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Old 12th February 2007, 14:03   #1
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Yep the Porsche was from the Poonawala stable for sure.


the 356 belongs to Raj Jain...was imported from the uk a few years ago im told...its the only 356 im aware of in the country. anybody know of any more?
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I recall seeing a dark green or blue (couldn't tell as it was night) 356 coupe parked outside the Oberoi Hotel a few months ago. That too was in mint condition.
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do keep me posted if u ever hear of it again...would love to see it!
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the 356 belongs to Raj Jain...was imported from the uk a few years ago im told...its the only 356 im aware of in the country. anybody know of any more?
Sorry Karl,How could someone import a 30+ year old car "a few years ago" I had seen a 356 with one of theDubash's of colaba a few years back, and if am not wrong this was the one. now completely redone.
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Sorry Karl,How could someone import a 30+ year old car "a few years ago" I had seen a 356 with one of theDubash's of colaba a few years back, and if am not wrong this was the one. now completely redone.
the white 356 in question was restored in the UK by a 356 speacialist and imported to india around 10 years back (the regn should give u a better idea of exactly when...) This was told to me by someone who featured the car in a magazine, he got it straight from the horses mouth...10 years back importing a used car was much simpler....i know more people who have done it...

I have not seen Dubashs car (i belive it was stored in pune for ages, just down the road from my house!), but i was told by 2 people that its an early 911, not a 356...any idea where the car is now? im told its sold...
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the white 356 in question was restored in the UK by a 356 speacialist and imported to india around 10 years back (the regn should give u a better idea of exactly when...) This was told to me by someone who featured the car in a magazine, he got it straight from the horses mouth...10 years back importing a used car was much simpler....i know more people who have done it...

I have not seen Dubashs car (i belive it was stored in pune for ages, just down the road from my house!), but i was told by 2 people that its an early 911, not a 356...any idea where the car is now? im told its sold...
This is the Adi Dubash's early 911 your talking about. it was originally green colour.
I'm refering to the 356 belonging to this Dubash who used to stay at colaba,

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This is the Adi Dubash's early 911 your talking about. it was originally green colour. I'm refering to the 356 belonging to this Dubash who used to stay at colaba,
my mistake, didnt know there were two...whatever happened to the other 356 then? sniff it out!
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This is the Adi Dubash's early 911 your talking about. it was originally green colour.
I'm refering to the 356 belonging to this Dubash who used to stay at colaba,

I know of Adi dubashs 911T,( it had a MMB or a MMU number if im right) a mettalic green Porche targa top. I didnt know Dubash had a 356. As far as i know the white 356 is the only one in the country and if theres another one by jove id love to see it. Maybe ur right as Dubash has always been a car buff.( everyone knows of the story where he and Dr. Cyrus Poonawala got into a bid battle for the country's first Maserati at acustoms auction. i was a kid then and had gone with my dad to bid for the maserati too but when two hugies battle, one just takes the back seat and watches the next move.

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my mistake, didnt know there were two...whatever happened to the other 356 then? sniff it out!
Iwanna know who that belongs too!!!
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I know of Adi dubashs 911T,( it had a MMB or a MMU number if im right) a mettalic green Porche targa top. I didnt know Dubash had a 356. As far as i know the white 356 is the only one in the country and if theres another one by jove id love to see it. Maybe ur right as Dubash has always been a car buff.( everyone knows of the story where he and Dr. Cyrus Poonawala got into a bid battle for the country's first Maserati at acustoms auction. i was a kid then and had gone with my dad to bid for the maserati too but when two hugies battle, one just takes the back seat and watches the next move.
There was a silver early 911 targa in the movie Shaan...im sure everyone remembers that... does anyone recall the number?

and yes, i heard of the great maserati battle...most intresesting!
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There was a silver early 911 targa in the movie Shaan...im sure everyone remembers that... does anyone recall the number?

and yes, i heard of the great maserati battle...most intresesting!
The silver 911 targa top was bought by Vijay Mallya in 1981 from the Bombay STC[thru Mr. Bagla], I had also bid for it at that time. It was a 1976 model. he later totalled it on the banglore-mysore highway. was then lying at his pasta lane workshop few years back being redone.
the adi dubash's 911 wasnt a targa top!! it was recently sold off, in a very bad state[in the last few years of its use, the drivers used to run errands with it], along with the ferrari.
The 356 was with the other dubash of colaba and i had personally seen it 10 years back at his colaba house.
the maserati was a merak[with engine/drive train parts deliberately removed before being confiscated] which again finally went to Mr. Vijay Mallya. V16, I was also there at the auction.

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the totalled mallya 911 was lying walking dinstance from my place for many years as part of the ramesh thakker collection, yet unrestored...it was sold recently...

the merak bore regn MTJ 4838, and yes, went through a lot of trials and tribulations!

scooby u in touch with the colaba Dubash? do dig a little deeper...
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The silver 911 targa top was bought by Vijay Mallya in 1981 from the Bombay STC[thru Mr. Bagla], I had also bid for it at that time. It was a 1976 model. he later totalled it on the banglore-mysore highway. was then lying at his pasta lane workshop few years back being redone.
the adi dubash's 911 wasnt a targa top!!
the maserati was a merak[with engine/drive train parts deliberately removed before being confiscated] which again finally went to Mr. Vijay Mallya. V16, I was also there at the auction.

Yes I remember it was'nt a targa, the Silver 76 was tough. The car, if u see Shaan attentively (who was watching the film when the Porsche was on the screen) had the car serial no hanging from the rear view mirror. This was a system adopted by STC to serialise the car so that one could make out which car one was refering to when reading the tender form. That means the producers (sippys) must have borrowed the car from them for the movie when it was still not sold as why else would the serial no be hanging. This is very clearly seen in the shot when the duo (Amitabh & Shashi Kpoor) get duped by Bindiya goswami and a cop catches up with them for driving a stolen car. I think t in the film the car had no number plate too.
Re the Maserati Merak,Scooby, do u remember the Ambassador rims replaced delibrately amongst other things on the Merak...was'nt that a brilliant piece of work. The car if i remember right, also was missing the origional head and manifold plus all vital stuff.
And then the Khunnas bidding between the two. Gosh crazy stuff that, but i thought the car went to Poonawala....i may be wrong on that tough. Crazy... imagine being there at the same venue, not knowing about each other...Im glad we met, later tough but still.....

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adi dubash had a 911 targa sky blue 84 and a 275gtb ferrari 65 or a 67 not sure of the year both cars are sold to someone from the textile industry
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These 911 's are in various locations Adi Dubash's car is in Bombay with some textile guy and the VJm Car is in Poona.
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These 911 's are in various locations Adi Dubash's car is in Bombay with some textile guy and the VJm Car is in Poona.
hmm...and what bout the 356s? any idea about the cars discussed?
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