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Old 5th January 2010, 00:16   #1
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Hi guys,
I would like to share some pictures of my newly restored 1961 ambassador,I would appreciate your comments
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Hi guys,
I would like to share some pictures of my newly restored 1961 ambassador,I would appreciate your comments
A very good job indeed!

Although I'm not much of an Amby fan, I do respect the very first models, especially if pains are taken to maintain them.

Only this thread should be in the POST 1950 section, being about a '61 car.
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Thats a neatly done Job. Dr. Joe may I know where did you got it painted ?

The paint Job is amazing , Did you changed the shell ?

The interior looks good as well.

My 5 cents to it

Kudos !!!!
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The car looks great Dr joe! Great work. Pls try to get the chrome/steel wiper arms and blades, it will look much better with those, also, is the car running on the original engine? Is it able to handle the load of the AC?
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Very good paint finish. Would be great if you can get the Mark1 logo in the boot lid.
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The car looks great Dr joe! Great work. Pls try to get the chrome/steel wiper arms and blades, it will look much better with those,
A point that I wanted to include in my last post but forgot! Thanks, chetta!

Also I reckon the gear lever isn't original to the mk1 either?

Is this car on an OHV engine, considering it's a '61 model?
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I think she will be running on a matador engine , do a old stock Ambassador engine run fine on AC ?
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Nice job Doc, she's a looker .
Are the wheel caps original / original after market period accessories ?
What's that little light at the rear on the right side ?
Is she a daily runner - I ask because of the AC fitted.
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Very good paint finish. Would be great if you can get the Mark1 logo in the boot lid.
I heard from some TBhpians that this model was called Mark 1 just for reference. So was there a Mark 1 logo for the boot?
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Very Good Job Indeed!!!

Kudos to the spirit, time & effort you have put in to restore this

If possible share with us details, as in how many days, time, price & location from where you resourced the material. May help all of us.
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I heard from some TBhpians that this model was called Mark 1 just for reference. So was there a Mark 1 logo for the boot?
A logo like that, to the best of my knowledge, wouldn't exist as OE at all! For the reasons I'd mentioned before, the car was officially never known as "mark1".
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The exterior body panels are looking really good - did you straighten out some dents or was it a really well maintained car to begin with? Interior color scheme is also quite novel and nice!

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Hey excellent job. Beauty.
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I heard from some TBhpians that this model was called Mark 1 just for reference. So was there a Mark 1 logo for the boot?
When a model is launched, no one anticipates diffirent models(Marks) of that. So its only logical that the first of the type would be without any thing identfying it as the 1st Model/Type/Mark

HM satrted the "mark" business only with Amby, no they did not do this with Hindusthans or the Landy.

The Amaby Mark 1 did not have a "Mark 1" logo as original identifying it as Mark 1. Only from Mark II the "Mark" logos made their appearnce

So the rear end is almost stock.

Only difference is the pannel cover between the indicator light and the brake light. The original had a cover plate there which was only having black criss cross lines (horizontal + verical blak lines spaced to form about 5mm squares- screen printed I think- filling the whole space).

Definitle a beutiful thing as it is, drjoepaulp and congratulations.

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram

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Oh my god! What a beauty . She looks stunning. Congrats!

One question - is the registration no. original? As per the reg. no., the car should be around '72-'73 model and a Mark II.

- Thanks, Jose.
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