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Old 31st May 2008, 21:01   #2131
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Ram, is it a Dodge Luxury Liner?? Looks very similar to the Dodge Deluxe, D14 too!
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Old 31st May 2008, 23:39   #2132
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ID 465 is a 1940's Desoto deluxe
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ID 465 is a 1940's Desoto deluxe
Spot on @jayz.
It is indeed a 1940 De Soto Deluxe 4 door.
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Its is a 1940 Desoto Deluxe....
EDIT Got beaten to that one. Good one Jayz

Oops that was an Easy-tough one. I could have sworn it was a Pontiac special till I compared the grille styles.
Its so easy to misinterpret cars from that era. Almost all of them had a similar kind of grille
Great one Ram. Nostalgia rules!!

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Old 1st June 2008, 11:50   #2135
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ID:466 Guess this one ... and it's not enough to say just make and model.
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Old 1st June 2008, 13:27   #2136
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87 buick grand national/gnx the v6 turbo thats sought after in comparison with the v8 cars.

the gn is possible of doing a 14 sec odd 1/4 mile stock.
and gnx of 13 sec odd stock.

only 500 odd were made.

that looks like a gnx but cant make out the letters on the grill.

(dream car). only 500-600 made.

only the 97 had side engine vents and those style rims

the last year the gn were made the regal still continues.

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Pawan, bang on. 1987 Buick GNX.

OT : GM made another stonkin' turbo V6 engine a few years later, that went into a couple more interesting GM products too ... anyone care to guess ?
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Pawan, bang on. 1987 Buick GNX.

OT : GM made another stonkin' turbo V6 engine a few years later, that went into a couple more interesting GM products too ... anyone care to guess ?
Was it the Pontiac Grand Prix and the Grad Prix STE, of course in their turbocharged versions? This engine was produced in collaboration with Mclaren.
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ID 467 guess this one
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Pawan, bang on. 1987 Buick GNX.

OT : GM made another stonkin' turbo V6 engine a few years later, that went into a couple more interesting GM products too ... anyone care to guess ?
GMC Typhoon and GMC Cyclone.
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Old 2nd June 2008, 23:11   #2141
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Nope V-16. The 3.8 V6 you are referring to, was supercharged - not turbocharged.

Yes, Mpower - you have it. I was referring to the GMC twins mentioned by you, that used a 4.3 turbo V6, and could famously outrun Ferraris of their time ... at least 0-60mph.

ID:467 looks like a Ferrari Dino replica / kit car, like the Kelmark GT. It's not the Kelmark, however.
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@FourWheelDrift: no its not a kit car.
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By the way the flattish front hangs and the rear contours of the car, id say it looks like a Bandini.
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[Ram;848971]ID:465 Guess this big old taxicab. Sorry for the poor images.




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[Ram;849264]No @AMATMO, it was not specially made for the movie. I have seen taxicabs like this one, on the streets of Bombay, in the mid-1960s as a schoolboy. They dwarfed the Landmasters/Ambassadors which were called Chhoti Taxi (छोटी टॅक्सी).

Actually long after phase-out in Bombay, these taxis were still found in areas like Nashik-Tryambakeshwar, MH and Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani, MH.

However with the passing decades, they are no more found there either. Karl was saying you may be able to see some in Junagadh, GJ.

There is, of course, the occasional single specimen that shows up in the rallies at Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata. Karl, would you have pics?

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I remember even in the early 80s, a Hindustan 14 and a Chevy Fleetmaster (or a Plymouth/Dodge/DeSoto, not very sure now which, but think it was a Fleetmaster only) being parked outside Poona railway station on different days. The owner, an aged Muslim gentleman taxi-driver, immaculately dressed (in whites) and groomed (with hennaed hair and beard) would fetch up in his steed for ol'times sake, and ocassionally finding some custom too although really not expecting any. It was an old routine, so he was simply happy to keep up with it. I'm not sure, but I think their taxi licenses were still valid, so maybe they weren't decomissioned in Poona yet, then.

The other such cabs were probably simply discontinued by their owners because they were economically unviable. In the olden days (well in to the lates 60s if I'm not mistaken), there was a differential fare structure alloted to taxis by size all over India, and the customer took one according to his/her preference and ability to pay. So you had the Austin 10s, Hillmans, Morrises, etc. on one side of the scale, the Humber Hawks, Austin 12s, Vauxhall 14s, Ford Consuls, etc. in the middle and the Humber Snipes, Fords, Chevys, etc. on the upper side. A few marques that help some collectors get snotty these days did taxi-duty too!

The Baby Hindustan, Hindustan 14s, Landmasters, Ambassadors and Fiats jumped into the fray as our nationalistic fervour closed the door to the foreign brands. The old remnants soldiered on though, with their intrepid owners finding ingenious ways to keep them running as spares were still available - if they still are, they certainly were a lot more so three decades back! - although many resorted to dieselising them as well with P4s and P6s (Perkins 4 and 6cyls) and TMB (Tata Mercedes Benz) engines- Junagadh being a haven as Ram's pointed out. But it kept getting just too unviable with the passage of time in most parts. Amongst the Indian-made ones by then, the Standard 8s, 10s, Pennants, Heralds (even the Companions of all the Standards) and later the Gazel, were also common in South India, and ocassionally sighted in other parts too. I've seen the 2-door Heralds as well!

Automotive life, despite the fact that nationalising the auto industry gave us only a handful of brands to choose from after the 70s, was yet a lot more romantic then. Now there's a situation of plenty, but it seems rather mono-chromatic, less romantic, too sanitised, IMHO.
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Old 5th June 2008, 23:03   #2145
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ID 467 is a Manic GT(1969-1971), a Canadian two door sports coupe with fiberglass body.


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