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|23rd September 2006, 23:22||#541|
Great to see this here ram...a great movie, one of the earliest to feature a spectacular race scene, passing through a scenic route, with 2 perfectly apt cars...if i recall correctly, many scenes were shot in the mahabaleshwar area actually...plus the yellow car loses and gains a hubcap in every other scene! Cant wait to see who correctly identifies both...both were very popular, with the yellow one being badge engineered with 2 companies, both versions very successful...
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P.S. Karl knows this car pretty well too!!
|24th September 2006, 11:47||#545|
forgive my ignorance, but did the aston martin lagonda joint name come in 38/9? and regd the rapide tag somehow that bodywork still has me thinking otherwise....oh well, silly me i suppose...
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Answers to "Bombay-Khandala race of the spiders"
Both the cars hark back to the year 1962, when I must have been a 1st standard kid at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur, Bombay. Chembur was the capital of Bollywood in the 1960s and filmstars of the time sported fancy expensive imported cars, just as they do today!
Both the cars were capable of 140 km/h.
The red car (MRX 4326 driven by Raj Kumar) is a
1962 Fiat 1200 cabriolet
Pinin Farina designed the Fiat 1200 cabriolet in 1959.
It had unitary body construction.
Its 4-cyl. 1221 cc engine breathed through one Weber DCOE carburetor and developed
63 bhp @ 5300 rpm and 83 Newton-metres of torque @ 3000 rpm.
It could do a quarter-mile drag in 21 seconds.
These cars were built until 1963 (70 bhp/ton). The succeeding 1963-66 Fiat 1500 and 1500S spiders with the 1491 cc engine, replaced them.
The lemon cream car (1GB-06-91 driven by Sunil Dutt) is a
1962 Austin Healey Sprite Mk-II
The Mark II Austin Healey-Sprite was produced from 1961 through 1965. Its badge-engineered cousin was the MG Midget Mark I. Together these cars were popularly called Spridgets.
They sold for US$ 2000. In 1962, a US dollar was worth Rs. 4.76 np.
Its 4-cyl. 948 cc A-series engine, shared with the Morris Minor 1000, breathed through two SU carburetors and developed
46.5 bhp @5500 rpm and 72 Newton-metres of torque @ 2750 rpm.
It could do a quarter-mile drag in 21.8 seconds.
The Healey-Sprite was small, sporty (66.43 bhp/ton), very economical, easy to maintain and had superb handling.
0 to 100 km/h took about 21 seconds and top speed was just under 130 km/h. But this was respectable for a 1960s vehicle.
Back in 1962, this car had front disc brakes.
It had no exterior door handles, nor wind-up windows. The Healey-Sprite's doors were opened by reaching inside the car and using the interior door handles. The succeeding 1965 through 1971 Mark III (also known as MG Midget Mark II) featured wind-up windows and exterior door handles.
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