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Old 12th May 2011, 16:01   #3001
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Hello Manish

Yes a long time indeed.

I guess the other way of doing it is to dismantle the car & bring her in to bits and then re-assemble it in India. the issue will arise i suppose on getting a log book etc. But i am sure there are ways.

I wish the Indian governments rules on importing cars would be a bit more relaxed.
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Old 12th May 2011, 18:48   #3002
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Please check your facts before commenting.
Please check sites like Ebay UK, Piston head, car & Classic. A decent condition betel will cost around 2000 which is Rs. 1,50,000 Even if you spend Rs 3,00,000 on import & taxes ( think will be less than that for sure) it will still be less than what these guys are asking.

2000 is the price i am quoting for pre 1970 models.
There was mint condition one for sale for 1500 which i saw. which was 99% original.
As far as possible I try to post only about which I am convinced that it is factually coherent.
Usually fully original concourse beetles sell for around 3000-4000GBP.Of course you can get beetles for as less as GBP500 also,
Even if one were to accept that you get one for GBP 2000 the cost of transporting from UK to INDIA itself will be around GBP1500 so making the total landed cost GBP3500(Rs265000/-). The officials here are sure not to accept this value since there will be no INVOICE(being an old car) even if they accept that figure the duty will come to around Rs.420000/-
So total will 685000/-.Then you will have to register it with the MVD which will be a very difficult affair as many others have pointed out.
Add that cost also to the above,plus the paper work, running around offices ,etc.
You can definitely get a very nice beetle from INDIA itself for less than that amount.Hope you are now convinced
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Guys, lets stick to the topic please.

For valuation continue the discussion here

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...valuation.html

For queries on importing a vintage car (practically impossible I believe), continue here.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...kes-india.html

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...are-parts.html

Thanks.
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Old 12th May 2011, 19:20   #3004
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Fair point Karl.

Also i was only sharing the information i had that i think is correct. Never the less lets stick to the original topic of discussions

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Just saw this ad for a Chevrolet Biscayne:
http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...Biscayne.html/
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dear friends, i am a new bangalorean TEAM BHP member . please help me find a 1965-70 model w108 or w110 or a "s class" for purchase , preferably karnataka registered ,wanted for purchase. my cell no is 98451-94814. thanks . VINAY
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dear friends, i am a new bangalorean TEAM BHP member . please help me find a 1965-70 model w108 or w110 or a "s class" for purchase , preferably karnataka registered ,wanted for purchase. my cell no is 98451-94814. thanks . VINAY
Welcome to the forum,Hope you are aware of the asking prices of these models?
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hey guys can anyone help M finding a datsun , preferble a 510
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Ariesonu, the Standard 2000 is by no means a classic or even remotely collectible. All defunct cars do not become automatically classic/collectible. One may argue that then why are Fiats and Heralds are being allowed. They cannot be compared to Strd 2000s.

Guys i think we should stop posting on this thread cars that are do not fit into this definition. It is just making this thread long. Just my thought, Thanks.
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Sat Sri Akal ji, 2 L for this thing , no yaar nothing more then 40000/- ,that all .
*Parts are not available.
*Cosmetics are rare to find in the market.
*Repaires are expensive.
*will the RTO permit this thing to be registered in a big city with bharat stage norms.WGJKKWGJKF.
I agree with GOGI bhraji views about this car.

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Ariesonu, the Standard 2000 is by no means a classic or even remotely collectible. All defunct cars do not become automatically classic/collectible. One may argue that then why are Fiats and Heralds are being allowed. They cannot be compared to Strd 2000s.

Guys i think we should stop posting on this thread cars that are do not fit into this definition. It is just making this thread long. Just my thought, Thanks.
that the standard 2000 is not a classic and that all defunct cars do not become collectible.But a standard 2000 in fully original condition(including engine) with good maintenance /service record is definitely collectible for the following reasons.
1.It was marketed as a luxury car (at least in INDIA) in that era with a price tag equal to that of 4 Maruti 800 (standard) cars.
2.More than 90 percent of the cars sold have been dieselised and or destroyed.
3.production lasted only for 4 years and units sold were also little(less than 3000,if my info is correct.
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V16: Veerji, I'll be more careful next time.

IQBAL: Veerji SSA to you too, Its NOT my car. I only brought her here so that someone from our TBhp family may be interested.
The seller seems to have his hopes on cloud seven. To each his own.

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that the standard 2000 is not a classic and that all defunct cars do not become collectible.But a standard 2000 in fully original condition(including engine) with good maintenance /service record is definitely collectible for the following reasons.
1.It was marketed as a luxury car (at least in INDIA) in that era with a price tag equal to that of 4 Maruti 800 (standard) cars.
2.More than 90 percent of the cars sold have been dieselised and or destroyed.
3.production lasted only for 4 years and units sold were also little(less than 3000,if my info is correct.
Right but that brings us back to my prior statement that just because they are defunct, they are not in the real sense classics or collectible. In this way even a Badal would be collectible. I doubt it. But this is a broad term and differs from person to person, in this thread we are going by the general thought of what should be collectible so i mentioned that this is not. I dont see anyone making a beeline for a Mint Std 2000 also.

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V16: Veerji, I'll be more careful next time.

IQBAL: Veerji SSA to you too, Its NOT my car. I only brought her here so that someone from our TBhp family may be interested.
The seller seems to have his hopes on cloud seven. To each his own.

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Arre no sorry required sir.
I misunderstood that you were interested in it so i commented in that way to let you know that its not a classic nor collectible by any stretch of imagination, in whatever condition it is in (this one looks completely finished) I have owned two earlier (White and a Black) when they were the last thing in Indian luxury cars, grossly underpowered and huge huge problems with the electrics. Even then, the parts were almost impossible to get. I remember someone had broken my front bumper while it was parked. It took me two months to get a new bumper. Ditto for the Oil gauge that went kaput. It was priced at 5k+ as it was not the usual cable operated one. Had to be imported and all that. In the Ghats it had a terrible tendency to overheat. Had to get rid of both but got a decent price at that time. Later found out that they were both dieseled with Nissan engines.

Re the Mercedes, i think this is the Ex Shammi Kapoor vehicle and used to be Black. It was mint even when he owned it and the car looks really clean from the outside even now. The asking price seems improper.

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