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High St Penrith (NSW) in the 70's

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Remember it well, mum used to work at the Lolly counter at Coles (down on the right) used to go to a barbers down a little laneway on the right in the 70's.

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Bryan

Love the Merc.

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The early Mercedes were something you had to own and drive to appreciate just how good they were.
I had one of the four floor shift manual 220S Mercedes in Australia. They were never sold here with floor shift manual,they were all column shift. Marshall Motors in Parramatta imported 7 conversions from MB in Germany, but only fitted 4.
It was a big, heavy car with a 2.2 litre six. That's 138 cubic inches, same as a late grey motor.Mine was an S, so it had twin two barrell Solex downdraught carbies. A kid on a pushbike would almost beat it off the mark, by 70mph it was just getting out of bed, then it flew.
The owner's manual set out the fuel consumption at speeds from 30mph right up to 120mph (8mpg). I know mine would do well over 100mph without any trouble. This was a car built in 1961.
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Old is good.

I don't think the focus was on the Mercedes.

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You're right. It's about the Covert Beige Quey ute

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Bryan

It's all changed now. Those were days before supermarkets started selling meat and we had no extended shopping hours and Roselands was just about the only big mall.
Back then Penrith would have had six or seven butcher shops, every shop two or 3 apprentices.
I know AJ Bush had Nepean Meats, Hygrade Meats, and one other shop in Penrith. Angliss would have had at least one, probably two shops, and there were a couple of private shops.
It was the same in all the Western suburbs. I know AJ Bush had 169 shops in the Sydney area and Angliss had just as many.
It all started to die as the malls flourished and Thursday night trading came in, then the supermarkets started pushing meat.
Today Angliss are gone, AJ Bush own less than 10 retail shops and concentrate on pet foods and export instead.
David

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Old is good.

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