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Old 4th February 2010, 17:19   #766
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So is the morgan rare! I know one such car in India one owner and the old gentleman who is known to us still drives it around not withstanding weather conditions. What say folks are old morgans collectibles as they are still made pretty much the same way they were 50 yrs ago.

Morgans are not actually rare but in India they could be considered rare as there arn't many around.

In teh UK and other places they are plenty to be found and the prices are good and another thing to consider is that they are still available today in almost the same configuration as your granddad would have been able to buy !!
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Can anyone please ID these cars ?

Not at all sure what the last car is.
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Pic 8 American, maybe Essex, note that the single spotlight is connected to turn with the steering.
Ok, atleast one problem I hope to solve. Pic 8 is a 1929 Nash Tourer. Here are few pics for reference. The first is a pic I found from the net. The second is Mittal's Nash Tourer which I checked out at Mukherjee Udyog in Kolkata.

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Pic 4 Looks like a Morgan
Just a thought. Its not a Morgan. Not an Alvis "Speed" model either, as I thought when I first saw the pic. Look at the squared rear end. Are you aware of any Morgan or Alvis that had that kind of a squared off rear?

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Pic 6 Beats me
Pic 7 Reo, probably a selfshifter, the daddy of automatics as the name implies.
Sir, look carefully. Aren't Pics 6 & 7 the same car pictured from front and back?

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another thing to consider is that they are still available today in almost the same configuration as your granddad would have been able to buy !!
That sir, is not true. Although there's a myth that Morgans have remained the same through the ages, the truth is the marque has constantly seen small developments in the form of cleaner and more powerful engines, modern suspensions systems and cycle parts. Compare a 2009 Morgan Aero to a 1990 Morgan 4, and see the radical change in tech specs!

The only thing that remains constant is the build - all Morgans are handmade in the factory, and a large part of the body is built from wood.
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Old 6th February 2010, 00:12   #768
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THE CAR IN PICTURE NO % seems to be a HUPMOBILE
No, not a Hup. It bears the same name as a widely popular vehicle which was also a milestone car. Come on Ram!!

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So is the morgan rare! I know one such car in India one owner and the old gentleman who is known to us still drives it around not withstanding weather conditions. What say folks are old morgans collectibles as they are still made pretty much the same way they were 50 yrs ago.
Morgans are indeed rare in India, but they are still around. I have pictures of Morgans racing in India. Mumbai had about 3 to 4 Morgans, Pune had one on East street, there are in Delhi, Bangalore, must be more. Does the gentleman have any old pictures?

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Ok, atleast one problem I hope to solve. Just a thought. Its not a Morgan. Not an Alvis "Speed" model either, as I thought when I first saw the pic. Look at the squared rear end. Are you aware of any Morgan or Alvis that had that kind of a squared off rear?

Sir, look carefully. Aren't Pics 6 & 7 the same car pictured from front and back?

................. the marque has constantly seen small developments in the form of cleaner and more powerful engines, modern suspensions systems and cycle parts.
I still feel that it a Morgan.
Pic 6 & 7 are indeed the same, a Reo?
Morgans were always uprated and evolvolution was ongoing.
There were quite a few 3 wheelers in India, now apparently only one survives.

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Can anyone please ID these cars ?

Is the first car a Horch or a Hupmobile.
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Pic 1 probably a Hanomag, maybe a Hansa. I forget which.
Pic 8 American, maybe Essex, note that the single spotlight is connected to turn with the steering.
Posts 37 and 38 on the following link tell us it is indeed a Hansa. Prabal to the rescue

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post1034198 (Early registration numbers in India)

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Ok, atleast one problem I hope to solve. Pic 8 is a 1929 Nash Tourer.
I too think the tourer is an Essex, not Nash.
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Here is another picture from Xoticars archives and it shows a Rover with a Hyderabad regestration.

Does anyone know more about this and its current whereabouts
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Here is another picture from Xoticars archives and it shows a Rover with a Hyderabad regestration.
'not meaning to sound picky but AAQ wouldnt be Hyderabad regn. but Kurnool (Q = Kurnool dt. in the old series)

Car may have been at Hyd. though.
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Here's what looks like a 60s car I saw at an underground parking yesterday.

'couldnt take a better look as I was in a hurry to go elsewhere.

'not able to identify this car properly though. Anyone?

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My first thought was of an early 1970s Aussie Ford Fairmont.

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Observe the following:
  1. Overall shape and size
  2. Shape and location of front and rear quarter windows
  3. Location of fuel cap
  4. Bumpers
However the tail lights are different.
  • Could be a different car or
  • Could be a modified car.
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This is a Ford Fairmont. Attached are more pics of the car. I was told its for sale.

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'couldnt take a better look as I was in a hurry to go elsewhere.

'not able to identify this car properly though. Anyone?

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However the tail lights are different.
  • Could be a different car or
  • Could be a modified car.
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Mystery solved.

This Ford Fairmont had probably lost one or both of its original tail-lights.
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1956 Standard Vanguard Phase III

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This is a Ford Fairmont. Attached are more pics of the car. I was told its for sale.
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Mystery solved.

This Ford Fairmont had probably lost one or both of its original tail-lights.
After blocking the original holes with tin work and painting, it now wears round tail-lights from a ...

1956 Standard Vanguard Phase III
Any views/opinions ?
Ram, my only opinion is that you're a genius when it comes to identifying mysteries in classic cars!! Kudos to you, Sherlock!

A pity that a nice pair of Vanguard tail-lights had to be sacrificed for this job though! 'wish I could have those!
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Spotted this Alfa Romeo in the morning.
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Looks like an early Giulietta Sprint coupé.
Now to establish the exact year.
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Looks like an early Giulietta Sprint coupé.
Now to establish the exact year.
Indeed she is. She was in Bombay till a few years back, saw her once at a rally in Pune and then in a BSM feature. Superb pics by late Deepak Tolani.

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hmmm

Fancy looking blue car!

Its a '62

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