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Old 7th August 2016, 21:44   #1951
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The Govt. of Pakistan owns two similar Mercedes 600 LWB pullmans bought in 1968-9. These, like their other siblings, are plagued with pneumatic suspension and brake problems, and too expensive to repair. I have requested the Mercedes crazy collectors to buy these but no one is that crazy, yet. Much more imposing in real life than RR Phantom V etc.
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What a beautiful car. What model is this? I would like to buy one .
The registration number 786 is usually a favourite of Muslims as it is numerologic short rendition of " Bismilah .." and may indicate first ownership by a Muslim.
Believe it is a W136 (170V) of 1937-1942. I am no Mercedes expert though! The headlamps look undersized.

The post-war 170S was very similar, but I am not sure if it was offered in this body style.
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Old 8th August 2016, 03:52   #1953
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Its great to see so many W114/5 Stoke 8 cars in India. I've been looking for a Diesel for years with little luck.
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What a beautiful car. What model is this? I would like to buy one .
The registration number 786 is usually a favourite of Muslims as it is numerologic short rendition of " Bismilah .." and may indicate first ownership by a Muslim.

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Believe it is a W136 (170V) of 1937-1942. I am no Mercedes expert though! The headlamps look undersized.

The post-war 170S was very similar, but I am not sure if it was offered in this body style.
Yes, a 170V roadster. This car is seen in another Tamil film too, let me dig up. Was psoted on the forum.

The later 170S was nowhere near as graceful as the V. And the roadster I think was only available pre-war (the saloons continued post war). They are gorgeous, baby 540K
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KVCCC President Mr. Jamal proudly stands in front of his beautifully restored 1965 Mercedes 220S.


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In his book , Thrill of the Chase, Colin Crabbe, the famous car hunter, talks about hunting wildlife and cars in India

Here is a picture of a Mercedes he exported from Indian amongst others

Would love to hear from anyone who know the history of this car, it must have been in Hyderabad going by the license plate
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In his book , Thrill of the Chase, Colin Crabbe, the famous car hunter, talks about hunting wildlife and cars in India

Here is a picture of a Mercedes he exported from Indian amongst others

Would love to hear from anyone who know the history of this car, it must have been in Hyderabad going by the license plate
This is the Kashmir Mercedes 710SS. Lovely to see it with its Indian registration. Note the "Maharaja Light" at the base of the windshield.

It was bought from the Noorani brothers in Bombay. Note the "Khaipur" reference, maybe it went there after Kashmir.


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post1467992 (How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas)



Colin Crabbe is mentioned on page 66 below:

https://books.google.com/books?id=NS...0india&f=false

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Spotted this car again yesterday,


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Old 14th August 2016, 02:11   #1959
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To the best of my knowledge, the only Mercedes Khairpur had was the one presented by Nawab of Bahawalpur on marriage of his daughter Princess Sadiqa Abbasi to the Mir of Khairpur. Most probably the 540K. Marriage was in 1960's.

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To the best of my knowledge, the only Mercedes Khairpur had was the one presented by Nawab of Bahawalpur on marriage of his daughter Princess Sadiqa Abbasi to the Mir of Khairpur. Most probably the 540K. Marriage was in 1960's.

Amer Ahmad
The reference is to "Khaipur" and not "KhaiRpur".

There seems to be a Khaipur near Baramulla.

The 540K did go to Khairpur as a wedding gift; and I believe was sold in 1966 after H.H.Bahawalpur's passing.

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The reference is to "Khaipur" and not "KhaiRpur".

There seems to be a Khaipur near Baramulla.

The 540K did go to Khairpur as a wedding gift; and I believe was sold in 1966 after H.H.Bahawalpur's passing.
Dear Travencore, I stand corrected. Thanks
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Spotted by a friend at Bangalore,


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Spotted Devaraj Urs' black w115 Mercedes whizzing past near Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore
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Was clearing my PC and to my surprise found pictures from the 2009 VCCCI rally. Forgive the quality ( I was a little school going kid then ) Here are some lovely MB cars that were present, including the Gondal 300SL roadster:
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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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