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Old 24th June 2014, 02:09   #181
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I saw this parked in my lane last week
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I was happy to see this car today. I used to see this car almost everyday parked in a building in Bandra. And one day it disappeared. I thought it was scrapped - but when I saw it today - I was glad it still exists.

The only thing that saddens me is that the car has been chopped and lost its originality. It has been converted into a hot rod with its roof chopped and a free flow exhaust. I don't know but I think that the car is owner by a famous garage on the santacruz danda road. If so, request you to please restore the car to its original state. Having seen some of the cars you have restored, I believe you can do an excellent job on this one too.
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I was happy to see this car today. I used to see this car almost everyday parked in a building in Bandra. And one day it disappeared. I thought it was scrapped - but when I saw it today - I was glad it still exists. .
Wow! that pic I posted was almost 4 years ago. But recently I've seen this car from a distance though, never thought it was the same car. You mentioned earlier that it used to be a parked in a building nearr St. Andrew's college. Was it a shuttered garage and in the bldg opp the school on the road to Holy Family Hosp? Or is that another car?
By Santacruz Danda do you mean the Bandh rd?
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Yes it was always in a shuttered garage opposite the ground. This used to be somewhere in the late 90s. Its the same car ... I clearly remember the number. And now it seems to have gone to a garage on Bandh road.
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Yes it was always in a shuttered garage opposite the ground. This used to be somewhere in the late 90s. Its the same car ... I clearly remember the number. And now it seems to have gone to a garage on Bandh road.
Yep it must be the same car , I remember having recognized it when I photographed it 4 years ago. It was in there till about a few years ago and I remember telling Harit about this car.
The painter must be Shyam lal Bhalla. Pity it got chopped it was a nice car to own. Looking at it in the closed garage I always thought they'd never sell

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Yep it must be the same car , I remember having recognized it when I photographed it 4 years ago. It was in there till about a few years ago and I remember telling Harit about this car.
The painter must be Shyam lal Bhalla. Pity it got chopped it was a nice car to own. Looking at it in the closed garage I always thought they'd never sell
Wow this car gets around quite a bit! I saw it in Goa in January during India Bike week.

I really feel cars have a destiny too. Some cars remain protected for years (like this car) then in a moment of weakness they are sold and they turn into circus cars. Others are junk and restored to original condition. As they say in hindi " Naseeb ki Baat hai". But believe me this car looks horrible in person! The pictures are a lot better.
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