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The Origins of
Mercedes anOthe star
7ottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz the
reators of the world's first cars and
)unders of the Daimler-Benz A. G.,
rorked on their inventions from the
arly 1880's without ever meeting. To
1ake their products well-known, each
rm searched for a trademark which
rould become synonymous with their
wn policy of innovation and leadership
1 automotive development.
The guarantee for the origin and
uality of the engines and vehicles was
rst to be found in the names of the
1ventors themselves - Benz and
)aimler. While, however, the products
f the Mannheim firm, Benz & Cie did
ot change in name - a laurel wreath
ras choosen in 1909 to encircle the name
Benz" replacing the earlier gearwheel of
903. About the turn of the century the
ompletely new and unusual trade name
f"Mercedes" appeared on products of
1e Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft of
:anstott.
Vhere did this new name come from?
Mercedes is a Spanish woman's
arne and means "mercy". Mercedes was
lso the name of a pretty little girl who
ras born in Vienna in 1889, the
tvourite daughter of the Austrian
usinessman and Consul-General, Emil
ellinek who lived in Nice. Jellinek was
progressive man and very interested in
1e infant sport of motor racing.
Emil Jellinek entered a 23HP
>aimler racing car in the touring
om petition of Nice in 1899 under the
seudonvm of "Mercedes" and won 1st
rize. The next year it was decided on
1e suggestion of Jellinek and supported
y William Maybach Daimler's
1genious designer, that a new vehicle
design would be adopted: larger
wheelbase, lower centre of gravity, and
greater engine output. Daimler agreed
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to this and to Jellinek's suggestion that
these vehicles be called "Mercedes"
after Jellinek's daughter.
The new car was such a success
that it was decided by Daimler that all
future cars would be named "Mercedes"
A successful name had been found, but
as yet there was no characteristic
trademark. Then Gottlieb Daimler's
two sons who were managing the firm
recalled that their father once on a
postcard to his wife had drawn a guiding
star over their house in Deutz. He had
suggested to their mother that this star
would one day appear to mark the
ascendance of his work. So in June 1909
both a three-pointed and four-pointed
star were registered as trademarks. Both
forms were protected, but only the
three-pointed star was used, and was
placed on the radiator in embossed form.
The form of the star was intended to
symbolize the threefold nature of
transport motorization on land, sea and
in the air. Over the years it was
supplemented in various ways and
improvements were made to the shape.
In 1916 it was set in a circle in which
there were four small stars at the top a:Jri
the word "Mercedes" underneath, or the
name of the Daimler factories in
Untertuerkheim and Berlin-Marienfelde
as well. In 1921 it was announced that
the three-pointed star would be adopted
as the radiator emblem and two years
later, in 1923, it was registered.
In 1924, the two internationally
well-known pioneering firms of Dairnlt=
and Benz concluded a working agreement with the aim of coordinating desi
and production, buying and selling, as
well as publicity. During this period,
both firms generally advertized the ir
products together, but still with diffe =
trademarks.
In 1926, the two oldest
automobile firms merged to form the
Daimler-Benz A.G. A new tradema rk
was created, embracing the main
emblems of the two firms: the threepointed star of Daimler Gesellschaft,
known the world over, encircled by
branches of laurel joining the two words,
"Mercedes" and Benz.
Mercedes-Benz is well known all
over the world and its symbol the
"Three-Pointed Star" is held to express
well Daimler's credo "The best or
nothing."
THE MERCEDES-BENZ CLUB OF N.S.W.
P.O. BOX 521
STRAWBERRY HILLS, N.S.W. 2012 .
ISSUE NO. 65
APRIL 1985
Registered for posting as a publication - Category B
Registration Number NBH 2896.
CLUB PATRON: MR. CON BEARD.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE :
President
Phil Chaplin
Robert Gorrell
Vice President .
Secretary
Barry Shephard
Treasurer . . .
Joan Schneider
COMMITTEE MEMBERS :
Warren Shillabeer
Regional Vice President
Membership Secretary .
Kate Connolly
Jeanette Metz
Social Secretary .
Events Secretary .
Victor Nadjarian
Martin & Kate Connolly
Magazine Editors .
Librarian
Auditors.
Laurie Schneider
Fifer , Gorrell & Miller
Members are requested to refrain from phoning
the Committee after 9pm at night . Thankyou .
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NOTE : Opinions and views by correspondents to this Magazine,
unless otherwise stated, are not necessarily those held by the
Committee of the Mercedes-Benz Club (N.S . W. ) and are published
for information purposes only .
CLUB MEETINGS ARE HELD AT THE NORTH SYDNEY LEAGUES CLUB ON THE
FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 8PM .
NEXT MEETINGS: April 3rd
May
1st
June 5th
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APRIL, 1985 .
In
February,
I
received directly,
full
details of the 7th Annual Concours d' Elegance of the Classic
and Specialist Car Club of Northern N.S.W. inviting our Club to
participate or attend. It was held at Tamworth on March 10 and
was supported by trade displays by Rolls Royce, Jaguar, de
Thomasa and Mercedes-Benz including the familiar red 1923 Benz
seen at our 1984 Concours. Members could only be advised of the
event at the March Meeting .
Regretably, no one from our Club could attend
It meant a 900 km. round trip for the weekend. I have heard from
a member of the Jaguar Drivers' Club that it was a most spectacular weekend with 12 true Concours Cars and over 50 glamorous
display cars - mostly too modest to compete . I was assured that
the 900 km. was well worth the effort. I will arrange earlier
notice of the 1986 Concours so that members ha ve longer to think
and plan a weekend or longer at Tamworth .
Over
the
Easter
Weekend,
the
National
Rally of the MG Car Clubs will be held at Newcastle - I have no
further details.
John Wright, a well known scribe (writer
doesn't sound right to describe Wright) for Wheels Magazine,
wanter, at short notice, a 1705 , a 280SE 3.5 and an early 280SE
S Class to support a feature article he will produce. Many of
you will have already seen similar features he has written cin
Peugeot, Citroen, Fotd etc. He had , by way of Wheels Magazine,
issued an open invitation to owners of original condition
specific models to indicate their availability to co-operate
with him in preparing his copy. He organised, outside of the
Club, a "roundie" and a "finnie" but he needed the above three
models to complete his needed range of basic post was MercedesBenz sedans. Les Brown provided his 170S (on his way to "do" a
wedding in it). Victor Nadjarian his 280SE 3.5 and Maeva
Sargenther 280SE on Saturday March 16th.
