Me and my cars: Muhammed Nashvan


What are you driving /riding and why?

I drove from Kozhikode in my 1961 Ponton 190D for MBCCR 2023. I also drive a 1958 baby Hindustan convertible with a diesel engine swap. Both are my daily drivers as they’re reliable. I also ride a 1988 Yezdi Roadking. 

What’s next on your wish list?

Something classic, like an old Land Cruiser, Mercedes or BMW.

The most fun you’ve had in a car / bike?

On the drive from Kerala to Mumbai, to take part in the 10th edition of the MBCCR in a 1960 190D Ponton (W121).

Muhammed’s Ponton is a reliable daily driver

Favourite / Dream money no object car / bike?

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.

Who is your all-time greatest motorsport hero?

Michael Schumacher. He’s the most successful F1 driver in history with his seven world Championships.

Favourite road?

Any road that’s properly paved and won’t cause damage to my cars.

What’s on your automotive bucket list?

Travel in as many countries as possible, in different, rare classic cars.

What would you do with your last litre of fuel?

Fill it in my cars and fire them up for a last time. 

Your ideal 5-car / bike garage would be?

1990s Land Rover Defender 110
1980s Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen
Volkswagen Beetle Type 1
Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
Volvo 240 station wagon

What was your first car / bike?

It was a 1985 Maruti 800 (SS80)

Also see: 

Me and my cars: Sameer Kadam

Me and my cars: Rajiv Kehr


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