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Old 10th August 2010, 12:07   #76
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Dear Machdar,

This is one great looking car.Please post more pictures.
Happy benzing.

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Old 10th August 2010, 12:39   #77
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Looks stunning.

Please get rid of that aftermarket front grill.
Its spoiling the whole look and looking very cheap on otherwise classy vehicle.
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Old 14th November 2010, 22:21   #78
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Great work done brother, this is one of the best thread on w124 on T-bhp, where are the better pics you were talking about?
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Old 15th November 2010, 11:38   #79
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One of my all time fav cars but that after market grill looks horrible and really out of place of such a classic Merc. It reminds me of a Korean or Chineese car company that copied the looks of the Merc E class. Are you sure it's original? AMG usually makes classic products and this doesn't look like one. Check this from eBay



If I were you, I would replace this with original grill and maybe even take the exhaust tip off (call me old fashioned but I love the Merc the way they actually are)
As for the alloys, the 5 spoke AMG alloys you got doesn't seem to fit with the car's character but the AMG alloys shown by Nandishpal is simply amazing...I'm sure it would look way better!
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hmm..as everyone else has stated here can you please go back to your orignal grill.. also try the stock headlamps with clear indicators. She has turned out to be a stunner none the less!

Congrats!
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Old 23rd November 2010, 09:48   #81
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Hi All,

Thanks for the kind words ! Yes am planning to put the original grill! I have been travelling extensively and have no time to get things done plus this is not my daily driver! Guess will get things done and do a proper shoot soon!
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Thats an awesome restoration ! I love those 5 spoke alloys as well. the black color gives it a MAFIA look . I will keep my eyes open to see a black Mercedes with smoked headlights in Bangy!
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Hi All,

Thanks for the kind words ! Yes am planning to put the original grill! I have been travelling extensively and have no time to get things done plus this is not my daily driver! Guess will get things done and do a proper shoot soon!
Can you please share the details of the workshop in Bangalore where you got your E220 restored. Also, by chance would you still be having the original OE alloys with you? I can buy them off if you are willing to sell them.
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Old 8th August 2012, 15:57   #84
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+1 to that. Repainting the car in the same colour will involve a lot less stripping down. This is all the more important when we are getting the job done in the after-market.

Machdar, stick to silver please. Get some nice tints, alloys, tyres and no.plates. Wheels alone are enough to make your W124 stand out from the crowd.
Dear GTO,
I have been searching for alloys for the w124 (white color car) for a week on the forum now. Haven't been able to find any nice example but have read from you about how good alloys would matter so much to enhance the looks of a w124.


Kindly share if possible some pictures of what you believe would be great.

this is what i currently have
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...50809_1054.jpg
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Old 14th September 2012, 11:19   #85
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Guys,

I am giving my baby up! I am putting it out for sale. Anyone interested or know of someone who would be interested please let me know... Just got new electrical wiring done. Its in perfect condition mechanically just could use a light touch up to get rid of the scrathes...
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Guys I am selling this car anyone wants it?
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Guys I am selling this car anyone wants it?
Dear Machdar,

Im interested.
Please be in touch arun.gopinath@hotmail.com
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Very sad to hear you're letting her go.
Hope some BHPian picks her up.
Hope o see some pics too.
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Old 24th December 2014, 22:37   #89
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Guys I am selling this car anyone wants it?
Not the car, but do you have the original 15 inch 8 Spoke alloys??
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No offense but this type of end of this beautiful Cinderella, a fairy was sure. I must appreciate the morale, patience shown by the restorer but the end product was not as was expected.
Everyone has liberty of doing whatever to their car but then what is the real meaning of restoration. I think restoration means to bring back the original beauty of the car. One even can not tolerate the new interior, grill. After observing the end developments, one can say that this restoration project was an ideal example of what not to do to your original beautiful car.
I literally felt that someone take me to the high mountain of expectations and thrown me from the cliff to the hell.
I repeat, I do not want to hurt anybody.
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