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Old 26th July 2007, 12:46   #16
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well, its a perfectly legal business, that what coys of kensington , luka huni and cristophe grohe of switzerland, and P&A Wood also do.. nothing to be sad about or look down on... and 1Cr wont get you the car... look at spending 3 plus if you really want to buy it.
Awini, is the car for real? I couldn't find out much about it.
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Old 26th July 2007, 12:52   #17
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yeah its real all right. its a monster, havent driven it myself though. its bloody loud. saw it last week, theres also a lancia lambda being done up there, looks lovely in white with dark red wheels
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oh my god! I am such a dumb idiot. While i was searching for a standard 2000 somebody suggested me to meet the this person(though i would have sounded like an a.. asking such a question) but 3 months back i was to go to his farmhouse but couldnt contact him on his phone .so my bad luck.
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Old 27th July 2007, 00:33   #19
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Hello Liv2drv,



I think its a 1928 Mercedes Benz open tourer, type K, 24/100/180hp (the numbers designate the engine's taxable/naturally aspirated/supercharged horsepower ratings) with a 6.8 liter, 6 cylinder, single carb, supercharged engine, 98mm x 150mm (bore & stroke).

After the Model K, came the famous & successful racing cars, the S (sport) with a 6800cc engine with twin carburettors, SS (super sport), SSK (K for Kurtz, shorter chassis) & then the SSKL (L for Licht or light, holes were drilled in the chassis to reduce weight)

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liv2drv,

IMHO the car is a 1928 Mercedes Benz type K supercharged, Open tourer, 24/100/180 hp with a 6 cyl, 6.8 liter engine, 98mm x 150mm (bore & stroke).

After the 1926 type K (kurtz for shorter wheel base, 11'2") which had a 6.3 liter engine, came the beautiful & successful S (sports) with 6.8 L engine, twin carb, roots supercharger, followed by the SS (super sports), then the SSK (kurtz) 7.1 liter, the SSKL (Licht or light with drilled chassis to reduce weight)

I had typed out a long mail with a lot more detail which for some odd reason got lost in cyber space when I clicked 'submit reply'.

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Note from mod - Hi, i have merged your 2 posts as they were both slightly different (as opposed to duplicates). Is this the missing post you were talking about?
Well BMW enthusiast's where is a corresponding BMW?
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Vintage cars usually dont excite me, but my jaw dropped on seeing the 680K picture. I just couldnt resist commenting that it is very very beautiful.
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Old 27th July 2007, 14:40   #21
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Well BMW enthusiast's where is a corresponding BMW?
actually BMW started much after mercedes-benz, starting with licence built austin sevens, there are at least two prewar bmw,s in india which would have taken this beast for all its worth, on a street circuit in their day.. both are (frazer-nash) BMW 328s one in indore and the other in bangalore.
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there are at least two prewar bmw,s in india which would have taken this beast for all its worth, on a street circuit in their day.. both are (frazer-nash) BMW 328s one in indore and the other in bangalore.
I remember the Indore Beemer, didnt know we had one more. Any pics of either? Theyre quite stunning machines to look at, Ive always likened them to the XK 120.



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i know the owner of the 680k and his minerva is sold for about 85lacs. i had seen the classic bmw m1 parked in a bunglow ages ago before i could approach the owner the car had dissapeared from there. this is in the early 90's. dont have any info on the car since
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News is that the 680 has been sold for 1.75cr to Delhi's big-shot Lawyer cum Collector. His collection was also recently featured on TV, some oh his cars are featured in the "Classic being Restored" thread.


Karl - Did the TV feature have this Merc?
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Karl - Did the TV feature have this Merc?
No Ishan, the TV feature did not show this Merc.
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No Ishan, the TV feature did not show this Merc.
What all did it feature? Any web links?
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News is that the 680 has been sold for 1.75cr to Delhi's big-shot Lawyer cum Collector. His collection was also recently featured on TV, some oh his cars are featured in the "Classic being Restored" thread.


Karl - Did the TV feature have this Merc?
iraghave the merc is sold to a lawyer cum collector. you have to see his garage though it is mind blowing. the 680 was not featured in any tv show but an old show did feature the minerva after it was sold.
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This guy has a garage to die for and he got the MInerva and the Merc from the same previous owner who owned both of them. I had the opportunity to see them both in his farm cum restoration place just in the outskirts of Delhi. you will ifnd his emblem/motif on the doors or all his cars
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This guy has a garage to die for and he got the MInerva and the Merc from the same previous owner who owned both of them. I had the opportunity to see them both in his farm cum restoration place just in the outskirts of Delhi. you will ifnd his emblem/motif on the doors or all his cars
been to his garage cum restoration centre. it is out of this world. his other cars are also very nice my hot faverite is his cadillac series 62 i think two door
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been to his garage cum restoration centre. it is out of this world. his other cars are also very nice my hot faverite is his cadillac series 62 i think two door
He also has a Caddy limo bought from a royal family. I was in the royal house when the car was to be delivered to the lawyer
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