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Old 17th March 2011, 10:05   #1
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Was looking at autocar india forums and I stumbled across these pics taken by an ACI forum member.
Looks like an armoured/ army vehicle but with no registration and alloys that resemble the endeavour...somethings cooking. Any clues on unclocking the mystery?

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The alloys are definitely from the Endaevour.
The center of the rims is engraved in the shape of the Ford logo.

The rest of the vehicle does not give out much, apart form the leaf springs at the rear.

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Sid,

Looks like an Armored Personnel Carrier to me probably one from the Tata or Mahindra stable to cater to the needs of our Armed/Para-military forces.

Maybe something from the Mahindra family like the Mahindra Axe/Marksman.
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Looks like an armoured carrier by Mahindra based on the Xylo? I doubt Ford supplies any custom made defence vehicles yet. I could be wrong.
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Its Concord 8 (aka C8).

Check it out here.
Concord 8 (C8) is a four-wheel drive lightweight rugged armoured vehicle
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Its based on the endy i think...even the dashboard is the same.
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Similar vehicles i have seen from Mahindra. They are mainly used for security purpose. I dont think its a under test vehicle. Must be used by somebody for some security purpose only. Am i right ?
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This could also be one of those world tourers, coz per my knowledge I dont remember any Indian vendors offering this type of vehicle and Indian Army doesn't build/modify any vehicles of their own. Also chances are that this could be one of those Army ambulance vehicles which were imported during the CWG.
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Pics. posted by member Esteem on ACI Forums:

Autocar India Forum: SPOTTED THIS TODAY (15th MARCH) AT NH-8 DELHI-GUR

Due credit must be given.
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Originally Posted by sidindica View Post
Was looking at autocar india forums and I stumbled across these pics taken by an ACI forum member.
Looks like an armoured/ army vehicle but with no registration and alloys that resemble the endeavour...somethings cooking. Any clues on unclocking the mystery?

Pics courtesy autocar india forums
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Originally Posted by AWD View Post
Pics. posted by member Esteem on ACI Forums:

Autocar India Forum: SPOTTED THIS TODAY (15th MARCH) AT NH-8 DELHI-GUR

Due credit must be given.
Please check the above quoted post, have mentioned about the pic source from autocar india forums.
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HI Sid

i don;t see any scoop. this is a para-military Bullet proof vehicle. check the mirror 's color.a typical color of bullet proof vehicles used by para-military force's in J & K for counter insurgency operations . I know this because my DAD works in the organization which takes care of all govt buller proof vehicle including amby;s / safari ,s etc. i myself been traveled in these while i lived in sri nagar for good 2 years .


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Indian Army doesn't build/modify any vehicles of their own.
This is not true . Generally all the vehicles are custom build by manufacturers for Indian army but they do modify them in case a requirement arises later on .


looks like it's going for repairs etc . check the rear mirror in circle .u can spot bullet marks
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Its definately for the defence services or cops. The windows and body is designed for combat situations.
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Guys, don't just jump in.

HammerHead, has provided the link and it clearly shows that the vehicle is Concord 8 (C8) Lightweight Armoured Vehicle, India.

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Its based on the endy i think...even the dashboard is the same.
yes, it definitely looks an endy dash. here is a snap comparing both of them.

Courtesy:Endeavor is from indiaserver.com and C8 is from army-technology.com

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That's why I placed a question mark because of

1. no registration plates.
2. the so called 'camo" and the endy alloys and
3. unusual spotting on a usual road.

Moda can change the thread title since the vehicle is confirmed to be the C8.
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The fit and finish is like some Tata or Mahindra product.Look at the crude Tataish tail lights! But all its clues lead to the Ford Endeavour and Endeavour (4X4) only.The dash is 100% Endy and so are the alloys as alreay identified by friends here.Seems the website link shows its named as the Concorde!
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