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Old 24th January 2009, 15:43   #1846
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spotted at a scrap market near ma home , I think its still in a restorable condition
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That is a real shame. I really dont get how one can do that to a mercedes. And that too a 115!!! And the interiors seem to be in pretty good nick!! Definately restorable!
No guys its not worth it. The car will take in a lot of money, Harit has already elaborated. The interiors are not in good nick, excep tthe dash. The console is manufactured to fit in an a/c and the door panels are horribly unreal with a Victorian stitch type of a design. For a parts car yes (if it had te original mechanicals of only for the pattis etc) not for anything else.

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Dear Gogi - on the Heralds - I read your posts on the Herald on the last page. Yes I know you had a green one and if my memory is correct, the name of the last owner was one Mr.Kotwal, a tall bearded chap, right?
BehramBhai, my car was not green but very close to the colour which Amol has done on his Dukkar Fiat. It was owned by Mr.Ishtiaq Nagri, nephew of Mr. Abbas Jasdanwala. Maybe previously owned by mr Kotwal, i am not aware.


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Well, coming back to your Triumph, I used to see this car parked in your compound for many years. Further, I wonder what happened to Nazir Hoosein's green Triumph (MHY something), the one in which he, "Chubi" (Mohinder) Lalwani (Renuka Kripalani's father) and the late, very senior and very respected Suresh Naik won the Teheran to Dacca rally. Folklore has it that they had welded a screwdriver in place of the gear lever when it broke.
Mr. Hussien's triumph i saw last standing at a parking, covered at his offfice at Liberty Building, with roll cage et all and Mags.

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Perhaps Harit " Uncle" can elaborate.
HArit Uncle will be probably a year or two younger if not exactly your age BEhrambhai, I would love to see his reaction to you or me calling him "Uncle"
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Dear Gogi - on the Heralds - I read your posts on the Herald on the last page. Yes I know you had a green one and if my memory is correct, the name of the last owner was one Mr.Kotwal, a tall bearded chap, right? He is the same fellow who entered the 1983 MASA rally with Mr.Minoo Nanavaty as his navigator in his Fiat. His rally number was 13, mine was 14. I overtook him 3 kms into the first special stage after starting one minute behind him. THOSE WERE THE DAYS! LET'S ORGANISE A RALLY FOR FIATS ONLY, SHALL WE? I'LL TAKE PART. Sigh! Well, coming back to your Triumph, I used to see this car parked in your compound for many years. Further, I wonder what happened to Nazir Hoosein's green Triumph (MHY something), the one in which he, "Chubi" (Mohinder) Lalwani (Renuka Kripalani's father) and the late, very senior and very respected Suresh Naik won the Teheran to Dacca rally. Folklore has it that they had welded a screwdriver in place of the gear lever when it broke. Perhaps Harit Uncle can elaborate.

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thats an awesome idea , somedoy should organise one a classic car rally for indian cars , i will definitely take part.
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Old 27th January 2009, 14:53   #1848
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Default Chevrolet Biscayne

Not sure if this is already posted here.

Found this car on the ROAD outside TANJORE Palace of His Highness Serfoji-II
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Old 27th January 2009, 15:19   #1849
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Ahhh... the Biscayne. It hurts..
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nice biscayne there...
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Default 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne

This is a 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne with what looks like, the original paint scheme. Roman Red and Ermine White -- a popular color combination.

The body does not look rusted too bad for a 49 year old car.
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I have a bad feeling whenever i see these horrid monstrous fog lamps. Its uncanny that most cars that adorn fogs like these are dieselised....please tell me this 1960 Biscayne still has its straight 6/V8. Please please!!
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PYS which is this registration?
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PYS which is this registration?
It is Pondicherry, close to TN.
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It is Pondicherry, close to TN.
Ok, that's a new input for me!!

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Ahhh... the Biscayne. It hurts..
yep...!!

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This is a 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne with what looks like, the original paint scheme. Roman Red and Ermine White -- a popular color combination.

The body does not look rusted too bad for a 49 year old car.
Yes Ram Sir, I was actually taken aback by the ORIGINAL hub caps with the Chevy logo's onn them!!

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I have a bad feeling whenever i see these horrid monstrous fog lamps. Its uncanny that most cars that adorn fogs like these are dieselised....please tell me this 1960 Biscayne still has its straight 6/V8. Please please!!
No Clue V16, I just came out of the palace (tour) and noticed this right outside. My uncanny feeling is this is probably a (ex) royal ONE!!

Well, If you any bhpians near Tanjore (Tanjavur, 60Kms from Tricy, about 100Kms from Velankanni, ~200 from Pondicherry) - you can find the answer to the engine part.
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The 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne had the following four fancily named choices of engine.
  1. 135 bhp Hi-Thrift 6 with hydraulic valve lifters and automatic choke.
  2. 230 bhp Super Turbo-fire V8.
  3. 250 bhp Turbo-thrust V8.
  4. 280 bhp Super Turbo-thrust V8.
These engines could be mated to one of five transmissions:
  1. Turboglide automatic transmission
  2. Powerglide automatic transmission
  3. 4-speed synchromesh manual gearbox
  4. 3-speed synchromesh manual gearbox
  5. 3-speed manual gearbox with overdrive
It came with coil springs on all four wheels and recirculating ball-race steering.
The chassis was a safety-girder X-built frame. The ultra-firm X-frame chassis which continued at least until 1963, is a subject of much discussion and makes this Chevrolet especially attractive for east LA Latino low-rider modification.
The use of plated aluminium trims ensured lifelong rust free appearance.
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My uncanny feeling is this is probably a (ex) royal ONE!!
My uncanny feeling is it has been parked outside the palace just to creat this sort of impression!

It would've I guess, if it weren't for the Pondy regn.!
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can somone give me details please


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I spotted this rusting beauty within the grounds of the Jayamahal Palace Hotel in Bangalore. On the dirt track leading to the HP gas dealer (explains were I was coming from) inside the hotel compound (Opposite to the North Side entrance of the Bangalore Cantonment Station).

Any idea which one it is/was?

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Another picture of the same car. Terrible!
where is this ?? can i have some details ...please

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where is this ?? can i have some details ...please
You'll have to ask Harit uncle.
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