Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India > Post-War


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th March 2008, 18:48   #316
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,012
Thanked: 147 Times
Default

Hello all - Behram Dhabhar here - thank you once again Salil for the photographs. I think I will finally settle for the grey with black roof, C pillar and instrument panel. I do not like mirrors on the doors so I will not have them.

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
Cyrus43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2008, 23:57   #317
Senior - BHPian
 
1100D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 4,179
Thanked: 2,360 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTA View Post
Hello all - Behram Dhabhar here - thank you once again Salil for the photographs. I think I will finally settle for the grey with black roof, C pillar and instrument panel. I do not like mirrors on the doors so I will not have them.

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
Isn't a mirror on the side a necessity? Its always a pain to turn your head while changing lanes or turning.
1100D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2008, 00:24   #318
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,012
Thanked: 147 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1100D View Post
Isn't a mirror on the side a necessity? Its always a pain to turn your head while changing lanes or turning.
That is ok.Used to it now. It never came originally anyways.
Cyrus43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2008, 02:50   #319
BHPian
 
DarshanS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Dubai/Goa
Posts: 39
Thanked: Once
Default

If I may share my dad's priceless possession, his Fiat car... unfortunately, I have no other pic at this moment than this (please ignore all that's on it.. it was harvesting time of our fields). We did enjoy a few occasions when we had to push it to start otherwise it is in superb condition. His first car was a Standard Herald which I am on lookout for.. to gift him.. We tried several colors on this car and finally settled on this one.
Attached Thumbnails
My Left Hand Drive Fiat.-picture-345.jpg  

DarshanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2008, 09:25   #320
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,628
Thanked: 8,110 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTA View Post
That is ok.Used to it now. It never came originally anyways.
Indian legislation crawled at a snails pace back then, when even side indicators werent compulsory on a bike and the same applied to rear view mirrors. However American market cars always sported a side view mirror.
Attached Thumbnails
My Left Hand Drive Fiat.-ad02.jpg  

My Left Hand Drive Fiat.-italys-proudest-export.jpg  

karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2008, 13:16   #321
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,012
Thanked: 147 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
Indian legislation crawled at a snails pace back then, when even side indicators werent compulsory on a bike and the same applied to rear view mirrors. However American market cars always sported a side view mirror.
Nice ad cutouts. Did the girl come with the car??
Cyrus43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2008, 13:58   #322
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,628
Thanked: 8,110 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTA View Post
Nice ad cutouts. Did the girl come with the car??
I doubt it. Seriously.
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2008, 14:32   #323
BHPian
 
prabuddhadg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 731
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

But the mirror definitely did.
prabuddhadg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2008, 15:04   #324
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,334
Thanked: 1,547 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prabuddhadg View Post
But the mirror definitely did.
Haha....good one guys!
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2008, 17:21   #325
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,012
Thanked: 147 Times
Default



karl, in the second car, the wheelcaps, are those the same ones that roni has in the second box that he had opened. the ones with the sort of edge thingy on the circumference. the ones my dad wants.

Also, how difficult would it be to source one of these original mirrors or something close ? i Distinctly remember Ronis car having a mirror on his car but he said that they were Beetle mirrors.

Last edited by Cyrus43 : 29th March 2008 at 17:24.
Cyrus43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2008, 17:26   #326
BHPian
 
katalysm76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 120
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

wow the car looks damn neat, well kept.
katalysm76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2008, 18:19   #327
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,628
Thanked: 8,110 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTA View Post
karl, in the second car, the wheelcaps, are those the same ones that roni has in the second box that he had opened. the ones with the sort of edge thingy on the circumference. the ones my dad wants.
Er, yes they are. These were offered on European and American market cars, except where sold at NSU/Neckar.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTA View Post
Also, how difficult would it be to source one of these original mirrors or something close ? i Distinctly remember Ronis car having a mirror on his car but he said that they were Beetle mirrors.
That was a mirror from some other LHD car, not a VW though. He found it locally, though you can buy one online if you look at the right places. Most cars of the era shared outside mirrors with other cars.
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2008, 09:52   #328
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (MH-01)
Posts: 809
Thanked: 71 Times
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTA View Post
Nice ad cutouts. Did the girl come with the car??
Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
I doubt it. Seriously.
Read the station wagon ad carefully...

It says,

All the "extras" at no extra cost

Last edited by salilpawar1 : 30th March 2008 at 09:54.
salilpawar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2008, 15:15   #329
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,012
Thanked: 147 Times
Default

HEHE.. Nice one salil.

Went to the garage today. Havent taken any pics though. Car coming out quite well..
Took one picture that i would like to share though.

And no that is not my car.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by Cyrus43 : 30th March 2008 at 15:17.
Cyrus43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th March 2008, 16:51   #330
Senior - BHPian
 
iraghava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bhaiyyaland
Posts: 8,028
Thanked: 153 Times
Default

Excellent makeup & getup Cyrus, my compliments to the artist & designer!! And most innovative way of saving petrol man!! And what genius to carry only half the car, you can still use the boot to store stuff & if one is feeling too hot or tired he can park it under a tree & take a nap on the back seat

Keep up the good work!
iraghava is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tata Safari Left Hand Drive Spotted. tush The Indian Car Scene 8 23rd June 2009 11:01
Left Hand Drive GreenHex The Indian Car Scene 41 25th May 2009 13:51
Left Hand Drive Cars sunilgee Vintage Cars & Classics in India 3 1st April 2009 15:26
Left Hand Drive Tata Sierra..(sorry no pics) SRK Modifications & Accessories 19 31st January 2009 01:17


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:59.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks