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Old 23rd December 2013, 09:06   #1621
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Below is my June 86 model car. I think this is the model you are referring to. Though not the proper thread but I thought may be this will put to rest some of the doubts. The car is the deluxe model and has original leather seats and thick carpet. It came with a cassette player and a radio which has only AM/MW. The headlights are stanley sealed beams with tokai denso lenses all around. It recent crossed the 40k mark. And yes, the paint is original
That's one of the best maintained SB308 I've seen in recent times. Brings back a lot of memories.

Do click photos of the inside and outside in detail and create a TBHP garage for this car. The car really deserves it.

Hood release button with Red triangle and two golden lines, "MARUTI" on steering wheel (in English letters) are some of the things you'll not see in later years. Does the engine cover say "SUZUKI"?

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That's one of the best maintained SB308 I've seen in recent times. Brings back a lot of memories.

Do click photos of the inside and outside in detail and create a TBHP garage for this car. The car really deserves it.

Hood release button with Red triangle and two golden lines, "MARUTI" on steering wheel (in English letters) are some of the things you'll not see in later years. Does the engine cover say "SUZUKI"?
Thanks a lot
Yes the engine cover has 'suzuki' branding on it.

I will put up the pics soon
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Below is my June 86 model car.
Why is your car still running on black number plates?
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Why is your car still running on black number plates?
Primarily because its being used locally and the traffic police here is least bothered. And then i find black plates better looking too
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Hello

Below is my June 86 model car. I think this is the model you are referring to. Though not the proper thread but I thought may be this will put to rest some of the doubts. The car is the deluxe model and has original leather seats and thick carpet. It came with a cassette player and a radio which has only AM/MW. The headlights are stanley sealed beams with tokai denso lenses all around. It recent crossed the 40k mark. And yes, the paint is original
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Very neat car, looks like a survivor. I too would like to view some pics of this 800, especially the Japanese parts.
BTW did it came with TokaiDenso tail lamps & Stanley sealed beam HLs ?
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Very neat car, looks like a survivor. I too would like to view some pics of this 800, especially the Japanese parts.
BTW did it came with TokaiDenso tail lamps & Stanley sealed beam HLs ?
Yes it came with stanley and tokai denso lenses. Has a clarion radio and stereo.

And pics will be posted soon.

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A SS 80 clicked by me in Bangalore a few days ago
This is near the Bharathi Nursing Home near Nagasandra circle, I believe. If you come up towards the circle, there is one more car, a SS80 which is always parked near the corner, i forgot the colour, a light blue or white.
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Thanks a lot torque18!
Thats a wonderfully maintained car, and it is indeed the one which we all are referring to.

It has been a long time since I saw an 800 with this grill.

Were the rear logos at the same positions throughout? And the wheel hubs chrome plated?
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Fine car and that was my favourite colour and I was about to settle for a similar used car in 1990 but did not materialize then.You know. there were not many cars in the used car market then.

On the topic, yes before the introduction of the DX signage in the SB308 for the deluxe version, the Deluxe monogram was in italics. Subsequently the deluxe version was discontinued and an AC TG version was introduced with only Air Conditioner and Tinted Glasses all around and without a Radio/Cassette player. This was later on again launched as the deluxe version with the DX signage. This also had upholstery with cloth inserts.
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That's one of the best maintained SB308 I've seen in recent times. Brings back a lot of memories.

Do click photos of the inside and outside in detail and create a TBHP garage for this car. The car really deserves it.

Hood release button with Red triangle and two golden lines, "MARUTI" on steering wheel (in English letters) are some of the things you'll not see in later years. Does the engine cover say "SUZUKI"?
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Very neat car, looks like a survivor. I too would like to view some pics of this 800, especially the Japanese parts.
BTW did it came with TokaiDenso tail lamps & Stanley sealed beam HLs ?
Got a chance to click few pictures of the car today. Enjoy
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^^ WOW I am astonished to see such an original example, would surely prefer this particular car over any other used A segment hatchback. To me this is certainly in the league of a collectable Suzuki.

Thanks a lot torque18 for sharing the detailed pics of your car.

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Hello

Below is my June 86 model car. I think this is the model you are referring to. Though not the proper thread but I thought may be this will put to rest some of the doubts. The car is the deluxe model and has original leather seats and thick carpet. It came with a cassette player and a radio which has only AM/MW. The headlights are stanley sealed beams with tokai denso lenses all around. It recent crossed the 40k mark. And yes, the paint is original
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TORQUE,
Your car is really a timecapsule SB308 Deluxe.the burgundy leather seat covers is the icing in the cake.By the way this had an ANALOGUE quartz clock unlike the LED digital clock in the ss80.both the radio and the cassette player in the console attached to the bottom of the dash was MARUTI CLARION.It seems you have replaced the clarion cassette player?


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Fine car and that was my favourite colour and I was about to settle for a similar used car in 1990 but did not materialize then.You know. there were not many cars in the used car market then.

On the topic, yes before the introduction of the DX signage in the SB308 for the deluxe version, the Deluxe monogram was in italics. Subsequently the deluxe version was discontinued and an AC TG version was introduced with only Air Conditioner and Tinted Glasses all around and without a Radio/Cassette player. This was later on again launched as the deluxe version with the DX signage. This also had upholstery with cloth inserts.
The last full DELUXE version came only upto 1990 end or so.From 1991 there was only A/C TG.It had neither clock,nor leather seats

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Your car is really a timecapsule SB308 Deluxe.the burgundy leather seat covers is the icing in the cake.By the way this had an ANALOGUE quartz clock unlike the LED digital clock in the ss80.both the radio and the cassette player in the console attached to the bottom of the dash was MARUTI CLARION.It seems you have replaced the clarion cassette player?
Thanks a lot sir. Yes the cassette player console along with the cassette player is lying intact with me. I have changed the entire thing so as not to tamper with the original console. Changed it as the options were getting limited with cassettes
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That green car is a masterpiece. Kudos to the owner!
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The last full DELUXE version came only upto 1990 end or so.From 1991 there was only A/C TG.It had neither clock,nor leather seats
In 1994/1995/1996 M800 had a premium of Rs 40K and to cash it by itself Maruti introduced a TK version, TK standing for Tat Kal by institutionalizing the premium selling it at Rs 30K higher than the list price. What was funny was the sticker TK on the left fender and thoe stickers was similar to the alphabet stickers that came with VIP brand luggage.
Subsequently for a brief period there was an intermediate EX version which had all the DX version's OE fitments except AC. In fact a ready to add an Air Conditioner variant.

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Old 31st December 2013, 15:16   #1635
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An ss80 standard for sale in Kerala.
http://thiruvananthapuram.olx.in/mar...-iid-582608128
One cannot understand what the advertiser means by fully originality when the seats,wheel rims, wheel caps etc have been changed??
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