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Old 14th April 2015, 10:06   #61
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Found this extract from 'The Hindu', April 13th, 1965 announcing the increase in price for the Standard Herald

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A Fiat was booked in 1960, and here is a letter announcing it is soon to be delivered, in 1962.

The cost of the car was Rs. 11,575
White wall tyres were an additional princely Rs. 50
A luggage carrier costed 85, while 'elevated' number plates cost Rs. 55.

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An interesting piece....... dated 1952

http://www.the-laws.com/Encyclopedia...d=412591500000


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Here is an ad from the agents for Fiat in India, A Hyland Ltd. It talks specifically of the car's suitability for India, and prices start at Rs. 2295 (possibly for the 6HP? Its not clear enough to read).

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This advertisement appeared in 1947 for the Buick 8

The retail price 'ex plant' was Rs. 12,700 for Buick S1 (or is it 51?) Sedan
So the price for a 1947 Buick 51 did go up at some point by 300 rupees to 13,000

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The two ads are from Delhi and Bombay respectively, but both state ex-plant and exclusive of taxes
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You could buy a new Model A Ford Tourer for Rs. 2,525, and a "new fashion 6 window 4 door" model for Rs. 3,350. I assume this was around 1928/29.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post3819799

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and you could buy a brand new Buick for Rs. 1630/-

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You could buy a new Model A Ford Tourer for Rs. 2,525, and a "new fashion 6 window 4 door" model for Rs. 3,350. I assume this was around 1928/29.
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and you could buy a brand new Buick for Rs. 1630/-
A Buick cannot be so much cheaper than a Model A Ford. That is the year, 1930, probably in an older style of writing numerals.
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and you could buy a brand new Buick for Rs. 1630/-

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This is a superb advertisement, it gives a very good idea of the dominant community at that time in Kolkata (even today). I love the way the ad invites the Marwadi community and other Indians (as they are called).
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On Diwali Sale....... Times of India Annual, 1927
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In 1924 you could buy a small 8hp Rover for 3500 Rupees. Probably similar model to the survivor in Bombay. I don't know of any other similar survivors.

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Here is an Invoice for a 1964 Ambassador Mark II from Madras.

Cost of a brand new car in 1964, ex-Madras was Rs. 16,495/-
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Often I am asked what a popular car costed when new in India, and I have no idea. Thought why not have a discussion on it.

Here is what I have

My 1955 Fiat 1100 was probably bought new for 11,000 rupees, plus 200 rupees transportation by train to Delhi

My 1963 Vespa was bought new for a princely Rs. 2,544.79

My 1969 Jawa was bought new for Rs. 4,511.70

I remember Behram mentioning the cost of a Padmini, hopefully he will share his experiences here.

Anybody knew the cost of an Amby or Standard 10/Herald when new?
Ambassador mark 2 in valley Green color ,,my dad purchased in March 1964 ,,thcost on road with One year road tax,One year BMC tax,Insurance policy valid for one year he had paid 18700/- to French Motor Car at Hughes Road....Delivery period was 1 Year.That time delivery period for Fiat was 18 yrs....
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A Vijai scooter in 1976 costs Rs. 4846.48

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post3948852

The tax disc holder cost 2 rupees, while reflective red tape costed 3.5.

Insurance was Rs. 120, tax was Rs. 70
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Don't remember if this was posted before, doing the rounds again.

1927 prices starting at Rs. 1900 for a commercial chassis and going up to 3800 for a Landaulette. Come to think of it, never seen a Chevy Landaulette.

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