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Old 26th December 2009, 17:32   #706
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Hi Mr. IndrojitSircar,

Thanks for sharing nice pictures of Morris 8 E, seems to be in original condition, except front tyres. I had similar Morris 8, getting tyres is the problem. Is any spare parts available for this model in Calcutta? any information about it would be appreciated.
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The front tyres on that Morris seem to be bike tyres mounted on to car wheels.
Even i thought as much but well i think that much is ok to atleast have the car running.

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Hi Mr. IndrojitSircar,

Thanks for sharing nice pictures of Morris 8 E, seems to be in original condition, except front tyres. I had similar Morris 8, getting tyres is the problem. Is any spare parts available for this model in Calcutta? any information about it would be appreciated.
Sir what are the spares you are looking for?If you can PM or email me list i can look for them or i can import new or used parts as well.
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Difficult to say because of all the messed up number series that were in bengal.See the early registrations thread it might help you to understand.
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Is WBE older than WBF? Nice looking P4.
WBE is from the early to mid 1960's (many WBE registrations a below WBE 5000 are Ambassadors Mark I (prior to 1964). And WBF 's were invariable Mark II's in the prime till 1968 or 69. Undoubtedly WBF followed WBE.Many Ambys with the newer colour schemes of 1968 like Oxford blue, yellowish buff, pista (light) green and moss(very dark) green bore the WBF registrations.In fact after the dated colours since the 1964 Ambys (the Mark II had a different set of colours as compared to the Mark I) came with a bang in 1968, with all the above new colours.The very popular cream and black colours continued.There were no factory painted white Ambassadors then. The shell white came in for the first time in 1978 (Mark 3) and then the officialdom developed a great liking and affinity soon for the shell white. And WBG followed WBF.Here is a cream WBG Mark II example, perhaps in its original paint.
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Here is a Morris Minor in long term ownership that I saw in Aurangabad.

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WBE is from the early to mid 1960's (many WBE registrations a below WBE 5000 are Ambassadors Mark I (prior to 1964). And WBF 's were invariable Mark II's in the prime till 1968 or 69. Undoubtedly WBF followed WBE.Many Ambys with the newer colour schemes of 1968 like Oxford blue, yellowish buff, pista (light) green and moss(very dark) green bore the WBF registrations.In fact after the dated colours since the 1964 Ambys (the Mark II had a different set of colours as compared to the Mark I) came with a bang in 1968, with all the above new colours.The very popular cream and black colours continued.There were no factory painted white Ambassadors then. The shell white came in for the first time in 1978 (Mark 3) and then the officialdom developed a great liking and affinity soon for the shell white. And WBG followed WBF.Here is a cream WBG Mark II example, perhaps in its original paint.
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Thats strange my rover has a WBF14 registration She's 1960, John Milne's Fiat also a late 50's early 60's bears WBF 1. hence I am wondering??
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Thats strange my rover has a WBF14 registration She's 1960, John Milne's Fiat also a late 50's early 60's bears WBF 1. hence I am wondering??
Would have to check out if these had been brought in from other states and re-registered in W.B.In the early 1960's it was WBA and WBB.We had a Willys Jeep CJ3B (LHD) of 1963 which bore the WBB series number.
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Would have to check out if these had been brought in from other states and re-registered in W.B.In the early 1960's it was WBA and WBB.We had a Willys Jeep CJ3B (LHD) of 1963 which bore the WBB series number.
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Thats strange my rover has a WBF14 registration She's 1960, John Milne's Fiat also a late 50's early 60's bears WBF 1. hence I am wondering??


Well mosty people will disagree with me about this but i spoke to 2 or 3 people about this from the vintage car circle in calcutta but when i posted this earlier no one agreed with me.

The point is the old numbers from scrapped cars they were given again.That is the only possibility.
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Thats strange my rover has a WBF14 registration She's 1960, John Milne's Fiat also a late 50's early 60's bears WBF 1. hence I am wondering??
For whatever it is worth, special numbers like WBx 1 could be assigned out of turn.
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Saw this Morris in Noida Sec 25 in the afternoon today , was driving could not manage a front pic , car was Delhi registered but had the sticker of "Gomti Motors " a Lucknow based car workshop.

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Well mosty people will disagree with me about this but i spoke to 2 or 3 people about this from the vintage car circle in calcutta but when i posted this earlier no one agreed with me.

The point is the old numbers from scrapped cars they were given again.That is the only possibility.
That is a possibility Indrojit in WB.In the mid 1980's I had found WBZ an exclusive two wheeler series, that was over by 1980 (reached 9999) or so, being assigned to some new imported bikes.
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Dr. Veerendra Heggade. He has a collection of vintage cars which is on display at Dharmasthala.

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The same car appeared in the rally in 2005.

I remember reading Skoda on the radiator shell........please correct me if wrong.
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That is a possibility Indrojit in WB.In the mid 1980's I had found WBZ an exclusive two wheeler series, that was over by 1980 (reached 9999) or so, being assigned to some new imported bikes.

This is the only possibilty to answer the questions regarding the various series but have no written evidence as proof so as result many people are dis-believeing this fact.
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Friends,

Video of Tarun Thakral's car


NDTV Good Times Video: Tarun Thakral goes beyond just cars

Rajiv Ghosh


Partha Bose


Dhondy, Kandala


Nice to watch...cheers
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Partha Bose



Nice to watch...cheers

This video is already been put up by someone in the thread -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...rtha-bose.html (Calcutta-Collector/Restorer-Partha Bose)


You can edit it and also if you remove the link of the video rajiv ghosh and put it in the thread -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...y-ghosh-8.html (Calcutta-Restorer/Collectors-Sanjay Ghosh)

These would be appropriate for these threads.

PS-These videos are not the full ones, I have uploaded the full one of rajiv ghosh on the above thrwad.

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