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Old 7th May 2010, 11:37   #751
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Hey Karl why does the car look like that now pretty extreme ends she looks very beautiful and cared for in the show but the autohanger pics!? Inputs would give us an idea
That's probably just grease smeared on the chrome.
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Old 7th May 2010, 11:59   #752
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Lovely merc.
Must be worth a small fortune, Who owns this beauty. There is also a willys in the back ground
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Hey Karl why does the car look like that now pretty extreme ends she looks very beautiful and cared for in the show but the autohanger pics!? Inputs would give us an idea
I am shocked with the condition myself, this car was restored in the same garage as my Elegant at the same time infact, there was a intermediatory broker who was getting the work done, to his credit the garage guy put a lot of effort to get the missing bakelite parts redone in MS and that to pretty well, but unfortunately not to my taste. She is a later 180A.
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Old 7th May 2010, 21:13   #754
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Krl grease before monsoons that to half gone..looks more like rust! Rust grease looks like as monsoon ends anyway she is a regal girl

Mole I never told you this but you have good taste in coloring classics although slightly biased to blues..which is not a bad thing. I must consult you if you oblige when I want to choose colors not mention the artistic goan streak
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Mole mate is your merc an orignal diesel ???

They are hard to come by
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Old 8th May 2010, 14:57   #756
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Krl grease before monsoons that to half gone..looks more like rust! Rust grease looks like as monsoon ends anyway she is a regal girl
Yes - grease before monsoons. That's when it is usually applied na?

I still think a majority of the discolorations seen is grease. See a similar application on this Ghia cabrio - before and after.

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Old 8th May 2010, 15:37   #757
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This imposing 500K Mercedes was reportedly the car with Pratap Roy at one point. It was in Bombay for the last few decades I believe, though shown only in the last few years. Any idea who the first owner was - was it a royal family car - where did it originate from?

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Just saw a white, KA registered, American spec, Left Hand Driven W123 at CST.
Car wasn't so well kept. Anyone know of it??
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Yes - grease before monsoons. That's when it is usually applied na?

I still think a majority of the discolorations seen is grease. See a similar application on this Ghia cabrio - before and after.

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Sure, I will rephrase - Monsoon has not even begun and the if that is grease majority of it is already gone! Could be rust - Your ghai pics prove the same point
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Hello V-16 and allana13.Thank you so much for the compliments and sorry for replying late.
V-16,the shade differences apparent are mainly due to camera angle as you guessed and the W123 is still doing great with the original paint.
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This imposing 500K Mercedes was reportedly the car with Pratap Roy at one point. It was in Bombay for the last few decades I believe, though shown only in the last few years. Any idea who the first owner was - was it a royal family car - where did it originate from?
It belonged to a royal family of eastern India, but they sold it ages ago to Delhi where she was registered before coming to Mumbai. This state had some other nice cars too.
Yes, first owner was indeed Royalty.

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Does anyone have any pictures of the Bhogilal 540K ?

I have never seen any pictures of this car and would love to see them. What is the history behind that car ?

Also was there a 540K with the Gondol Royal Family too ?
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Does anyone have any pictures of the Bhogilal 540K? I have never seen any pictures of this car and would love to see them. What is the history behind that car ?
Also was there a 540K with the Gondol Royal Family too ?
Gondal's car is a 500K, pictured in the book written by Gautam Sen on Mercedes-Benz, Story of the Star in India. They also have a 230/290 or 320.
Bhogilal's car is also from Royalty in Maharashtra, not working because of gear/differential problems?
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Gondal's car is a 500K, pictured in the book written by Gautam Sen on Mercedes-Benz, Story of the Star in India. They also have a 230/290 or 320.
Bhogilal's car is also from Royalty in Maharashtra, not working because of gear/differential problems?

Any pics of the Bhogilal car ? Is it a spezial roadster or a drop head ?

What is the book about. Is it available for purchase on line somewhere and is it worth purchasing ?

Would love to see pics of the Gondol car too
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Here is a 180 Ponton.
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