Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th August 2009, 22:59   #2236
Senior - BHPian
 
the mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,145
Thanked: 687 Times
Default

Wow is MEL 1 the no?
the mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2009, 00:24   #2237
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,223
Thanked: 1,354 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by the mole View Post
Wow is MEL 1 the no?
Yes, according to sidman, it dates from '70-71. Still, quite a catchy number! Pity the car has no papers!
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2009, 12:22   #2238
Senior - BHPian
 
manishalive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,372
Thanked: 550 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sidman View Post
A Standard 8/10 (??) is lined up at the Shivajinagar guijiri for scrapping. Car has no papers. I will not be able to help anyone get in touch with the owner, as he was not there, hope someone else who sees this post of mine can rescue this car or worst case scenario, some usable parts, maybe? Pics:
Hey did the car turned around on sunday?? As per my sources they were to bring a dukkar fiat which can be had fully or in parts.
manishalive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2009, 15:00   #2239
BHPian
 
Sidman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 415
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by manishalive View Post
Hey did the car turned around on sunday?? As per my sources they were to bring a dukkar fiat which can be had fully or in parts.
This car was seen on Sunday Aug. 9th, at around 6 pm. There were no dukkars there. But they had just broken at least 5 cars, and the parts were piled up. One Amby was waiting for scrapping, also one Tatamobile.
Sidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2009, 15:34   #2240
BHPian
 
Star man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Brisbane Qld.Australia
Posts: 107
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
Nice period shot! But as with most period photos, we can only wish there was a clearer view left of the van!

but just curious- uh, was this pic. of some fitness/body-building club?
Were the split windscreens an Indian only feature? .I had a mate here who worked in a standard dealership and his own van was a Standard Atlas,a very early one with a single piece curved windscreen.
The flared trousers are a reminder of my own youth....
Star man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2009, 18:07   #2241
Senior - BHPian
 
manishalive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,372
Thanked: 550 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sidman View Post
This car was seen on Sunday Aug. 9th, at around 6 pm. There were no dukkars there. But they had just broken at least 5 cars, and the parts were piled up. One Amby was waiting for scrapping, also one Tatamobile.
I went there on Saturday, was there any Fiat select in the lot.
manishalive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2009, 21:36   #2242
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,223
Thanked: 1,354 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Star man View Post
Were the split windscreens an Indian only feature? .I had a mate here who worked in a standard dealership and his own van was a Standard Atlas,a very early one with a single piece curved windscreen.
This is not an Atlas but a Standard 20, a badge-engineered version of the late 60s Leyland 20. The single-piece windscreen Atlas that you refer to was a much earlier van, which I doubt ever came to India. Atleast I have not seen even any brochures/period pics. of one. It was made in the late 50s and (under)powered by a 948cc Herald engine.
This van however, was powered by a Vanguard engine if I'm not mistaken.

Here are some more pics. of the Standard 20:

Standard 20 Feature

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/638626-post11.html

The later "facelifted" model from the early 80s onwards, known as the "micro", was unique to the Indian market and IMHO, less sturdy and attractive than the former 70s version.

But it too sold in substantial numbers and you could find many numbers of both these versions running around in Southern India until a few years ago.
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2009, 22:28   #2243
Newbie
 
Gasoline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Thirunelveli
Posts: 17
Thanked: Once
Default FIAT of 50's

I have seen an year ago this FIAT 1100 ( must be a 1950 period) at chennai, and the owner is a very old gentleman, not budged when I asked this one for restoration. If any one interested please contact me. I'll will give the address and you try your luck.
Attached Thumbnails
Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars-fiat11002.jpg  

Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars-fiat11003.jpg  

Attached Images
 
Gasoline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 10:01   #2244
Senior - BHPian
 
manishalive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,372
Thanked: 550 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gasoline View Post
I have seen an year ago this FIAT 1100 ( must be a 1950 period) at chennai, and the owner is a very old gentleman, not budged when I asked this one for restoration. If any one interested please contact me. I'll will give the address and you try your luck.
Looking at the front wheels it's a 1956 model (rear ones are of Padmini). Considering the humid climate the car is well kept. Please let me know the contact info. Might be I can get lucky.
manishalive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2009, 02:17   #2245
BHPian
 
crazybiker46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: TVM\Dubai
Posts: 583
Thanked: 253 Times
Default Which car is this?

spotted this car parked near a scrap shop,couldn't find any badges so just curious

Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars-image013.jpg

Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars-image010.jpg

Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars-image015.jpg
crazybiker46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2009, 05:32   #2246
BHPian
 
sudharma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 281
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sidman View Post
A Standard 8/10 (??) is lined up at the Shivajinagar guijiri for scrapping. Car has no papers. I will not be able to help anyone get in touch with the owner, as he was not there, hope someone else who sees this post of mine can rescue this car or worst case scenario, some usable parts, maybe? Pics:
Known as "Standard Super -10"

One more model was there called Standard "Pennant" I think the "Companian" was the estate version of this "Pennant"

Last edited by sudharma : 15th August 2009 at 05:35.
sudharma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2009, 08:09   #2247
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: IXE
Posts: 575
Thanked: 77 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazybiker46 View Post
spotted this car parked near a scrap shop,couldn't find any badges so just curious

Attachment 174568

Attachment 174569

Attachment 174570
It looks like 1960's Austin Cambridge
girishpv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2009, 09:02   #2248
Senior - BHPian
 
the mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,145
Thanked: 687 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by girishpv View Post
It looks like 1960's Austin Cambridge
Right you are sir! So may be it should be moved to the classics available thread. That is if its available. Definately does not look scrap worthy to me.

CrazyBiker46 can you please confirm if it is for sale and then post it on the classics available thread, you must save the car if you can from getting scrapped. Its quite a rare car now in India.

Last edited by the mole : 15th August 2009 at 09:05.
the mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2009, 09:11   #2249
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trivandrum
Posts: 2,340
Thanked: 875 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by girishpv View Post
It looks like 1960's Austin Cambridge
i know this car.It is a morris oxford,belonged to a lawyer.sold to scrap for rs.30000/-,huge tax arrears.by the way which is the red car in the photo?
ajay99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2009, 10:12   #2250
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: IXE
Posts: 575
Thanked: 77 Times
Default

The red car can be seen in the third photo and it looks like Maruti Gypsy ?
girishpv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pics: Vintage & Classic cars in India X-Machine Vintage Cars & Classics in India 2664 16th January 2017 14:48
Report & Pics: The 50th Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally karlosdeville Vintage Cars & Classics in India 11 22nd March 2016 08:00
Fuel-tank Rust Removal (by Electrolysis) & Rust Proofing H3LIOS Motorbikes 30 19th May 2014 14:26
Jeep Rusting and disintegrating: drmessiah 4x4 Vehicles 21 22nd June 2011 21:15
Rust Control for Classic cars?? wilkie366 Vintage Cars & Classics in India 13 31st December 2010 15:31


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:12.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks