Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th July 2009, 01:05   #856
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,252
Thanked: 1,406 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
I came across this Pennant! Seeing this car brought me joy as well as grief!
I'd mentioned this car once on team bhp as well.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperSelect View Post
I very much remember this car in your earlier post Shyam.
This epilogue brought tears to my eyes.. really. Hope something better happens to this car very soon.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyrus43 View Post
She looks very very restorable indeed!! Hope you get her Shyam!!
And hope she comes back to her original glory!!
Your posts always makes me yearn for one myself!!
Thanks for your kind words, guys! 'gave me some hope!

'got a chance to finally see the car up close today. And needless to say, made me feel all the more sad! The rear view pics. I took reminds me of the same angle at which I'd first seen the car in our old colony!
I remember it had a "PRESS" sticker in the rear windscreen, RH or LH top corner.
But I agree with Cyrus- the car still is very much restorable. It is still thankfully 'unmolested', much as was when I'd last seen it. 'has even fewer rusty panels (for now atleast) than my Pennant did and no dents at all (the right rear fender seems to have had some denting done though)...and the bumpers and front grille are amazingly straight and spotless (no dings, dents etc!!)
I cant help admiring how well the car was maintained by Mr. Iyengar!
Even the interior is all-original, maybe with the original upholstery under the cloth covers (which were put on by him, as told by his daughter), even the original wipers seem intact!
But I also pity the old gent for having trusted this mech. above anyone else that made him entrust his car in the latter's hands!
IMHO, had he just let the car lie at his place until now, even without using it, it would've still been far better than it is now!

Standard cars in India-img_3314.jpg

Standard cars in India-img_3315.jpg

Standard cars in India-img_3316.jpg

Standard cars in India-img_3320.jpg

Standard cars in India-img_3317.jpg

Standard cars in India-img_3318.jpg

Standard cars in India-img_3319.jpg

Worse still- I spoke to the mech. today about selling the car (to a friend of mine.) He wants 75k for it, as it is now!!
I offered him 1/2 of what he demanded and he retorted that had he wanted that much, he could've sold the car long ago! 'challenged me that in another month's time, he can do it up for 10-15k easily and sell it restored for 1 lac right in front of me! Ha!
I felt a surge of rage as well as grief about what he's done to the car, added to his absurd demand!
A real you-know-what of the first order!!

I left it at that today but hope to work out something soon! Especially since the resident of the govt. bungalow where it's parked tells me that there is going to be some consruction work sanctioned soon in the compound (hence the sand in the bcakground) and the entire place would have to be vacated!
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2009, 01:39   #857
Senior - BHPian
 
SuperSelect's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mumbai.
Posts: 1,805
Thanked: 205 Times
Default

Hey is that rust, or discolouration - on the roof and fenders ? And amazing how it's not there on the bonnet and bootlid at all ! Also, while the hubcaps have corroded, the bumpers and grille look brand new ! All in all a lovely car..
SuperSelect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2009, 01:48   #858
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,252
Thanked: 1,406 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperSelect View Post
Hey is that rust, or discolouration - on the roof and fenders ?
I would say both.

It would be what is termed as surface rust, so not actual rust as in corrosion. But the car is beginning to have it's fair share of that on the bottom/floorboards I'm afraid!

Quote:
All in all a lovely car..
Indeed! How I wish (again!) I wasn't absent from the picture at the right moment!

Last edited by Stanher : 7th July 2009 at 01:50.
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2009, 09:00   #859
Senior - BHPian
 
the mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,147
Thanked: 691 Times
Default

Shyam I think its a great car, with a very nice bodyline. Could take very little to make her into a show car. Go for it.
the mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2009, 11:41   #860
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,252
Thanked: 1,406 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by the mole View Post
Shyam I think its a great car, with a very nice bodyline. Could take very little to make her into a show car. Go for it.
That exactly is what I intend to do, saar!
But not at his unreasonable price.

'hope my plan works out!
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2009, 13:48   #861
BHPian
 
stampro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Madurai
Posts: 162
Thanked: 0 Times
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayD View Post
I guessing this 20 is in Coimbatore? Its lying in a parking lot of a shopping complex. Its not an ambulance, but belonged to some political party or something. I've got some better pix of this vehicle. will post it too.
Right.Found this at Coimbatore.If it belonged to some party I appreciate the cadres for responsibly tying the front bumper to the vehicle.
stampro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2009, 13:56   #862
BHPian
 
stampro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Madurai
Posts: 162
Thanked: 0 Times
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperSelect View Post
Hey is that rust, or discolouration - on the roof and fenders ? And amazing how it's not there on the bonnet and bootlid at all ! Also, while the hubcaps have corroded, the bumpers and grille look brand new ! All in all a lovely car..
Karl mentioned it elsewhere.The chrome plating of Standard cars are excellent and do not wear off easily.And so we see here.

