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Old 11th January 2008, 17:21   #16
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yes along with 60 other vintage cars and about 30 - 40 vintage bikes
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Old 20th January 2008, 19:31   #17
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here's some pics from HRH The maharaja Of Udaipur's Ponton. In my opinion this is the most original ponton existing in India.
Its a 1956 180D





this seems to be the only other known 1956 Ponton still on the roads in India.



notice the small tail lights used in the pre 57 cars. And the horned License plate lights typical for the early pontons.
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this seems to be the only other known 1956 Ponton still on the roads in India.
The Poonwallas have a nice 56 190.

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here's some pics from HRH The maharaja Of Udaipur's Ponton. In my opinion this is the most original ponton existing in India.
Its a 1956 180D



notice the small tail lights used in the pre 57 cars. And the horned License plate lights typical for the early pontons.
Well... IMHO i think the blue ponton is one of the best restored and original pontons in India... if only "The Owner" were not so modest...



And thats him getting the prize for it....now who can this be??...Amol do you know him??...


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Well... IMHO i think the blue ponton is one of the best restored and original pontons in India... if only "The Owner" were not so modest...
Oh absolutely...I had a spin recently, she is terrific! Complete with twin spare wheels, original manuals, every switch and button working (there are so many of them!). Plus, every Indian's dream come true, 18 ka average
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Karl my pleasure, always ready and willing to brave even the Poona traffic to take a fellow enthusiast around in the car. Gogi buddy you missed the ride, negotiating the car in poona at 8PM is one helluva experience.
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Here s a friends 190d( think its 1960 model, correct me if i am wrong)
and there is one detail gone horribly wrong! i guess you guys will find it in an instant!
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Here s a friends 190d( think its 1960 model, correct me if i am wrong)
and there is one detail gone horribly wrong! i guess you guys will find it in an instant!
I assume you speak about the upturned boot badge. But what about the painted bumpers? That makes two.
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Yes sir, thats what I was referring to. The painting must have been a quick fix alternative to chroming the bumpers. The car was to be used as the vehicle for a newly wed couple at the church!
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yup this is absolutely the last ponton model a "190b" (c and d came only in a 180), probably 61 or so from the rear tail lights and ugly bumpers. i prefer the early thinner bumpers which came upto 59.
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There are quite a few Pontons that are in better conditions tucked away in some not so known corners of Karnataka.

Here's one in Mysore in its final stage of restoration.
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There are quite a few Pontons that are in better conditions tucked away in some not so known corners of Karnataka.

Here's one in Mysore in its final stage of restoration.
good ponton is it dr shivarams car any 220s in mint condition please post some pictures
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I cant use the word "Better" unless I have seen both cars personally. That why i use the term "One of the best.."
But Pavan, knowing your eye for detail, im sure the white one is also pretty good. It does look good from here but is missing the windscreen chrome beedings and a few other bits. Guess that will be done on final completion.
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There are quite a few Pontons that are in better conditions tucked away in some not so known corners of Karnataka.

Here's one in Mysore in its final stage of restoration.
the ponton is a 59 model and sold to a guy in calcutta for six lakhs and will be loaded on the truck on 16 marchfrom bangalore
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Hi any pictures of the car after restoration ?
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