This car is 100% original; we even have the original tyres it came with (of course removed for safekeeping), has never been restored and just a couple of panels have been touched up.
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On a crazy whim , we decided to take BHPian Indrojitsircars LHD 123 on a 1400km drive from Delhi to Kolkata .
Note – This car is 100% original – we even have the original tyres it came with (of course removed for safekeeping) has never been restored, just a couple of panels have been touched up – still has the original upholstery, first aid kid, AC and everything else that Merc gave it 41 years ago.
The car was due for its fitness to be renewed , and the original plan was to truck it to Cal for the same – but the Merc had other plans ! it sat in the corner of the garage and said that we had driven it only 3000kms in the past 10 years, and it wanted its 60,000kms anniversary (yes you read that right 60 in 41 years ) to be celebrated in style
So the plan was hatched over drinks on Saturday, the car went for basic checks on Monday, new brakes pads went in, belts and hoses got checked, AC was serviced – and on Friday morning we were off from Noida at 5 am.
Route – Noida – Agra – Lucknow – Varanasi – Dhanbad – Kolkata.
Testament to the indestructible trait of the 123 – no hiccups , no breakdowns !
Some pics of a memorable journey !
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