There were many test drives along Prince of
Wales Dri ve , Port Botany; inter views with the owners and many
individual photos. There was a group photo of all cars taken in
the twilight at old Bunnerong Power Station. The story will
appear in the June or July issue.
The Concours Committee has already met twice
in preparation for September 22.
Regards
PRESIDENT'S PREFACE
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CRICKET AT PYMBLE
Sunday, 27th January, 1985 was a beautiful day and Bruce
and I spent it at Lofberg Oval, Pymble, where the Mercedes-Benz
Club and the Jaguar Driver' Club held their 3rd Annual Cricket
Match, vying for the prized "Embers".
We left our run from Gosford a little late and were not present
to see the start of the match, but I believe two members of the
opposing team were sporting enough to play for our team enabling
play to get under way.
The cricket was most enjoyable - outstanding was the magnificent
catch taken by Phil Chaplin to dismiss one of the fast-scoring
players in the Jaguar team. I must confess that my attention was
divided between the cricket and a jumper that I am knitting for
a friend who is leaving for England shortly so I cannot give a
detailed description of play .
The ground at Lofberg Oval is in a delightful setting with
plenty of shady trees. Bruce and I enjoyed our picnic lunch and
the company of good friends.
There were many interesting cars to look at, more Jaguars than
Mercedes, and the judging of the "m ost desirable" car by
club members was undertaken with enthusiasm . Two imaculate
Jaguars - a silver XK 120 sports (top down) and a white 2.4 Mark
11 -were chosen by Mercedes-Benz Club members, and Bruce's 300d
was chosen by members of the Jaguar Drivers' Club. (There we r e
not enough Mercedes sports cars present to make a class so no
prize was presented.)
The Jaguar Drivers' Club won the "Embers", scoring 199 runs to
our 191 . Our team played very well and must be congratulated for
their fine effort . Many thanks to them all for giving us
such an enjoyable day.
-Brenda Fair li e
Elsewhere in the Magazine are two drawings of the winning cars
which were done by Bruce Fairlie .
"Remember the best lubricants you can buy are just good enough
for your Mercedes-Benz cat."
From : Mercedes-Benz 190SL Owner's
Manual 1962 .
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CRICKET MATCH - 1985
XK 120 The most desirable Jaguar Sports
300d The most desirable Mercedes Saloon.
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WHAT YOUR CAR COST NEW:
The following list of prices was provided by Martin Kass. The
prices indicate the basic price of each model when new.
NEW PRICE $
MODEL
YEARS PRICE RELATES TO
220 Compact
1968 - 1973
8611
1968 - 1971
9825
250 Compact
1976
16808
Wl23
10971
250 Coupe Compact
1969 - 1971
1967 - 1968
10775
250SL~Coupe/
1314 3
280SL Convertible
1968 - 1971
1973
11676
280E Compact
280SE
11879
1968 - 1971
280SE 3 . 5
1972 - 1973
13872
280SE 3.5 Coupe
1969 - 1971
18285
300SEL 3 . 5
1970 - 1971
18481
300SE L 6 . 3
1969 - 1973
25354
1973
12758
280CE
280SE IS I Class
1973
14276
450SE
1973
18951
450SE
1976
27427
450SEL
1973
20881
450SEL
1976
29117
450SEL 6 . 9
1979
80650
450SEL 6 . 9
1980
85210
450SLC
1973
23051
32161
450SLC
1976
Thanks Martin Kass
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FUTURE EVENTS :
APRIL : The Economy Run
21st
9.30 arrival for feuling up
for a 9.45 departure . The last car should leave at 10.30
Great prizes ! Meet at the AMOCO 202 Princes Hwy,
Sylvania . For further enquiries contact Victor Nadjarian
Ph . - 528-4613
MAY
l Meeting - guest speaker on Car Insurance.
19 Autokahna at the Fiat Car Club Grounds at Richmond . Be
there at lOam for some fun . Hopefully their will be a
display of skillful driving !!!
JUNE : 5 Guest Speaker
Robert Gorrell . He will be showing
us slides of various model Mercedes .
16 Navigation Run to who knows where. Details in the next
magazine .
JULY
A weekend away
would you like to stay in a Motel
or in a caravan?
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GUEST SPEAKERS - SERENA FRANKLIN & BRIAN THOMPSON
Serena and Brian work for Catoleum and spoke about how important it is to use corrosion inhibitor in your radiator . Water, as
we saw is excellent at causing corrosion and it was emphasised
that tap water should not be used to top up your radiator.
"Modern engines are made up of several dissimilar metals and
because tap water contains salts and other impurities which
will contribute to mild electrical discharge, causing electro lytic corrosion tiJ parts such as aluminiun heads, water pumps
and steel cylinder linings ." Brian demonstrated how easily corrosion can occur . He placed one nail in tap water and another
in distilled water . He added Phenolphthalein to both of
the containers and before long we could see the nail in the
tap water showing signs of corrosion. Think of what must happen
to your iron block and alloy head when you add tap water!
Serena and Brian told us about Al floc products and emphasised
the importance of using inhibitor. It you are not sure if your
car has inhibitor in it , or if you are not sure of the brand
it is best to flush out the radiator first before adding any
more inhibitor. This can be done with Al floc Radiator Cleaner.
Then you add the Inhibitor- mixing it with distilled water.
Always keep a bottle of mixed solution in the car to use
when you top up your radiator. Don't add tap water!
Never mix different brands of inhibitor or anti-freeze!
Alfloc products are available at BP Super Shops and Repco shops.
If you need some in a hurry drop into your local Mazda Dealer
and buy some Mazcool!
Next time you take off your radiator cap and see that rusty
looking water act - flush out the sys tem and add some inhibitor .
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WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS:
I would like to welcome the following new members to our Club.
Peter & Phyllis CHEYNE
1971
250CE
Kim HOPMEIER
1958
2205
Mr. & Mrs. Ian RAYMOND
1984
380SE
Klau s FINK
1975
230.6
Richard FORRESTER
1964
220SEb
Kerry & Selwyn NELSON
1977
450SE
I hope that we will see you often in the future.
Kate.
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LOOK BEFORE YOU BUY.
The NSW car market is being flooded with cars from interstate,
especially from Queensland,
that are not registerable in
N.S.W.
These cars are imported from overseas and do not comply to
Australian Design Rules. No car can be registered in N. S . W.
without a compliance plate fitted to the fire wall of the
vehicle by Mercedes-Benz Australia. There are however four (4 )
categories only that do not have this ruling applied :
1.
