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Old 13th December 2007, 09:40   #796
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whats wrong with the BMW? is it really abandoned?
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Old 13th December 2007, 21:10   #797
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Seems like a 325. Good use of old tires as a jack.
Wonder what happened to the car. Sad treatment!
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Old 13th December 2007, 21:43   #798
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Not sure if this belongs in this thread. Spotted this dusty old bimmer(5series?) near Vadakkanchery(Kerala).





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Its got original wheels which i want if he wants to sell...maybe the whole car!!
Sorry Gogi, the owner has now decided to restore it.So thats one more car saved from getting scrapped..


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Not sure if this belongs in this thread. Spotted this dusty old bimmer(5series?) near Vadakkanchery(Kerala).
Another goodie rots away..
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Old 13th December 2007, 23:35   #801
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Here is what appears to be a very original/complete Standard Super 10 left to rust & rot....! Although it certainly is restorable...atleast for now!
I'm afraid these were the only pics. of the car I found convenient to take.



The owner, whom I met, told me that his grandfather had bought the car new and it was in semi-regular use until 6-7 years ago & that they'd actually once made a trip upto Delhi & Amritsar in the car. Later we got to know that the mechanic who used to do up the car had passed away and it hadnt been used since.
The guy made it clear that he has no intention of selling the car or any parts from it (it has most of the original parts intact, barring a few that are destroyed or stolen! 'thought they'd be good enough for my pennant, much as I'd hate to resort to that!)...he says he plans to restore it....some day...doesnt have time to spare for it for now....'sound familiar? :P

I said I & my mech. would be willing to help him carry out the restoration if he is too pressed for time but he said he certainly intends to carry out a full-fledged resto....nevertheless we did exchange contact nos. so he said he'd call me as & when he's planning to start....'hope he means it!

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Look at the surroundings and the scooters and bikes. Is it a 316 or a 325?
Very much India. Not sure about which model. I'll get some pictures in the day.

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whats wrong with the BMW? is it really abandoned?
Abandoned from months is what I heard.
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Old 14th December 2007, 00:04   #803
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Sorry Gogi, the owner has now decided to restore it.So thats one more car saved from getting scrapped..
Thats great to know ed!

Only confusion is what model fiat this really is...! Karlos to the rescue (soon!).....
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Thats great to know ed!

Only confusion is what model fiat this really is...! Karlos to the rescue (soon!).....
Shyam that a 1955 Fiat Millicento. Thats what the guy restoring the car told me and one of my friend has the same model and its a Millicento.
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[quote=egangsta;657039]Sorry Gogi, the owner has now decided to restore it.So thats one more car saved from getting scrapped..

Thats good news. At least hes not scrapping it!! Phew!!

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Shyam that a 1955 Fiat Millicento. Thats what the guy restoring the car told me and one of my friend has the same model and its a Millicento.
Ya a 55 Millicento (see the round speedos with the bakelite covers) with wrong tail lights. The taillights are from the later say 1957 Dukkar AKA the 103.

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Not sure if this belongs in this thread. Spotted this dusty old bimmer(5series?) near Vadakkanchery(Kerala).





Thats an early eighties BMW and its a 7 series not a 5 series

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That looks like a de rigueur E36 3-Series to me.
Yup, E36 series a popular import in the 90s. (92-99). Seems to me that car is sitting for want of spare parts. Notice the ugly looking desi muffler hanging from the back. The problem is that once these imported cars end up with the 3rd or 4th owners they buy for the cheap price but simply cannot afford the service bills.
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Here is what appears to be a very original/complete Standard Super 10 left to rust & rot....!
Wow, that is a surprisingly original car for the condition its in. It must be one of the earliest, going by that design of steeringwheel and door pad. What kind of grille did it have? At one point there were 13 permutations and combinations offered of the front valence!

Show the owner this picture, it might inspire him to see what his car can look like.

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Turns out that my Landmaster deserves to be on this thread than on mine - it was truly disintegrating!!! Thats something we discovered while stripping off the paint.
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Turns out that my Landmaster deserves to be on this thread than on mine - it was truly disintegrating!!! Thats something we discovered while stripping off the paint.
Welcome to our side. If you think the Landy was rusty, you aint seen nothin yet. This was my Beetle floorboard!

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Wow, that is a surprisingly original car for the condition its in. It must be one of the earliest, going by that design of steeringwheel and door pad.
Show the owner this picture, it might inspire him to see what his car can look like.

Steering wheel: More than an earlier version it appears to be a replacement of the original.

As Karl said the owner can see the green std10 as well as this grey std10 to start up the restoration work without delay.

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