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Old 22nd March 2013, 18:41   #31
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This 1948 Hindustan 10 in Hyderabad awaits a complete overhaul. A list of works & spares needed is available. Help is sought. Cheers!
It is especially interesting to see the Morris chassis plate, with Hindustan mentioned only on the badges. Wonder if the car was completely imported. I believe even the Hindustan badges were made in the UK. The manuals were definitely printed there.

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It is especially interesting to see the Morris chassis plate, with Hindustan mentioned only on the badges. Wonder if the car was completely imported. I believe even the Hindustan badges were made in the UK. The manuals were definitely printed there.
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True Karl,the Hindustan 10 was almost fully imported, with its leather seats and brass fixtures with the chrome plating.The logos/badges and plates were also imported. Even the Landmaster and older Ambassadors have imported bonnet ornaments.
The workshop manual that I once had was of the Morris Oxford Series II for my Landmaster passed on to me (xerox) by HM. It had initials of Shri B.M. Birla on many pages and the engine was the OHV that had been since then fitted to the Series II. We had the carried over (from the Morris MO Series) side valves here, that was not described in the workshop manual.

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This 1948 Hindustan 10 in Hyderabad awaits a complete overhaul. A list of works & spares needed is available. Help is sought. Cheers!
A nice example, the car needs a lot of attention. The front bumper needs to be changed. The Smiths speedo's inner core in black has become cream. This needs to be redone or if possible replaced.
The number plate was placed in the space between the tail lights. I remember, the metal plate with the tail lights could be opened to access the stepney.

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Found this Hindustan 10 very recently in Bangalore.

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The 1956 Fiat was my dads last of 7 cars. - it is with us as yet. The parents often mention the other vehicles that they had prior to the 56 fiat that they found most reliable of the lot and the ones that they mentioned included Morris Minor, Hindustan 10, Hindustan 14, Landmaster amongst others. I actually never knew of these cars as they came and went prior to my birth. The most info that acutally gathered about the Hindustan 10 and 14 was through this thread. Thanks. They are indeed rarely seen now. There would be two kinds of people who would value and want one of these today - 1) Someone who had one of these in the family - That is a group of people that is getting rarer by the day now. 2) Collectors - But they would only want something that is quite original and/or restorable to that condition and this would I guess be quite hard in Indian presently with spares for these two vintage classics being hard to get.
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It is especially interesting to see the Morris chassis plate, with Hindustan mentioned only on the badges. Wonder if the car was completely imported. I believe even the Hindustan badges were made in the UK. The manuals were definitely printed there.

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Karl, the badges & all ornaments with the anglicized spelling HINDUSTAN were manufactured by Frays of Birmingham, the 1948 Hindustan 10 was a CKD/SKD...Cheers!
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Siddarth Varadarajan, Editor of The Hindu, has a Hindustan 14 that is his daily drive (along with a Landmaster). You can check the pic on his twitter page: https://twitter.com/svaradarajan
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Posting some photos of my Hindustan 10
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Saw one in a Malayalam movie recently - it was the comic "villain"s ride. Had the registration number KLT 96 - checked the vehicle details on the MVD website and it says "Fuel: Diesel".

Interestingly, its previous registration number is shown as MDC 6852 and Mfg Year is 1953. HOWEVER, it was registered in KL MVD on 4th Oct, 1987 - so the interesting question is how this chap managed to get a KLT 96 plate number in the year 1987.
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I remember KLT 96 (black Hindustan 14) on display at some show, a pic was posted somewhere.

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Interestingly, its previous registration number is shown as MDC 6852 and Mfg Year is 1953. HOWEVER, it was registered in KL MVD on 4th Oct, 1987 - so the interesting question is how this chap managed to get a KLT 96 plate number in the year 1987.
The regn. transfer is indeed interesting - though I wouldn't trust these kind of online records 100%.
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though I wouldn't trust these kind of online records 100%.
I would. I've been able to trace our old Amby Mk 2 using the MVD records.
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I would. I've been able to trace our old Amby Mk 2 using the MVD records.
The records did surprise me on many occassions, I even found my grandmother's Lambretta still on her name (incorrectly spelt), they sold it in Cochin in the 1970s.

I simply meant that dates could often be typos.
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]I remember KLT 96 (black Hindustan 14) on display at some show, a pic was posted somewhere.[/b]
The regn. transfer is indeed interesting - though I wouldn't trust these kind of online records 100%.
KLT-96 is indeed a Hindustan14 which is having a diesel BMC engine as its powertrain. This car was originally madras state registered and belonged to the Bethselmond palace office in Trivandrum.It was auctioned off in the mid eighties when the palace was taken over by the government. That may be the reason the records showing the date of Registration as 1987
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Is the owner interested in parting with it?

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Found this Hindustan 10 very recently in Bangalore.

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Is the owner interested in parting with it?
I have no idea who the owner is. The car was parked in front of Trend Automobiles, Bangalore.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/bangal...bangalore.html (Body Repair & Painting, Glass Repair, Detailing etc. - Trend Automobiles (Bangalore))

You can contact Mr Dinesh (contact details in above thread) for more information. I saw this in Feb 2013. Not sure whether it is still there. There was also another car (Hindustan 14 I think) in their garage.
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