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Old 31st January 2009, 18:06   #31
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Dussey,
That is a very fine looking Merc you have there and one that you can be rightly proud of. I owned and rebuilt many Mercs when I had a garage in Scotland in the 1980s and 90s but never tried my hand on anything older than the 1960s (two coupes).
I have a question please....
Is the WBA a 1938 registration and if so, do you know which part of West Bengal used the WBA letters? I ask because I have a deep interest in the pre-partition registrations in India and I do not know where WBA to WBE were. WBF to WBY I know and I am guessing that yours is probably Calcutta???
Cheers and keep up the good restrations.
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And I thought that I had the only Fordson left in India. Mine is sort of restored, you would probably have seen it yellow and white in one of the posts on an earlier Mumbai Rally. Shall post a pic.
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This is my Fordson, hope the upload works, have still not mastered it.

Have a nice rally tomorrow in Chennai and say Hi to Anil. Hope his Charger shows up. This will be the debut of your 170V. Good Luck!
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Dussey,
This is my Fordson, hope the upload works, have still not mastered it.
IT DID NOT SO RETRY! Hope you like
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Old 2nd February 2009, 19:28   #34
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Dussey,
This is my Fordson, hope the upload works, have still not mastered it.

Have a nice rally tomorrow in Chennai and say Hi to Anil. Hope his Charger shows up. This will be the debut of your 170V. Good Luck!
Thanks Harit,good Fordson, rather small picture though.
Taj have opened up a new property here at Chennai called 'The Taj Mount Road '. We Vintage & Classic Car enthusiasts had been invited for a small run and breakfast thereafter. It was a nice event conducted in the Taj style and about 35 cars participated. My 170 was a hit and I did get plenty of accolades. In fact the picture did come out in a few newspapers both English and regional . Anil did bring his Muscle cars, the Charger, a chevy and a beautiful Impala Convertable,besides his small Alfa. Shall try and post pictures when I lay my hands on some.
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Thanks Harit,good Fordson, rather small picture though.
Taj have opened up a new property here at Chennai called 'The Taj Mount Road '. We Vintage & Classic Car enthusiasts had been invited for a small run and breakfast thereafter. It was a nice event conducted in the Taj style and about 35 cars participated. My 170 was a hit and I did get plenty of accolades. In fact the picture did come out in a few newspapers both English and regional . Anil did bring his Muscle cars, the Charger, a chevy and a beautiful Impala Convertable,besides his small Alfa. Shall try and post pictures when I lay my hands on some.
Congratulations, looking forward to seeing those pics.

What was the status of the car when you got it? How long did the restoration take? How easy was it to get the mechanicals in order with what was locally available? Im sure many of us are eager to know.
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Dussey,

Hats off, sir. Beautiful restoration. Would love to see her next time I'm in Chennai.
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Old 3rd February 2009, 20:27   #37
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Dussey,
That is a very fine looking Merc you have there and one that you can be rightly proud of. I owned and rebuilt many Mercs when I had a garage in Scotland in the 1980s and 90s but never tried my hand on anything older than the 1960s (two coupes).
I have a question please....
Is the WBA a 1938 registration and if so, do you know which part of West Bengal used the WBA letters? I ask because I have a deep interest in the pre-partition registrations in India and I do not know where WBA to WBE were. WBF to WBY I know and I am guessing that yours is probably Calcutta???
Cheers and keep up the good restrations.
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Dussey,

Hats off, sir. Beautiful restoration. Would love to see her next time I'm in Chennai.
Thanks, sabinesnubbing , It isnt an original 1938 registration,re-registered
somewhere down the line.

Thanks Ice, you are welcome to visit me when you are in Chennai.
You can see my other cars and bikes too (see 'my garage' )plus a whole lot of scale models of Vintage & Classic cars and other automobile memorabilia.
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Old 3rd February 2009, 22:26   #38
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Here are few more close up pictures of my 170V which shows the detailing.

Pic 1) Spare tyre cover and rear light.
2) Trafficator switch (glows when switched on),Iginition light & Pull
start switch.
3) Front View closeup.
4) Rear seat, Door pad and wooden window sill.
5) Left side rear door pad. Original handles.
6) Sun visor, Bosch wiper motor.
7) Steering, doorpad and wooden window sill and wooden strip on top
of dashboard.
8) Original Radiator cap with Mercedes insignia.
9) Bonnet hook, fabricated with a picture reference.
10) Running board ribs, fabricated.
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This is a 1930's Mercedes Benz 170 V photographed by Thacker Vijay found in a cow shed in a village. A farmer owns this car and allowed him to take few pictures without revealing his name.
Pictures source :The Automotive India Forums
The Automotive India
My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-merc-1.jpg

My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-merc-2.jpg

My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-merc-3.jpg

My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-merc-4.jpg

My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-merc-5.jpg

My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-merc-6.jpg

My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-merc7.jpg

My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-merc-8.jpg
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so sad she is rotting ... why dont he give to some one who will take care
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Old 19th February 2009, 19:53   #41
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Default An article in 'The Hindu'.

Hi folks,
There was an article in "The Hindu" of 18Feb, Chennai Edition,about me and my Mercedes 170V. Here is the link ;

The Hindu : Metro Plus Chennai / Wheels : Besotted with the Benz

Please see.
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Old 8th January 2010, 18:41   #42
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Hi Dussey,

Sorry about hijacking your thread, but I couldn't think of a better place to upload pictures of this 170V. Spotted at the Auto Expo '10:

My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-p1030804.jpg

My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-p1030798.jpg

My Prewar 1938 Mercedes Benz 170 V-p1030806.jpg

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Hi Dussey,

Sorry about hijacking your thread, but I couldn't think of a better place to upload pictures of this 170V. Spotted at the Auto Expo '10:
Nice Roadster GTO, but seems a little overdone !
Perhaps wanted it to look like a 540K !

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Mr Titus If your reading this. Please change the steering wheel.
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Hi Dussey,

Great Car and even greater job! I am so inspired to take on a resoration roject after going through your post. Next time am in chennai I would love to hook up with you and see this beauty!

Great show keep it going
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