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Old 18th March 2010, 12:17   #4201
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Confused!

I too saw the KL-01-A X6 last eve; phew!

The same family owns the AX1 too ( black ? )?
Not Black, but Monaco Blue. That one belongs to a Transport company. Sorry for the wrong info. Actually, it is crazybiker whom to put the blame

So, the white belongs to MD.

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I was on my bike, so couldn't take any snaps. I was trying to follow it as long as possible. But once in the open stretch after Ulloor, I could see nothing but dust

If we had that sorts of machinery, we would do the same, right ?
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Old 18th March 2010, 14:19   #4202
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Default The 300 SD spotted at a service station at thrissur

The 300 SD sedan(W116) had a turbocharged 3.0 L diesel heart developed from the record breaking C111 experimental vehicle.

The W116 were the first Merc models to be officially announced as the so called "S class", although earlier sedan models had already unofficially been designated with the letter 'S' - for Sonderklasse or "special class."

Currently the car is in the Garage and some one is trying to restore it. It is a LHD
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Old 18th March 2010, 14:27   #4203
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Looks like a US spec version to me. Its in pretty bad shape. Restoring this to its prime will leave a deep hole in the wallet.
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Have the headlights been painted?
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Old 18th March 2010, 15:12   #4205
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The 300 SD sedan(W116) had a turbocharged 3.0 L diesel heart developed from the record breaking C111 experimental vehicle.

The W116 were the first Merc models to be officially announced as the so called "S class", although earlier sedan models had already unofficially been designated with the letter 'S' - for Sonderklasse or "special class."

Currently the car is in the Garage and some one is trying to restore it. It is a LHD
Wow ! Great find foby. Can't wait to see this damsel bck in the streets. Love the classic lines.

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Have the headlights been painted?
I think it is painted on the surrounding glass sills of the lights. The stock comes like this -
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Foby thats a find. One hell of a power house and a great car to drive around in. The car is easily restorable and no deep holes burnt in the pocket too. Best part the owner has left her as it is, no conversion or any other wacky thing. The turbo unit is a yes yes all the way. would love to get my hands on one any day of the year.
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She has had a frontal hit and everything from the grill to the hood trim and lights have been rebuilt most probably rear ended a bus as the bumper is intact. Those headlights are made in India by a tinsmith and the lights inside are perhaps Mitsubishi canter etc variety as the originals must have been completely damaged in the accident.

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yo scorchy, you gotta take me to see all these machines specially the X6 in coming days after my xamz ok?
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The 300 SD sedan(W116) had a turbocharged 3.0 L diesel heart developed from the record breaking C111 experimental vehicle.

The W116 were the first Merc models to be officially announced as the so called "S class", although earlier sedan models had already unofficially been designated with the letter 'S' - for Sonderklasse or "special class."

Currently the car is in the Garage and some one is trying to restore it. It is a LHD

Spotted this car at Bad boy, 2 days back. Thanks for he pix foby!
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I think it is painted on the surrounding glass sills of the lights. The stock comes like this -
Its not painted. The original has been replaced with that el crapo thing you see there now. The original has rib lines running from top to bottom which is not there on the painted thingy that has taken its place. The front right and the rear left corners have both definitely taken a hit. The front right portion of the bumper is rusted. No prizes for how that area alone is rusted while the rest of the bumper seems to be okay.

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She has had a frontal hit and everything from the grill to the hood trim and lights have been rebuilt most probably rear ended a bus as the bumper is intact. Those headlights are made in India by a tinsmith and the lights inside are perhaps Mitsubishi canter etc variety as the originals must have been completely damaged in the accident.
This is a likely possibility.

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The 300 SD sedan(W116) had a turbocharged 3.0 L diesel heart developed from the record breaking C111 experimental vehicle.

The W116 were the first Merc models to be officially announced as the so called "S class", although earlier sedan models had already unofficially been designated with the letter 'S' - for Sonderklasse or "special class."

Currently the car is in the Garage and some one is trying to restore it. It is a LHD
Beautiful car, Love it. Is it the one you mentioned Foby? Pls send me the full details & price if its for sale!
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Foby - Nice find,guess its still lying in the bad boy garage next to the highway.
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Beautiful car, Love it. Is it the one you mentioned Foby? Pls send me the full details & price if its for sale!
Yes this was the one which was mentioned.On the way to air port I saw it lying in Bad boy Garage (oops its not bad boy any more)
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Rolls Royce Phantom in your living room: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...show-tv-6.html ("Fly Wheel" - the real enthusiastic auto show on TV!)
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One of my best friends & family friend took delivery of a sparingly & very less used 650i. He is driving it down from Mumbai, I feel so regret that I didn't accompany him when he called me to join due to very tight schedule. Y'day he told me that he caught 254kph on Mum-Pune Expressway. Miss miss miss!

Anyway he'll reach Calicut only by Saturday as he is stopping in Pune & couple of other places on his way. So detailed photos & explanation after Saturday.

Here is couple of photos he send me to take my opinion before the deal happened. Since he bought the car I post it here, there was another 650Ci in consideration which was missed!

Request all to watch Fly Wheel this week, its an exciting episode with Phantom! See the trailer on the above link!
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