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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd August 2010, 12:29   #496
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1,578
Thanked: 120 Times
Default

Slightly Off Topic, just passed by Mandvi Fire Station in Mumbai yesterday. Till say about 5 years ago, i used to see some fire engines with front styling similar to the one posted in post number 485. But yesterday saw 2 brand new Mercedes Actros on that place.

India Shining
fx45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 13:20   #497
Senior - BHPian
 
foby.sebastian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KL-08 / KL-01
Posts: 2,448
Thanked: 1,096 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by manishalive View Post
An old Asok leyland truck is posted here. The logo on the truck look awesome.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/2005065-post222.html


Attachment 396859

Attachment 396860

Attachment 396861
The similar one I have seen at angamaly telk
foby.sebastian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2010, 22:22   #498
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,466
Thanked: 4,443 Times
Default

Would be apt to post pictures of this 1942 Chevrolet bus here.It was bought second hand by the transport company L.N. Gupta and Company, Nagpur in the 1950's and they have kept it in this beautiful condition and have named it Raj Mata - guess it was very lucky for the transport company's success.
Name:  DSC05786.JPG
Views: 6981
Size:  131.3 KB

Name:  DSC05787.JPG
Views: 6734
Size:  128.7 KB

Name:  DSC05788.JPG
Views: 6750
Size:  128.7 KB

Name:  DSC05789.JPG
Views: 6668
Size:  132.1 KB
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2010, 08:48   #499
BHPian
 
dhrishikesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 795
Thanked: 65 Times
Default

@ Anjan,
This 1942 Chevrolet Bus is very nicely kept & very neatly done with all its interiors. The engine bay also looks very clean. Now a days its very rare to see these beauties.

I have seen one truck like this in Bhivandi which is also beautifully kept by the owner, but was unable to take the pics as I was traveling in a bus.
dhrishikesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2010, 22:02   #500
Senior - BHPian
 
SuperSelect's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mumbai.
Posts: 1,806
Thanked: 219 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjan_c2007 View Post
Would be apt to post pictures of this 1942 Chevrolet bus here.
Wow Anjan, neat Chevy.
At some point in life, I would love to drive around in a bus like this !!
SuperSelect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2010, 22:17   #501
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,466
Thanked: 4,443 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperSelect View Post
Wow Anjan, neat Chevy.
At some point in life, I would love to drive around in a bus like this !!
Quote:
Originally Posted by dhrishikesh View Post
@ Anjan,
This 1942 Chevrolet Bus is very nicely kept & very neatly done with all its interiors. The engine bay also looks very clean. Now a days its very rare to see these beauties.

I have seen one truck like this in Bhivandi which is also beautifully kept by the owner, but was unable to take the pics as I was traveling in a bus.
It has the inline 6 cylinder OHV petrol engine. But do not know whether OHV's were in vogue in the early 1940's in the US for trucks.
But all said and done the owner has really taken pains to preserve the beauty in this lovely condition for the bus at age 68 years!
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2010, 00:14   #502
Senior - BHPian
 
agspins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MH-31
Posts: 1,562
Thanked: 286 Times
Default

Met this D200 today, probably 1958..unfortunately the original engine is replaced by Perkins engine..
Attached Thumbnails
The Classic Commercial Vehicles (Bus, Trucks etc) Thread-photo0240-1024x768.jpg  

Attached Images
 
agspins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2010, 14:44   #503
Newbie
 
srinath1965's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 15
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Wow! Great to see this on my fav site. This truck was bought on behalf of the Nizam by my Grand Dad from London. The Nizam had commissioned him to start the Fire Service in Hyderabad. Srinath
Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
A 1914 Fire Engine, from the Nizam days, though I think its in Delhi now.



A Bedford at Goa.



A superbly restored Dennis fire engine of the Poona Fire Brigade, still retaining its Rolls Royce engine and working equipment.





srinath1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2010, 20:05   #504
Senior - BHPian
 
foby.sebastian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KL-08 / KL-01
Posts: 2,448
Thanked: 1,096 Times
Default

Thought of posting the old KSRTC bus , foto found in my uncles personal collection , mods if not relevant please feel free to relocate the snap.
Attached Thumbnails
The Classic Commercial Vehicles (Bus, Trucks etc) Thread-ksrtc.jpg  

foby.sebastian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2010, 20:14   #505
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trivandrum
Posts: 2,390
Thanked: 908 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by foby.sebastian View Post
Thought of posting the old KSRTC bus , foto found in my uncles personal collection , mods if not relevant please feel free to relocate the snap.
This type of TATA bus is still in service with KSRTC.
try to post the old MERCEDES bus with the big logo which was in service till 1981.
also there is an old LEYLAND bus (formerly KSRTC bus) which still is in service as a college bus in MAVELIKKARA
ajay99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2010, 22:02   #506
BHPian
 
crazybiker46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: TVM\Dubai
Posts: 585
Thanked: 263 Times
Default

An old Hindustan Lorry still going good,spotted during a trip to Munnar last month

The Classic Commercial Vehicles (Bus, Trucks etc) Thread-img_0405.jpg

happened to see another pic of same lorry in flickr

Name:  hindustan lorry.jpg
Views: 25211
Size:  179.6 KB

Does anybody know about history of Ford trucks/lorry in India, was it on sale in the country?

just wanted to know i used to see a ford lorry in trivandrum doing usual business like tata 1210s

Also i would like to know about history of fargo trucks,any links of the same in the forum?

