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Old 17th May 2007, 05:50   #16
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its been an eon since i've seen one.last time in madras 1988!yellow with a compressed fibre glass body?
dolphin owners do put some pics just to reminiscence.
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Have heard it to be a great handler..Seen in it Sholavaram as also sriperumbudur..One Dr. Saboo used to beat the hell out of the M800s in those days...

AND IT IS A REAR WHEEL DRIVE..would love to pick one up and restore..it..But what do we do to the engine parts..heard they are as extinct as Dinosaurs..

Any probable swaps..Experts.?
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Have heard it to be a great handler..Seen in it Sholavaram as also sriperumbudur..One Dr. Saboo used to beat the hell out of the M800s in those days...
On a not-too-related note, I'd learnt that Dr. Saboo used to usually drive Heralds??
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On a not-too-related note, I'd learnt that Dr. Saboo used to usually drive Heralds??
Dr. Saboo used to drive many cars..If' you'd watched him in action, you'd understand what i mean..

The racing of the 80s and early 90s saw a few men race every race in different machines..Ofcourse the noteworthy wins were the Dolphins BEATING the 800s..

Infact..during one of the first races of the M800s..It was run plain without much mods..the engines were so smooth and you would only hear the WHINE of the suzuki engines unlike the roar of the Dolphin..

Ofcourse all this is more than a decade ago when Motor racing was a sport of the Elite class..
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its been an eon since i've seen one.last time in madras 1988!yellow with a compressed fibre glass body?
dolphin owners do put some pics just to reminiscence.
Just check Ananth's Garage:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indiancarpicture-754.html
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happen to own one and drove it in stock form only for a few days it is a mini station wagon type and please dont ask as to what i am up to with it.
When is it going to come on road... I am still waiting.. Its been under wraps for like 2 years

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havent seen a decent dolphin in ages, do come across montanas occasionally. which reminds me, does anyone remember the Badal? do any still exist?
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Dr. Saboo used to drive many cars..If' you'd watched him in action, you'd understand what i mean..
Ohh...ok....but what I meant was, from what I'd learnt bout him, Heralds were his favourite cars to race in.....I'd got to know about him (albeit not much) around 6-7 years ago from a friend of his in S.Africa (where he'd later settled) that he'd raced many a Heralds (right down to their limits!) in Indian rallies & even had many videos of the same. She said that unfortunately he's no more but she would try & get more info. on the cars he raced from his widow.
'never been in touch with that lady since.
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there you go...the badal...i would kill for one of these in good shape!





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there you go...the badal...i would kill for one of these in good shape!



There is on in Bangalore.. Still being used. Stands near Sheshadri puram college. Blue in colour.I doubt its up for sale though

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AND IT IS A REAR WHEEL DRIVE..would love to pick one up and restore..it..But what do we do to the engine parts..heard they are as extinct as Dinosaurs..
Until about 2000, a company in Bangalore used to manufacture components for the reliant engine, including the cylinder block and cylinder head, and source other major components such as the pistons and rods, and supply this to Reliant, UK. Not sure if they still do that.
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Hey goddy can only afford one ride at a time. It should be done sometime soon if a certain biker decides to do keep up the promise.
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Hey goddy can only afford one ride at a time. It should be done sometime soon if a certain biker decides to do keep up the promise.

Hehehehe.. is he buying this too?

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Hehehehe.. is he buying this too?

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No no, sankar has his eyes all set on psycho now. None of his rides. What he is talking about is another biker(or a going to be biker). I am his stand in for the moment. Hint hint .
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It should be done sometime soon if a certain biker decides to do keep up the promise.
I think a certain biker cannot keep up his promise unless certain biker ensures certain other promises are also kept.

I'm certain about that.
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