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Old 7th December 2009, 22:30   #676
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Spotted this Austin 8.
Hey where did you found this car?
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This would be a 1956 Plymouth Savoy, here in USA. I was a mechanic in those days and remember it well. Had a flat-head, in-line six engine, according to the emblem, and would have had a power-flight automatic or three-speed column shift, standard transmission. Interestingly, for export, Chrysler would put a Dodge front clip (grill and front bumper) on a Plymouth and send it on it's way. Perhaps for greater profit to Chrysler. Does this one have the Dodge front-clip?
Hi, this is an Indian Chrysler product, assembled by Premier Automobiles. That is even reflected in its chassis no. The correct designation was Dodge Kingsway, year 1957. Identical car badged as a Plymouth Savoy was also available, difference in the trim. These were all manual transmission cars. This car has a Dodge fron clip.

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Hi, this is an Indian Chrysler product, assembled by Premier Automobiles. That is even reflected in its chassis no. The correct designation was Dodge Kingsway, year 1957. Identical car badged as a Plymouth Savoy was also available, difference in the trim. These were all manual transmission cars. This car has a Dodge fron clip.

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Perhaps the Plymouth was a cheaper brand in the Chrysler hierarchy as compared to Dodge. Chrysler used to be and still is the most upmarket brand from Chrysler.
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Perhaps the Plymouth was a cheaper brand in the Chrysler hierarchy as compared to Dodge. Chrysler used to be and still is the most upmarket brand from Chrysler.
The Chrysler brand hierarch was Dodge, Plymouth, De Soto and the Chrysler and the top of the line was the Imperials.
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Hi Digamber,

Yes, its quite some time now since we met. I have been hearing news about you from Sunil and Deepak as well. I will drop in some day at your workshop.

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Great to see you and your car here. Its been long we met, very recently your brother Mr. Sunil had come to meet me and we had all those wonderful car talks. Your Austin looks fit and fine, what about your other cars just put some more pics of them....
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Delage spotted by a friend on inner ring road.
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Dear Manish,having read your comments and those of Harit I am in agreement with both..But I feel all our main concerns should be the fast vanishing mechanics to work on these cars..Perhaps that may be one reason for cars to come out only for rallies?I am fortunate ...SO FAR.. to have a good team looking after my cars failing which even I would not be able to drive them daily..So hats off to those unnamed dedicated guys who look after our cars
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Bulldogji , I guess you got mixed up with manishalive and me .
I haven't commented anything in this thread

Edit : I guess the reply you made was for manishalive and not me . My bad , thought the comment was for me since it was made after I posted the pic..

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Dear Manish,having read your comments and those of Harit I am in agreement with both..But I feel all our main concerns should be the fast vanishing mechanics to work on these cars..Perhaps that may be one reason for cars to come out only for rallies?I am fortunate ...SO FAR.. to have a good team looking after my cars failing which even I would not be able to drive them daily..So hats off to those unnamed dedicated guys who look after our cars
Sir ji heartly welcome to the forum. We have been discussing a lot about you on the forum. You have very rightly brought forward an another key aspect. We await to hear more from you and adout your cars.

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Bulldogji , I guess you got mixed up with manishalive and me .
I haven't commented anything in this thread

Edit : I guess the reply you made was for manishalive and not me . My bad , thought the comment was for me since it was made after I posted the pic..
NO problem dude, Bye The Way Since we are in namma Bangy, how about a meet of T-BHPians in Bangalore.
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Dear Manishalive,apologies from a novice..Did not realize there were two manishs.And ..manishalive,thanks for your warm words.

EDIT: Oops goofed again..Apologies to manishasrani..PHEW..hope i got it right this time.

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Myself and Arun found some cars for restor or already done projects in a garage. DO any cars ring a bell ??

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Myself and Arun found some cars for restor or already done projects in a garage. DO any cars ring a bell ??

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Who is this restorer and where is be based?Do all the cars belong to him ?
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Who is this restorer and where is be based?Do all the cars belong to him ?
The Garage name is Popular Automobiles, Bangalore. Only the Austin seen, is his.
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The Garage name is Popular Automobiles, Bangalore. Only the Austin seen, is his.

Ok thankx for that info.Tell me one thing what where the cars that were being currently worked on since these cars don't look as they are worked on.
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Ok thankx for that info.Tell me one thing what where the cars that were being currently worked on since these cars don't look as they are worked on.
Recently a Herald has been done up and sent to hyderabad, the dodge kings way in one picture is the current ongoing project. there is another dodge kingsway in line for the resto. Apart from that the current generation cars are also worked on. The NSU Prinz is also lying there for resto.

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