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Old 12th January 2010, 01:12   #3466
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Scorcher, where did you find the Cadillac limo? What is the present condition of the car? It had been lying at a local workshop for the last couple of years.
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Old 12th January 2010, 01:35   #3467
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@foby - Thanks brother, but no idea on the falconic details. I just have a faint feeling that this one belongs to the Maharaja HH Marthanda Varma, i kinda recall seeing a similar one in his fleet when i went to the palace with my dad to invite him for a function. But, i do have my doubts as every car from the Royal garage carries the a royal emblem, a Golden Conch in front and rear. Which is missing in this case.

@mahesh2010- Porsche did launch the Diesel Cayenne a like a year ago with the V6 mill from VW Touareg. But evidently it failed to gather flocks/takers as its other siblings the S, GTS and the almighty Turbo S. Porsche hit the rock so hard on trying to bring there brand 'down to earth' that the german marque will in near future phase out the bestseller-Cayenne and the Ah! So fresh Panamera and stick to the Sportscar makers club.

@bivin- The car(limo) was in tvm for more than a decade now. It was used exstensively until the owner(a IT giant) passed away some 4-5 yrs back. Then it remained untouched for couple of years until one day they discovered that she was'nt breathing(starting) properly and had some problem with her eye lid(wipers) Then it was brought to this work shop, from that day she is resting in this low key workshop. The guy never bothered to take her back and the workshop guy got a easy show piece.

@foby- Cayenne diesel was only launched recently, much after the facelift. The kajah one defenitly is a Petrol.

@anand- same garage enroute PTP.

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@foby - Thanks brother, but no idea on the falconic details. I just have a faint feeling that this one belongs to the Maharaja HH Marthanda Varma, i kinda recall seeing a similar one in his fleet when i went to the palace with my dad to invite him for a function. But, i do have my doubts as every car from the Royal garage carries the a royal emblem, a Golden Conch in front and rear. Which is missing in this case.
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I think the old Porsche Cayene the KL-8 AE registered one owned by the Kajahs is a diesel , I remember it emitting dark fumes when ripped off through NH 17.

The white one owned by the star plastics is Petrol , the one which Josco had is Petrol.

@Scorcher- that KEQ registered Ford Falcon is from Paripalli,Kollam.Imported from Singapore and now dieselised

I had seen this car last month,enquired about the car in vintage car thread and this is the info i got.

@ Foby - as scorcher said diesel cayenne has been introduced around 1 year only,then there is no chance of the old prefacelift cayenne being a diesel
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@Scorcher- that KEQ registered Ford Falcon is from Paripalli,Kollam.Imported from Singapore and now dieselised

I had seen this car last month,enquired about the car in vintage car thread and this is the info i got.

@ Foby - as scorcher said diesel cayenne has been introduced around 1 year only,then there is no chance of the old prefacelift cayenne being a diesel
Thank you for the info guys !!!
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@mahesh2010- Porsche did launch the Diesel Cayenne a like a year ago with the V6 mill from VW Touareg. But evidently it failed to gather flocks/takers as its other siblings the S, GTS and the almighty Turbo S. Porsche hit the rock so hard on trying to bring there brand 'down to earth' that the german marque will in near future phase out the bestseller-Cayenne and the Ah! So fresh Panamera and stick to the Sportscar makers club.

Sad...and I was begininning to like the vehicle despite its heavy maintenance costs..oh well..
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Saw a W221 S class (white colour) today near museum,tvm. I know that there's nothing special about it but this car had a different set of wheels. I couldnt see the wheels clearly but I think it is 5 spoke. I've never seen this type of wheels before and almost all w221 s-class' in Kerala has the standard 7 spoke wheels (except the S500). Does anyone know about this car?

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Saw a W221 S class (white colour) today near museum,tvm. I know that there's nothing special about it but this car had a different set of wheels. I couldnt see the wheels clearly but I think it is 5 spoke. I've never seen this type of wheels before and almost all w221 s-class' in Kerala has the standard 7 spoke wheels (except the S500). Does anyone know about this car?
Thats a vague description buddy, Afaik there is only 2 W221 S's in tvm. One is 01-A*-5 which since recently runs on taxi plates and belongs to the Boxster guy, the other one is 01-A*-6 and belongs to a 'infamous' planter and this one is most of the time parked in Taj Residency, Thycaud.
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Thats a vague description buddy, Afaik there is only 2 W221 S's in tvm. One is 01-A*-5 which since recently runs on taxi plates and belongs to the Boxster guy, the other one is 01-A*-6 and belongs to a 'infamous' planter and this one is most of the time parked in Taj Residency, Thycaud.
I dont know whether it is a tvm regd car. I didnt see its no: plates. Just saw it in tvm. It may be from some other place.
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Ok. Will keep eyes open for that one.

I again saw the New Gen 750Li(MH regn) nr. Airport later that night. It just ripped past me. What a sight !
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Spotted today, at Edapally, a Cadillac Escalade. Boy this one is humonguous .Photos hardly convey the superlative size of this thing
Also there was this RX8 nearby to give it some company.Sorry for the shabby pics, clicked with my mobile cam, you can't really shoot in the dark with these things
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Nice pics of the Esclade EXT.Really has some presence in India!
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@aravind- Great find buddy ! That Escalade was the most talked about car in few days in this thread.

Massive Presence and charecter. But personally not a big fan of the SUT version. SUV is the one to have.

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Sorry guys for the goof up, had forgotten to conceal the regn. numbers in the original post.
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Old 12th January 2010, 22:06   #3479
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Ford Falcon in t'puram!!!
Looks just cooolll among todays cars..

The caddy escalade sure has some presence,but the SYV version wud have more presence
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Nice catch Aravind. I too feel that it would have looked much better in its suv form. Its owner seems to have a nice collection in Dubai. Which all cars does he have in Kerala?
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