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Old 6th September 2013, 16:21   #1
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I have started visiting Myanmar as part of my official territory. Now few years ago Ajay had mentioned that Myanmar / Burma is treasure trove of old car parts, keeping that in mind this visit I have an evening to spare, so I went in search of some shops selling car parts but in vain. But since I will be visiting quite often, I will be on their look out.
I am sad to sate that 2 years ago govt allowed 2nd hand cars from Japan . And also gave return bonus for their old cars. 99% cars in Yangon now are Japanese 90's to current era.
All old cars were recycled. I did manage to see some old cars but that just one or two. All the trucks and utility vehicles are classic bedford, hino, LR, Some Toyota. With most of them retaining just the shells.
Also there are lot of Low bonnet jeeps but with diesel engine Pajero dashboard and like, sad state indeed. I also found one good condition CMP / Chevy truck running around. There is a painting by an artist depicting the same truck. I am told that Rangoon (Yangon) does not have these but out skirts and adjoining areas still have the trucks + you will still find a good no of English cars out of the city in other parts.
I am also wondering, it would be worth visiting the scrap yard where they scrap old cars, who knows we may find some stuff. Any way on to the pictures there are some vehicles that I need you guys to identify.

1.) What is the blue SUV with an m logo on the grill, is that by any chance Japanese.
2.) What is the yellow pickup truck.
3.) What is the barn find two tone car / also in same location was the other green example. Are they Russian or Czech?? The logo looks similar to Scania trucks.
4.) In one picture you will see a Tata Nano (IMAG0655).
5.) Ajay the Hino truck has Stanley head light dooms .
6.) The mustang is a mixed bag 1967 with a Mach 1 front end (if I am right), your comment guys. Never the less a great car.
7.) Land rovers are in plenty.
8.) So are the classic Toyota's.
9.) One picture has a classic brick building, which is to be restored by Govt.
10.) One picture of number plate is to show that one screw to hold the plate is actually a seal provided by govt.
11.) 2 B&W pictures are of British using the Track type tractor for the work there (was in my dealers office).
12.) One more picture is of a red maroon hino bus with a wooden log as a parking brake, common in all the busses .
13.) Also need you to identify the blue car in the centre of the picture of IMAG0714.

More when I visit the country next. Hope you guys like these pictures.


PS: I will upload pictures in a While.
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Great, but where are the pictures mate?
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Great, but where are the pictures mate?
Here are the Pics.

An over speed alarm + timer (since the cars are from japan)

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The Hino Truck

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Other Classic trucks

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British times use of Track type tractors

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More of Classic Hino trucks

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A chinese classic truck

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The Low bonnet jeeps jus retain the classic body shell

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Land Rovers / Ranger Rovers are in plenty

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Very interesting. I would have imagined that Burma still had a lot of old cars.
Here are two old photos taken in Burma, a truck and a Ford Consul.
These type of trucks like the Hino were to be found in Goa, they came in before 1961.
The truck seems to be participating in some parade.

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Very interesting. I would have imagined that Burma still had a lot of old cars.
Here are two old photos taken in Burma, a truck and a Ford Consul.
These type of trucks like the Hino were to be found in Goa, they came in before 1961.
The truck seems to be participating in some parade.

Cheers harit
Yes Harit uncle, burma still has lot of Old cars, but most of the cars in Yangon (Rangoon) are now replaced with Second Hand Japanese cars.

I have been told that out of Yangon, in other town old cars are still there. And the CMP trucks still run on the out skirts of Yangon City. I am there once again this monthend. Let's see what the city reveals this time to me.

Some more pictures.

A nano taxi can be seen zipping away -

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Hino Busse

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Ingenious way of to apply brake on an incline.

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All different types of number plates can be seen, but this security lock on one of the screw of the licence plate was there on almost all cars.

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More of classic truck

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A classic Toyota, these were seen with the Govt dept. here in India too, no almost all gone.

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A land rover Series II A

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Lastly a Heritage building up for restoration (for the likes of Amol and Ravi )

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P.S.: More picture are to be posted
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Some More pictures from there

These Mazda SUV's are in Plenty.


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I was able to see just one CMP truck blazing past in speed. Could not capture it. But when asked the artist of this picture, he said out skirts of Yangon, these trucks still do ply.

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I was able to see just one CMP truck blazing past in speed. Could not capture it. But when asked the artist of this picture, he said out skirts of Yangon, these trucks still do ply.

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you can see the video of such buses here


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you can see the video of such buses here
Wah ajay, these are cool videos, the thing is that I only got to visit Yangoon and Nay Pyi Taw, I do not see any old stuff as Yangoon is flodeed with modern cars and Nay Pyi Taw is a recent built town.

In the video I see that the town is Mandalay which is a small town and hence have these novelties with all the Japanese mechanicals.

The blue with white nimber plate is for tourist vehicles, the red with white are for taxi and commercial vehicles, the black with white is for private vehicles.

Any way I was lucky to see one in my trip last week, plus the train that you speak off .

Also I found one dodge truck too.

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More to come.
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Thanks for bringing out such beautiful oddities from mysterious worlds. I enjoyed the building as well ;-)
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Thanks for bringing out such beautiful oddities from mysterious worlds. I enjoyed the building as well ;-)
Thanks Amol, I knew you will love the building.Here are some more pictures now -

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Manish,
when are you going to Mandalay? also if my info is correct there are trains which run the whole breadth of the country.it would be great if you can take a trip to the interior areas connected by rail
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when are you going to Mandalay? also if my info is correct there are trains which run the whole breadth of the country.it would be great if you can take a trip to the interior areas connected by rail
I do not know, cause all my visits I am accompanied by my dealer. It's little risky to venture alone there out of capital.
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Now on to next set of pictures

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What Pickup is this one, I fail to recognize

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What is the blue peoples carrier in the middle, looks like a tarbant or isit a japanese

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What is this one, google baba was of no help on this one. Guys please help.

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