Old Ambassadeur 6000

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Old Ambassadeur 6000

Postby snapper » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:02 am

Anyone seen one of these?
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Postby rough lauren » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:41 am

Does yours have a reel foot number cos many early 6000 models have non. Also the spool is narrower than the commonly seen ones. What caught my eye is that the sideplate is engraved "No 6000 AB. URFABRIKEN-SVANGSTA SWEDEN" instead of Ambassadeur 6000.

But what takes the cake is that it is <b>BLACK</b> :shock:

A lot of speculation abt the 6000 in black colour...some say prototype?

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Postby snapper » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:01 pm

rough lauren wrote:Does yours have a reel foot number cos many early 6000 models have non. Also the spool is narrower than the commonly seen ones. What caught my eye is that the sideplate is engraved "No 6000 AB. URFABRIKEN-SVANGSTA SWEDEN" instead of Ambassadeur 6000.

But what takes the cake is that it is <b>BLACK</b> :shock:

A lot of speculation abt the 6000 in black colour...some say prototype?


Who are you bro? Quick ID yourself :lol:

To answer your questions:

1. No foot number
2. Yes it's the color that is interesting
3. Color of spool also interesting and the handle.

Hmm...have i met you before?
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Postby rough lauren » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:20 pm

snapper wrote:
rough lauren wrote:Does yours have a reel foot number cos many early 6000 models have non. Also the spool is narrower than the commonly seen ones. What caught my eye is that the sideplate is engraved "No 6000 AB. URFABRIKEN-SVANGSTA SWEDEN" instead of Ambassadeur 6000.

But what takes the cake is that it is <b>BLACK</b> :shock:

A lot of speculation abt the 6000 in black colour...some say prototype?


Who are you bro? Quick ID yourself :lol:

To answer your questions:

1. No foot number
2. Yes it's the color that is interesting
3. Color of spool also interesting and the handle.

Hmm...have i met you before?


Nah you've not met me before Mark...I'm jus a very private collector of Ambassadeurs :) But not anymore...too taxing on time and $$$

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Postby Caranx » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:12 am

Hi Snapper,
Very nice indeed. Any idea how many of these prototypes were made? I wonder how much it'd fetch on ebay today?

Just curious, does it have any roman numerals carved on the inside of the side plates, like some of the record ambassadeurs do?
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Postby snapper » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:15 am

Caranx wrote:Hi Snapper,
Very nice indeed. Any idea how many of these prototypes were made? I wonder how much it'd fetch on ebay today?

Just curious, does it have any roman numerals carved on the inside of the side plates, like some of the record ambassadeurs do?


Hi Caranx,

Yes it does, Roman numerals XII I believe in this one :)

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Postby Allen » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:28 am

very interesting... wah... photo type also fall into your hand...

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Postby snapper » Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:55 pm

Gary,

This one is for you.

Near mint black 6000 sold last year to a Danish collector at a private auction for a cool £1200 :shock:
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Postby Gary Peck » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:30 am

damn......... thats a lot of money for an ABu........ more than $3000!!!! i guess no other reel hold its value like an ABu huh??? or rather....... i should say....... not many brands appreciate in value.........like an Abu........ hahahaha!!
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Postby mac-abu » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:27 pm

Snapper,

Great collection...more to come??? Do u have the normal red bevelled sides plates 6000 Mint???

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Re: ABU

Postby snapper » Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:22 pm

mac-abu wrote:Snapper,

Great collection...more to come??? Do u have the normal red bevelled sides plates 6000 Mint???


Hi Macvin,

I have that one but not in mint condition :(
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