We meet the owner of historical 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190D in Gwalior

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We meet the owner of historical 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190D in Gwalior (1)

Ashok Chandak

Industrial Gases Manufacturer

Why this brand: I tried for Morris and other cars but this Mercedes-Benz W121 (190D) is 100 percent original and it was imported by TELCO on 1 January 1961. TATAs later sent the car from Mumbai and left it in Gwalior.  Registration was then transferred to my name. I have always loved something which is special. I love travelling; I have visited South East countries, Germany, Japan, almost every continent, with such extensive travelling I developed a taste for vintage cars and stuff. I keep buying parts for the car whenever I am in Germany.

Dream Car: I always loved Mercedes and I drove lots of them in Africa. After buying 190D (Mercedes-Benz W121) friends of mine who love Mercedes say you have hit a sixer in vintage cars!

Next Car: Most likely to be a BMW Isetta.

You like most while driving this car: When people stare the car and admire it.

Message: Try to be submissive and be good to others!

190D STYLE CHECK

  • 1959 Mercedes-Benz  W121 Ponton car weighing 1250kg
  • Featuring temperature warning lamp and oil warning lamp
  • Only 20,629 were built from 1958 to 1959
  • Only 1 in Gwalior and rare in India
  • Priced at Rs. 8.47 lacs during 1962
  • 1897 cc 6 Cylinder diesel engine producing 50hp power reaches 126kmph

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1926 Daimler Model 45 HP Salon Cabriolet

Ashok with 1926 Daimler at the museum. The car was built by Barker & Company on the special order from by Gulab Singh, the Maharajah of Rewa of India and was delivered in 1928.

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