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Old 6th September 2010, 09:02   #376
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I often asked old man Dass to sell me some parts from the Companion but I always got the same reply - "It is a customer's car - how can I remove anything from his car?"
How then, you should've asked him back, did some of the parts on it already go missing, likethe speedo, bonnet badge, sidelights?
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Old 9th September 2010, 17:25   #377
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Found this article (probably in French) about "The history of Indian automobile industry" with some old brochures.

http://www.automania.be/fr/auto/hist...e-l-automobile
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Here is a Premier advertisement from October 1992.

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An advertisement from Jan 1981

Best Regards & Drvive/Ride Safe

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Here is a Premier advertisement from October 1992.
I remember having seen this as a kid! 'had badly wanted my dad to buy a fiat back then as his next car, but it never happened!
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1935 Ford V8 Brochure:
(Courtesy : Directory Index:)
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Some old classic brochures/ advertisements after digging into my old magazine collection.
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This is our own Suzuki Alto featured in the 1983 Daily Express, UK, Car Buyers Guide for 1983.That was just an year before the Alto landed as the 800 SS80X here.
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The Renault 4 featured in the same magazine
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The mighty Rover here too before its launch here in 1985
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Our Mahindra CJ here
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And our Premier Padmini too!
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India Today 1991 with a Maruti 1000 advertisement
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MRF Zigma in the same India Today
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Premier Padmini in India Today 1991
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Cover page of the Indian Auto 1989- have kept each issue since its launch in 1987!
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Narmada 150 in Indian Auto,1989
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The then launched Yezdi 175 cc just before the company faded out from the scene!
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And the KiHo as the Kinetic Honda (indian Auto 1989) was fondly called!
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Here is an advertisement of Harley Davidson Motorcycle's accessories.
(Sent to me by my brother from US, he saw this advertisement in some magazine)
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Some old classic brochures/ advertisements after digging into my old magazine collection.
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This is our own Suzuki Alto featured in the 1983 Daily Express, UK, Car Buyers Guide for 1983.That was just an year before the Alto landed as the 800 SS80X here.!
Thanks Anjan, for stirring up lovely memories..
The Daily Express guide called "World Cars" was the most eagerly awaited publication, year after year.
As a kid, I would have a tough time saving up to buy it !!
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Thanks Anjan, for stirring up lovely memories..
The Daily Express guide called "World Cars" was the most eagerly awaited publication, year after year.
As a kid, I would have a tough time saving up to buy it !!
Thanks Ravi. True Daily Express gave a glance into the international car scene during the years when we had no internet like information highways.
I have many of these and other newspaper/magazine automobile advts stored with me and will try to post them bit by bit.
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Thats a BSA Bond ad from the early 1980's
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This is the second issue of Indian Auto magazine (Oct 1986)-It road tests the Maruti 800(SB308) . Its back cover features a Mahindra 540 DP ad.
Will post the first issue picture soon.It featured a road test of the Yamaha RX 100!
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The Premier Starline ad from the 1982
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A Vespa XE ad from 1982
(all from my personal collection)

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@ Anjan,
The same photo of Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi inspecting Maruti 800 SS80 is published in the book The Maruti Story by K.C. Bhargav along with some other photos.
BTW, loved the advertise of Premier Safari & especially Mahindra MM540 DP very much & also thanks for posting LML Vespa advertise, my dad just loved it as it was his first ever scooter.
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@ Anjan,
The same photo of Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi inspecting Maruti 800 SS80 is published in the book The Maruti Story by K.C. Bhargav along with some other photos.
BTW, loved the advertise of Premier Safari & especially Mahindra MM540 DP very much & also thanks for posting LML Vespa advertise, my dad just loved it as it was his first ever scooter.
Thanks hrishikesh- will post many more in future here!
Actually the Vespa XE had huge bookings made by people who were fed with the quality of Bajajs/Priyas and Lambys/Vijais. Bajaj and Priya had long waiting lists.
But soon,reports about the Vespa XE said it was underpowered to pull two passengers.No doubt it was commanding handsome premiums till months after its launch.LML had to digest numerous cancellations of bookings. Refunds of the Rs 500=00 booking amount were not made and the media took joy in reporting many such cases.LML and Vespa sat across the table and then took a decision to jazz up the engine to 150cc and so the NV 150 was soon launched.
The Vespa PL 170 another 100cc scooter made by AP scooters Ltd with Piaggio too bombed being underpowered. In the 100cc the Japanese launched the Kinetic Honda and the slew of bikes. All took off with a very good start!

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This is superb, guys.. the SAB 24 is looking unique - a Padmini hatch, was it ?
Don't remember seeing this car - only knew the SAB 29 as an estate.
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1997 R 129 SL brochure
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