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Old 2nd February 2010, 11:47   #2776
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This I wasnt aware of, although I'm guessing it would've been mainly due to the rear axle falling apart/coming loose while running? My mech. too told me stories of how he'd sometimes seen the entire either rear wheel with the connecting halfshaft come off free from the suspension while the car was running and go bounding off!
Besides, the Herald was delicately pieced together with bolted panels that would come apart in a crash. The entire front cowl would not crumple and crush inplace to cushion the impact. It would rather, simply separate from the car, exposing the unbelted occupants to absorb crash energy with their own flesh and bone.
Even the glass-house was simply bolted on and would disintegrate.
IMHO, Herald protection was no more than that of a light convertible with a bolted delicate hardtop.
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Besides, the Herald was delicately pieced together with bolted panels that would come apart in a crash. The entire front cowl would not crumple and crush inplace to cushion the impact. It would rather, simply separate from the car, exposing the unbelted occupants to absorb crash energy with their own flesh and bone.
Even the glass-house was simply bolted on and would disintegrate.
IMHO, Herald protection was no more than that of a light convertible with a bolted delicate hardtop.
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In those days all cars offered similar protection or lack of protestion I might add.

Its later that crash testing brought cnahges which became mandatory on all cars
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Old 3rd February 2010, 11:27   #2778
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Apologies if already posted in this forum. Here's a classic Chevy I spotted outside a local car garage in Koyembedu on Sunday.The garage was closed and so couldn't get any info.Did some research on the net today and it turns out to be a '1965 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible' (is that right?).
Sorry-Didn't have time to get more pics of interior.
A Fiat 1100 and 2 other old gen cars are parked there too.
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Apologies if already posted in this forum. Here's a classic Chevy I spotted outside a local car garage in Koyembedu on Sunday.The garage was closed and so couldn't get any info.Did some research on the net today and it turns out to be a '1965 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible' (is that right?).
Sorry-Didn't have time to get more pics of interior.
A Fiat 1100 and 2 other old gen cars are parked there too.
This was a Chevrolet Impala/Biscayne 1965 4 door sedan which lost its top, got dieselised and has an ingenious gear shifting arrangement of which I had posted a picture quite a while ago. It is Kerala registered but located in Chennai. Was for sale. Car has been thoroughly chewed and used up. Very sad.

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Wolffe,this chevy is a MADE IN INDIA CONVERTIBLE..Get it?
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Wolffe,this chevy is a MADE IN INDIA CONVERTIBLE..Get it?
Got it.Very sad to hear what's been done to the car.Guess it was used for marriage ceremonies?
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Got it.Very sad to hear what's been done to the car.Guess it was used for marriage ceremonies?
I'm sure it was. Only those people could do something like this to these cars! Although now their target has shifted to Contessas.

Anyways, here's a Fiat Super-select sadly rotting away and presumably much vandalised alongside as well! 'saw it outside the compound of a 2-wheeler garage. 'was told it belongs to the building owners who live upstairs in the same building, and that they don't want to part with the car!

This was the only pic. I managed to take as I saw a lady looking down from the upper floor then, who could've been of the owner's family.

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Some interesting cars resting or rusting as you like it
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Why would someone do that to an XK!!! :(

@wasif: Where was this shot?
& Is it a 120 or a 140??
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Some interesting cars resting or rusting as you like it
Pic 1 & 2 I dunno, but surely would have been rescued.
Pic 3 Humber, now in Lucknow, not Vintageman
Pic 4 Merc 320, now in Mumbai
Pic 5 XK 120 under restoration in Mumbai, finally to be completed
Pic 6 Is it a British car like a Humber?

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Some interesting cars resting or rusting as you like it

THE CAR INPICTURE NO s 1 & 2 looks to b a late 20s DODGE BROTHERS
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Some time back I was offered a car supposedly a Mercedes Benz 170 - V cabriolet, I am uploading some photographs of the car
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Some time back I was offered a car supposedly a Mercedes Benz 170 - V cabriolet, I am uploading some photographs of the car
Is something left for restoration. No body is left
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Pic 6 Is it a British car like a Humber?
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I think that's an early '30s Dodge Six
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Some time back I was offered a car supposedly a Mercedes Benz 170 - V cabriolet, I am uploading some photographs of the car
Please clarify, When you said offered, was that for Free to take it away or did they have a Price in mind?

An interesting looking car, The frame construction seems to be to sophisticated for an American Car.

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