“Me and my ride” I’m no car expert…but I’m pretty sure this car is a Mercedes (I could be wrong though). Anyone care to guess which part of town this is? from the Yeoh family Related posts: Something Different – A Whatsit Remember Capitol Cinema? Jalan Bendahara, circa 1972…. Remember This Toy? By felicia|2018-06-01T15:16:15+08:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh|5 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life Sports Idol Gallery Sports Idol “for your eyes only” Gallery “for your eyes only” Famous Brothers Gallery Famous Brothers 5 Comments Mano June 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply I’m not sure of which part of Ipoh this is but that’s a Mercedes Benz V170 which was produced from the 1930’s right through to the 1950’s. A couple of notable items here are the wind up front windscreen and the suicide doors – so called as the doors were rear hinged and when opened accidentally whilst on the move, the on rushing wind would fling the door open. The passenger, not being belted, reaching for the handle to pull the door back would more than likely fall off the moving car. Ipoh Remembered June 3, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply I’m not sure of which part of Ipoh this is but that’s a Mercedes Benz V170 Yes, a 170 — perhaps a 1939, but I’m not entirely sure which model year (or variant). As for where: it is a bit of a puzzle. I do have an idea but would need to look at a higher-resolution image before hazarding a guess. ika June 3, 2018 at 9:47 am - Reply According to one of our readers, The car is outside Peter Chong, Printers who once ran their business at 120, Belfield Street. Three shops to the left was Perak Motor Co. Does anyone have more information on Peter Chong please? Ipoh Remembered June 3, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply Does anyone have more information on Peter Chong please? Peter Chong & Co. were book-sellers, stationers, and (later) printers. The business was started in Singapore in the early ’20s by Peranakan Chinese. The Ipoh branch was opened in the ’30s at 120 Belfield and remained there as late as the mid-’70s (what happened to it after that I cannot say). Three shops to the left was Perak Motor Co. In the ’60s and ’70s the Perak Motor Co. was on Belfield Street, yes, but south of Hugh Low Street, thus not three doors away from 120 Belfield. Where it is today I don’t personally know, but I’m told it is still at the same location. Incidentally, Peter Chong, and this car, have been discussed here before: http://www.ipohworld.org/2012/08/01/remember-her-2/ felicia June 6, 2018 at 1:27 pm - Reply ah yes! Looks like the same picture, Ipoh Remembered. Thanks 🙂 Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!