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Old 20th September 2012, 11:16   #1681
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All these cars are single owner cars, with the same family from day one and in immaculate condition.

The Grey Buick is a 39 model
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Harit posted a pic here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post1242104
and scroll down for more discussion back then by DKG and Wasif.

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Harit posted a pic here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post1242104
and scroll down for more discussion back then by DKG and Wasif.
Yes that was a pic from an article in one of teh car mags. The yellow car is the 36 Buick not a Chrysler though the waterfall grille does look a bit likt those from the same period on Chrysler cars
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The cover of the "La Croisiere Jaune" may have been inspired .....-regards invinci
Somewhere I had earlier put up pics of one of these Citroen Keserge's in India being used by some royal. Presently none are known in India.

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.......found the '36 Dodge with its squarish lights a bit incongruous with the designs of the times. ..........
In fact, many of these cars "lost" their square headlights to round ones, there is a saloon running around like that in Mumbai. A friend of mine restored a roadster which was converted to a hard top with an Amby rear glass and round healights. The top was put back to original (ideal as a Cartier Roadster), but the headlights gave trouble. Rings, glasses were sourced, but the reflectors were not available. I was offered these from Jaipur and decided to keep in my parts bin. The guy brought them to Mumbai, by chance met this guy who badly needed the parts and gave them to him. I did not object.
BTW, Bulldogji has a 7-seater of this model.

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1948 Packard Clipper 8 Sedan
1935/36 Dodge or plymouth Tourer
1949 Buick Eight Sedan
1936 Chrysler Sedan
1937 Buick eight ( grey car ) or 1939 Buick 8 cannot make out much of the car as its a low res snap. Or a Pontiac !

This looks like Hyd Mr Shah Alam collection

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Sirs, some clarification would be appreciated:

The blue car with square headlights (is that the only model of those times with the squarish lights? I know, I still can't get over it.) seems to be a 1939 Plymouth/Dodge, it has the Plymouth badge on the side.
Read that in Canada, these Plymouths were rebadged as Dodge.

And Buldogji, 7 seater (!), that's a massive vehicle, if there was one.

So for my understanding, if we take the first photograph with all the bonnets, that makes it in that order:

1939 Plymouth Convertible Sedan
1948 Packard Clipper 8
1949 Buick Super
1936 Buick Century Sedan
1939 Buick Roadmaster(?) since it has a spare wheel on the side.

So if all the last three are Buick, with different hood ornaments, that is a lot of change in 13 years - 1936 to 1949. Brands would generally be averse to so much change so soon.

Swept back flying wing in 1936, Cigar with little holes in 1939 and finally cigar piercing a circle 1949. Interesting.
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Sirs, ..... 1939 Buick Roadmaster(?) since it has a spare wheel on the side.........
I don't think that stepneys on the side make it a Roadmaster. There should be a monogram for that, maybe on the side of the bonnet.

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On prewarcar.com there is this picture and an invite to view an automotive collection. http://www.prewarcar.com/magazine/pr...hi-018354.html
Check it out

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1948 Packard Clipper 8 Sedan
1935/36 Dodge or plymouth Tourer
1949 Buick Eight Sedan
1936 Chrysler Sedan
Got a bit confused! The blue one's a '35 Dodge Tourer and the yellow is a '36 Chrysler Sedan?!
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The yellow car is a Buick not Chrysler I think it's a 36 model. The pale blue tourer is a Plymouth and the grey sedan is a 39 Buick Roadmaster. It has the Roadmaster badge

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On prewarcar.com there is this picture and an invite to view an automotive collection. http://www.prewarcar.com/magazine/pr...hi-018354.html
Check it out

