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Old 8th February 2010, 18:37   #31
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Is it possible for some further info and pictures.

APU ? is it from Andhra ?
Here is the car

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I remember NLK9999 well. This car was the mother of all basket cases and had a conventional 4 door tourer body that was nothing more than a few scraps of metal. Ravikumar left the car with Mr. Aswath, who began a painstaking, but slow restoration. After Ravi's passing away, Dr. Raviprakash acquired the car and rebuilt it in the doctor's coupe style. Incidentally, the artillery wheels were built from scratch, using the old wheels as patterns, by a whiz of a carpenter. I used to watch his work with fascination at Mr. Aswath's place, which was a regular watering hole for car enthusiasts like me.
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Hi Tonrag, How is your Austin-7, can you write about maroon Austin-7 of Mr.Aswath where is his cars now. Any details of Mr.Aswath's Austin which is from Hyd.

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I'm afraid I don't know where Mr. Aswath's Maroon Austin seven is. It was sold after he passed away, or just before; I'm not sure. My own seven is being fettled mechanically. Just some small work on the brakes and hoses. The body is rather tired now and some rust spots have to be attended. Hopefully, work will finish soon!
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OMG looks like she was running till she was parked under the tree, how could one do this to these magnificent machines, even now it's pretty much Restorable. What is this car?
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OMG looks like she was running till she was parked under the tree, how could one do this to these magnificent machines, even now it's pretty much Restorable. What is this car?
Exactly! Can someone please tell us the exact model of that beauty?!
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Looks like an American Roadster Pickup.....can it be a Ford Model T pickup? I may be wrong.

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This is a late Ford Model T.

Any idea where and when the picture was take.

Even though the Model T was produced in huge numbers they are very rare in India now.
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This does not look like a pic in India as the Bike does not sport a registration and how Popular is Basktball in India as a sport. 1923/24 Model

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It is India, the bike is a bullet
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I am sure that the pic is not in india, the bullet in question is a export model bullet and it is certainly not a 350
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The tree is also a give away . Please see carefully and if so lets ask the photographer who has taken it. The whole image looks like some where not in the country.

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I've been reading a lot of the older threads, what a Font of Information to be found on BHP!

One of the first photos posted was of The Statesman's own Model T that is painted in a blue with their logo on the side. I'll try and find some more photos and if unsuccessful will take a complete set at next years Rally.

There is another "T" here in Kolkata owned by Partho Bose that hasn't been shown at the Statesman Rally for 6 years. I understand it needs some work done on it. It's a little "blinged" up in the Calcutta fashion and I am encouraging Partho to take it back to original for next years Rally. Will have a visit with him and take some more photos.

I've also included some photos from the "Ford Times" Oct & Nov 1915 edition that would indicate that white tires were standard.

The photo of the Model "T" Pop Corn Wagon is quite interesting and it seems that the rear wheels are stronger than the front wheels which might indicate that they had used a "T" truck to build the custom body. I wish I had taken photos of the interior as it was a work of art.

I've yet to check out your web-site and am looking forward to reading it cover to cover.
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