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Old 29th December 2006, 08:46   #121
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1999- 2006 Maruti 800...

Had to let go... :( If i get a good job, i always dream of buying the car back and keeping it... I learned driving in the car, i had kept it for seven years till family sold it...

HAve many friendship fights... love and fooling around... he he... many many memories in the car... So... Really miss it... Will get it back some day... Will be the first car i buy...
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Old 11th January 2007, 23:27   #122
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The first car we had was a 1995 Zen White color. Extremly great machine.
I sold it off in 2005 April...
Jan 2005 I had bought a V2 DLS and July 2005, we got an Esteem LXi. Its been very long journey but with lesser number of cars. They've been quite loyal to us actually....
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Old 11th January 2007, 23:39   #123
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1] 1st one we had was a Mustard colored "Premier Padmini deluxe BE"
2] Then a Blue colored "Premier Padmini deluxe BE" (sold the older car)
3] Dark blue Premier 118NE (dad's car) and White M800
4] OHC , (Sold off the white M800) , so we had OHC and 118NE
5] Metallic blue MPFI M800 , so 3 cars
6] Wagon R Auto, sold the older 118NE
7] Currently bought a Civic Vtec coupe in US
so currently OHC,Civic coupe,Wagon R and M800

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Old 11th January 2007, 23:53   #124
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Chetan, there is no Maruti 800 16V engine. I think you mean 12V.
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Old 12th January 2007, 00:02   #125
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Chetan, there is no Maruti 800 16V engine. I think you mean 12V.
ya .. 4 valve per cylinder but only 3 cylinders..
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My Grandad used to talk about owning lotsa cars but I remember the following (mentioned in order of purchase as far as i can myself remember rightly having seen them and the year depicts the date of manufacture of the car, not the year in which it was procured0
1953 Oldsmobile
1949 Chevrolet Convertible Automatic LHD
1966 Chevrolet Belair LHD V-8 Auto(on which I did my haath saaf)
1965 Chevy Biscayne
1966 Chevy Impala
1971 Chevy Nova (Auto)
(Between 1974-1986)
Premier President
Premier President
Premier President
Premier Padmini
Premier Padmini
1968 Ford Falcon (Auto)
1972 or 74 Cadillac Calais (Dhirubhai Ambani had the same one in Pista Green and we had a Dark Blue. Then we knew him as the owner of Vimal sarees who had a small shop in Roxy Cinema. One could see his Caddy parked there almost everyday)
1974 Ambassador Mk II
1977 Ambassador Mk III (Drove this car extensively)
1976 Ford Capri 1600 GT
1977 Ford LTD V-8 (Australian)
1979 Peugeot 504 Sedan
1981 Peugeot 504 Break (S/W)
1989 Merc 124 230 E
Standard 2000
From then on it was like a wild goose chase with Dad and Me buying various cars as in nvesting and selling... the days of STC...
From then on.......!!!
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Thats an impressive collection you have had in the past V-16! Especially the big American iron.
Was colour was your LTD?
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Old 12th January 2007, 10:44   #128
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My Grandad used to talk about owning lotsa cars but I remember the following (mentioned in order of purchase as far as i can myself remember rightly having seen them and the year depicts the date of manufacture of the car, not the year in which it was procured0
1953 Oldsmobile
1949 Chevrolet Convertible Automatic LHD
1966 Chevrolet Belair LHD V-8 Auto(on which I did my haath saaf)
1965 Chevy Biscayne
1966 Chevy Impala
1971 Chevy Nova (Auto)
(Between 1974-1986)
Premier President
Premier President
Premier President
Premier Padmini
Premier Padmini
1968 Ford Falcon (Auto)
1972 or 74 Cadillac Calais (Dhirubhai Ambani had the same one in Pista Green and we had a Dark Blue. Then we knew him as the owner of Vimal sarees who had a small shop in Roxy Cinema. One could see his Caddy parked there almost everyday)
1974 Ambassador Mk II
1977 Ambassador Mk III (Drove this car extensively)
1976 Ford Capri 1600 GT
1977 Ford LTD V-8 (Australian)
1979 Peugeot 504 Sedan
1981 Peugeot 504 Break (S/W)
1989 Merc 124 230 E
Standard 2000
From then on it was like a wild goose chase with Dad and Me buying various cars as in nvesting and selling... the days of STC...
From then on.......!!!


