Me and My Cars: Jagdish Thackersey

    We talk to Jagdish Thackersey, businessman, about his automotive experiences and his wish list.

    Published On Oct 28, 2019 08:00:00 AM


    Me and My Cars: Jagdish Thackersey

    What are you driving and why?

    My SLS AMG about twice a week, my 1935 Bentley 31/2 Litre Drophead Coupe by Antem on some Sunday mornings and my Mercedes-Benz S 350 every day.

    Thackersey’s Bentley at Pebble Beach 2018.

    What’s next on your wish list?

    A 1953 Cadillac El Dorado Convertible.

    The most fun you’ve had in a car?

    The many drives during my 10 years (1980-1989) as a deputy clerk-of-the-course in the Himalayan Rallies were the most enjoyable and adventurous despite driving a Maruti Omni or a Gypsy.

    Dream ‘money-no-object’ car?

    A 1938 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic.

    Who is your all-time greatest motorsport hero?

    Niki Lauda. I followed his racing years quite avidly and was a big fan.

    Favourite road?

    The roads in the foothills of the Himalayas.

    What’s on your automotive bucket list?

    Buy a Bentley R-Type Continental and Jaguar E-Type and restore them if necessary.

    What would you do with your last litre of fuel?

    Head for home.

    Your ideal 5 car garage would be?

    1. 1935 Bentley Coupe

    2. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

    3. Mercedes-Benz S-class

    4. Toyota Land Cruiser

    5. Mercedes-Benz GLE

    What was your first car?

    Though I learnt driving on a Hindustan Landmaster, my first car was a 1967 Standard Herald.

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