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Old 21st May 2011, 09:18   #3031
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Holkar 540k Cabriolet up for auction.

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The forthcoming Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on May 21st is to include the sale of a vehicle that was specifically built for the 14th Maharajah of Indore, RM Auctions announced. The vehicle in question is a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A, estimated to fetch between €1.250.000-€1.800.000 ($1.78 - $2.56 million).
For his Mercedes, His Highness specified factory Cabriolet A coachwork from the Daimler-Benz works at Sindelfingen. The Cabriolet A was a two-passenger drophead coupé, of which 83 were built.

After the Maharajah passed away in 1961, his daughter took over the throne and thus his car collection. Unfortunately, she apparently didn’t share the same passion for motorcars as her father, so the Mercedes in question left India in the late 1970s. It was exported to Britain and subsequently sold to a German collector, and then into the hands of a collector from the United States.
Source : Maharajah of Indore's 1937 Mercedes 540K Cabriolet A Up for Auction - autoevolution
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Absolutely remember him setting the carbs of these fintails and Heckflosses. He is have supposed to pass away a few years ago and sadly, the garage no longer exists there.
Incidentally Mr Shetty moved to Chembur in the 90's. You are right he passed away in early 2000. The garage was taken over by his assistant Mr Ravi who also moved from there to near starcity. He still looks after my Ponton.
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http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...W-Beetle.html/

That's a very pretty car and a good price too. I wish I had that money. :(
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Spotted this one on TBhp classifieds.The car, a 1955 Fiat, looks original but the asking price is astronomical.The wiper blades are black and not the original chrome ones.The registration KLT is from the mid 1960's ( KLT 7576 should be 1966 or so) and hence the car must have been re-registered.
http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...iat/1100.html/

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Spotted this one on TBhp classifieds.The car, a 1955 Fiat, looks original but the asking price is astronomical.The wiper blades are black and not the original chrome ones.The registration KLT is from the mid 1960's ( KLT 7576 should be 1966 or so) and hence the car must have been re-registered.
http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...iat/1100.html/
fully with you anjan saheb, This car was purchased a few months back from its previous owner by a guy in Cochin for Rs100000/- .
He seems to have spent a lot of money on it. but the asking price as you have correctly pointed out is Unrealistic.
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Incidentally Mr Shetty moved to Chembur in the 90's. You are right he passed away in early 2000. The garage was taken over by his assistant Mr Ravi who also moved from there to near starcity. He still looks after my Ponton.
The mole i also have a merc 180 ponton and want to restore it but not finding a appropriate mechanic here in pune...will the mumbai guy take up my car...can you give his details...
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A very nice and clean car indeed but asking price is way too much according to me, but there again i could be wrong.

Car looks mint though need to agree to that though
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The mole i also have a merc 180 ponton and want to restore it but not finding a appropriate mechanic here in pune...will the mumbai guy take up my car...can you give his details...
What work needs to be done? Please PM me.
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What work needs to be done? Please PM me.
well first i need to fire the engine as the guy whom i brought it from says its ok but i doubt...secondly the dash is incomplete...if you could pm me your email i can send you the photos...
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well first i need to fire the engine as the guy whom i brought it from says its ok but i doubt...secondly the dash is incomplete...if you could pm me your email i can send you the photos...
Hi Paresh, it seems I am unable to PM you because I think you need a certain no of posts to enable the PM feature. Mail me the pics at amol.pontonius@gmail.com
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fully with you anjan saheb, This car was purchased a few months back from its previous owner by a guy in Cochin for Rs100000/- .
He seems to have spent a lot of money on it. but the asking price as you have correctly pointed out is Unrealistic.
Any idea where the restoration was done?? Looks like an awesome job although asking price is silly...
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Any idea where the restoration was done?? Looks like an awesome job although asking price is silly...

I spoke to him, He has had a offer of Rs300k but he has refused it.
He says he bought it for Rs160k
The Meters dont work, and there are a couple of things that are not orignal
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I spoke to him, He has had a offer of Rs300k but he has refused it.
He says he bought it for Rs160k
The Meters dont work, and there are a couple of things that are not orignal
I know the previous owner also he was initially demanding Rs.150000/- for it ,but this guy bargained and got it for Rs.100000/-.of course obviously he will not admit that since he has to justify his unrealistic asking price
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There is a Mercedes ponton 220S for sale in Kerala.
I dont have much details about the car other than the owners contact address.
So if someone is interested I can provide that
Any idea the rough number of "S" series Pontons in India? There are quite a number of 190 Pontons, the "E" class equivalent but the "S" series i have not heard of many being around. Any of you have an idea or a thread relating to it.Thanks
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Any idea the rough number of "S" series Pontons in India? There are quite a number of 190 Pontons, the "E" class equivalent but the "S" series i have not heard of many being around. Any of you have an idea or a thread relating to it.Thanks
The rarest would be

220SE cabriolet-only one
219- maybe 2
220S- atleast 10 if not more
180/190- 4 cylinder cars- not more than 25
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