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Old 23rd June 2011, 20:39   #3751
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Can you post the actual car pics Shyam, on how it actually looks like.

Oh.. Thats a Montana is it.. For me both cars look the same.
This is a Dolphin (based on the UK's Reliant Kitten):

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/37306.jpg

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/37308.jpg

And this a Montana:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/37311.jpg

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/37315.jpg


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This car belongs to one Mr Satyanarayana.

This particular Car came to Bangalore in 1978, in full running condition from Hyderabad.

During 1985 - 1990 the car was handed over to one Mr. S******I in a decent running condition.

But in the end, the car will never see the light of the day....
Sad to hear this car's story Pavan! A pity that a car once good now has this fate due to a mechanic's negligence!
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Old 23rd June 2011, 23:00   #3752
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What a Gory sight

Must be some Chevy V8.

One more case of an abandoned car that came in for Restoration, will not talk about who did this (Not interested in a useless debate with some guys)

And other dolphins which anyways nobody bothers getting restored...




Its a 1936 V8 Ford, ,the gear box too seems missing.Can be used only as a donor car.
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Old 23rd June 2011, 23:14   #3753
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yup its an early ford V8 allright. The monogramme is clearly that used by Ford V8s. Most probably came with a running board and steel chrome hubcaps with the same V8 script on them.
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What a Gory sight

Must be some Chevy V8.

One more case of an abandoned car that came in for Restoration, will not talk about who did this (Not interested in a useless debate with some guys)

And other dolphins which anyways nobody bothers getting restored...
Pavan I respect your thoughts on Mr. S. But recently I purchased a car in Bangalore and Mr S and his people attended to it off site over a period of 5 days, how many restorers would that. The issue at times in my humble opinion happens on ones rapport, knowing the restorers shortcomings and ones own basic knowledge when interacting with them.

Owners all over India who I have met or spoken to have had different experiences with varied restorers. Therefore one can't tar any restorer with one or two experiences or here-say. I am too junior here to start a debate, it just a thought from my end.

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Sad to hear this car's story Pavan! A pity that a car once good now has this fate due to a mechanic's negligence!
In my experience I would always blame the owners. The owner should take full responsibility of their cars on a full time basis. If he is not happy then just move the car to another workshop as we have seen in a recent case. No one is wedded to a mechanic/restorer for life. The owner must be fully involved in the restoration process other wise there will always be trouble however big or small the restorer is.

There are many sad stories to tell Stanher but believe every thing has a background. There can be no smoke without fire. But I would reiterate the owner has to take sole responsibility for the end result as he has to live with the end product.

Well another useless debate, I guess.

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As per discussions i had with the erstwhile car owner:

This car belongs to one Mr Satyanarayana.
I was tracking this car around a year ago, and I was told a rather different story regarding the car's history by my regular agent, who had earlier attempted to acquire it for a collector up north. I was told that the ownership of the car is under dispute. One of the concerned parties wants to sell the car while the other hopes to restore it, but only after the court's verdict. Since none of the owners are willing to spend on the car's restoration, she stands as she is today.

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Over the years the helpless car owner had no other option but to leave the car to rot as he had too many business commitments and the mechanic was not willing to take the car.
My personal opinion is that if the owner was too busy to get the car restored (there's no shortage of restorers in Bangalore), and there were no other issues, this car would have changed hands a long time ago.

All I'm saying is, something does not seem right, and if I were you, I'd proceed with caution if you plan to purchase it or offer to restore it. At the very least you could verify that there are no litigation issues before taking things forward. I don't think anyone would want to be the restorer stuck in a court case involving a car under dispute. :-)
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I had clicked this pic from some article but don't recall the source. Apparently these are rusting in some maharajas collection:

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I had clicked this pic from some article but don't recall the source. Apparently these are rusting in some maharajas collection:

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The one to the right, with the back portion visible is a Dodge Power Wagon (4 x4) WM 300 of the early 1940's.The later ones had split windscreens.These were imported for use by the Indian Army and were in use till the 1960's.Many of these found their way for civilian use too.In fact, there were many imported for civilian use too.
The truck to the left is also a 1940's Dodge VK 3 ton truck. These were also quite common in the old days as haulers in our country.
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Theone on the right with the DLD plate actually looks like some kind o people carrier conversion on an early Ford / Willys Jeep
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Saw this unknown car in Mahim by lane behind ,earlier Badal Cinema,
Front was totally dismantalled , I could not take photos as some very agressive loking guys were around,.
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Saw this unknown car in Mahim by lane behind ,earlier Badal Cinema,
Front was totally dismantalled , I could not take photos as some very agressive loking guys were around,.
Iqbalji, firstly a big thanks. It is a Hindusthan 10, based on the Morris 10. This car was common during the old days, but these have suddenly become very rare. Lets hope it is restored well to a Concourse and roadworthy condition.
In fact, I have created a separate thread for the Hindusthan 10, out of concern for the car. The contemporary Morris 8's and Austin 8/10's are better survivors than their competitor, the Hindusthan 10.The link is here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...very-rare.html
I believe HM was "Hindusthan Motors" and the car was a Hindusthan 10 , but by the time the Morris MO Series (sometime in 1949) came along, it was the Hindustan 14 viz. the "h" between "t" and "a" went away.

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Iqbalji, firstly a big thanks. It is a Hindusthan 10, based on the Morris 10. This car was common during the old days, but suddenly have become very rare. Lets hope it is restored well to be concours and roadworthy.
In fact, I have created a separate thread for the Hindusthan 10 out of concern, for the car. Morris 8 and Austin 8/10 are better survivors than their competitor, the Hindusthan 10.
In that case Anjan Ji, I will make second visit sometimes and try to click more photos,by taking those guys into confidence and as it is a saying "CHANE KE JHAAD PE CHADHANA" But I could see that front of the car was in total mess.
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In that case Anjan Ji, I will make second visit sometimes and try to click more photos,by taking those guys into confidence and as it is a saying "CHANE KE JHAAD PE CHADHANA" But I could see that front of the car was in total mess.
Please do so Sirji. It would be great to have more pictures of the car as it is.
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Hey I've seen this car very often- it's in a garage, very close to my home. Somehow always mistook it for a Morris Eight Thanks for pointing out, Anjan.
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Found this video on You Tube thought it deserves a place here.

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