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Old 9th September 2008, 01:24   #1
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I Saw This Car when I was driving to Trichur From Cochin Today Morning, The Photos are Crappy Because I was Trembling(My Dad Too) After Seeing this Beauty of a Machine. It's Up For Sale at Hefty Price, Totally Redone and with all original parts. Was Never This Interested in Pre 1950s Till Today..This Car was with a Mechanic Who Totally Redid this car from the scratch and Totally in house, even the painting. funnily it's just a Shed in which you can hardly park this small car.

Sorry for the pix since it was taken with my Motorola Cam Phone.

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I was just speechless after seeing this Beauty. and the restoration is beyond belief.
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This is sweet!! The only thing i did not like are the floorboards.A bit too tacky for my liking.If you don't mind me asking, how much was he selling it for?
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Thanks and appreciate your efforts for sharing fantastic collection of old photos. Please keep coming more.
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I was just speechless after seeing this Beauty. and the restoration is beyond belief.
I too am speechless, but for other reasons

There are very few original parts, the job looks extremely messy to me and very cheaply done. I still can't get over the running boards! The upholstry and dash is nonsense, mechanically Im sure it does not inspire confidence.

That said it is always nice to see the smaller guys putting in efforts to restore a car that might have otherwise been lost.
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This car is bad & good. I wish you can see my Similar Morris 1935 to know the difference. This photo is in my thread "Photos of my cars".
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Hey Muneem! The morris u've spotted is in koratty right?? It belongs to a mad nut Called Koratty Unni. This clown knows NOTHING about cars. He just picks up some cars, and adds all these 'vintage' bits on it(Like lanterns, running boards etc!!) and markets them to unsespecting souls with lots of money, who want a 'vintage' car in their porch. Im sure u must have seen another morris tourer being done up there, its been there for an eternity and will never be completed. Most of the other cars which he sold have blown their engines within 30kms of driving. Also, did he show you an album of cars which he claims to have restored(Including a daimler double six)?? If so, they are all fake! he hasn't even seen half of them!!

I can understand your excitement on seeing this car, but dont keep this car as your point of comparing classics, if u are interested, i'll show u many 'good' classics in cochin.
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To be honest, I dont know what to say!!

Ive heard of unnecessary bling being added to classics but this is way too......: puke:

And man he seems to be very keen on driving the history of the car hard into people's minds if he put that 'England 1938' calling card on the rear!!

And yeah, best (or worst?) part is those running boards- inspired from which Maharaja's rolls/Hispano??

Yes, if you want to see far more uh, presentable classics, just grab hold of namma JayD chettAn!

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Thank you every one for the enlightenment(Especially JayD & Karlosdeville,) it was an eye opener , but now i am feeling blue ,since what i saw was not a real vintage.

Anyway this is not the first time that my bubble is being busted here in Teambhp, hey you think you know something then you people give me the real truth , Now i really feel good Being a BHPian, can avoid making myself look like a jackass in the future.
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what i saw was not a real vintage.
Actually I'm sure none of us meant that!

It indeed IS very much a vintage, just not anymore a virgin one if you know what I mean!
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A 1936 Morris 8 from Nagpur
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I am speechless. Dont know what to say.
If this was your car Muneemmk, i would have not commented but this car is utter rubbish. With no offence meant to anyone, least of you my dear friend, your thread title says it all. Im glad you are interested in Classic and Vintage cars.
Yes in a glance the car looks shining and swanky but a closer look will tell you what lies under the 2 coats of paint (im sure its not even two)
The badges are sheer nonsense. No Morris i know came wtha badge denoting its year of manufacture as in this one, on the rear.
Also the running board is horrendous.
Coming to the dash and steering, the lesser said the better.
The Upholstery is like a period sofa and never came in this car.
This is obviously an attempt by an enthisiast who is lesser informed (or doesn't care) about originality.
I dont want to even start commenting for under the hood details.
There is no attention to any detail here as you can see. Restoration is all about bringing the originality o fthe car as much as one can whether anyone can see it or not. YUCK!!
Sorry but not to my taste sir.
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No Morris i know came wtha badge denoting its year of manufacture as in this one, on the rear.
No car I know came with a badge denoting its year of manufacture as in this one, on the rear.
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I think we're all being a little harsh on Muneem! For the casual observer, over restoration is impressive at first glance. Moreover, over restoration is a common disease - has anybody seen what the railways does with their steam engines? They fit brass all over the place, even bathroom fittings and railings on their engines! I've tried to list out what constitutes over-restoration. Maybe others could add to this:
Wrong colour ( I know that this is a purist approach, but thats my view!)
Non contemporary paints, such as metallic paint.
Non period accessories (horns, lights etc. from one era on cars of another)
Extra chrome,
Ostentatious and wrong patterned upholstery, carpets
Unnecessary labeling everywhere. ( Like putting 'Austin of England' badges from the fifties on earlier cars)
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lets be very clear, there is no restoration on this car, let alone over restoration. there is but one word for this car," banger".
i don't mind the way this car looks,since its up to the owner as to what he does with his car, as long as its not passed off as a restoration of any sort.
there is a similar car in Delhi, the owner has gone as far as to source the correct pedal rubbers. now, that is a restoration....
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I think a Morris 8 was a a humble yet incredible car which made tourers available to the masses. I got very close to owning one, and did a lot of research on the car. Here is one pic i came accross which reflects the true spirit of this car. Unfortunately a lot of Morris tourers have fallen in wrong hands in India and are today gone beyond getting them restored back to originality.


Notice how much the mudguards have been changed in the Kerala car, would be very very difficult to get the original bodyline back..ofcourse if one wanted to!!
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