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Old 18th September 2013, 12:00   #2071
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Mysore Paper mills used to have an older version of this coupe. A friend of mines father (IAS officer) used to be the MD and used to be driven around in this. I wonder what happened to it
If it was maroon in colour it is in Maharashtra. A coupe as an MD's car was rather odd.

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If it was maroon in colour it is in Maharashtra. A coupe as an MD's car was rather odd.

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That public sector company was a free for all. Never made a profit. The guy used to fly abroad at a drop of a hat. Even arranged part of his journey to fly concorde!

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Greetings to Harit, regarding the comment on the 39 Buick, I have surfed and scrolled, and when I arrive at the photo, I cannot find a means of making a specific reference. It is within a series of photos, and I have been absent from the search for so long, I have no way of returning to the site rather than the tedious process of one by one elimination. Thank you for your interest.


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I stand corrected ! About the 7 seater 47 Chrysler, I refer to movie ' Shree 420' . The very start ' Raj ' is trying to get a lift and has no luck. He sees a car approaching and lays down on the road faking exhaustion. The car stops. Seth Sonachand Dharmdas & family give him a ride in this seven seater Chrysler. Raj is on the floor of this huge car ! Huge car with sunshade ! Had to be a New Yorker with the longer wheel base. Of course, he gets thrown out when the Seth is told of Raj's trick ! The seven seater,longer wheel base DeSoto was a the back bone of the. Taxi fleet in New York and can be seen in many 50s movies. For New York Taxis in the late 90s and till 2010' Ford had to introduce the very popular Crown Victoria with extended wheelbase and wider back doors and larger floor area but no jump seats .
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Here are some nice pics of the car for you sir.
Hi Pavan,

Really nice car and when you are through with it - will be a smashing piece. Does it still have the original engine ?

There seems to be some difference in the time period of the photos ? The second photo (interior - das etc) in the central divider is plain and in the last but one photo, there seem to be an extra switch set there ?

What is that switch ?

All the best

Best Regards & Drive Safe

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Found this on the net.
Chrysler taxi with yellow number plate Should make for an exciting ride though.
The meter should be in Rupees, Annas and Pice Present hard economic times would welcome that.
I will be away for a while.

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Found this on the net.
Chrysler taxi with yellow number plate Should make for an exciting ride though.
The meter should be in Rupees, Annas and Pice Present hard economic times would welcome that.
I will be away for a while.

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These are part of the fleet from the Udaipur place hotel.
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Wow, now this is surely a collectable car, the front three quarter view is awesome.
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Mysore Paper mills used to have an older version of this coupe. A friend of mines father (IAS officer) used to be the MD and used to be driven around in this. I wonder what happened to it
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If it was maroon in colour it is in Maharashtra. A coupe as an MD's car was rather odd.

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Hi Pavan,

Really nice car and when you are through with it - will be a smashing piece. Does it still have the original engine ?

There seems to be some difference in the time period of the photos ? The second photo (interior - das etc) in the central divider is plain and in the last but one photo, there seem to be an extra switch set there ?

What is that switch ?

All the best

Best Regards & Drive Safe

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The mechanic spent some quality 3 hours on the engine tuning it, and i got some gallons of petrol, a good big fat battery and we finally fired up the Monster.

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Saw this today at Worli Seaface.
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Saw this today at Worli Seaface.
not seen this one before

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My '68 Beetle and '51 Fiat Topolino. Will post pictures of others (Austin 7 and 51 Willys) as soon as I resize the photos
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Is not this beetle originally having Karnataka Registration? Then it must have come to you from the Allepey based jeweller.It was advertised for sale a few years ago.A photo of the engine room would be nice

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Is not this beetle originally having Karnataka Registration? Then it must have come to you from the Allepey based jeweller.It was advertised for sale a few years ago.A photo of the engine room would be nice
Yes Ajay. The car initially belonged to a local guy I knew. I kept quoting for the car for years. One fine day he sold it to the jeweller in Aleppey. And a few years later, I bought it at a price lower than what I'd quoted initially!

Will post pics of the engine bay soon. Dont have any photos of it on hand.
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Yes Ajay. The car initially belonged to a local guy I knew. I kept quoting for the car for years. One fine day he sold it to the jeweller in Aleppey. And a few years later, I bought it at a price lower than what I'd quoted initially!

Will post pics of the engine bay soon. Dont have any photos of it on hand.
The car was with one Jomy and he had advertised it for sale in AUTOINDIA in 2003.The car was better originality wise then,(except for alloy wheels)
After 2-3years it was bought by this Roy who did a lot of alterations and again it was put up for sale in 2007.
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The car was with one Jomy and he had advertised it for sale in AUTOINDIA in 2003.The car was better originality wise then,(except for alloy wheels)
After 2-3years it was bought by this Roy who did a lot of alterations and again it was put up for sale in 2007.
Yes. Thats how it worked. Picked it up from Roy.
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