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Old 25th October 2008, 00:17   #1
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So, I found a few interesting cars being worked on in a garage in a famous south bombay college. I will let the Pictures do the talking for now.

The first set is of a 1960 Chevrolet Impala that was recently brought back on the road after around 15 years or so according to the owner.

Later, he took me for a spin from Buyculla to Bombay Central....With the TOP DOWN!!! And the stares we have had are all worth it!!

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Arre Cy, waaaawewaaaah!!!

A '59 Impala, that too a convertible!! How lucky can you get! And here I only have memories of these cars when they were used as barAt cars on hire those days!

And its quite a "virgin" car still!

I recommend that you post about this car on 59chevy.com

They have a little page about these cars in India.
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Cyrus baba, you seem to be having a lot of fun !! By the way there is an interesting looking car in the background in picture number 7. An Austin Cambridge, or a simlar era car ??
What place is this ? Do divulge, it is not good to keep all the good things to yourself. Sharing.. If we would all keep Sharing..
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Here are the other cars that were present.

The First is a Saab 9-6.
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This one is a Modded Fiat 1100 delite
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This is a Commer Truck with a Bedford Engine.
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This is a Fabulous 280S...
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Ravi, No Austin Cambridges here!! Thats just a Modded 1100 Delite. Actually, i would Quite like to have this car just for keeras sake!1 Will put in a REALLLYYY loud exhaust in it and scare everyone!!!

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Oh shoot, that was a Fiat ! What a godawful one at that. Can the guy part with his bumpers - they look a bit out of place in his contraption. besides, abdriver could use them for his to-be-restored Taxi.
The saab is sooo cute man !
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seems you forgot to watermark one of the pictures ? (Saab)
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What an astoundingly stylish car, you must had the ride of your life Cyrus.
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Definatel Rushabh!! And the car is HUGE, it makes everthing on the road feel really bad!!
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Oh shoot, that was a Fiat ! What a godawful one at that. Can the guy part with his bumpers - they look a bit out of place in his contraption. besides, abdriver could use them for his to-be-restored Taxi.
The saab is sooo cute man !
Is it so damn difficult to get fiat spares in Mumbai?

Bangy its real easy to find Fiat spares and that too at throw away price. I picked up 2 bumpers, 4 wheel caps, a meter console and one carb for my Cousins Fiat Restoration for Rs.1500/-.

What a huugee impala, wow and the Saab looks a class apart. Nice find Cyrus
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Its Difficult to find Ohh-Ree-Gee-Nal Spares in bombay. The long bumpers and all...
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how do you know Shyam Godha (Hope I ve spelt it correctly) ? MRF smthing belongs to him.
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Is it so damn difficult to get fiat spares in Mumbai?

Bangy its real easy to find Fiat spares and that too at throw away price. I picked up 2 bumpers, 4 wheel caps, a meter console and one carb for my Cousins Fiat Restoration for Rs.1500/-.

What a huugee impala, wow and the Saab looks a class apart. Nice find Cyrus
Arre Pavan, looks like I'll have to make a trip to Bangy soon. This is unbelievable boss !
I guess Mumbai has too many fiat guys, so too less spares.
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how do you know Shyam Godha (Hope I ve spelt it correctly) ? MRF smthing belongs to him.
Its SAM GODHA. He is a very avid car lover bawaji!! I have intited him to the FCCCI. He is in charge of the Garae in Saboo Siddik College. The car need attention though.
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Arre Pavan, looks like I'll have to make a trip to Bangy soon. This is unbelievable boss !
I guess Mumbai has too many fiat guys, so too less spares.
Might be the case,

Our local gujri has so many spares " Ohh-Ree-Gee-Nal spares also", that'll be sufficient enough to dole out some 100 cars from any assembly line.cheers:

Pls feel free to take my help when visiting Bengaluru.

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