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Old 29th September 2009, 18:04   #511
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AAhha the coveted 220S. very restorable, hopefully should have its original engine.
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AAhha the coveted 220S. very restorable, hopefully should have its original engine.
Thought so. But probably with the wrong rims.
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AAhha the coveted 220S. very restorable, hopefully should have its original engine.
Amol, how can you tell from here that this is a MB 220S only?
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Amol, how can you tell from here that this is a MB 220S only?
We cannot tell with 100% surity that it is a 220S. Could be a 300? The upper most fintail? But 220S more likely as these were common. This car has the double bumpers, seems to have had the broader tail lights and does seem to have had the oblong headlights, not the rounded one. This is certainly not the shorter car, 180/190/200, but the bigger S class. This has some value, depending on the engine sitting in her.
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Or could be the 230 also
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We cannot tell with 100% surity that it is a 220S. Could be a 300? The upper most fintail? But 220S more likely as these were common. This car has the double bumpers, seems to have had the broader tail lights and does seem to have had the oblong headlights, not the rounded one. This is certainly not the shorter car, 180/190/200, but the bigger S class. This has some value, depending on the engine sitting in her.
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Or could be the 230 also

Okay, lets just settle for the fact that its a W111.
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Okay, lets just settle for the fact that its a W111.
Why not a W112? Unless you have had a look at the suspension of that vehicle

Depending upon the engine it could be a 220, 220S, 220SE and i think the 230S too.

The rims though look like those of a 220.

My guess its a W111/112 220, 1959 - 61 year.

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A nice fintail Merc can be seen here. Thanks to moralfibre for the links.

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Also there is a mention here of Nehru having owned an Adenauer Mercedes. Can this be confirmed?

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I think I know Where the above car used to be parked. I havent seen it for around 2 years now so...

Anyways, a BEAUTIFULL 115 has been parked recently just down the road from where I live. Its been there for 2-3 days now and its an absolute beauty. I just stood there and ogled at it. Its a 200D and I soooooo badly want it!!
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This car is either an interstate transfer or a TR import as the reg is knew. Unless they are assigning new numbers for cars that were off the road and back taxes were due?
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Here is a pic of a 170 A that I have known for over 35 years, it belonged to a dear friend who, sadly, passed away suddenly about 10 days back. I was in Jamshedpur to see his mom last week and reluctantly took this, distant and discreet, shot as a memento. There is also his mom's white Buick and a Roller (a late 40's Silver Ghost, from memory, as these were under wraps). In the foreground and under wraps is his 60's VW Karmann Ghia.

Don't fail to note the unique reg number, this guy had great taste and passion for the classics. When I go again in late Nov, I hope to take some pics of his other cars and post them.

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Hey there.

That sure is a nice Merc. Please do try to post more pictures of it and the other cars.

The Rolls would be a Wraith if it is from the late 1940's as the Ghost was long out of production by then.
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Wasif : Touche !! The Ghost is right, the year is wrong, will check by and by and post the right year.


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Hey there.

That sure is a nice Merc. Please do try to post more pictures of it and the other cars.

The Rolls would be a Wraith if it is from the late 1940's as the Ghost was long out of production by then.
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Thought so. But probably with the wrong rims.
The Rims are correct. Its missing the trims. I doubt its a W112. Dont know of any in India though i may be wrong.
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