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Old 11th May 2009, 14:28   #16
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Karl, Great buy. Unbelievable passion and a unique growing garage.
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Congrats Karloose!!! Another great fiat to your already fiatful collection!!
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Congratulations Karl! Am absolutely and truly envious of you now
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Congrats karl! One more in your stable now! I recall seeing a pic. of this car in one of the rallies in b'bay recently.

But a real pity about the number I guess! Will you be reverting to the original DLD 13 plate??
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When I saw the thread title, I was wondering why are you posting about Dalda Vanaspati but then after clicking I know the true story. Congratulations Karl. Thats one more to the family. Hope to see it on my next Pune trip.
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I had the pleasure of driving back to Pune with Karl in this historic car yesterday. The car is pure bawa full of delightful eccentricities. It has a brand new roof lining, but century old seat covers, the front seat will swallow any and all unsuspecting documents, especially when nearing toll booths, the radiator will act as windshield cleaner, but only on the passenger side! DAMN! I don't remember the last time I had so much fun.

This is no DALDA, this is pure desi ghee!

Karl - A pic of the key insert ... Pretty please

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Thanks very much for your kind words.

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Congrats Karl!
Wish you all the BESHT!!!
May you have a historical FIATFUL future.........
As always, wouldn't be possible without your constant help and support.

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Congrats Karl. Excellent home for the Fiat. Let the restoration begin!!
I do hope I start the resto before I hit my 90s!

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Congrats karl! One more in your stable now! I recall seeing a pic. of this car in one of the rallies in b'bay recently.

But a real pity about the number I guess! Will you be reverting to the original DLD 13 plate??
The same picture is attatched in this thread. The gentleman had entered the car in the recently concluded Bombay VCCCI rally. Regarding the registration, I would have even re-registered the car in Delhi to regain the registration number, but unfortunately they don't register vehicles pre 2000 any more. I shall fit the original plates for photoshoot purposes I suppose. But the car shall always be DLD 'Dalda' 13 in my books.
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Hi Karl,

Congrats! for nice Fiat with great history! Wish you all the best.
Keep us posted whenever any restoration done.

Cheers!
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Wow.. your family's growing like crazy. Great going man, she's gone to the right home.
Hmmm. Here we go.. another trip to Pune !
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Hmmm. Here we go.. another trip to Pune !
Most welcome. And it better not be clandestine!

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I had the pleasure of driving back to Pune with Karl in this historic car yesterday. The car is pure bawa full of delightful eccentricities. It has a brand new roof lining, but century old seat covers, the front seat will swallow any and all unsuspecting documents, especially when nearing toll booths, the radiator will act as windshield cleaner, but only on the passenger side! DAMN! I don't remember the last time I had so much fun.

This is no DALDA, this is pure desi ghee!

Karl - A pic of the key insert ... Pretty please
Thank you for the company Vikram. Especially for you.

Welcome home 'Dalda 13'-01.jpg

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Hello Karl
Congratulations on your new possession.
Any insights (if it is not a secret or personal) on how you found and closed the deal and as I feel this would make an intresting reading.

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Regarding the registration, I would have even re-registered the car in Delhi to regain the registration number, but unfortunately they don't register vehicles pre 2000 any more. I shall fit the original plates for photoshoot purposes I suppose. But the car shall always be DLD 'Dalda' 13 in my books.
I meant just that- why not you just retain the old DLD number on the plates?
I'm not talking about reveerting to the old regn. as I too know it can't be done.

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Congrats on the purchase Karl. All the best with the restoration. Reminds me of the time we used to own a black DUkkar - BLO 37.

If I'm not mistaken, I guess I had seen this very car under Andheri flyover once. This was one day before the Supercar rally. I clearly remember a Dukkar Fiat being caught by the traffic cops and the cop was pointing out at the number plate. Did this car have old type plates (white numbers on black plate) till recently?
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So what else do you have up your sleeve buddy did pandit nehru have a fiat? congrats and best of luck with the restoration even if your 90 then. only problem will be the small headlights will cost a lot lot more then.
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Congrats Karl. The car has been handed over to its rightful new owner. Hope you will look after it for more than 55 years!
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