My Collection – Mercedes Benz SSK

I seem to have quite a few Mercedes in my collection. The next car, is the Mercedes Benz SSK. The model featured is a bBurago. The SSK was built and sold by Mercedes Benz from 1928 to 1932; I seem to be writing in the opposite chronological order moving from the 1950s to 1928. The … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz SSK

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My Collection – Mercedes Benz 300 SL

I had turned all of seven years when my father gifted me the book "Motor Car, An Illustrated International History" by DB Wise. Chapter 15, aptly named "The Flamboyant Fifties" had a picture of a silver grey Mercedes Coupe in profile on page 276. It had a slippery shape and wheels which covered nearly half … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz 300 SL

Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes Benz L206 D

We have reached the final book in the Tintin series, "Tintin and the Picaros". This book is set in the 1970s, thankfully only the settings have changed and none of our lovely characters aged with time. Tintin is as young and energetic as always and Captain Haddock's temper has not tempered even a bit. In … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes Benz L206 D

Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes Benz 220

Tintin's friend Chang was on an aeroplane which crashed in Tibet, but intuition told him that Chang was alive. Tintin being Tintin, he left in search of his friend half way around the world based on just a hunch. In my last post, Tintin and Captain Haddock were in Delhi on their way to Nepal … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes Benz 220

Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes 190SL

Tintin's adventure in "The Red Sea Sharks" has come to a happy end. The villains have been caught; though Rastapopoulos escaped in a shark shaped submarine; feigning his own depth in a boat accident at sea. The last scene depicts Joylon Wagg's Vagabond Car Club rally and number 11, parked in the lawns of Marlinspike … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes 190SL

Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes Benz 300 Adenauer 1953

Tintin and Captain Haddock were back and Geneva. While they walked back to their hotel, someone in a Maroon car with a Diplomatic Numbers passed them and threw a lighted cigarette which landed on Captain Haddock's shoes. Tintin picked up the stub and realised that the brand was same as the one smoked by the … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes Benz 300 Adenauer 1953

Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes 180 (W120)

We are now at the 17th book written by Herge, "The Calculus Affair". Till now there had been certain unusual activities happening at Marlinspike Hall. Especially, glasses were breaking for no rhyme or reason. There had been firing on the estate and Police had already visited on a number of occasions in a Land Rover … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes 180 (W120)

Tyrant’s Rides Part II

Continued...from Part I.... End of World War II led to the Cold War and the rise of the various dictators which I had mentioned earlier. The car that each one of them loved without exception was the Mercedes 600. This ultra luxurious and extremely safe car was manufactured from 1963 to 1981. It was a … Continue reading Tyrant’s Rides Part II

Tyrant’s Rides Part I

Budda…budda…budda…budda…budda the sound of slow revving engines of heavy motorcycles. Poorly dressed crowds waving national flags, thronging both sides of a wide avenue and cheering on a cue. Military Policemen in ceremonial uniform on heavy bikes, aka Harley Davidsons lead a cavalcade of black cars decked with national flags. The leader in exotic military uniform … Continue reading Tyrant’s Rides Part I

Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes Benz Type 12/55 PS Pullman Limousine

I shall now further continue with the Tintin adventure, “Tintin in the Land of Soviets”. The next car depicted in this adventure is the Mercedes-Benz Type 12/55 Pullman Limousine. This car was introduced by Daimler Benz in 1926 during the Berlin Motor Show and along with the 'Stuttgart', it was the first car to bear … Continue reading Cars of Tintin Series – Mercedes Benz Type 12/55 PS Pullman Limousine