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Old 9th November 2010, 16:18   #3451
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Found this one Today.. Whats It ?

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Old 9th November 2010, 16:22   #3452
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Not sure if this is a vintage.

Could it be a mini cooper.?
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This is a Renault 5.

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Old 9th November 2010, 20:10   #3454
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@Shreeram: Where did you find the Renault 5 ? I didn't think there were any left in India !!
The '5' was an iconic supermini which heralded Renault's resurgence in the eighties - even America lapped her up hungrily.. The '5' was also a champion of many a rally.

Do dig out more on this baby if you can..
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hi ravi its an renault 5TL there used to be one car in TN tirupur 1976 model from S T C delhi belonged to mr sukumar of GOPALD motors they used to be bus operaters i think its still in coimbatore and was for sale couple of years back
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Renaults, Peugeots, Fiats and Alfa Romeo are known worldwide to become rust-buckets. And the rusted monocoque gets structurally unsafe. Beware of the hassles of trying to restore junked and rotting French and Italian cars.

On the one hand, the Indian made Premier Padmini enjoyed a special advantage. Until recently, the restorer could purchase all structural parts new and rust-free and if properly treated before and after assembly, these could be expected to last a few years.

On the other hand, Japanese cars were always usually better constructed and generally last longer than the cars above.
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Old 9th November 2010, 22:43   #3457
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@Shreeram: Where did you find the Renault 5 ? I didn't think there were any left in India !!
The '5' was an iconic supermini which heralded Renault's resurgence in the eighties - even America lapped her up hungrily.. The '5' was also a champion of many a rally.

Do dig out more on this baby if you can..
The Renault is located in Pune, siting along with more Cars Like a Chevy Truck, A Standard Something (I dont Know what), a Vintage Tractor, A Vintage Road Roller one more Unidentifyable Car and a Fiat 1100, all lying in a jungle (Literally) All covered and surrounded with plants and grass for the Past 15 Years. I had to cut down some small trees to click photos.. will post them soon. The owner is very wealthy and does Not Want to sell them because of Sentimental Value.. I have got His number from a nearby house people say he never visited the place after he sent these cars to this graveyard.. (15 Years now..) The Renault is in a much better condition than the others which have nearly gone to the Ground.

Some WIKI Details on The Renault

The Renault 5 (also called the R5) was a supermini produced by the French automaker Renault in two generations between 1972 and 1996. It was sold in many markets, usually as the Renault 5 and in North America as Le Car, from 1976 to 1986. Nearly 5.5 million Renault 5s were built.[1]

January 1972: Introduction of the Renault 5 in L and TL forms. Both models had rear pull handles, a folding rear seat, grey bumpers, wind up front windows, and a dashboard-mounted gear shift lever. The TL was better equipped, and had a vanity mirror for the front seat passenger, three ashtrays (one in the driver's door armrest and two in the rear), two separate reclining front seats instead of one bench seat, front pull handles, and three stowage pockets.
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Thanks imperial, ram, and shreeram, that's a lot of Renault 5 stuff !!
Shreeram, do try to get pics of the other cars too..
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Here is one More Car Lying with the Renault 5. A Standard (Which Model ?)

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Saw this poor thing (GYPSY) at Andheri west lying in same state for the last so many months,could take not take photo due to traffic getting jammed due to my stopping my car.,will click some more photos next time.

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Been to my home town Bhilai and spotted many beauties posting these 2 cars, was not able to click rest of them i was in tears seeing the condition of these yesteryear cars.
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Ajay: The two cars are turning into junks of metal.Guess Bhilai had a lot of older Standard Heralds and other cars of the times that were available as cheap second hand cars for the Bhilai Steel plant officials, who get transport allowance every month upon submission of papers to show ownership of a motor car in their own name.
There is another Herald Mark II, 2 door brought to Nagpur from Bhilai which is being offered for sale in running conditio.
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Ajaybiz very sad sight indeed. Feel pity for the herald. Seems like its some sort of Garage to which the cars belong.
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Been to my home town Bhilai and spotted many beauties posting these 2 cars, was not able to click rest of them i was in tears seeing the condition of these yesteryear cars.
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Ajay: The two cars are turning into junks of metal.Guess Bhilai had a lot of older Standard Heralds and other cars of the times that were available as cheap second hand cars for the Bhilai Steel plant officials, who get transport allowance every month upon submission of papers to show ownership of a motor car in their own name.
A real sad sight indeed! The red car seems to be a Nova rather than an Impala though.

I also see some newer vehicles in the background showing the Herald- also bought for the same purpose?
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Its just sample pic i have clicked many including two wheelers seeing rusts but owners are not ready to sell them, i have done deal of atleast 5 vehicles but no one turned up till i was there, still following up to get some good two strokes and classics.
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