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Old 28th May 2009, 19:24   #466
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Spotted this 1928-1930 Model A Ford on my way to work earlier this week (Thanks to Karl for identifying). Friendly Parsi gentleman saw me taking pictures and drives up my window. "You going to post these pictures on Team-BHP? I visit the Vintage forum section to check out old beauties, including many from my garage (that are posted)!!" I replied back asking him to join up as a member, and complimented him on the immaculate condition in which he has maintained this car. Pat came the reply "I live for my cars. Make it a point to drive one to work everyday."

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Old 28th May 2009, 19:33   #467
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That is not fair. Such a beauty and you didn't pull the guy over and take proper pictures, what a shame !!!!

What garage does the guy own and what other cars does he have ?
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What garage does the guy own and what other cars does he have ?
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...Friendly Parsi gentleman saw me taking pictures and drives up my window....I live for my cars. Make it a point to drive one to work everyday."
If it is a friendly Parsi driving an immaculate classic to work everyday I assume it can only be Mr. H Cama. His eclectic collection includes RJB 9, ex Baswada 20HP Rolls and BMY 4944 Silver Wraith, BMF 6758 Mercedes 190SL which were all at the Cartier show. The really commendable part is that one car is driven to work everyday.

(I believe Mr. Cama owns a Model A hardtop (very rare) but Im not 100% sure about this cabrio, but it adds up.)

Incidentally there is also another Model A Ford in a similar colour combination, also BYJ registered (marathi plate) belonging to Sameer Kadam in Bombay.
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it was the subtle stylised 'P' logo of the design firm
'F' actually.

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Originally Posted by Prabal
it was the subtle stylised 'P' logo of the design firm


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'F' actually.

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You're absolutely right MM, I erred!
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Spotted a red spotless Triumph Spitfire 4 on friday in the CP area of New Delhi. Dont have any pictures to add here but I am sure the chaps here would have some bearings on where is the car and who it belongs to!

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Finally able to upload images thru imageshack again!

Here's a nice late 40s(?) Chevy Fleetmaster I saw in Madras. Pity bout those front sidelights & TATA tail-lamps at the rear though!



This a 1946 Chevrolet Fleetmaster - belonged to the late owner of Woodlands chain of hotels. It is still parked there. Mohaan
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A pretty rare Morris Minor Series MM 4 door convertible seen by a friend on his recent trip to Pondicherry. The car looks to be in very original condition. Number plate has not been blanked since pics were taken with permission. Note the unique registration number.

And before anyone asks, no, the car is not for sale!
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A pretty rare Morris Minor Series MM 4 door convertible seen by a friend on his recent trip to Pondicherry. The car looks to be in very original condition. Number plate has not been blanked since pics were taken with permission. Note the unique registration number.

And before anyone asks, no, the car is not for sale!
Hi, it is a 2 door, perhaps 4 seater. P is a regular Pondicherry registration, there are several cars still existing with such registration.
There is a Mercedes 180 Ponton in Bangalore and I think a Caddy in Dharmastala.
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You mean two door. There were no four door morris convertibles that i am aware of in this body Of course a typo.

I just saw a pristine black coloured one in Mumbai the other day
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You mean two door. There were no four door morris convertibles that i am aware of in this body Of course a typo.
Yes sir, it is a typo. Of course I meant 2 door.

Another observation. This looks like a 50-51 model, going by the fact that its MM but not a lowlight.
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Yup. Surely Ankit. Its a Tiger then. More desirable and more pep. I somehow like the looks of the low light but alas none came with the Tiger engine. I do know a friend who has planted a Tiger engine into a lowlight convertible. Boy, does she move.
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Yup. Surely Ankit. Its a Tiger then. More desirable and more pep.
I doubt it is a Tiger, they had a different front end. Grille had only horizontal slats.
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Yup. Surely Ankit. Its a Tiger then. More desirable and more pep. I somehow like the looks of the low light but alas none came with the Tiger engine. I do know a friend who has planted a Tiger engine into a lowlight convertible. Boy, does she move.
I doubt that its a Tiger, Gogi Bhai. I think the Tiger engine only made it into Series II minor onwards. Series MM did not have any Tigers.

And BTW, my name is ANIKET!

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I doubt it is a Tiger, they had a different front end. Grille had only horizontal slats.
Considering that the Tiger engine only came Series II onwards, and so did the horizontal grille, you're right Karl.

However, the Series MM continued with that cheesegrater grille even after it was made into a highlight (tiger or no tiger!). Here's a pic for proof:
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