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Old 31st March 2010, 15:47   #2986
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Saw this in MP (Panna), during my visit in March. Its Some Opel Model, not sure which one.
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Default pre-war Opel Kadett K38/KJ38 (1937-40)

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Saw this in MP (Panna), during my visit in March. Its Some Opel Model, not sure which one.
Looks like a pre-war Opel Kadett K38/KJ38 (1937-40)
-- one of Opel's earliest monocoques.

When Hitler lost World War Two, the Soviets grabbed the Opel plant and machinery at Rüsselsheim and from 1948 to 1956 manufactured this car as the Москвич 400/420.

Offtopic: Have you seen the very unique (and India's biggest) Balram temple in Panna, built by Maharaja Rudrapratap Singh (1848-1893). Also Bajirao Peshwa's Mastani (Rana Chhatrasal's muslim daughter) hailed from Panna -- city of diamond mines.

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Old 31st March 2010, 16:21   #2988
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The bonnet lock on the above example reminds one of Mr.Bean's Mini
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Old 31st March 2010, 16:33   #2989
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The bonnet lock on the above example reminds one of Mr.Bean's Mini
Have you seen the 1975 Hindi box office hit, Julie
starring Laxmi? and Sridevi as a child star?
One of Bollywood's early movies centered around pre-marital sex between college kids.
In the movie, Om Prakash buys a junk Opel Kadett like this one, so that his wife (played by Nadira) can boast of owning an "imported" car!

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Old 31st March 2010, 16:35   #2990
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Thanks for the info Folks

Why people do an engine conversion and ruin the originality of the car is beyond me.

Most of the Willys jeeps were converted from a Petrol to a Diesel ruining the originality of the jeep and making original petrol ones hard to find
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Old 31st March 2010, 16:59   #2991
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Have you seen the 1975 Hindi box office hit, Julie
starring Laxmi? and Sridevi as a child star?
One of Bollywood's early movies centered around pre-marital sex between college kids.
In the movie, Om Prakash buys a junk Opel Kadett like this one, so that his wife (played by Nadira) can boast of owning an "imported" car!

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I remember the 'imported car' being a Fiat Balila, I think registered MRX 44.
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Old 31st March 2010, 17:05   #2992
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Sorry, my mistake.
The car in Julie(1975) was a 1939 Fiat 1100E Musone.
with the vertical lift-type door handles.

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Default Rare 1929 Austin 12/4

I don't know if this is the right place to post this photo. I just read this article on yahoo.
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One of my friend from Goa spotted this Chevy Bel Air rotting to earth near his residence in Vasco.
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Its a 1968 Chevy Belair and has been dieselied (vandalized). Note the oddball truck type of floor shift gear lever jutting out from under the dash.
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One of my friend from Goa spotted this Chevy Bel Air rotting to earth near his residence in Vasco.
So they moved it to a new place.

Is he still asking for 5 lakhs for that heap of junk?
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guys if you can get this machine, do go ahead. yeah you will have to spend lakhs but it will be awesome. the dieselised engine is a good excuse to import a brand new guaranty chevrolet engine, the ones seen on overhaulin. those crate engines are remanufactured to the same specs as the original. you will get engines producing 400hp with 87 octane fuel. obviously you pay the price of a brand new v8. the most expensive engine on the site is for 13k dollars. a big block chevy producing more than 600 hp in stock form, obiously the small block engines are cheaper. so if you guys find dieselised chevys mopars and fords. dont let that stop you. the engines and i mean NEW ones are available IF you can shell out the cash.
but when were restorations cheap.
heres the link
GM Performance Engines: Guaranty Chevrolet

Chevy 350 engines - Remanufactured 350 engine, GM Chevrolet Crate & Rebuilt Engines

plz guys save this bel air. and any classics that you find. every one is important

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One of my friend from Goa spotted this Chevy Bel Air rotting to earth near his residence in Vasco.
That Huuge chromed rear bumper/light housing would look nice as a side board / mantelpiece in my house !!
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Have you seen the 1975 Hindi box office hit, Julie
starring Laxmi? and Sridevi as a child star?
One of Bollywood's early movies centered around pre-marital sex between college kids.
In the movie, Om Prakash buys a junk Opel Kadett like this one, so that his wife (played by Nadira) can boast of owning an "imported" car!

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Looks like a pre-war Opel Kadett K38/KJ38 (1937-40)
-- one of Opel's earliest monocoques.

When Hitler lost World War Two, the Soviets grabbed the Opel plant and machinery at Rüsselsheim and from 1948 to 1956 manufactured this car as the Москвич 400/420.

Offtopic: Have you seen the very unique (and India's biggest) Balram temple in Panna, built by Maharaja Rudrapratap Singh (1848-1893). Also Bajirao Peshwa's Mastani (Rana Chhatrasal's muslim daughter) hailed from Panna -- city of diamond mines.

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Saw this in MP (Panna), during my visit in March. Its Some Opel Model, not sure which one.
Incidentally, such an Opel Kadett of the 1930's was also owned by Thespian Prithvi Raj Kapoor- maybe it was his first car. The Kapoors are sentimentally attached to this car and it is on display in the premises of the Prithvi Theatres. When I saw its picture about a decade back it was in a rotting condition.
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So they moved it to a new place.

Is he still asking for 5 lakhs for that heap of junk?
You made my Saturday mate
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