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Old 19th January 2008, 17:43   #16
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Nitrous it has an engine and it still runs once a year.

Donated by one Mr Gupta or someone from Mumbai.
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Old 19th January 2008, 19:36   #17
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My Lovely Bug sitting so idle amongst all those lots.
WoW, a oval, i've seen just three oval window beetles(including this), and do those tail lights look as if they aren't installed properly?
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How many oval window beetle are there in india, and are there any split Window ones?
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guys..what car is this??
Thats a 30s Skoda roadster. It was covered by BSM recently. Here it is before the repaint.



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i wonder what the spirit of ecstacy is looking at?
The lady has to be turned 90 degrees to open the bonnet, or else the wings get in the way. Someone forgot to turn it back.

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A bit off topic:
How many oval window beetle are there in india, and are there any split Window ones?
I know of 4 cars intact- the light blue car in Bombay, the beige one in Goa, this red one, and my now black car.



There used to be a junked red one in Delhi, PUL 7676. Im told it has been scrapped. I snapped 3 cars in Goa, but all 3 had the rear oval window cut and a large square window put in, amongst other mods. Im also told of another green original car in Goa. Bombay also has a 57 Convertible. I keep hearing legends of a Split in Goa and Assam, but nothing concrete. Someone on the forum had spoken of a red 55 oval for sale in Bangalore, I wonder if its the same car pictured in this thread. To my knowledge, My 56 was the oldest VW in India, but now I suppose the crown goes to the red 55 at Dharamsthala.

EDIT I forgot GDA 3414, the gold car in Goa.


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Cyrus,

Thats a Skoda Auto.
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Karlos . Man..

You are a chalta phirta encyclopedia.

Hats off.
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Prajeep,

How the H...l do you know my real name.

About the Pics,

Dude i am living in a Democratic country.

I argued with that guy out there asking him to stop selling the same pics outside if photography is prohibited.

He kept quite after lot of grumbling.
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There's a 55 ragtop in bangalore.
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Stanher its nearby to mangalore its 75kms from bangalore its 300kms. most of the cars seen here are donated to veerendra hegde the god father of dharmasthala.
Veerendra Heggade has a passion for classic cars and hence the museum. LIke PRajeep mentioned, many of these are donated.

There was a 50s AJS bike that I used to see during my college days. Two years ago, I spoke to the first owner (still rides it at 70+) to see if he would sell it to me. He said he is restoring it with spares from UK. Once he is satisfied with the resto, he will donate it to the Dharmasthala Museum. I did not try to pursue further knowing the faith people have in this temple (inlcuding myself).
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The lady has to be turned 90 degrees to open the bonnet, or else the wings get in the way. Someone forgot to turn it back.
Thats a really interesting fact that I bet a lot of us didint know. Thanks Karl.
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There's a 55 ragtop in bangalore.
Any updates on that car? You mentioned you were going to see them (and get us some pics )
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Dharmastala is in Karnataka. 'Karnataka State' was called 'Mysore State' and hence the registration starts with 'M'.

How to reach: Welcome to Dharmastala
Thanks for the info. & link.....yes I do know bout the MY/ME (Mysore state) series....I was referring to cars like the MB registered rolls & also the red Beetle (MA is Maharashtra), the BMX (Bombay presidency) regn. of the Skoda & the fiat fire engine etc.....hence wondering bout the location.

OT: Karl wasnt the powder blue oval bug posted by you earlier, the one dented by a falling coconut...?
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Pavan, very presumptious of you to assume that the cars are just lying there. Every single one of them is in working condition and I have seen a few of them being started.

Its a privately owned collection and you should be just happy to even have been allowed to look at them !! Besides, none of the shaky pics that u have taken do full justice to the cars featured.

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I know of 4 cars intact- the light blue car in Bombay, the beige one in Goa, this red one, and my now black car.
Karl I forgot to mention- I remember telling you about a junked oval here that was in the same colour as yours was.....it had a Madras (MDB ***) regn. so not sure if it had clear papers.....it was sitting on the roadside by a repair garage here for quite some time, slowly falling apart........last saw it in 2002 I guess....'wish I had gone & enquired about it once though!
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Prajeep,

How the H...l do you know my real name.

About the Pics,

Dude i am living in a Democratic country.

I argued with that guy out there asking him to stop selling the same pics outside if photography is prohibited.

He kept quite after lot of grumbling.

I have heard your name some where in the forum, no offence meant my friend, i was just kidding.
Where is the snap of abraham lincoln's limo which was manufactured by ford specially for him.
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I didnt take it as offence my friend, i thought u to be Pradeep my friend who owns a US Jeep (Pra--Jeep)

What limo is this u are talking about?
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