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Old 31st October 2008, 22:30   #1711
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It looks like a Standard Herald to me.

Gawd!! A herald??? That looks nothing like one,
it is most likely a morris oxford or its sister the Austin cambridge.
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Old 31st October 2008, 22:38   #1712
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It looks like a Standard Herald to me.
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Gawd!! A herald??? That looks nothing like one,
it is most likely a morris oxford or its sister the Austin cambridge.
Neither. Thats a Peugeout 404.
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Old 31st October 2008, 22:54   #1713
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Spot on Karl. Both the Morris Oxford and the Peugeot 404 have the tops of their tailfins tapering "outward" as against the Austin Cambridge who's tailfins taper "inward". However, the shape of the rear door is the dead giveaway that this is a Peugeot.
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Old 1st November 2008, 05:29   #1714
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Default Lug-centric 15-inch wheel with 3 lugs !!!

Ah, the classic sixties Pininfarina six-cyl. look -- like the Morris Oxford, Fiat 1800, Austin A55 Cambridge, Isuzu Bellel (Official Guess the car Thread (Please see rules on first page!)), Peugeot 404, ...

But the dead giveaway to me was the 15-inch lug-centric wheel (i.e. with no centre hole)!!

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Who else but the Quixotic French would design something like this. And with only three lugs to hold it in place?

That's the very odd (for automotive design) dead giveaway that says it's a Peugeot 404.

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All automobile wheels are either Hub-Centric, or Lug-Centric. A hub-centric wheel centers on the hub of the car, if you put the wheel on the car without lug-nuts the wheel would still be perfectly centered.

On a lug-centric wheel, the wheels are centered by the lugs as they are torqued up.

Most vehicles today are hub-centric, with the center-bores of their wheels machined precisely to the diameter of the hub.

Lug-centric designs allow the same wheel to fit a wider selection of vehicles.

Example lug-centric passenger cars are the original Volkswagen Beetle, the Renault R16, the Peugeot 404
and here's the odd man out, the 1978 Honda Accord hatchback.

As the wheel has no hole in the centre, imagine the difficulty of doing a wheel balance.
One will need a special adapters on the balancing machine, to center the wheel based on lug position!

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Gogi bhai the same one at bandh now, with the silly kit on it. The car was offered to me for 40 thousand when it was lying elsewhere and someone claimed to be the owner, but the hitch was the four cylinder and no papers.
No not that heap. This is in town.

The 404 was a fantastic car with rock solid ruggedness muck like the 504. A go anywhere vehicle was offered as a Sedan a Break or S/w and a coupe/convertible with twin carbs. Fast, silent and it never broke down. Ideally it could be referred to as a ''Tank".
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Mr RohuRulz,
That car you have shown is a Fiat;either 1500 or 1800.
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That car you have shown is a Fiat;either 1500 or 1800.
Nope, we have already identified the car as a Peugeot 404.
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Had seen a Morris Oxford lying outside the Kalina university in June. Will try to locate the pics and post them here.
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Gogi Bhai,

that red Mustang 2 in lamington road garage... was it yours.



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No not that heap. This is in town.

The 404 was a fantastic car with rock solid ruggedness muck like the 504. A go anywhere vehicle was offered as a Sedan a Break or S/w and a coupe/convertible with twin carbs. Fast, silent and it never broke down. Ideally it could be referred to as a ''Tank".
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MERCAssador---they thought it will become a merc.

apretty old mod job no an experiment on an amby near to my home land
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what did the front look like
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what did the front look like


68 model imported old merc.
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MERCAssador---they thought it will become a merc.

apretty old mod job no an experiment on an amby near to my home land
An Amby??? That is a Genuine merc dude. Its a late model Merc Ponton 180!
Probably around 58.
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A 68 Model wound be the Heckflosse, which would look like This:

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This car dosent belong here, pls move it to the rust in pieces section!
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Dude where is this car many BhPians would give and arm and leg to find a ponton even in this condition. which is not bad.

BTW its a Pre 1960 Ponton from the type of tailight. Gogi have you seen this post?
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The trunk opening lever looks like its came from an Amby.
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