The MB is a private import and the car was owned by th e
N.S.W. resident in the country of origin- e.g . England
for 3 months or more. Proof is required. A passport is
the accepted form of proof .
The car was ordered through Mercedes-Benz Australia for
2.
overseas delivery . The factory in Germany then design
your car to fulfil the requirements of A. D. R.
Your car was registered in another state prior to 1/1/1983
3.
and this must be supported by the previous registration
papers.
4.
The car was originally registered in N. S . W. and then
taken to another state. Once again proof by registration
papers is required.
The dreaded Compliance Plate is fitted to all cars after 1972.
These rules apply since 1972.
If your car is imported and does not have a Compliance Plate
it is virtually impossible to make it comply . These are just a
few of the requirements :
- steel bars in all doors - new doors to be fitted.
- rear door locks to be changed for child safety.
- sun visors
- windscreen - laminated
headrest guides
- THE ENGINE MUST BE POLLUTION CONTROLLED if 1976 model or
later .
*The approximate cost to make a 1976 car comply would be
upwards of $13000 ! ! !
Just because a car is registered in another state it does not
automatically qualify for N. S . W. registration. Each car must
have a full pit inspection at a Motor Transport · Office .
The first thing they look for is a Compliance Plate .
No compliance' plate - no registration.
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CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH:
On Sunday 24th February we had our first Club Event for the year .
It was a lovely sunny day and about sixty people attended . It
was held in Wahroonga in the grounds of the house that Jim
Shipton recently inherited . We sat around in the beautiful
gardens eating , drinking and talking with friends .
After the Brunch many of u s had a look through the ho u se and
were amazed by the collection of historical items. Jim showed us
letters and invitations dating from the mid 1850s . Much of what
we saw is usually only seen in mu seums .
Thanks must go to Jim for pr o viding the venue , and also fo r
cooking along with Bryan. Thanks must also go to Martha Miller ,
Naida de Cean, Brenda Fairlie , Kate Connolly, Dorothy Shephard ~
and Jeanette Metz for providing the salads .
We cannot forget our barman
Ross Chaplin - who sat at h i s
table and exchanged tickets for champagne or orange juice . Than k
you Ross . Did I notice you sampling the wares????
Victor Nadjarian , who i s ra i s i ng sponsorship for the Concour s
arranged a r affle . Fellow club mem ber Arm en Nadj ar ian, no rel ation to Vi ctor, donated a crystal necklace as a raffle p r ize .
Thanks Arm e n -we raised $58 and I ' m sure that Dave Williamson's
mothe r appreciated the unexpected gift .
It was great to see Kim Hopmeier, a new member, come alo ng and
enjoy the day. We must not neglect the other car clubs that were
represented . Kate Connoll y ar rived in a 1954 Austin A90 six , the reason both clubs had a function in that weekend so she
took Aussie to the Benz outing! Rob Gorrell arrived in his
Triumph Herald complete with Three-Pointed Star and l200SL
badge, Rosemary was close behind in the Benz, and we again saw
the Fiat-Mercedes . It is more fu n to drive than the 300SL? or
are you already preparing it for the 1985 Concours Bruce?
Finally we would like to thank Jeanette for organising the even t.
P . S . I was going to spell Champagne
it was Gala Spumante.we were drinking!
phonetically -
after all
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.Look before you buy Continued from page 7
In the last 10 years 1300 MB' s have been stolen in England .
Scotland Yard believe they are in Australia.
Please be careful when you purchase your beloved MB . Have the
car
fully
inspected
by
someone
who
knows
Mercedes-Benz .
You can either buy a very valuable friend or a very expensi ve
disaster .
This article was written
by Maeva Sargent using
information provided by the N. S . W. Department of Motor Transport
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MERCEDES-BENZ
IN MINIATURE
From model car factories in Germany, England, France, Italy,
Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia ....
SS, SSKL, 540K, l70S, 220SE coupe, 250 compact, 250 coupe,
230 SL, 280 SL, 350 SL & SLC, 280E, 300S, 300 SL, 300 SE,
450 SEL, the new 'S' class and more ....
Sedans, coupes, cabriolets, roadsters •... see a model of
your Mercedes-Benz at a close -up-photography colour slide
presentation at our regular monthly meeting, North Sydney
Leagues Club, on Wednesday 5th June 1985.
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EDITORIAL:
We would like to thank the following people for their contributions to the Magazine- Bruce and Brenda Fairlie , Gil Mackey,
Martin Kass, Phil Chaplin, Pam & Neville Donnet, Robert Gorrell,
Maeva Sargent and Laurie Schneider. All contributions help make
our job easier.
The deadline for the next issue will be the 17th May . Do
we have a volunteer to write about the Economy Run and the
Autokhana??????? We might not be at the Economy Run and it
is rather difficult to write about an event til at we are not
at!
We hope to see a greater percentage of members attending
meetings and outings this year . It is only by joining in that
you benefit fully from being in the Club. Many members can
provide information and help that is not otherwise available .
Finally thankyou to members who acknowledge the job we do. I t
is sometimes difficult to find time to complete each edition
but we do our best.
Regards, .
Martin and Kate
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BOOK REVIEW
Mercedes- Benz The First Hundred Years
By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide, USA Principal Author: Richard H. Langworth
Putlished in 1984 - Available from Nessage Hotoring Bookshop, 401A Pitt st. Sydney
$19.95 (a copy is included in our Club Library).
:;- w i t h 256 large pages, including 64 in full colour, this "magnif icent tribute
to significant Hercedes and Mercedes-Benz models of all generations"
covers the men and the cars that made history in the period 1884 to date.
There are hundreds of photos and lots of reading. The book covers the early years,
the competition period, and the development of the range right through to the compact 190E.
Production figures and specifications are included for all post-war
models, but the most interesting chapter is The Collectible Mercedes-Benz: Connoisseur's Choice. The authors look at the investment angle and the resale value
of various models, They survey individually the pre-1945 models, the type 300,
the 300S~, the 190SL, the coupes and cabriolets, the SLs and SLCs, the 6.3, 6.9 and
600, and A¥C modified cars.
For each car they quantify expected price escalation for the next 5 to 10 years.
While the USA price structure is different, these forcasts make absorbing reading .
"The 300 and 300S models"(the regal, imposing 1951-62 series)"that bring $75,000$100,000 now will likely sell for twice that in another ten years." Perhaps the
big 300's are undervalued in Australia- a shiny big black 300 saloon lives near us
in Cremorne, mostly parked out in the street; while two 1958-59 300 pillarless
saloons were both passed in at the 1984 John Laws Auction in Sydney recently, one
at $21,000 and one at $9,000. The big money in USA is reserved for the coupe,
cabriolet and the very rare four door convertible.
