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Old 14th August 2009, 20:52   #346
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Harit,
I am certiain that is a Leyland chassis from the wheel ring on the front. The bonnet actually looks like it could be a PD2 model from the late 50s. The 1960s PD2s tended to have more curved bonnets.
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Old 30th September 2009, 13:15   #347
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Pic of a Ransomes steam bus for India (Jhelum & Rawalpindi, now Pakistan) being tested on Ipswich race course.On wagon "Govt Steam Train" is mentioned.Piv dates back to 1840-50.
Link below mentions that while testing, the sparks from chimney set fire to the grand stand at the race course..
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Old 16th October 2009, 23:51   #348
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this baby is more extinct than a dinosaur. it's a HINDUSTAN mini bus (intracity)

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Old 17th October 2009, 08:09   #349
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These buses can be still seen in Pune used by Pune Municipal Transport on bus route no. 33 which plies between Pune Station & Parvati. These buses are very much conjusted & there is very less space to stand between two seats.
Will try for some pics when I am visiting Pune next month.
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Old 24th October 2009, 15:11   #350
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A 1972 Mark II Amby still doing taxi duty down south. Still fairly original.

1972 ?????????? ????????? INDIA ambassador ACER 1 488 Sólo cedo esta foto por INVITACION. on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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A 1972 Mark II Amby still doing taxi duty down south. Still fairly original.
Note the snow capped mountains in the photo. I do not think the photograph was taken in the South.

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Old 24th October 2009, 17:32   #352
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I dont think this photo is taken in india. there is a yaris one of the photo.
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Interesting set of pictures. Could it be somewhere in North India ?

If this is not in India then the Taxi would definitely have different plates.

Is that another white Amby visible in the second picture on the left ?
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I dont think this photo is taken in india. there is a yaris one of the photo.
This Mysore state registered Taxi is probably in India/Nepal, at the foot of the Himalayas.
First pic, as mentioned above, has snow capped mountains in the background. So this car is far away from home. Did not have snow tyres
and so rear tyre is flat. Indicator on front mudguard is modern.
In the second pic there is a white Amby too.
As per pics 1 & 2 taxi seems to be off a highway, a halting place, probably because of the flat tyre.
In the third pic there are Buddhist (?) wall painting with a Halo. And a boat indicating a river/lake/pond/sea nearby. Also note the lady's attire.

Conclusion:
Car is in the Indian subcontinent, but far away from home. Are we any wiser?

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oh man!!! it's so good to see one.
here, in her birthplace the scrappers are scrapping these old ones in minutes. as per the govt. regulations old cvs' cannot ply on the road. it takes a record 30 mins. to destroy an amby.
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Went to the link Karlos posted and found another picture. This Amby has gone far far away.

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Actually all the way to Switzerland as the text says. But doubtful again. Surely not in India though.


How it got there should be a nice tale to know. It even has aluminium luggage on the roof mounted carrier - very Indian. The numberplate still looks Indian.

For all we know it might have been standing there for years together. Very interesting and amazing though to find this car so far away from home.

My take is, this was being transported somewhere and ended up at this port/harbour and has been lying there since.
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For all we know it might have been standing there for years together. Very interesting and amazing though to find this car so far away from home.
My take is, this was being transported somewhere and ended up at this port/harbour and has been lying there since.
Hmm.......but how would that explain the trunks on top of the luggage carrier? AFAIK, cars that are being transported by ship wouldnt be laden with any luggage etc. (or even tools I was once told) like this one is.
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Went to the link Karlos posted and found another picture. This Amby has gone far far away.

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Actually all the way to Switzerland as the text says. But doubtful again. Surely not in India though.


How it got there should be a nice tale to know. It even has aluminium luggage on the roof mounted carrier - very Indian. The numberplate still looks Indian.

For all we know it might have been standing there for years together. Very interesting and amazing though to find this car so far away from home.

My take is, this was being transported somewhere and ended up at this port/harbour and has been lying there since.
there is an amby in the 2nd pic?? where in Switzerland will you find one??
this is probably in nepal or north mynamar (maybe i'm wrong)

it looks like a clean car, just kept aside. if it's there for a long time, it will be rusty.

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Pics of Trucks used by RAF at their Kanpur base during 44-46 (Cawnpore).It was one of the largest base amongst 60 bases across India and Ceylon (Srilanka)...
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A 1972 Mark II Amby still doing taxi duty down south. Still fairly original.
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Note the snow capped mountains in the photo. I do not think the photograph was taken in the South.
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I dont think this photo is taken in india. there is a yaris one of the photo.
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Interesting set of pictures. Could it be somewhere in North India ?

If this is not in India then the Taxi would definitely have different plates.

Is that another white Amby visible in the second picture on the left ?
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This Mysore state registered Taxi is probably in India/Nepal, at the foot of the Himalayas.
First pic, as mentioned above, has snow capped mountains in the background. So this car is far away from home. Did not have snow tyres
and so rear tyre is flat. Indicator on front mudguard is modern.
In the second pic there is a white Amby too.
As per pics 1 & 2 taxi seems to be off a highway, a halting place, probably because of the flat tyre.
In the third pic there are Buddhist (?) wall painting with a Halo. And a boat indicating a river/lake/pond/sea nearby. Also note the lady's attire.

Conclusion:
Car is in the Indian subcontinent, but far away from home. Are we any wiser?

Cheers harit
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Went to the link Karlos posted and found another picture. This Amby has gone far far away.

Actually all the way to Switzerland as the text says. But doubtful again. Surely not in India though.
How did I miss this! Forgive me, I saw the pictures and immedeately uploaded them without giving a detailed look. It naturally isn't in Karnataka.

A question - I know for a fact that MYO series is for private vehicles. Did Karnataka too have the system where private and public (taxi) vehicles could use the same number, just change the colours? Kerala had that system. I haven't noticed that being the case for Karnataka. If so, then this could well be a civilian black Amby with a yellow roof added to dress up the car, for the enjoyment and fancy of the new foreigner owner.

I'd agree with Harit on this conspiracy theory. Well caught.
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