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Old 20th October 2014, 19:51   #4456
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From my limited understanding the 1958/64 1100s had steel wheelcaps (the inner ring was metal which would rust). The early delights had the same ones in aluminium, before moving to the pressed lip wheel design.
For the Fiats assembled and later made in India by PAL, chrome plating on the hubcaps appeared first in the Super Select, which also had a chrome front grille. Thereafter, it was aluminium hubcaps from the early Delight days (1965). Chrome plated hubcaps reappeared only with the Premier President, after the Fiat - PAL collaboration was passe.The aluminium was not so dull, as is seen in these original (OE) hubcaps today. They had a good shine when new.

After the Fiat -PAL divorce it was chrome and chrome all through, for the hubcaps.

Even the 1965 (Delight) and later the mid 1967 onwards front grilles were of aluminium. The new ones gave a distinctive aluminium shine. This aluminium connection with Fiat was repeated by PAL with the President and older Padmini front grilles that too had a distinct aluminium shine when new. Older ones maintained very well, still have the shining aluminium.

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Old 22nd October 2014, 15:40   #4457
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What appears to be a genuine Rover SD1 V8 - a neat car to have, if a little oddball.

http://chennai.olx.in/rover-sd-1-eig...-iid-730574214
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Old 24th October 2014, 13:15   #4458
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What appears to be a genuine Rover SD1 V8 - a neat car to have, if a little oddball.

http://chennai.olx.in/rover-sd-1-eig...-iid-730574214
Is this a Classic? or just because its rare in India?
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Is this a Classic? or just because its rare in India?
The Rover SD1 formed the base for one of the last products, if not the last new product of the now defunct Standard cars of India. The car in question, became the Standard 2000.

But the issue- It used the engine from the Standard Vanguard, a car that was in its prime in the 'Fifties. And that ultimately led to the downfall of the Standard 2000, for the car used a (rather large) bodyshell from the late 'Seventies, and an engine designed in the late 'Forties, or the early 'Fifties. Oh, and the engine had to power an air conditioner as well.

Too much work for an underpowered motor, hell yeah!

Now, the Rover in question is certainly not underpowered, that way. A V8 et al. But yes, the Rover SD1 has its own (rather insignificant) spot in Indian motoring history.

And, if you notice closely, the Rover SD1 (and the Standard 2000) look very very similar to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 aka the "Daytona"!

The Rover SD1 was a great classic. The mini Ferrari looks, the fact that these cars had a V8 and were used as police interceptors by the British police in the yesteryears, no wonder, it is sought after, for these were the last true Rovers to be built.

Of course, we Indians have a different view. The Standard 2000! Underpowered, but looked very similar to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4. A fairly insignificant car in Indian motoring history, I'm sure you will agree.

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a good friend was looking to buy a clean w126 Mercedes. please PM me if you can help. thanks.
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a good friend was looking to buy a clean w126 Mercedes. please PM me if you can help. thanks.
Dear Vinay Kamath,

I have a diesel Mercedes C250D, 5 cylinder,German import,Automatic gear,for sale.I have re-located to Dubai, but the car is well maintained in Mumbai.
Its red colour, with ABS and all the regular features.I do not plan to return in near future,hence am selling it.
My e mail is ajitkanbur@gmail.com and my tel no is 00971559762303.
Can send you pictures of the car if required.
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http://kolkata.olx.in/for-sale-1981-...-iid-737464996
can padmini fiat model car be called -vintage and does it have such asking price?

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can padmini fiat model car be called -vintage and does it have such asking price?
No. And again, No.

But one thing is absolutely certain, these cars are a great way to start out, into the classic car world. Your very first classic should be one that you can use daily. The Premier Padmini, is one car that can easily be used daily. Lets add the epic engine note to this equation, shall we?

Asking price for such a PP should be 1.75 to 2 Lakhs, at the very max.

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my opinion 50-60 K max . there are several beauties especially in original colours at Bangalore and in Kerala
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The Rover SD1 formed the base for one of the last products, if not the last new product of the now defunct Standard cars of India. The car in question, became the Standard 2000.

Too much work for an underpowered motor, hell yeah!

Now, the Rover in question is certainly not underpowered, that way. A V8 et al. But yes, the Rover SD1 has its own (rather insignificant) spot in Indian motoring history.
FINTAIL, we used to own Standard 2000 till the late '90s. It was a brilliant car to be chauffeured around in. Virtually every part was Rover and I still remember so many parts with the script 'Made in Birmingham'. Our car had a custom order velour headliner (ceiling material), nubuck leather seats and door pads and the carpeting was pure British, deep pile. The a/c would freeze you within minutes. Plus of course things that one was not used to like central locking, power steering, windows, glove box illumination, rear seat centre armrest, puddle lamps on the doors, etc. It was so comfortable and the suspension was absolutely brilliant with Dunlop disc brakes, wide radials et al. Plus she was a real head turner wherever she pulled up.

But as you say, it's a damn shame that they put in that sorry excuse for an engine into an otherwise fantastic car. My father would repeatedly complain about the extremely heavy clutch (maybe this was confined only to our car) so driving in traffic was a nightmare. Plus there were rot issues. Our car started to catch serious rust in 5 years time. Then we had a blown head gasket due to sudden overheating. One afternoon, we had just driven into our house compound in the car and there was a loud hissssss with steam all over- the coolant hoses had burst because of overheating! Then the electronic ignition system packed up and we had to bypass it. And then finally the engine started to misfire after a while and no amount of fettling with the SU carbs would solve the issue even with a new gasket. I think we replaced valves too. Rather than a pleasure, it became a nightmare to take her on the roads, not knowing when she'd pack up.

We then had a gorgeous car which would misfire on the road and overheat like crazy-hardly a head turner anymore. That was the last straw but the looks were just too good and we stored our in our garage for a number of years. We started exploring and engine transplant with a 6 cylinder Nissan Diesel but then we realized that it was not that simple to do.

With no options left, we sent the car to the scrappers; a very sad day for me. As keepsakes, we kept those beautiful Daytona type front indicator lenses, the Standard logo and the seats!

If the car advertised is a V8 and if I read the price correctly, depending on condition, I would think the price is good. Plus those alloys point to the fact that this example maybe one of the desirable, more powerful 'Vitesse' SD1's.

BTW, the Standard 2000 engine was a modified Standard Vanguard unit, not stock, with twin SU's and enlarged capacity which was supposed to provide adequate power!

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Did it ever provide adequate power?

Twin SU carbs. What a misfit I say! A car that looked like the Ferrari 365 GTB/4, pop open the hood, and Voila! What do you see?

An archaic motor, whose origins were in the late 'Forties.

They could've gone the whole hog and imported the six cylinder mill, with fuel injection, if you will!

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another well maintained one at Kolkata for 70K negotiable
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Hi,

We are planning to sell our pristine conditioned, single owned, 1981 LHD Benz 240D. Its a US import, Kerala registered very well maintained car.

Looking for advise from experts in fixing and appropriate price for sale.

I am not saying more about the car let the pictures speak.
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Lovely car Sir !

this may disappoint you , but IMHO, about Rs 150,000 - 200,000 depending on the response.
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Beautiful car! W123 cars have surely gone up the pecking order in recent years with short supply of 50's and 60's mercedes. With such a lovely car the only thing going against it is that she is left hand drive and that certainly takes a couple of knocks as far as pricing goes, especially when there is a good supply of RHD.

When you do decide to part with it for whatever price make sure it goes to a good home where she is cared just like she was in your home.

Btw good 123's do sell in the 5 lakh bracket.

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