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Old 26th March 2010, 13:33   #721
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Lovely car Abahymangal. Especially the headlamps which are very rare now. I would suggest an overcoat immediately. The parts where she has been touched up are very evident, unless they are shadows due to camera angle but i think not. The W115 is a great car, would have jumped to it but i already have my stock of W115s, unless an automatic American spec comes along.....at the right price ofcourse
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Old 26th March 2010, 14:01   #722
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Mr. Bachan had the same car in the the same colour up untill the late 90's,. Except the tyres were alll black. Dont know if he still has it.

Good Car. Well kept.


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W115s, unless an automatic American spec comes along.....at the right price ofcourse
I do have one mate !! LHD Column shift Automatic 1971. Waiting to flaunt it on 11th April (hopefully !!)
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Here is a very desirable SE (?) cabrio from Vijay Mallya's stables. This picture was shot at a rally in 2004 to Lonavala from Bombay.

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Interestingly the same car was also featured in an international book (I think it was '1001 images of cars' or thereabouts)
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Here is a very desirable SE (?) cabrio from Vijay Mallya's stables. This picture was shot at a rally in 2004 to Lonavala from Bombay.

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Interestingly the same car was also featured in an international book (I think it was '1001 images of cars' or thereabouts)
A very desireable / collectable car indeed ....I think it is a 250 SE 3.5 ?
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Karl I saw this car getting completed in Mumbai at a friends shop - Some of the Mallya cars go there she was just stripped and painted
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Looks lovely,

Where abouts is this garage???
Is it National Auto by any chance in the city
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This 170V roadster made her debut this month at the Bombay VCCCI rally.

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Also looking great was 67bug's US spec 115.

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Merc looks lovely, thanks for the pics

who owns it any idea?

Must be a very pricy though
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This 170V roadster made her debut this month at the Bombay VCCCI rally.

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Also looking great was 67bug's US spec 115.

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Hi Karl.

Does this 170 have the correct engine / transmission....the gear selector looks rathr modern and those dials on the das are not correct either are they ?
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Does this 170 have the correct engine / transmission....the gear selector looks rathr modern and those dials on the das are not correct either are they ?
The dials are local Pricol units, I suppose awaiting the originals. I didn't have a look under the bonnet so cannot say about the engine. Either ways, the car looks very pretty to me, missing fittings non withstanding.
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The dials are local Pricol units, I suppose awaiting the originals. I didn't have a look under the bonnet so cannot say about the engine. Either ways, the car looks very pretty to me, missing fittings non withstanding.
Yes ..teh car does indeed have a very pleasant look to it and the paint finish is very cool too.
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Saw a pristine W115 250 at haji ali yesterday infact the best ive seen in town. Seems like a South Mumbai car, dont remember the no. but had a swadi garage sticker on the left side of the rear glass (typically Swadi).

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There are about 2 or 3 finned tail benz cars for sale in Kerala.
2 in kochin, and the third one in the capital
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A very desireable / collectable car indeed ....I think it is a 250 SE 3.5 ?
Its a six cylinder 220 SE.

The white roadster had similar dials and steering wheel even when i saw it for the first time at Nepeansea road. If i remember right the number was different (or maybe this is another car) that too was white, unrestored and had a wrong engine if i remember right but am unclear on that detail. It was standing at the roadside garage opp of the Jewelery store which is now Gold's Gym.

Does anyone know what happened to the Mercedes late 30's convertible 170, im presuming, which used to stand at the corner car showroom, opp Metro motors at Hughes Rd? It was black and owned by Mr. Kumar who also owned an Austin Chummy (or was it a Morris dont remember clearly, was a kid back then!!)
Then He sold the cars and eventually the showroom. Harit, any leads?

There was also a car in Chowpatty in a garage near the Lord and Taylor shop. That was also a convertible Mercedes, also black. Guessing it was a 170 too.
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