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Old 16th March 2009, 11:19   #1
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Smile Contessa on second floor

I saw this at Thirunelveli.
It is on top of HM dealer's building.
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Old 16th March 2009, 11:25   #2
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this was a adveritising gimmick adopted by HM dealers way back in nineties
i remember seeing one like this in 1996 when i was a kid
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Old 16th March 2009, 11:32   #3
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Chop a good car into halves. Holy cow, even in those days it was a relatively expensive car to own.

Coming to think of it atleast Maruti has not chopped their cars for advertisement purposes but just used the bodyshell of the swift. That seems an ok thing to do and yes so does Mitsubishi.

Edit: Couldn't they have done something like this in POP or a wooden mock-up. Sorry am ranting but it sure pains to see what used to be done.

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Old 16th March 2009, 11:46   #4
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haha, amazing, I guess its a water tank, I had seen a similar such water tank of a maruti omni in JPNagar
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Old 6th April 2009, 17:13   #5
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Damn.. Some people are hell bent on cutting cars up. They must be having some sort of Psycho feeling.

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Definitely fake. Not a real car. Just look at the pic closely.
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There was another thread of a Jeep enthusiast, who put a Willy's cutout jutting out of his building!

Definitely an eye-catcher (and thus, purpose served).
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I agree, great marketing gimmic.

Here in Jaipur a dhaba owner also did the same, he put a truck body on top of the roof. It did invite a lot of customers for him as it was something unique
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even the Mitsubishi motors have put similar ones near the air port chennai, and also an old hopefully Datsun car by the Lovato auto gas conversion dealer near Mount road chennai. all kinds of attrating the customers.
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I remember a similar picture of a maruti 800 posted on team-bhp itself.
That too was for a restaurant/dhaba if i remember correctly
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I remember seeing a maruti omni(real one,not fake) put on the top floor of a building with it's 2/3rd of the body popping out from the building.@steeroid will be knowing this.saw this somewhere near shoranur(kerala) or ottapalam while returning from attapaadi.
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Here is a pic a Conti cut in half and mounted above the entrance of his auto accessory shop in Pune. This Conti had strobes fitted in the headlights and underbody neons. Killer Stuff.
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These kinds of display is also seen abroad, I have seen one on Harley Davidson showroom.
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check out this billboard for araldite from the 80;s

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Quote:
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There was another thread of a Jeep enthusiast, who put a Willy's cutout jutting out of his building!

Definitely an eye-catcher (and thus, purpose served).
In the 80s (83 or 84) a group of restraunters chopped a NYC cab and used the front half as their decor in a NYC (village) restraunt.

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