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Old 5th June 2016, 14:12   #46
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Some nostalgia pictures of coupes from the amazing Mel Webb's albums of the Bangalore Motor Sports Club races at Yelahanka Airbase, Bangalore.

The Rossi Lancia Flaminia survives and has been covered before
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Here are two Alfa Coupes. No idea what happened to these cars
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One of the Alfa's in race mode
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Here is a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in racing mode, doubt she survives.
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Some nostalgia pictures of coupes from the amazing Mel Webb's albums of the Bangalore Motor Sports Club races at Yelahanka Airbase, Bangalore.

The Rossi Lancia Flaminia survives and has been covered before
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There is also what looks like a 190SL at the very rear of the starting line
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There is also what looks like a 190SL at the very rear of the starting line

Mostly the GONDAL 300SL side vents can be seen clearly

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It looks more exciting than a 190SL; those trademark gills on the side, it's likely a 300SL Cabrio/Roadster!

Kasli has already identified it as the Gondal 300SL.
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There is also what looks like a 190SL at the very rear of the starting line
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Mostly the GONDAL 300SL side vents can be seen clearly
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It looks more exciting than a 190SL; those trademark gills on the side, it's likely a 300SL Cabrio/Roadster!
Kasli has already identified it as the Gondal 300SL.
It is the Gondol 300 SL
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These are not coupes but are sports cars. I could not resist posting them here as they appear as coupe in the hard top option

Sports cars come with a option of removable hard top or commonly called as Winter Top. These are used in winter when the weather is very cold. Sports cars we mostly used with an open top, but had the option of a removable soft & hard top, so as to be used in all types of weather.

Mercedes 190 SL
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Mercedes 230 SL
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MGB
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Being a sports car, the open top option is always preferred, weather permitting.
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Here are two coupes gathering dust. Not sure if these cars have survived

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Here is a late 60's or early 70's Chevrolet Nova Coupe as seen in Delhi

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I doubt this is a Yenko as painted in this car
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Retired race car driver and muscle car specialist Don Yenko of Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania refitted a series of Third generation Novas, ............... Only 37 were known to be produced with an original selling price of $4,000.00. Today, only seven units are registered and known to exist.

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Some pics from Mumbai. Source: Automobili Ardent Facebook Page


Maserati Bi-Turbo
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Porsche 356C
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Ford Mustang
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Packard Clipper
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Here is an import which has pricked the interest of many a enthusiast. There has been much appreciation on this import, on account of the desirable body style. These pictures have done many a rounds on Whatsapp, which is also my source.

Owned by a BHPian, this 1941 Cadillac Coupe is currently under restoration.

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Here is another large coupe, from Goa this time. This 1957 Buick Special Coupe is wrapped and shut out, as it is part of a property under litigation. I do hope that this car is rescued at some point. Would be a great cruiser in Goa

1957 Buick Special is identified by the 3 port holes. Had the car been a Roadmaster, it would have had 4 port holes
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Here is how a restored car would look
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Here is another large coupe, from Goa this time. This 1957 Buick Special Coupe is wrapped and shut out, as it is part of a property under litigation. I do hope that this car is rescued at some point. Would be a great cruiser in Goa

1957 Buick Special is identified by the 3 port holes. Had the car been a Roadmaster, it would have had 4 port holes
I somehow remember the car as a convertible - subject to correction.
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I somehow remember the car as a convertible - subject to correction.
Possible Karl, The more I look at it, roof feels uneven. Thanks for the correction.
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Here is another large coupe, from Goa this time. This 1957 Buick Special Coupe is wrapped and shut out, as it is part of a property under litigation. I do hope that this car is rescued at some point. Would be a great cruiser in Goa

1957 Buick Special is identified by the 3 port holes. Had the car been a Roadmaster, it would have had 4 port holes
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Here is how a restored car would look
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Convertible and not a coupe KPS nevertheless and wonderful car 🙂

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Some pics from Mumbai. Source: Automobili Ardent Facebook Page...........
Great captures of the Bi-Turbo and the 356! - so seldom seen. While the 356 (and its subsequent derivatives) all had rear engines, the original 356 prototype had a mid-engine lay-out!
And the t/c'ed Maseratis of the late 80's & early 90's - among the worst years in this marque's colourful history - were reportedly offered without the benefit of an oil cooler, as reported in the press during Ferrari's take-over of the marque in the late 90's!

I often find that there's some nugget of information one comes across, which throws a whole new light on one's earlier views.

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