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Old 5th September 2008, 10:19   #871
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Hi Immyshaikh.
Welcome to team Bhp and FCCCI. As the stalwarts have already told you, to be a memner of FCCCI you need a warm heart for a Fiat. That you have, we can see. So welcome aboard buddy.

Your car I remember, from "Waqt", as Karl pointed out. I saw this on a VHS cassette a long, long time ago.
Then I have seen it in Breach Candy in a not so great condition. It had the original wheel caps back then but i thought had an indegenious engine. At least it sounded like a regular Fiat. It was red with white racing stripes.
After a few years I was offered this MG Midget by a gent staying at Babulnath/Walkeshwar. When i went to see that car, your car was parked in his building which he claimed was also his but not for sale. I enquired if it had an original engine and he confirmed that the engine was replaced with an Indian Fiat engine. It was white then and still had the original wheel caps. This may be sometime in the late eighties or early nineties. After that i remember seeing this car in various pl;aces i a very shabby condition. Great to see you are restoring her.
My two bits. Loose the huge Merc rims. They look out of place. Instead go for 118 rims or other mags which give the period look.
Try to maintain as much as originality here. Avoid going in for electric seats.
Your car will look fabulous I can see.
All the best. Please make it for the next FCCCI meet.
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hey

did some research, its the same car from waqt, and also got confirmation on the other film, i guess the film was shot earlier and released in 68

this car was never black nor had a KA regn.

thanks for the update, its great to know that i now own a well known car

about the wheels and stuff, i have tried to create a decent mixture of old and new mixing eye catching (hence the wheels) good looks with practicality, i guess i got carried away, seeing all those custom programs on TV

cheers
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hey

did some research, its the same car from waqt, and also got confirmation on the other film, i guess the film was shot earlier and released in 68

this car was never black nor had a KA regn.

thanks for the update, its great to know that i now own a well known car

about the wheels and stuff, i have tried to create a decent mixture of old and new mixing eye catching (hence the wheels) good looks with practicality, i guess i got carried away, seeing all those custom programs on TV

cheers
thats one pimped up ride immy.
i guess i had seen it near Laminton road once.
enjoy.

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If my info is right, this is my car in Buona Sera Mrs Campbell

Found this on IMCDb.org: Home page
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hey

did some research, its the same car from waqt, and also got confirmation on the other film, i guess the film was shot earlier and released in 68
Wow, thats so awesome! to know that we have a celebrity car among our rides!!
So this was the one driven by Rajkumar or Sunil Dutt when they race each other (the other car being an Austin Healey), right?
I just wish I could get that white '62 Herald with a green stripe, which sharmila tagore drives in the same movie (DLI 2???)

I though waqt was released in '65 though?

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The Monthly Fiat Classic Car Club MEET will take place This sunday, i.e. 14th September. It will be at Five Gardens, DADAR, Mumbai. please be there at 10AM.

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Wow, thats so awesome! to know that we have a celebrity car among our rides!!
So this was the one driven by Rajkumar or Sunil Dutt when they race each other (the other car being an Austin Healey), right?
I just wish I could get that white '62 Herald with a green stripe, which sharmila tagore drives in the same movie (DLI 2???)

I though waqt was released in '65 though?



Thanks Stan, waiting to see all you guys this Sunday
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The end of road, again!

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It's rather silly to assume all cabs older than 25 years are in bad shape. I can show you many mid 90s cabs that are atrocious! Besides, every few years the cars are changed with the numbers retained anyways. The correct plan of action should be to have a stricter and better enforced method of inspection and fitness.

Does this cab look unworthy to run? She dates to 1962, and is probably in better shape than my car of the same vintage! I do hope sense prevails and this fellow is retained, even if as a static display. Bombay boys, lets go down to the Taxi Union and make a plea.

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In many countries,old public vehicles are phased out because of emission regulations. That has nothing to do either with the mechanical condition or appearance.
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In many countries,old public vehicles are phased out because of emission regulations. That has nothing to do either with the mechanical condition or appearance.
Well Im certainly not suggesting all the cabs be retained, just a few of them for posterity. It is very much a part of Bombay culture.
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they will act as a tourist attraction too

Mumbai without black and yellows would be wierd
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forget tourist attractions. Can you imagine the number of people who depend on these cars?? And i am not talking about the cab drivers, i am talking about the garage owners, spare part makers, Fiat lovers.....Can you imagine how baddy there will be a shortage of spares if these 1100/presidents/padminis will get phased out??
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Yes,there I agree. Some good ones ; fitted with a cleaner engine may be.
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I hate Mumbai taxiwallas. They drive and park poorly and cause traffic jams and accidents. But, I can't help thinking of the number of people who'll be unemployed if these vehicles are scrapped. Not everyone can afford new cars.
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Well Im certainly not suggesting all the cabs be retained, just a few of them for posterity. It is very much a part of Bombay culture.
with Karl, Taxi and local train is Mumbai's SHAAN......

We use to say that one have to travel in local train once in a life time....its great experience.

I cannot imagine Mumbai without these yellow cabs and Auto's. May be some cabs must be exempted......

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