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Old 10th May 2008, 03:56   #1
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Default My encounter with Pontons and a Beetle

Here's the scenario. I am riding down Reay Road on a friends scooter. We are heading to the Ferrari Discover India closing event.

I am merilly pottering around at 50 kmoh zipping througn traffic etc. etc. One of my eyes are on the garages on the left as a few months ago i had seen a few vintage cars and jeeps there.

Suddenly i spot a solitary ponton on the Side of the Road. Hit the brakes HARD. Stop just in time. My friend knows i have seen a car..(she understands the madness now). And i take my helmet off and say to her,"Look at that Ponton" She looks back blankly and tells me, "Cy, i dont have a clue what you are talking about." So in normal human words i say," Look at that OLD CAR". So she goes Ahh..Thats it..(Statuary Warning:Women and classic cars dont mix)

Anyways, I go to the Shed/Garage that these pontons, Not one but two are standing and then a little further, I spot a Beetle Convertible. I know that this is a big catch and hurriedly ask the guy there if i can take pictures. He gives me his permission and i snap away to glory. I wander around the garage for a few minuites and notice that this fellow has ALOT of old junk lying around. Anyways Enough talking...Look at the few pictures i Took.

P.S.-These cars are not for sale.
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Ah there u go again detective. These cars are owned by a dear friend and collector. He has a host of cars and most of them are in great shape.
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Hey! Great find cyrus! I guess this adds one more convertble bug to the list. OR was it included when Dr karl took a census??
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Nice pics. Cy!
That beetle conv. looks like an early ('50s) model?
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@Gogi, Does he also own a Willys, probably a low bonnet and a Austin or something that looks similar?
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@Gogi, Does he also own a Willys, probably a low bonnet and a Austin or something that looks similar?
Yes Cyrus, he does. And a lot of other goodies too. He is a regular now since the last few years of the VCCCi rally. Had to convince him to get his cars out.
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Hey! Great find cyrus! I guess this adds one more convertble bug to the list. OR was it included when Dr karl took a census??
Hehe, nope I dont recognise this one at the moment. One more to the list
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So What is the final count of Beetle Cabrios at the moment??
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Which thread had the vert pics? I looked briefly but did not find it.
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Which thread had the vert pics? I looked briefly but did not find it.
Here it is.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/767346-post15.html
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What about Speedy's car? The blue one if i remember correctly. And the Orange and Black one in Pune??
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What about Speedy's car? The blue one if i remember correctly. And the Orange and Black one in Pune??
What about them? They arent cabrios.
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Hehe, nope I dont recognise this one at the moment. One more to the list
My mistake, the Beetle is indeed the same yellow and white cabrio from the list earlier being restored.
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Had come across this Beetle a couple of years ago on Marine Drive. The car was very clean and very well maintained. It had a soft top. The building also had an old Merc lying unused.
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Had come across this Beetle a couple of years ago on Marine Drive. The car was very clean and very well maintained. It had a soft top. The building also had an old Merc lying unused.
Thats a neat looking euro spec 58-62 Bug, still in the correct colour combo (look at the wheels). A genuine RHD rag top is quite rare in India. Got any more pics?
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