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Old 10th January 2009, 13:32   #181
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saw an old classic merc,that looked somewhat like this
somewhere inside the audi showroom lane.
Was it black and MAF regd? If so it is a 190 fintail, round headlights. A couple of other American classics shells were lying around too.
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Was it black and MAF regd? If so it is a 190 fintail, round headlights. A couple of other American classics shells were lying around too.
you got it right.
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you got it right.
Then what you saw looked exactly like this, found elsewhere on the forum. Do get us some pics if you can. The others too.
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Then what you saw looked exactly like this.
not Exactly,it had 2 large oval headlamps not 4.
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Here are some pics of a friends 1973/ 115/220 4 cyl. petrol
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SunilGee, lovely W115. Now thats how a classic should be kept.


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V-16, Thanks for the confirmation, always thought that the column shift passed away with the 108, but that is not the case.Great cars these 116 models, I had a 450 SE, at that time the ultimate iron fist in a velvet glove.
I did promise you some service books/cover for your 115 and there is a big RESERVED sticker on them back home now. Just not able to make a trip back home from the UAE.
I also have the original S class owners manual for my 450 SE and if you need it I will be more than glad that it will be put to some use.The 116 had one owners manual from 280 S to 450SEL so your 116 is covered too.
Thanks brother. Dont worry about the time taken. Ill wait for as long as it takes. Thanks for the offer for the W116 owner's manual. Thats really kind of you to offer it to me. Yes I will accept with many thanks.


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They looked oblong to me so I thought it could be a 111 220. Or even a 108. Difficult to tell in this photo.
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About the Merc in earlier pics, indeed as mentiond by V16 the headlights do kook round, but if you look closer, they could be oblong too. Then look at the bumper below the headlight, and we see an oval fintail. Now get after that car, or at least details.
Absolutely right. Obviously Karl your eyesight is better than mine. On closer inspection if one notices the bumpers, one can see, as Harit pointed out, that its an oblong light W111/W108.
Mistake accepted.

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V - 16 : PLEASE , for HEAVENS SAKE. THIS CAR IS NOT DIESELISED. Luckily, the owner is not a member on the forum. Knowing his die hard passion for this particular car,he would be shocked .
Ok mistake-2 accepted too. The thing mounted between the Amp meter (aftermarket) and the parking brake, looked deceptively like a diesel heater glow lamp to me, it could well be some switch the pic is not very clear. It is suspiciously mounted in the place where many a dieselised cars have had their heater glow lamps mounted. Since you have confirmed thats its not been dieselised (thankfully) I stand corrected

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I think this car is in Panchgani.
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This one was spotted in Bangalore .
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Hai V16... thank you for your complements and appreciation.Here are some before pictures.
Was not a very complicated restoration job.Some nut case had convinced my friend to dieselise this gem of a 115, a very original car.
Fortunately the guy did'nt butcher the car, the diesel engine was fitted with practically no alterations, actually most early model Mercs were easy to convert as long you used the original Merc Diesels. But before it was on the road, I managed to convince the owner to have the petrol engine refitted.Another one saved in the nick of time.
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Thank God for you SunilGee. That was one saved in the nick of time. These W114/5 cars are real gems and can be used and abused till kingdom come. Sad that in the earlier years, they were mostly converted to diesel versions. There are many still being used as Taxis in Nepal, Iran, Turkey and so many other parts of the world.
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Here is a classic example of a wonderful 1972 W-108 250SE, gathering dust. Now in a state of disrepair but awaiting resurrection soon...i hope.. Dont see many of these around.

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Manish, does the W111 have Gujrat plates, or was it a prior Gujrat car?

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Suniljee, that 's one Clean 115! One of my Fav mercs. I'd seen this particular car in the garage some time back,had a very neat interior. Any pix of the 219 and the 116 which was next to it??
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The ponton is a 1956/220 S, car's not ready yet, progress very slow.The 116 is a 280 S, the owner is somewhere abroad.
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The ponton is a 1956/220 S, car's not ready yet, progress very slow.The 116 is a 280 S, the owner is somewhere abroad.
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Hi folks, Please see my '38 170V posted in Vintage and Classic Thread under Pre-1950. Thanks.
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