@ajay99 - there was also an old Tata bus with mercedes logo(KLT reg. i think) which used to run as college bus for MC,trivandrum till recently.

Last edited by crazybiker46 : 17th October 2010 at 22:04. Reason: updating info
crazybiker46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2010, 14:46   #507
Senior - BHPian
 
r_nairtvm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dubai/TRV/BLR
Posts: 1,696
Thanked: 1,487 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazybiker46 View Post
Does anybody know about history of Ford trucks/lorry in India, was it on sale in the country?

just wanted to know i used to see a ford lorry in trivandrum doing usual business like tata 1210s

Also i would like to know about history of fargo trucks,any links of the same in the forum?

@ajay99 - there was also an old Tata bus with mercedes logo(KLT reg. i think) which used to run as college bus for MC,trivandrum till recently.
CB

The Fords were the first of the "new generation" trucks to come to India in the 1980s. They had a JV of sorts with Simpsons, Chennai

See the following thread in TBHP, which has some info

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/commer...cks-india.html

The MC Bus you are talking about with KLT Registration is even an older model. Body built by KeSRTC Central Works, Pappanmcode. That was on the Tata Mercedes Benz model with the 3 Point Star in front. This bus is not the model as shown in the photo originally put in by Foby and commented by Ajay

The type is exactly as can be seen in post # 395 of this thred posted by @urzdeepu. The Color combination was Coffee Brown/Black and Cream

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram

Last edited by r_nairtvm : 18th October 2010 at 14:55.
r_nairtvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2010, 21:46   #508
BHPian
 
crazybiker46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: TVM\Dubai
Posts: 585
Thanked: 263 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by r_nairtvm View Post
CB

The Fords were the first of the "new generation" trucks to come to India in the 1980s. They had a JV of sorts with Simpsons, Chennai

See the following thread in TBHP, which has some info

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/commer...cks-india.html

The MC Bus you are talking about with KLT Registration is even an older model. Body built by KeSRTC Central Works, Pappanmcode. That was on the Tata Mercedes Benz model with the 3 Point Star in front. This bus is not the model as shown in the photo originally put in by Foby and commented by Ajay

The type is exactly as can be seen in post # 395 of this thred posted by @urzdeepu. The Color combination was Coffee Brown/Black and Cream

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
Thanks for the info Ram sir.

Regarding the Tata Mercedes Benz model bus of MC,tvm

I know that its an old one with MB logo exactly like the one urzdeepu posted
what i meant was it's also a long time serving vehicle similar to the bus ajay99 mentioned
crazybiker46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2010, 11:25   #509
BHPian
 
slicks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 64
Thanked: 17 Times
Default MB Van in Andheri

Hi Guys,

Saw this MB Van parked in Marol military road. The car looked like it was with a scrap dealer (with some shops around that place). Could not find anyone to speak about it, clicked some pics though.

Mods pls move this if this is not the right place.

Cheers, slicks
Attached Thumbnails
The Classic Commercial Vehicles (Bus, Trucks etc) Thread-mb-van-1.jpg  

The Classic Commercial Vehicles (Bus, Trucks etc) Thread-mb-van-2.jpg  

The Classic Commercial Vehicles (Bus, Trucks etc) Thread-mb-van-4.jpg  

The Classic Commercial Vehicles (Bus, Trucks etc) Thread-mb-van-5.jpg  

slicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2010, 13:23   #510
Senior - BHPian
 
foby.sebastian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KL-08 / KL-01
Posts: 2,448
Thanked: 1,096 Times
Default

do any one have an idea of a 8 seater bus called thronie craft , in 1913 the bus manufactured by thronie craft was bought by "the meenachil motor association" headed by Joseph Augusti Kayalackakom , It was the first bus to ply in the Trivandrum - Kollam route
foby.sebastian 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
Procedure for converting commercial vehicles to private vehicles honeybee Commercial Vehicles 18 13th February 2017 12:10
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles - 20,000 trucks sold Aditya Commercial Vehicles 3 14th December 2016 17:04
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles opens new bus plant, unveils new products Aditya Commercial Vehicles 18 17th July 2015 13:36
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles starts exporting India-built FUSO trucks to Cambodia Aditya Commercial Vehicles 0 22nd June 2015 17:31
Commercial Vehicles : The Cool or Wacky Thread Spitfire Commercial Vehicles 21 4th October 2013 17:10


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 14:34.

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