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Old 19th December 2009, 10:19   #121
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The Standard 2000 with a Mahindra 2.1 engine! I've used the XDP 4.9 for 1.4 lakh kms and can confidently say that, there isn't a worse engine for the S2000.

Love to see pics. And what I wouldn't give to drive it before you swap the engine.
XDP4.9 actually performs kind of OK with a good GB. I have mated it with an isuzu 5 speed 4wd gb and used on a jeep. The overdrive works wonders actually. Anyway the plan is to drive it with the XDP4.9 for the time being.

Hope to get pictures( and the car) by Monday.
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The Innova engine may be a tad harsh - my experience form my Innova. By the same token some of the grey import Toyota sedans have the same engine in non common rail format so with the right mounts/damping this could be the best solution, expensive unless you score a low miles total loss piece. Not sure of you gearbox swap though as they are mostly configuered/ratioed for body type. Unless you have done the calculations. I would go for some sort of sedan turbo diesel engine. Found Isuzu engines to be refines more suited for sedans.

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Thanks CanonBall! I will keep the pints you mentioned in mind when I do the swap. I will post pics soon.
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The then President, R Venkataraman, had contemplated purchasing the Standard 2000 as his official car ( remember this from Business World magazine article, c. 1987). Don't really know whether the car was ordered for the President.


In an aside, I remember seeing a carton of India Kings cigarettes, with each packet embossed with the seal of the President, during the time N Sanjeeva Reddy was President, as a small kid. Heard that Sanjeeva Reddy was a smoker.

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Just stumbled upon this thread. This car was one of my dreams while growing up. This earned a notoreity in Kerala when the then Chief Minister K. Karunakaran had a near-fatal accident while riding in it in. It is said that the car was doing 120+ kph. Going by the looks of the battered car, no one should have escaped!
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This single owner pristine standard 2000 with low kms on the odometer is for sale.
the only negative is it has a DIESEL engine which is endorsed in the RC.
all other items are original,including the seats and the paint.
actually this is one of the few remaining good examples of the marque in KERALA.
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This single owner pristine standard 2000 with low kms on the odometer is for sale.
the only negative is it has a DIESEL engine which is endorsed in the RC.
all other items are original,including the seats and the paint.
actually this is one of the few remaining good examples of the marque in KERALA.
an interior photo of the same car
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Which state is this standard 2000 registered.Is this is Bihar number?
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This single owner pristine standard 2000 with low kms on the odometer is for sale.
the only negative is it has a DIESEL engine which is endorsed in the RC.
all other items are original,including the seats and the paint.
actually this is one of the few remaining good examples of the marque in KERALA.
Ajay, I just bought the beauty and brought her home!
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Ajay, I just bought the beauty and brought her home!
congratulations,by the way how much you paid for it?
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@ fulltime4wd : Congrats brother. I'm you can source the spares for this car. It's going to be painful but I'm sure you must be aware of it.
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@ fulltime4wd : Congrats brother. I'm you can source the spares for this car. It's going to be painful but I'm sure you must be aware of it.
Thanks sabret00the. I know it's going to be difficult sourcing spares. I have had another Standard2000 before

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congratulations,by the way how much you paid for it?
@ajay99 - 95K and misc expenses

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the price seems to be on the higher side!!
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Just now stumbled upon this thread,this standard looks very similar to the one owned by Moothoot group
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Just now stumbled upon this thread,this standard looks very similar to the one owned by Moothoot group
yes,it very much appaers to be the same car,but the Bihar numberplate has me confused.I think the muthoot car had a KRB number
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