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Old 22nd August 2006, 10:54   #16
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As i dont have pics of the eary Hindustan 10, lets start with the later models...
based heavily on the morris minor, note the M of the morris badge replaced with H
Hey Karl,
Nice thread u've started here.....however, may I point out the Hindustan 14 (as in ur pics.) was based on the Morris Oxford 'MO' series, the Minor of course later proved as the basis for the Baby Hindustan
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i noticed a lot of car brochures do you actually have them?if yes iam green with envy as i tried searching for them so far i have dealer pictures of standard 2000 and maruti 800,van and gypsy(old)iam trying for more do post in owner manuals and such litterature for they are rarer than the cars themselves.
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i noticed a lot of car brochures do you actually have them?if yes iam green with envy as i tried searching for them so far i have dealer pictures of standard 2000 and maruti 800,van and gypsy(old)iam trying for more do post in owner manuals and such litterature for they are rarer than the cars themselves.

well, most of my litrature i downloaded unfortunately...theyre impossible to find s nobody preserves indian stuff...tis a crying shame....actually theyre on ebay (us & uk) all the time...thats where i found these...do scan and post ur stuff online as well...also chck out http://storm.tocmp.com/

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Please advise me accoringly where I can post you some for you to upload against the same link.

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Hi, There was also the Austin Big Six which was assembled in India. I have attached the Link with this [img=http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/4590/dsc0012un0.th.jpg]

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[quote=karlosdeville]well, most of my litrature i downloaded unfortunately...theyre impossible to find s nobody preserves indian stuff...tis a crying shame....actually theyre on ebay (us & uk) all the time...thats where i found these...do scan and post ur stuff online as well...also chck out http://storm.tocmp.com/
Ok fine if i can find any in the dealer circle or any other source i will pm you you can add it to your collection or for your enthususiasm on old classics deserves an applause from anoher like minded enthusiast.

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Old 30th October 2006, 15:30   #22
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Please advise me accoringly where I can post you some for you to upload against the same link.

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i think a dedicated thread is in order...give me a couple of days...

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Hey Karl
Did chevrolet ever make anything in India. Their website says

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Production started in 1928 with the National Series AB Touring
also somthing about Ford in India

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Ford introduced the popular Model A
once again thanks for an amazing article

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Also Sipani Motors made 4 cars for india. They were first formed as Sunrise Motors and then changed their name to Sipani Motors

* Badal based on the Reliant Robin



* Dolphin based on the Reliant Kitten



* Montana (a 4 door version of the Dolphin)

* Montana D1


After renaming themselves Maestro Motors they launched the Rover Montego which flopped. Theyre now called Arjun Motors and apparently a car called the 500 or somtihng.

More at

1. SIPANI DOLPHIN / MONTANNA [INDIA] PAGE
2. Cybersteering.com - Lemons of Indian Motoring History
3. The UNOFFICIAL Austin-Rover Web Resource
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Did chevrolet ever make anything in India. Their website says



also somthing about Ford in India



once again thanks for an amazing article

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Yessir, thats right...infact all of the big 3 were present in india, and packed up around independance time...that explains why left hand drive cars were assembled here for so long! though i dont think they were manufacturing, i think it was just assembly....i could be wrong...the GM trucks did very well though

Austin was present in india representing the brits too...and of course, morris...

the dolphin was quite a nice car actually...peppy, smart, contemporary (for its time), it was even quite popular with rallying in india...if u ask me, the 3 wheeled robin still has a market in india, im sure itll be dirt cheap to build...and thats pretty much our priority!

the montana though was an absolute dog...powered by a tractor engine, it was miserable!

also go through the standard motors page in the Indian cars section at austin-rover.co.uk

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Yessir, thats right...infact all of the big 3 were present in india, and packed up around independance time...that explains why left hand drive cars were assembled here for so long! though i dont think they were manufacturing, i think it was just assembly....i could be wrong...the GM trucks did very well though
any idea what models were launched by ford and chevrolet?

Morris was launched in india?
I thought all morriss were imported from england.

ps - I have a morris minor which has some work pending.


btw im including all this into a wikipdedia article on cars in india
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I jsut got some better pics of some Sipani Cars from a Czech Website

I think the site also has some tech specs so if anyone can find a translator online or somthing ittl be great.

Badal



Badal 4



Dolphin






Dolphin Estate





Dolphin



Montana



Montana D1


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The Following 4WDs are considered as Classics

WILLYS/JEEP - CJ3B made by M&M from 1953(CKDs) to 1996
Excluding the Diesel variants CJ3B diesel variants CJ340DP & CL340DP (CLASSIC) were made upto 2000.

Nissan Patrol P60/G60 - Were made with the original P60 3956cc 6cyl petrol engine from 1967-69? to 1999

MAN630 aka "Shaktiman" was made from 1967-69? to 1999 with a variety of diesel engines starting from the mighty 8.3L 6cyl Diesel to the 6L Hino Diesel.

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fantastic stuff khanak, these pics are priceless!!!

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?
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fantastic stuff khanak, these pics are priceless!!!

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?
Badal? Iv not seen any Sipani cars except the Dolphin.

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