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Old 2nd November 2007, 03:07   #736
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hey...this is the same type of car that i had posted in a seperate thread....
When I read it first, I missed the 'type' part.

Cyrus, I think there is a lot of visible difference - including the headlamp mounting, front grille and the interiors.

Enjoyed the pictures! Great!

@Speedy, thanks a lot
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no cyrus you have the years wrong. see the headlights and you will no it is not the same as the car you posted. the one posted by rackster has the headlight on the fender and the one posted by you and the restored one i had posted have the headlight in the fender.
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A look at the interiors.....


Nice car raghu....'hope she gets restored soon.....uh, interesting use for an engine bay light though!

Cyrus, does the hillman in your pics. have a fiat speedo? Sure looks like it!
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hey...this is the same type of car that i had posted in a seperate thread....
Nope, the only similarities are that they are both Hillmans. The car you have posted is a much smaller Minx. Can anyone identify which model the larger car is?
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Nope, the only similarities are that they are both Hillmans. The car you have posted is a much smaller Minx. Can anyone identify which model the larger car is?
Which larger car are you talking about Karl?
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I had posted some pictures of a Hillman long time back (which even I can't find after searching, lol).

However, I've got a fresh set of pictures and I had the opportunity of meeting the owner of this beauty again. The owner has some plans of restoring it, hopefully he'll do it.

Here are the pictures:

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this car looks like 1940-46 hillman minx as inthe picture i am posting here


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Which larger car are you talking about Karl?
Im talking of the larger Hillman in the posts above, compared to the small Minx Cyrus speaks of. I dont think the larger Hillman is a Minx. What say?
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great find amatmo. the car is a hillman minx phase I. produced from 1939 upto 1947. the car has a 1185 cc side valve engine.
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Default 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe V8 Fordor

Drove down from Pune to Miraj Tue. 13-Nov. evening. (248 km)

Driving around the Sangli-Miraj twin cities yesterday morning, I stumbled across this green car with the "dual-bullet" grille and heavy chrome bumpers. She was a 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe V8 Fordor and a RHD.






Parked under a tinroof in the courtyard adjoining to a petrol pump on Old Station road, in front of Pratap talkies, Sangli, hidden in cobwebs, she watched the years roll away.






The ’51 Fordor belonged to the owner of an Esso petrol pump (which was now an HP petrol pump). Her peeling and barely readable license plate said, BYH 3168.



The petrol pump manager told me, he had been working since the late seventies and had not seen the car move since then.

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Default 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe V8 Fordor interior

Peered into the cabin.



The big 1951 speedo was all there, though caked in dust. And some of the pull and turn switches were there.

But sadly the Ford emblem horn button with half ring was missing.



She had the original Ford sun visor and had at sometime in her life been outfitted with a rooftop luggage carrier.
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Default 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe V8 Fordor underhood

An eerie creak emanated when I lifted the hood. And lo, there was the celebrated "100 horse" flathead Ford V8. The air cleaner and 6V battery were missing.






The flat head V8 was a 239.4 cubic inch [3,923 cc] that would have developed 100 bhp @ 3,600 rpm and 180 lb.ft. torque @ 1,900 rpm.
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Default Esso's Mr. Oildrop Man -- nostalgic memory of a bygone era

That vintage gas station in Sangli, had a little shed secured with a collapsible iron gate.

After forty something years, in that shed, I saw an old friend: Esso’s iconic Mr. Oildrop man.



Just as SK "Bobby" Kooka created the Air-India maharajah, Norman Tate (1915-2006 …he passed away at 91) created Esso’s Mr. Oildrop Man.
When I was a kid in the early 1960s, Esso pumps gave away a little plastic keybob -- the Esso Oil Drop Man in his white suit and yellow head. Does anybody have that old plastic keyfob with the Oildrop Man?



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Post #747 was Offtopic. Sorry got carried away by the nostalgia. ...Ram
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very nice car, very complete and restorable.. pedal rubber is still good, so could be a fairly low milage car...I WANT THOSE SIGNS!!! ANY CHANCE??
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Beautifully narrated ram! I really hurts to see thi beauty in such a condition! Isn't it restorable? or is it yet another case of "i'm too attached to sell this car. I'm gonna restore her" syndrome??

P.S: is it an auto by any chance??
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