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Old 3rd April 2010, 16:57   #3001
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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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I have somewhere pictures of an Indian delegation visiting this 'Opel' plant in Russia. But I doubt that they wanted to build this car in India.
BTW, Panna was also a state having a Maharaja.

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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. .............. plz guys save this bel air. and any classics that you find. every one is important
I do not agree that this car is worth saving. It is the least desirable of this body shape, 1965 to 1968, being a 4 door sedan with pillar. And originally it would have had a 6 cylinder engine. Now the car near Nagpur, pillarless with a V-8 is another story.
The car is too rusty, the body will have to be rebuilt completely. Not worth it. And is the front screen OK?
And, as Spitfire says, price is/was 5L, it is not worth a penny over 50K.
I would assume the documents to be intact.

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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.
I have seen this Opel at the site of Prithvi Theatre when it was under construction in the 1980's. The contractors brother took me there for a dekho when I saw this Opel lying there, junked. It had a light colour, and it was the cabriolet type. So apparently the car was not scrapped, but it was in a mess even at that time.

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Old 5th April 2010, 15:03   #3002
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Harit, IMO, the Belair is not worth picking up even at 50k for a restorer.
The only people to pick up would be the scrap dealers for whatever little parts remain on the car!
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Old 6th April 2010, 11:34   #3003
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Just back from a short trip to Goa. Spotted a Sunbeam motorcycle (1952 S7 Deluxe?) in bad state left to rust. I am thinking of locating the owner and quoting a price. Looks like restorable but will need a good amount of cash for it? What does the team think it should cost?
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Belair is a rust bucket and not such a collectible that a huge restoration project may be undertaken at any cost.

Overhaulin looks and sounds good on the TV. Here the situation is completely different. Also importing an engine is not so easy and the expense aspect is huge. note that suspension, mounts gearbox everything will have to be dealt with. IMHO, let it go until a brave person picks it up.
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Was going through a thread in Supercars and imports section

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Here is one i found on net(Flickr).
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here is the link to the image! Maserati RULES!

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while going through the above flickr link found this mini,it's almost an year old pic.Don't know anyone had posted pic of the same before in team bhp

Do anyone know where this is? i guess its somwhere near mumbai

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Do anyone know where this is? i guess its somwhere near mumbai

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This car is located in Yeoor Hills, Thane.
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'been seeing this Landmaster rotting away at a local garage for the last few years. 'doesnt look restorable now.

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Ironically even God apparently couldnt help this car!

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And also finally got to see these rather 'well-known' cars at a local abandoned petrol bunk here. The Adler has been talked about in this thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...el-beetle.html

This is one pre-war car that I found myself really liking! Especially love that Eagle (Adler in German, which is what the name means) badge!

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Any idea what the maroon/white car is in front of it?

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the 3rd car in the far background of the second last pic is a rusting Beetle.
So Stanher, the petrol bunk and the abandoned cars are a 'package' complementing this thread!!
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Old 27th April 2010, 01:04   #3009
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the 3rd car in the far background of the second last pic is a rusting Beetle.
Yes, its a pre-66 beetle. 'had been posted before in another thread, so didnt bother photo'ing it again.
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Was going through a thread in Supercars and imports section






while going through the above flickr link found this mini,it's almost an year old pic.Don't know anyone had posted pic of the same before in team bhp

Do anyone know where this is? i guess its somwhere near mumbai

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Why Doesnt someone take this car up?? IT could be a nice project. Also, It could be a parts car for another mini resto.
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'been seeing this Landmaster rotting away at a local garage for the last few years. 'doesnt look restorable now.

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Ironically even God apparently couldnt help this car!

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And also finally got to see these rather 'well-known' cars at a local abandoned petrol bunk here. The Adler has been talked about in this thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...el-beetle.html

This is one pre-war car that I found myself really liking! Especially love that Eagle (Adler in German, which is what the name means) badge!

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Any idea what the maroon/white car is in front of it?

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What a pity to see that once magestic ADler Trumpf Senior reduced to such a sad state.

It was an immaculate car at one time and look what happened to it.

I too am curious about the car in front of it. Is it a Singer ?
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Why Doesnt someone take this car up?? IT could be a nice project. Also, It could be a parts car for another mini resto.
Arre baba cy, there certainly are people who'd love to take up all these cars! Even the beetle. But, as it has been mentioned on the other threads before, these cars are all not for sale in the sense, the whole property has been under some family dispute following the demise of the owner. I dont know the details but it doesnt seem like a legal dispute as in that case, the whole property would've been sealed by the Court with a sign notifying the same. There is no such thing there, so could be just a personal dispute.
So the family members, apparently too busy in the infighting, are not bothered about the state of the cars. I wonder how much longer this will go on! :(
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'been seeing this Landmaster rotting away at a local garage for the last few years. 'doesnt look restorable now.
Ironically even God apparently couldnt help this car!
And also finally got to see these rather 'well-known' cars at a local abandoned petrol bunk here. The Adler has been talked about in this thread
This is one pre-war car that I found myself really liking! Especially love that Eagle (Adler in German, which is what the name means) badge!
Any idea what the maroon/white car is in front of it?

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The Landmaster is in a very poor shape.The dash was though modded and the steering borrowed from the Ambassador.The USP of this Landy is the chrome strip on the front windscreen beading which is too rare to find these days.
Also sorry to see the other cars rotting this way.We should all make valid wills for our car/s in favour of our next of kin, so that say after some decades when we dead are gone, our cars should not feature on this thread in the same ramshackle condition ..
And Stanher the last maroon/white car you asked about is a Standard indeed! Its the Standard Nine four door saloon of 1934-36.It had a 1052 cc 4cyl side valve engine and was made between 1934-36.Here is its picture from Wikipedia:
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A late 20s American tourer can be seen in Kerala here

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