Old Ambassadeur 6000

snapper
edited July 2005 in General Fishing
Anyone seen one of these?






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  • rough lauren
    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?
  • snapper
    rough lauren" said:
    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?
  • rough lauren
    snapper" said:
    [quote="rough lauren"]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?[/quote]

    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 $$$
  • Caranx
    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?
  • snapper
    Caranx" said:
    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 :)

    cheers
  • Allen
    very interesting... wah... photo type also fall into your hand...
  • snapper
    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:




  • Gary Peck
    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!!
  • mac-abu
    Snapper,

    Great collection...more to come??? Do u have the normal red bevelled sides plates 6000 Mint???
  • snapper
    mac-abu" said:
    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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