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Old 17th June 2010, 23:36   #3136
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Found one more on Flickr ,this time from Russel Mkt Bangalore, What is that some weird mod or a Kit car or some special ?
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Found one more on Flickr ,this time from Russel Mkt Bangalore, What is that some weird mod or a Kit car or some special ?
Thats a kit car, built on a Fiat 1100D platform.

Loads and loads of metal paste on the car, its been all around Bangalore since 1995, He's quoting 2 lacs on it

I quoted Rs 60K for over 3 years to him, but that guy did not let it go. Finally he offered at 1 lac, i went with advance and he does not have any glasses/ no documents / no lights and no fittings. just one well designed contraption.
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The headlamps on the red rotting hood remind one of a Ford GT. The shape seems very catchy. Any more pics of the same from it's haydays?
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A 1956 Plymouth Savoy rotting away. The car has been for sale for quite some time but then no takers thankx to the condition and the high price being demanded.
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A 1956 Plymouth Savoy rotting away. The car has been for sale for quite some time but then no takers thankx to the condition and the high price being demanded.
Indrojit does she have the original engine, papers etc. How much is he asking?
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Thats a kit car, built on a Fiat 1100D platform.

Loads and loads of metal paste on the car, its been all around Bangalore since 1995, He's quoting 2 lacs on it

I quoted Rs 60K for over 3 years to him, but that guy did not let it go. Finally he offered at 1 lac, i went with advance and he does not have any glasses/ no documents / no lights and no fittings. just one well designed contraption.
Been around even longer. Was built and owned by a Parsi guy on Church streets. Was a Rajdoot dealer and also owned Highgates Hotel
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Ehhh!! a potential stunner (PLYMOUTH) just rotting away and to the natures mercy. I guess the owner will make peanuts out of a magnificant machine if left this way.
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Indrojit does she have the original engine, papers etc. How much is he asking?
Hi Amol,

Yes the car has the original engine and papers i am not sure about. The asking price for this car was 2.75 lacs when i was sent these pics.
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This is a Hudson Commodore from the late 1940's seen rotting sometime in 2003 by me. Not sighted now after that.This is not a digital image and so sorry for the quality.
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Old 20th June 2010, 10:13   #3145
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This is a Hudson Commodore from the late 1940's seen rotting sometime in 2003 by me. Not sighted now after that.This is not a digital image and so sorry for the quality.
Thats a defender in the first picture.

I had seen a similar condition Hudson Commodore in Delhi outside Pandit & Co and the car belonged to a well known collector. I am guessing this could be the car now in Delhi.
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Absolutely! A perfect Series III Station Wagon, rotting away for god knows what reason. The body has held its own though.
I remember reading somewhere that the body of the Landy's specially ordered for various mission and volunteering programmes for tropical areas were made of Aluminium. Such vehicles usually were riveted together than being welded together.

May be this one is one of those (considering the Missonery background) and that may why the rust has left the body alone.

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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I remember reading somewhere that the body of the Landy's specially ordered for various mission and volunteering programmes for tropical areas were made of Aluminium. Such vehicles usually were riveted together than being welded together.

May be this one is one of those (considering the Missonery background) and that may why the rust has left the body alone.

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram

As far as i know all defenders are all aluminium body, I saw a defender, a Kaiser and CJ3B all rotting away at a workshop in parripally(kollam dist kerala) on the side of the NH, I enquired with the owner if he is wishing to sell them and the answer was no, it is a sad sight. I have also seen a defender rotting away near Kozhikode on the NH.

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Found this Fiat 1100 Special rotting away in a garage. 95% PP Parts, 5% Select Trims and Grill.

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I remember reading somewhere that the body of the Landy's specially ordered for various mission and volunteering programmes for tropical areas were made of Aluminium. Such vehicles usually were riveted together than being welded together.

May be this one is one of those (considering the Missonery background) and that may why the rust has left the body alone.
All Land Rover series models, as well as defenders, are aluminium bodied. When the LR was conceived, steel was an expensive and rationed commodity. Aluminium, on the other hand, was available plentifully as post war aircraft material surplus. Hence the genius of making a body out of aluminium, which would prove cost effective as well as not rust. This story is almost part of folklore now.

But the reason I made that comment was different. True, aluminium does not rust, but it does corrode!
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Found this Fiat 1100 Special rotting away in a garage. 95% PP Parts, 5% Select Trims and Grill.
Sacre bleu!!!

A car definitely worth saving! The missing parts can be easily sourced! FCB guys, somebody rescue this car
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