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Old 19th July 2017, 12:57   #91
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In January 1936 you could buy your new Nash car from The Union Co. I assume a connection to the Union Motors that later launched Standard Motors?

Prices ranged from Rs. 4,950 for the La Fayette, to Rs. 7,950 for the Ambassador.

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In January 1936 you could buy your new Nash car from The Union Co. I assume a connection to the Union Motors that later launched Standard Motors?
Certainly looks like it- they were based at Mount Rd (29, Mount Rd to be precise!) at Madras too!
But I remember reading Mr. Gopalakrishna started Union co. as a motorcycle dealership initially, ie. before launching Standard Motor Products (my neighbour who is his niece, incidentally, told me he'd begun as a bicycle dealer, her father having helped him by loaning him some amount for his initial investment! )
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A Ford Model T Touring car would set you back a prince Rs. 2,500 when new, and the same amount would also get you a one tonne truck chassis.

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I wonder where Ford Building was on Hughes Road?
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