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Old 11th November 2014, 21:21   #16
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Out of the regular cars covered on Bhp was another Ponton, the ivory 180a, though I'm not sure whether the owner is a member of Bhp.
Oh yes, I quite forgot to mention MRZ 6049.

Owned by a certain Mr. Samant, who also happens to own a very desireable Norton.

The car, if I recall correctly was in the family since new, and was restored from a really bad condition.

Not seen in this event, as is evident.

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Oh yes, I quite forgot to mention MRZ 6049.
Not seen in this event, as is evident.
FINTAIL, perhaps my post was a little unclear; what I meant to say is that the ivory 180a Ponton did attend and has been covered on Bhp earlier.

See the photos again, there are atleast 2 photos where you can see Mr. Samant's car.

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FINTAIL, small correction - the green Ponton is not a W120 i.e. a 180, but a W180, i.e. a 220S and that too with the highly desirable Webasto sliding top.
To the best of my knowledge the green ponton (W180 series) is the only 220S in the country, but would love to be corrected. Owned by an avid Mercedes collector - Newspaper baron - who perhaps has the largest "S" Series collection in the country.
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To the best of my knowledge the green ponton (W180 series) is the only 220S in the country, but would love to be corrected. Owned by an avid Mercedes collector - Newspaper baron - who perhaps has the largest "S" Series collection in the country.
I think there's another black 220S in Bangalore. There are some photos of it in the Mercedes Benz, thread I think.

Was this green car acquired in the last few years? I ask because I remember Manvendra Singh had an identical looking green 220S with a Webasto top for sale and it was advertised in car magazines.
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Guys what are you talking about! there are more than 10 220s pontons atleast! There is only one running 219 in the country which is in Bangalore.

This green 220s belonged to mr Titus at one time.

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To the best of my knowledge the green ponton (W180 series) is the only 220S in the country, but would love to be corrected. Owned by an avid Mercedes collector - Newspaper baron - who perhaps has the largest "S" Series collection in the country.

The number of 220s Ponton would be on the upward of 20 plus cars in the country and counting . The Ponton 180 and 190 would be pitched higher and were more common. Though this carries the rare Webasto sunroof accessory which was not common even then.

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Some great photos clicked by Mr. Adarbad Master, courtesy Mr. Dnyanesh Samant.

The underside shot of the 460 Nurburg surprised me since the car is wearing leather gaiters on the leaf springs, fantastic!
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A few more photos.

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Many thanks to Adarbad Master and Dnyanesh Samant.
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is the MFA 7956 Merc a 190 Series ?
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is the MFA 7956 Merc a 190 Series ?
It probably is. A W201 190 but with modifications.

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is the MFA 7956 Merc a 190 Series ?
Very much a Mercedes Benz W201, (aka The baby Benz. The very first C-Class!) produced from 1982 to 1993.

The alloys are awesome ,no? Look retro, yet oh-so-stylish!

MFA is Bombay number, of the 'Electric Eighties. MFA/1 is a certain Audi 100, owned by a certain cricketer. ( For the uninitiated, the Audi in question was won by Ravi Shastri, following the conclusion of the 1985 Benson & Hedges world championship. )

Quite a famous car, no? Very, very graceful. I think, I'll take this instead of a Mercedes Benz W124, thank you very much.

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Hi Fintail , i checked it out online the same car before modified its a 190d

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Hi Fintail , i checked it out online the same car before modified its a 190d
Why would somebody do something like that after it having survived so many years in its original state?

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C}MRX/5914- Gawd! This W111 Fintail is gorgeous and how!
Incredibly well maintained beauty. Chrome work looks better than the original production.

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The parade were flagged off from Nariman Point in Mumbai and drove to Kala Nagar, Bandra and back via Haji Ali, Worli Sea Face and Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
Wanted to join you but had to go to office for some urgent work. ):
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Wow. Simply breathtaking stuff. And as a co-incidence, I happened to visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart this weekend. Here are some of the pictures if the mods allow.
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