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State of Palestine: Mercedes classic car replica proves to be head turner in Gaza02:34

State of Palestine: Mercedes classic car replica proves to be head turner in Gaza

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza
June 21, 2016 at 17:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

The 36 year-old Palestinian Munir Shindi completed a two-year project, building a 1927 Mercedes Gazelle classic car from scratch in Gaza, Tuesday, after spotting an original whilst repairing cars in the Gulf.

It's off-white and burgundy colour scheme makes for a beautiful sight, which is why it was the subject of admiring glances and cheers as Shindi took it for a ride around Gaza on Sunday. The original was designed as a Mercedes competitor in the 1920s and 1930s motorsport industry.

The two-door, open-top model is a composite of old cannibalised parts and a few new additions, namely locks, hub caps and hinges imported from the US and a 1,600 Mitsubishi engine and chassis. The car is kept in Shindi's mechanic's shop where it awaits a license, so that it can be properly driven on the streets by its owner.

State of Palestine: Mercedes classic car replica proves to be head turner in Gaza02:34
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The 36 year-old Palestinian Munir Shindi completed a two-year project, building a 1927 Mercedes Gazelle classic car from scratch in Gaza, Tuesday, after spotting an original whilst repairing cars in the Gulf.

It's off-white and burgundy colour scheme makes for a beautiful sight, which is why it was the subject of admiring glances and cheers as Shindi took it for a ride around Gaza on Sunday. The original was designed as a Mercedes competitor in the 1920s and 1930s motorsport industry.

The two-door, open-top model is a composite of old cannibalised parts and a few new additions, namely locks, hub caps and hinges imported from the US and a 1,600 Mitsubishi engine and chassis. The car is kept in Shindi's mechanic's shop where it awaits a license, so that it can be properly driven on the streets by its owner.

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