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Old 23rd August 2007, 17:04   #316
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see the links karl you will get your answer. it is magnificiant. i think i know where this car has gone. will try and find it tom.

yes, I saw the links, and the grille im talking about is that particular car's. Its a homemade job. The original looks like this

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yeah karl the grill looks like this. cant make out the difference between the original and home made job. we have some great articians in india who can fabricate almost anything. had a grill made for a bently once.
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yeah karl the grill looks like this. cant make out the difference between the original and home made job.
Hmm...I dont think we are clear. Allow me to illustrate (something I learnt from Ram )

This is grille no 1, from the car in question. Note the mesh sheet.


This is grille no 2, touched up with my not-so-artistic hand to depict what the original bars would look like.
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got your point karl, but since the car was picked up from an auction maybe the grill was damaged and a wire mesh put in its place. or it was an original wiremeshed grill. different year cars had different grills even though they were of the same model. any light on this one.
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got your point karl, but since the car was picked up from an auction maybe the grill was damaged and a wire mesh put in its place. or it was an original wiremeshed grill. different year cars had different grills even though they were of the same model. any light on this one.
There was never a wire meshed grille offered on any Flying or postwar Standard, be it an 8, 9, 10, 12 or 14. Visit Standard Motor Club Home Page for more. And while you're at it, see Indian Standards
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was just checking with you karl. will go through the sites. thanks
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Hi Carlos ,
I was quite sure the car had a original grill , firstly the gent who owned it was the first owner , an ex-district judge and now a village elder , a person I do not think would indulge in subterfuge secondly the car had been garaged for the laqst 40 years, the old gent used to clean it till he could . But I see that your comments on this forum are correct most of the time . Maybe the grill was restored after an accident in the times past ??

Attached find a photo of a Standard Flying 9 :

<a href="ImageShack - Hosting :: 30standardflying9xd4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1...ing9xd4.th.jpg" border="0" /></a>

Though the standard 8 had a similar grill , but this car was described as a Standard 9 on the registration book.


Mod's Note: Seems like you have a problem with posting photographs. Your previous post also has botched photo links. Please read the article on how to post pictures before you post the next time around.

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Im still quite sure about the grille. All flying Standards sported them. Will confirm with the club though.
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Im still quite sure about the grille. All flying Standards sported them. Will confirm with the club though.
karl and please let me also know. thanks
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thats a very lovely car vintageman. would love to see pictures of the car when she is ready. do you know of any mustangs for sale. they are my favorite cars.
There was a mustang for sale in cochin along with a savoy. He was asking 2lac fr the savoy and just a little more for the mustang. If im not mistaken, it was a '65 coupe, shell white,6cyl. My dad has some gr8 memories of the car.Belonged to prominent family here. Both were single owner cars, while the savoy was in good shape, the mustang needed a lil work, the owner said about a lac(jus minor stuff). By the time i made my dad agree to it, it was sold!. Dunno wot happened to it now.

Oh! and btw , the prev owner happily drives around in hs new swift!

Also there was an immaculate 50's merc 190D with my dads friend, whose father imported it. he sold it to buy a maruti 800 when it came out in the 80's!!!

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There was a mustang for sale in cochin along with a savoy. He was asking 2lac fr the savoy and just a little more for the mustang. If im not mistaken, it was a '65 coupe, shell white,6cyl. My dad has some gr8 memories of the car.Belonged to prominent family here. Both were single owner cars, while the savoy was in good shape, the mustang needed a lil work, the owner said about a lac(jus minor stuff). By the time i made my dad agree to it, it was sold!. Dunno wot happened to it now.

please tell me you are jokeing!! you let a mustang go which was being sold for a little over two lacs. and a single owner car. man i feel like kicking you. i have seen a six cylinder white mustang with a restorer in indore maybe it is the same car. if you come across any other please dont let it go inform me immidiately i shall fly down for it.

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Hey guys,Sorry been having problems with my net so excuse any delayed responses & lack of pics. from me! vintageman- was very interesting to read bout the lucknow classics.....really sad to read bout the pillaged Ford V8! Cant help being curious all the same- any pics. of it?Also thanks for the pics. of the 'flying' standard.
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Hey guys,Sorry been having problems with my net so excuse any delayed responses & lack of pics. from me!
yes, we are eagerly waiting for pics of the Rally and scrapped Fiats
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please tell me you are jokeing!! you let a mustang go which was being sold for a little over two lacs. and a single owner car. man i feel like kicking you. i have seen a six cylinder white mustang with a restorer in indore maybe it is the same car. if you come across any other please dont let it go inform me immidiately i shall fly down for it.
Heh heh!!! i expected such a reply!. U see, the problem was that when the car was sold, i was 14!!! and i was pesterin my dad fr a car as old as my grandpa!!! ppl thot i was mad! but dad finally agreed and we went down to get it..... but it was gone by then!

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Heh heh!!! i expected such a reply!. U see, the problem was that when the car was sold, i was 14!!! and i was pesterin my dad fr a car as old as my grandpa!!! ppl thot i was mad! but dad finally agreed and we went down to get it..... but it was gone by then!
if you were 14 i dont blame your father for not takeing you seriously. when my brother and me started collecting cars my father thought the both of us had lost our minds. but even my father being extremly fond of cars owned quite a few in his hay days understood us and never stopped us. missed quite a few cars in family discussions.

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