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Old 23rd April 2009, 15:57   #1996
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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!
No this car is in Mahim. The Dadar car is according to me, scrapped recently.
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Rarest of the rare, Tatra 603 spotted in Madras

If im not mistaken, its a rear engined air cooled V8...!!!




Hi,yes rear engine V8 aircooled and if you hacve ever worked on a VW beetle you will be at home on a Tatra 603 . Porsche plagiarised the Tatra design when he designed the beetle for Hitler. Hence VW having to pay the Tatra Concern many millions of dollars in the 1970's in royalties.
I have done a lot of work on a customers 603 here in Australia (Ex Austria car) and find them a very interesting car. In Czech they wee returned to factory for service on regular basis and the car would be overhualed with modifications such as drum brakes swapped for newer discs etc etc so an original,as it left the factory,Tatra of any model is very rare indeed.
I am very interested in the car in the pictures and would hazzard a guess that it is possibly an ex embassy or Consulate vehicle from the cold war days.
The suspension is typical of the period being designed for the shocking Soviet era roads with huge ball joints and tie rod s such as you find on trucks and I suppose it was right at home in India.
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I am very interested in the car in the pictures and would hazzard a guess that it is possibly an ex embassy or Consulate vehicle from the cold war days.
The registration no. on this car dates from the early-mid 60s, and if I'm not mistaken, the streamlined 603 dates from the same time?
Being in Madras, it could've originally been from some Consulate/embassy there.
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Saw these cars at a gentlemen's house near howrah. All the cars were for sale.
The white one seems like an oldsmobile f85 to me.
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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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It's a 1926-7 model T ,the last of the production run. The vent on the cowl and radiator are typical,plus the moulding line on the 'A' pillar is similar to what the first model A's had in 1928 . But if you ever get a chance,check the top of the transmission .It will have the manufacture date cast into it. Always a good restoration proposition Model T's are made from some the best steel ever used on a car (Chrome vanadium) and they still make all parts for them so there is no reason why any model T cannot be used regularly.
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It is indeed the mid 50's Tatra 603 2467cc V8. Love the rear split screen. Very rare and very desirable classic.

This is how it would have looked when new.

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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.
Yes, here is a pair from my side. See them daily on the way to work.
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It is indeed the mid 50's Tatra 603 2467cc V8. Love the rear split screen. Very rare and very desirable classic.

This is how it would have looked when new.

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Although I am no expert on the Tatra I do know however that the Early cars such as the resto project and the above cars are all early models as shown by the bullet over riders on the bumpers.
Also the glassed in headlights were only the very earliest cars. This is the one I have been working for a customer. Built in 1963 it somehow became to be found in Austria ,then after the fall of the Soviet union it was shipped to the UK hence the Rego plate. it then came to Australia 8 years ago where it has been undergoing a slow recommision. it is now registered for the road but the fuel system needs work as it is only running on 8 on occaision...
The owner has just bought two Tatraplans,1950 models which will be delivered next week. '
The owner told me this morning that the one pictured in India may very well be the only one in India. There is One in South Africa and one was delivered to ther Czech consulate in Australia. So all were Consular vehicles.
To buy one new one had to be a party member...and you only ever got to ride in one if you were either a member of security or under arrest. Not the sort of car you wanted to see pull up outside your home at 2AM....
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Yes, here is a pair from my side. See them daily on the way to work.


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Isn't this pair of cars, the same as that covered extensively here?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post1127196 (Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars)



and here?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post1133832 (Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars)




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Yes Sir,

These are the same cars.
Sorry did not notice the posts hence a repeat.

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Hi Guys, the car in the picture belongs to me.This car was bought from Conoor near Oome by(any help would be appreciated.................Regards to all the air heads out there...Lets keep these beauties rolling
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Hello,

first of all sorry about my bad english.

I would like to comment the post from peeve, written at 9th January 2008, 20:04 on page 57. I am a son of a worker of the indo-german nilgiri development project and my parents drove a red VW Variant, perhaps it was your actually car ;-)

They arrived in 1967, two years later I was born in Kotagiri. We lived in Ooty. My father worked as an agriculture-ingenieur on the potato-fields and my mother worked in back-office. The car was always in good condition and all the project-members loved theire VW Variants.

After moving back to germany they sold all the cars with exception of the team-leader, because he married a toda and kept his car. Perhaps I can ask my mother for a picture of the car and some more details.

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and with a tear in my eye thinking of the nice time in the nilgiri hills
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A standard Vanguard spotted.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post1296955 (Standard cars in India)
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Spotted this one Rusting and Resting in Peace/Pieces near Metro Motors, Chowpatty, Mumbai.
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Spotted this one Rusting and Resting in Peace/Pieces near Metro Motors, Chowpatty, Mumbai.
Is that a vauxhall Velox/ vivern?? Browsing from my cell, so cant make out clearly. Sad anyways!
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Spotted this one Rusting and Resting in Peace/Pieces near Metro Motors, Chowpatty, Mumbai.
That's a '49-51 Vauxhall Wyvern "LIX"(?), known as the "lip" models.

It was posted here earlier by Ravi I think. I believe the owner who lives nearby, also has an SS80 maruti that is in a similar state!
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