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Old 12th September 2009, 23:25   #2386
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Thats a Ford dating to around 42. The more popular cars in India were 46/48 cars, with cosmetic differences. This is the first time I am seeing a 42. I think a couple of Woody wagons are around though.

The car looks so well preserved. Any idea if it has been dieselised?
It is a 1942 Ford. It has the original V8 petrol engine which has been started. Tail lights are available on ebay. The clock is not there. Body got dented due to bad handling. It is for sale at a big price since it is very rare - manufacture was stopped for World War II. Mohaan
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Thats a Ford dating to around 42. The more popular cars in India were 46/48 cars, with cosmetic differences. This is the first time I am seeing a 42. I think a couple of Woody wagons are around though.

The car looks so well preserved. Any idea if it has been dieselised?
The car is not dieselised. It has the original 239 cu.in. V8 engine which has been started.
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Old 13th September 2009, 23:11   #2388
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Pictures of a 66 model Ambi rusting in the premises of my alma mater.
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The car is not dieselised. It has the original 239 cu.in. V8 engine which has been started.

This is truly amazing! It would be a flat-head V-8 when I would have thought the smaller flat-head, in-line would have been used. With all the speed equipment still available for a flat-head, this is like finding a pearl in your oyster.
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Pictures of a 66 model Ambi rusting in the premises of my alma mater.
Pity about the grill, and the front and rear lights -- they make it look like a common Mark 3. The owner must have "upgraded" in the early 80s.
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Old 17th September 2009, 12:37   #2391
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Here is a small story on the Sharknose Grahams from Hemmings. Look at the picture and compare it with the sad state of the car that survuves today in Pakistan.
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Here is a small story on the Sharknose Grahams from Hemmings. Look at the picture and compare it with the sad state of the car that survives today in Pakistan.
A friend of mine saw this car in Karachi many years ago, it was a 6 cylinder and had a monogram "Supercharged" on the bonnet. It was complete and even had colour on it.
But do not think that the guys in Pakistan are not aware of this car or know the value. They have been trying to get it in their hands but the owner is a recluse. But they keep on trying. Hopefully one day.............
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Old 17th September 2009, 18:54   #2393
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Recently I received a lot of old magazines and am going through slowly.
In the classic cars of may 2000, our very own tbhpian Kasli had contributed to a discovered section. See the picture below.
The Packard is now his, the other Packard is a 6 cylinder dicky seater restored, probably ex-Nabha. The Lanchester has vanished, I do not know about the Caddy. The Sunbeam + 6 cyl Packard were in Delhi in a workshop along with a number of other cars. The red car on the right of the yellowish Packard was a Chevy Monte Carlo. I too have visited!
Thought that it was a good idea to share this.

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Old 18th September 2009, 14:43   #2394
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Found this car on the roadside outside a workshop. May end up as scrap in the near future.


Moderator:- I tried to post this in this thread earlier, but could not locate it now. If it is still some where in the system pls delete it.
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Thats a Honda Ballade with Maruti 800 or similar head lights.Looks like an lhd American model
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Hopefully someone bought it, hope not the scrapper
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I saw this today at Matunga. In the same compound there was another car either a dukkar or the '62 model super select. Good condition in a closed garage.
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I saw this today at Matunga. In the same compound there was another car either a dukkar or the '62 model super select. Good condition in a closed garage.
Hey deutscheafrikar - which part of matunga did you see these in ? I live close by, will certainly go and take a look !
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Hey deutscheafrikar - which part of matunga did you see these in ? I live close by, will certainly go and take a look !
Dr. Ambedkar rd. before the 5 gardens left turn/signal. Ther e is a dealer I think the name is Car Seva. So before his building on the same side is a huge colony, I forget the name " some Nagar" you go into it... straight ahead in the center towards the other entrance...you will see this white car. The other car is black in colour. As you enter, walking you reach the open space after the first building, turn 90 degrees to the left, and you will see some closed garages. I think the garage on the right has this black car.
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Thats a Honda Ballade with Maruti 800 or similar head lights.Looks like an lhd American model
'looks similar to the Acclaim, which was made by Triumph too.
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@deutscheafrikar- Thanks man ! I think it's Agarwal Nagar. I'll go and take a look soon.
@stanher- I think the acclaim was a badge engineered honda ballade - or was it the other way round ? Need to check my old old copies of 'Daily Express World Cars'.
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