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Old 5th September 2014, 19:33   #1711
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I would be interested in participating Bulldogji,please share more details of the event.

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A very wet Tweety flew in this morning with the news that Mercedes is planning a vintage and classic mercedes drive on the 8th/9th of November in Bombay.

They are reaching out to owners, perhaps the rare occasion when mercedes is running behind owners rather than the other way around, as anyone having dealt with them will confirm

Anyone going?
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I would be interested in participating Bulldogji,please share more details of the event.
Please get in touch with Mr Sorabjee at autocar or mercedes benz for details
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may be useful in getting w123s & w126s restored
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headlights of w115

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an American spec w123 in Coonoor that had me spell bound ! She was with a United Nations manager a decade ago in Malleswaram !
looks like a MILLION BUCKS!
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a Mumbai based w123 240D RHD with manual transmission
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A vibrating noise emanates from somewhere near the dash board. I tried pressing and pushing a lot of places. A hard push near the storage (after opening it) just below the wind shield temporarily helps. Any ideas please, for a permanent solution.
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A vibrating noise emanates from somewhere near the dash board. I tried pressing and pushing a lot of places. A hard push near the storage (after opening it) just below the wind shield temporarily helps. Any ideas please, for a permanent solution.
Is the vibrating during a specific RPM band? could be the AC blower coming loose. permanent solution would be to open up the dash and check. also the wood trim on the glove box tends to come loose after some years, check if it is that. The AC vent flaps inside may also have come loose.
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a flower decked w123 - five cylinder petrol 300 - at Thrissur
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I confess that whenever my dear friends, the Sh Mukhtar family discussed their fantastic cars, I rated their 540K as number three , behind the Duesenberg and the V-16 Cadillac. With these pictures, given to me by Mr. Moin, son of Sheikh Mukhtar ( Actor and film producer of Bombay: he made the picture Noor Jehan ) I am no longer a decided man.
Imagine dear reader, if you owned these cars, and had to pick one to keep. ( see threads for Duesenberg and Cadillac). Conversly if one was say forced to let go, in which sequesnce would you do it?
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a flower decked w123 - five cylinder petrol 300 - at Thrissur
vinay sir it is not a petrol car but a Diesel car
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Wow ! This was the car that was featured in the Filmfare story many many years ago while the Sheikh was alive and well in Bombay. I had insisted that such an article appeared in Filmfare in the late 50s - early 60s. Also I recall an article and pictures in an American auto magazine as to how it ended up in the US and was restored. Now, thanks to serious research by BHPians, we have a complete rundown on Late Sheikh sahib's three beatiful cars i.e. Cadillac V16, Duesenberg and MB !
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I confess that whenever my dear friends, the Sh Mukhtar family discussed their fantastic cars, I rated their 540K as number three , behind the Duesenberg and the V-16 Cadillac. With these pictures, given to me by Mr. Moin, son of Sheikh Mukhtar ( Actor and film producer of Bombay: he made the picture Noor Jehan ) I am no longer a decided man.
Imagine dear reader, if you owned these cars, and had to pick one to keep. ( see threads for Duesenberg and Cadillac). Conversly if one was say forced to let go, in which sequesnce would you do it?
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Awesome images, any idea what the history of the car is, who ordered it and the progression of owners ?
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I am no longer a decided man.
Imagine dear reader, if you owned these cars, and had to pick one to keep. ( see threads for Duesenberg and Cadillac). Conversly if one was say forced to let go, in which sequesnce would you do it?
Amer Ahmad Lahore, Pakistan
That is one sexy 540K! Drop dead gorgeous. It looks so sleek with the hood up that I would have to say it's every bit as stunning as the 'Special Roadsters'.

I would keep the Duesy and the 540K and very sadly let the Caddy go :(

Thanks for these priceless photos Amer!

P.S. I may be wrong but when comparing these photographs to the recent ones on the web from RM auctions site, the car looks lower and sleeker than it actually is.

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Awesome images, any idea what the history of the car is, who ordered it and the progression of owners ?
If you are asking about the 540K, the original owner is Yashwant Rao Holkar of Indore. Chassis / Commission number should be 232198.

Obviously, it passed on Sheikh Mukhtar.

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post1492901 (Holkar magic - the fabulous cars of H.H. Maharaja Yeshwantrao Holkar of Indore)

http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/c...6&idNumID=7984

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