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Old 22nd November 2008, 16:47   #61
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appa!!! you rock man!!!
Get one more set for Landy1..! Atleast the chrome stuff!!!
The front ones are easier to procure, the rear ones are impossible!! Sadly, that's what land 1 wants, but have a solution, will speak to u regarding that today.
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A lil something that we found out when the paint was being stripped. This colour was found on the inner part of the B pillar. The colour looks different in the pic, but is a lil more bluish in reality, could this be the original paint of the car?? Coz the painter thinks so, whereas, i dont think landys ever came in this colour!
Jay D Here's an excerpt from a reply to my letter from M/s Hindustan Motors

Messrs Hindustan Motors, Calcutta, India, manufactured 11600 Landmasters during April 1954 to March 1957. These were available in grey, green, beige, and black colours.

So these happen to be the only original colours in which the Landmaster was sold. The green colour was a light leaf green shade. The other shades are clearly spelt out.
As regards white wall tyres please approach your local MRF dealer (factory shop) for the MRF Legend. These Legends are available as broad and narrow white wall tyres. The original Landmasters came with the narrow white wall tyres. They will surely supply you but they take some time to do so.
My '57 Hindustan Landmaster Restoration. EDIT : Project complete. PICS on pg.11-white-wall-tyre.jpg
A brand new (notice the bluish tint in the narrow white wall) MRF Legend

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Jay D Here's an excerpt from a reply to my letter from M/s Hindustan Motors

Messrs Hindustan Motors, Calcutta, India, manufactured 11600 Landmasters during April 1954 to March 1957. These were available in grey, green, beige, and black colours.

So these happen to be the only original colours in which the Landmaster was sold. The green colour was a light leaf green shade. The other shades are clearly spelt out.
As regards white wall tyres please approach your local MRF dealer (factory shop) for the MRF Legend. These Legends are available as broad and narrow white wall tyres. The original Landmasters came with the BROAD white wall tyres. They will surely supply you but they take some time to do so.
I stand corrected- "the original Landmasters came with the broad white wall tyres as is evident from the old ads."
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Thanks for th info Dr Anjan, can u tell me which blue did the car come in?? If its a shade of light bluee, then i guess mine would've bee in that colour, also, i prefer the broader whitewalls more!
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Thanks for the info Dr Anjan, can u tell me which blue did the car come in?? If its a shade of light bluee, then i guess mine would've bee in that colour, also, i prefer the broader whitewalls more!
Yup broader white walls were in the originals and are suitable too, for looks. I did'nt prefer them as they have to be kept clean always to give a neat look.
As regards "blue" in India Landys were never sold in any shade of blue. Their letter says "These were available in grey, green, beige, and black colours."
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Where does one go for hard to find land spares?? The Land/Amby graveyard of course!!!!
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MY GOODNESS!!! Where in Kochi is this place man??!
Must go there atleast once to just see the stuffs!
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highly unlikely something like this exists in Kochi. i sense it might be in Trichur district!
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highly unlikely something like this exists in Kochi. i sense it might be in Trichur district!
This is JayD's tharavaad (ancestral home, but it sounds much better in malayalam) in Trichur. It's called Pattalam.
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This is JayD's tharavaad (ancestral home, but it sounds much better in malayalam) in Trichur. It's called Pattalam.
ooops!!!! had been there several times.... still couldn't make out!!!!!!! Goodness!!
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We surely are some kind of nuts. I had just returned from a local car dealership that had a stockyard full of spanking new cars of all colours that one can think of, and still, this 'Graveyard' full of old, rusting, mangled parts give me the in-explicable feeling that the earlier one could not have.

That's the power of something classic, I guess. Nostalgia!
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This is JayD's tharavaad (ancestral home, but it sounds much better in malayalam) in Trichur. It's called Pattalam.
Thats a mouth-watering Amby graveyard. Did'nt see anything like this in Kolkata (Ambys home constituency) or even Mumbai!
Must be a small place. Then how come so many Amby spares are available?
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Messrs Hindustan Motors, Calcutta, India, manufactured 11600 Landmasters during April 1954 to March 1957. These were available in grey, green, beige, and black colours.
Sorry, I'd have to disagree. There was also the very popular 'peacock blue', a frosted kind of paint which was way ahead of its time then! An absolutely royal looking colour!
I grew up with two Landmasters in the family - one black and one peacock blue. (DLC 7190 and DLE 1433).
I drove the black one for three decades, the last time being in 1998.
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Sorry, I'd have to disagree. There was also the very popular 'peacock blue', a frosted kind of paint which was way ahead of its time then! An absolutely royal looking colour!
I grew up with two Landmasters in the family - one black and one peacock blue. (DLC 7190 and DLE 1433).
I drove the black one for three decades, the last time being in 1998.
anupmathur I don't know but has HM missed out on that? The letter to me is from their Managing Director and no less a man. I'll post a facsimile of that letter soon.
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Sorry, I'd have to disagree. There was also the very popular 'peacock blue', a frosted kind of paint which was way ahead of its time then! An absolutely royal looking colour!
Peacock Blue (metallic) was definitely offered on dukkar Fiats of the era, though never seen it on a Landmaster. Are you sure your's was factory metallic colour? Ive seen 3 Landmasters in this solid colour, perhaps it too was offered originally.
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