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Old 13th August 2008, 14:32   #766
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Welcome back prabal.

I dont know why we all (me included) think it was spelt Delite - all brochures and manuals spell it Delight.

I haven't seen these last of the Delights with a silver meter or President guards - the ones Ive seen have conventional Delight bumpers and guards, and a black faced speedo. Perhaps there were a few variations.

See you on the 15th.

Thanks, Karl.

Yes, I don't know why either, but somewhere in the subconscious it's etched as 'Delite'. It's also as if I remember our '70's users' manual saying Delite too, but then I was only four at that time! So could just be a conversation at home discussing the nuances between the two spellings that left an impression. You know how difficult it is to shake off those early ones...

The late 1100Ds and the early Presidents (in '72) had a lot of commonalities, as the switchover from Fiat to Premier (upon the break-up of the JV, post nationalisation) was being effected with a slow hangover. So the last of the 1100Ds had most of the trappings of the President, but the identity of the 1100D! (This Bombay cab is a little odd in that sense as the meter is still of the old 1100D, while the overriders might be of the late 1100D or could have been changed if the meter's right!). In fact, I may be wrong on this bit though, I think the script on the horn button and the front badge on the grille had gone 'PAL' too within the old Fiat exterior shape and dimensions in the last of the Delites.

See you on the 15th. I'm in situ already.

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Old 13th August 2008, 15:37   #767
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In fact, I may be wrong on this bit though, I think the script on the horn button and the front badge on the grille had gone 'PAL' too within the old Fiat exterior shape and dimensions in the last of the Delites.
You are right about this point, but these were fitted to the Premier President, not Fiat Delights. In 75 (ish) when the Padmini was introduced, the logo changed to the diamond shape that we are now familiar with.
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It was great of Subhash to come all the way from Pune. I'm looking forward to the 15th August Pune FCCCI meet now.
President, your new ride is .. God, I'm at a loss of words man.
Im sorry guys, could not make it.

@President- whats the new ride now ?

@Subhash- it was truly an effort that we appreciate. thanks for making gracing the occasion with your presence.

Cyrus, you have company for finish the leftover cake.

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So Who's for lunch at Cafe Goodluck after the rally in poona
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So Who's for lunch at Cafe Goodluck after the rally in poona
Im in. Now, can we please make a plan on how we are going for the rally!! I will be leaving tomorrow most probably. Anyone care to join in?
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I'll leave on the 15th early morning. Let's make the list guys, including who's taking cars.
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Ah, an early delight- I had one, minus that original grille of course! :(

All this delight-full talk had made me post this pic. of a rather nice later delight (short rear bumper) I spotted in Secunderabad today.
This is a kind of "sneak pic" hence that odd angle at which the pic. was taken!

Its been fitted with President hubcaps, apart from the usual non-original padmini stuff. Neat car though.
then tell me something what's the "D" symbol in the 1100D badge?? because the SUPERSELECT/SELECT had a similiar badge at the back. is it DELIGHT or DIESEL or something else. its a bit confusing to me. also did the delights had horn reems in the steering wheel or was fitted with the padmini type steering??
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then tell me something what's the "D" symbol in the 1100D badge?? because the SUPERSELECT/SELECT had a similiar badge at the back. is it DELIGHT or DIESEL or something else. its a bit confusing to me. also did the delights had horn reems in the steering wheel or was fitted with the padmini type steering??
Fiat 1100D - Delite/Delight
Fiat 1100 - Select/Super Select
Premier Padmini 137D - Diesel
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then tell me something what's the "D" symbol in the 1100D badge?? because the SUPERSELECT/SELECT had a similiar badge at the back. is it DELIGHT or DIESEL or something else. its a bit confusing to me. also did the delights had horn reems in the steering wheel or was fitted with the padmini type steering??
D stands for Delight of course. And this badge was fitted only on delights, no other models of the 1100s, definitely not Selects/S.selects.
Check any original select/superselect, they'll have a badge saying "FIAT 1100" in a straight line, as seen in the pics.
Its just that a number of people even with older fiats (including even '56-'57 ones!) fitted the 1100D badges, either becuase the original select badges are difficult to get, or maybe to just give an "updated" look to their cars!
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@ stanher, oh!! it was my mistake but as you said i saw a ss with the badge 1100D which created the confusion a couple of days back.
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The drive was indeed fantastic and very well organised. The tremendous efforts taken by Mr. Subhash Karmarkar, Karl and other FCCCI Pune members very much visible. Kudos to all ! Attached are some of the pictures.

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We did a quick photoshoot of Cyrus43's LHD. Here are some of the teasers!
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Good ones ADHEESH!! Now Put up the rest of the pictures please.
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Very nice....
More information on BYF 2581 please(Karl) ?, any more photo's of the same Adheesh ?
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Nice pics. Adheesh! Hey, sorry to digress here but where did you find that red herald??!!

Any pic.s of her??
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