"Of course , not everyone driving a Mercedes is a millionaire," say the authors (!!)
but it 's nice to knov1 that many millionaires drive them too. "Pristine 6. 3s are
now in the $18,000-$20,000 range, and good condition cars run $12, 000-$15 ,000."
Despite lower prices in USA for new Mercedes-Benz, the value of used ones seems to
be remarkably firm.
However, the USA asking price of $11,000-$13,000 for a prime
condition cabriolet, even t he early 220SE, is at odds with the local scene - if you
can find a prime one at that price, please let me know- I'll upgrade my Triumph
Herald Convertible!
- Robert Gorrell
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BOATING DAY :
On St. Patrick's Day - no I don't recall anyone wearing green , ab out thirty members and friends took to the water for an outing
with a di f ference . Several members have boats and enjoy going
boating so this da y is a good excuse for a sail with frie nds .
The weather was delightful and about thirty people made their
wa y to the Basin for a rela xi ng day in the sun .
It was good to see Karl and Julie Sugar - who came prepared for
an enjo ya ble da y with plent y o f Champagne , Bert Needham and his
famil y and friends and all the other members who came along .
Norm Metz, Claus Gronau and Chris Bowden were spotted trying yo
master Ricky Delf's windsurfer ! We waved at Norm and he waved
back and guess what - down went the sail ! Claus was later seen
returning t he device to Rick y 's boat in the lazy ma nner .
He was on the board but he was being towed by a boat - I
guess that it was quicker than sailing it out to the boat .
High l ights of the da y included - Norm Metz throwing his a nchor
onto the beach - the only prob l em was that the rope wa s not
attached to it ! Then we saw Barry Sargent , Laurie Schneider and
a few others tryi ng to tie Barry ' s boat off . It took several
goes but eventually it stayed where it was put . The onl y
mishap was that Laurie dropped his last can of beer into the
water - it was al l in a good cause !
At one stage we saw Maeva Sargent do a hundred yard dash in
rec ord time - she s potted Neil on the jett y waiting in the queue
to climb onto the ferry !
All in all it was a lovely relaxing day and we enjoyed ourse l ves .
BRYAN R. METZ
MASTER PLUMBER
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SPECIALIST IN REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS
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7 WOLLOMBI ROAD
AVALON
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AVALON BEACH 2107
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TOWING
With holidays on us, just a note or two on TOWING.
There is a definite skill to towing and beginner s would be well
advised to practise towing and
parking before leaving on a
carav an ning trip .
It may be a good idea to practise towing techniques such as how
to reverse and park .
A weekend trip will give a good idea how the car and ca r avan or
trailer behave on t h e road . Based o n th i s e x pe r ience , the hitch
and loading can be adjusted to give the most stable ride and
the best braking .
Vehicle t r ailer combinat i ons become unstable , particularly when
cornering ,
wh i ch should be taken into account when selecting a
safe towing speed .
We re c ommend that you reduce speed on approaching
the corner,
then accele r ate through the co rn er fo r grea t er stability .
I f t h e c om b in a t io n st a rt s t o swa y,
or bec om es di fficu lt t o
manag e ,
yo u s h ou l d s low d own o r a ppl y th e i nd epe nde n t tr a i le r
brakes ONLY.
Av o i d o t he r braking a s
this c ou l d wo r se n
th e
problem.
The caravan may also become unstable when
overtaken by larg e tank e rs or s emi-trailer s .
being
pass e d
or
Winds caused by large vehicles can disturb the balance of your
caravan.
Care should be taken while being passed or overta ken
as,
in some cases,
an element of control may be lost and
the
caravan may jack-knife.
To reduce this risk ,
try to increase the distance between the
caravan combination and the passing vehicle.
When being overtaken it is advisable to reduce speed
as far as poss i ble to the left of the road.
and
move
When descending steep hills,
select a lower gear ratio at an
early stage. This will prevent "hunting" o f the transmissi o n in
an automatic vehicle and will overcom e difficulty in engaging
lower ge a rs und e r extreme conditions in a manual v e hic le .
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NSW regulations now require that a caravan, trailer or similar
vehicle with a laden weight of 750 kg or more must not be towed
at speeds above 80 km/h.
Towing of caravans or trailers with a
laden weight below 750 Kg
is subject to normal sign-posted
speed limits.
When towing, leave space for overtakers.
If you are not
overtaking,
you must leave a gap of 60 metres to the vehicle
ahead. This rule applies on roads without street lights and
where the ro ad is less than nine metres wide.
If you see someone towing, give him a fair go.
Happy Holidays,
Classic Ca r I nsura nc e Pty. Limited
1985 CONC OURS d ' EL l GA NCE:
The 1985 Concours d ' Elegance will be held at the Thomas Walker
Convalescent Hospital at Concord on Sunday 22nd September . The
Concours Committee has been meeting to arrange this event and a t
present there ha ve been few changes . The qualification for entry
into a class remains the same
the vehicle must attend two
Club outings since the 198 4 Concours . This i s encouraged so that
people don ' t arrive on the day with a car t hat is never driven ,
and win the prizes .
The Committee wi ll organise the provision of Tea , Coffee and
soft drinks and maybe eats ?. They are re vie wing the bonus points
a ll ocated for age . The point sco r e sh e ets will be made a vail a bl e
to members after the event .
A l oc al member who has won an intersta te "Out ri ght" awa r d now
ha s t he op t io n t o com pete in the i r own clas s o r t o en t er t he
Ch a mpio n of Champ i ons Cla s s.
Finally -ALL PEOPLE WHO WON THEIR CLASS LAST YEAR WO ULD YOU
PL EASE SUPPLY THE CLUB WITH A PHOTO (Preferably Black an d White,
or a colour print which has GOOD contrast) OF YOUR CAR.
These will be used in the special edition of the Magazine which
will be produced for the Concours. If you would like to help
sponsor t he e vent, Victor Nadjarian would love to he ar from you.
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IMPERIAL PALACE
AUTO COLLECTION
3535 LAS VEGAS BLVD. SO.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89109
1943 - 44 MERCEDES BENZ
DllFlllilTELY DRAWN THIS MONTH
Bathurst
Combined Art Union No. :
£6740 IN PRIZE§
Proceeds to
D.4.THURST POUCE BOYS' CLt:
ST ~IICDAEL'S SCHOOLS FUNI
BATHURST WAR MEMORIAL
HURRY! Don't Miss Out !
