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Old 20th June 2018, 00:12   #1
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Another weekend, another Khandala breakfast drive with some pristine German youngtimers.
The meeting point in the city was decided as Bandra-Kurla Complex owing to it's central location and we all congregated on time at around 6:30AM so as to avoid the traffic on the EWay. And within no time we were on our way to our end destination - the Dukes Retreat, Khandala.

The cars this time around were
  • Mercedes-Benz W124 E220
  • Mercedes-Benz W124 E220
  • Mercedes-Benz W126 280SE
  • Mercedes-Benz W201 190E
  • BMW E36 M3
  • BMW E30 316

This group of car owners is called AutoDose, and as always it is a fun way to spend your Sunday mornings clicking and seeing these timeless German cars on the road.
I won't write much, and let the pictures do the talking.
And this thread would not be complete without a big shout out to my friend Karan who drove like a pro which helped me in getting these pictures

BMW E30 316
This particular E30 is a sedan bodystyle and is powered by a 1766 cc engine,fed by a carburetor paired to a manual gearbox.

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Have tried to click interior pictures of the cars, as I was asked in the earlier threads. Will be posting them below respective cars.
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BMW E36 M3
The gorgeous M3 has a manual tranny and is very aptly called Purple Reign by the owner. A very well documented car here on team BHP.
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A couple of pics of the duo together, and some more which I shall be posting in the next post.

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Some more of the E30 316 and the E36 M3.

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Mercedes-Benz W126 280SE
This beautiful barge joined us from Pune and hence have no pictures of it on the EWay.

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Mercedes-Benz W201 190E
The perfect Wingman!

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Couple of very cool (and unplanned) shot of the W201 and the W222 which happened to pass us on the Expressway.

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Mercedes-Benz W124 E220
The W124 duo looked brilliant together.

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And the mandatory group shots, along-with some tunnel pictures.
Hope y'all like the thread!

Cheers!


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A couple of fancy two-wheeled beasts at our end destination.
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Wow!!! Just unbelievable. Those are some pics buddy. How did you ever get some of those shots? I have become a fan of your photography skills. Looking for an apprentice? Lol .... Teach me how to do that. You are a genius with a camera. Naah - correction a super genius.
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Absolutely FANTASTIC!

Your photography is exactly what these cars needed. Unfortunately TBHP is compressing the pictures badly, but if you can PM me a link to the high res pictures, I will be really happy.

I'm a Mercedes man through and through and the pics of the W124 and the W126 are brilliant. I wish there was a W140 there as well. It's one of my all time favourite Mercs.

An E39 5 Series would have been the cherry on the icing on the cake!
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Some stunning pictures there mate. An ideal way to spend the weekend.

I can't really decide which car to choose out of these.

I have driven an LHD E30 Wagon in Belgium. I think it was a 316i, but I am not sure. One sweet car that is. Such a joy to drive. The driving position was spot on, with good visibility all around. No complex electronics interfering. Just you and the car.

A pic of the E30 Wagon:
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W124's just exude timeless elegance !

Kudos to the owners keeping all these yesteryear heroes in such fantastic (& original) shape.

im sure once this is a larger event, the generation gaps can be filled
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Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures ///RMan. The way you have captured these Ageless beauties, it made them look more and more beautiful at every angle and those pictures you have taken inside the tunnel, are just incredible.
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Give me sometime to pick up my jaw from the floor!!!

Amazing photography skills and beautiful machines.

I have always loved Beemers and I am mesmerized by the way they are looking in the morning sun.

Hats off to the owners for maintaining them so well. Money can buy you the cars but class is needed to maintain them the way they are.

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Some serious class there with both the machines and their pictures. Pictures oozes as much class as the cars themselves. BMW E30 is such a timeless design. I will prefer it over many of todays jazzed up Beemers. Thanks for sharing.

Not to forget, these are the cars in their purest form in terms of mechanicals. No gizmos, no complicated electronics, no fancy gadgets. Just sheer driving pleasure.
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Looks like a wonderful and fun morning. Great professional shots. I hope you were not hanging out of your car to take them. Miss my W124 250 Diesel. Must have made at least 100 trips up and down to Pune in the 10 years I had it
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Lovely Pics RMan. And these pics are best captured when the cars are on the move. The M3 - is it s genuine M3 or a badged one? I had seen a similar convertible M3 (same color, same wheels) but that was badged as a 328.

