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Old 3rd October 2015, 22:20   #1816
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We have probably seen this before.......in Pondicherry
Yes, but with the roof on!

Was even used in a recent Tamil movie apparently.
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Old 9th October 2015, 12:22   #1817
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I am posting pictures of my recently restored 1962 Standard Companion.Would like to hear your comments.

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Does anyone have any reference images of what the light assemblies were like in the Mark 2 Heralds?

Besides the main headlamps there is an orange parking lamp (seem to be the Lucas L691 design). To the side of the park lamp will be the side indicator - I think they had white lenses, not sure. Does anyone have any images of the originals, or a description from memory?

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I have them preserved at my home I am visiting Ahmedabad in November first week. Will check and get back to you.
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I am posting pictures of my recently restored 1962 Standard Companion.Would like to hear your comments.
Hi Venkat,
Nice to see you again! Only one word is coming out of me at the moment after looking at your pics - AWESOME!!!

And this is after seeing them only on my mobile!

Would like to also see a video if you can share of her running!
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Hi Stanher,
I am happy you liked the car.It has been 2 years since I bought the car and it has taken a lot of effort to get her to this shape.If you could recollect you were kind enough to part with some spares.Would like to thank you for the help.
I would also like to thank Mr Ananth for the advice he gave me in restoring her.Infact he is a source of inspiration to me.
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I am posting pictures of my recently restored 1962 Standard Companion.Would like to hear your comments.

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Venkat Kumar

A very neat job , how does she run ? Do keep using her which will do an overall justice to the effort

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Hi Stanher,
I am happy you liked the car.It has been 2 years since I bought the car and it has taken a lot of effort to get her to this shape.If you could recollect you were kind enough to part with some spares.Would like to thank you for the help.
Glad to be of help!
BTW- are your tyres new? If so, do you mind sharing where you could procure them from? They seem to be CEAT?
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Hi Kasli,
She runs well,but I am scared of the traffic.But I will keep running her atleast once a week probably on Sunday's to keep her in proper nick

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Venkat Kumar, you have done a first class job of the restoration and chosen a beautiful alluring period colour. Please post more photos if time permits - engine, rear, close-ups of the controls etc. We would like to feast our eyes. I believe the metal gauge of these older Standards was thicker than the newer 'Herald' series and wore better against corrosion. happy Sunday motoring. Best regards, Narayan
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Hi Friends,

I am posting pictures of my recently restored 1962 Standard Companion.Would like to hear your comments.

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Hi Venkat,

Simply one word "Fantastic"

Can you also be kind enough to post some pictures of engine bay as well ?

Or even better - start a thread of its own with pictures from Before & After. Such an effort requires an exhibition of the efforts as an inspiration for other like minded people.

Best Regards & Drive Safe

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Venkat Kumar, you have done a first class job of the restoration and chosen a beautiful alluring period colour. Please post more photos if time permits - engine, rear, close-ups of the controls etc. We would like to feast our eyes. I believe the metal gauge of these older Standards was thicker than the newer 'Herald' series and wore better against corrosion. happy Sunday motoring. Best regards, Narayan
Thanks so much, i will post pictures of the engine bay, rear and control panels quickly.

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Hi Venkat,

Simply one word "Fantastic"

Can you also be kind enough to post some pictures of engine bay as well ?

Or even better - start a thread of its own with pictures from Before & After. Such an effort requires an exhibition of the efforts as an inspiration for other like minded people.

Best Regards & Drive Safe

Ram
Thank you so much. I do not have pictures taken during restoration,but i have pictures of the car before restoration which i shall be posting.

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Friend, Congratulations for a superb work. You have taken utmost care while restoring this car. Looks brand new. It brings us fond memories of my childhood days. Thanking you, Regards, pksnathan
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Dear Venkatkumar - AWESOME! It's worth it in the end! I remember that we had met in Coimbatore, I'll surely PM you before my next visit! Keep the car forever!

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Trivandrum, ca 1958.
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My uncle owned a powder blue Standard Vanguard Phase II Saloon till about 6-7 years ago, though not in working condition (Registration : WBD 7241). In a heartbreaking turn of events the car was sent off to the scrapyard by relatives during a property dispute.. :-( I have searched the presence of this particular car in India since that time but returned negative results. So it seems my uncle's worst fears are true - that was the last surviving Vanguard Phase II Saloon in India! Can somebody reconfirm if this is true or is there any other surviving sister of this rare beauty in the country?
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