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Old 20th April 2009, 14:58   #1981
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About this lot of cars with a gentleman from Kolkotta. Well, the pick of the lot would be the Toyota, probably an early Landcruiser. I somehow do not fancy Jeep's.
The Renault is an R4, there are still some lying around the countryside. Large numbers came to India, brought by UNICEF and other UN organisations.
The white American sedan seems to be a Buick, it really looks sad. The other white American with a corner burried in sand seems to be a Dodge, 1952/54 and could even be a stationwagon.
Be careful, if any taxes are pending, it will be expensive to update in Kolkotta.
The white one seems more like a chevrolet malibu.
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2 bits from a novice enthusiast:

The Land Cruiser (TLC) looks to be an FJ55 model. A station wagon variation over the classic FJ40, it was made between 1968-1979 and sold well in North America and Australia, its primary market. It was affectionately called "The Moose". The car came with the legendary Toyota F engine (3.9 ltr, 125 Bhp) and a 3-speed transmission till 1974. (Incidentally the F is the longest running engine in Toyota's history). Post 74, it came with a bored out 4.2 Ltr 135 bhp version of the same engine and a 4-speed transmission.

The FJ55 is quite a rare model to come by these days, obviously so in India. Owners say that it is an extremely versatile car and very maintainence free. They feel that it has a propensity to rust.

Anish, the car in the pic looks like a pre-1974 moose. Its not rusted much, and even retains the original colour scheme. Can you tell me if the papers are available for this one, and how much the owner is asking for it? Also, would like to check whether it retains the original petrol engine. In probability the owner has gone in and replaced it with a matador diesel or some such!

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The Renault is an R4, there are still some lying around the countryside. Large numbers came to India, brought by UNICEF and other UN organisations.
Was'nt this one of the models considered by Sanjay Gandhi for his Maruti venture?

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what are the two cars on the right side of the blue willys??
is that an impala & a '54 dodge kingsway or pontiac??

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The one on the left of the chevy seems like a 51 ford to me.
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The one on the left of the chevy seems like a 51 ford to me.
I would go with 52-3 Dodge. Doesn't appear to be a Ford.
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can you get me the details of both the willys, are they running on the original petrol engines ?
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Austin of England in Bombay. I love this particular car. Seems like a very complete car.
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Austin of England in Bombay. I love this particular car. Seems like a very complete car.
Is this the same one at Dadar Parsi colony? I think a photo of this very car was posted here earlier. Pity it's still lying orphaned!

Better it goes to a good home before a chor bazaar wala (or, knowing the recent interests in this forum, a hotrod mangta hai wala! ) picks it up!
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Here's a an old beauty i snapped rusting away in a garage in new alipore,kolkata!!Can anyone shed any light on the model? Looks like a Ford Model T..
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Here's a an old beauty i snapped rusting away in a garage in new alipore,kolkata!!Can anyone shed any light on the model? Looks like a Ford Model T..
This could be a Ford Model T, but cannot be absolutely sure. The radiator shell is missing. Also, if it is a T, then it has a special body as the windscreen and entire cowl seem altered. A picture from the side and engine will help.
Nice find, see if you can buy it.

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Here's a an old beauty i snapped rusting away in a garage in new alipore,kolkata!!Can anyone shed any light on the model? Looks like a Ford Model T..
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Interesting car, hopefully it will still be there when I return in the fall.

Suggest you see my thread on the 1915 Ford model T newsletter that I posted which can be found in the International section. It has lots of photos of the various types of Fords built.

Hard to tell from the photos if it is a T. Can you take any more photos?
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Here's a an old beauty i snapped rusting away in a garage in new alipore,kolkata!!Can anyone shed any light on the model? Looks like a Ford Model T..
Can you please pm me some details of the place as I would love to restore the car.
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First right lane from the lane immediately opposite state bank,new alipore..its in a garage.most probably D block(not sure).
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i am sure there might many more be more such old classic stuff lying around rotting in many backyards and garages all over India.
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