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|7th April 2005, 14:18||#16|
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One for sale on ebay.in but he is asking the moon
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|26th July 2007, 22:47||#18|
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There is some confusion about this old W123 spotting. A number of people refer to these as "US-style" headlights.
When one looks closely, it's easy to tell that it has the small, euro bumpers. Also, the twin round headlights were standard on non-280 W123s until september 1982, when all W123s received the wide, single units. The twin rounds were called "ochsenaugen" in Germany, which means "ox-eyes". Basically it just meant that the car had a stupid look. The single unit headlamps were available at an extra charge, a popular upgrade since it made the car look like an expensive six-cylinder.
As for the LWB W123, I used to ride one of these to pre-school, in Sweden.
There, they were popularly known as "gypsy benzes".
|29th July 2007, 14:10||#19|
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u rite adiitya...
he also had a porsche 944 some years ago and a rolls silver cloud.
one of his son's name is kamran he was studyin with me in school.
i know this place since long time as i stay nearby.
i had seen this mbz before at his place but it didnt click me to post its pics here..
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|30th July 2007, 12:21||#20|
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Regarding the query as to what that particular Mercedes was in this closed thread
Since the thread is closed and since I know the car personally, I would like to clarify as under
The particular car is a Mercedes Benz W123 as scooby and a host of others have recognised it correctly. This car is a 1982 300D. 82 because the car has two round beams enclosed in one assembly. Also because MMH is a 1982 registeration. This was a direct imposr car. Later from 84 onwards, the twin rounds became squares of different dimensions as their round predecessors as shown in Mclaren's pic of the imaculate W123. This one would be a 84-85. The car is a 300D as i said before and was olive green in colour. Was owned by an industrialist family living in Worli seaface and did daily runs from the seaface residence to Thane, where their factory is located. Its an automatic and was superbly maintained till the family sold it (I presume they have).
Now why is it a 300 D 1982 and not before that...simply because the 5 cylinder 300 D in the W 123 chassis was introduced in 1982 only.
It is a right hand drive and is not a US spec at all. In the US spec car the twin lamps were not enclosed by glass and the fog light was Yellow. This is the normal bumper and it only looks like that because of the angle the picture is taken from
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|19th December 2008, 09:27||#22|
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Yeah that pump in kurla always has those cars I have seen the rolls royce too. Our old factory was there so I used to see those a lot. the guys is a dealer and those cars are for sale.
|19th December 2008, 09:59||#23|
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the pump now houses some MBZ C and E classes.. a blue pontiac Firebird and a Jag S Type. will post the pics soon.
Also another new imported dealer has come up near Kurla Depot which as the erlier mentioned Red BMW 318 Conv, some old gen Corollas, one or two LC's and a GJ Reg H2 grey coloured.
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