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Old 19th July 2009, 19:44   #91
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Abdul Rehman (A. R. Mansuri) in the same lane as Maulana, but on the opposite side a bit ahead, is even better than Maulana. He always has something for me when I go, and has a knack for hunting down the most hard to find bits.
Thanks SS for the information.Can you please pm A.R.Mansuri's phone number so I can get in touch. I will know what all goodies he has in store.
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The right directions to Chor Bazaar : When coming form Dadar,go under the JJ flyover. Take a right at the first signal, ie the Grant road ( now known as Maulana Shaukatali Road) signal. Leave three lanes to your left, the fourth lane is called "Mutton Street". This is where it is.
Treasure Island.
There is a lane also known as CHINDI GALLI (Rags lane). and on the corner opposit to a masjid there is a big shop selling Horns the owner is known as Kasam bhai or Patel, he can bring alive a dead horn in minutes . I allways go to him he knows me for the last 40 years. Now his son has also joined in and he is very reasonable.
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There is a lane also known as CHINDI GALLI (Rags lane). and on the corner opposit to a masjid there is a big shop selling Horns the owner is known as Kasam bhai or Patel, he can bring alive a dead horn in minutes . I allways go to him he knows me for the last 40 years. Now his son has also joined in and he is very reasonable.
Of course, I've been to the guy. He has amazing horns, some real period ones too .
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The Bangalore Scrapyard scene!
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Which means he must've broken even more cars than Maulana has in his career!
I have heard that Maulana has shut and sold off his shop. Many contents were bought by a fellow t-bhpian. Now who will supply the rickshawallas with replica's?

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I have heard that Maulana has shut and sold off his shop. Many contents were bought by a fellow t-bhpian. Now who will supply the rickshawallas with replica's?

Cheers harit
harit thats bad news. Is it Maulana or A.R. Mansuri who has closed his shop? Some months back, I had posted the fact JMI Industries (India) which made new ornamental spares for old cars closed down.
Things are going to get tougher by the day it appears!
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Im afraid its Maulana who has shut shop. I was there that day. Went on a usual tour of Chor Bazar and was shocked to see almost the entire shop empty. Remenants were being stuffed into a Maruti Van taxi. Goodbye to all the old American body parts, locks, strips and meters. Especially the Kingsway. Enquired who bought the stock and was relieved to know it was not another scrap dealer.

Made a last minute deal with Maulana's trusted aide, now also ageing. Managed to get a pair of 55 Dukkar rear light "Anda" lens and a 34 Buick fender light from him for my friend for .... well not a song but reasonable by todays standards.

Was a sad day but then Maulana was becoming ridiculously expensive. What the heck, the shopd not there anymore.
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Im afraid its Maulana who has shut shop. I was there that day. Went on a usual tour of Chor Bazar and was shocked to see almost the entire shop empty.
Was a sad day but then Maulana was becoming ridiculously expensive. What the heck, the shopd not there anymore.
Really sad news Gogi bhai.I used to call him on phone and get a peep into his inventory and then buy the needed parts when I went to Mumbai.
Yes he was becoming expensive indeed!
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I travel daily to work passing through CST road & am completely in awe of that place.
I planned to visit alone but after reading the thread, I have decided not to go without someone knowledgable
Dear Tbhpians (especially behram & gogi, give me a shout on phone/PM whenever you are visiting, I'll come down (preferably weekends), i live closeby in kohinoor city
I might be of help carrying your stuff back as nobody get their cars there
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Guys !!

Chor bazaar, today was like a Fantasy-Land !! I saw, (among other cars) at least Five Mercs, a chop-top Herald, a Nissan Cedric, and an MEO registered President.

Here are some pics to mourn for..

1) WHY do such cars, (especially the 380 SEL and the Herald) land up in Chor bazaar ?
2) BTW, is the Herald worth saving ??
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Thanks Ravi for the update.The cars lined up there seem to be counting their last days. It needs just a few or even one hour in some cases to rip apart the car. Helpless we are!
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@ravi uncle

the blue 380SL was seen on the forum itself in I suppose rust in peaces thread this car was lying somewer on a ground in town.

Sad to see it in chor bazar nice car to restore.
Hope it gets saved.
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@ Ravi,
These MB 380SEL & Nissan Cedric (or Toyota Crown ??), both are Dadar cars. They have been spotted my TBHPian Rosso Corsa (Rushikesh Mhatre), somewhere near Catering College; lying neglected on disputed land. They have Maker Chambers stickers placed on them. Interiors are in quiet a good shape. Wonder what happened to that LHD Buick Skylark which was there with these cars.
Here is the link to original post:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post2302402 (Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars)

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Someone should save t 380SEL and the 300SD. Considering he price of gas in India the 300SD would make a great daily driver too and it looks teh most intact of all the cars there

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2) BTW, is the Herald worth saving ??
How does a NO sound, ravi bhai? Especially coming from yours truly?

Its actually a rare, early Herald, going by the "Godrej refrigerator handle" (as described by some power-that-be @ VCCCI I was told!) on the bonnet.

But its totally gone bodily, the rear part of the chassis seems to be falling apart! And its got lots of mix n match parts from later model Heralds, notably the bootlid.

And despite how hard they are trying to convince us, it cant be an original convertible, looking at the 'cavity' made for the soft-top on the rear body.

The side-glasses are made in the correct way though.

It could make a parts donor though, atleast the bonnet and some of the trim.

Incidentally, my Herald was originally in this colour combo, although the side-stripe was actually maroon.

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