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Old 12th February 2014, 23:20   #1606
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Not necessarily modified, but indeed tastefully maintained. Nice to see the effort taken to keep these classics shining at their best.

Mercedes Benz W123 courtesy JGarage.

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Not necessarily modified, but indeed tastefully maintained. Nice to see the effort taken to keep these classics shining at their best.
The car is a US spec W123 240D Automatic.

Note the fact that it is LHD. Also, the bumpers give it away.

Note the Sealed-Beam Head-Lamps/Fog Lamps.

The yellow fog lamps point to the fact that the car is post 1979.

Cheers!

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someone has w115 headlights set and front grille for sale at Hyderabad! http://hyderabad.olx.in/antique-vint...-iid-601872816
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Superb beauty in blue there...

Perhaps could have been repainted once but lovely to see the original Becker Europa radio still intact....
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The car is a US spec W123 240D Automatic.

Note the fact that it is LHD. Also, the bumpers give it away.

Note the Sealed-Beam Head-Lamps/Fog Lamps.

The yellow fog lamps point to the fact that the car is post 1979.

Cheers!
yes an American spec car ,but it has a european style aircon without the written instructions that American laws required. (to help those who couldn't figure it out.... )
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parts of a 115 200D:

http://panaji.olx.in/old-mercedes-d2...-iid-607699952

feeling melancholy...

http://mumbai.olx.in/mercedes-benz-1...-iid-607480626

a w123 limousine

http://coimbatore.olx.in/rare-merced...-iid-607353430
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For goodness sake! That IS NOT a W111! It is obviously fabricated!

If it really were genuine, I would ..................... Lets not talk about it, shall we?
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The W123 is genuine! Wondering, if it is a 240D, how on earth does it manage to lug about the extended wheelbase? The 240Ds were so slow, goodness! But, downright reliable! Married men would trust their 240Ds, more than their wives!

A 240D would never be accused of leaving anyone in the lurch.

Plenty of them are still around, in East Africa.

Something is fishy with the wheel rims though.

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Sunday March 2, 2014 9 am: Mercedes Benz India Owners (MBIO) breakfast meet at Hotel Woodlands Richmond circle Bangalore ! please PM Nandish Pal to confirm attending and for any more details !
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this dieselised Ponton was sold on 21-02-2014 for Rs 4 lacs to someone from New Delhi! : )
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this dieselised Ponton was sold on 21-02-2014 for Rs 4 lacs to someone from New Delhi! : )

Excellent price!

However, in the classifieds I do recall the seller stating that the car has its ORIGINAL engine.

So the car might be a diesel, but it is not Dieselized.

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classics at Bangalore : a 240D w115 1974 model , and another nice w123 (looks similar to the immaculate Kerala car #3474 at the top of this page )
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classics at Bangalore : a 240D w115 1974 model , and another nice w123 (looks similar to the immaculate Kerala car #3474 at the top of this page )

If I am correct, the w115 belonged to a major coffee planter who later moved abroad. It has seen better days. Those head restraints are not the genuine item. They used to be of a winged profile
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Spotted this lovely Merc SL500 in Delhi some years back.
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Good job, Nandish and Subramani !

to sum up : the R129s and the S classes were impressive and polished ! many w124s . the cars of the 80s and earlier were few. convenient peaceful venue. tasty breakfast. good weather. fairly good turnout.
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