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Old 6th July 2009, 09:44   #496
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The blue & white car is a convertible Austin similar to Devon, it is a rare car in India, forgot its correct name, originally from Bombay.
Uh, is it Dorset by any chance?
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Uh, is it Dorset by any chance?

The blue car is an A40 sports, a very low volume aluminium bodied two door convertible / roadster featuring the standard A40 mechanicals.

I saw this car with Dr. R prakash in Banglaore ages ago.
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The blue car is an A40 sports, a very low volume aluminium bodied two door convertible / roadster featuring the standard A40 mechanicals.

I saw this car with Dr. R prakash in Banglaore ages ago.
Yup, its an A40 Sports. Easy to identify among the plethora of A40 models and variants - as it is the only one that did not feature those overflared front fenders.

Also, the Dorset was the 2 door coupe version of the A40 Devon. There were no covertibles in the Devon/Dorset range.
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Yup, its an A40 Sports. Easy to identify among the plethora of A40 models and variants - as it is the only one that did not feature those overflared front fenders.

Also, the Dorset was the 2 door coupe version of the A40 Devon. There were no covertibles in the Devon/Dorset range.
The A40 Sports featured a grille that was unique to this car as is the styling. it could never be confused for any of the other A40 variants.
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I remember the A40 sports cabrio well, it was even advertised for sale some years back - nay blue and white, I think Maharashtra regd. Didn't think it was the same car pictured earlier.

For everyones benefit, here is a brochure scan.

Pics: Vintage & Classic cars in India-austin20a4020sports202_jpg.jpg

Austin A40 Brochure / Austin A40 Sports 2.jpg
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Indeed, and more so as she appears to be a coupe.
Would have looked lovely next to your bug, and would pull more birds and their droppings than a Padmini
Well, it would have looked nicer next to a post 67 Bug. And with my current state of finances and scarcity of good mechanics, I'm happier with my Padmini

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When Karl googles, he types in "Indian Vintage Car Models". And lo behold other beauties pop up too. And he managed to find both in one pic! And someone watching him will find his endeavour perfectly innocent
I wish those ladies would step to the side - they're blocking the view of the topless beauties that interest me more!
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really the beemer was for that price .. bad decision
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I came across this website of the Punjab Heritage Motoring Club.

Punjab Heritage Motoring Club - Home

Some nice images of their events can be found here.
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Some nice images (including some classics at an event in North India) can be found here

Vintage Cars - SantaBanta Forums
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Some nice images (including some classics at an event in North India) can be found here

Vintage Cars - SantaBanta Forums

he he the site has been blocked by my company
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there are real great and running vintage cars in bangalore, all are members of the Karnataka Vintage Car Club and also the Bangalore Vintage Car Club......
Most of the cars shown in this thread are Vijay Mallaya's !
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he he the site has been blocked by my company
Sorry, I did not quite understand this post. Because I have been able to see the thread in Vintage Cars - SantaBanta Forums .
There are some cars in India pictured, but also many forign based cars which have very nice colour combinations, could be used for reference when painting your cars.

Cheers harit

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What I understand that Manishalive accessing the internet from his office, where some site were blocked by proxy server, so he cannot open this site. If he goes out and try somewhere else, it can be open.
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What I understand that Manishalive accessing the internet from his office, where some site were blocked by proxy server, so he cannot open this site. If he goes out and try somewhere else, it can be open.

Ya man you got it right, I was able to view form the same laptop @ home.
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Came across this stylish Studebaker (discussed earlier on the forum) here

IMGP0934 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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