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Old 9th July 2008, 22:14   #226
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This thread is really informative. Karl, can we do something similar to map the history of Lambretta scooters in India?
That's a neat idea, maybe Stanher is more qualified to take the liberty though

The Europeans did publish a book called the guide to Indian Lambrettas or something like that.
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I recall (having seen the interior once before) it not having one, instead having the 'latest' Amby one.
If that car had the dash would have helped SteerBhai's Landy rebuild a Lot.
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That's a neat idea, maybe Stanher is more qualified to take the liberty though

The Europeans did publish a book called the guide to Indian Lambrettas or something like that.
And the last edition also included a small contribution by a non-European named yours truly!

The book can be ordered here:

The Indian Lambretta Guide

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So how many people remember this attempt by Bajaj at a people's car?

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I used to see this car on the roads on Pune very regularly till a couple of years ago. Im glad it is still on the road. It is a metallic maroon shade. I also used to see one in metallic blue and one in metallic green, also MZA regd. I wonder if the three cars were this same one repainted.
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I didnt even know this existed. Karl, 20 years down the line, this will ne a very very prized posession indeed.. Ohh btw, have you bought that auto rickshaw you wanted to buy or not?? or was it supposed to be a secret??
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Is this a three wheeler with steering?
Don't worry a company called Vikram makes them in all shape and sizes.
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Geez, even I didnt know about this! But then, I guess it isnt old enough as yet to officially be deemed a classic? Just IMO.
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Is this a three wheeler with steering?
Don't worry a company called Vikram makes them in all shape and sizes.
The Vikram has roots from the lambretta Innocenti three wheeler ! It is made by Scooters India a Govt of India company which brought us the Vijay scooter. Vijay originated by the Innocenti plant being purchased by Scooters India to manufacture scooters based on the Lambretta GP and the Innocenti 3 wheelers.
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so does anyone know of any surviving badals? i had once seen a dolphin station wagon in kothrud, pune...and what about production figures of any of them?
I'm no doubt replying to a very old post here, but nonetheless relevant to the question asked!

Here's a surviving example just bought by a dealer here that I saw today.

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Incidentally, he says these are powered by lambretta engines!!

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I wasn't able to open the rear hatch for pics. of the engine (it's shut with a nut and bolt!) but the carb. sure looked like a lamby's to me.

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This, however is a 2-door Badal, and I know of only one other, which I used to see junking away in a street years ago, until it disappeared one day.
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I'm no doubt replying to a very old post here, but nonetheless relevant to the question asked!

Here's a surviving example just bought by a dealer here that I saw today.
Wow, I never thought I'd see one in this condition ever. Very exciting indeed! Would it be for sale?
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Yes..this Badal is on sale..I was pondering whether to buy it or not..but was doubtful if my 105kgs of weight would be appropriate on a 3-Wheeler
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Yes..this Badal is on sale..I was pondering whether to buy it or not..but was doubtful if my 105kgs of weight would be appropriate on a 3-Wheeler
(Sorry ram!)

Well karl, as this is with the dealer it is likely to be for sale. 'will find out from him. You're not the only person asking me though!
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wow! That is quite a rare find chetta! This is the first one i'm seeing! Are the seats and other bits original on the car? Like the taillamps etc?? Also, the car seems to have been painted recently, was someone actually driving around in this contraption??
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wow! That is quite a rare find chetta! This is the first one i'm seeing! Are the seats and other bits original on the car? Like the taillamps etc?? Also, the car seems to have been painted recently, was someone actually driving around in this contraption??
Sorry chettAn....but I'm not qualified enough to answer all your quesitons about these cars!

I doubt it was in use recently though, the numberplate in front still is the old black one.
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who made these badals?? i see the sail badge, is it from SIPANI AUTOS. did anyone buy them??
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