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Old 24th August 2010, 21:09   #421
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It is 1967 model because of a single markII monogram at the rear , our 1965 had 2 monogrames on either sides of front mudguards
Wow, I never knew that the single mark2 badge on the boot was original to these cars! I did see many with it but always thought it was an owner-fitting!
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Old 24th August 2010, 22:49   #422
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Wow, I never knew that the single mark2 badge on the boot was original to these cars! I did see many with it but always thought it was an owner-fitting!
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It is 1967 model because of a single markII monogram at the rear , our 1965 had 2 monogrames on either sides of front mudguards
In fact the Mark II logo for the Ambassador went on the rear boot cover ever since the brown sunmica-aluminium central plate dashboards were launched in 1971 (sometime in March '71).
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Thereafter, the Mark 3, 4 and all later logos continued to be placed here.
All the 1964-70 Ambassadors have the Mark II logo on the front fenders.
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It is 1967 model because of a single markII monogram at the rear , our 1965 had 2 monogrames on either sides of front mudguards
The single Mark II monogram at the rear was first introduced by HM in 1971 uptill then these were at the front fenders.
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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.
The azure blue Queen is here captured LIVE..
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This Ambassador's front headlight chrome rings and taillight covers are from Mark 3/4.The horn cover too is missing.The car is otherwise quite original.
The Mark II front grille with the parking lights was a very common feature typical of Ambassadors- has become rare ever since!The older grille has given way to newer Mark 3 and 4 ones, fitted to many older Ambassadors.
Such a dashboard that lasted from March 1971 till June 1975 (advent of the Mark 3) and has lately become very, very rare to find. There are enough cars of that era, but the dash has been changed to the black plasticky ones.
Also note the Mark II badge shifting conveniently to the rear boot once for all, till the present day.After March 1971, this badge replaced the two on the left and right front fenders- a regular Mark II feature!
The headlight sealbeam was originally badged Lucas "Made in England" ( my Landmaster has the two sealbeams with such badging) and after the Smiths meters went away in 1965, the English headlights too were gone.These are badged Lucas "Foreign Glass".

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This car has two more items which are not original other than the headlamp chrome rings. The upholstery liner on top of the dashboard apears to be pre1971, because since 1971, along with the advent of the sunmica dashboard, the upholstery liner was of square section. The rear lamp glasses are of Mark IV.
THe sunmica cluster continued till Mark3, which had similar meters nd lights but the panel is different.
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This car has two more items which are not original other than the headlamp chrome rings. The upholstery liner on top of the dashboard apears to be pre1971, because since 1971, along with the advent of the sunmica dashboard, the upholstery liner was of square section. The rear lamp glasses are of Mark IV.
THe sunmica cluster continued till Mark3, which had similar meters nd lights but the panel is different.
This car is a 1973 model and not 1972 as recorded earlier.
Yes as I have told , the tail lights are from the later model.
The Mark 3 had such a dash.This one is a 1975 Mark 3.There was no sunmica or aluminium and the meters were the same in a black console in the Mark 3.This configuration continued in the Standard model.
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They introduced a Deluxe Ambassador Mark 3 in 1978, which had this kind of a dashboard. Both these dashboards continued in the Mark 4 Standard and Deluxe till the late 1980's.
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The azure blue Queen is here captured LIVE..
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This Ambassador's front headlight chrome rings and taillight covers are from Mark 3/4.The horn cover too is missing.The car is otherwise quite original.
The Mark II front grille with the parking lights was a very common feature typical of Ambassadors- has become rare ever since!The older grille has given way to newer Mark 3 and 4 ones, fitted to many older Ambassadors.
Such a dashboard that lasted from March 1971 till June 1975 (advent of the Mark 3) and has lately become very, very rare to find. There are enough cars of that era, but the dash has been changed to the black plasticky ones.
Also note the Mark II badge shifting conveniently to the rear boot once for all, till the present day.After March 1971, this badge replaced the two on the left and right front fenders- a regular Mark II feature!
The headlight sealbeam was originally badged Lucas "Made in England" ( my Landmaster has the two sealbeams with such badging) and after the Smiths meters went away in 1965, the English headlights too were gone.These are badged Lucas "Foreign Glass".
Boss you forgot that Made in England voltage regulator of LUCAS brand,Signal indicator flasher also of Lucas went away along with those head lights
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Old 28th August 2010, 22:16   #428
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Boss you forgot that Made in England voltage regulator of LUCAS brand,Signal indicator flasher also of Lucas went away along with those head lights
Thanks Iqbal.Was only talking about some of the outer ornamental parts. Actually a host of "Made in England" parts in the Ambassador gave way to Indian ones, as the diktat by the Government in 1965 gave deadlines to manufacture indigenous spares and stop imports.
This was effected for all motor vehicles manufactured in the country.
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Old 31st August 2010, 20:14   #429
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The handbrakes remained the same from the Landmaster days:
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One of my friend picked up this 1965 Amby Mark II yesterday. Except for few of the non original stuff on the car, the car otherwise is in fantastic condition. Single owner from 1965. Thanks Ravi for informing me about this car. Ravi, the car is in good condition more then what we expected..
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One of my friend picked up this 1965 Amby Mark II yesterday. Except for few of the non original stuff on the car, the car otherwise is in fantastic condition. Single owner from 1965. Thanks Ravi for informing me about this car. Ravi, the car is in good condition more then what we expected..
The earlier owner has tried to give it a full Mark 3 look. Transition to an original Mark II with some of the ornamentations changed over should not be very difficult since its Mumbai.
Wonder what kind of dashboard this has. Any pictures?
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One of my friend picked up this 1965 Amby Mark II yesterday. Except for few of the non original stuff on the car, the car otherwise is in fantastic condition. Single owner from 1965. Thanks Ravi for informing me about this car. Ravi, the car is in good condition more then what we expected..
She's looking good Eddy, and she's in capable hands.. .
Just a tinge of regret that I procrastrinated on this one, and didn't pick her up myself !!
We'll look forward to her making a sterling appearance at the HVOCT's next event !
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Another one for Amby lovers- a mk1 with the rare side-trims I happened to spot today at Secunderabad- couldnt get a better pic. as the car was moving through in the traffic!
'seems to have been fitted with later fitments, viz. the rims and windscreen beadings but thankfully the side-trims and now rare rear lights have been preserved.

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Congratulations Anjan. In fact this reminds me of our 1971 MKII amby.
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Thats a 1955 Morris Oxford Series II undergoing restoration at my friend's garage in Surrey, UK. More pictures after the restoration is over as promised by my friend.
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(Mods this is a picture of the Morris Oxford Series II in the U.K. so please decide whether it can stay here or needs to be shifted?)
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