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Old 19th May 2009, 11:35   #211
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its got the same rear lights! wow what a beauty!
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That means you need to start hunting for parts my friend, i am not sure anyone has yet restored a early 56 car on the forum, you will be the first. your car should look like this.
well then, i would love to be a first , but i seriously don't know where to start after getting it up and running...


But please clear my doubts, why does my car have the same hood ornament as well as the grill as this one pictured below?? The headlights are also the same not the indicators so i think they are not original..


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here is another version of the amazingly versatile dukkar style as a police car though i think this one is a 1100TV
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But please clear my doubts, why does my car have the same hood ornament as well as the grill as this one pictured below?? The headlights are also the same not the indicators so i think they are not original..
This picture is of a post 62 Superselect with the quarter glass windows a bodystyle that appeared from 58 onwards. however the front portion was pretty similar to the earlier pre-56, 57 models, hence the grill was interchangable and people did that frequently if thier grills were dented or damaged as the Aluminum one is very difficult to repair.

Also the hood ornament in your car cannot be original if it is the same as the car in the picture. Though i have come accross many instances in italian brochures where you see the later hood ornaments on the centre light dukkar, but I am confident that 56 and pre 56 cars should not have it. But your car should look exactly like Farhan's car only should have different hubcaps as posted by me earlier in this thread. Farhan's car as 57 hubcaps.

Your headlights should be the smaller ones, that I have posted on this thread and same as the ones on my car MTP 8389, your fender must have been cut at some point to accomodate, larger headlights. this was common in that period and very few dukkars remain with original headlights.

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thanks for clearing that up...if i can find the parts then it would be a full restoration, else she might be unoriginal with some stuff, but she still looks good, that would be motto
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thanks for clearing that up...if i can find the parts then it would be a full restoration, else she might be unoriginal with some stuff, but she still looks good, that would be motto
wrong motto I would try to get the car to originality, value of cars is based on originality, today you will find parts for this car with a lot of effort but you will find them, 5 yrs from now forget about it. I know atleast 3 cars in mumbai that are being restored so you have competition for parts. But hey post what you need on the community and BHPians will help you out. Best of luck and keep us updated with pictures ofcourse!
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yup i know its wrong..., no probs, if there is a chance of finding them, i would! just few weeks remaining till i have some time for the poor thing.

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Just a brief update on the key blanks for this car, after a lot of research I finally managed to get my hands on the following key blanks, and they fit perfectly on the OR I GEE NAL magneti Marelli ignition switch. Now I need to source a pull starter and I will be able to restore the car back to its original igntion system. But in the meanwhile here are scans of the blanks that I think are correct for models from 1953-late 1956. The manufacturer is Sipea.
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guys i have just aquired two of these extremely rare documents. Me and Karl will be converting these to PDF soon for the benifit of other 103E owners. But throughout this thread I will adding crossreferences to various chapters in these documents.
Hi, I am a new to Team BHP and found this thread very useful. My friends bought me a nice wedding gift - a 1956 Millecento MYB 6563 and have just started the restoration project. Is the pdf of this manual available?
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Just a brief update on the key blanks for this car, after a lot of research I finally managed to get my hands on the following key blanks, and they fit perfectly on the OR I GEE NAL magneti Marelli ignition switch. Now I need to source a pull starter and I will be able to restore the car back to its original igntion system. But in the meanwhile here are scans of the blanks that I think are correct for models from 1953-late 1956. The manufacturer is Sipea.
wow those are nice blanks!! where did you get them??!


@upspeed Your car looks a lot in its original condition at least from the outside. Its the same as mine judging by the rear lights (ya that's all that's left original on my car :( ). And congrats on the wedding.
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Hi, I am a new to Team BHP and found this thread very useful. My friends bought me a nice wedding gift - a 1956 Millecento MYB 6563 and have just started the restoration project. Is the pdf of this manual available?
Hi upspeed what you have is a early 1956 car, the later 1956 car came with different trims, grill etc.
the diffrence is as follows.

The Black car is what you have and the blue car is similar to what i have restored, the obvious difference is the grill, tailights, and the front parking lights. however there is a lot of subtle diffrences that you will have to study before you start your restoration. However we are here to help you.
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My friends bought me a nice wedding gift - a 1956 Millecento MYB 6563
Congratz and envies at you for having such good friends!! Dont know what happened to mine when i got married
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wow those are nice blanks!! where did you get them??!
I got them from the US of A. I have a extremely moody supplier there you pay him first and then maybe if your lucky the key arrives in two months and all this time he makes no contact with you and keeps you on the edge.
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Amol,
Are the manuals available?

I have enclosed a snap of it's current condition in the garage.

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Amol,
Are the manuals available?

I have enclosed a snap of it's current condition in the garage.

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Hi Sanjeet the car indeed seems to have a great bodyline, I dont have manuals for your particular type. i do have original manuals for my car. If you want those I can email them to you next week. lets see if Karl has a copy that we can send to you. He has this particular model.
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