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Old 26th September 2015, 20:44   #1891
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Hi all,

I am looking for alloy wheels for my 1985 W123 240D. if any one can help me. I am attaching some pics of my car.
Satish UK! what a beautiful beautiful car! I struggle for the words. Coming to your query for alloys, the correct period alloys for the W123 if I recollect correctly were commonly known as the turbine rims, if you are a stickler for originality that is. Else, plenty of options on the world wide web for this.

The turbine rims sourcing should not be a problem, get in touch with a imported parts dealer or a good junk yard who has managed to scavenge a set.

But would you really have the heart to replace the elegance of the existing hubs, is another matter and I am afraid the call is all yours.

Good luck and happy hunting.
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The correct period rims for the w123 are called the bundt cake style wheels or just the bundt style wheels, the turbine rims came on later models.
If you search for it, you should easily be able to find some.
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Bollywood had German roots as well.

Josef Wirsching was a pioneering German cinematographer in India from the 1920's to 1960's.

Courtesy and more pictures here:
https://www.facebook.com/wirschingarchive

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Wirsching

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One of the rare instances when I write about Fintails.

Ladies and Gentlemen, say a 'hi' to MHH 7525, a Mercedes Benz W110 190D, owned by T-BHPian Veldeep.

Initial pics, more pics to follow:

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Spotted today morning. Looked spick 'n' span.
The number plate frames read, "Mercedes Benz" at the top and, "House of Imports" at the bottom.

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Old 17th November 2015, 10:33   #1896
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Spotted today morning. Looked spick 'n' span.
The number plate frames read, "Mercedes Benz" at the top and, "House of Imports" at the bottom.

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300 turbo diesel owned by a well known dentist in Mysore, bought down by him from the US , immaculate car.
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300 turbo diesel owned by a well known dentist in Mysore, bought down by him from the US , immaculate car.
There was an identical car in Mumbai owned by a Parsi friend around 20 years ago. Was the same colour too!
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Spotted today morning. Looked spick 'n' span.
The number plate frames read, "Mercedes Benz" at the top and, "House of Imports" at the bottom.
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300 turbo diesel owned by a well known dentist in Mysore, bought down by him from the US , immaculate car.
Indeed, the W126 300SD in question is an American Spec car.

The registration (KA 05 M) is Bangalore South (Jayanagar). The registration dates to about 1995/6- remember seeing a nice 1995 Premier Padmini S1 in Bangalore ages ago, in 2012. The registration number was KA 05 M 20xx.

P.S: Once upon a time, Jayanagar was a simple, 'middle class' locality. How things change....

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That W126 looks sick as hell! Always been a dream to own one in black with a blacked out grille, chrome exhaust pipes, BBS rims, 3000k yellow hid lights and purple tint, and be chauffeured around in it by a Trinity look-alike dressed in her all black Matrix attire

Not sure if this has been posted here before but I stumbled upon this ad for a beautiful SL 190 on a slightly odd classifieds site (it is the only listing on the whole site and is a year old). Anyway, here's the link: http://banur.autopunjab.com/5456-mer...e/details.html

PS: On second inspection, the site seems legit there is a FB page that it is associated with and somehow the cars listed on fb have a direct link to the site although the homepage still only shows one car listed for sale.

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a classic Benz w108

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a classic Benz w108
Eh? Moi?

That's the W111, the baap of all Fintail Mercs!

Known car from Poona- GJ registered. Has come up for sale a couple of times.

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One of the rare instances when I write about Fintails.

Ladies and Gentlemen, say a 'hi' to MHH 7525, a Mercedes Benz W110 190D, owned by T-BHPian Veldeep.
In continuation:

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THOSE FINTAILS! (Pun intended!) The chrome trim is in very good condition, after nearly fifty years in existence.

Now, THAT is build quality.

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190D.
The best selling, and by far the most popular MB Fintail, IIRC was the 200D. Although, in Indian shores, I see the 190D quite frequently.

These lower end Fintail Mercs were very reliable, were built really tough, and were *loved* by 'em European Taxi operators.

Engines (particularly the Diesels) are known to be very long lasting.

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MHH - would be a late 'Sixties Poona number. Note the period 'casted' number plates. Each of the characters has been casted, and then bolted onto the number plate.

Worth noting is the fact, that the tri-pointed star is curved, according to the contours of the rear boot/trunk.

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Love 'em Fintails!

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I wonder if that is the original primer from the Stuttgart (i.e Sindelfingen, West Germany ) factory.

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An oddity-
The speakers are of BPL make.

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Sigh. THIS is how a car should be. Excellent quality; very well built, abuse friendly, bulletproof mechanicals. Trusty. Lovely to look at. Classy. Reliable. And yeah- the chassis plate must read out - Made in Germany.

A Merc is a Merc. 'Nuff said.

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Hi Bhpians, well she took more than a year to get her up to speed. Parts sourced from the US, Australia, Egypt, Spain and India. She's my daily drive now, wave a hi if you see her in Pune. She's a 1961 190b.
A big thanks to my guide MBZ180.
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Hi Bhpians, well she took more than a year to get her up to speed. Parts sourced from the US, Australia, Egypt, Spain and India. She's my daily drive now, wave a hi if you see her in Pune. She's a 1961 190b.
A big thanks to my guide MBZ180.
God, she's beautiful!
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A W111 from Tamilnadu.
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Hi Bhpians, well she took more than a year to get her up to speed. Parts sourced from the US, Australia, Egypt, Spain and India. She's my daily drive now, wave a hi if you see her in Pune. She's a 1961 190b.
A big thanks to my guide MBZ180.
Wow, she's turned out gorgeous. Truly a labour of love.
Were you able to get brand new spares from Egypt ?
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