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Old 14th May 2008, 10:17   #76
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Hi funkydevil,

The red SL with 5-spoke wheels is Spidermans SL55 AMG.

The red SL with the standard 7-spoke wheels is Spiderman's ex SL500.

The silver SL500 driven by Sunny Deol is the one with the 5-hole design. It has an AMG Sports package. (Pics : Silver Mercedes SL500 with optional Sports Package (///AMG).)
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oh ok, thnx for letting me know bro.
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Old 15th May 2008, 10:08   #78
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Default SL65 impounded

this is the pic of an impounded SL65 in Dhaka, the recent conditions here have had many exotics like this impounded and trashed in police stations..background has a cayenne turbo S and a infiniti QX56
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thats a real sad sight !!!
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My friend in Dhaka had to go park his cars on the street with the key inside. I heard ppl were doing that with even phantoms.
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One month in prison should be worth the one night in a stolen-from-the-cops SL65 AMG.
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Thats a real eye sore. Sad to see such exotics lying uncared for in a pile of dust. Cant these cars be auctioned off at least?
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Hi chargerman, is there any specific reason why these cars were impounded? As in, is it illegal to import such cars or just that they were being brought down illegally. Why doesnt the Govt sell it and make some money off it. Better still, invite some Indians for the sale. I am sure many of us will clamor to get our hands on it. Also can any 1 decipher whats written on that car?
So... When's the next flight from Mumbai?

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Old 15th May 2008, 21:24   #84
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these cars were impounded for the huge anti corruption drive going on. Anyone who couldn't prove they had bought the car with legit money had to do this. About 80% of the cars were impounded. That is why so many of them ran from Dhaka and are now hiding all over the world.
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Also can any 1 decipher whats written on that car?
looks like someone wrote his name on the car - in bengali!

the registration number on the cayenne turbo S is not masked and it is very much legible.

these beauties should be auctioned off like adi said :(
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Also can any 1 decipher whats written on that car?
As far my little bangla knowledge goes its something like "criminal" written on it
plz correct me if wrong
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Hey,

There is also a red one i keep on seeing in juhu. I dunno who it belongs to but its a red SL (not amg) with the 5 hole design rims. Have seen it standing outside sanjay khan's bunglow a lotta times.

Also have seen sunny deol driving a silver SL. That has the normal 5 spoke design i think.
One more SL500 belonging to our member Scooby. Still waiting for someone to post pictures of that car.
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Scooby has a R129 SL, right?
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Scooby has a R129 SL, right?
He posted this on another thread.

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I just bought a SL500-2004. CBU Import by mbil. Silver with glass roof, and AMG wheels. MH01 regd. Sold off my earlier SL320-1995.[didnt want to part with it, But parking space problems]
Didnt find a thread/dicussion on this car, so put it here.
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Hi chargerman, is there any specific reason why these cars were impounded? As in, is it illegal to import such cars or just that they were being brought down illegally. Why doesnt the Govt sell it and make some money off it. Better still, invite some Indians for the sale. I am sure many of us will clamor to get our hands on it. Also can any 1 decipher whats written on that car?
So... When's the next flight from Mumbai?
Hi Maverick, the answer to all your questions are here.

Sad story of an SL65 AMG - MBWorld.org Forums

I made a thread on it on MBWorld when I saw the pics earlier this year. The first 3 pics of the SL65 were taken by chargerman himself. as liv2driv said, people avoided tax on most of these exotics and they also could not show that they have paid for the car with legit money.

btw, Government has a lot to handle than sell these cars. We have some of these literally rotting away: Gemablla Cayennes, 911's Cayenne Turbos, Ranger Rovers, Hummers, Escalades, Navigators, Jaguars, Rolls Royces, Mercs, BMW's

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