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Old 15th May 2015, 20:40   #4831
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Ouch! Sorry Stanher!
Ouch indeed! But looks like the car was a bit buggered up before twas left to rot! Mysore I presume?

Would you be able to ask the guy if he's willing to part with the roof and bootlid? I know someone who's looking for a Herald roof!
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Old 15th May 2015, 20:45   #4832
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Mysore I presume?
Yep, 'tis at Mysore.

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Would you be able to ask the guy if he's willing to part with the roof and bootlid?
I'll ask and revert asap.
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Old 16th May 2015, 00:24   #4833
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Been seeing this Fiat 1100D sitting at this spot at this old house in our colony for ages. Nobody lives at this place and even the house bore a dilapidated look until twas whitewashed recently. Ironically there's a garage right behind the car but is always locked up. Maybe another car inside, and hence this one got the step-car treatment? Numberplate conveniently blank for team bhp posting!
Though I remember it had a Delhi plate.

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An old Chevy and a Nissan Patrol(?) found at a garage in Mysore.

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An old Chevy and a Nissan Patrol(?) found at a garage in Mysore.
This Chevy has been in the same garage, at the entrance of Mysore for ages. As far as I can remember, this has been in the same condition with the mechanic insisting that the car is complete and only needs to be assembled.
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Old 19th May 2015, 13:07   #4836
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In'Elegant'ly abandoned.. :(


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While on a drive Saw This Pontiac at bandra at the back side of bandstand.
It looked like a bollywood had tortured it or restoration project abandoned, Could someone identify as to which pontiac is this ?
Also standing opposite to this pontiac is a W124 RUSTED TO DEATH. With rust holes all over and covered with plastic, No pics of 124 though.
Its a 1969 Pontiac GTO sports coupe, 5.7L Petrol engine, 330HP..
I am seriously interested in restoring it and make it a hardtop again. Is the car still there?
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Old 21st May 2015, 23:11   #4838
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Saw this rusting in peace in front of an old house, whose state appeared to be an extension of the car.
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Any more pics ?
Finally managed to get some more pics! Phew!

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PS- The car is not for sale. According the owner, there's a "Special Mechanic" coming all the way from Coimbatore to fix this car. Yeah yeah...
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Saw this poor thing lying in a by lane next to the Khar station:

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Finally managed to get some more pics! Phew!

PS- The car is not for sale. According the owner, there's a "Special Mechanic
coming all the way from Coimbatore to fix this car. Yeah yeah...
That Oldsmobile makes you cry! Such beauty, but now helplessly rotting because of the owner. But what could be the reason that people refuse to sell such vehicles? Is it because of the lack of papers or some court case going on?
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Well I knew there was something familiar of the car !

And here is a snap when I took a really long time ago on a business trip . Around 1997 or 1998 . It was at a garage right at the beginning of Mysore city on the main highway with a huge Arch


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It was at a garage right at the beginning of Mysore city on the main highway with a huge Arch
Wow!! This forum never ceases to amaze me! I'm very glad to be a part of it.

And, Kasli saab, the car is still at the same garage; exact location being the shed seen in the background of your first picture!
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Standard Herald. Sad to see it in this condition with bird poop all over.
Here's what seems to be the same car, if so, gone far worse! spotted today by Arun from Bangalore:

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Spotted this at a government office at Chamarajnagar.
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This thread is spellbinding & riveting ! There is nothing that brings on nostalgia and regret as keenly (I'm 63) as seeing old cars gradually falling to pieces amidst overgrown shrubbery. Most of these veterans were familiar to our generation of gearheads during our boyhood - Allahabad and Lucknow in my case.
I've been living in mumbai since '82, and during subsequent visits would often see many of the old veterans rusting away quietly in lanes and cul-de-sacs in both cities.
But in recent visits (post 2011) I have noticed that most of the rust-buckets have disappeared from their earlier posts. Enquiries elicited vague responses - they have been towed away by various people etc.

Apart from the usual collection of American examples (Studebaker, Desoto, Plymouth, Packard, Hudson etc) there were the odd exotica too. We would often see a dilapidated fabric-top Hispano-Suiza H6B hooting around the Chowk roundabout in Lucknow in the mid-to-late sixties. It was said to belong to one of the erstwhile nobles now come upon hard times. It too was one of the examples which we later saw having been put out to grass. And was also one of the earliest to have been "towed away" later.
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