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Old 28th March 2013, 20:54   #1
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While visiting Kanoria's Works this week Shriv showed me his latest acquisition, a very nice Anglia, of Harry Potter fame, that he had found literally next to his Works and took about 5 minutes to push to it's new home.

It is a one owner car that has been stored for the past 13 years and is in remarkably great shape. It is almost complete and even has the original upholstery on the back seats. The engine was taken out today and work has started on doing up the running gear.

Such a sweet car and one that I understand is quite rare here in India.

Sadly I'll miss seeing it brought back to life as we are returning to Toronto the end of April.
I'll post more photos before we leave.
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My relative has a similar car in Bangalore and that too is a one family car. They are a doctor couple who brought back after they when they returned to India in 1962.

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My relative has a similar car in Bangalore and that too is a one family car. They are a doctor couple who brought back after they when they returned to India in 1962.

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Is it the maroon one which the son added racing stripes to?
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Is it the maroon one which the son added racing stripes to?
That is very correct Ajmat.
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While visiting Kanoria's Works this week Shriv showed me his latest acquisition, a very nice Anglia, of Harry Potter fame, that he had found literally next to his Works and took about 5 minutes to push to it's new home.

It is a one owner car that has been stored for the past 13 years and is in remarkably great shape.
Thats a neat car, did you get any images of the car before work began?

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That is very correct Ajmat.
KPS, do share some images. Hardly any of these came here, though I clearly remember one bright red car in Pune when I was a child. Maybe MTJ registered.
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Thats a neat car, did you get any images of the car before work began?
These photos were taken a few days after he had brought it into his works and are "as Found".

The next day when speaking to him, he mentioned that the engine had just been taken out. I'll get into his works next week and take lots of photos to post.

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There were quite a few of these Ford Anglia's in India.
Goa had some, imported during the Portuguese times. Mumbai had several, including 3 station wagons. And many others around.
But, most would have been scrapped by now, having rusted away. The white sedan on Nepean Sea Road, the black sedan on Marine drive.
Peculiar to this car is the rear screen, it slopes the "wrong" way. The only other car I know of with this feature is a 1963 Mercury Monterrey, and here the glass even winds down, motorised!
Very pretty car, hopefully it will not be painted blue + white.

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I distinctly remember seeing one in Howrah years back, because I hated the way it looked! There were lot of old cars almost as recently as 10 yrs back, somehow they have all vanished due to real estate development.
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Hardly any of these came here, though I clearly remember one bright red car in Pune when I was a child. Maybe MTJ registered.
I remember a light blue coloured Anglia in Kirkee, Poona in the late 70s early 80s. It used to belong to a Christian mission, that had its compound on the left hand side of the road leading from BEG, Kirkee to Vishrantwadi, and was in use.

I remember quite a few of these Anglias (besides of course the older Anglia models, of the Prefect and Popular style) all over India. Calcutta certainly had a few. There were some in Delhi too, including one that used to be driven by a Tibetan family (two-toned originally, she was later given a horrible turquoise paintjob), sighted regularly till about 6-7 years ago. In fact, a station-wagon of this model of Anglia had also come up on the t-bhp classifieds a couple of years back.

Regarding the queer reverse shape of the C-pillar and side window, I can remember a few more cars with such a design cue. Lincoln, Mercury, Reliant, Bond, Ford Consul (Classic of the 60s), Nash, Citroen Ami, etc. are a few marques coming readily to mind sporting similar treatment.
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Citroen Ami is another car that comes to mind when I see this car, didn't knew of other cars. I recently purchased a model of Ami .
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Hardly any of these came here, though I clearly remember one bright red car in Pune when I was a child. Maybe MTJ registered.
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There were quite a few of these Ford Anglia's in India.
Goa had some, imported during the Portuguese times. Mumbai had several, including 3 station wagons. And many others around.
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I distinctly remember seeing one in Howrah years back, because I hated the way it looked! There were lot of old cars almost as recently as 10 yrs back, somehow they have all vanished due to real estate development.
Sorry didnt quite get that- how did real estate development end up affecting the existence of old cars?

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I remember a light blue coloured Anglia in Kirkee, Poona in the late 70s early 80s. It used to belong to a Christian mission, that had its compound on the left hand side of the road leading from BEG, Kirkee to Vishrantwadi, and was in use.

I remember quite a few of these Anglias (besides of course the older Anglia models, of the Prefect and Popular style) all over India. Calcutta certainly had a few. There were some in Delhi too, including one that used to be driven by a Tibetan family (two-toned originally, she was later given a horrible turquoise paintjob), sighted regularly till about 6-7 years ago. In fact, a station-wagon of this model of Anglia had also come up on the t-bhp classifieds a couple of years back.
I remember there was a green one in Hyderabad circa 10+ years ago that was advertised in a local car mag (Auto India I think?) and even in the local paper. No idea what eventually happened to it. In the ad the engine was said to have been done up by 'Ford Bombay'?

Speaking of Goa, yes there was a turquoise one that was initially bought by our fellow tbhpian scooby05 who later changed his mind on it IIRC.

suren181 also told me of one he used to see in Madras as a kid.
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Sorry didnt quite get that- how did real estate development end up affecting the existence of old cars?.......
They were junked and removed during a cleanup.
Garbage had to be removed to get at the space to construct new buildings.

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They were junked and removed during a cleanup.
Garbage had to be removed to get at the space to construct new buildings.

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Exactly the reason.

Infact used to look at a Hillman and a Somerset, even our 1100D (WBJ 957) used to have a twin in (WBJ 744 - Different colour). I was away abroad for a few years, when I came back all those cars were gone, overnight. Asked my father to speak to the owners, turned out that all of them required the money from the flats that came up demolishing their fabulous british era houses. Regarding the cars, they said, they were quite beyond repair and parts supply would have been such a trouble its good that they did not pass that on to anyone they knew so well! Bottomline of the story, cars that I used to talk to as a child, all gone.
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