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Old 10th October 2011, 09:53   #601
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It is Cochin customs. There were many other cars in here including Chevy Corvette, a damaged Hummer (flat tyre, missing chrome grill, broken glass) and many other exotics. Felt sad when I saw them.
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It is Cochin customs. There were many other cars in here including Chevy Corvette, a damaged Hummer (flat tyre, missing chrome grill, broken glass) and many other exotics. Felt sad when I saw them.
Corvette is not there in the pics he posted. Any clue where did it vanish?
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thanks for the info. would love to go check it out! Any idea who owns it and why its in such a sad state?!
I did check it out over the weekend and on inquireing with a few guys came to know this is the U.P. used car. This car belonged to someone else and did not have clear paper and the owner i not known. Sad but true this car would rot into the ground till then.
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Corvette is not there in the pics he posted. Any clue where did it vanish?
No idea where it vanished. I saw the pics few years back. It was a Silver Corvette. Also, I guess the hummer was the first in Kerala but he couldnt take it out due to some legal problems.
Also had few limos, Jeep, Cadillacs and the usual merc amg's. I was shocked to see the kind of cars that people in Kerala had imported. Too bad their dream wasnt a reality.
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No idea where it vanished. I saw the pics few years back. It was a Silver Corvette. Also, I guess the hummer was the first in Kerala but he couldnt take it out due to some legal problems.
Also had few limos, Jeep, Cadillacs and the usual merc amg's. I was shocked to see the kind of cars that people in Kerala had imported. Too bad their dream wasnt a reality.
No it was a white one, i have posted pics in Kerala thread that time. This SL55 was there even that time.
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A painstakingly sad sight, an LR Defender rotting away!
Ah! The infamous Defender lying by the side of the NH near Thalassery. The car looks almost as bad as the road itself!! What a waste!

I'd posted pictures of this vehicle in the LR thread sometime back.
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No it was a white one, i have posted pics in Kerala thread that time. This SL55 was there even that time.
Is it? I wast sure on that. I remember seeing the pics long time back.
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No idea where it vanished. I saw the pics few years back. It was a Silver Corvette. Also, I guess the hummer was the first in Kerala but he couldnt take it out due to some legal problems.
Also had few limos, Jeep, Cadillacs and the usual merc amg's. I was shocked to see the kind of cars that people in Kerala had imported. Too bad their dream wasnt a reality.
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No it was a white one, i have posted pics in Kerala thread that time. This SL55 was there even that time.

The corvette was a white Ron Fellows Edition, with red stripes. Any clue what happened to it?
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I did check it out over the weekend and on inquireing with a few guys came to know this is the U.P. used car. This car belonged to someone else and did not have clear paper and the owner i not known. Sad but true this car would rot into the ground till then.
I tried to check it out but couldn't find it!! any help as to the exact location would be much appreciated!!
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The corvette was a white Ron Fellows Edition, with red stripes. Any clue what happened to it?
Yep, that's the one. No idea on hat happened. Might be still there eating more dust
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I tried to check it out but couldn't find it!! any help as to the exact location would be much appreciated!!

I really dont know the names of the roads, but if you are familiar with Bandra you would understand, let me try using landmarks. If you take a right from Funkies and head down the slope towards Mini Punjab there would be a gelato store (i hope this is the one.) on your left just after mini punjab, thats the right you need to take into the lane and just the second or third blding on your right you will see the car parked outside. I hope it helps.
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Looks like the Cochin customs.
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It is Cochin customs. There were many other cars in here including Chevy Corvette, a damaged Hummer (flat tyre, missing chrome grill, broken glass) and many other exotics. Felt sad when I saw them.
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No it was a white one, i have posted pics in Kerala thread that time. This SL55 was there even that time.
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I tried to check it out but couldn't find it!! any help as to the exact location would be much appreciated!!
Dont they put it for auction ? Sad that these cars rot in there ! Hope some car freak becomes the head of customs so that they do something about these beauties & help those find some homes !
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Dont they put it for auction ? Sad that these cars rot in there ! Hope some car freak becomes the head of customs so that they do something about these beauties & help those find some homes !
They do put the cars for auction but no idea why they havent put these up. Sad to see these exotics rotting!
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Dont they put it for auction ? Sad that these cars rot in there ! Hope some car freak becomes the head of customs so that they do something about these beauties & help those find some homes !
They do put the cars for auction. There is a time frame procedure to that is followed and after which depending if the owner pays or disputes the amount mentioned by the customs the car either is released or dies a slow death.
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Here are some pics of an Impala, a Morris(?) , karmann Ghia(?) and one unknown car.

The Impala was lying at the Palika undergrpound parking till some time back...

A shame to let such a sexy car just wither away like that.










The first pic is a dead give away...a chevy
The second ends with ...ALA

I'm guessing a chevy impala
There were quite a few of them in India in the 70s
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