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Old 2nd April 2015, 23:36   #16
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This is probably the epitome of Mercedes-ness and you have done absolute justice to it without going a bit overboard.

How do you source the spares? Direct from a Mercedes Dealer (which would be quite costly) or there are more reasonable quality options.
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all the parts are available from the dealers at the present so sourcing is not a problem. The dealer can be expensive for some parts but not all of them.
the quality of new parts is not the same as the ones originally fitted to the car in 1991.
as you can see from the pictures. the thermostat on the top is the one originally fitted to the car and the one at the bottom is the new one I got from the dealer a few days back. The new one is a lot lighter in weight and the finish is not there.
Had the A/C serviced before it leaves the UK for a warmer/hot climate.
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The next episode begins. After two months in the UK it's time to leave the shores once again but this time the old girl want to leave too as her journey here is done and she wants to see other places too.
A final wash and then too the port. And who else is there at the port . A DMC. My R129 Mercedes 500SL 1991-imageuploadedbyteambhp1428402633.711766.jpgMy R129 Mercedes 500SL 1991-imageuploadedbyteambhp1428402673.493126.jpgMy R129 Mercedes 500SL 1991-imageuploadedbyteambhp1428402707.176687.jpg
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The next episode begins. After two months in the UK it's time to leave the shores once again but this time the old girl want to leave too as her journey here is done and she wants to see other places too.
A final wash and then too the port. And who else is there at the port . A DMC.
Amazing Ride.
Getting her to our shores?
Someone i know is in the process of acquiring a R129 here, i just hope to get an nice ride in it sometime soon.
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After travelling to the ports of Hamburg, Antwerp, port said via the Suez Canal Jabel Ali, Gwadar and finally the JNPT the old girl lands on Indian ShoresName:  ImageUploadedByTeamBHP1434026656.562694.jpg
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Sem80-88 - Now we know the true car lover in you. Congrats man.

Wishing her a safe and prestigious ride in India.

Would you mind posting the details on the shipment formalities, costs etc. Could be useful for many in this forum who are onsite and fallen love with their rides
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Hi all in Mumbai seawoods area. I have broken down in seawoods west HP petrol pump.
Need a jump start . The battery was down due to car being in shipment for two months. Will be grateful for any help. I am on 09719025800
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Hi all in Mumbai seawoods area. I have broken down in seawoods west HP petrol pump.
Need a jump start . The battery was down due to car being in shipment for two months.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/mumbai/85070-free-jump-starts-battery-help-exide-batmobile-mumbai-other-cities.html
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I am grateful to all to who have helped and called me at this time .
Nikhil, Jatin , Mahesh you made me feel help is always at hand .
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First Day of driving in India and the old girl does not seem to like it . Sulking in a corner . Waiting for the shops to open so can get the battery charged up and be on the way to Delhi.Attachment 1381454

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Congrats on getting her to India!

Just curious - what is the current odo reading? The instrument cluster shot from Feb 2011 shows 119886 miles.
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Sem80-88 - Now we know the true car lover in you. Congrats man.



Wishing her a safe and prestigious ride in India.



Would you mind posting the details on the shipment formalities, costs etc. Could be useful for many in this forum who are onsite and fallen love with their rides


The duty paid was ₹ 14,08,889 . Will post the details when back home


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Congrats on getting her to India!

Just curious - what is the current odo reading? The instrument cluster shot from Feb 2011 shows 119886 miles.


The odo today stands at --134,567 miles
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Hi. First post on your thread. Congratulations for successfully bringing the car over to India. Looks beautiful. Just a slight concern, jump starting can jigger the OVP relay. I suggest you avoid doing that as far as possible.
Hope to see many more pictures of the vehicle!
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Well guys the SL certainly did not like coming to India. It has broken a camshaft and now is with Mahesh . Will keep you updated when she gets back on the road . Catching a flight back to Delhi . Not a happy man .
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Hi buddy

Sorry to hear that the car has broken down yet again

Honestly I've always been in love with the R129s and so wish I could get my hands on something as decent

all the best with the repairs, I've heard they can be quiet nasty at times
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