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Old 8th April 2013, 16:24   #4231
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Been seeing this well kept FIAT at our office building in Worli regularly and was wondering if anyone has more info on it. Have never seen her run, but is alwayd free from dust!
That's a 131 Fiat 4 door saloon. Nice example too
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Been seeing this well kept FIAT at our office building in Worli ..................
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That's a 131 Fiat 4 door saloon.........
Isn't that a Mahindra family personal car, and discussed before?
And is it a 131 or a 132, I am not clear. Both were popular models even in India, at one time there were many on Indian roads. Prabal could eulogise on them, having been a lucky owner. Alas, they aged

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Isn't that a Mahindra family personal car, and discussed before?
And is it a 131 or a 132, I am not clear. Both were popular models even in India, at one time there were many on Indian roads. Prabal could eulogise on them, having been a lucky owner. Alas, they aged

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Oh ok, that explains why its so well kept! Have never seen any similar Fiats, so was curious to know. Thanks a lot!
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Isn't that a Mahindra family personal car, and discussed before? And is it a 131 or a 132, I am not clear. Both were popular models even in India, at one time there were many on Indian roads. harit
Dear Harit - it is a FIAT 132 1600 CLIMATIZZATA. It belongs in the family, so it will never be sold. Carburettor is badly leaking, so the engine does not run properly. Here are the photographs.

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Been seeing this well kept FIAT at our office building in Worli regularly and was wondering if anyone has more info on it.
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That's a 131 Fiat 4 door saloon. Nice example too
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And is it a 131 or a 132, I am not clear. Prabal could eulogise on them, having been a lucky owner. Alas, they aged
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it is a FIAT 132 1600 CLIMATIZZATA.
Yes, It is a "Fiat 132", and as the badge says, one with the 1.6 l engine. Climatizzata only means that this one came with a factory-fitted air-conditioning system!! I think we've discussed this car on the forum before - she was parked in the open when spotted by someone that time, if I remember right.
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The car has been discussed before, originally posted by Ravi.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post2911875 (Pics: Vintage & Classic cars in India)
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Found this nice shot from the movie 'Deewar'. This is the epic 'showdown between the two brothers' scene, featuring the line "mere paas Maa hai".

Note the Fiat Delight with the unique rear quarter glass

An innovative after-market accessory from the seventies, this would help the rear window roll down all the way.
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Ok guys, time for another meet at DPC on Sunday, 28th April 2013 around 10 am followed by brunch at any nearby convenient location.
Come one, come all and lets fulfill the 5 F's together.

No point driving around in the sweltering heat but lets catch up for gup shup and chit chat before we head for the food shack.

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1. Cyrus
2. Rony
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Have annual prayers at home this sunday, I wish I could make it.
Would LOOOOVE to show-off with new shoes on Brownie.

On serious note, wouldn't 10am be little HOT; 8am should be good, just my two paisas.

Raab rakha.
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Dear Rony - we will be there with two cars, BMC8903 and MRW7203. 10 o'clock is OK.

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@Sonu: Its a Sunday, let everyone participate at leisure. Six days a week people have to get up early and go to work. The idea is to have a relaxed meet which can take us through brunch eventually.
However, hope you could have joined the FIAT fanatics. But understand its a big day for family and they need you at home.

@Behram:
Looks like you are on a FIATful spree.
We will anxiously wait for Sunday to induct your next FIAT MRW 7203 into the family. Looking forward to seeing it in person and lets enjoy the Sunday passionately.
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@Behram: Looks like you are on a FIATful spree.
We will anxiously wait for Sunday to induct your next FIAT MRW 7203 into the family. Looking forward to seeing it in person and lets enjoy the Sunday passionately.
You can get a teaser here

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post1808658
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A 57 in Mumbai is seen here. Delhi registered, though it could be a shooting car too

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So the die has been cast.
Fiat / Padmini taxies will go off the roads from August 2013. A simple if off-topic question :
What will happen to these thousands of cabs?
Will they simply be cut up, broken and melted en-masse?
Or will they appear in scrapyards - to be taken away to tier-II and tier-II cities where they still have a chance to run?
Lastly, the Padmini was manufactured till the year 2000 AFAIK. Will those less than 20 years old still be allowed to run?
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............What will happen to these thousands of cabs? Will they simply be cut up, broken and melted en-masse? Or will they appear in scrapyards - to be taken away to tier-II and tier-II cities where they still have a chance to run? Lastly, the Padmini was manufactured till the year 2000 AFAIK. Will those less than 20 years old still be allowed to run?
Well, these cars will have to be scrapped, they will not be transplanted with their problems to "II-Tier" cities. I know because I tried to save one for a t-bhpian but it was impossible. These clever authorities do not issue a new permit for a Santro or Maruti or whatever unless there is evidence that the car's registration has been cancelled. Once cancelled, there is no provision to re-issue a number against a cancelled registration. You can buy a car and preserve it. Or you buy a privately registered car, paint the taxi colours, but don't drive around like that, its illegal.
I have learnt to accept that there are folks who cherish these cars, love them, have meets, but please remember that those Fiats/Premiers are privately owned and maintained vehicles mostly in good condition. Todays Fiat/Premier taxi's are mostly chewed out junks using recycled parts, unsafe (just see how doors don't close anymore), and slow down traffic when they climb any incline, hills, fly-overs etc.
Did anyone mourn the demise of the Baby-taxi's, Morris Minor, Austin, Hillman when they went out of circulation?
On the positive side, lots of spares will become available, maybe even a bit economical, so grab what you can when the slaughter begins. Save the parts.
This is my opinion with no intention to hurt anyone. I do appreciate well maintained Fiats.

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