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Old 10th December 2016, 19:41   #1981
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Hungarian Embassy car, Delhi, ca 1958
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Hungarian Embassy car, Delhi, ca 1958
Its a 190. Very nice photograph of a Ponton any idea where this could be located?
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Turns out this lovely 240D was parked quite near to my residence. It was also a participant at this year's MB classic rally. Well maintained car!
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My apologies they are actually 62 Fintails. Just called up home to try and get some photos and got corrected. Sorry if i got your hopes up.
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ahh not the green one and the blue one is it?
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Congrats Sameer, on getting two Merc classics. I could not believe it when you said, you had picked up not one but two Pontons.

The Heckflosse is a great car and if restored correctly will drive like a dream and be serve you like a Jeep
Since you specified that they are fintails, I believe this could be one of your cars

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thats one of them, the other one is blue if i am not mistaken.
Was going through this thread and came across this Fintail. Has there been any progress on this car? I had seen a similar car a year (but a blue car) rotting somewhere - it had the same dent on the bonnet and the roof. Probably a different car but hope they have been rescued and survive now.
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Spotted this today.

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This was posted on the Super car link on Team bhp. It's a 600 limo but not a Pullman and mentioned as spotted on Jubilee hills . Full credit to the photographer . Can we have some history on this car Cheers
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Very neat! All this time I thought there were only 2 in India - this doesn't look like either of the other two, must be a third. Lovely!
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A similar car was in BombAy for repairs, taken down south, with someone who has about 14 cars and is migrating. 4 cars are leaving the country , balance will remain in India, at least for the time being!
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I think that there still only 2 such cars in India. Fitting a set of new headlights is not really ingenious. I may be wrong though, but I feel thats unlikely.

Well, as far as I know one can only take one family owned vintage car abroad, provided it was in long term ownership. That collection also has cars which are post 1960...........

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There are only two Mercedes 600 W100 known and documented in India.
One, the ex-President of India's car now in Pune.
Two, the ex-Shah of Iran car apparently now running, and maybe even still in Mumbai. It is apparently this car which is shrouded in secrecy, apparently change in registration happened, apparently went south, apparantly changed ownership, apparently..... whatever.

Till one sees proof of more W100's in India, I will believe that only two of this model ever came into this country.

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I wonder if this is the same W100 600, Ex-Shah of Iran, discussed before. Understand the below was cleared out of the Mumbai Customs recently and is heading to Delhi. So, is the below car a recent Import or a failed Export?

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Came across this 1920s brochure for the Mercedes SS models, listing out prominent owners including Indian royalty.

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Came across this 1920s brochure for the Mercedes SS models, listing out prominent owners including Indian royalty.

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What a list Karl!! Great find
From the Vanderbilts to European royalty, Egyptian royalty to Indian royalty. Probably today even the Bugatti Veyron customers may not be of this stature..

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What a list Karl!! Great find
From the Vanderbilts to European royalty, Egyptian royalty to Indian royalty. Probably today even the Bugatti Veyron customers may not be of this stature..
Living in Dubai, I can safely say that the Veyron owners have no stature just too much money. It will be interesting to see in even 10 years how many Veyrons have survived given the rather high rate at which dumb kids crash daddy's Veyron. The percentage will no doubt be amazingly high.
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What a list!

Apart from Royalty, nobility and pioneering industrialists, the 2 names that stood out for me were R. Caracciola and Briggs S. Cunningham
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I wonder if this is the same W100 600, Ex-Shah of Iran, discussed before. Understand the below was cleared out of the Mumbai Customs recently and is heading to Delhi. So, is the below car a recent Import or a failed Export?

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I'm told it's a recent import on TR. The Arabic on the plate roughly translates to "Mohammed Al-Tahiri" and the number is apparently a local phone number from the UAE.
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I wonder if this is the same W100 600, Ex-Shah of Iran, discussed before. Understand the below was cleared out of the Mumbai Customs recently and is heading to Delhi. So, is the below car a recent Import or a failed Export?
the iran embassy/shah car was blue when it was auctioned in delhi in 1994, it had CD plates which were taken off in front of me, so it had no plates at the time it sold. this is another car

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Came across this 1920s brochure for the Mercedes SS models, listing out prominent owners including Indian royalty.
how could everyone miss Al Jolson.. the star of The Jazz Singer, the first full length talkie in the world!

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i have a mercedes w110 fintail. can anyone help me source a brake booster assembly. badly trying to source the part as this one is leaking air.
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Got a copy of this issue of Mercedes' in house magazine "In Aller Welt" (Around the world / in all the world?) There is a large feature on the Indian operations, mainly relating to Tata Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles.

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A service wagon (Hillman/Commer?) and an early Ponton.

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Coincidentally we have seen another period picture of the Ponton here (Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar)

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A red plate (Royal) 300 - seems to be a convertible. Perhaps the Kutch car?

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There is also this lovely image of a 190SL in front a 'Chettiar Temple', but it is likely not in India - perhaps Singapore?

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Got a copy of this issue of Mercedes' in house magazine "In Aller Welt" (Around the world / in all the world?) There is a large feature on the Indian operations, mainly relating to Tata Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles.
Karl,
"Mercedes Benz all over the world". Those magazines were available in German and English and I believe were monthly. I have a few scans from #3 (1956) so I would put your #40 at sometime in 1959. Remembering that it would take time to photograph, send everything to Germany, print and distribute the magazine in those days, could that be right for the vehicles?
The SS registration is indeed for Singapore from about 1958.
These magazines always had a lot on Indian vehicles in the 50s and 60s as Tata was a very important part of the MB empire so keep your eyes out for more.
Can you check please that the milk van is indeed BMQ 1613?
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