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Mahir Javeri: Every day driving a Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC | Autocar India

Written by Raghav

We chat with Mahir Javeri, proprietor of Traditional Automotive Redux LLP, about his love for automobiles and what he’d love to do with the final litre of gasoline on Earth.

Printed On Nov 06, 2022 08:00:00 AM

What are you driving and why?

I drive a Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC because it’s a contemporary basic sportscar with many of the comforts of a luxurious automotive. I additionally personal a 2003 BMW 325Ci (E46) and it’s an important Sunday drive for a similar causes.

What’s subsequent in your wishlist?

I need to strive my hand at observe driving to domesticate my expertise.

Essentially the most enjoyable you’ve had in a automotive?

Whereas zipping round city in a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle. Its 1,600cc engine and driving dynamics made it a hoot to drive at any pace!

Favorite / Dream money-no-object automotive?

I like automobiles which might be enjoyable and never essentially quick, so my dream is a Traditional Recreations Ford Mustang GT500CR. V8 noise, a guide gearbox and a great deal of burnouts would put a smile on my face anytime!

Who’s your all-time biggest motorsport hero?

Lewis Hamilton. Apart from his racing expertise, he’s doing nice work to attempt to make participation in motorsports extra accessible to younger folks.

Favorite highway?

The Trollstigen Freeway in Norway.

What’s in your automotive bucket checklist?

To drive across the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in a basic Porsche 911.

What would you do together with your final litre of gasoline?

Protect it, as a memento of days previous.

Your excellent 5-car storage could be?

2004 BMW M3 (E46), 1968 Ford Mustang GT500, 1972 Porsche 911S, 1970 Plymouth Superbird, 2022 Bentley Continental GT V8.

What was your first automotive?

In 2019, I acquired myself a Fiat Punto Abarth. I used to be in search of an analogue drivers’ automotive and this was most likely essentially the most analogue scorching hatch out there on the time.

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Raghav