THIS COULD BE
YOURS FOR 2'
1st PRIZE
Value £3,101
2nd PRIZE
New MGA Sporls 1600 --·-·····
Model 770K
THIS 1943-44 MERCEDES BENZ 770K WAS ONE OF 44 CARS MANUFACTURED FOR ADOLPH HITLER BY MERCEDES BENZ.
IT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTATEb 'THAT THIS AUTOMOBILE WAS THE
LAST AUTOMOBILE THAT WAS ORDERED FOR ADOLPH HITLER. THIS
AUTOMOBILE WAS DELIVERED ON MARCH 17, 1944, TO THE REICH
CHANCELLORY IN BERLIN. VERY FEW OF THE AUTOS ORDERED
WERE ARMOR-PLATED AND THIS IS ONE OF THE CARS BUILT THAT
WAS ARMOR-PLATED.
THE IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE ON THIS PARTICULAR AUTO WAS
THE FACT THAT IT HAS THREE DOOR HINGES AND WAS THE O NLY
STATE COACH MADE WITH THREE DOOR HINGES .
THIS AUTO HAS MORE ARMOR PLATING THAN ANY OTHER CAR EVER
BUILT FOR ADOLPH HITLER AND WAS TO BE THE LAST CAR THAT HE
WOULD EVER OWN.
IN ADDITION TO THE THREE DOOR HINGES, THERE ARE FOUR VENTS
DIRECTLY BENEATH THE WINDSHIELD AND TWO SMALL OPENINGS
IN THE HOOD WHICH DIFFERENTIATE THIS AUTOMOBILE FROM THE
OTHERS PRODUCED FOR THE THIRD REICH. THIS IS THE AUTOMOBILE THAT WAS CAPTURED BY THE 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION
IN BERCHTESGADEN.
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····-··· £13:
3rd PRIZE
The New Holden Stotion Sedan _ _ . ...... .. £ 12'
4th PRIZE
The New Ford Anglio -·--· ················· - --
£9l
'lickets Only 2 Each"
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Definitely drawn 19th December, 1960
40 CHANCES POB !:1 £5
200 OIANCES PO
THE PROMOTER.
MR BlU BELL. 90 GEORGE ST. BATH URST
PloMO Mftd me _
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£...- -end two stempecf, addrened envelopes f
tic:keh a nd results..
NAME -
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(Block l..atters)
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ADDRfSS ····- - - - - - - PlEASE DO NOT SEND STAMPS FOR TICKETS
IN THE ENTIRE WORLD THERE WAS ONLY ONE AUTOMOBILE BUILT
IN 1943 AND 1944. IT WAS BUILT TOTALLY BY HAND AND AT A COST
OF TWO MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE PERSONAL USE OF ADOLPH
HITLER. THIS IS THAT VERY AUTOMOBILE. THE AUTOMOBILE WAS
MANUFACTURED BY MERCEDES BENZ. IT TOOK FIFTEEN MONTHS
TO BUILD. IT IS A MERCEDES BENZ 770K. IT WEIGHS FIVE AND ONEHALF TONS, IS 21 FEET LONG, 7 FEET WIDE AND COMFORTABLY
CARRIES 9 PASSENGERS. THE SUPER-CHARGED ENGINE DEVELOPS
400-HORSEPOWER, HAS EIGHT CYLINDERS, EACH CYLINDER WITH
TWO SPARK PLUGS. TESTED AT BROOKLINS IN ENGLAND, THIS AUTOMOBILE REACHED 50 MILES PER HOUR IN 12.2 SECONDS, RAN A
QUARTER MILE AT ONE HUNDRED MILES PER HOUR AND HAS A TOP
SPEED OF 120. GAS MILEAGE - 2.5 MILES PER GALLON.
THE RADIATOR IS SILVER AND NICKELED. VALUED AT OVER $50,000.
THE TIRES ARE REINFORCED AND RIMMED WITH STEEL. THE WHEELS
ARE BULLET-PROOF. HITLER TRUSTED NO ONE. ALL SEVEN WINDOWS
ARE 2" THICK GLASS, AND BULLET-PROOF AS WELL. THE FLOOR IS
MINE-PROOF. THE DOORS WITH 1" ARMOR-PLATE WEIGH APPROXIMATELY 900 POUNDS EACH.
THE REAR IS PROTECTED BY LEAD PLATE. WITHIN ARE COMPARTMENTS FOR SCHMEISER SUBMAC:UNE GUNS AND LUGERS. ·.
THERE IS AN ELECTRO-MAGNETIC CIRCUIT TO LOCK ALL DOORS. IT
IS REPORTED THAT HITLER PREFERRED THIS AUTO. ITS ARMOR
WAS HEAVIER, AND ALONG WITH THE PARADE SEAT, THE ELEVATED
PARADE PLATFORM TO STAND ON DURING PARADES, IN THE FRONT
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT WAS HIGHER. HITLER LIKED THAT, IT
MADE HIM LOOK TALLER. HE WAS A SMALL MAN IN MANY WAYS.
WHEN THE ACCELERATOR IN THIS AUTOMOBILE IS PRESSED DOWN
FAR ENOUGH TO BRING THE SUPER-CHARGER INTO ACTION, IT
DEVELOPS SUCH rOWER "l"HA"l' "l'Ht: CAR SCREAMS A'LONU, J<;Ml'l'TlNU
A NOISE WHICH IS PARALYZING TO OTHER ROAD USERS AND
ANNOUNCING ITS PRESENCE TO ALL, TYPICAL OF THE MAN WHO
DESIGNED IT.
AS YOU LOOK AT THIS IRON MONUMENT TO A DREADFUL PAST,
PICTURE THIS- HITLER'S CAR AND OTHERS, SEATS LOADED WITH
SS TROOPS. ADOLPH HITLER IN FULL REGt}.LIA, STANDING ERECT ON
THE PARADE PLATFORM, HIS LEFT HAND HOLDING THE HA~DLE
YOU SEE AT THE TOP OF THE WINDSHIEt"D; SUPER-CHARGER
SCREAMING. SWASTIKA FLAGS FLYING,. _
OH YES, AT THE TIME THAT THIS AUTOMOBILE WAS ORDERED,
HITLER SPECIFIED THAT MERCEDES BENZ INSTALL A SELFDESTRUCT MECHANISM THAT WAS TO OPERATE BY THE TURN OF A
SEPARATE KEY ON THE DASHBOARD. WHEN ACTIVATED IT WOULD
SEND A SPARK TO THE 66-GALLON FUEL CAPACITY, BLOWING THE
CAR AND ITS OCCUPANTS TO KINGDOM COME. BY THE WAY, IT IS
STILL THERE AND IT STILL WORKS.
SOME SAY BECAUSE OF ITS HISTORY IT SHOULD NEVER BE SHOWN.
OTHERS SAY THAT IT IS FOR THAT SAME REASON, IT MUST NEVER
BE FORGOTIEN.
MODELS OF THIS AUTOMOBILE ARE FOR SALE IN THE IMPERIAL
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PALACE AUTO COLLECTION GIFT SHOP.
Lost At Seal
A recent issue of Old Cars Weekly
carried the intriguing headline "540K
Lost At Sea." Grabbed, we read onward. We found that a gentleman from
the mid-west is suing Polish Ocean .
Lines for $400,000 because of the loss of
his car. There are enough interesting
items in the story to make fodder for
Hollywood, should all the details finally come to light some day. The car
was being transported to Germany, accord ing to the article, to be displayed
by the European-American Classic Car
Association. The car's owner was the
president of th is organization, which is
now defunct "mainly due to the loss of
the car." (The loss of one car and the
whole association is shot?)
Reading further, we found that the
shipping company had informed him
that the car had been swept overboard
during an ocean storm. Since the owner had requested, and apparently paid
for, below deck storage and shipping,
he had a legitimate beef, if that is really
what happened. However, when he
went to Hamburg to meet the ship and
find out exactly what did happen, he
found that the ship had bypassed that
port and gone directly to its home port
in Poland. There, he couldn't get at it to
see if there was or was not still a 540K
strapped to the deck.
According to the owner, the car had
appeared in the film, "The Sound of
Music," and was black with a tan interior. From the description in the article, and from what we remember of
the film, the car was a standard Sindlcfingen cabriolet B style, better known
here as a convertible victoria.
The owner had insured the car for
$53,000, that being the sum he had paid
for it in 1977. However, because of the
price paid at auction for the Bud Cohn
500K special roadster last year, he is
suing the shipping company for $400,000. (As I recall, Cohn's similar 540K
cabriolet B brought about $65,000 at the
same auction.) It would appear that the
only people who know for sure if the
car is really on the bottom of the North
Atlantic are the officers and crew of the
M.S. Zakopane, and they're not talking . Whatever really happened, it all
adds more to the aura of romance .111<1
intriquc that seems to surround tlw
great supercharged models from before the war.
~
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CLASSIFIEDS:
* The 1972 280SE - Yorkstar Stock No. 9001 - offered for sale in
the last issue of this magazine, has been sold .
-Phil Chaplin.
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*;
FOR SALE
; 1968 280SE SEDAN 108 SERIES
;
; REGISTERED TO JULY 1985 ONLY 82,000 MILES. DARK BLUE BONE;
; TRIM BECKER RADIO WITH TAPE DECK MICHELIN TYRES NEW SHOCK
;
; ABSORBERS ALL ROUND . STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST .
;
;
EXCELLENT CONDITION
;
; WILL BE SOLD WITH REG . NO . NSW 280 AND STONE GUARDS, LOG
;
;
; BOOKS ETC .
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;*
$13,500
; CONTACT: J I M SH I PTON (02) 44-3347.
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FOR SALE: Mercedes-Benz 190 1957 new parts from restoration:
front wheel bearing set, engine mounts, brake master
cylinder kit, etc. $350 or best offer.
CONTACT : Brent Schreiber, 1065 Sylvania Ave, North
Al bury. Ph . ( 060) 25-207 5
WANTED: 280E W114 Tow Bar, front stone guards, rear air shocks. Phone 961742.
FOR SALE: 1960, 220Sb, White, Red trim, Body Straight - rust has
been cut out and new panels have been fitted. Engine
blows blue smoke, Drive line - good, Tyres - good,
Oct. Reg o . $1750.00
Contact: Mr . W. Young, 36 Lorne St ., Goulburn . 2580.
FOR SALE: Mercedes-Benz New Replacement Parts .
Every possible component , guarenteed.
Don't pay dealer prices - these parts are reduced by
at least 30% . Filters, pads, hubcaps, shocks, points,
plugs - everything.
Phone - 398-8148
FOR SA LE: 2 Sandblasted glass only sliding door pa nels
Featuring Herman Lang the Pre-War German Driving
ace at the wheel of one of the 3 litre 12 Cylinder
cars at Rhiems in the 1938 Grand Prix
Phone 654-1749 for further information.
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The stuttering Mere.
ca use of its lack of performance
and 1850 300SL roadsters: were
and its price on the used market
made.
CHRIS De FRAGA
san k considerably below the new
Today, the SL model •is th e
price.
380SL for Australia - although
Until its looks, badge and abili ty
there are 450 SLs and 500S Ls in
ARITY is one of the main
to motor al ong with the roof open
Europe.
were better appreciated it recrite ria for apprecia tion
At the moment, Daimler-Benz is
mained one of the cars which had
in the value of a used car.
readying a new nose for the 380SL
not made the list of cars with
If the car also has a famous
which is designed to take it
strong re-sale value.
badge such as Mercedes· Benz and
through the next 18 months or so
Then the prices began to rise.
it is an open-topped model, then its
until the replacement for this car
From $6000 to. $8000, they began to
value appreciation is almost
is ready.
soar into the high S17,000s and
assured.
The SL model is built on_ a
then over the $20,0005.
Add to that a sports Mercedes
special production line near the
Its predecessor, the · ~ull-wing
such as the 190SL and you have the .
robot built Wl23 and Wl24 middle300SL, always held Its price due to
right material for one of the more
sized Mercedes cars.
its exotic specification. Bufdespite
remarkable tales of value apprecithis model's used market strength ' . · It has many hand-formed parts
ation. The 190SL was never any
today, it was hard to sell when · In the body and the volume did not
ball of fire when it came to quick
new. Reports told of its technical warranL;.Jhe :-.use of expensive
getaways.
robo~. << .:·' '~ . ,, ;
excellence
but sales still lagged.
It was a heavy car and it had a
TbeW123 is the most successful
At a time when big V8-engined
carefully tuned, but still heavy, enmodel nmge in . the .;history of
American cars were able to easily
gine. So when it came out it was
Daimler-Benz. It was sold until its
out-accelerate it from the traffic
prized more for its ·looks than its
replacement,·· the Wl24 was anlights, the 300SL was something of
performance. There were many
nounced, iri models from the 200D
a sl4g. But like the.l90SL, the value
sports cars which could outperdiesel two-litre to the iBOE;the
began to go up, for it is a rare car
form it. Most had bigger engines.
petrol-injected 2.8 litre sixtoday.
