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Old 3rd July 2011, 16:36   #16
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There are a few nice Pontacs in Hyderabad too. The 47/48 Fastback in Marredpally was a single owner car.

Rashid Bhai had a nice straight eight Pontiac too.

Early Pointiacs are quiet rare in India though

There was also a nice Firebird / Trans Am also in Hyd which had lost its original V8

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Here is a very handsome cabrio in Jodhpur

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Here is the famous Coimbatore car restored in Bangalore and sold on to Chennai. I have pieced together the pictures of the same from the Whitefield Rally and Pondy Rally threads.
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What a car? Made my day. Thanks KPS for the lovely pictures. Its really a masterpiece and the restoration job is so well executed.
Its sad that the brand has been killed by GM in late 2010.
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Our neighbour and family friend used to bring one cream, soft-top 1940's, 2527b Business Coupe which was not so well maintained. He was in the RTO and used to drive around in many old cars, that would come to him for fitness.I too would get rides but as a child was not aware of its worth. The car must have been very rare in India and I doubt if any survive here. This one's number was BYG 3888. Don't know if that rare car still survives.
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Was like this one but with a soft top
In Nagpur we had a mid 1940's (1946 or 47) Chieftian Streamliner four door that was black and exquisite looking with all its chrome. It was owned by a family acquaintance. After the oil shock around the late 1970's they sold it away. I do not remember its number too!
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Was exactly like this one but black.
(pictures from classicpontiacs.com)

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another car from a previous post which had the Shimla Car. There were some cars which used to be in Mumbai. The Chennai car is a marvelous restoration.

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This is another car that was in this years Jaipur's Rally. A very fine example.

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This is a very well maintained 1946-47 Streamliner. Are any further close up shots of the dash available?

A few Pontiacs have been seen, hope we may see a few more!!

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Another image that was forwarded to me some 5 years ago. Whose car I don't know and where I don't know.

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I have to post a number of Pontiac pictures, but I came across this picture from prewarcar.com of a Pontiac fitted with a Plexiglass body, a new invention at that time to promote this new material. I thought that this was a novelty not mant know about.

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I have to post a number of Pontiac pictures, but I came across this picture from prewarcar.com of a Pontiac fitted with a Plexiglass body, a new invention at that time to promote this new material. I thought that this was a novelty not mant know about.

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Harit, look forward to the pictures once you have your computer sorted out.

Wonder if the Plexiglass Pontiac is around at GM or is it with a Museum?

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Harit, look forward to the pictures once you have your computer sorted out.

Wonder if the Plexiglass Pontiac is around at GM or is it with a Museum?

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That see thru Pontiac is not in any museaum but is now with a collector in te US. There was a major feature on it in a recent issue of Hemmings Classic Car. will try to send you a copy of the article soon
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That see thru Pontiac is not in any museaum but is now with a collector in te US. There was a major feature on it in a recent issue of Hemmings Classic Car. will try to send you a copy of the article soon
Wasif, thanks for the update. Would be nice to see a copy of the Hemmings article.

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There is a 52 Pontiac in Calcutta in Mr. P.S Bose's collection. It has not been entered into a rally even once but this time when i was at the rally, Mr. P.S Bose's son Billy said that they would try to get it next year for the 2012 Rally.
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A later Pontiac taking part in a VCCCI rally starting from Nariman Point, just outside NCPA. This car was lying for a while at Khar, I believe later she passed on to somene else. Where is she now? Pontiac's from this era are rare in India (one of 100?).

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This car I heard was last in Hyd with a prominent collector.

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A later Pontiac taking part in a VCCCI rally starting from Nariman Point, just outside NCPA. This car was lying for a while at Khar, I believe later she passed on to somene else. Where is she now? Pontiac's from this era are rare in India (one of 100?).

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There is a 52 Pontiac in Calcutta in Mr. P.S Bose's collection. It has not been entered into a rally even once but this time when i was at the rally, Mr. P.S Bose's son Billy said that they would try to get it next year for the 2012 Rally.
Indrojit,

The car was entered in the Kolkata Rally some 6 to 7 years back. It's maroon, and a 4 or 2 door convertible. They had just restored it when it took part, but since then it never took part again.

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