Coool.... Wish i'll someone get to say like this too...
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Old 12th January 2007, 13:03   #129
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Thats an impressive collection you have had in the past V-16! Especially the big American iron.
Was colour was your LTD?
The LTD was a metallic brown and she was Australian not American. RHD. Awesome car but we always had problems with her. The horn was the entire rim of the Steering Wheel and anytime u wanted to honk, u just squuese the steering or just tighten the grip. Then we sold it to a friend in Bombay who coloured it white and used it for lending it for weddings. Last I saw it was in Nepaensea rd in White and that was a good few years ago. She was registered MMF 1800.

My Grandad was a BIG guy and so wanted to be comfy in the rear seat so the way to go was American hugies. Thats why I learnt driving on the 66 Belair V-8 LHD Auto. Hence my fascination and preference to big cars.
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Awesome collection owned before the premier padmini list!!!

seriously can you post some photo-graphs?if iam not pushing my luck that is...i go batty seeing such cars parked in those glorious big houses with its master's next to it.

It will be like sharing the moments of your past in golden era with us.
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Awesome collection owned before the premier padmini list!!!

seriously can you post some photo-graphs?if iam not pushing my luck that is...i go batty seeing such cars parked in those glorious big houses with its master's next to it.

It will be like sharing the moments of your past in golden era with us.
D Fox believe me id love to post the pics ...If only I had em. I was a kid till the abmy, even tough as im sure most of us petroheads, im learnt driving when I was really young around 14 and then had the chevies ( Impala and Belair) till a good many years after I officially got a driving licence.
I even remember the nos of most of them ( which added up to a total of 9 as most of my my present cars do too)
Unfortunately dont have any of them with me now. See my gallery for my present collection. I think I just might have a pic or two of the Olds and the chevy somewhere alsong with a 1974 Datsun sports coupe 1200 (only wish it were a 240 Z)
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No problem friend.I still envy you for having and enjoyed the things we lust to have a glimpse of,

And hats off to your seniors who had such excellent taste back then.It just feels nice to see the three generations in your Family enjoy automobiles in such regular and phased intervel's,

Party harder old chap,these things are never enough for likes of us.
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my affair with cars started when my father gave me the keys of his esteem (96) when i was in 8th kept that car for a long time untill it was involved in accident it was written off then i got myself a 800(with my own money kind of) modified the hell out of her will post the pic of her asap after she was also total loss i went for a alto which i still have and then got me zen and i am planning of buying a palio 1.9d in about months time
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Here's a list of cars bought by me with my own money (Grand Dad & Dad's cars NOT included

01. Maruti 800 1988
02. Maruti 800 DX 1996
03. Cielo 1997
04. Maruti Zen 1998
05. Opel Astra 1999
06. Tata Indica 2001
07. Ford Ikon 1.6 Zxi 2002
08. Scorpio 2.6 2004
09. Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDi 2005
10. Accent VIVA CRDi 2006
11. Mitsubishi Lancer 2000 (Currently under modification Stage 2)


Phew.........

Cheers
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Old 25th March 2007, 18:54   #135
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really interesting threads...
i'd like to mention cars my family owned..
dad was a lucky child, grandad gifted him his first car couple of years before i was born, while he was still studyin..

1982 - silver padminin(i was born in 84)

1989 - white padmini.. really liked its box pattern rexine interiors!!

1992 - white '87 m800 - added wheel caps, tints , rain protectors.. looked quite good then!

1995 - '91 white gypsy hardtop. . was amazing, took it on one long trip.. absolutely trouble free.. we had to go off the road at around 80kmph, and it was a 1 feet drop.. the car took it in style exhibiting it's rally genes!! we just continued on our journey!!
Was hardly practical in city, besides the person at the back(most often me) got tossed around!!
Dad actually cried while selling it!

1999 - golden santro - really fond of the car.. carries out the role of a perfect family car!! taken on couple of trips, not more than 300k.. absolutely trouble free.. minimum expenses..
don't think we'll be able to sell this car.. even my mom got attached to it!!!!


I started drivin in grandads 1st gen 800(DBA 7281) and dads gypsy.. '96
Will hopefully be able to buy my own car in another 5-8 months, once i finish my BE and start workin.. intend to get an old esteem, lets see..
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