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Old 14th June 2012, 12:25   #1321
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Must be Abbas Jasdanwala and its a petrol 300d Auto "Adenaur" Merc
You're right, Owner of Mid Town motors.
1959 Year.
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You're right, Owner of Mid Town motors.
1959 Year.
Then it has to be a W186 with fuel injection !
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Then it has to be a W186 with fuel injection !
Wasifbhai you mean W 189... since it's 1959. And yep has to be fuel injected.
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Wasifbhai you mean W 189... since it's 1959. And yep has to be fuel injected.
Yes its W 189 ....my typing error
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The W189 is indeed fuel injected. The pump was giving problems, hope they have managed to sort it out.They also have a lovely 190sl, air conditioned and in fairly regular use.Does anyone have any idea of a huge 600 lying in a south bombay workshop since the last couple of years? Deep blue in colour with an MH12 registration? Beautiful beast in dire straits. Hope she gets restored/rescused soon.
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Thanks YardShark for saving the glorious W108 from the clutches of a scrapper. Anyways these guys have become too clever to scrap a car like that. They usually offer it to their contacts.

Isnt this the same car that Pavan said was lying in some Bombay scappers awaiting death?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post2751871 (Vintage & Classic Mercedes Benz Cars in India)

Whatever, im glad this is saved. Kudos and congratulations on this purchase, they are getting rare.
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The W189 is indeed fuel injected. The pump was giving problems, hope they have managed to sort it out.They also have a lovely 190sl, air conditioned and in fairly regular use.Does anyone have any idea of a huge 600 lying in a south bombay workshop since the last couple of years? Deep blue in colour with an MH12 registration? Beautiful beast in dire straits. Hope she gets restored/rescused soon.
One deep blue 600 with Rashtrapati Bhavan origins is / was in Dubai getting restored recently .....would this be the same car you are refering to ?

How many 600's are known to be in India
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Does anyone have any idea of a huge 600 lying in a south bombay workshop since the last couple of years? Deep blue in colour with an MH12 registration? Beautiful beast in dire straits. Hope she gets restored/rescused soon.
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One deep blue 600 with Rashtrapati Bhavan origins is / was in Dubai getting restored recently .....would this be the same car you are refering to ?

How many 600's are known to be in India
The Dubai car is a 300, Addenauer shape.

I know of two 600s - one was ex Iran consulate (according to what I learned on the forum), silver colour or blue, I forget, and DL registered. The other is MH 12 registered, but black, and ex President of India. In a Poona collection for years.
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Spotted this vintage Mercedes at the Hotel Atria, in Bangalore.

Apologies for the poor quality pic, shot using my cellphone.

Karl, dedicating this to you man. When i saw this car, I couldn't help thinking about you so clicked these pics for you. hope you like them.

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The Dubai car is a 300, Addenauer shape.

I know of two 600s - one was ex Iran consulate (according to what I learned on the forum), silver colour or blue, I forget, and DL registered. The other is MH 12 registered, but black, and ex President of India. In a Poona collection for years.
The Dubai 300 was a President of India car, it was a convertible. There is that picture with Jackie Kennedy.

Bulldogji refers to the Iran Embassy car, maybe re-registered, that car is in Mumbai, came from Delhi via Vashi. Dark blue.

Cheers harit

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Spotted this vintage Mercedes at the Hotel Atria, in Bangalore.

Karl, dedicating this to you man. When i saw this car, I couldn't help thinking about you so clicked these pics for you. hope you like them.
Thanks, always exciting to see a new car on the forum.

The forum has taught me much - we can assume the car to be an early Ponton from the small taillights. The badge says 180 but it possibly features additional trim from later/larger 220s - am I right?
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Thanks, always exciting to see a new car on the forum.

The badge says 180 but it possibly features additional trim from later/larger 220s - am I right?
Glad you liked it. I have no clue on the trim. Total noob on the vintage subject. :P
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Very Nice Pic Aditya...

Awesome... A year or so ago there was a Ponton for Sale in the UK for 5k a Diesel verion.

Was late in buying it....
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The forum has taught me much - we can assume the car to be an early Ponton from the small taillights. The badge says 180 but it possibly features additional trim from later/larger 220s - am I right?
You are right! early ponton 57 or pre-

with incorrect trim mimicking a 6 cylinder.
incorrect orange turn signal below headlights.
non original headlights though surround is original
incorrect hubcaps
incorrect boot lock(probably premier)

but overall a nice car. Which year is the number?

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The Dubai car is a 300, Addenauer shape.

I know of two 600s - one was ex Iran consulate (according to what I learned on the forum), silver colour or blue, I forget, and DL registered. The other is MH 12 registered, but black, and ex President of India. In a Poona collection for years.
The Dubai car is also said to be having presidential connections and so is the one we are discussing now ....nHow many 300's were in the services of the POI.

With regards to the 600's you mentioned two so is the car Bulldogji is refering to one of these or is it another one ?
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