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Old 5th January 2008, 11:55   #826
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It was a project to promote mechanized fishing techniques in kerala.(This was in the 60's-70's period) It was a joint undertaking by the central dept and govt(i think), of norway.They had a large settlement in cochin, and a looot of VW's, ie, beetles, microbuses, and a very large amount of variants were brought down by them during that time.
There were also couple of volvo estates which ended up with Madura coats. The green VW went to Ooty. It had or still has an MDN plate
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There were also couple of volvo estates which ended up with Madura coats. The green VW went to Ooty. It had or still has an MDN plate
But if it were in Kerala earlier it shouldve had KR/KL plates right?
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There were also couple of volvo estates which ended up with Madura coats. The green VW went to Ooty. It had or still has an MDN plate
These flawless Variants were spotted at recent shows in Madras. Perhaps the green car is the same one in question?





I still cant get over the condition of these VWs. Note the rare accessory bumper guards on the green car, which is only missing windscreen trims.
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Incidentally, MDN = Coonoor (near Ooty- my Herald was registered with this series too originally) so both the cars seem to've originated from there.
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There were also couple of volvo estates which ended up with Madura coats. The green VW went to Ooty. It had or still has an MDN plate

Yes ajmat!! This one was brought down from ooty!! It was destined as a parts car, but then decided it was too nice to be broken down! think the owner will sell it. plannin to give him an offer! Wot say guys??
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I'm not sure if this should be here, since this vw is now restored:
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Hey I think Ive seen this pic. before in the Samba (site for VWs) or something....
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i dont get it why? but so far i have seen more of these VW vans in rusted condition than in restored infact atleast 3/4 of the many vans i have seen are unrestored
that too when there are so many VW fans in the country

BTW randomusername do you have the pic of the restored one?

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Incidentally, MDN = Coonoor (near Ooty- my Herald was registered with this series too originally) so both the cars seem to've originated from there.
MDN looks like Madurai registration.Vehicles were registered in few places those days I believe.
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Hey I think Ive seen this pic. before in the Samba (site for VWs) or something....
I came across this pic on thesamba.com, and "GDL 2939" Looked familiar, then i realized i had seen this van, & even went for a ride in it!

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BTW randomusername do you have the pic of the restored one?
Here are some:



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It sure crazy isnt it, how guys like these refuse to sell their cars for a reasonable price when it comes to people like us & quote the moon in front of us......only to eventually not mind letting them go for scrap value! Its a mad mad mad mad world!!
does anyone know of a bhangaarwala willing to be my partner in crime...heck ill slip him an extra 500 to keep him happy.... breaks your heart doesnt it???????
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MDN looks like Madurai registration.Vehicles were registered in few places those days I believe.
Well, I know I'm going OT but I had concluded it was Coonoor as its mentioned so in the (original) RC of my Herald...what place is MDY btw?
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Well, I know I'm going OT but I had concluded it was Coonoor as its mentioned so in the (original) RC of my Herald...what place is MDY btw?

MDY is Tiruchirapalli. Currently TN-45.
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RandomUserName- The van (GDL2939) looks awesome. Looks like it has been just be taken out of the showroom. Splendid job!
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i dont get it why? but so far i have seen more of these VW vans in rusted condition than in restored infact atleast 3/4 of the many vans i have seen are unrestored
that too when there are so many VW fans in the country

BTW randomusername do you have the pic of the restored one?
man this is the type-II VW im lookin for ..... pre 67 classic shape. If anyone knows where i can find one ill take it even if it needs restoration.
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