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Old 1st July 2013, 05:14   #1516
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Looking for good running condition SS80 or SS80 DX under 20k. I am OK with restoration procedures. Papers are must for the car. Thank in advance!
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Looking for good running condition SS80 or SS80 DX under 20k.
Are you sure that at 20K you can get an SS80?? I would budget at least 2.5-3 times of this budget for an SS80.

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He will get an SS80 for 20 for sure, atleast in Mumbai. but He has to be ready to spend 50-60k on it to make it a proper SS80.
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He will get an SS80 for 20 for sure, atleast in Mumbai. but He has to be ready to spend 50-60k on it to make it a proper SS80.
I understand that a running conditioned SS80 would cost more. But I am not comfortable with reliability or quality of restoration done by previous owners (no offence to anyone here). I prefer to see the car built up from the scratch. That way I know understand the car better though it is very tedious and time consuming.
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Mechanically the main difference was a softer rear suspension.
The suspension of the first version reappeared replacing the softer suspension of earlier Omni which JayD mentioed in the eight seater Omni E, so as to cater to the increased loading.
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I understand that a running conditioned SS80 would cost more. But I am not comfortable with reliability or quality of restoration done by previous owners (no offence to anyone here). I prefer to see the car built up from the scratch. That way I know understand the car better though it is very tedious and time consuming.
I get your point. I am sure that you are aware that the road you want to take may cost a lot more, besides sourcing the original spares for the SS80 can be a pain.

However, admire your insight about 'understanding the car'. And watching the rebuild of a car really adds to the knowledge and more over familiarity with your own car. Good luck!

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Sourcing parts is still not as bad a pain still as compared to say, restoring a Fiat 1100 or something.

Most of the mechanical parts are similar to SB308. Cosmetic parts, for used ones you can get them at Chor Bazar in Mumbai or CST road. For new ones, if you have spare time, make friends with a local auto-parts store, they would have a lot of such old car parts stored somewhere inside and those guys may help you get them from their Godowns. Else, there are stores such as Shetty Motors at Opera house who do have spares for SS80 or can procure for them. Its really tough to find the front grille as it is plastic and very delicate. Sourcing one new is a rare thing. I know a friend who bought it from Hyderabad and used it in his car in Mumbai.
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I get your point. I am sure that you are aware that the road you want to take may cost a lot more, besides sourcing the original spares for the SS80 can be a pain.

However, admire your insight about 'understanding the car'. And watching the rebuild of a car really adds to the knowledge and more over familiarity with your own car. Good luck!

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Thanks Saket. Wishing myself good luck.
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]I understand that a running conditioned SS80 would cost more. But I am not comfortable with reliability or quality of restoration done by previous owners (no offence to anyone here). I prefer to see the car built up from the scratch[/b]. That way I know understand the car better though it is very tedious and time consuming.
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Sourcing parts is still not as bad a pain still as compared to say, restoring a Fiat 1100 or something.
Most of the mechanical parts are similar to SB308. Cosmetic parts, for used ones you can get them at Chor Bazar in Mumbai or CST road.
Although I appreciate your idea of knowing the car better I would advice against going for a scrap condition SS80 because the beauty of an SS80 lies in its originality and well maintained look especially the original factory paint.SS80's which have undergone extensive bodywork tend to develop rattling over a period of time.So it is always adviseable to look and get hold of a fairly original SS80 (preferably less than 2-3owners)and run less than 100000kms. You may have to pay about Rs.50000 or so for such cars but it will be more cost effective
Engine parts are similar between SS80 and SB308 but other mechanical parts like suspension bushes,carburretor rebuild kit, Dampers,Wiper motor,Drive shaft all are different
Fiat 1100 Original italian parts(Expensive) and Indian parts are still available,but OE Japan parts for SS80 are almost impossible to get these days Eg: TOKAI DENSO lenses ,Stanley sealed beams etc
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So it is always adviseable to look and get hold of a fairly original SS80 (preferably less than 2-3owners)and run less than 100000kms. You may have to pay about Rs.50000
I've spent most of my week off(s) in the past 6 months hunting for a good conditioned SS80. Though the ad would say 1984/85, it would be disappointing to see a 1990 car that too parked in a very poor state with ants all over it and completely rusted. I doubt if I would get this type of car in almost original state. Even if it appeared to be original the owner would have definitely done some restoration on it already and the price would be unbelievable. I have come across ads of such cars for about 1.10Lacs. Can you believe?

But what you say is true. I wish I get something like that anyday. I can only recollect Mr.Harpal Singh. I appreciate your suggestion Ajay.
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I've spent most of my week off(s) in the past 6 months hunting for a good conditioned SS80. Though the ad would say 1984/85, it would be disappointing to see a 1990 car that too parked in a very poor state with ants all over it and completely rusted. I doubt if I would get this type of car in almost original state. Even if it appeared to be original the owner would have definitely done some restoration on it already and the price would be unbelievable. I have come across ads of such cars for about 1.10Lacs. Can you believe?

But what you say is true. I wish I get something like that anyday. I can only recollect Mr.Harpal Singh. I appreciate your suggestion Ajay.
People may ask all such unrealistic quotes.If he is a genuine seller you will be able to negotiate and get at a genuine price.
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Here are 2 ads for SS80 for sale one powder blue at a genuine price if the car is as seen in the photo
http://mysore.olx.in/maruti-800-1984-iid-527502039
http://kochi.olx.in/japan-make-suzuk...-iid-527241907
This ad from Kottayam is really a hilarious one indeed!!
http://kottayam.olx.in/1984-model-ja...-iid-527356377
The car seems to have nothing original about it except the body and the asking price looks like the price of the land on which the car stands!!!
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Saw this ss80 yesterday near Kochi. Take a look. More importantly it belongs to a Team Bhpian(?)
Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX-ss80.jpg
PS; Posting this in this thread rather than in the Team BHP sticker spotted thread, as it was felt that ss80s are more rare than TBHP stickers.

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Saw a very neat, clean cute and lovable white coloured car at Alleppy yesterday; KB# 6253. Could not take eyes off it.

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Hello,
I know this is an old post, but i just wanted to inquire if you still have the door pads, door pad bezels, and Door rubber beadings. I am also looking for the windshield beading as well. You can PM me the details to kariappa.m@gmail.com
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