@Stanher: Appears that the Pennant car is worth buying.Nice tracking.
The photographs shows how a car starts rusting if left open.
stampro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2009, 15:03   #863
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,252
Thanked: 1,406 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stampro View Post
Karl mentioned it elsewhere.The chrome plating of Standard cars are excellent and do not wear off easily.And so we see here.
Actually I doubt if the bumpers/outer grille on this car are chrome-plated. I think they are stainless-steel. Else it's impossible, however good the quality, that chrome fittings left open for such a while wouldnt have the slightest rust on them!

Also the tail-lamps should have been aluminium- they seem to have been chrome-plated at a later point of time, or aftermarket accessory ones in chrome.
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th July 2009, 15:21   #864
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,445
Thanked: 7,083 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
Actually I doubt if the bumpers/outer grille on this car are chrome-plated. I think they are stainless-steel. Else it's impossible, however good the quality, that chrome fittings left open for such a while wouldnt have the slightest rust on them!

Also the tail-lamps should have been aluminium- they seem to have been chrome-plated at a later point of time, or aftermarket accessory ones in chrome.
I too think they are stainless steel, dont remember too well.

I don't think the original tail lights were in aluminium finish, but in chrome finish, like mine are. I have bought a (probably) aftermarket unit in aluminium though.
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th July 2009, 13:59   #865
BHPian
 
stampro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Madurai
Posts: 162
Thanked: 0 Times
Smile Standard windows

Companion photo posted by Srisha Bangalore has similarities with Vanguard estate of Mr Ananth.The first and last window atleast.
The curve of the last window is unmistakable or can I trust my eyes?
Attached Thumbnails
Standard cars in India-vanguardrestored.jpg  

Standard cars in India-stdcompblecropped.jpg  

Attached Images
 

Last edited by stampro : 8th July 2009 at 14:03.
stampro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th July 2009, 21:24   #866
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: pune
Posts: 75
Thanked: 52 Times
Default

Here is some photo from south indian movie
Attached Images
  
veldeep is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 8th July 2009, 22:24   #867
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,252
Thanked: 1,406 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by veldeep View Post
Here is some photo from south indian movie
It seems to be a telugu movie from the ETV logo, and the actor driving the car seems to be Akkineni Nageswar rao, a propular telugu moviestar then.

Car is an early 60s Herald with a lovely Madras regn.
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2009, 11:33   #868
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,445
Thanked: 7,083 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stampro View Post
Companion photo posted by Srisha Bangalore has similarities with Vanguard estate of Mr Ananth.The first and last window atleast.
The curve of the last window is unmistakable or can I trust my eyes?
They are both Standard products, and of similar bodystyle. Naturally some similartities can be found. The case holds true for most English wagons of the era.

Quote:
Originally Posted by veldeep View Post
Here is some photo from south indian movie
That's a pretty car. We had an identical one, MSW 7662.
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2009, 00:42   #869
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,252
Thanked: 1,406 Times
Default

A Herald mk2 junking away in Bangalore. I think it is for sale:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1379308-post1492.html
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th July 2009, 13:12   #870
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,445
Thanked: 7,083 Times
Default

A treat especially for Shyam.

This superb period photo of a Chandigarh registered Mk 2 Herald and matching Amby was shared by sabinesnubbing

Name:  CH 232.jpg
Views: 1475
Size:  143.9 KB
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Government wants to make Airbags & ABS standard on new cars SumitBahl The Indian Car Scene 139 14th June 2016 20:17
Rumour: Skoda India to offer 5 year standard warranty on its Cars anarchy_99 The Indian Car Scene 76 19th September 2013 14:54
Why aren't alloy wheels standard in Indian cars (when they are on bikes)? Proxima The Indian Car Scene 32 12th March 2010 10:14
You Tube Videos Of Standard Cars Darrell The International Automotive Scene 0 28th December 2009 23:15
Should cars priced > 8L have alloy wheels as a standard fitment? maniind The Indian Car Scene 26 8th October 2008 14:11


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:33.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks