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Help required for a 1930 Mercedes Benz Stuttgart 260SS

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I am writing to you from India with a lot of hope. Our family owns a 1930 Mercedes Benz Stuttgart Special which my Grand father had bought back in 1968 from a scrap market. It has been in our family since then. The car was repaired and used to be used quite regularly. At a point of time my grandfather wrote to Mercedes Benz in Germany telling them about this car and wanting more details on the same.They wrote a letter back to him saying that this was a 1930 Mercedes Benz Stuttgart 260 Special version and is one of two cars made in the world. They said that one car was in India with him and the other car was owned by another gentleman (who"s name i am forgetting), is based in Argentina and owns the pair to this car.

But then the tires on the car started giving away and we had to stop using the car as tires were not available here in India and it was way too expensive for us to import tires for the car. The car just stood on tripod stands from 1994 after it attended its last concourse. a year before that this car was being driven by my uncle who had a small accident on the way and crashed the fender. There were these lovely Bosch parking/side lights out of which one broke on the car. So the car was repaired and the other one was given to someone who claimed who could replicated one more or a pair from one but unfortunately he was not able and also damaged the one that was in good condition.

Finally in 2009 i discovered coker tires with the help of a friend and i ordered 6 tires for the car. The car in the mean time needed full restoration as it had been just parked away for 15 years. We have finally started restoring her.

I have been looking quite hard but haven;t found any results till now with the side/parking lamps. I am attaching a few photographs of the car with the lights that i am talking about. They can been seen in the older photographs of the car when it was green and white and also in one of the vintage car events. I would be extremely greatfull if someone could help me source a pair of these light in a condition in which they can be used or they could be repaired and then used. For the time being we are using some locally made lights so that the car looks complete but i would like to replace these as soon as possible.

Also hope to get inputs from everyone about the car.

Thank you

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What a wonderful story and photos, thanks for sharing with us. Have you contacted the Classics Center in Germany or Irvine, CA to see if they have these available? Keep us updated on the project, it sounds exciting!

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What a wonderful story and photos, thanks for sharing with us. Have you contacted the Classics Center in Germany or Irvine, CA to see if they have these available? Keep us updated on the project, it sounds exciting!
Thank you so much for your appreciation. I have contacted both the Classics Centers but they said that they couldn't help me unfortunately.
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As they are Bosch parts, maybe the classic department of Bosch can help you:

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although they do not seem to have these lights on offer.

I have seen old lights for sale on oldtimer fairs, the picture below was taken at the Techno Classsica in Essen, Germany this year.
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Post Great photos

Check out this website:http://www.vintagepartsource.com/mercedesparts

I would email most of these suppliers and restorers, maybe they can help

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Dear Members,

I would be extremely greatfull if someone could help me source a pair of these light in a condition in which they can be used or they could be repaired and then used. Regards
Indrojit Sircar
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You're not getting off that easy my friend. Show everyone else the rest of your cars! lol.

Plus I want to see how the Golden Hawk is looking.

Top five reasons I posted in your topic:

1. You're talking about god, there has never been any god of any kind. EVER!

2. I just have a general dislike of you.

3. I am trying to tell you how to fix your Mercedes and you are not listening.

4. I'm flirting with Jody.

5. You're just to dumb to own a Mercedes, and should go buy a Honda.

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Out of curiosity, why was the horn placed inside the hood, it is such a beautiful old serpent style, I love seeing those riding along side the car.

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Check out this website:http://www.vintagepartsource.com/mercedesparts

I would email most of these suppliers and restorers, maybe they can help

Good luck
Thank you so much will write to these suppliers and restorers and would get back to you with the response.

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You're not getting off that easy my friend. Show everyone else the rest of your cars! lol.

Plus I want to see how the Golden Hawk is looking.
Sounds like someone very familiar, also a member of team-bhp? i would really like to know if you are the same person who I think you are and own a Jaguar that i am interested in ?

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Out of curiosity, why was the horn placed inside the hood, it is such a beautiful old serpent style, I love seeing those riding along side the car.
Well till what i know that is how the car came into our family. Would confirm from my father and revert.
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