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Old 3rd May 2018, 03:27   #1156
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I remember seeing this on OLX, I guess we spoke about this one. Its a real shame this car's fate is sealed. Would have been nice if someone took the pain to resurrect this.

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Actually a BHPian only directed me to this car and I eventually ended up talking to the owner. Yeah, such a shame indeed.
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Spotted this ML left to rot in an alleyway somewhere in the suburbs of Mumbai.
Is it an ML55 AMG by any chance?
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Am I correctly identifying that as a Rover Montego?
Yes you are.

The Montego was one of my dream cars in its heyday and I still have the Auto India issue which carried its road test. Brit build, no-nonsense interiors, and an exterior that was built to last. This, coupled with a 2 litre turbodiesel engine and decent dynamics made it an excellent highway machine. Sadly, Sipani Automobiles didn't have the brains, gut or money to continue with the business and hence it bit the dust:
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Don't know if this has been posted here before. But found this picture of an abandoned Ford Sierra 2.3L diesel on my friend's Instagram feed. Rotting outside some workshop in Bangalore.

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Nice find shanksta! Looks like a Ford workshop - is that a Mondeo in the background. I had seen a Ford Sierra (probably the same one ... I don't remember the registration) more than a decade ago (Pics: Imports gathering dust in India) in Mumbai.
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So many ignored jewels in this thread. :(

Just curious. What would it take to make them road worthy again?
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^^A super flush bank account, lots of time and above all a will made of steel.
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Old 9th May 2018, 13:34   #1163
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^^A super flush bank account, lots of time and above all a will made of steel.
The reason why I ask is that there is a Premier 118NE that has been lying abandoned near my home, and my dad is a huge fan of it. I know he has got some time, now that he is retired, and a will made of a hybrid combo of graphene, titanium and kevlar.

So the car is like one of those haunted cars used in old scooby doo cartoons. Old, dilapidated, rusty and has an aura that it is used for floral and faunal breeding.

So I am wondering how to proceed from here. And I have zilch knowledge about restoring and restoration to make a vintage classic road worthy again.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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The reason why I ask is that there is a Premier 118NE that has been lying abandoned near my home, and my dad is a huge fan of it. I know he has got some time, now that he is retired, and a will made of a hybrid combo of graphene, titanium and kevlar.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
"How to restore these cars?" is a good question, but unsure there is a definitive answer to that. But an equally good question is "Are the cars worth restoring?".

I'm not trying to demotivate you here, but trying to understand why your dad is wanting to undertake a 118NE as a project, why not something that's actually worth putting the time, money and elbow grease into?

I totally understand if it holds some sentimental value to him, but if not, why not something that we know wouldn't be a dime-a-dozen out there after putting all the effort into restoring it?

I'm no resto expert. Just my two cents.
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Old 11th May 2018, 02:55   #1165
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I'm not trying to demotivate you here, but trying to understand why your dad is wanting to undertake a 118NE as a project, why not something that's actually worth putting the time, money and elbow grease into?
It was my idea to try something like this. I mean, he has had everything from the Sumo, Omni, Escort, Esteem, Matiz, WagonR, Xing, Etios and now the S-Cross over a period of about 24 years. And he has taken care of every one of those as his own baby. Company car or personal car. It was his baby.

And it feels nice to do something like this for him, knowing how much he likes the 118NE. He is not going to know if the plan becomes a flop. But in case, it is affordable and in case, it works out, I would have made him happy. And that makes me happy.

Documentation and re-registration side, I have a couple of friends who said they will see what they can do. It is only with the restoration part that I am having a problem with. I would at least like to get a rough estimate of the costs, time and effort involved before deciding anything.
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Instead of dumping such beauties, why not donate them to engineering colleges, where students can get their hands dirty and maybe, make out a junkyard car out of them.. No offense to the enthusiasts but seeing any car rotting kind of pains in heart.
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Hi guys, i happened to visit the ghodbunder road trove last sunday. Plethora of german cars gathering dust, Q7, New 7 series, E class, S class, E90, F30, Jag xfs, new audi a4 etc.

The guy who owns this place deals in scrap cars and has a shop in Kurla. Few cars were awaiting repairs (as told by him). Attaching some pictures and also his card just incase someone of you might be interested.

Ps. Have no commercial interest in this guy’s dealings. Thanks.
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Oh jeez thats almost heartbreaking for a Petrolhead ! And some of these are just last generation. Maybe they dont make sense to repair given their poor resale value. I have a friend who's being offered 8.5 lakhs for a E350 (previous generation) that is 7 years old. He has to undertake some maintenance costs which run upto 5 lakhs. He may dump his car one day too !
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A W220 in an interesting Mumbai Mirror article on abandoned cars in Bombay.

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Hi guys, i happened to visit the ghodbunder road trove last sunday. Plethora of german cars gathering dust, Q7, New 7 series, E class, S class, E90, F30, Jag xfs, new audi a4 etc.

The guy who owns this place deals in scrap cars and has a shop in Kurla. Few cars were awaiting repairs (as told by him). Attaching some pictures and also his card just incase someone of you might be interested.

Ps. Have no commercial interest in this guy’s dealings. Thanks.
Pity to see so many cars just junked. Most probably they would be accident / written off cars. Probably all the cars are stripped off here and parts are then sold separately. The owner of this place should take stock of his parts inventory and list them for sale online. Am sure will fetch him good money.

Anyways another day, another Mercedes begging to be washed.

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