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Old 4th October 2008, 01:13   #16
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I remember in 1984, Vijay Mallya had a stretch 500 SEL w126 bought for his first wedding. NO sign of it now
Yes it was Golden in coulur and had gold coloured badges. It even said 1000SEL at the back. Wonder where he got that number from

About the W220 S class, one, black coloured S 600 stretch was owned by Dhirubhai Ambani. I have seen him in the car the very morning of the day he was hospitalised.

There is another 1971 W100 S600 in Bombay awaiting restoration. It is owned by a friend.
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I remember in 1984, Vijay Mallya had a stretch 500 SEL w126 bought for his first wedding. NO sign of it now
The car is very much in Bangalore. Pictures of which are posted in the Bangalore Threads.
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It was gold, with one of those ghastly tailplane aerials
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Yes it was Golden in coulur and had gold coloured badges. It even said 1000SEL at the back. Wonder where he got that number from
The one in Pune is a deep blue, tailplane aerial and 1000SEL badge included. Are Mallya and Poona cars the same? Surely there can't be 2 people capable of putting a 1000SEL badge on the car.
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will our president get this limo?????
Rashtrapathi Bhavan used to own an older one (or two). I remember Venkatraman using a black one and also it was used for foriegn dignitaries. I think its now replaced by Munich's finest, E66/67 -7er.

So, here is Mallaya's stretch 300SEL with all the works including black vinyl top.
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The one in Pune is a deep blue, tailplane aerial and 1000SEL badge included. Are Mallya and Poona cars the same? Surely there can't be 2 people capable of putting a 1000SEL badge on the car.
Poonavala is having a 600 Pullman, much older vesion that this one. Its photo is there in vintage car's section - thread on 'Classic Mercedes'. That one was used a President's car & he has bought it from Govt on auction

I've heard my mechanic saying that 1000SEL of a Sheikh used to come to his Garage when he was working in Saudi.

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Rashtrapathi Bhavan used to own an older one (or two). I remember Venkatraman using a black one and also it was used for foriegn dignitaries. I think its now replaced by Munich's finest, E66/67 -7er.
Rashtrapathi Bhavan never used a Beemer for President's car. Only Mercedes & I believe they have also used Cadillac. 7-er is used as Prime Mister's car, from last Govt onwards.
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Saw the Golden 1000SEL in Mumbai at the International Airport and a couple of times on the road many years ago. Don't remember the year.
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Poonawalla's Merc 600 Pullman : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...s-india-2.html
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