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Old 5th December 2016, 19:12   #16
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Great Car and superb documentation of its history. A worthy owner and ownership. All the best KPS and look forward in seeing it soon . Do use her well and across to all possible occasions. I am sure the previous owners are happy to where the car has reached. Look forward to all your finds on this make and do keep us updated .

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Now that the car is safely home, she will wait whilst we plan out the next phase of action.

Hope you enjoyed the story so far.
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Waiting and holding my breath. Beautifully introduced. Though I had the privilege of a "preview" of sorts on the WA, the beauty of the car just hit me squarely now with the lovely pictures you have posted here.

Fantastic write up on Mr. Raman as well.

See you soon !!!

Best Regards & Drive Safe

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Congrats KPS and thanks for sharing the complete history of the car and the amazing owner(s). I haven't read through the whole thread but the pictures were with a thousand words. Hooked onto this thread now.

Congratulations again!
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KPS congratulations. I am at a loss for words as I grapple with kilo joules of envy. Thank you for so graciously narrating the history and contribution of the previous owners and giving them due credit. Please post lots of photographs of this beauty.
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Hearty congratulations KPS. I remember meeting Mr Raman and his sister when they drove down to Hyderbad for the event. True and sincere enthusiasts and very passionate about vintages , both of them. Well, the car needn't be talked about more here as you have chronicled every bit of information and detail. Hats off to the earlier owners for not just keeping such a wonderful car in an excellent condition and also making sure it goes to an equally passionate and caring home. CONGRATULATIONS.
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Congratulations KPS !!!. All the very best with your Daimler. She looks in great shape.
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Congrats Subbu, I had heard about this car a long time ago from a friend who worked with Raman in NAL. It could not have gone to a better person!
Thanks ajmat. Raman was a stalwart at NAL.

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Congratulations and looking forward to see her on your famous casual drives.
Regards-Sonu
You bet. I am looking forward to it. My friend is too is doing up his fantastic RR 25/30 and we look forward to these two big British marques doing the drives together.

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Congratulations on a great car and an awesome thread.
Have you fired her yet and if so how was it after such a long time ?
Cheers
Kartik
Thanks Kartik. Could not hoped for a better British marque. The car will be shortly going for a full mechanical check and minor restoration.

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Congratulations on acquiring a beauty
I really loved the story of the owners, very inspiring family
Thanks srikrishna717
History of the cars and the previous owners are an very important aspect of this hobby. My Plymouth, Dodge and Daimler, all have well documented history.

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Do keep this thread going with work in progress.
cheers!
Thanks Automation. Considering the condition of the car, detailing the car is going to be easy. Will surely keep you updated on the progress.

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Congratulations KPS. T While parting with the Dodge must have been hard, it is for a genuine upgrade in car and is testimony to your and your father's mantra of two cars at a time. A great home for a great car. Hat tip to Mr Sripathi for his involvement in the process.
Thank vanam. Selling the Dodge was a difficult decision, considering our family connect with the car. As you rightly said, the Daimler is a great upgrade. Sripathi is part of the extended family and he shares a personal relationship with all the members at home. Our well wisher, we cannot thank him enough.

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Great Car and superb documentation of its history. A worthy owner and ownership. All the best KPS and look forward in seeing it soon . Do use her well and across to all possible occasions. I am sure the previous owners are happy to where the car has reached. Look forward to all your finds on this make and do keep us updated .
Cheers
Thanks Kasli. I was so happy to see your genuine reaction when you saw the car. Your happiness for us was very appreciated at home. Thank you so much for your best wishes. Last but not the least, thank you so so much for the Manuals.

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Fantastic write up on Mr. Raman as well.
See you soon !!!
Ram
Thanks Ram will look forward to meet you

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C Hooked onto this thread now.
Congratulations again!
Thanks v12. Will keep this thread updated for sure.

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KPS congratulations. I am at a loss for words as I grapple with kilo joules of envy. ....... Please post lots of photographs of this beauty.
Thanks V.Narayan. Glad you enjoyed the thread. I was waiting for your reaction

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Hearty congratulations KPS. I remember meeting Mr Raman and his sister when they drove down to Hyderabad for the event. T........CONGRATULATIONS.
Thanks Mohammed. I have seen a picture of you sitting with Late Ravi Kumar at your home, when the cars were parked at your place or the event. I am sure you have happy memories of the meetings with the KVCCC Group.


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Congratulations KPS !!!. All the very best with your Daimler. She looks in great shape.
Thanks Ford1946. The car is indeed in great shape.

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Amazing write-up on an illustrious owner and his car. Congratulations on acquiring a wonderful car, please do keep updating this thread.
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Congratulations are in order, very interesting DB18 and in good hands.

KPS, enjoy many hours of happy motoring .

The Dodge was a beauty with lovely history, pity it had to leave, but it has been replaced with a worthy successor
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You bet. I am looking forward to it. My friend is too is doing up his fantastic RR 25/30 and we look forward to these two big British marques doing the drives together.
I know that car well! If I am right it might come via Hyderabad
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Looks like it is a real 'time capsule ' example.great survivor car
From the old type number plates, it seems the car was underwraps even before 2002
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From One great enthusiast to another what else could a car want and of course the owner. All the best and hope to see the car up and running around soon.
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Congratulations are in order, very interesting DB18 and in good hands.
Thank you Bulldogji. You endorsing the car, is a certificate by itself!

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I know that car well! If I am right it might come via Hyderabad
The owner and me checked out the car yesterday. She is going to be a beauty. Restoration is fantastic and is likely to finish early. Hence in all probability will come to Bangalore/Mysore first.

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Looks like it is a real 'time capsule '
Yes Ajay, this is indeed a time capsule, as can be seen in the pictures below

Even after the 59 years the matching original key. When I noticed the same, it got me super excited
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Some of my favourite angles

The fluted grill is a highlight. Original chrome is outstanding
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Love the lights combination
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All Lucas "King of the Road" lights
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Low mileage car indeed. Clock will need repair
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The dash
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Sunroof slides well
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Roof lining is in great shape
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Original leather at the rear seat
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Cheers

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Hi KPS,

I have read your thread two times, over the past 2 days. The background you have provided to the car, specifically about the Late Mr. Raman, clearly shows the respect you have for him and the car. The car clearly deserves someone like you, as much as you deserve it! I wish you a lifetime of wonderful times with the car.

Today when I logged onto TBHP, I wanted to request you to send a few pictures of the interior of the car. Your latest update had all that I was hoping to see.

Will very closely follow this thread. Well done and congratulations!

Praveen

P.S On a related (car upgrade) topic, I sold my 1960 Fiat Select and picked up a 1951 Morris Minor Series MM!

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Thank you Bulldogji. You endorsing the car, is a certificate by itself!



The owner and me checked out the car yesterday. She is going to be a beauty. Restoration is fantastic and is likely to finish early. Hence in all probability will come to Bangalore/Mysore first.



Yes Ajay, this is indeed a time capsule, as can be seen in the pictures below

Even after the 59 years the matching original key. When I noticed the same, it got me super excited
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Some of my favourite angles

The fluted grill is a highlight. Original chrome is outstanding
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Love the lights combination
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All Lucas "King of the Road" lights
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Low mileage car indeed. Clock will need repair
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The dash
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Sunroof slides well
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Roof lining is in great shape
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Original leather at the rear seat
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Cheers

KPS
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That is a piece of history !!

Congrats, KPS ! What can one say about a royal beauty like this ?

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