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Old 28th April 2011, 16:26   #841
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@Kavesh: Can you arrange for a closer photoshoot? I'll be more than happy to the ground work. I'm not closer but then not very far too, from where they rest now.

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The one headlight below must be from a french W108.
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Yes, you are right, the lamps are vertical, but they have no glass lens, as I had mentioned just two round lamps. The bumpers in the picture are removed but they were the double bumpers, as Gogi mentioned.
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The one headlight below must be from a french W108.
So, V16, you were right and we can conclude that this car is a 108.
Since there is no headlight glass, the portion for the indicator will appear to be yellow. French cars had yellow headlight glasses/lenses.

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So much fuss for the tail lamps

Would have been easier, had I called up, but have changed phones so lost some nos.

Gogiji, please pardon my knowledge on merc's
Nothing to pardon Kavesh, was just mentioning that its not a W123.


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Nevertheless, I repeat it has a horizontal headlamp with two circular lamps. The one below, being yellow in colour................................ It has a double bumper like the W116. Registration is MRA something.
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Hi Kavesh,
The fuss is about the model, not the tail lamps. They are being used to indicate the model.

If the registration is MRAxxxx, then it must be a 108. In that case the headlight must be vertical, glass slightly bulging. These headlights also came with two round ones stacked upon each other. The first Merc with Horizontal headlights were the 123 and 116, which this is not. I doubt that a modification would have been attempted.
Maybe someone can have a looksy again? And see if it is a 250 or a 280.

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Yes the double lamp cluster came in the American spec headlights and a very few European markets. Like these

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Also i think you might be mistaken about the car number. It might me a MRH and not a MRA if im correct.

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If its an MRA, it most will probably be this car but this is not the car, im positive.

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So its this one and its a 250S (even the other MRA regd one is a 250 but thats an SE I have the front pics also lying somewhere in my vast treasure trove of pics somewhere on my laptop and although im pretty meticulous in posting the right pics in the right folders, i think i might have missed the front and side pics of this car. It was also undergoing a complete engine job a bit later when i chanced to see it another time.

Re the Range Rover, someone mentioned it was parked in the adjacent lane to the IT office at Marine Lines, Yes its the same RR.

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Gogi give me your number, you are simply indigenous.
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here is a Ford Popular before and after pics.
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here is a Ford Popular before and after pics.
Quite a good work done by the restorer from the tattered condition the car was previously in.
This should be a post 1953 model.I thought that the rubber beading on the front windscreen was looking a bit unusual, as most of the older British cars of the 1940's design had the prominent chrome cover on the rubber beading. The windscreen could be raised to open and also lowered and tight-fitted in most other contemporary British cars.
But seeing other pictures of the Popular, I find that the original ones too did not have the chrome. And it looks that the windscreen was fixed. That is perhaps the true picture as this was one of the cheapest cars available in the U.K. during its times.There was no 4 door version too! Even its predecessor, the Anglia did not have any 4 door variant.

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here is a Ford Popular before and after pics.
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Quite a good work done by the restorer from the tattered condition the car was previously in.
Good Job calrock. Keep up the good work. Glad that that more MYX cars are getting saved.

One must keep in mind that this is a Mangalore car and restoration of cars in the non-metro areas has its own challenges.
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This Dodge Kingsway is under restoration, coming along nicely, slow and steady. The car was lying near the sea for many years, bumpers corroded and have deep pits, but the engine immediately fired up and is extremely smooth. You really have to put efforts to kill such an engine.
After these pictures were taken the car came on the road for trials, and is being completed.

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This Dodge Kingsway is under restoration, coming along nicely, slow and steady. The car was lying near the sea for many years, bumpers corroded and have deep pits, but the engine immediately fired up and is extremely smooth. You really have to put efforts to kill such an engine.
After these pictures were taken the car came on the road for trials, and is being completed.

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Haritji,

A badge engineered Dodge Kingsway you mean The grill is a dead give away that it's a Plymouth and oh of course the script on the rear fender 'Savoy'

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This Dodge Kingsway is under restoration, coming along nicely, slow and steady. The car was lying near the sea for many years, bumpers corroded and have deep pits, but the engine immediately fired up and is extremely smooth. You really have to put efforts to kill such an engine.
After these pictures were taken the car came on the road for trials, and is being completed.

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Good to see the kingsway getting the attention, once the mercs got.
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Looks like a Plymouth Savoy than a Dodge Kingsway. Nice workshop

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This Dodge Kingsway is under restoration, coming along nicely, slow and steady. The car was lying near the sea for many years, bumpers corroded and have deep pits, but the engine immediately fired up and is extremely smooth. You really have to put efforts to kill such an engine.
After these pictures were taken the car came on the road for trials, and is being completed.

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Good to see the kingsway getting the attention, once the mercs got.
Indeed. After many of them in the past underwent cruel engine transplants to run on primitive P4 and P6 Diesels!
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I just love these six cyl boats. Its been my dream to own one, get it in mint condition (i wonder how since Maulana has passed away and his stuff auctioned off) and paint it white with white leather seats & black piping. Also an Air conditioner and yes, thick white walls. If someone knows of a cheap example somewhere pls let me know

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Haritji,

A badge engineered Dodge Kingsway you mean The grill is a dead give away that it's a Plymouth and oh of course the script on the rear fender 'Savoy'

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Looks like a Plymouth Savoy than a Dodge Kingsway. Nice workshop

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Indeed. After many of them in the past underwent cruel engine transplants to run on primitive P4 and P6 Diesels!
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This Dodge Kingsway is under restoration, coming along nicely, slow and steady. The car was lying near the sea for many years, bumpers corroded and have deep pits, but the engine immediately fired up and is extremely smooth. You really have to put efforts to kill such an engine.
After these pictures were taken the car came on the road for trials, and is being completed.

Cheers harit
True, its a Plymouth Savoy.The colour is not period -should have been a two tone like steel grey/tomato red/dark green and white and so on that used to be the original shades of this car.
Shyam, true these were spoiled by the Perkins engines. Many were scrapped and also our "filmwallahs" annihilated many of these cars after the petrol prices shot up in 1973.The resale values were down and thus these cars became soft targets.
Very few old American cars survive as compared to the European imports.
Lastly, I guess this is Haritji's own car getting a good restoration job done!

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