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Old 30th January 2008, 22:55   #16
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Righto and i have bought a part of this mall to extend my business there. WHen i wen tto have alook at the place it was an empty factory. I was only hoping to find a glimpse of an old car tucked away and forgotton, maybe a barn find but nothing. Imagine if one found a line of old but new dukkars made and forgotton....Karl's wet dream
Oi! you bought a part of history and didnt tell me? For shame!

I wonder what happened to the 850...it was a 100% complete smart little sporty hatch, dating to the mid 60s.
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Feel very sad and sorry to see such a lovely car rotting.
@CYRUS43: There are already 2 threads dedicated for such cars viz. Imports gathering dust in India. Lets have some pics. & Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars
@MODS: please consider merging this thread with the suitable one.
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Saw this in Nasik yesterday.

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. Imagine if one found a line of old but new dukkars made and forgotton....Karl's wet dream

Do you mean Tucker 48?
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Heard about one Fiat 600 rotting somewhere in BLR. Was talking to the prev owner, who mentioned this has been painted in light blue and is missing it's starter. Looked at the pics, I feel the seats were changed. Though engine, steering & dials looked original in the pics.
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Heard about one Fiat 600 rotting somewhere in BLR. Was talking to the prev owner, who mentioned this has been painted in light blue and is missing it's starter. Looked at the pics, I feel the seats were changed. Though engine, steering & dials looked original in the pics.
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This cant be called a Rotting Fiat.A mere touch of restoration will spring it back to its glory.I would like to also stand in the queue to buy it,if it ever comes up for sale.
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Well I see an old FIAT with MEY registration which seemed to be restored 2/3 years back permanently parked under a tree for past six months or so.
I am not too sure if it is FIAT 600 or not but definitely model older the 1100

It is in parked on the 10th main new Thippasandra near to park ( Turn before Kanti's sweets / Opposit to Ganesh Temple on New Thippasandra main road)
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Well I see an old FIAT with MEY registration which seemed to be restored 2/3 years back permanently parked under a tree for past six months or so.
I am not too sure if it is FIAT 600 or not but definitely model older the 1100

It is in parked on the 10th main new Thippasandra near to park ( Turn before Kanti's sweets / Opposit to Ganesh Temple on New Thippasandra main road)
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Is this the car you talk about

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1455059-post151.html

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Amit,

Is this the car you talk about

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1455059-post151.html
Yes this is the one , Saw the comments on this car on the thread as well .
Sorry I have no understanding of classics / vintage just informed in case it would help anyone.
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A bug Fiat is seen here getting fresh coat of paint. Sadly the Powertrain is of our Humble Maruti Van and in one picture we can see spacer for the wheel to jut out.

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Manish, there is a thread on Bug Fiats!!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...tml#post445322
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A bug Fiat is seen here getting fresh coat of paint. Sadly the Powertrain is of our Humble Maruti Van and in one picture we can see spacer for the wheel to jut out.
Where is this car ? Are they making a Hot Rod out of it ?
Realistically, can cars of this vintage sustain the stresses wrought by bigger/more powerful engines, et al ? How long before the chassis, suspension, etc would start giving way ?
Years ago, a friend of mine had unsuccessfully tried to graft an old BMW engine and gearbox into a '48 Wolseley.
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This car is having Maruti engine and will wear mag wheels. I wonder which car's tail lights and head lights will be fixed..

I find many mechanics doing this... Resto-Modernizing very good classic cars. Is it only in Bangalore or everywhere else.???
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I find many mechanics doing this... Resto-Modernizing very good classic cars. Is it only in Bangalore or everywhere else.???
This happens everywhere buddy.
The owners either can't find (or don't have the will to find) original stuff, or many a time they are simply out to make a BLING statement, ruining a priceless classic in the end.
In my humble opinion, bling a car if you must, but do it softly, with subtlety. A subtle hot rod looks much much classier than the 'in your face' ones we usually see. For example, a nice chaka-chak Fiat 1100 D, with all original trim / grille / badges, can very often look quite nice with a modern metallic paint scheme and subtle alloy wheels.
What's important is that the new bling items should go well with the car's basic lines, or the spirit with which it has been designed..
My two bits !
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