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Old 9th July 2010, 07:33   #406
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Stanher it is true, these three light unit was used in Herald and Gazel. This car may be 1967-69 model. In the earlier models Autometer speedo and combi units of the Smiths look-alike kind without the centre clock was used. Autometer also introduced these types of Yenkay look alikes and were OE in late 1968-69 models.In 1970 the four light cluster was introduced, the additional light was for the low lube oil pressure warning which replaced the oil pressure gauge. This was also the year in which switch key start was introduced replacing the pull start switch in use till then.

This MYI reg is a pristine original piece in my opinion except that the car has solex carb in place of the SU one, which may be a later add in, as spares for SU is difficult to get.

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Old 13th July 2010, 20:56   #407
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Here is a picture of a very original Mark II Ambassador. The reg. no. is of 1964.

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Old 13th July 2010, 21:47   #408
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Here is a picture of a very original Mark II Ambassador. The reg. no. is of 1964.
Wow the car looks so untouched and unravaged, with the sunshade adding all the more character to it !
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These are good finds Manish.The older Mark I's rear bumper is borrowed from anything from the Mark II -4 (they all had the same bumper but not the same bumper guards) but its bumper guards are original.
Dear not only that but he has installed a cigrett lighter,water temp guage, too many pull type switches, speedo is KM/HR and not MPH as it should have been,original turn signal cluster on steering wheel is not used,added turn signal switch has no cover..
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Old 22nd July 2010, 15:18   #410
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Old 22nd July 2010, 20:50   #411
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The Ambassadors are well modded and may be in daily use.Appears nobody likes the original engines and fitments in daily use cars for sheer practicality.Diesels, AC and comfy interiors are essential in such cases.Or else the original 1489 cc BMC petrol spares will be required more frequently in a daily use car apart from the high fuel bills. And these days the shopkeepers give a out of the world looks to those seeking petrol engined (the BMC and not the Isuzu) Amby spares.
The MD series appears to be quite old.The front grille is so well secured that not even a mosquito can enter into the radiator frontal part.
Is TCT a Tamil Nadu registration? Must be a later one.
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Old 22nd July 2010, 21:54   #412
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hi anjan before maruti was launched the amby was the only commercial oil burner the cars was sent to coimbatore to do re welding complete paint &ofcourse the seats from koyas even our late P M rajiv gandhi had sent his amby to koyas to do the seats it was an status symbol to have koyas seats in ambassadors in south then
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Old 23rd July 2010, 11:44   #413
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TCT is Tamilnadu reg only.Its 86 model Tuticorn registered.

As @Imperial said was 100% true.From all over India Koyas in Coimbatore is very very famous for the interior decoration.

Price will be high,but the quality of work and the finishing is very very nice.For Ambassador they will do a wonderful job.

All latest cars everyone can do the alteration things.but for Amby's ,the perfection will be missed from them (Newbees).Koyas are fantastic for Ambys.
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Old 15th August 2010, 20:37   #414
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imperial s.a. and dmaheshkumar thanks ! its news to me that Koyas made one of the best upholsteries in our country and were well suited for Ambys. Hope the firm is doing well still.
The older registration numbers were quite tricky but easy to understand if one could grasp the intricacies of each state.

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Old 16th August 2010, 15:40   #415
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Here is a Landmaster I spotted yesterday, driven by a senior gent. An increasingly rare sight this was - to see a battle scarred daily driver in Bombay.

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Old 16th August 2010, 19:55   #416
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Four Landmasters from Nagpur participating in the CIVAA Independence Day Run yesterday.
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Old 21st August 2010, 22:16   #417
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An exceptionally neat Mk 2 spotted today. They are simply not seen anymore.

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An exceptionally neat Mk 2 spotted today. They are simply not seen anymore.
Nostalgic Karl! I believe that the paint is original- is it the light blue original colour of the 1960's? In the film Humraaz (was it 1967?)there's a scene where such a light blue, brand new MarkII Amby is shown.
The registration is MH 12 -- so the car has come from outside Maharashtra and has been re registered here in Pune.The car is extremely original and a rare piece these days as you put it.
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Saw a 1972 azure blue Ambassador, Mark II - a first owner car.I checked it thoroughly. It dons the original paint, original dash (the very rare brown sunmica with the central aluminium plate and three meters) and almost everything else is original but for the chrome headlight rings.The only hitch was that I did not have my camera.
But will be soon back here with lots of pictures of this great and rare example.
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Nostalgic Karl! I believe that the paint is original- is it the light blue original colour of the 1960's? In the film Humraaz (was it 1967?)there's a scene where such a light blue, brand new MarkII Amby is shown.
The registration is MH 12 -- so the car has come from outside Maharashtra and has been re registered here in Pune.The car is extremely original and a rare piece these days as you put it.
It is 1967 model because of a single markII monogram at the rear , our 1965 had 2 monogrames on either sides of front mudguards
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