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Old 21st March 2010, 11:18   #3796
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Since ID 790-792 look to have been answered, here's my input:

ID 793

Guess this Off-Roader (also made in an identical road version)
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ID 793
Guess this Off-Roader (also made in an identical road version)
ID 793 is a French Delahaye VLRD. Produced between 1951-55,this off-roader came with a 1995cc 4 pot OHV motor pumping out a respectable 63 bhp,and a rather quirky grille design that only the French can manage!

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Old 21st March 2010, 18:45   #3798
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ID 793 is a French Delahaye VLRD. Produced between 1951-55,this off-roader came with a 1995cc 4 pot OHV motor pumping out a respectable 63 bhp,and a rather quirky grille design that only the French can manage!
Very good. Also note your pic being a period pic, the car is wearing the correct tyres. While my pic being from someone's collection, the owner has shod the car with what appears to be aftermarket Michelin XZLs - the "baap" tyre pattern from which is copied our MRF Sandgrip, Apollo Bullet and JK Sand cum Highway patterns!
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Old 21st March 2010, 20:00   #3799
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ID 793 is a French Delahaye VLRD.
AyAn! Congrats on identifying the vehicle -- was not so easy although the yellow bulb headlamps pointed to France!

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...and a rather quirky grille design that only the French can manage!
American Jeeps (until 24 years ago) and Indian-made Jeeps (until the Max) had wide and simple vertical slots which would expose the radiator to damage from stone-chips and bugs (insects).

An aftermarket M.S. bug screen / stone guard was available which would shield the radiator from this exposure.

Expanded Metal Mesh screen
The correct technical term for this type of bug-screen is "expanded metal mesh".

Expanded metal is cheaper than perforated sheet, because it is manufactured without loss of material, maximizing utilization of the pre-material. It offers a more stable, more homogeneous surface with no loose wire ends, when compared with wire cloth or woven wire mesh.

I had such an expanded metal bug-screen grille on my MM-540 4x4, purchased at Kurla. Back in 1988-1992, there were a substantial number of thriving Mahindra and Willys workshops and spares shops at Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla (opp. where Essar House, Peninsula Park stands today). They were razed to the ground and obliterated in the January 1993 Bombay riots.

The clip-on steel bug-screen grille was available aftermarket for Mahindra CJ-3B type flat fender Jeeps as well as MM-540/MM-550/Commander type moulded fender Jeeps.
The latter had a cutout to access the hood release lever.




Let us not fault the French for their sensible design engineering!

Even modern U.S. Jeep Wranglers have a built-in bug-screen behind the vertical slots (as an afterthought?)

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Old 22nd March 2010, 00:11   #3800
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Thank you Ram!

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Let us not fault the French for their sensible design engineering!
Absolutely.Their weird but innovative take on automotive design and engineering is quite admirable.And,thanks for the comprehensive info about bug screens/stone chip guards.

But what I meant was the unique and rather quirky shape of the front grille and headlamp recesses.
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Since ID 790-792 look to have been answered,
But what is the final verdict on ID:792 ?
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Old 22nd March 2010, 12:59   #3802
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But what is the final verdict on ID:792 ?
ID:792 is a non-standard, modded and lowered hot-rod that should not be in this thread at all ! Please check the rules before posting.
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Old 22nd March 2010, 15:45   #3803
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Make year and model please.
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ID 793 is a 1952-53 Siata 208 CS coupe.Based on the Fiat 8V,a total of 15 examples were made.The first 6 cars were built by Stablimenti Farina in 1952,and the remaining 9 were built by Carrozzeria Balbo after the bankruptcy of Stablimenti Farina in 1953.The beautiful car was first displayed at the 1952 Turin Auto Show. A 208 S Spider version also exists.

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ID:794

Guess this lovely two door Old Timer.

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Well done AyAn Correct,nothing elce to add to that

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ID 793 is a 1952-53 Siata 208 CS coupe.Based on the Fiat 8V,a total of 15 examples were made.The first 6 cars were built by Stablimenti Farina in 1952,and the remaining 9 were built by Carrozzeria Balbo after the bankruptcy of Stablimenti Farina in 1953.The beautiful car was first displayed at the 1952 Turin Auto Show. A 208 S Spider version also exists.

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ID 794 looks like sweet little Dixi da2..
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ID:794 is a 1929 BMW 3/15 DA2

BMW Baureihenarchiv - BMW Dixi DA2 | 06.03.2005 | bmwarchiv.de

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ID:795 Guess this vehicle?
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Old 23rd March 2010, 11:55   #3810
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Somebody copied a Willys Jeepster
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