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Old 21st February 2010, 16:06   #16
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All the above pictures of fiat above are making me go crazy again and again to go deep into Fiat family.

I have Padmini S1, my question is that would I be able to maintain it for a decade or more? Seeing the above beauties, they manage to survive as Padmini, fiat young generation was alive in India, but who is there after Padmini. Nor Premier Auto provides its customer any help.

Lets hope some day Premier Auto realises her lost glory.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 21:39   #17
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I remember Premier Padmini having an estate version called Safari...can any one post its pics.
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My fathers 1980 Premier Padmini Deluxe BE purchased for Rs. 75,000 from Premier Showroom in 1980, Hyderabad. My Linea purchased for Rs. 8,20,000 in April 2009. I was happier in 1980 - did not know anything more powerful other than Mercedes Benz W123 cars.

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Nor Premier Auto provides its customer any help.

Lets hope some day Premier Auto realises her lost glory.
Well, AFAIK, Premier Auto Ltd. (PAL) is more or less defunct now, so that explains why they dont provide their customer any help!

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I remember Premier Padmini having an estate version called Safari...can any one post its pics.
Here you go, courtesy Suraj Talkies! Teh tail-lights are mods from Maruti of course, original ones being round and 2 pairs total.

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BTW ram, our friend in Vijaynagar colony too has one in white, saw it a couple of months ago.

PS: Sorry am responding a little late to these posts.

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My fathers 1980 Premier Padmini Deluxe BE purchased for Rs. 75,000 from Premier Showroom in 1980, Hyderabad.
Welcome aboard! Nice to see your family still having the padmini. BTW, is the regn. original? Because a Herald I had and recently sold to a friend was re-registered in Hyd. in '82, the regn. is ABU 3379. So ABU 6005 should've been after that.
Also didnt know the padmini cost as much as 75k in the 80s! Or was that the price of only the Deluxe (with AC, bucket seats, stereo etc.) back then?

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Old 16th March 2010, 22:39   #20
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Friends,

My fathers 1980 Premier Padmini Deluxe BE purchased for Rs. 75,000 from Premier Showroom in 1980, Hyderabad. My Linea purchased for Rs. 8,20,000 in April 2009. I was happier in 1980 - did not know anything more powerful other than Mercedes Benz W123 cars.

Sateesh S. Magal
Hyderabad
Wow great Fiats at home.

Hope you know about Fiat Classic Club - Hyderabad!
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Old 17th March 2010, 09:52   #21
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Here's some photos of a Padmini that is under restoration at Chowdhury's Works just outside Calcutta.

He was the one I purchased my WBF-1 from.
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Here's some photos of a Padmini that is under restoration at Chowdhury's Works just outside Calcutta.

He was the one I purchased my WBF-1 from.
That seems to be an import, not Premier. Also the image of the door insides is not the same car, probably the Chevy lying there.
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Here's some photos of a Padmini that is under restoration at Chowdhury's Works just outside Calcutta.

He was the one I purchased my WBF-1 from.
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That seems to be an import, not Premier. Also the image of the door insides is not the same car, probably the Chevy lying there.
Exactly! It's a Fiat 1100 Familare!

John, I hope you pick this one up from him as well, nothing like a genuine 1100 station-wagon in the family!
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I recently found the below cars near my place.
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Old 26th March 2010, 22:16   #25
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This cars need to restore to keep the our heritage alive.
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O H M Y G O D

This yard has the two cars infact 3 cars which I cry, crib, Love the center light MDU 5960, MSL 2259 & the Mark 1 ambassdor. Holy Lord my heart sunk in sorrow looking all the beauties at the mercy of nature. Whose cars are these? Mehul are you planning to pick up any car and restore it?

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[quote=chanu;1805688]O H M Y G O D

This yard is private collection. The owner had collected some much that he cannot maintain even one well, I asked wether he wants to sell, but he also seems confused what to do with them.
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A very interesting long wheel base taxi based on the 1100 TV can be seen here. This is the first time I am seeing something like this. Neatly executed. Wonder if there are any survivors.

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IMCDb.org: Fiat 1100 Tassí [103] in "Un maledetto imbroglio, 1959"
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This cars need to restore to keep the our heritage alive.
Man, am smelling some hot restoration threads from you. Raring to see some of them back in shape and cruising the road. Good Luck
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A very interesting long wheel base taxi based on the 1100 TV can be seen here. This is the first time I am seeing something like this. Neatly executed. Wonder if there are any survivors.

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IMCDb.org: Fiat 1100 Tassí [103] in "Un maledetto imbroglio, 1959"
Very interesting. The registration seems to be Italian itself so the cars must be from Fiat Italy itself rather than being region specific to some country like NSU, Premier, etc. This is the first time I came across such a variant and surely haven't come across it in any documentation (or owners manual supplement) from Fiat Italy. They perhaps must be offered by local coach builders like Starline offered Safari in India.

Anyways, how about replicating one from a standard car ??

Regards,
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