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Old 13th April 2007, 10:57   #946
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just to clarify HA signifies the version (like Merc use w123,124 etc) not the trim variant
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Old 13th April 2007, 14:08   #948
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Renault 8, rear engined.

There was a version with square headlights called the Renault 10. A hotted up version of the 8 was called the Gordini as illustrated above
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Thats correct Ajmat!
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Old 13th April 2007, 14:36   #950
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We can trust Ajmat to identify 'sixties European cars swiftly and correctly!

Kiran, your orange car is a 1967 Renault R8 Gordini.
It had a 1108 cc in-line OHV 4-cylinder that was tuned to put out 90 bhp. After 1967 it got a 1255 cc in-line OHV 4-cylinder that developed 100 bhp.

The Renault 8 in the summer of 1962 was the first small car with 4-wheel disc brakes.

In India the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla come with true 4-wheel disc brakes. Ajmat, correct me if there are others. I excluded the Mercs because they are a class apart. And Skoda has a Laurin-Klement edition of the Octavia that comes with small disc brakes on the rear wheels.

The rear axle even had two shock absorbers per wheel!
The rear wheels had a negative camber (like our Standard Herald). Neg. Camber increased both grip and cornering stability.

The Renault R8 Was built from 1964 to 1970.

The most common color was Blue. Kiran, the orange and yellow Gordinis you've shown are not so typical. The Renault R8 was also made in Romania under the name Dacia 1100 and by Bulgar-Renault in Bulgaria.

The extra headlamps announce it as a R8 Gordini. It was a very popular family sports car. Over 11,600 cars were sold.

Renault says, "For the first time, young people from many different walks of life could enjoy the delights of weekend motorsport, without sacrificing the roomy four-door family car benefits".
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id - 244



a very easy one. saw it next to my office at worli.
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Ram, wonderful info there.

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In India the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla come with true 4-wheel disc brakes. Ajmat, correct me if there are others. I excluded the Mercs because they are a class apart. And Skoda has a Laurin-Klement edition of the Octavia that comes with small disc brakes on the rear wheels.
Even the Skoda Octavia RS comes with disc brakes on all four wheels.

ID - 244

It looks to me like a 1964 Chevrolet Impala but the tail lights are a bit different in this one.

EDIT: Is it a Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz? I am confused seeing the tail lamps.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/338938-post595.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/collec...tml#post340765

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/281501-post495.html

All cars look similar in pattern but have a vast difference to confuse me enough. I take back my guess and leave it to the experts .

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ID - 244 looks like to be in Bombay. Where is it?

It looks to me like a 1964 Chevrolet Impala but the tail lights are a bit different in this one.
yes it is in bombay.
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ID:244 is a 1959 Dodge Coronet Lancer HT 2-door Coupe.
See the lancer emblem.



It was one of three models issued in model year 1959,
Dodge Coronet Lancer, Dodge Royal Lancer and Dodge Custom Royal.

The top two "Royal" models would have had loads of chrome and the "RedRam" V8 engine. The V8 displaced 326 cu.in. (5,342 cc) and put out 255 bhp @ 4400 rpm breathing through a two-barrel carburettor.

However, the base model Coronet Lancer had spartan levels of chrome (by 1950s American standards ), simple hubcaps and the modest flathead inline 6-cylinder.

All three had the unique dual torsion bar front suspension.

This light metallic green coupe would have
the 230 cu.in.(3,769 cc) "Getaway" L-head straight-6 engine.
This engine breathed through a single barrel carb and put out 135 bhp @ 3600 rpm.

The same engine was found in the Plymouth Savoys and Dodge Kingsway Deluxes that we're better familiar with.

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id - 244. yups. . and you know what . . .this is an AUTOMATIC.
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Wasnt this car at the VCCCI Rally in Feb....
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/367765-post23.html
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Wasnt this car at the VCCCI Rally in Feb....
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/367765-post23.html
yups mate, the registration nos. too are matching.
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Yups this custom was in the Rally and is owned and restored by a very dear friend of mine. Great car and i have posted the pics on that thread
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id - 244. yups. . and you know what . . .this is an AUTOMATIC.
@ac_427, Automatic is no big deal. Since the 1950s, so many American cars have been automatic, that most Americans can't handle a clutch pedal and a gear lever.

But, what is unique is, this one had push-button selector for the Torqueflite 3-speed automatic.

It was advertised in 1959 as the first all-pushbutton car -- pushbutton automatic, pushbutton AM radio tuning and pushbutton airconditioner controls.



Imagine the challenge of repairing/overhauling that in the present day!

And guess what? This two door hardtop is rather rare. It is one of only 2,151 ever made.

Love the machine-turned bright-metal inlay in the dashboard.

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id - 245.



hmmm. . .
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