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Old 24th August 2008, 20:29   #1576
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Ahh the Famous BS Motoring pic from the Jan 2007 Edition!! I remember this pic VERY well... Had tears in my eyes the first time i saw this!
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Nope, according to the lettering on the photo it was shot in 1944!

I had always heard of a car of similar description at Dadar, at some point I think engine also had dissapeared. I wonder that was true and the same as this.

If it is being restored, thats fantastic.

EDIT - v12, that was probably kasli's article in BSMotoring. kasli is Speedy's brother.
No Karl the engine was very much there,though outside the car. i remember seeing this car for a long long time. I cant recall is after the year 1992. Can someone confirm. when they last saw the car.
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Nope, according to the lettering on the photo it was shot in 1944!

I had always heard of a car of similar description at Dadar, at some point I think engine also had dissapeared. I wonder that was true and the same as this.

If it is being restored, thats fantastic.

EDIT - v12, that was probably kasli's article in BSMotoring. kasli is Speedy's brother.
Karl, you need Bigger Spectacles!! It is not 1944 it is 11:44. I am guessing 11:44pm...LOL
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BOSS this picture is more than 5 yrs old, very close to my house in shivaji park. the car is now in madras if i am not mistaken nearly restored. A Jain temple stands where this garage stood.
yes Amole the picture is more than 5 yrs old and very close to your house. as far as my knowledge goes the car went into the ground and the other parts were bought for another car. i shall confirm on this.

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Nope, according to the lettering on the photo it was shot in 1944!

I had always heard of a car of similar description at Dadar, at some point I think engine also had dissapeared. I wonder that was true and the same as this.

If it is being restored, thats fantastic.

EDIT - v12, that was probably kasli's article in BSMotoring. kasli is Speedy's brother.
the picture is taken at 11.44 in the afternoon.

this must be the same car Karl. the engine and other things were outside the car but very much there.

Kasli had written an Article for BSM it could be this one. i have not seen it.

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No Karl the engine was very much there,though outside the car. i remember seeing this car for a long long time. I cant recall is after the year 1992. Can someone confirm. when they last saw the car.
the last this car was seen was a few weeks after this picture was taken. then we were told that it fell apart. and the parts sold off.
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BOSS this picture is more than 5 yrs old, very close to my house in shivaji park. the car is now in madras if i am not mistaken nearly restored. A Jain temple stands where this garage stood.
In Madras ? ! Please let me know more details if you have any, as I am from Madras and just curious to know how a car in that state could have been restored.
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Old 24th August 2008, 22:20   #1581
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Karl, you need Bigger Spectacles!! It is not 1944 it is 11:44. I am guessing 11:44pm...LOL
Arrey Cyrus that large nose of yours is affecting your thinking also. 11 44pm means night time, this must be 11 44 am
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No Karl the engine was very much there,though outside the car. i remember seeing this car for a long long time. I cant recall is after the year 1992. Can someone confirm. when they last saw the car.
I offered this car in 1995. and went and saw it, exactly where the snap was taken!! on the Mahim side of Shivaji park, close to Pai's electrician.
In my opinion it was unrestorable[or rather not worth the efforts at That Time]
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A very sorry 170V from Harit's archives.

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Another 170V Mercedes which was in distress. The wheels were cemented into the ground literally. This was on the farm in Thane where the Lagonda was also lying, picture in Lagonda thread. The engine was given to the turner at that time and never came back. Because there is an opening boot externally, this should be post war, although registration was BMW.

The Humber in the background is now owned by me and after dismantling and keeping idle for more than 15 years assembly of the engine has started.
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Karl, was Harit's Humber there for the VCCCI Rally last year ??
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Karl, was Harit's Humber there for the VCCCI Rally last year ??
Yup, she was. This one is a landaulette, with the rear portion opening, otherwise apparently identical to the scrap car.

Curiously, the car sports full disc wheels. I wonder if they are original.
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I had always heard of a car of similar description at Dadar, at some point I think engine also had dissapeared. I wonder that was true and the same as this.
I had seen this car around maybe 10 years ago or so. The engine was lying next to it, in a dismantled condition with all parts thrown around. The block had a tyre on it which was probably used as a make shift seat. This car got sold a few years ago and i believe that is being restored, just as the Mole has informed.
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This sunroofed bug used to lie near Bandra, Bandstand for a long time, then dissapeared. Does anyone recognise it?
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Its in the right thread, dont worry!

Thats an Opel, full length sunroof belonging to my mechanic. His brothers car, he showed me pics of the car when running too.
Standing next to this Opel is this Vauxhall. It was driven down from Bombay one Saturday morning in a September in the 80s, parked here, and never touched again. It was fully complete, but bit by bit things keep dissappearing (and no, not because Im taking things!)
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Hey this Vauxhall's identical to the one in the Metro Motors lane. As in as bad a condition !!
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Hey this Vauxhall's identical to the one in the Metro Motors lane. As in as bad a condition !!
No way! This one is still in one piece! But will most likely end up pretty soon like that one- that car has had it!
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