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Old 15th June 2013, 21:22   #1936
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and some more photographs of the FIATS:
Was this Calcutta ? One seven SEATER and one regular tourer and a Willys whippet. But wow look at the lot of spares

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Old 15th June 2013, 22:16   #1937
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1926 Buick Master, wonder where this one went ?
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1926 Buick Master, wonder where this one went ?
Please mention on wanting to trace the cars their original area or place where it was taken to really know we are on the same page to give info

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Yes Kasli , the cars were in Bihar and Calcutta.

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Hi Aniruddh ,

I am presently in Doha , I have a net connection and hardly any work so the photo archive was being attended to - when I came across these ones - I had forgotten all about these photographs.

Do you recognise the Austin below :
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remember these ones - I may have posted these photographs earlier :

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What is that red convertible pickup...looks like a pickup because of the long dicky
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What is that red convertible pickup...looks like a pickup because of the long dicky
It is not a pickup . The rear deck/trunk seems long simply because the ragtop is in really bad shape. Had the convertible top been intact, you would see the slope of the canvass top gently blending into the trunk. This car is a left had drive, therefore, American product although it is hard to identify the make. My guess is an AMC or Chrysler product. From the driver side glass vent, I rule out a GM car. As a general rule , the rear deck / trunk were larger (longer) on convertibles and two door coupes on 50s - 60s American cars which resulted in a cramped rear rear seat .

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It is not a pickup . The rear deck/trunk seems long simply because the ragtop is in really bad shape. Had the convertible top been intact, you would see the slope of the canvass top gently blending into the trunk. This car is a left had drive, therefore, American product although it is hard to identify the make. My guess is an AMC or Chrysler product. From the driver side glass vent, I rule out a GM car. As a general rule , the rear deck / trunk were larger (longer) on convertibles and two door coupes on 50s - 60s American cars which resulted in a cramped rear rear seat .
Another point. The wheel has 5 lugs and in proportion to the body side, the rim is 15 inch. The tire would be about 6.70 to 7.50 . Which indicates a medium to large size body. A smaller car will have smaller wheels. The gas filler in on driver side. The wipers are not parallel , meaning moving in same direction. They are mounted on each side of windshield and move up and down, sweeping from the outside to the inside. This was the way American cars had the wipers in the 50s and 60s. In the 70s, wipers were made to sweep in parallel motion and were installed according to LHD or RHD , so that the driver got the maximum clearance on the windshield. Again it will help if we see the front grill or the rear of the car to identify correctly. My guess ? A Dodge Coronet, about 1964 .

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It is not a pickup . The rear deck/trunk seems long simply because the ragtop is in really bad shape... My guess is an AMC or Chrysler product. From the driver side glass vent, I rule out a GM car. As a general rule , the rear deck / trunk were larger (longer) on convertibles and two door coupes on 50s - 60s American cars which resulted in a cramped rear rear seat .
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... My guess ? A Dodge Coronet, about 1964 .
Wow, this is the beauty of the forum - one learns so much from the experts' observations. Left to myself, I wouldn't even have been able to see the steering wheel, leave alone how the wipers tangoed. Such minute details

May I humbly suggest (I'm tentative amidst the gurus, so kindly indulge me if I'm off-kilter) that maybe it's a late 60s Plymouth Valiant or a Dodge Dart?

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Could it also be that it wasn't a convertible at all, and possibly converted from a coupe?

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Yes Kasli , the cars were in Bihar and Calcutta.

Chevrolets :
The fiats are in Rajasthan and the 37/38 chevrolet is blue in gujrat rajkot.

While the 33/34 Chevrolet tourer is I have a strong feeling went from Calcutta to Lonavala and to Delhi and now green

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Hi Aniruddh ,

I am presently in Doha , I have a net connection and hardly any work so the photo archive was being attended to - when I came across these ones - I had forgotten all about these photographs.

Do you recognise the Austin below :

And last but not the least :

remember these ones - I may have posted these photographs earlier :
Yes, that's the Fiat which is now in Jaipur . Both of them . The small wheel base with this car is now red and in Jaipur. Very nicely restored

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Hi Aniruddh ,

I am presently in Doha , I have a net connection and hardly any work so the photo archive was being attended to - when I came across these ones - I had forgotten all about these photographs.

Do you recognise the Austin below :

And last but not the least :

remember these ones - I may have posted these photographs earlier :
That red pick up could be a El Cameo

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May I humbly suggest (I'm tentative amidst the gurus, so kindly indulge me if I'm off-kilter) that maybe it's a late 60s Plymouth Valiant or a Dodge Dart?

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Could it also be that it wasn't a convertible at all, and possibly converted from a coupe?
Yes, the Dodge Dart / Plymouth Valiant seems apt. This aint a pickup /El Camino

Failed to notice the similarities between this red convertible and my own Valiant
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Hi Aniruddh ,

I am presently in Doha , I have a net connection and hardly any work so the photo archive was being attended to - when I came across these ones - I had forgotten all about these photographs.

Do you recognise the Austin below :
I sure recognise the Austin and see it every now and then

As for the Fiat, I wonder if there is a remote possibility of it being my great grandfather's, going from the WBA 7 registration. The family had a large convertible Fiat.

Haritji, any comments on the Fiat?

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These old photos posted by Vintageman are a flashback. Many of these cars were with RC Agarwal of Kolkata.
The Fiat WBA 9 is with Doc, must be restored by now. There were the remains of 2 Fiat 509's, they were sold together but have no idea where.
The Chevy tourer 32/33 cannot be the Lonavala car as that car went to Lucknow and is still there. Not sure if this is the same car pictured.
The red American car seems a genuine convertible, look at the raer side glass, but I can't get it which one.
There was a Buick in Bihar which landed up in Rajasthan, whether any one of these is that I don't know. But WBA 9 is certainly in Bangaluru.

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These old photos posted by Vintageman are a flashback. Many of these cars were with RC Agarwal of Kolkata.
The Fiat WBA 9 is with Doc, must be restored by now. But WBA 9 is certainly in Bangaluru.

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Haritji, the plate reads WBA "7". Nevertheless, the car with Doc and the one in the pic are the same? Or is WBA 9 another car? Is RC Agarwal related to Mr. Hari Agarwal? I think you know the trail I'm trying to establish
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Haritji, the plate reads WBA "7". Nevertheless, the car with Doc and the one in the pic are the same? Or is WBA 9 another car? Is RC Agarwal related to Mr. Hari Agarwal? I think you know the trail I'm trying to establish
My bad, it is WBA 7 only. In that car some Britisher was assasinated, and it was impounded.
No, to the best of my knowledge they are not related. But you can confirm that locally.
BTW, there was also a Ford T with him.

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Haritji, the plate reads WBA "7". Nevertheless, the car with Doc and the one in the pic are the same? Or is WBA 9 another car?
WBA 7 is the Fiat, apparently with Doc, while WBA 9 is a DeSoto convertible, maybe 52/53 that was for sale some time back.
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