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Old 27th May 2010, 17:38   #391
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Attn. Calcutta contingent!

Anybody seen this 1100 Familiare before?

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Shortly after these pictures were taken (maybe a year ago) it was opened up (for restoration I presume). It is WBA regd.
this car is still under restoration. The car belongs to the owner of a Hyundai Authorized Service Center in Kolkata. Restoration is very slow and car remains parked there. WIP - paint job complete (Black)

PS: This car has a FFE - i am yet to listen to it though.

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Old 27th May 2010, 22:43   #392
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Me too want the Herald!! Me too want the Herald!!
Ok will check with my friend, if he can get more of them. The problem is I do not travel outside of Asia Pacific and on European classic front we dont see shops selling them.
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Old 28th May 2010, 10:54   #393
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Wow! Looks so good. Which model(variant) of Padmini are these?
I assume both started out as stock standard Padminis from the mid 90s, though LHD (like Behram's). The hardtop appears to have been repainted in a metallic shade, though otherwise looks stock. The red car is modified to a choptop.
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Here is a neat Select I saw this morning. Appeared to be a daily driver.

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Here is a neat Select I saw this morning. Appeared to be a daily driver.

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Karl all features of the SS appear to be visible but for the front window quarter glass.Even the beadings are intact.The fuel filler micro door with the locking came for the first time in Indian Fiats in the SS.So this is every inch a SS.
By the way anyone knows where this SS is now. I ahd seen it in Alibag town in 2008 ! Was just lying uncared for.
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Karl all features of the SS appear to be visible but for the front window quarter glass.Even the beadings are intact.The fuel filler micro door with the locking came for the first time in Indian Fiats in the SS.So this is every inch a SS.
Anjan, the car is a Select, in a lovely period grey colour. My Amby was originally in this shade, called Smoke Grey.

Yes, the fuel flap is a later system, but many cars made that alteration. The side trims are taken from a Padmini, but you can still see the step on the front mudguard where the original trims 'dipped'. You can also see the steel trims on the roof gutter and exposed boot lid hinges. Plus no quarter glasses - the car is a Select, not Super.
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Anjan, the car is a Select, in a lovely period grey colour. My Amby was originally in this shade, called Smoke Grey.

Yes, the fuel flap is a later system, but many cars made that alteration. The side trims are taken from a Padmini, but you can still see the step on the front mudguard where the original trims 'dipped'. You can also see the steel trims on the roof gutter and exposed boot lid hinges. Plus no quarter glasses - the car is a Select, not Super.
Thanks Karl for the update -indeed it is a Select.Saw the other details on the picture posted by you.The steel trims on the roof gutter and the exposed aluminium boot hinges were indeed Select. The SS did not have these.
And the period Select light grey ( many American cars too had this period grey in the early 1950's) was gone with the onset of the SS. A wholly new range of colours were added. Of course black remained and bright light green, turquoise blue and a shade called "gerua" in hindi, meaning bright but light brick red were also added.The metalllic shades of the Select were gone. I guess the body panels of the metallic shaded (steel grey and leaf green metallic) Select may have been imported from Italy.
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By the way anyone knows where this SS is now. I ahd seen it in Alibag town in 2008 ! Was just lying uncared for.
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Hi, I've seen this baby 'N' number of times. Its usually parked at the Mandwa Jetty, where one disembarks from the ferry to head for Alibaug.
Nice car with potential, but uncared for. And rusting.
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Hi, I've seen this baby 'N' number of times. Its usually parked at the Mandwa Jetty, where one disembarks from the ferry to head for Alibaug.
Nice car with potential, but uncared for. And rusting.
Its surprising to hear that Ravi- the car lies there uncared for even in 2010! Can only hope that it should go to able hands and get restored soon.
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Interesting to know of the metallic shades, I have never seen them.

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And the period Select light grey ( many American cars too had this period grey in the early 1950's) was gone with the onset of the SS.
Actually some cars would have been offered in this colour, case in point is this lovely car.

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A little history lesson - This car was purchased new by E.S. Modak (his wife is pictured), a highly decorated officer of the Indian police. He is remembered often for his tenure during the Samyukta Maharasthra movement. He described to me clearly how he literally saw his car being assembled along the line, how the engine came in a wooden crate with Italian markings on it etc. The car travelled the length and breadth of the country, including the dreaded passes of Jammu. He recently passed away in Pune.

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Interesting to know of the metallic shades, I have never seen them.
Actually some cars would have been offered in this colour, case in point is this lovely car.
A little history lesson - This car was purchased new by E.S. Modak (his wife is pictured), a highly decorated officer of the Indian police. He is remembered often for his tenure during the Samyukta Maharasthra movement. He described to me clearly how he literally saw his car being assembled along the line, how the engine came in a wooden crate with Italian markings on it etc. The car travelled the length and breadth of the country, including the dreaded passes of Jammu. He recently passed away in Pune.
Thanks Karl for the information. While seeing Mr Modak's Fiat with the MRW registration, I was wondering whether I ever saw that car. I was mixing it up with this one photographed by me.
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One Very original, Single owner Sulper Select with 200 K + on the odometer, came for todays rally.

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One Very original, Single owner Sulper Select with 200 K + on the odometer, came for todays rally.
Beautiful car with so many oh-ree-G-nal bits we'd die to own !!
And that colour makes me go weak in the knees.
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One Very original, Single owner Sulper Select with 200 K + on the odometer, came for todays rally.
Liked the car and its pictures.The rear view mirror is original. It had an interior light at the upper part which would light up when the front doors were opened.There were reading lights with self contained switches on the inside of the C pillars for rear passengers. The rear seat would open like a sofa cum bed and this feature was new for the Super Select.
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Liked the car and its pictures.The rear view mirror is original. It had an interior light at the upper part which would light up when the front doors were opened.There were reading lights with self contained switches on the inside of the C pillars for rear passengers. The rear seat would open like a sofa cum bed and this feature was new for the Super Select.
This feature (sofa cum bed) was also there in Selects too . main purpose being to accomodate lenthier items in the boot.
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