Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd February 2011, 12:56   #1006
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trivandrum
Posts: 2,396
Thanked: 925 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

another standard model for sale asking Rs.65000/-
Maruti Suzuki 800 SS80 1985 Model Old Shape, Made in Japan ,For imm Sale - Bangalore - Cars - Nagavara
ajay99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2011, 20:18   #1007
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 133
Thanked: 150 Times
Default White Maruti Suzuki SS80 in Chennai

Two days ago I was in Chennai where I saw a White Maruti 800(SS80) with old Tamil Nadu registration number plate parked in a bungalow in Chennai(due to privacy concerns I cannot disclose the address nor location of the car).The car had a DX sticker in the front grille of the car but on examination of interior , the car appeared to be standard variant.On inquiry,the Housekeeper of the House revealed that the car hasn't been used since six years(not even serviced or engine started even once in six years) and is lying unused exposed to elements

Condition of the car - The car is in a poor condition with rusting in many places such as in bonnet and there is rotting with loss of metal near left side of the tail gate .Only the outline of antennae is there with rusting in A - pillar
The interior of the car has non original seat covers which matches with door pads.There is a non period Sony cassette player .The gear knob is from new Maruti 800(SB 308).There is no leather upholstery,cigarette lighter and in place of digital clock there is a plastic covering the gap in dashboard which is unusual in the aspect that standard variants had a high quality plastic which was corrugated not like this smooth low quality part.There is no A/C but simple blower controls are present.The gearbox has a long throw with difficulty in engaging first,second gear.
Lastly, there was a strong old newspaper like stench emanating from the interior of the car which made even sitting in the car for few minutes difficult.

Some pictures of the Maruti 800(SS80)
1.DX(Deluxe) sticker in the front grille of the car
Name:  Photo0197 640x480.jpg
Views: 5292
Size:  91.0 KB

2.Rust in the bonnet with no logo of Maruti in Bonnet release
Name:  Photo0199 640x480.jpg
Views: 3146
Size:  39.4 KB

3.Rotting near the left side of the tail gate with loss of metal.
Name:  Photo0200 640x480.jpg
Views: 3140
Size:  73.1 KB

4.Non original seat covers with matching fabric door pads.In the left side you can see non original plastic cover covering the place for Digital Clock in Deluxe models
Name:  Photo0201 640x480.jpg
Views: 4093
Size:  65.0 KB

5.Non period stereo and gear knob from new Maruti 800(SB 308)
Name:  Photo0204 640x480.jpg
Views: 5722
Size:  63.1 KB

Last edited by FrozeninTime : 25th February 2011 at 20:26. Reason: To Correct errors in the sentences
FrozeninTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th March 2011, 12:02   #1008
BHPian
 
ashishc100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 62
Thanked: 93 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

Guys,

I need urgent help on Wiper Assembly for my 1984 January Model SS80 Std. Its almost impossible to source one in Delhi NCR. Any vendors/ stockists in other parts of the country who might be stocking it?

Need help from the community on their contacts.

Also any views on whether the SB308 Wiper Assembly is compatible with SS80. Read somewhere that it is after minor modifications and cutting of Firewall to mount it.
ashishc100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th March 2011, 16:11   #1009
BHPian
 
kannan666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: KA-02
Posts: 936
Thanked: 66 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashishc100 View Post
Guys,

I need urgent help on Wiper Assembly for my 1984 January Model SS80 Std. Its almost impossible to source one in Delhi NCR. Any vendors/ stockists in other parts of the country who might be stocking it?

Need help from the community on their contacts.

Also any views on whether the SB308 Wiper Assembly is compatible with SS80. Read somewhere that it is after minor modifications and cutting of Firewall to mount it.
By wiper assembly did you mean only the wiper blades ? If so, I have given up searching for them long back, for my SS80, I use the Omni's wiper blades which do the job pretty well except that it is a little shorter in length than the original ones.
kannan666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th March 2011, 16:59   #1010
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,319
Thanked: 1,529 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

'found in a facebook group album- the very first known SS80 sold in India, still with the first owner, Harpal Singh of Delhi.

The pic. below, showing the car, would be a more recent one.

