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Old 9th January 2007, 19:46   #46
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After renaming themselves Maestro Motors they launched the Rover Montego which flopped.

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Old 28th January 2007, 17:40   #47
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Theres one more & its for sale. will soon know the price. How much should one quote for such cars.
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I kow someone who bought it for 15-20k, so its the max u should pay if its in good shape. and pl note parts availability is srtictly a no-no
thi s guys just shaved the head and it runs like a rocket. i think it is origionally an 800 or 850cc car.
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Just in case anybody is interested: Heard of a 1963 Amby - supposed to be all original except for upgraded brakes. The guy said it is working fine, giving about 10-11 kmpl ..

He is not selling it yet ..
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there is a dolphin white only the body if any one is interested let me know will ask and let you know.
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This car only needs a wash and i think it would be ready to cruise the streets its look like its well complete
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Studebakers were also assembled in India by Hindustan Motors.
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I kow someone who bought it for 15-20k, so its the max u should pay if its in good shape. and pl note parts availability is srtictly a no-no
thats way too much for a junked car. i paid 15k for mine because it was in excellent condition and had done 60000 original kilometres. totally we've bought 3 dolphins; mine, one more like mine though not in as good condition, and another one which has a slightly different body. The body was so bad we decided to make it a project car and so it now runs a Group A2 Fiat 1100 engine with S1 gearbox. The latter two cars were bought for 3k each.



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thi s guys just shaved the head and it runs like a rocket.
tell me about it!!! i am running a solex carb, open exhaust and some changes to the cam timing, along with a lowered suspension. check out my pic gallery.

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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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Tata Mercedes Benz. I took this picture from the Tata Motors website.
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Tata Mercedes benz. Couple of more pictures from Tata Motors website.

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Old 29th March 2007, 23:34   #56
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Well, this certainly qualifies as an Indian Built Classic and with that baby pink colour it should be driving Miss Daisy around. What was the guy thinking when he painted her like this?? Well maintained tough. Was dying to see who gets into it so I could take a pic. I think he must've noticed me coz till i was waiting, he did'nt even come close to the car and the moment i just went across the road and got back in around three minutes, he was gone...so was the car!!
Do you think i should paint my fiat 1100 in this colour


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driving miss daisy indeed...to give him benefit of the doubt, lets just say he was inspired by a 59 caddy...
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driving miss daisy indeed...to give him benefit of the doubt, lets just say he was inspired by a 59 caddy...


Btw, Karl, I rememebr you telling me bout a pink 1100 D tat was once @ the apt. where your 1100 is housed? And you said they originally came in that colour too?
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thats true, the 1100 Delight was offered in pink at one point...i hate to admit it, but it wasnt that much of an eyesore to look at!

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This is a great thread. Lovely pictures all around, too bad that all these old delightful cars are allowed to moulder and crumble to bits.

Any chance of some Tempo Matador pictures coming up? I am looking for reference material...

There are some Sipani production numbers listed in old german Auto Katalogs (which is also where all those Czech Sipani/Badal pictures came from), I will check closer tomorrow.
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