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RobSirg

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New (old) model MB?
« on: December 15, 2019, 05:51:58 »
Can someone help me identify this Mercedes?
Seemed to be a few models ;D



« Last Edit: December 15, 2019, 05:59:58 by RobSirg »
1969 280SL Auto RHD 906G,  H'top 387H, Parchm't
1970 280SL Man. RHD Dark Red 542G, Bamboo MB Tex
1967 250SL Man. Tunis Beige
1974 White Alfa Spider 2000
2017 Range Rover
1989 Porsche 928S4 (my daily)
1967 Alfa Spider ("Duetto") Red
1977 Yellow 911 Porsche Targa
1991 Nissan Figaro
1959 190SL Black

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Re: New (old) model MB?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 17:22:32 »
These are two different ones, aren't they?
The first one looks like an older "G" model, quite a bit modified. The second one looks like an old 60s truck or bus.
I think they are both heavily modified to be used as people transporters in some 3rd world country.
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner

RobSirg

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Re: New (old) model MB?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 18:32:22 »
Photo’s were taken from Manila.

They are called “Jeepney’s” which is kind of their form of public transport.

The locals like to do them up by throwing on a Mercedes Star and the like. Even saw a few with makeshift Rolls Royce fronts  ;D
1969 280SL Auto RHD 906G,  H'top 387H, Parchm't
1970 280SL Man. RHD Dark Red 542G, Bamboo MB Tex
1967 250SL Man. Tunis Beige
1974 White Alfa Spider 2000
2017 Range Rover
1989 Porsche 928S4 (my daily)
1967 Alfa Spider ("Duetto") Red
1977 Yellow 911 Porsche Targa
1991 Nissan Figaro
1959 190SL Black

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Re: New (old) model MB?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2019, 02:02:25 »
Photo’s were taken from Manila.
I guess that explains why they are sideways.  Manilla is so near the equator. 
Ray
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Re: New (old) model MB?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2019, 03:17:20 »
These are no doubt disguised new models being road tested.
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Re: New (old) model MB?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2019, 13:26:52 »
Sorry All,

I sent those photos from my phone when I was in Manila - and they are truly awful.

Hopefully these are better. The one known as "REGINE" (jeepney 2) also has an MB hood ornament (Star) but it is hard to see - somewhat lost in the background.

1969 280SL Auto RHD 906G,  H'top 387H, Parchm't
1970 280SL Man. RHD Dark Red 542G, Bamboo MB Tex
1967 250SL Man. Tunis Beige
1974 White Alfa Spider 2000
2017 Range Rover
1989 Porsche 928S4 (my daily)
1967 Alfa Spider ("Duetto") Red
1977 Yellow 911 Porsche Targa
1991 Nissan Figaro
1959 190SL Black