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Old 29th December 2014, 08:20   #121
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And that means then we can run them on the roads just like the in land cars that we run on the roads. If this can be done then there is good thing. Wish the year was relaxed to 1960 and then some classics can be bought at more reasonable rates then what available locally (due to scarcity).
Yes once the car is registered we can run them on roads like any other normal car as prior to registering, the RTO of respective states, would have collected the road tax, green tax, car would have undergone a fitness test etc etc. Honestly once the car is legally imported in the country there is absolutely no reason why it cannot be registered. Personally I think it is a flaw in the notification and must be amended.

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Photograph of a 1949 Bentley recently imported into India.
Beautiful Jattiji and many thanks for sharing the pics...who is the proud owner of this gorgeous Bentley?

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Here are a few more Rolls.

Great to see some classics coming in too.I guess the Silver Shadows are transfer of residence cars.Would be great to see some pictures of these beauties.
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Cyrus Mistry gifts his son a Red 1971 Jaguar E-Type with an automatic gearbox for Christmas!
I have been informed that the car is not an original Jaguar but produced by Eagle which has the rights to share the body style. Its like an old shape but everything modern. The poona E type is also of the same brand.
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Hi All,
I saw a Model T doctors coupe in Coimbatore and was given to understand that it was imported under the new regulations.I do not have the owners permission to post a picture,but a lovely car
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I saw a Model T doctors coupe in Coimbatore and was given to understand that it was imported under the new regulations.I do not have the owners permission to post a picture,but a lovely car
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Apparently 2 Model T have been imported recently .

Restrictions lifted on the import of Pre-1950 cars into India-ford-model-t.jpg

I think you are talking of the car with VIN number: 11740638

But what a welcome change. we see influx of many cars in country now.
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Another one was imported couple of days back a 1930 20/25 Rolls Royce from UK.
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I have been informed that the car is not an original Jaguar but produced by Eagle which has the rights to share the body style. Its like an old shape but everything modern. The poona E type is also of the same brand.
I guess that makes total sense since its a post 1950 model. However, as I remember seeing on Top Gear, the Eagle Speedster ( That's what its called ) is worth a whooping 650,000!
That plus the import duties will take the total price of the car to a preposterous amount!

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By the Pune one, do you mean MH12BA6XXX? Are you sure about this one? Because the Eagle models look quite different and modern compared to the original E-types. Even the tyres are fatter and they seem to have an agressive stance!

The first picture is of the Eagle Speedster and the next one is of an original E-type and the last one is of the Pune registered E-type:
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An Eagle Speedster coming to India! I would definitely want to see this.

And looks like some have got New Years gifts,including an 1913 Silver Ghost!
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By the Pune one, do you mean MH12BA6XXX? Are you sure about this one? Because the Eagle models look quite different and modern compared to the original E-types. Even the tyres are fatter and they seem to have an agressive stance!
Actually- Pune also has another E Type, bearing number- MH14Y/123

The MH12BA one, was actually an import in the mid Nineties, and hence the MH12BA number.

An American import, IIRC. This is also evident by the fact that the car is built to American specifications. IT IS DEFINITELY NOT THIS EAGLE THINGY.

Here's MH14Y/123-

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Actually- Pune also has another E Type, bearing number- MH14Y/123
Yes, This is a very legit E-Type V12 by Jaguar.
Currently undergoing some work and would be ready soon

The Eagle Speedster would be worth seeing though :P
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Actually- Pune also has another E Type, bearing number- MH14Y/123

The MH12BA one, was actually an import in the mid Nineties, and hence the MH12BA number.

An American import, IIRC. This is also evident by the fact that the car is built to American specifications. IT IS DEFINITELY NOT THIS EAGLE THINGY.
I agree with you. It is an original E-type! It is quite evident from the pictures too!
The MH12 is an import from California if I am not wrong.
Speedy sir, which E-type are you talking about? Is there another one?

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Yes, This is a very legit E-Type V12 by Jaguar.
Currently undergoing some work and would be ready soon

The Eagle Speedster would be worth seeing though :P
All Jaguar's require is- Work. They hardly seem to be bulletproof, that way. I never liked them, truth be told. Just saw a Jaguar- MH12HV137. The interiors were just utterly useless. No doubt- Merc & Beemers rule.

Yet, they remain very special cars, yes indeed.

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I agree with you. It is an original E-type! It is quite evident from the pictures too!
The MH12 is an import from California if I am not wrong.
Speedy sir, which E-type are you talking about? Is there another one?
Some more pics-

MH12BA6073 is indeed a Californian import, and still bore the CA plates when just imported. Love V12.

Restrictions lifted on the import of Pre-1950 cars into India-mh12ba-6073.-1.jpg

A certain Moderator is peeking out in this pic. Quick, someone hand him an infraction.

The other pics are of 6073, in what seems like Pune in the late 'Nineties.

Credits- Karl and Speedy. Thanks for the pics!
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I guess that makes total sense since its a post 1950 model. However, as I remember seeing on Top Gear, the Eagle Speedster ( That's what its called ) is worth a whooping 650,000!
That plus the import duties will take the total price of the car to a preposterous amount!

The first picture is of the Eagle Speedster and the next one is of an original E-type and the last one is of the Pune registered E-type:
They are expensive, but there are some with the financial backing to purchase them.

The White E Type belongs to Mr.V.G. and resides in Bombay.

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Actually- Pune also has another E Type, bearing number-MH14Y/123
The Mh 14 (red) is an original car, imported later by the owner.

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Speedy sir, which E-type are you talking about? Is there another one?
I am not talking about an E type but an Eagle roadster. The brother of the owner of MH 14 was seen on a few occasions driving it. Then there was no sign of it.
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When I wrote my comments about the new import policy and the rules, it was always understood that the info was "to the best of my knowledge", and was based on stuff read, hearsay and other's experience.
I never thought that this policy/rules would be like a living organism, and grow into different directions as time passed and more cars ..........
You can't register for road use, but is that really true? Time will tell, I am sure when the first registered vehicle is seen on the road .................
Still, its great to see new stock coming in. Cheers and happy importing, harit
Well, the living organism is growing in various directions, and the cars are rolling in.

In the meanwhile, I have learnt that these cars can be registered legally with the RTO. The first Caddy has been registered in Mumbai, a Rolls in Himachal. My understanding is that you can still not use these cars daily, only for the exhibitions, rallies etc. You can even avail of concessional tax with a VCCCI certificate which will say that your car is a rare car (even Model T's) But the VCCCI certificate is not mandatory and you can pay full tax.

Looking forward to see more cars coming in.

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In the meanwhile, I have learnt that these cars can be registered legally with the RTO. The first Caddy has been registered in Mumbai, a Rolls in Himachal. My understanding is that you can still not use these cars daily, only for the exhibitions, rallies etc. You can even avail of concessional tax with a VCCCI certificate which will say that your car is a rare car (even Model T's) But the VCCCI certificate is not mandatory and you can pay full tax.
A little doubt. If the vehicles are registered, the owner should be allowed to use the car as a daily drive too, as taxes and other govt and rto requirements have been fulfilled. The vehicle becomes as any other normal car that has been imported and registered. Or is this cars being registered another scam, to trade cars forward.?
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