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Old 27th August 2008, 00:54   #16
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Make sure you are there on the 7th. So far I hear it is confirmed, but I have not yet recieved official letters stating so, which I usually do recieve. We'll follow it with dinner at George. Gogi are you listening?
Great, I'll get cracking on the excursion plans. Would help though if we could ascertain the rally's programme. Wife is an expert lie-detector (as is my office accountant too).

Gogi paaji, cheti dasso!

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here Karl three more mercedes from Mr. Bhogilal's stable.
two other 300's one sc and the other hardtop.
the 200 or 220 i think.
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here is the 320,the 300 and the 500/540k
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three 170v's including mine
convertible, hardtop and landualle
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here is the 200d coupe, 220s and the 230s
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Some more pictures of Doc's Mercs.

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Delhi Statesman, 1989.

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A Ponton at the Statesman in Calcutta.

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A couple of 230SLs at various rallies.

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Jasdanwalla's superb 300.

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Most importantly, the Poonawalla's 600 Pullman, ex President of India.

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here Karl three more mercedes from Mr. Bhogilal's stable.
two other 300's one sc and the other hardtop.
the 200 or 220 i think.
The Green one actually was used by Dr. S Radhakrishnan (India's 1st President) and as is tradition with most Bhogilal's cars where they name their cars this one is appropriately named "President". The red Mercedes(the 3rd photo) belonged to the King of Nepal and is I believe a 220 Series.
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Wow that 300 sc is gorgeous
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The ponton was restored by me but now sold and gone to Delhi.

Here is the pic of the 280sl when we had bought it many many years ago.
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Some interesting Mercs courtesy xoticars' fantastic archives.

If you recognise a car, do tell us more about it.

A couple of 300s. I wonder how many Adenauers survive in India, more and more keep turning up.

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Make sure you are there on the 7th. So far I hear it is confirmed, but I have not yet recieved official letters stating so, which I usually do recieve. We'll follow it with dinner at George. Gogi are you listening?
Whats happening on the 7th Karl. I haven't got any intimation too but ill find out and let you know.
Im game for the 7th (although im traveling till the 5th) I think food at Dorabjee's is far far superior to George's but yes the Caramel custard is great, second only to Britannia's at Mumbai.

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Great, I'll get cracking on the excursion plans. Would help though if we could ascertain the rally's programme. Wife is an expert lie-detector (as is my office accountant too).

Gogi paaji, cheti dasso!
Im there on the 7th if theres a rally bro. Great if you can come. It will be a pleasure to meet up with you and the Pune gang.
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7th What guys?? 7th September?? Gogi, the FCCCI meet is also on the 7th!!



Karl, this car looks VERY VERY familiar. Do you know whose it is?? Gogi, is this Sethna's car??

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The white 230 SL ,if I am right, was imported around 1977 by a statistician who worked for the UN in Bangkok. Came home one day from school to find this sitting outside my house. His wife, a real fat lady was visiting my mom. I understand agents were chasing him from the customs house to sell. He kept it for a couple of years before selling.
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Whats happening on the 7th Karl. I haven't got any intimation too but ill find out and let you know.
Im game for the 7th (although im traveling till the 5th) I think food at Dorabjee's is far far superior to George's but yes the Caramel custard is great, second only to Britannia's at Mumbai.



Im there on the 7th if theres a rally bro. Great if you can come. It will be a pleasure to meet up with you and the Pune gang.
Theres a vintage and classic rally at the Meridian on the 7th apparently. Ill put up details once it is confirmed. Come, it should be good fun.
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7th What guys?? 7th September?? Gogi, the FCCCI meet is also on the 7th!!



Karl, this car looks VERY VERY familiar. Do you know whose it is?? Gogi, is this Sethna's car??
Yes the car is very familiar but is not Sethna's car. That was white and the number was different.
Cyrus, please shift the date of the FCCCI meet from the 7th Sept. as it will clash with the 7th rally which a lot of FCCCI members including you, im sure, would like to be part of. Please discuss with other members in the appropriate thread and shift it.

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Theres a vintage and classic rally at the Meridian on the 7th apparently. Ill put up details once it is confirmed. Come, it should be good fun.
Has it been confirmed? Have not heard a word about it. Is it a VCCCI rally?
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