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Whadaya think about a 6.9?

Should I buy a 6.9 or a 6.3? Ignore the name of the hotel!

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A 6.3 is far more interesting, IMHO...

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A 6.3 is far more interesting, IMHO...


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A Friend of my departed Father had a rare 5 speed manual 6.9 in Germany. I used to be the designated driver. Great car with an insane amount of torque. I would pick the 6.9. The 6,3's rear end is supposed to be the weak spot of the car. If interested, my frend Vjeko completely restored and sold his 6.3 and also has a lot of knowlwdge re. 6.9. Pm me if you like to get in touch with him for more info. Otherwise, check out the International M-100 Group at: http://www.m-100.cc/
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The 6.9 would be a good collector car to get [like the 500E, a classic to hold on to]. Be careful of rust on those cars. Go over it completely and completely again with a bodyshop guy. There should be plenty of parts available for the car for any restoration and in the right colors, they are very cool.

If the car pictured is the one you are looking at, that is a very good combo. Make sure the underside is as good as the topside.

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A Friend of my departed Father had a rare 5 speed manual 6.9 in Germany. I used to be the designated driver. Great car with an insane amount of torque. I would pick the 6.9. The 6,3's rear end is supposed to be the weak spot of the car. If interested, my frend Vjeko completely restored and sold his 6.3 and also has a lot of knowlwdge re. 6.9. Pm me if you like to get in touch with him for more info. Otherwise, check out the International M-100 Group at: http://www.m-100.cc/
Thank you for the info. I will look it up. I am aware of the two most problematic areas, the air suspension and the mechanical fuel injection. I also will buy only a very, very, very, low mile all original paint car, so typical high mile problems are usually abated.
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The 6.9 would be a good collector car to get [like the 500E, a classic to hold on to]. Be careful of rust on those cars. Go over it completely and completely again with a bodyshop guy. There should be plenty of parts available for the car for any restoration and in the right colors, they are very cool.

If the car pictured is the one you are looking at, that is a very good combo. Make sure the underside is as good as the topside.
The car pictured is in England. Steering wheel probably on the right and would be difficult to drive to Texas. We have tonnes of salt on our roads too!
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Either way, better than a Caddy
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Either way, better than a Caddy

Both makes have qualities that make them worth saving. Sorry you cannot see that. I do not like RX7's but Iwould never tell you what I think of them.
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