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Old 8th December 2006, 22:51   #31
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Badal? Iv not seen any Sipani cars except the Dolphin.
there are 2 dolphins in pune, and 2 montanas...both non runners, heres pics of one...

there are also 2 montana bodies in kondhwa area,,,





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Old 9th December 2006, 10:56   #32
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some more info on indian made cars

Chrysler cars of India - Premier Automobiles, Plymouth, Fargo, and DeSoto

Also a correction in post #28. I have wrongly labelled the Montana as a Dolphin in the third last pic

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and what about the Mercedes-Benz cars made in India in the past?
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Old 12th December 2006, 04:10   #35
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and what about the Mercedes-Benz cars made in India in the past?
nope. they entered the indian market in 1994...but lots of mercs were imported into india. i think they had a truck in india too though im not sure.
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Many of the olden trucks which were sold as Tata, were Mercedes trucks. The history on the Mercedes-Benz website somewhere has pictures of them with Mercedes logo.
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Many of the olden trucks which were sold as Tata, were Mercedes trucks. The history on the Mercedes-Benz website somewhere has pictures of them with Mercedes logo.
Are you reffering to this model?



Were they made here or imported and rebadged? There are hardly any of these around anymore. It would be interesting to see a restored one.

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these were assembled in india from 54 onwards, under liscence from MB...practically all tata trucks till very recently were pure mercedes design....

these early models sported a small mercedes "wreath" badge on the radiator alongwith the tata name in the circumference, the only instance in the history of mercedes where it has shared its badge with another...thanks to JRDs persistence...
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heres a pic of a newer version of the Hindustan Trekker. I saw it on the HM site.
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these early models sported a small mercedes "wreath" badge on the radiator alongwith the tata name in the circumference
If I am not wrong, even the wheel center had MB logo's embossed?
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If I am not wrong, even the wheel center had MB logo's embossed?
yea..i remember seeing that too.
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If I am not wrong, even the wheel center had MB logo's embossed?

oh yes...there were mb stamped all over...its a fully mercedes truck!
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heres an important one i forgot...the hindustan 10



built in the late 40s, this is essentially a morris 10/4...1000cc ohv 4 cyl engine.

they are almost extinct, this is the only one i know of.
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So will you guys look back at the 800 the same way as we look back at the beetle now, or the same way we remeber 1100s and the old ambassadors and the defunct standards etc.,?[/quote]
That’s a good point. But I think even after 25 years it may not extinct because of the huge number of cars which maruti produced.
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heres an important one i forgot...the hindustan 10



built in the late 40s, this is essentially a morris 10/4...1000cc ohv 4 cyl engine.

they are almost extinct, this is the only one i know of.
Wow thats interesting! I thot the Hindustan 10 was the Morris Oxford shape?? but smaller than the 14.....?
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