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Absolutely FANTASTIC!

Your photography is exactly what these cars needed. Unfortunately TBHP is compressing the pictures badly, but if you can PM me a link to the high res pictures, I will be really happy.

I'm a Mercedes man through and through and the pics of the W124 and the W126 are brilliant. I wish there was a W140 there as well. It's one of my all time favourite Mercs.

An E39 5 Series would have been the cherry on the icing on the cake!
You asked for it Check this link (Junge Klassiker - Young German Classics drive to Khandala)
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Wow!!! Just unbelievable. Those are some pics buddy. How did you ever get some of those shots? I have become a fan of your photography skills. Looking for an apprentice? Lol .... Teach me how to do that. You are a genius with a camera. Naah - correction a super genius.
Thanks a lot! Those are some big words. Glad you liked. Cheers!

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Absolutely FANTASTIC!

Your photography is exactly what these cars needed. Unfortunately TBHP is compressing the pictures badly, but if you can PM me a link to the high res pictures, I will be really happy.

I'm a Mercedes man through and through and the pics of the W124 and the W126 are brilliant. I wish there was a W140 there as well. It's one of my all time favourite Mercs.

An E39 5 Series would have been the cherry on the icing on the cake!
Thank You! I still have not found the time to upload these (and a lot many other pictures) to someplace where I can share them in high-res. As and when I do that, I shall share a link with you for sure. I hope you go through the link shared by v12 below, have posted some W140 and E39 525tds pics there.

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Some stunning pictures there mate. An ideal way to spend the weekend.
I can't really decide which car to choose out of these.
I have driven an LHD E30 Wagon in Belgium.
Thanks a lot. Indeed is the perfect way to spend the Sunday morning for me.
And the E30 Wagon looks lovely! Wish we had a few examples of that down here.

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W124's just exude timeless elegance !

Kudos to the owners keeping all these yesteryear heroes in such fantastic (& original) shape.

im sure once this is a larger event, the generation gaps can be filled
Gotta agree, the owners keep their babies in top shape almost all year round. Takes a lot of effort.

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Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures ///RMan. The way you have captured these Ageless beauties, it made them look more and more beautiful at every angle and those pictures you have taken inside the tunnel, are just incredible.
Thank You. Glad you liked em. The tunnel pics are a personal favourite as well.

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Give me sometime to pick up my jaw from the floor!!!
Amazing photography skills and beautiful machines.
I have always loved Beemers and I am mesmerized by the way they are looking in the morning sun.
Hats off to the owners for maintaining them so well. Money can buy you the cars but class is needed to maintain them the way they are.
Respect.
Thank You. Full points to the owners as I already said above.

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Some serious class there with both the machines and their pictures. Pictures oozes as much class as the cars themselves. BMW E30 is such a timeless design. I will prefer it over many of todays jazzed up Beemers. Thanks for sharing.
Not to forget, these are the cars in their purest form in terms of mechanicals. No gizmos, no complicated electronics, no fancy gadgets. Just sheer driving pleasure.
Thanks! Glad you liked em!

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Looks like a wonderful and fun morning. Great professional shots. I hope you were not hanging out of your car to take them. Miss my W124 250 Diesel. Must have made at least 100 trips up and down to Pune in the 10 years I had it
Thanks You. Far from a professional, but always happy to be appreciated!
Any pictures of your W124? Do you know if it is still around?

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Lovely Pics RMan. And these pics are best captured when the cars are on the move. The M3 - is it s genuine M3 or a badged one? I had seen a similar convertible M3 (same color, same wheels) but that was badged as a 328.
You asked for it Check this link (Junge Klassiker - Young German Classics drive to Khandala)
Thank You! The E36 is a legit M3, the transmission has been swapped to a manual from the original SMG by a BHPian. You can read about it here.

Where had you seen the similar car you mention above? Any pics? Curious!
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Damn those pics are drool worthy! Btw...is it just me or does the W124 series have their front suspension raised up higher than normal?
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