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Old 17th June 2008, 17:55   #1366
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Dear Shyam - it is indeed sad to see it in such condition. Maybe the owner will see some reason one day, till that time we wait. Patience my dear Watson.

Ek din milega - nahin to Karl ka leke jaayega. OK Karlosbhai ! Where art thou ?

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Old 17th June 2008, 18:19   #1367
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Dear Shyam - it is indeed sad to see it in such condition. Maybe the owner will see some reason one day, till that time we wait. Patience my dear Watson.

Ek din milega - nahin to Karl ka leke jaayega. OK Karlosbhai ! Where art thou ?
Indeed I hope so too!
Of course, Karl already said I could count on someone in case I had second thoughts bout picking it up!

Btw, didnt you have a Super 10 in a similar colour, back in 1979-80? BMC ????, you'd said it was bought from a Prof. Kotwal? Andd you used to conduct driving classes for a colleague in it?

Aside, Oops! I just realised I used more than 2 smileys in my last post!

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Old 17th June 2008, 22:07   #1368
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Thank you Ram for the Wolseley remembrance.
...We went to the big petrol pump in Bandra and filled air in the tyres. I remember people watching in amazement at the car. We filled petrol @ 4 rupees a litre and my mother bought some agarbattis from a shop down the road and lighted them in the car to get rid of the stench otherwise we could not sit inside. We reached home. The first thing I did after reaching home was removing the fog lights and keeping them safely at home, the same ones I showed to Ram recently. The upholstery was a stately dark maroon and had a hand rest coming out of the rear seat...

...He took it to Aurangabad. After that, I do not know what happened. My only touch and feel remembrances are the superb fog lamps and the workshop manual. I have fitted brand new reflectors in them with high and low beam arrangement. I will never ever part with them.

Once again, thank you Ram for making me remember. I wish those days come back (I feel that I am lucky because I can still re-live the feeling of an era gone by when I slowly drive my Superselect Fiat on the almost empty streets of Nasik).

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Wow! Thank you Behram for sharing with us, the story and memories of that Wolseley 4/44.

I also have my own trip down 1960s nostalgia lane -- the empty streets and the Hindi film industry Detroit iron of Chembur, where I have lived since 1958.

Very early in the mornings, when I drive slowly on the street with lights on, I also relive that kinder gentler bygone era of spacious empty streets and no mad rush of the business day.

Might it be worth a trip to Aurangabad to lurk around sniffing for old iron like this 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe V8 Fordor I found once in the Sangli-Miraj twin cities ?



Ref. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tml#post626994 (Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars)

I earned my Bombay driving licence in the summer of 1981. At that time, petrol cost Rs. 6.33 a litre. My daily driver was a 1968 Fiat 1100D, that we had bought as ADX-4717 and re-registered in Bombay as MRG 2917.
Had shared memories of ADX 4717/MRG 2917 here (The Premier Automobiles Ltd - The Remembrances Thread).

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Wow Behram what a narration - had me spellbound ! It's actually very tempting to go to Aurangabad and try to hunt the 4/44.
Ram that's a lovely sketch of an 1100 D dash. Reminds me of my uncle's dear MRG 8814, which he had for almost 30 years !!

Shyam the story of the Super 10 is the story of many a classic which dies, uncared and unloved, simply because the owner has neither the time to get her up and going, nor the courage to admit this and sell her.
A sad world indeed !
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My father had a Premier Padmini in 1979...
Lovely tale. These incidents remain a much treasured memory adding to the richness of this passion we share for cars
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Here is a W123 Station Wagon. American Spec Left Hand drive. I think the pics of this car have been put up earlier too.
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The W123 is parked opposite Viper's ofice. Rather abandoned. I have seen it move (a few feet to change its parking place) only once in so many years.
@ Ram- I just love your sketches.
I am a bit of a scribbler too but I never thought of saving these on the comp. In the last deluge I lost a lot of my sketches to the floods. Since then I have made none. Its kind of heart breaking to see your labour of love getting washed away and you can do a thing about it. Most of them were of classics and I had two journals of various Mercedes.
One day im going to get you to transfer all your car related sketches to my laptop if you dont mind.
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Yes gogi, the W123 is parked outside jiggies place. And it is up for sale. (according to jiggi)
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Yes gogi, the W123 is parked outside jiggies place. And it is up for sale. (according to jiggi)
It is? Maybe JayD would be interested. JAyD are you there??
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How difficult a project is this gogi?I would love to take on a 123. especially with those twin pod headlights.
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I have see this car often and it does require some work. The fact that its been lying exposed to all kinds of weather and near to the sea, there could be considerable rust where you cannot see it as yet and that is the worst part to tackle.
Getting parts etc is of no issue as there are truckloads of W123 parts available, both new as well as second hand.
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So if it is for sale for say 30-40 Thousand, it would be a great buy. some one show this to my dad please.
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There is another w123 wagon in good coniditon if any one wants it
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There is another w123 wagon in good coniditon if any one wants it
is it in Bangalore?
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There was a post here about the Wolsley 4/44 car, and thought I should share this. I have just helped get a similar car going, here in Chennai. This car has been with the family for many years. It was almost given up. Finally, the car was sent to Kerala for tinkering, and other work. The car is now up an running, just a few days ago. Will try and post some pics shortly. Would love to chat with other 4/44 owners. This car is owned by a relative of mine here. It has been in Chennai for a few decades now. Originally came fro Kerala. Has a Chennai regn.
Xoticars has requested me to upload pics of this car. Looks great. I love the art deco script badges
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