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Old 25th October 2007, 20:39   #706
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Wow, what a rust-bucket!
The front end looks like a 137D/S1 but the rear badges & bumperguards tell that its a slightly older model (but definitely post '87, unless it had the front quarterglasses removed)...
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Old 25th October 2007, 21:05   #707
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i agree with stanher completely. this car is not worth even for out fiat guys to scavenge for parts. the entirecar is finished and makes no sense to even try and repair. two years same place and no car has taken its toll. man all i can say is rust in peices.
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wow rockster thats a great find. have to agree with the kingsway suburban being quite rare and if well kept would look like the picture posted by Jayd. i guess another car that we need to be dissapointed about, since the owners will not sell but let the car rott away.
could you talk to them to atleast restore it or store it decently and try to preserve it.
Thanks speedy, I already tried that. The owner isn't going to do it, sadly :(
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In the right hands, she would've looked like this
No JayD, she wouldn't...
because...



the black wagon is a 1955 Dodge Kingsway Custom Suburban. This was a modified-for-export 1955 Plymouth Belvedere Suburban. She had vestigeal tail-fins and feminine front.







The gold wagon in your picture is a 1956 Dodge Kingsway Deluxe Suburban. This was a modified-for-export 1956 Plymouth Savoy Suburban. He had tall tail-fins and masculine front.






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Old 25th October 2007, 23:50   #710
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These Dodges and Plymouths and DeSotos and Chryslers (and Fargo trucks) were sold in India by Seth Walchand Hirachand’s Premier Automobiles through their Bombay Cycle & Motor Agency at Opera House.

Hindi movies of the period, are full of 'em: sedans, convertibles and station wagons.

Here's a white 1955 Dodge Kingsway Custom Suburban in the 1958 movie “Chalti ka naam gaadi”. The villain's henchmen at dead of night stop to dump a murdered man.



The station wagons had a clamshell tailgate. The part with the window would open upwards like an M800's hatch and the lower part would open downwards like a Willys CJ3B tailgate.

In the movie “Chalti ka naam gaadi (1958)”, the villain's henchmen unload a murdered dead body from the 1955 wagon's clamshell tailgate.



Don't you just love the wide whitewall tires?

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Excellent work Ram! Simply amazing! I really appreciate the time and effort that you've put here.
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Digging through my archived pics. online, here is a rare '59 Chevy Bel-air that was earlier in use as a BAraath car on hire....which explains its condition!
It was sitting at this spot for nearly a year last year until it disappeared one day....



Reminded me of those 'Cubanised' American cars!
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Stanher, isnt that a 59 Chevy Biscayne ????
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stanher likepointed out by egansta it is a biscayne. there used to be a red one that was used for weddings in bombay. this car sure has alot of rust on it and must have been picked up by some collector. it also must have had an engine swap to make it more economical.
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Speedy, where was the Red one located ??? and was its no 5151 ???
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Speedy, where was the Red one located ??? and was its no 5151 ???
used to see it in the mid 90's then the car was not seen anymore. maybe it went to the scrapper or got sold. it also had an unbrella stand made just behind the front seats. dont remember the number of the car egangsta.
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Speedy, where was the Red one located ??? and was its no 5151 ???
Are you talking about the one your friend in Thane owns ?
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Yup, because the car was not in that good condition when he had picked it up and it was red. The Biscayne is not that common on our roads and that too a RED one.

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Yup, because the car was not in that good condition when he had picked it up and it was red. The Biscayne is not that common on our roads and that too a RED one.
but was the biscayne a convertible that he picked up.i am also sure the engine would have been changed to a diesel one. so if the engine is not original in your friends car and there is a umbrella stand wielded behind the front seat then it could be the one. i have a hard top being restored at my place, now almost complete.

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No speedy, his is a hardtop..Will see your biscayne soon.
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