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Old 3rd February 2012, 11:02   #1201
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Spotted this on Marine drive.
This is a 250 sl belonging to someone i know.
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That is an awesome car.

Anyone here on the forum Speedy
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awesome clicks manish,you seem to click the best & rare cars
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This is a newly restored W115.
I liked the looks.

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This is a newly restored W115.
I liked the looks.

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From the outside yes but does it have the original interiors in place in my opinion the 115s always fall short on interiors. But looks ver nice externally.
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Spotted this one on Reclamation.
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240TD! quite a rare sight the 123 station wagons! Nice capture Manish!
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Hope this one qualifies for this thread. Just loved the sight of her sitting there all by herself - of all the places, at Vadkhal Naka, on NH-17, where the Goa road turns right and the Alibaug road goes straight.
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Hope this one qualifies for this thread. Just loved the sight of her sitting there all by herself - of all the places, at Vadkhal Naka, on NH-17, where the Goa road turns right and the Alibaug road goes straight.
Its a painful sight really. It should be a crime to treat a classic like this.
You can see the body line is a bit off at the driver side door and something is broken in the front underside. Some nut obviously didnt care enough to maintain it.
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Hope this one qualifies for this thread. Just loved the sight of her sitting there all by herself - of all the places, at Vadkhal Naka, on NH-17, where the Goa road turns right and the Alibaug road goes straight.
Nice car! Looks like she is undergoing some work on the tie-rods if you look beneath!
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Nice car! Looks like she is undergoing some work on the tie-rods if you look beneath!
I don't think any work is being done on the tie rods, one of them just broke and the bloke just left her there!!!!! sad!!
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I don't think any work is being done on the tie rods, one of them just broke and the bloke just left her there!!!!! sad!!
Its a nice car. Why doesnt the guy sell it.

Any idea who owns it
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This is a newly restored W115.
I liked the looks.

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Is this car where I think it is harit. Tulsi pipe road? Then I have seen it too. Nice restore. Has maruti ac grills iirc....But sound sweet
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Thats why a 1956 Mercedes 300SL is more of a classic (and certainly more desirable) than say a 300S (Saloon) of the same year.

V16, a small correction from my side. The 300"S" was never a saloon. They were always 2 door coupes or cabriolets and the last of them were fuel injected. And they are full classics. Yes, not in the league of a 300SL, but a true classic nonetheless. Coupes are selling in auctions at $200,000+, cabriolets even higher.

The saloons were the non "S" 300's, popularly referred to as the Adenauer Mercs. They were always 4 door, but convertibles were made in small nos. and very few landaulets for heads of state, the Pope etc. The last on the 300 saloon series was the 300D, which was facelifted, but the D didn't refer to diesel as is common in Mercs, but just so named as the last of the series.

What always fascinates me is that the 300SL engine is essentially the 3 litre engine found on the 300 saloons but obviously much modified and fuel injected.

The Jasdanwalla family seems to have a combo of saloons and convertibles.

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V16, a small correction from my side. The 300"S" was never a saloon. They were always 2 door coupes or cabriolets and the last of them were fuel injected. And they are full classics. Yes, not in the league of a 300SL, but a true classic nonetheless. Coupes are selling in auctions at $200,000+, cabriolets even higher.

The saloons were the non "S" 300's, popularly referred to as the Adenauer Mercs. They were always 4 door, but convertibles were made in small nos. and very few landaulets for heads of state, the Pope etc. The last on the 300 saloon series was the 300D, which was facelifted, but the D didn't refer to diesel as is common in Mercs, but just so named as the last of the series.

What always fascinates me is that the 300SL engine is essentially the 3 litre engine found on the 300 saloons but obviously much modified and fuel injected.

The Jasdanwalla family seems to have a combo of saloons and convertibles.

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Correction to the 300 statement . Hi MBZ the 300S were sedans and limos and very desirable they were six cylinders and carbureted and then fuel injected manual and automatic and what you say is regarding the model of Mercs which are 300sc 2 door all weather coupes of which an example car exists in the Bhogilal collection. This is definitely the mist desired 300 model
Hope this is noted.

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