·
But the looks have proved timecylinder
engine.
At the moment in Fellbach, the
less. The car still looks good. And
The 240D.and the 240 TD wagon
Daimler-Benz factory's museum.
performance today is less imrestoration department 16 kilo- were-· the ·most ·popular models
portant
with 490,000 made .but of the-2~5
metres outside Stuttgart, there are
Tile roof can be removed and
more than four 300SLs unil~rgoing mil.lion production total of Wl23s.
the car has the necessary badge on
a cost-no-object restor":· .;n for ,
the grille to make its used price as
~ -, , ~ _ , :: ~ ·..-~ >t·.rt·--r1. _/1_:~,.,.
American owners.
secure as you would expect
• The Merc!!des 190SL ~·,;,;_·not a
The first of the 300SL came off
But it was not always like that.
powerful car. but one ¥-'nich .coithe line 30 years ago. A total of
The 190SL was not well thought of
Jectors favored in late~yr.ars:,_' .
about 1400 gull-wing 300SL coupes
among used sports cars buyers be-
By 'Age' · Motoring Writer
R
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Thanks
Gil Mackey
Hurry -Last Few Days
BATHURST
MAMMOTH ~
ART
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UNION No. 7
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CARS
tor
2'_
£6,500 IN PRIZES
VALUE
£2852
2nd PRIZE: M.G.A. SPORTS £1376
3rd ~~!.;~O~~ig~~ SPWA~ £1298
4th ~~hZf~ VOLKSWAGEN
£982
1st PRIZE: MERCEDES BENZ
ITICKETS 2/- ONLy I
£1 gives yCHJ ten tickets and 40
chances to win a quality car
Drawn December 14, 1959
Bathurst Mammoth Art Union
No. 8 !SS. Michael ond John's
Cathedral School ) .
Freude an der Arbelt:
Hochste Leistungl
MERCEDES. BENZ
l u., from o~tr agents or fiJI i" coupon no w.
Mr. Bill ltll, 90 George St .. Both 11t. Enclosed lind
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DISCUSS YOUR PRINTING NEEDS WITH US
TIME INSTANT PRINTING
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722 PITTWATER RD., BROOKVALE
TELEPHONE: 938 1074
(Opposite Brookvale Oval)
BRIAN and YVONNE HOPKINS
Members of Mercedes-Benz Club (N.S. W.)
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CLUB ITEMS FOR SALE:
Windscreen stickers
$ l. 00
$15.00
Enamel Car Badges
Lapel Pins
$ 3.00
$16.00
T-Shirts
Gold Key Rings, Ties and other MB items are also available.
CLUB LIBRARY:
The books in the Library are available for borrowing at each
meeting. They may be borrowed for ONE MONTH ONLY . Remember that
other members have the right to borr ow as well as you and if
you are selfish and keep the book for longer it means that time
and money has to be spent chasing up overdue books. Please
be thoughtful and if you can't get to the meeting contact
Laurie or post it in .
CHIN WAGGINGS :
* It was great to see Klaus Finke at the meeting and Kim
Hopmeier at the Brunch. They are both new members and
we hope to see them often in the future .
* A little bird told me that Penny and Ricky Delfs are expecting their first child in July . Congratulations .
*
The travel bug has hit again. President Phil was in NZ
in February
it was company business . The Schneiders and
McGregors had a lovely time in Tasmania and Jeanette Metz
also went to New Zealand.
* Don't forget the Economy Run on the 24th April.
* One wine taster to another - "Do you like Riesling?"
"I don't know, I ' ve never riesled . "
* Don't forget to look out for the article in Wheels on MBs.
You will see a few familiar cars - Les Brown's, Victor
Nadjarian's and Maeva Sargent's . Les arrived at the testing
location
his car was tested and he then took a bride to
her wedding . He later returned for the sunset photo.
* We heard that Victor enjoyed himself at the Wheels test day.
He test drove Phil's 6 . 3 and Joan's LHD 450SL.
It was gr~at to see Yvonne Hopkin~ and Bob and Laurie Mair
*
at the Brunch . Bob was in fine form with his witty comments.
A special thanks to all members who have sent in various
*
articles for the Magazine . We will be using them in various
editions this year .
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* We wish Barry , Maeva and Craig Sargent an enjoyable trip
*
*
around the world . They will keep in contact with us and will
be sending snippets for the Magazine . Is there any room in
your luggage for an extra person? Have a great time .
Pati O' Furniture
An Irishman who lives outdoors .
A word of warning - the r e are several Benzes in Sydney with
Queensland
registration
looking
for
gullible
owners .
They do not comply with ADR and are on the QLD . blacklist they cannot be re - registere d i n QLD an d their owners hope
to dispose of them in NS W quickly . Look carefully at them if
you are offered one - even if they have a Compliance Plate
it is more than likely stolen .
autohansa
PRESTIGE AUTO REFINISHERS
For all bodywork requirements
on your Mercedes-Benz.
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General accident repairs.
Expert colour matching.
Alloy wheel refinishing.
Strip to metal resprays.
Spray booth and enamel
baking facilities using
original German paints.
Contact: Geoff Harrison
Autohansa Pty. Ltd. 14 Tengah Crescent,
Mona Vale 2103.
Licensed Repairer No. 481 Member Mercedes-Benz Club since 1972.
997 5545
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Why not place an ad in our Magazine?
FULL PAGE for SIX issues $200.00 or $50.00 for one i ssu e
HALF PAG E
$100.00
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QUART ER PAGE
$ 50.00
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MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER LIST NEW SOUTH WALES & A.C.T.
In your own interests it is strongly recommended that these dealers be used at
all times when service or parts are required.
~ROPOLITAN
DEALERS
CARINGBAH:
~!r L. Stewart (Laurie)
Toe S tewart Car Company,
300 The Kingsway,
telephone 526 1122
CHATSWOOD:
~ A. ~or riso n (Sanny)
Morrison Motors Pty Limited,
148 Pacific High way,
telephone 4 19 4444
EDG ECLIFF:
:.!r G. Sanderson (Greg)
Sanderson Motors Pty Limited,
244 1\ew South Head Road,
telephone 328 6000
LAKE MBA:
lli B. Townse nd (Bram)
Bram Townsend Motors Pty Limited,
9-995 Canterbur y Road,
talephone 750 9 133
~fON A VALE:
~!r J. Guber ina (J ohn)
G. Brothers Pty Limi ted ,
Corner Bassett & Perak Streets,
telephone 997 2455
\lOS:\! AN:
:\!r W. Corcoran (Bill)
:\lclntosh of Mosman,
430 :\filitary Road.
telephone 90 1234
PARRA :\I ATTA:
~!r K. :\larshall (Ken)
~larshall s Motors (1935) Pty Limited .
