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Old 12th May 2011, 21:55   #571
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Don't know if this one's been featured here before- Saw this neat Ford taxi at WAI, at the foot of Panchgani.
In her prime, she must've done sterling duty in overloaded conditions ferrying passengers up those misty slopes !

Quite a desirable thing to own and drive around, I must say.
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How do you mean it's not an original? Is it cause the vehicle is in bad shape? Or have parts been swapped?
I dont say it is not original, I have my doubts as the cabin appears to be of a regular station wagon chopped behind the drivers seat. The original ones are rounded behind the door & the gutter above the doors & windows goes around the whole cabin. even the rear glass is not of correct size. Willys truck of this model does not come with wooden hauling area. As this has appeared in films, it makes me more suspicious !

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I dont say it is not original, I have my doubts as the cabin appears to be of a regular station wagon chopped behind the drivers seat. The original ones are rounded behind the door & the gutter above the doors & windows goes around the whole cabin. even the rear glass is not of correct size. Willys truck of this model does not come with wooden hauling area. As this has appeared in films, it makes me more suspicious !

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Do you have any pic of what an original looks like?
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Do you have any pic of what an original looks like?

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Thanks, that settles any originality doubts. It's an Indian custom then.
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Indrojit.

The last picture is of some kind of military vehicle from teh ownership of the Bhawalpur royal family . This car was never in post 1947 India.

Then there is the Gondol 300 SL ....you know who owns it.

The Lancia is also pictured here somewhere being restored in Mumbai or Delhi

The Model T is from a Pune collection.
The Bahawalpur "military Vehicle" is a 19.6 H.P. six-wheeler Crossley specially designed (by Barker) as a hunting wagon. It originally wore a mottled design paint.

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Believe the Lancia is also an ex-Bahawalpur car.

Both can be seen on the VCCCP website. Cheers

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The thread deals with Classic Commercials vehicles and says bus, trucks etc. I sighted something that falls in the etc category in a rotting condition.The Lambretta Li175, the 175 cc three wheeler from API would give the Bajaj 3 wheelers a run for their money, in the whole of North India during the 1960's and 1970's. These used to be everywhere with no Bajaj's in sight.
This is not an autorickshaw but a delivery van sighted in Delhi, that has fallen on bad days!
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Default Lots of glimpses of Mumbai's BEST buses of 1976

If you want to see Mumbai's BEST buses of mid-70's, watch the Hindi movie "Choti Si Baat". Much of the story is shot in BEST buses or with BEST buses in the background. This movie totally stands out for this aspect.

If you are like me who remembers the BEST buses of that time (incl the articulated double-decker trailor bus (with the Fabina Suitings ad on them), or the regular double decker with the black grill face exposed), you'll enjoy watching it.

Its available for free on youtube (all the parts are available, showing part 1 o the movie below).

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Is that a bed ford ? mods sorry for the back to back posts , forgot to upload this , please merge the posts
Yes that is a Bedford. St. John's Hospital in Bangalore had one exactly like this one. It was used as an ambulance for a long time and was sadly scrapped a few years ago. It was donated to the hospital.
Until a few years ago the Bangalore Municipal Corporation too, had many such Bedfords albeit for garbage collection. Now there are none to be seen. Probably all have been scrapped, sadly.
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Any idea what this truck is? I saw it on the Internet at some Australian classic truck show. I cant find the link back. It looks quite funny to be honest, but very cute.
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I spotted this Bedford TK truck in Gulbarga, Karnataka.This vehicle belongs to a medical college and is lying unused there.IMO, it is a some sort of mobile medical unit.
Bedford TK were very popular light trucks in UK.The Bedford TK was introduced in 1959 by Bedford company and is still used by UK armed forces.It was available with both Petrol and Diesel engines.The production of Bedford TK ended in 1980s.

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I spotted this Bedford TK truck in Gulbarga, Karnataka.This vehicle belongs to a medical college and is lying unused there.IMO, it is a some sort of mobile medical unit.
Bedford TK were very popular light trucks in UK.The Bedford TK was introduced in 1959 by Bedford company and is still used by UK armed forces.It was available with both Petrol and Diesel engines.The production of Bedford TK ended in 1980s.

( Source for information on Bedford Vehicles - Wikipedia.org)

Hi,Yes this is a mobile medical clinic sort of. During the Janata party regime ,when Mr Raj Narain was the health minister,am told he had gone on an official trip to Uk.While visiting some exhibition he saw them and was impressed.He ordered one unit each for evey distrct in the country.

After these arrived it was found that they were not too suitable for our rural roads.Hence they were all lying in disuse and most are still rotting up with state health depts.
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Found this classic truck on my way back from office today.

it was still running perfect. It was comfortably keeping up with me at city speeds! and there was even no smoke from the tail pipe!!! may be it has undergone a heart replacement..

Help me identify this truck guys!
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Found this classic truck on my way back from office today.

it was still running perfect. It was comfortably keeping up with me at city speeds! and there was even no smoke from the tail pipe!!! may be it has undergone a heart replacement..

Help me identify this truck guys!
is that a nissan fellas ?
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Can someone identify this military truck?
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