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Old 24th August 2010, 08:07   #3316
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BTW which model Dodge is it and what is meant by fluid drive (written on the rear bumper).
Fluid Drive is a trade marked system of Chrysler Corporation. DPCD i.e, Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler, Desoto are part of Chrysler Stable. Only Plymouth did not use this system.

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Old 24th August 2010, 08:50   #3317
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BTW which model Dodge is it and what is meant by fluid drive (written on the rear bumper).
Nothing but automatic transmission, sagar! Yes, in the 40s itself!

If only we could drive these cars as freely on today's roads as was done in those days.....wouldve given the Civics etc. a run for their money!
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Nothing but automatic transmission
its actually a semi automatic, it has three pedals like a normal manual, and first has to be selected manually, second and third are shifted automatically
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its actually a semi automatic, it has three pedals like a normal manual, and first has to be selected manually, second and third are shifted automatically
Oh...ok, sorry for the mistake there. And thanks for the clarification awini.
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Ah. great piece of information. Guess we learn new things everyday. Thanks a lot for answering the query KPS/Stanher/awini. I think the said transmission works on the same principle as of today's automatics where we have to slot the stick in D(1 or 2) mode. Now somethings are bound to be improved over the years (elimination of 1st pedal).

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Fluid Drive is a trade marked system of Chrysler Corporation. DPCD i.e, Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler, Desoto are part of Chrysler Stable. Only Plymouth did not use this system.

More details are in the link below

Fluid Drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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True thats the trade mark of Chrysler Corporation.About ten years ago there was a very original, blue 1940's Chrysler Fluid Drive parked at a garage in Ahmednagar for repairs.I asked the garage owner if the owner would sell it.He said no and that it belonged to Mr Pervez Damania ( earlier of Damania Airways).

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Old 24th August 2010, 21:24   #3322
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Other than the HillMan I couldn't identify the other two cars, this is a picture taken from Chennai last week.

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Old 24th August 2010, 21:51   #3323
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Where in chennai and other than Hillman and the rest look like Austins..very interesting snaps. 1934/35 era.



UOTE=trammway;2040999]Other than the HillMan I couldn't identify the other two cars, this is a picture taken from Chennai last week.

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Old 24th August 2010, 22:26   #3324
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Other than the HillMan I couldn't identify the other two cars, this is a picture taken from Chennai last week.
The Hillman Minx is at least restorable. Its in a better condition than the two others.Would be great if someone takes up these cars for restoration.
The lower car among the two dumped is an Austin Seven Ruby saloon tourer (soft-top) of the 1930's. This model followed the older late 1922 version.
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Source my album-the car in the middle is a Ruby Tourer while the uppermost one is a 1931 model Austin Seven Tourer
The upper one is another later version (1936 to 1939) another Austin Seven "New Ruby" Saloon (hard top) as it was called.
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Old 25th August 2010, 02:02   #3325
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Where in chennai and other than Hillman and the rest look like Austins..very interesting snaps. 1934/35 era.

These are in Chennai Royapettah area.

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The Hillman Minx is at least restorable. Its in a better condition than the two others.Would be great if someone takes up these cars for restoration.
The lower car among the two dumped is an Austin Seven Ruby saloon tourer (soft-top) of the 1930's. This model followed the older late 1922 version.
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Anjan, Thanks for the superb pictures and identification of the cars. Infact the Austin Seven is my favorite car till date and I really feel bad for the beauty in this condition.

The person who is close by the property where these cars were spotted told me that these cars came to this place for repair work 20 years back and they were running by that time. Due to some issue with the mechanic and the person who owned it, it was parked and finally let to die. Very sad to hear that story.
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Old 25th August 2010, 08:33   #3326
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these cars came to this place for repair work 20 years back and they were running by that time. Due to some issue with the mechanic and the person who owned it, it was parked and finally let to die. Very sad to hear that story.
That's the usual story, the car would never be sold to you by the mechanic, no matter what yo do and one fine day they will scrap all that with no consideration at all of us enthusiasts.
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Old 25th August 2010, 17:18   #3327
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This Willy Cj3b (?little help here) have been standing like this for a long long time.Hope someone can take it up and restore it.
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Old 25th August 2010, 19:01   #3328
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Lot of or all of the orignal buts seem to be missing
This will be a hard restore.
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Old 25th August 2010, 23:45   #3329
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Poor thing catching rust and dust. I am sure this still can be restored, is it for sale? Can someone PM me the details.
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Old 26th August 2010, 01:28   #3330
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@Vagu, I wish I take this Jeep. Do you know the person who is owner of this beauty.
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