:312 Church Street,
telephone 637 102o
ROCKDALE:
:\Ir 11 . Lignell (Hans)
The S tewa r t Car Com pany,
286 Princes Highway.
telephone 599 4666
ROSE B AY:
:\lr G. Sanderson (GregL
Sanderson Motors Pty imited.
75 1 1\ew South Head Road.
telephone 3 71 5222
STRATHFIELD:
\lr :\1. Munr o (Michael)
:\lrCallu m Motors,
H5-i 49 Parramatta Road ,
telephone 74 1286
WA I TARA:
\lr J. Sutherl and (Jim)
James Sutherl and Pty Limited,
46 Paci fic Highway,
telephone 487 1377
WA RWI CK FARM:
:\lr P. Warren (Pa ul)
Peter Warr en (Wa rwick Farm) Pty. Ltd.,
Hume High way.
telephone 602 1111
FAIRFIELD:
Mr R. Bratton (Ron)
Peter Warren (Liverpool) Pty Ltd ,
Cnr Horsley Drive & Court Road ,
telephone 727 6666, 72 0601
KINGSWOOD:
Mr M. Saad (Michael)
Michael Saad,
691 Great Western Highway,
teleph one (04 7) :31 6522
COUNTRY
DEALERS
ARMIDALE:
Mr L. Pick ham J nr. (Lyle)
Precision Motors of Armidale,
103a Beardy Street,
telephone (067) 72 5866
BATHURST:
Mr J. Joyce (John)
Bathurst Imported Cars Pty Ltd,
263 Stewart Street,
telephone (063) 31 3422
BEGA:
~~I~r p~'io~~~\~Lmi
ted ,
24 7 Carp Street,
telephone (0649) 2 2178
BOWRAL:
Mr Arthur Westbury
Bowral Automotive Services,
42 Bowral Street,
telephone (048) 61 3063
CAMPBELLTOWN:
Mr B. Clinton (Barry)
Merclin Pty Limited,
3-17 Queen Street,
telephone (046) 25 0294
CESSNOCK:
Mr T. G. Bradstreet (Tom)
Bradstreet Prestige Cars,
250 Maitland Road,
telephone (049) 90 2722
COFFS HARBOUR:
Mr J. W. Fairbairn (Mick)
Fairbairn Motors Pty Limited,
1-2 Orlando Stree t ,
telephone (066) 52 193:l
COOMA:
Mr D. Gaukroger (Daryl)
Cooma Prestige Autos,
64 Sharp Street,
telephone (0648) 2 1077
COOTAMUNDRA:
Mr M. Jenkins (Mark)
Wattle Motors Pty Limited,
269 Parker Street,
telephon e (069) 42 2522
NORTH DUBBO:
Mr N. F. Schutze (Norman)
Yorkstar Rural ,
Lot 16, Bourke Stree t,
telephone (068) 82 5099
FORBES:
Mr J. Jeffery (Jim)
James Jeffery Motors,
19-21 Rankin Street,
telephone (069) 52 2035
GOSFORD:
Mr E. J. Inwood (Ned)
Roberts Auto Centre Pty Limited,
387 Mann Street,
telephone (043) 25 0494
GOULBURN:
Mr P. Clifton (Peter )
Peter Clifton Motors Pty Limited,
30 Verner Street,
telephone (048) 21 1255
GRIFFITH :
Mr L. Owen (Lester)
Gilbro Motors Pty Limited,
1316 Wakaden Street,
telephone (069) 62 1377
HAY:
Mr J. Edwards (Joe)
Joe Edwards & Son,
Lachlan Street,
telephone (069) 933 1
I NV ERELL:
Mr R. Keft (Robert)
L. W. Keft & Company,
196 Byron Street,
telephone (067) 22 1377
SOUTH KEMPSEY:
Mr L. McNeill, (Len)
Kempstar Motors.
38 Lachlan Street,
telephone (065) 62 1238
MOREE:
Mr L. Reiner (Leo)
Rei-Mon Motors,
28 Chester Street,
telephone (067) 52 1766
NEWCASTLE:
Mr R. Norton (Richard)
Doug Norton & Sons
(1\ewcastle) Pty Ltd,
65, Thdor Street,
telephon e (049) 69 1:311
MUSWELLBROOK:
Mr G. Martin (Graham)
Muswellbrook Motors,
113 New England Highway,
telephone (065) 43 3066
NOWRA:
Mr N. Stuckey (Neil)
Fleet Service Station ,
10 Kinghorn Street,
telephone (044) 2 2863
ORANGE:
Mr J. James (John)
West Orange Motors Pty Limited ,
32 Forbes Road,
telephone (063) 62 2988
TAMWORTH:
Mr R. Donoghoe (Bob)
Donoghoe's West Tamworth Motor
Body Works Pty Limited,
19 Barnes Street,
telephone (067) 65 9607
TAREE:
Mr R. Hardes (Ross)
Taree Motorama,
4 7 Victoria Street,
telephone (065) 52 1200
WAGGA WAGGA:
Mr G. Braid (Gordon)
Merlo Motors Pty Limited,
32 Dobney Avenue,
telephone (069) 25 3411
WOLLONGONG:
Mr D. Simmers (Don)
Si mstar Motors,
Keira Street,
telephone (042) 29 2108
WYONG:
Mr R. Roberts (Richard)
Roberts Auto Cen tre Pty Limited ,
Lot SA, Pacific Hi ghway,
telephone (04:J) 52 1678
A.C.T.
PHILLIP:
Mr W. P. Ruggeri (Pau l)
Lonsdale Motors,
150 Melrose Drive,
telephone (062) 81 5500
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A Mercedes-Benz 500K was sold by the
famous auction house Christies in 1979 for a
world record price of over $400,000.
When it comes to resale value, history
has a way of repeating itself.
Today's Mercedes-Benz is tomorrow's
classic because Mercedes-Benz is engineered
like no other car.
Yorkstar Motors Pty. Limited
Authorized Mercedes-Benz Distributor for N.S.W. and A.C.T. 108 William Street, Sydney. Telephone 331 3333
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