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Old 16th August 2009, 04:53   #466
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That's the only good one I was able to click as the security guards were too finicky and even preventing the owners from touching their own cars!

Thanks for the clarification on the model!
Cant really say if its a W114 or a 115. Could be any. Basically a W114 is a 6 cyl engined car and a W115 is a 4 or 5 cyl car. Thats the difference. The body shell is the same.
Its an American model judging by the headlamp cluster and it being a LHD. The car looks in good shape.
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Found this W115 200 rotting on the roadside in Chennai recently.
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Its a 200 Petrol, pre 1972 but hey, the headlamp is awesome. Pretty restorable if bought at the right price.
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Cant really say if its a W114 or a 115
but sir, isnt the w115 an upgrade of the w114? it had minor changes in the front headlamp and so-on as far as what i remember.

this is def a w114 cos of the shape of the lights.
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Found this W115 200 rotting on the roadside in Chennai recently.
Very sad. If she were to be scrapped, please save the engine, gearbos and prop-shaft for a fellow bhpian.

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but sir, isnt the w115 an upgrade of the w114? it had minor changes in the front headlamp and so-on as far as what i remember.

this is def a w114 cos of the shape of the lights.
W115's are 4 cylinder and Diesels. W114's are six cylinder 230-6,250 and 280.
The different year models can be spotted with the bumpers,early series had single bumpers and fatter grills and later have a more squat grill (more attractive) and a dual bumper in front.
W115's generally have a short back bumper and W114's have bumpers which reach almost to the wheel arch. Both W115 and W114 were current at the same time.
Headlights are either Euro version like that or the ugly American sealed beam, single round headlight. In the US all w115 and W114's got the round headlight ,everywhere else got the proper upright headlight.
The Four cylinder engine makes that a early W115.
The fat grill and single bumper,W108 steering wheel and a few other clues such as the fuse holder,firewall pad all indicate a 1967 car. A very rare and very early W115 and should be saved for preservation ,merely because it is very unusual ,and it's RHD so it may just be one of the few ,maybe even the only one left like it.

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Found this W115 200 rotting on the roadside in Chennai recently.
Pretty sad though.....

In the last photo, some note sticking to the front wind screen ?

Any information on that ?
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W115's are 4 cylinder and Diesels. W114's are six cylinder 230-6,250 and 280.
Headlights are either Euro version like that or the ugly American sealed beam, single round headlight. In the US all w115 and W114's got the round headlight ,everywhere else got the proper upright headlight.
The Four cylinder engine makes that a early W115.
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Cant really say if its a W114 or a 115. Could be any. Basically a W114 is a 6 cyl engined car and a W115 is a 4 or 5 cyl car. Thats the difference. The body shell is the same.
Its an American model judging by the headlamp cluster and it being a LHD. The car looks in good shape.
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but sir, isnt the w115 an upgrade of the w114? it had minor changes in the front headlamp and so-on as far as what i remember.
this is def a w114 cos of the shape of the lights.
Aadix this is not a W114 it is a W115. The main difference, as pointed above in the quoted posts is that a W115 is a 4cyl and a W114 is a 6 cyl.
Also if you see the engine bay, you can see the distributor. It is a four cyl as there are five leads.

Also the W114/5 never had different headlamps as suck. As Starman has rightly pointed out they are the Euro or the American version. There were various other differences on such models, in keeping with the laws prevalent in that country as bumper length etc.

I am personally looking out for American lights for my W115.
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Pretty sad though.....

In the last photo, some note sticking to the front wind screen ?

Any information on that ?
I dont think there was anything written on that note anyway didnt pay much attention to it. Surprising! Didnt know that W115 were so rare and collectible.
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Check this link out........India Vintage Photo RAJKOT STATE MOTOR CAR - eBay (item 360179367294 end time Sep-11-09 09:25:19 PDT)

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Thats quite a find. Can you read the regnistration plate? My amateur Gujarati tells me the building reads "Prakash Talkies" and movie (?) playing is "Snehlata".
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Thats quite a find. Can you read the regnistration plate? My amateur Gujarati tells me the building reads "Prakash Talkies" and movie (?) playing is "Snehlata".
It reads "RAJKOT STATE 55" - also in item description. Can you identify the specific model ? Maybe "Snehalata" will also help to date the picture accurately. Cheers Karl

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One of my favorite pontons captured on flickr, by a superb photographer.
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@ Cannonball. I know you and me are talking about the same car and same person. I might seem to be a tad little more adept at negotiating with him...(not due to any particularly prevalent skills of mine but due to a one on one relationship with him wherein he occasionally confides in me.) Anyone interested in that machine may contact me please with the price they expect to get it at. I just might be able to fulfil someone's dream...i said might!! No promises but then at least the car will be better cared for and driven)
i too spoke to this guy. and he gave me a long baashan as to how he is second owner from new, collectors item, one piece car, then the price. this was perhaps 3 to 4 years ago. by golly if he is still selling the same car, there musn't be anyone who cherishes mercedes station wagons in india
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saw 2 pontons on napeansea road yesterday. sorry no snap. parked out on the road, the lovelies looked out of place. one was in fairly good nick.the other needing restoration. whose it is?
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