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Old 21st March 2009, 12:09   #76
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ya thats what even pdev told me when we were talking about the auction. but then could they have made them for the army? Am sure abheek must have checked.

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A little correction here
Gypsy King Came with a Carbed engine till year 2000,after which Mpfi was introduced because of introduction of Euro II norms.
So there cant be a 99 model Mpfi Gypsy King.
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Old 21st March 2009, 12:25   #77
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i have heard that people buy ex army gypsies for conversion into diesel and and LPG.

but wont a Gypsy King with 1ltr carb engine a better vehicle to modify then to convert into a diesel or LPG for a capable offroader?
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Old 21st March 2009, 21:37   #78
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yes I know about this but the 2 gypsies tht i inspected before the auction bearing army registration numbers 99B066344E and 99B066474Y definitely had mpfi engines in them. I have bid on the same lot. I could not inspect the third bearing number 00B071881M

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Old 22nd March 2009, 04:02   #79
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yes I know about this but the 2 gypsies tht i inspected before the auction bearing army registration numbers 99B066344E and 99B066474Y definitely had mpfi engines in them. I have bid on the same lot. I could not inspect the third bearing number 00B071881M

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is it allowed to take the vehicle for a road test or just start the vehicle and check its engine response?

i have never been to an auction, just wanted to know how one can check the vehicle!

could you please give some information on this?
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Hello Abheek,

Would you know as to what happened to the Mahindra Lot.?, did any one bid for that.?

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Old 22nd March 2009, 22:38   #81
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Hi all
I have just been informed today that my final bid of 2.5 L has been accepted. I will now have to make the complete payment and then wait for the delivery order from the Army after which I will have to go and pick up the gypsies.

So , its finally official guys.
All the hard work, the brain storming sessions, the excellent help from all of you and your good wishes have finally paid off.

Now the step 2 of this project is going to start in full force.

1) Organise cash ---> 2) get the delivery order ----> 3) Organise the pick up from the army depot ---> 4) Organise mechanic/crane/towing vehicle/truck for shifting at Pune ---> 5) transfer to Nagpur ---> 6) get the vehicles running ---> 7) getting the vehicle registered.

Then will plan step 3 with the help of experienced modifiers


Will need lots of help from everybody around.

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P.S: still don't know who picked up the mm550s . Have asked my contact to keep a watch for the same. will update as soon as I have more info.
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Congrats for the acquisitions. Man you really went all the way to make the things happen. I doubt how many of us would have taken such a rigorous exercise. Hope rest of the things will also turn up well.
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Congrats Abheek
You did great!!! 2.5l for 3 gypsies that a steel
Regarding the transportation you can get in touch with tarkesh in pune.
His handle on bhp is Ricky_3007 or something like that.

Great Job!!!
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Congrats Abheek..it takes lots of effort to get these army vehicles

Great !!!
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Old 23rd March 2009, 17:15   #85
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Congrats !!! the hard work had to pay off..
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2.5 Lakhs for 3 gypsies!! looted the depot or what? haha

thats an early xmas for you dude. will wait for the restoration to start and do post the photos of the gypsies you bought.
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let me know if you want me to sell one MPFI gypsy
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Old 24th March 2009, 02:31   #88
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Hi all
I have just been informed that there is another auction scheduled at kirkee, Pune where about 10 gypsys (mg 410's) and some other vehicles are under the hammer . Please check out this link for details Auction Catalog Report.

I was wondering if some of you guys (who have been calling me for a gypsy ) team up and go after these vehicles.
It would be great if i am catalyst in getting a few of you who r interested in these vehicles together as a team for this project. I already know 4 of you who may be interested in teaming up.

When I had visited the depot last week to inspect my lot, I had noticed a lot of other gypsies lying there (which i was informed was for a future auction) . Some of the lot numbers that I noticed that day match the lot numbers which r on auction presently.
[There are also some lot numbers which I noticed that day which are not a part of this auction. So I believe that there may be yet another auction shortly ]


Anyway,although I did not check them out thoroughly, but I definitely gave them a cursory glance to say for sure that they were road worthy in their present condition with an appx expense of 30-35 k needed on each vehicle.

This is again for your info.
Do let me know if anybody is interested in organising a team to go after these machines.

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Congrats Abheek
You did great!!! 2.5l for 3 gypsies that a steel
Regarding the transportation you can get in touch with tarkesh in pune.
His handle on bhp is Ricky_3007 or something like that.

Great Job!!!

Hi Harjeev,

I am the buying the third Gypsy from the lot. Myself Abheek and Kaustubh(Abheek's freind) are the three owners of this lot. I am buying this Gypsy for my freind which I wrote a PM to you earlier for CJ.

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Congrats Abheek
You did great!!! 2.5l for 3 gypsies that a steel
Regarding the transportation you can get in touch with tarkesh in pune.
His handle on bhp is Ricky_3007 or something like that.

Great Job!!!



It was great experience for us. Though I was not fully invloved as Abheek and Kaustubh but still we learned a lot. Basically Abheek and Kaustubh were here in Pune for 5-6 days for this auction. I accompanied them for 1 day and we found the place in Army area, Most important part was the Scrap dealer which I know for some time was a MSTC card member and I introduced him with Abheek and Kaustubh. I had visited his godown 3-4 months back when I was in search of MM550. This was again with my transportation link.
We had a meeting there with scrap dealer and then we decided to go ahead for the bid. Initially I was not very keen but as Abheek said that we will go for bid of the 3Gypsy lot, I said I will buy the third one.
Now we have won the bid , its great feeling. I can not imagin that in 3-4 months time life could change so much that my 550 is still under restoration and I will now own another 4X4 - Gypsy.

Tarkesh
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