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Old 2nd June 2010, 23:18   #166
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Congrats Ricky Sir. Other than ICE, any other mod in the pipeline like interiors?
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Old 3rd June 2010, 09:39   #167
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Congrats Ricky Sir. Other than ICE, any other mod in the pipeline like interiors?

Like I said before - the interiors are on the cards, but AFTER all the other things have settled down.

Believe me the interiors may not look that swanky in the pictures, but they are perfectly acceptable in person.




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Old 3rd June 2010, 12:12   #168
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Congrats @Ricky for completion of the project E250D . Believe me, I was following this thread everyday, sometimes more than once in a day, to check the progress of the beauty. She looks really elegant. Take care.
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Looks factory fresh and a very good rejuvenation job you have got done.
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Congrats @Ricky for completion of the project E250D . Believe me, I was following this thread everyday, sometimes more than once in a day, to check the progress of the beauty. She looks really elegant. Take care.

Thank you very much, glad you like the outcome.
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Looks factory fresh and a very good rejuvenation job you have got done.

Thank you - yes the overall effect is appreciable.



I have been driving her today since 8:30am (am I going crazy or what?), I basically want to get the hang of it. It is different driving styles for different cars & I do like to drive each car the way it is meant to be driven or else half the fun is gone..

So took a 15 kms detour to my work, got air checked in the tyres at the best in town filler, got the stepney filled to 40, then drove on the NH8, to check out her high speed manners. Must say once she gathers her skirts she "really goes" - before I knew I was in 120-130 kind of numbers.

It can chug along at 30 kms per hour in 5th & can pick up from there in a non-hurried but sure manner. I like what I felt so far. The suspension is super smooth, not just on the NH8 but on internal potholed roads as well.

There is practically no noise intrusion inside the cabin, the drive is nice.

So far so good.





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Old 3rd June 2010, 15:55   #171
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Congrats Ricky. All that perseverance has finally paid off as she has come out beautifully. Hope to catch it sometime when im in that part of town.
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I think that I cannot add anything to what others have already said about the drool maal you have there.
It has come out really really well and I wouldn't be too far off to say that this W124 has by far been one of the best W124 restorations I've ever come across and credit goes to you for getting the job done (read spending moolah) the way you have got it done. As far as the workshops are concerned they definitely have a role to play and will do the job for all that have the guts to spend the Vitamin M, but its the owner who is actually the force behind it all.
And the results speak for themselves.


on a lighter note if you are making a will of your vehicles, please let me know where and when the line starts. As I am in Delhi I'll be one of the first ones to stand in the queue
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Congrats Ricky. All that perseverance has finally paid off as she has come out beautifully. Hope to catch it sometime when im in that part of town.

Thanks - yes the wait for the process was worth it. Ya sure you're welcome to take a look whenever you are around.




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I think that I cannot add anything to what others have already said about the drool maal you have there.
It has come out really really well and I wouldn't be too far off to say that this W124 has by far been one of the best W124 restorations I've ever come across and credit goes to you for getting the job done (read spending moolah) the way you have got it done. As far as the workshops are concerned they definitely have a role to play and will do the job for all that have the guts to spend the Vitamin M, but its the owner who is actually the force behind it all.
And the results speak for themselves.


on a lighter note if you are making a will of your vehicles, please let me know where and when the line starts. As I am in Delhi I'll be one of the first ones to stand in the queue

Thanks Harjeev, I am humbled, what can I say. Yes it has turned out nice & I hope to make it better by the passing day.

As for the will bit - there are contenders lined up already, so I guess it may not be worth the while



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Wow is the only word. Amazing looking car tehre Ricky. This one would make many German W124s made during that period p** in their pants. Amazing outcome. Enjoy the ride and do post your experiences as you go along. All the best.
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Wow is the only word. Amazing looking car tehre Ricky. This one would make many German W124s made during that period p** in their pants. Amazing outcome. Enjoy the ride and do post your experiences as you go along. All the best.

Thanks for the "wow"

Incidentally this one was "Made in Germany"



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Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of the super sexy W124. I just love the car.
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That is nice to know. So when do we see your thread / pics ??




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Hey Ricky,

Here is my link! My car was not in as good a condition of you so a lot of work is going into mine. Also am quite busy and am not letting them finish the job behind my back so its quite delayed but would surely like to hear your thoughts!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ng-report.html (My 1996 E220 W124: A Restoration Project | Running Report)

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Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of the super sexy W124. I just love the car.

Thanks for calling it "that" but I think it is more masculine looking than sexy or maybe it is just me. LOL



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Hey Ricky,

Here is my link! My car was not in as good a condition of you so a lot of work is going into mine. Also am quite busy and am not letting them finish the job behind my back so its quite delayed but would surely like to hear your thoughts!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ng-report.html (My 1996 E220 W124: A Restoration Project | Running Report)

Thanks for the linky, yes I did see your thread, your car does need a lot of work, to bring it close to showroom condition, there is a lot of time & effort & $$$$, everything you touch costs a mini-bomb "because" it is a Merc.

I just started my learning process, maybe you would too, one sure way of saving money is sourcing the parts yourself.




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Old 5th June 2010, 20:55   #179
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I have been following this thread since day 1 and was waiting for the restoration to finish.

Ricky sir,have to say one thing,keep her locked properly,and get proper security devices in place,as i may steal it
on a serious note,she is one of the best W124's i have ever seen.
W123 and W124 being my favourites.
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I have been following this thread since day 1 and was waiting for the restoration to finish.

Ricky sir,have to say one thing,keep her locked properly,and get proper security devices in place,as i may steal it
on a serious note,she is one of the best W124's i have ever seen.
W123 and W124 being my favourites.


I am seriously considering putting a latch & padlock on the door (as Mr. Bean had done on his Mini)

Thanks for the compliment, yes she does look good !! OE ishtyle





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