Long way home to Sydney Australia

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  1. black240cd

    black240cd New Member

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    Hi, this is my first post here. I live and work in Denmark since 2013 and drive a 1991 w124 250d 5 speed manual with just over 400,000km and still going strong. I'm going to retire in mid 2017 and intend to drive around Europe and the UK before heading home to my family in Australia.
    Any advise on how far I can drive overland heading toward Singapore.
    Alternatively anyone interested in a W124 250d in UK or Europe where I can drive to your destination sale the car cheap and catch the train or bus for the rest or my journey.
    I look forward to your suggestion.
    Paul:bannana:
     
  2. trapperjohn

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    Cant help here much Paul but welcome to the forum and good luck on your journey.

    Keep us posted if you can on the journey.

    CHEERS
    John
     
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    PobodY Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    How about heading through Russia, and then down through China? Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore.

    For obvious reasons I would avoid the Middle East at the moment, and going through Africa would mean taking a boat to Singapore.

    If you want to go all-out; load the car in a container and travel with it to Fremantle, then take the Great Eastern Hwy across the Nullabour until it turns in to the Great Western Hwy... then you're home.
     
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    gr1nch Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Always impressive to hear of very high mileage cars running well. Welcome to the forum! More on that suggestion. You could take the E40, one of the world's longest road, starting in France (iirc), going through Russia and ending in China. A car version of taking the Trans-Siberian railway . That trip has been edging it's way onto my bucket list as I've got a lot of family connections in that part of the world and it would be a great car based adventure.

    Is there a car ferry from anywhere in Asia to Australia. If so that would be one heck of a road trip (and would be a good test of your car's current reliability)!

    Keep us posted on what you decide to do and how things turn out!
     
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    Did the reverse in 1976, Bangkok to London through the Khyber Pass, not really advisable now unfortunately, but the E40 sounds like a hoot.

    There was a bloke on here that did a rally similar to what you are thinking, maybe do a search...
     
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    No. Your best bet is container ship with the car as freight.

    My folks were talking about coming the other way; driving from Perth to the UK in their Landcruiser, but it's not going to happen.
     
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    Thanks for all your input. I will let the forum know my decision when the time come.
     
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    PobodY Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Please do it. - I for one will live vicariously through you (and fantasise about doing it myself).
     

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