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Old 8th November 2009, 22:59   #16
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Perfectly executed project car. Hats off!
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She looks sexy from Rear..
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Old 11th November 2009, 20:00   #18
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hey great buy , saw this at olivers place
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Old 11th November 2009, 21:36   #19
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Thats a gamble that certainly paid off well!!.Congrats.So can we except an ownership thread soon?.
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Old 11th November 2009, 22:07   #20
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Could you post the cost break up involved? The cost of the car and the restoration.
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One need to have guts & patience to do this. Its worth the effort you made.
How had it set you back on road.
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Nice work on the Merc. looks really beautiful.

I will ask the same question as everyone did - How Much for the car and the restoration ?
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wonderful job! please post the cost break-up...
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Old 13th November 2009, 20:36   #24
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That's a nicely done up car!
But why did you put a W203 pre-facelift bumper/old three slat grille/old rims on the car?
The crash pic shows the car is a W203 post-facelift model.(Judging by the front bumper & tail-lamps).
Original Brabus rims and tires looked hot!
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That is a very neat job. First the X-trail, now this, keep it up!

Cheers,
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awesome job!

but we would like some more pictures please.
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Old 13th November 2009, 23:38   #27
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@ishotmydog Will be putting up a set of detailed pictures tomorrow
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@ayan! original brabus rims fronts faced extreme damage hence were replaced. The goal of taking up the Mercedes in salvage condition was to see that costs were kept as low as possible while making a decent looking premium segment vehicle. Hence I went in for the most cost effective and decent looking parts. I also liked the mercedes classic look was not enthused by the sports grill and managed to get a grill with carbon qouting for a steal in the UK same goes with the alloys. Also made sense for me to retain the original rimsize i.e. 15" rather than the upsized brabus 17's also I had a target budget of 12lcs for 2 cars hence had to axe things like expensive alloys. You can see the work on the second car under Mods http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-i-bought.html (Nissan X-trail When I bought It) Will be putting up detailed pictures of Merc tomorrow

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Default Some more of pictures (with carbon coated grill closeup)

Some more pics will put up accident site pictures and cost in some time
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A Gamble that Paid off: C-Class Mercedes W203-image_233.jpg  

A Gamble that Paid off: C-Class Mercedes W203-image_234.jpg  

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Aatish I am confused I asked this before but was somehow ignored/missed. The car is an earlier prefacelift C and had facelift front bumper which sort of suggested she has had a shunt before this one, because only the bumper was changed (anyone wanting to bump up would have done the whole upgrade). Now you are saying you wanted the classic look and seem to suggest that it is an updated version! What year is this car?

The car is finished well but I would have still gone for new fenders as these are not entirely accurately tinkered back. If I were you I would get them fenders retinkered (if you want to control costs) by someone who regularly tinker C' s (contour tinkering is experential and cannot be done by using pics or any other ref point as and aid)

Look forward to info on how you achieved Rs. 12 lacs for both.

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