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Old 14th January 2007, 17:16   #841
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ID:213 is a 1948 Nash Ambassador coupe. It had a straight-six engine.
For some of us, old enough to remember Kelvinator refrigerators in India, they were made by Nash-Kelvinator.

This spicy tidbit is a little offtopic, so apologies in advance.
The 1948 Ambassador evolved the next year into the Ambassador Airflyte "inverted bathtub". This had fully reclining front seats that turned the car into a sufficiently spacious bedroom. Naturally it became a make-out automobile for teenagers in the 1950s, and it is not inconceivable that some baby-boomers in the USA were conceived that way

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Old 14th January 2007, 17:16   #842
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again, im out on a limb here, but kaiser also used the name Frazer at times...sure looks like one of them to me!

hmm...it might even be a strange lookin caddy...

and yup, im definitely takin part at the bombay rally...details at Vintage and Classic Car Club of India
well ID:213 is a 1948 NASH COUPE

ANOTHER PIC



Rear



This is waht a Kaiser looks like.Notice differences in Grill and body style



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Nash Interior. U will notice distinct differences in the wheel, horn ring, meters and dash

the 1947-48 Nash Colour Chart


1948 Nash Coupe
The lowest priced model in the 1948 Nash line was this three-passenger business coupe in the "600" series. It had a Six Cylinder Engine. The upmarket versions were the Brougham and the Ambassador Coupe and Convertible. This was the first convertible manufactured by Nash Motors after the war. A custom model, it was the last word in beauty and styling. Only about 1,000 were produced
Nash also produced a four door sedan and another 'Ambassador Slipstream' coupe and four door also in 1948. The slipstreams had a wheelbase of 121 inches, 112-horsepower six-cylinder valve-in-head engine.

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Old 14th January 2007, 17:36   #843
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ID:214
What's this two-tone blue and light-blue sedan?
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ID 214

thats the 1960 Kaiser Carabela
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Right on karlos...u got there before me
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Guess ID:215 This one should be easy.

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ID 214

thats the 1960 Kaiser Carabela
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Right on karlos...u got there before me
No gentlemen, this is a US made 1954 Kaiser Manhattan,
not the Made in Argentina 1960 Kaiser Carabela.





In 1954 Kaiser offered the Manhattan with a McCulloch VS57 Supercharger.
This made the 226 cid engine put out 140 bhp.
It could do zero to 60 mph in 15 sec.

But the Carabela was made in Argentina without the supercharger.
Its normally aspirated 226 cid engine put out only 118 bhp.
So it could manage 0 to 60 in only 20 sec.

It had a manual gearbox, while the Kaiser Manhattan had an automatic transmission. The rural Argentines would not have been able to service an automatic.

The Carabela speedometer was recalibrated in km/h
with the temperature, oil, and fuel gauge annotations in Spanish, while the Manhattan speedo was in mph with gauges in English.

The Carabela's spring rates were increased to accommodate rough Argentine roads, so the Carabela rode an inch taller than the original Manhattan which was deliberately meant to have a low centre of gravity.

But I should give it to you because it would not be so easy to tell one inch of ride height difference in the photograph.

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Old 14th January 2007, 18:35   #848
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ID:215 is the 1956 Hudson Hornet Hollywood Hardtop Coupe.



Hollywood Hardtop meant, it was missing the B-pillar.

1956 means it was the contemporary of our Plymouth Savoys and Dodge Kingsway deluxes, offered by Seth Walchand Hirachand's Premier Automobiles Ltd., Kurla (sorry Coorla)

Designer Richard Arbib, applied the traditional Hudson triangle's "V" form in every conceivable manner everywhere on the car, in and out.
He called his design the "V-Line Styling", taking cues from the 1954 Hudson Italia.



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Spot on It is the 1956 Hudson Hornet Hollywood Hardtop

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The Carabela
Well it is difficult to identify as they look practically the same. In fact the company itself was so confused that even the series nos they gave were mixed. They had the same series nos for two and four door cars and therefore to identify which car was which, it became increasingly difficult





About 1021 1955 unsupercharged Kaisers were built up until June 1955 as a sample for a deal Kaiser made with the Argentine government to have the Kaiser built in Argentina, of these1021 Exported Kaisers 6 remained in the US and are believed to have had superchargers installed. The remainder were shipped without superchargers, and none of the 8025 Kaisers built in Argentina as a result of the deal were supercharged either.

The Supercharger installation in the Manhattan





Refrence: ikaclub.com

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ID:216 What's this li'l blue four-door sedan ?

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It seems to be like an older generation of the HM Ambassador .......
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Yes karan. The car was a contemporary of our Ambassador with roughly the same size and power.

ID:216 is a 1961 Moskvich 407.

The letters on the bonnet say, "М О С К В И Ч",
meaning one from Moscow -- मॉस्कोवाला.





The Moskvich 407 was made from 1958-1963.
It had a 1360 cc aluminium head straight-four OHV engine.
The engine developed 45 bhp @ 4500 rpm and returned about 15.3 km to the litre.
The car rolled on 15-inch wheels with 5.60-15 tires.

At the close of World War II, while releasing Germany, the USSR
loaded Opel-Germany's entire Rüsselsheim assembly line on 56 railway wagons
and carried it away to Moscow. They even took the toilets for the workers with them.

In 1947, a factory called MZMA (Московски Завод Малолитражни Автомобили)
pronounced: Moskovski Zavod Malolitrazhni Avtomobili
meaning: Muscovite factory for small capacity automobiles,
started manufacturing a 4-door called МОСКВИЧ-400, based on the 2-door Opel Kadett.



It was succeeded in 1956 by the 1956-58 Moskvich 402.



It had a 35 bhp 1200 cc engine and 3-speed gearbox.
There was even a 4x4 version called the Moskvich 410 (world's first 4x4 production car in 1958 ? )



The Moskvich 407 was the 1360 cc version of the Moskvich 402.

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ID 217

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This one was a beauty is its day
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ID:217 is a 1973 Fiat 130 coupe.



It was powered by a Ferrari 3,235 cc quad-cam V6 engine producing 165 bhp, mated to a German 5-speed ZF gearbox or a Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic.

Fiat 130 coupes were sold in ten different countries: Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.

The Fiat 130 coupe bears a stylistic family resemblance to the 1975 Rolls-Royce Camargue 2-door coupe and the 1977 Lancia Gamma coupe which were also designed by the house of Pininfarina.

Like a Tokyo taxi, the 130 coupe featured automation to let the driver unlock and extend-open the passenger-side door! Note the rather stylish driver's door mirror.

The Campagnola alloy wheel was another Pininfarina styling cue on the Fiat 130 coupe.



The steering wheel had two spokes of stamped aluminium strip and the dash and centre-console were trimmed in leather and wood-veneer.



Around the same time, Pinifarina also designed a luxury station wagon based on the 130 coupe. This was the Fiat 130 Maremma. Fabulously rare, only two of these were ever built.



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