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Old 7th September 2007, 22:14   #16
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Great find Steer, some really different cars. The ponton with horrendous Ambassador Mark IV parking lights looks like a good project. The MB jeep has its side valve engine intact so thats another good point. All the Austins are looking good. The Ford V8 truck has caught my fancy id say. Nice of him to allow you to take pics after putting a huge banner against it on the Studebaker. Is that a Renault 4L amongst the unrestored lot?
Keep the pics coming.

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Wow. Great find. Looks like we need to take the Great Escape to Madikeri once again.
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EDIT: LOCATION REMOVED. Else this thread might end up feeding a 'scoop' to some automag.

@V-16: PM me for location. The Ford van used to belong to the Mysore Palace.

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Steeroid:

That was some collection and your pics are great.
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Great Steeriod,
We appreciate your efforts to put nice collection pictures, I love to see more pics, if you can get. I am interested in Austin (A40) or other Austin, if you get chance please find out the price for these cars, if possible. I wish to buy if possible. As this owner put high price then let us search other places in Kerala & Karnataka.

Good luck & cheers,
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I will try visit this place end of June and let you people know more information.

Cheers then
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I will try visit this place end of June and let you people know more information.

Cheers then
Girish, the Ford V8 van is tempting.when you go please do find out.
Thanks.
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FYI for all the interested guys. Most of the vehicles are still there. I had an opportunity to drive through 2 weeks back. Saw the cars but could not photograph them as the owner/s were not there. Thanks Steer for the precise dircetions.
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Friends,

I am just back from visiting Coorg car collections.
Met Mr. Kutty and spent an hour with him, he was very nice guy and shown me all the cars which is available in his house and workshop.

As many of you said before, the price is very high and that planter who is collecting cars from past 30 years has around 20 cars in running condition and about 40-45 cars tucked in his two farms which is 10 kms away.
I asked him to take me to the farm house, but as it was raining, he said my Getz car will not make it there. So couldn't see those cars.

The Mercedes Pontoon is under restoration, 3 dedicated mechanics from Kerala is working on it.

As per Mr.Kutty, 5-7 (Austin8, Bedford, Vauxall etc) cars do not have right papers, and he is trying to get it sorted. As he bought those cars from auctions and some owners are already diseased.
He do not remember exactly the year of few cars, he says 30's, 40's or 50's or so.

The asking price is way too high and if some one is really interested can visit him and negotiate.

I also have his full address and contact number. Please PM me if anyone wants.

Now the rates........

1) 1954 Studebaker Champion - 10 Lakhs
2) 1938 Ford V8 - 50 Lakhs
3) Triumph Mayflower - 6 Lakhs (1950's)
4 ) Opel cadet - 6 Lakhs (1950's)
5) 1933 Morris eight - 10 Lakhs
6) Circa four - 5 Lakhs
7) Vauxall - 7 Lakhs
8) Austin 8 - 7.5 Lakhs
9) Standard Herald - 2 Lkahs
10) 1954 Ford Popular 2 door - 7.5 Lakhs

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9) Standard Herald - 2 Lkahs
This herald is not at all worth that much- not even 1/2 of it! Its not such an original "virgin" car!
Ive heard of one here, a '62 single-owner model run only 1500 kms with a TN regn., allegedly still in its original broad white-wall tyres going for the same price. He last is said to have come down to 1.65 or so.
Also a Triumph Herald 1200 convertible in red going for 1.5 lacs.
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Not only that Herald, I think all of those cars are not that worth of what is he asking...
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Not worth it - he wanted 2 lakhs for a 1956 Dukkar Fiat that I had my eye on. The metalwork was good, but the paintjob was average at best. The paint used is regular and the work isnt done in a paintbooth. The piece wasnt even 100% original.

He told me about this farm/estate where he had another 40-odd cars too, but there's something fishy about this statement of his:

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I asked him to take me to the farm house, but as it was raining, he said my Getz car will not make it there.
If your Getz cant go there, how did he manage to take all those classics there?

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the price quoted are astronomical!!
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If your Getz cant go there, how did he manage to take all those classics there?

Dear,

As it was raining and the road lead to his farm do not have tarmac. So any Jeep or kind of vehicle will do.
And also I was in bit hurry, did not had enough time too.
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Dear,

As it was raining and the road lead to his farm do not have tarmac. So any Jeep or kind of vehicle will do.
And also I was in bit hurry, did not had enough time too.
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Thanks for the input, Girish. Looks like he is quoting International prices !!
Certainly the prices quoted are very, very high.

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