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Old 17th February 2010, 22:12   #2836
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This is a DKW van not a bedford van, its gone.
Or I think he was referring to the white and blue Bedford Van in the other pics. in that post of karl's.
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Old 17th February 2010, 22:26   #2837
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This is a DKW van not a bedford van, its gone.
It is a 1952 DKW Schnellaster F89L
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...tml#post472044 (Official Guess the car Thread (Please see rules on first page!))
And is it still there in Erandawane ?
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A Pre 1970 compact, dying a rotten death.
Seems to be a diesel convert.
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Old 20th February 2010, 11:40   #2839
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that compact mercedes benz seems to be in a workshop in Kerala ,by the look of the surroundings
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It can provide a lot of parts to other cars like the speedo,switches etc. Yeah its been dieselized from the heater glow plug visible on the right side below the dash
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A Pre 1970 compact, dying a rotten death.
Seems to be a diesel convert.
Rare Auto transmission. Pillar shift gears. Nice car and they command good price.
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A volkswagen lying on the road.

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Rare Auto transmission. Pillar shift gears. Nice car and they command good price.

She is not an auto as there are 3 peddles under dash. I think auto's had shifter in the center consol
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Old 21st February 2010, 00:14   #2844
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that compact mercedes benz seems to be in a workshop in Kerala ,by the look of the surroundings
Yep. it is.

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It can provide a lot of parts to other cars like the speedo,switches etc. Yeah its been dieselized from the heater glow plug visible on the right side below the dash
True, i guess this may be sold as a parts car too. I don't think a resto makes sense since a lotta bodywork is needed and the eng is not original.

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Rare Auto transmission. Pillar shift gears. Nice car and they command good price.
Its no auto. pre 1970 compacts had a column shift.
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A volkswagen lying on the road.

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More interesting than the VW is the Mk III Herald alongside. Any pics of her ?
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More interesting than the VW is the Mk III Herald alongside. Any pics of her ?
Ask and thou shalt receive! See them here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1743067-post1054.html

PS: Ravi, nice to know that you're familiar with the exact model names of Heralds (Mk III etc.! )
I know few people with even older memories who know these names correctly.
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I knew it the Herald cannot miss Stanher's eye in this forum. Stanher guru I remembered you while I was looking at that picture.
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PS: Ravi, nice to know that you're familiar with the exact model names of Heralds (Mk III etc.! )
I know few people with even older memories who know these names correctly.
Ha ha, thanks Shyam - Heralds look very attractive, and I'm interested in any news on this fast disappearing beauty any time !!
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Ha ha, thanks Shyam - Heralds look very attractive, and I'm interested in any news on this fast disappearing beauty any time !!
They did seem to have disappeared fast already in recent years! :(((
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These "compact" Mercedes models were called the Strichacht (slash Eight), after the year they were introduced: 1968. They had timeless clean lines, but they were also known as the poor man's Mercedes.

Some of us here, were around, when they first showed up.

I was a 10 year old school boy in Chembur, Bombay, when the Strichacht was introduced as a brand new model.
Chembur was the happening residence of the Hindi film industry and ostensibly, the first owners were film stars. Shammi Kapoor and Babita shot a couple of scenes for a future movie, "Tumse achchha kaun hai" in my school premises. That was when I first got to see this new smaller-than-ever-before Mercedes.

Two colors that especially caught my fancy were the deep blue ( Midnight Blue-DB904 ) and the brick red ( Signalrot-DB568 ).

Just for comparison, the entire production of Mercedes cars from World War Two until 1968 was just 20 lakh.

And 20 lakh strich Achts were made !!!
So, there's really nothing rare about the W114/W115 cars.

There is a 240D Strichacht in the Daimler Benz museum in Stuttgart
which has driven a record 46 lakh km from 1976 to 2004.
Its engine was replaced twice.



What more proof do we need of a car's reliability ?
Wrote about it here, two years ago.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/commer...tml#post886851

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