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Old 4th March 2008, 00:40   #31
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If one notices carefully the car has a striking resemblance to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 a.k.a Dayatona especially from the front. With a little roof chop there and a two-door conversion, and there you have it our very own Desi Dayatona.

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If one notices carefully the car has a striking resemblance to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 a.k.a Dayatona especially from the front. With a little roof chop there and a two-door conversion, and there you have it our very own Desi Dayatona.
Yup thats because it was designed by the same person who designed the Daytona- David Bache.
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Are you interested in purchases from other states ? and would you mind if it comes with a Isuzu 1800 cc petrol engine/gearbox plonked in, instead of Standard engine?

I can check if you area ok with the above.
@Jaggu - Any idea if the 1800 Isuzu engine change is entered in the RC book ? I may be interested to pick it up. I am in Blr, can I see the car if it if in Blr ?
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Hello ,

Here is something available in the local scrap market in August 2007.



As the car was for sale or breaking up , I have not removed the number plate.





The asking price Rs 40,000 , I was not interested , I can pick up cars like this , but somebody has to promise to take them of my hands.
pick up just the SU carbs, its about the only thing good in that car....
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The Standard 2000 was displayed in 1986 opposite the Eros Cinema in Mumbai in an exhibition of some international theme or something. I was in PAL R&D (!) then and we went and took some measurements to compare it to the 118NE (!). We had one in R&D for comparison purposes and I conducted a "city fuel consumption test" on it. It gave 4 kms per litre. It was also grossly underpowered. The original engine was a six cylinder unit. The olny decent cue I got from it was the degassing tank. I designed the Padmini S1 degassing tank out of this design, so both look similar. The Standard 2000 degassing tank had a low fluid warning indicator in it, which we did not adapt (!).

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I heard that PAL & HM were seriously in touble with their 118s & Contessas if this car were tobe a success & did everything in their power to pull this car down. Is that right , stanher ?
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According to a person(cant put his name here) who was on this project, it is supposed to have a powerful engine but the MD didnt liked the idea due to various reasons.
I requested that person to join the forum but he seems to be not interested. I will talk to him again about this thread and to contribute some info, lets see.

BTW, this person was working as Technical GM at one point of his service with standard motors.

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I heard that PAL & HM were seriously in touble with their 118s & Contessas if this car were tobe a success & did everything in their power to pull this car down. Is that right , stanher ?
I think Standard themselves did it in by putting in such a lousy engine/gbox.

More than PAL and HM, I think MUL would have stronger motivation to bring down STAMPRO (Standard Motor Products of India).
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OT- seeing a lot of old good threads popping up.I loved this one .remember me and my dad stopping near one and spend almost half an hour drooling over it in my child hood days.Why not plonk in a good engine in one of these old days beauties and i am sure it will be a drool stuff even now.
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I think Standard themselves did it in by putting in such a lousy engine/gbox.

The other 'luxury' cars at that time did not exactly boast of power plants. Actually I am surprised that the standard petrol had 83 Bhp.
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The best car i have come across is with an aged couple in chennai, i dont remember what that place is called but its near Anna Nagar.
They had this off white color car..but the rear badge read ROVER 3500.it was in immaculate condition.
The public said they never had kids and hence this car was loved so much.
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loved the car ....still loving the design ...used to travel near the madras factory and i always sighed at the mention of standard 2000 ...
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And the serious competition was from the contessa,which came with four gears initially.Stampro ,was the name i believe of the standard 2000 and it was miles ahead of the conty at that times.
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Guys,

Didn't Standard also make a VAN somehwere in the 80's?

I can't find any information on it. (don't ask why I am even looking lol)
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The other 'luxury' cars at that time did not exactly boast of power plants. Actually I am surprised that the standard petrol had 83 Bhp.
True, but more than the power, the low mileage was the killer factor.

Around similar time frame, the contessa was launched first with an Amby Mark V engine /GBox, it didn't do well : then HM got into the tie-up with Isuzu and plonked the now-famous 1.8L engine/GBox into it, and the Contessa became a best-seller (by current standards of those days) for HM. And it returned a decent mileage also.
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