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Old 29th August 2012, 13:02   #91
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Where was "Rehman Cap and Hat Mfg Co located?
The name is vaguely familiar. I have possibly heard this name in my childhood from my great grandfather who previously lived somewhere near Shikarpur, Sindh Province (undivided India, now in Pakistan)

The board next to the "Rehman Cap & Mfg Co" further supports my theory.

Subject to correction, of course..!
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Surely a Cartier worthy car? Transportation may be an issue though.

Here is a Pontiac caught in the passing, intruding in the photo
Where was "Rehman Cap and Hat Mfg Co located? If the pontiac had been a tad faster we could have known the number.

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Pontiac or Oldsmobile. If a Pontiac this would be a Silver streak
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Where was "Rehman Cap and Hat Mfg Co located?
Many thanks to Nigel (deutscheafrikar) for confirming that this Company is located in Karachi and still active today.

Rehman Cap & Hat company - Résumé | Facebook

As per their Facebook page the company was founded on Sep 19, 1948, so this pic was taken after that. The car was probably quite new when this pic was taken.

My grandmother confirms that my great grandfather had to make a few follow up trips, post independence to settle matters with business associates, sell off what property was not already looted etc; and this is probably when he came in contact with this company.

Thanks for an interesting pic, Harit !!

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Pontiac or Oldsmobile. If a Pontiac this would be a Silver streak
To my untrained eye, it looks more like a Pontiac. Cannot be certain, but behind the @Harit watermark it looks to have circular tail lamp lenses. I don't remember seeing any Olds in this era with circular tail lamps.
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I don't think it can be installed as is. One would also need the appropriate radio face plate. Attached is a pic of the face plate from the net :

A very nice car, indeed.
Then the radio on his car is not of correct period . That's all.

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Many thanks to Nigel (deutscheafrikar) for confirming that this Company is located in Karachi and still active today.

Rehman Cap & Hat company - Résumé | Facebook

As per their Facebook page the company was founded on Sep 19, 1948, so this pic was taken after that. The car was probably quite new when this pic was taken.

My grandmother confirms that my great grandfather had to make a few follow up trips, post independence to settle matters with business associates, sell off what property was not already looted etc; and this is probably when he came in contact with this company.

Thanks for an interesting pic, Harit !!

To my untrained eye, it looks more like a Pontiac. Cannot be certain, but behind the @Harit watermark it looks to have circular tail lamp lenses. I don't remember seeing any Olds in this era with circular tail lamps.
That's an Oldsmobile for sure . 46/47 and not a Pontiac . See two characteristic is the Center monogram on the rear boot and close scan and it's square not round and who took away the stripes

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That's an Oldsmobile for sure . 46/47 and not a Pontiac . See two characteristic is the Center monogram on the rear boot and close scan and it's square not round and who took away the stripes
I seem to be gobbling away a lot of cars & parts, of late, don't I..?!

Yes, upon closer examination it does look to be a square tail lamp. And the lack of stripes would make this an Olds.
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Surely a Cartier worthy car? Transportation may be an issue though.

Here is a Pontiac caught in the passing, intruding in the photo
Where was "Rehman Cap and Hat Mfg Co located? If the pontiac had been a tad faster we could have known the number.

Cheers harit
Harit bhai, 'Beauty, they say, lies in the eye of the beholder'

Nice photograph, but is not a Pontiac which would have had a 'chromed metal band down the middle of the hood and trunk'.
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A Pontiac Eight that stopped to cool down - although it looked well maintained / restored, it was far from original. The glasses, interiors, door handles, door pads and lot of details do not seem original. I would have expected chrome lining on the windows and the windshied.
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A Pontiac Eight that stopped to cool down - although it looked well maintained / restored, it was far from original. The glasses, interiors, door handles, door pads and lot of details do not seem original. I would have expected chrome lining on the windows and the windshied.
Thanks - I think this car belongs to leader of the Bohra community, Syedna. He has some more lovely classic cars including a huge 1950s Caddillac. This particular Pontiac I think has had the roof altered, possibly for some ceremonial reason?
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Saw this Pontiac after a while. Ex Poonawalla family, sold a few years back. I think Grand Parrissiane or thereabouts.

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Saw this Pontiac after a while.
Karl, is this the same Pontiac that is parked along with a silver Porsche (Carrera?) off Baner Road? I see it every day through their gate.

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Karl, is this the same Pontiac that is parked along with a silver Porsche (Carrera?) off Baner Road? I see it every day through their gate.
Yup, thats the one, though I don't remember a Porsche, but then again, never had a close look.

She used to be a lovely deep green earlier.
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Hi Folks

Here is a foto of my 1947 pontiac streamliner. I am from hyderabad. I am looking for assistance in restoring this car. I have the following parts for restoring the car on hand.

- spare grill ( the one on the car is damaged ).

- wheel and master brake cylinders ad all brake hardware.

- front end kit with king pin and restored shock absorbers.

- rebuilt carburettor / fuel pump.

- spare water pump and rebuild kit.

- weather strip and all rubber parts including body mounts.

- distributor kit

- delco advance retart vacuum switch

- wiring harness.

- rear suspension rubber bushes and shackles.

- spare universal joint.

i solicit advice from all of you in this endeavour.
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Hi Folks

Here is a foto of my 1947 pontiac streamliner. I am from hyderabad. I am looking for assistance in restoring this car. I have the following parts for restoring the car on hand.

- spare grill ( the one on the car is damaged ).

- wheel and master brake cylinders ad all brake hardware.

- front end kit with king pin and restored shock absorbers.

- rebuilt carburettor / fuel pump.

- spare water pump and rebuild kit.

- weather strip and all rubber parts including body mounts.

- distributor kit

- delco advance retart vacuum switch

- wiring harness.

- rear suspension rubber bushes and shackles.

- spare universal joint.

i solicit advice from all of you in this endeavour.

Hi Venkrish,

Wow seeing ur car after almost 20 plus yrs. Had seen it last in the Krishna Oberoi event. The best part seems to be that the car seems in almost same nick. well think it just needs brake ,suspension ,starter, dynamo,raidiator, hub service, replacement of hoses and a very through engine tune up.If the paint , upholstery and most nickel can be left original (preserved so to say) and new set of tyres(white walls) and a new battery should see you thru. Am also in Hyderabad , i stay on hill fort road ,naubath pahad, and my telephone no is 98490 65135. I would love to see the car .
GOOD LUCK and Best wishes, hope to see the carin ship shape

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You are welcome to see my restored Silver Streak in Chennai & talk the restoration over if that would help in any way.

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Hi Folks

Here is a foto of my 1947 pontiac streamliner. I am from hyderabad. I am looking for assistance in restoring this car. I have the following parts for restoring the car on hand.

- spare grill ( the one on the car is damaged ).

- wheel and master brake cylinders ad all brake hardware.

- front end kit with king pin and restored shock absorbers.

- rebuilt carburettor / fuel pump.

- spare water pump and rebuild kit.

- weather strip and all rubber parts including body mounts.

- distributor kit

- delco advance retart vacuum switch

- wiring harness.

- rear suspension rubber bushes and shackles.

- spare universal joint.

i solicit advice from all of you in this endeavour.
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