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Old 24th July 2009, 22:58   #31
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Been off the net for the last few days, and what do I see... WOW ! What an awesome, beautiful find ! Wonderfully original and well preserved. Arun, please convince the owner to maintain this car as is, she's too good to be true. You'll get good advice from our very own Rony aka President.
You guys in Mumbai, Pune etc are like God fathers for us in Bangalore!! We will need your constant help in maintaining our Fiats.

This President is still very well maintained and is kept in covered parking space which is most important in maintaining a Fiat i guess.
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Old 24th July 2009, 23:22   #32
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Reminds me of a lovely President we all missed narrowly, in Mumbai's CST road. (featured on this forum long ago) Very original, she had the rare etched boot logo. She finally got scrapped.
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Oh thats bad.! Why are such good cars scrapped

Did you try to save her from getting scrapped?
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Oh thats bad.! Why are such good cars scrapped

Did you try to save her from getting scrapped?
Oh yes we did ! But unfortunately the scrapper had bought her from Pune (probably at a ridiculous price) and was making really exhorbitant demands the minute he saw our interest. The problem is that these guys make really good money from the parts sold to Mumbai's Cabbies, so they don't really care for customers like us ..
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Reminds me of a lovely President we all missed narrowly, in Mumbai's CST road. (featured on this forum long ago) Very original, she had the rare etched boot logo. She finally got scrapped.
SCRAPPED??!! I thought you told me then that the guy ultimately sold/traded the car to a cabbie??!
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Forgot to add, the Bangalore PRESIDENT also runs on the same tyres from show-room
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SCRAPPED??!! I thought you told me then that the guy ultimately sold/traded the car to a cabbie??!
No man.. sorry. I later heard from the guy that she indeed got scrapped (for parts). A sad day.
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Forgot to add, the Bangalore PRESIDENT also runs on the same tyres from show-room
Wow, unbelievable !
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Very disappointed to see a President being Killed !
Shame on its prior owner
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Very disappointed to see a President being Killed !
Shame on its prior owner
Actually I think it's one of those stories where the owner passed away, his family is not interested in keeping the old car, so here goes this broker or scrapwala and cons them into selling the car to him and so on...!
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so sorry for that !
people like us should try to acquire such vehicles where in case like the owner passes away
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so sorry for that !
people like us should try to acquire such vehicles where in case like the owner passes away
Indeed!

But that's the irony- when people like us go and ask for such cars, we are turned away with the reply that the owner doesn't want to part with it, and so on...only to learn later on that either it ended up being scrapped or was given away (in some cases literally!) to some undeserving person who doesn't realize it's value nor is interested in maintaining it!

I'd posted one such personal experience of mine with a Standard Pennant in the standard cars thread recently:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1366699-post851.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1373402-post856.html
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Indeed!

But that's the irony- when people like us go and ask for such cars, we are turned away with the reply that the owner doesn't want to part with it, and so on...only to learn later on that either it ended up being scrapped or was given away (in some cases literally!) to some undeserving person who doesn't realize it's value nor is interested in maintaining it!
I totally agree with you Shyam, a few years ago an all original millicento, run ning but rusting was not sold to me and was later sold to a gentelmen who changed to S1 mechanicals and later traded her for another non original mixed (54, 57, and padmani) car in Hyderabad.
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Can you get us a good clear close up shot of the air cleaner? We can try and reproduce that sticker. I notice even the wiper washer fluid bag is intact. Superb!

Also do give us some good shots of the door panels, seats etc for reference. That music system and console is an eyesore - it must go.
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Some more Pics of the President!!
Thanks, the seats appear to be redone I think.

Can you get a clearer and larger shot of the airfilter sticker?
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Thanks, the seats appear to be redone I think.

Can you get a clearer and larger shot of the airfilter sticker?
Ok. I will post a clearer picture..
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