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Old 15th March 2016, 16:47   #1921
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Saw these two beauties parked at Hotel Midtown Pritam In Dadar (E)
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Old 15th March 2016, 18:05   #1922
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Saw these two beauties parked at Hotel Midtown Pritam In Dadar (E)
Just two

Least 2 dozen classics including 5-6 mercs plus a lot of visiting beauties are always there.
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Adil Jal Darukhanawala published a book titled "Mercedes-Benz Winning". The major part of the book covers Mercedes-Benz motor sports activities. However there is a latter part which covers Mercede-Benz in India, and we see that there was a presence of Benz in the early years in India. There are some never seen before photographs seen in the book too.
The launch was at Shaman Motors on 12th of March, attended by a gathering which included classic car enthusiasts.

Below is the cover page of the book. Good reading.

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It's available on E-bay also.

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A couple of Mercs spotted at a garage in Mysore
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A couple of Mercs spotted at a garage in Mysore
Looks like this Merc is a bit dodgy

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Looks like this Merc is a bit dodgy
Maybe yes, maybe no. You can't trust the uploaders.
My Cedia is a Mitsubishi Outlander according to the CC provided by the Udupi RTO. My ex- Xenon XT was a 3.0 Pickup. Needless to say, both the errors were corrected immediately, upon insistence! My guess, if they don't see/find the right option in the drop down menu, they choose a random one and be done with it.

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Here is a pic of a 170 A that I have known for over 35 years, it belonged to a dear friend who, sadly, passed away suddenly about 10 days back. I was in Jamshedpur to see his mom last week and reluctantly took this, distant and discreet, shot as a memento. There is also his mom's white Buick and a Roller (a late 40's Silver Ghost, from memory, as these were under wraps). In the foreground and under wraps is his 60's VW Karmann Ghia.

Don't fail to note the unique reg number, this guy had great taste and passion for the classics. When I go again in late Nov, I hope to take some pics of his other cars and post them.

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A red w126 300SD at Goregaon, and another white one at Kochi
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Doc seems to be enjoying his 1934 Mercedes Benz 230, Ex-Darbhanga. Here are some recent pictures of the car

The car in front of Bangalore Palace
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Enjoying Tea plantations in Coonoor
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Just love this picture. The scene can be easily related to the per-war days.
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Doc seems to be enjoying his 1934 Mercedes Benz 230, Ex-Darbhanga. Here are some recent pictures of the car

The car in front of Bangalore Palace
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Enjoying Tea plantations in Coonoor
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Just love this picture. The scene can be easily related to the per-war days.
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Thanks to Doc for sending me these pictures.

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Thant's a fantastic car, who wouldn't enjoy it, wonder how it ended up with an APX registration.

Would look far more attractive in Black though
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Doc seems to be enjoying his 1934 Mercedes Benz 230, Ex-Darbhanga. Here are some recent pictures of the car

The car in front of Bangalore Palace
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Enjoying Tea plantations in Coonoor
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Just love this picture. The scene can be easily related to the per-war days.
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Thanks to Doc for sending me these pictures.

Cheers

KPS

This was if not mistaken an ex Mallya car and how true is the Dharbhanga story is as true to the owner . The car has an early registration number of AP so obviously changed and transferred very early. What's the previous number to APX

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This was if not mistaken an ex Mallya car and how true is the Dharbhanga story is as true to the owner . The car has an early registration number of AP so obviously changed and transferred very early. What's the previous number to APX

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APX is the first series for registration after AP state was formed. Before that cars in Hyderabad state were registered as HYX ___ and so on. Therefore it seems like it came to Hyderabad very early.. mid 50s.

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Hi, anyone knows about its whereabouts now?
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Vikram Vicky : Thanks, been v busy but do visit this forum now & then.

As to your question about the 170, the friend's mom too died a few years later, the huse sold and no trace left of the family in Jamshedpur - all v sad ....

But I know his sis in B'lre and will also be in Jamshedpur in December (was there ten days back but no time to check this out)> Hope to update you soon. All Best.
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