Before setting out on the safari through Nairobi National Park, we take a detour to visit one of the Club’s most ardent and well-heeled car collectors. Sachit Shah, 47, is of Indian origin, and his family owns a large bank in Kenya. He lives in an enormous, tastefully furnished villa on the outskirts of the city, in a neighbourhood with many embassies and government guesthouses. A 190 SL, 230 SL, SLS AMG, W 111 Coupé, W 123 seven/eight-seater, 450 SEL 6.9 – “the only one in Kenya,” he adds – and a middle green Adenauer 300 (W 189) are among the classics in his collection.
“I started to collect classic automobiles five years ago, mainly those with the star on the bonnet,” says Sachit Shah.