Me and my cars: Dr. Prafulla Hede

    We chat with Dr. Prafulla Hede, Chairman, Hede Business Group, about his love for automobiles.

    Published On Sep 03, 2023 08:00:00 AM


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    What are you driving and why?

    I drive a Mercedes-Benz S-Class daily and I also own a 1992 Range Rover, which I’ve taken to the Modern Classic Rally.

    What’s next on your wish list?

    A Mercedes-Benz SL.

    The most fun you’ve had in a car?

    On the way to a picnic in a Standard Herald with no less than 10 people onboard!

    Favourite / Dream money no-object car?

    It has to be the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

    Who is your all-time greatest motorsport hero?

    The 7-time F1 champion, Michael Schumacher.

    Favourite road?

    The Palm tree-lined road from Bhatlem, Panjim to Santa Cruz in Goa.

    The Rolls-Royce Phantom is Dr Hede’s dream car.

    What’s on your automotive bucket list?

    Either the new-gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class or the Maybach S-Class.

    What would you do with your last litre of fuel?

    Drive up the hill in Saligao Village in Goa.

    Your ideal 5-car / bike garage would be?

    Rolls-Royce Phantom
    Bentley Flying Spur
    Jaguar XJ
    Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    Range Rover Vogue

    What was your first car?

    It was a 1955 Mercedes-Benz Ponton 180.

    Also See:

    Me and my cars: Prakash R Hattangadi

    Me and my cars: Purazar Fouzdar

    Me and my cars: Aakif Habib

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