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This probably won't qualify as a classic just yet.. But it's certainly a rare car today. Fiat 132 GLS spotted near Napean Sea road. The boot also had a logo that read '1600 Climatizza'.
I'd love to drive around in one of these
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This probably won't qualify as a classic just yet.. But it's certainly a rare car today. Fiat 132 GLS spotted near Napean Sea road. The boot also had a logo that read '1600 Climatizza'.
I'd love to drive around in one of these
The car is very special. Owned by one Mr. K Mahindra. At least it used to be his till not too long ago, looks a tad neglected now.
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This probably won't qualify as a classic just yet.. But it's certainly a rare car today. Fiat 132 GLS spotted near Napean Sea road.
Thanks for sharing this, Ravi, the old Fiats are really evocative, for me at least. In fact the 132 was never a common sight on our shores - Fiat imports started petering off after the 124 and 125 for some reason. There were more Polskis (126 and the Polonez) than these! Very few Mirafioris and Supermirafioris (the 131s), 132s, Stradas and X1/9 found custom here for some reason. If I remember correctly, the 132 was probably the last of the rear wheel-driven Fiats, so that makes for a significant footnote in Fiat's history.

I had a 132 diesel for a long time. Relatively sluggish by today's standards, but far better than the W123 200D in the stable. And, whatta suspension! OT, but I can't help reminisce...there was something more special about the old-gen 70s and early 80s cars, esp the diesels - the Fiats, Golfs (and its siblings), the Peugeot 504D (and it's smaller and larger siblings), Ford's Granada (European model), Renault 18TD, the Audi and Opel Ds, the Olds Diesel, even the Isuzu Gemini and Aska Ds, and so on. Mercs of course, but they were too common!
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Thanks Karl, thanks Prabal !
Yes - I snooped around a bit, and was told by the mechanic who the owner was. Figured out thereafter that there is no way this car can be up for sale
But she looked grand in her oh-ree-G-nal paint, upholstery, et al!!
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........... In fact the 132 was never a common sight on our shores - Fiat imports started petering off after the 124 and 125 for some reason. There were more Polskis (126 and the Polonez) than these! Very few Mirafioris and Supermirafioris (the 131s), 132s, Stradas and X1/9 found custom here for some reason. If I remember correctly, the 132 was probably the last of the rear wheel-driven Fiats, so that makes for a significant footnote in Fiat's history. I had a 132 diesel ..........
I would say that atleast in Bombay there were a number of 132's, but eventually they all disappeared. 124 and 125 were most common, but there were a few 126 and 127's too. 128 & 131 were not so common, but 132's again came in. I particularly remember a lovely black one with alloy wheels.
Bombay had one 130 too. Many of these cars came in as Italian and East European consular cars. Later the East Europeans switched to Japanese cars. The Ritmo, X1/9 were hardly seen.
I have just got a lot of 1977 London to Sydney rally pics, there are two Fiats. Research told me that one was an all womens crew which crashed badly in Australia, and the cars were running with experimental diesel engines.

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1948 Packard Clipper 8 Sedan
1935/36 Dodge or plymouth Tourer
1949 Buick Eight Sedan
1936 Chrysler Sedan
1937 Buick eight ( grey car ) or 1939 Buick 8 cannot make out much of the car as its a low res snap. Or a Pontiac !
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So for my understanding, if we take the first photograph with all the bonnets, that makes it in that order:

1939 Plymouth Convertible Sedan
1948 Packard Clipper 8
1949 Buick Super
1936 Buick Century Sedan
1939 Buick Roadmaster(?) since it has a spare wheel on the side.
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The yellow car is a Buick not Chrysler I think it's a 36 model. The pale blue tourer is a Plymouth and the grey sedan is a 39 Buick Roadmaster. It has the Roadmaster badge
Correct me if I'm wrong, here's he list:
1949 Buick Eight Sedan (Dual tone)
1936 Buick Century Sedan (Yellow)
1948 Packard Straight/Clipper 8 (Maroon) <--need some clarification here.
1939 Buick Roadmaster(Grey)
1939 Plymouth Convertible Sedan (Blue)

A couple of pics of the '39 Buick Roadmaster!
Courtesy: Mohammed Omer.
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