph with no effort whatsoever.

It is a big, no nonsense, VERY fast (and I KNOW you like to drive fast, too Justin, I know you do!!!) car with a very big steering wheel, supremely comfortable, and an absolute blast to drive really, really, fast.

Clean it up, and you will love owning it and tearing up the "Schnellstrasse" with it.

The air suspension can be expensive to fix, but they are really great cars!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:55 AM
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Lucky dog!
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:32 PM
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:06 PM
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I'll take it! To bad shipping is going to be so much!

What kind of shape is it? Pictures please? I need another winter car, this could work!

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