Name:  harpalss80.jpg
Views: 2816
Size:  52.7 KB
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd March 2011, 08:27   #1011
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: trivandrum
Posts: 389
Thanked: 117 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

Quote:
Originally Posted by kannan666 View Post
I use the Omni's wiper blades which do the job pretty well except that it is a little shorter in length than the original ones.
Thats a nice find. Hope the arms need not be changed.
sureshkishore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd March 2011, 10:36   #1012
BHPian
 
kannan666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: KA-02
Posts: 936
Thanked: 66 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

Quote:
Originally Posted by sureshkishore View Post
Thats a nice find. Hope the arms need not be changed.
Nothing needs to be done, it is a straight fit, just buy the blade and clip it on !
kannan666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2011, 19:57   #1013
Senior - BHPian
 
samsag12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: City of Nawaabs
Posts: 1,606
Thanked: 198 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

Does anybody requires full speedometer of SS80. There is one used piece available with the mounting bracket(frame which holds the two meters) here which came out from a scrapped car. condition is pretty decent. Let me know if anybody requires the same.
samsag12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2011, 20:35   #1014
Senior - BHPian
 
IQBAL VEERJI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SAAT BUNGLA, BAMBAI.
Posts: 1,040
Thanked: 279 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

Hi freinds, today in the afternoon I had gone to Maruti workshop at Andheri,and was stunned to see SS80 1984, first batch of japanese cars
non DX with folowing GOODIES which its first owner is still enjoying.
Year of purchase ..1984
Original Chocklate brown colour.
No touch up paint done till today.
No denting painting done to the car
All corroded portions filled with M Seal so that welding that portion will spoil original paint.
At many places paint has washed away.
Original engine with more then a lakh kms.
All bulbs,Head lights and other lights original.
He says he will take the car along with him to god when he dies
He got all services till today from Enpak and Vittesse.
Car starts instantly and no smoke from exhaust.
Doors shutting needs just a push.
Rims are original.
I have lost track of other things he said .... BEST OF LUCK FOR HIM
Meanwhile enjoy the photos please.Quality of photos poor please excuse meas of today it is my mobile which is as old as the SS80
Attached Images
        
IQBAL VEERJI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2011, 21:01   #1015
Team-BHP Support
 
Jaggu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 17,625
Thanked: 7,151 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

Front right fender sure looks like a repaint. This is no way to treat a car though!
Jaggu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2011, 15:42   #1016
BHPian
 
bablue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: shimoga
Posts: 29
Thanked: Once
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

Sure this is not the way this car is to be enjoyed, the beauty needs lots of attention.
bablue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2011, 16:27   #1017
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Stuttgart, Germany.
Posts: 815
Thanked: 96 Times
Exclamation The first.......up for grabs!

Not been on tbhp for ages, however i thought this was interesting enough to share!

Want to own the first Maruti 800?
Edmund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2011, 23:39   #1018
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: -_-
Posts: 313
Thanked: 113 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX

Wow. i read the article and i realised that the owner of the first 800 ever lives in my colony only. 300 meters away from my home. i went to check immediately and the car wasnt there at that time. ill check again tomorrow
mycarhasablower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2011, 00:00   #1019
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Stuttgart, Germany.
Posts: 815
Thanked: 96 Times
Exclamation number one

That's an insane coincidence! Let us know if you find out anything on #1
Edmund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2011, 21:41   #1020
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,319
Thanked: 1,529 Times
Default Re: The first.......up for grabs!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edmund View Post
Not been on tbhp for ages, however i thought this was interesting enough to share!

Want to own the first Maruti 800?
This article is dated 04-01-2010, almost a year ago! 'hope they havent sold the car. If not, 'hope it goes into good hands.
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Restored! 1985 Maruti 800 (SS80), A/C Deluxe royamrit Modifications & Accessories 27 4th September 2016 10:54
Restoration project - Maruti 800 (SS80) 1984 model the_maassk Modifications & Accessories 32 18th November 2015 11:26
Tasteful Maruti SS80 Restoration, my gift to Dad ashvar87 Technical Stuff 54 18th November 2015 11:17
Buying Suzuki SS80 1984 model anarchist Hatchbacks 32 1st September 2009 06:34
Wanted 1984/1985 Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX ajay99 Shifting gears 4 27th January 2008 11:48


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:53.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks