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Old 11th February 2009, 17:20   #736
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The 1000SEl tag is most likely to have been put on the car by the shop that did the stretch to signify that the car is double the original lenght.

A 500SEL engine can't be modified to a capacity of 10,000 C.C.
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Old 11th February 2009, 22:19   #737
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Been spotting this frequently in chinchwad.. a Ssangyong Musso. Weird lookin SUV - an Opel Astra + Lincoln Navigator front mated to previous gen X5. Looks yuk, but drives well it seems.
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hence it belongs to the Gutki.....
LOL !!
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Old 11th February 2009, 22:25   #738
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Ok so the 1000 SEL was never built by Mercedes - it was a modification done by coach builders on the W126 models -500 and 560SEL. The Transco, Bertone and Kugok cars were all called SEL.

None of the coach builders modified the engine!! So no it wasnt a 10Litre..

The cars were basically Merc with Rolls-Royce levels of Luxury - TV's, Bars, Privacy Curtains, Clarion Sound Systems.

There was the 1000SEL 12/36/44 (Maybe More) - Depending upon the number of inches it was extended by.

I have asked the question before on the forum - Are the pune car or bombay cars former HH Maharani Gayatri Devi's cars?
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Old 11th February 2009, 23:22   #739
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Been spotting this frequently in chinchwad.. a Ssangyong Musso. Weird lookin SUV - an Opel Astra + Lincoln Navigator front mated to previous gen X5. Looks yuk, but drives well it seems.
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Interestingly, Ssangyong Musso was also sold as Mercedes Musso in some countries !


LOL !!
However ugly the Musso might be it's tail looks much, much, much better than that of the X3.
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Been spotting this frequently in chinchwad.. a Ssangyong Musso. Weird lookin SUV - an Opel Astra + Lincoln Navigator front mated to previous gen X5. Looks yuk, but drives well it seems.

Interestingly, Ssangyong Musso was also sold as Mercedes Musso in some countries !
Yup, they were taken over by Samsung Motors once they went bankrupt. And the Mercedes connection was there because both this & the MB 100/140 vans (made by Ssyangyong for Mercedes & exported to India) were powered by their 2.9 litre 5-cylinder diesel power plants and there was other tech sharing too.
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Old 12th February 2009, 02:57   #741
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@quickdraw: thanks a lot for the MV agusta pics.This bike very excusive and expensive.Very rare sight in india.How many agustas are there in india.May be a Brutale?
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Old 12th February 2009, 18:03   #742
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There is a Brutale in Bangy. More then a couple of F4's in Bangy. Many of them in Mumbai Delhi Pune.
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Old 16th February 2009, 16:46   #743
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Spotted this Merc MPV on Pashan-NDA road. The badging read 'Viano' or something like that. Road presence of the vehicle was big enough.
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Old 16th February 2009, 20:51   #744
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Its a Merc Viano. See it regularly on mumbai - pune old highway ferrying some firangs ( most probably, germans at the Merc plant in Chikhali ).

IIRC, there's 2 more of these with Le Meridien for the guests, but they have a hotel sticker on side doors.
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Nothing new, was coughing in yesterday afternoon traffic on UNI RD. What was wrong yesterday does anyone know why there was so much traffic cops?

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*You cant make out the REGN Plate right?*

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Yes this car has be posted before.

Well the high number of cops are because Honorable President is in Town.
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Old 19th February 2009, 20:31   #747
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Thank you so much for editing the image for me techno, I dont have any utility on the Mac to do that. And I got to hear about it. The traffic is nothing short of chaotic. I saw a 6 series today as well white color with a soft top. Looked beautiful, saw some nice superbikes as well
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hey has anybody seen the audi r8 since the showroom one which taken out?
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Spotted a Toyota MPV (similar to Merc Viano) on Paud Road today morning. It wasn't having any number plates, and I could only spot toyota logo on rear door along with heavily chromed front grill. And no, it didn't look like a modded Toyota Innova.
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Spotted a Toyota MPV (similar to Merc Viano) on Paud Road today morning. It wasn't having any number plates, and I could only spot toyota logo on rear door along with heavily chromed front grill. And no, it didn't look like a modded Toyota Innova.
was it a toyota hiace?
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