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Old 11th October 2009, 08:21   #1486
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the 2nd car, the yellow one, is clearly a modded contessa. it ain't an import.
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It isn't a Contessa, looks like a Japanese or american car of 80's.....
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No, its an import.
It runs a turbo-charged lancer engine with a dry-shot of NOS.
It's a Hindustan College project built by Electra in 2004.
And its NOT a great vehicle - It was up for sale until some time ago, i was told.
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Old 11th October 2009, 09:00   #1487
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Saw a white FIAT 500 in t'vanmiyur Beach.Believe it's the first in chennai. was pretty late could'nt get a pic though.
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Old 11th October 2009, 15:21   #1488
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I was just roaming around today morning with a friend. my mom had called up for some urgent work. i was rushing back home when i saw something i couldnt believe!! A ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM!! that too parked in front of the merc service centre (how ironic, considering RR is owned by BMW). its standing at the very same spot where the SL 63 AMG was, when i spotted it about a 2 months back.

i also saw a brown MB CLK cabrio yesterday on my way to laxman sruti musicals. it was stopped by the cops for some reason. sorry but i dont have pics of this.

Anyways, enough talk!! here are the pics (taken with a 2mp fone camera so pardon me for the quality). i couldnt take any more pics as i was in a real hurry (and the fone didnt have any memory left)!!
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Old 11th October 2009, 15:21   #1489
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Saw a white FIAT 500 in t'vanmiyur Beach.Believe it's the first in chennai. was pretty late could'nt get a pic though.
Pictures of a white FIAT 500 posted in post # 1421 & a yellow one in posting # 1452.

Wonder what makes people buy this for 15 lacs (Fiat 500) ?

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Old 11th October 2009, 15:26   #1490
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Wonder what makes people buy this for 15 lacs (Fiat 500) ?
Deesal Vandi !!!
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@bivin - Guess the Phantom came to Ambattur in search of you... great pics man... was it carrying the registration number 7?
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Old 11th October 2009, 19:56   #1492
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hye guys I saqw a Hummer today in T.P Road (T.Nagar), Couldnt get the pic since I was driving the car and before my wife could take the camera, the hummer was lost! wonderful and awsome sight.. man, nowadays t.nagar is buzzing with all imports! no wonder t.nagar is becomming really expensive nowadays!
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Old 11th October 2009, 19:57   #1493
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@Bivin, dude! it is an awsome sight looking at the merc showrooms! There is the FORD Service station followed by MERC showroom followed by BMW service followed by TATA motors!! waaaaaa
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Sirjee, that's a Pontiac Astro and been used for some project as mentioned by Turbojc .
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Hope you got your answer mate...
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Hey guys, that yellow car is a Pontiac Astre. It was a project done by my seniors at Hindustan College. It has been converted to RHD and as far I know, it currently runs on a Mitsubishi Lancer engine. Oh, and it has nitrous too. Here's a Wikipedia link: Chevrolet Vega - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I'm not a junkyard part hunter. So, I can't make out the Conti parts used in the vehicle. They probably used them.
IIRC, the vehicle is a LHD.
I still may be wrong. But, I'll get back with the pucca details on this yellow machine.

PS: Found an officially sold Fiat Bravo yet?
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I stand corrected. my judgement as well Suhaas's were based on the strikingly similar fenders as well as windscreen. the angle on the boot too is strikingly similar to the conti. but, the parent car of the conti is a vauxhall victor which is a GM car. so ,the astre could be , an evolution of the victor.

Wow! You boys have done your homework! I too, stand corrected! As 14krpm said, my judgement was purely based on the striking similarity of the fenders and the windscreen. And there might be a chance that the Victor runs through its veins.

Nitrous, well, I'm not entirely sure on that. Will get more details and get back to you.

That red E36 looks fantastic! Love the wheels.
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Old 13th October 2009, 14:40   #1495
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@bivin - Guess the Phantom came to Ambattur in search of you... great pics man... was it carrying the registration number 7?

THAT IS SOO TRUE!! honestly, i dont remember the registration. but im sure it was TN registered.
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Old 15th October 2009, 09:56   #1496
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Spotted this Merc CL55 AMG parked in New Bazaar , T.Nagar an hour ago. The same location where I spotted the white Jag XF that was posted in # 1180.
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Old 16th October 2009, 00:36   #1497
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Wow! Fantastic Merc.Quite rare in India too!
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Just 30 min before spotted an Land Rover Discover ,first I thought that it's an consulate one, but to my surprise it was a white board ,with TN 38.I followed it from meenambakkam to chrompet and it took a u-turn to drop some one .so its roaming inside the city,so eagle eyed guys look for this LR. A sad thing is it was not well maintained as it should be and one funny thing is it had Tata mud flaps at the rear.I feel sorry that i could not post a pic since i don't have a cam phone(should get one soon).
The LR looked similar to the below pic
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A very British-looking street!
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Its a file photograph to show the model. Anyway the CL55 is up for sale. A friend of mine is looking at it. It can be had for the price of a nice C class I think. Just dont know how reliable it will be. But would still be lovely addition to a multi car garage.
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