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Old 17th February 2008, 00:32   #16
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goa had many cars ,and a significant proportion of these cars have already left GOA
Thats very true,I used to see many when i used to visit Goa in the early 80's. An example was Margao. The road leading from the old bus stand to the new bus stand had many Mercs lined up, the Fin tail ones and the Pontons. But now you dont even get to see one. Have spotted 2 Pontons on the way to Dona Paula. 1 restored & the other Unrestored, both belong to the same person. VW Micro buses, there were so many of them, but now its difficult to spot one....

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... VW Micro buses, there were so many of them, but now its difficult to spot one....
True. This was because till the Portuguese occupied Goa there was a VW dealership in Goa.
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True. This was because till the Portuguese occupied Goa there was a VW dealership in Goa.

the owner of ashvek motors owned a merc dealership in goa, i grandfather had bought merc 180 from him
i am planning o post some of my recent spotting after sometime the others might take a lot of time

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here are some i found in a garage(NOT FROM ASHVEK)

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True. This was because till the Portuguese occupied Goa there was a VW dealership in Goa.
Heard that when they closed down all the spares laying with them was picked up by Antonio Avellar Baretto,is that true ???. Guys from Goa do see if you can locate the cream coloured Karman Ghia near Miramar.

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Nope did not spot it. I live in Miramar. Avellar owns the Skoda dealership out here now as well.
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Heard that when they closed down all the spares laying with them was picked up by Antonio Avellar Baretto,is that true ???. Guys from Goa do see if you can locate the cream coloured Karman Ghia near Miramar.
Well from what I know, Antonio Avellar Baretto (or his ancestors) owned the VW dealership in Goa. He later changed it to Skoda.

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Heard that when they closed down all the spares laying with them was picked up by Antonio Avellar Baretto,is that true ???. Guys from Goa do see if you can locate the cream coloured Karman Ghia near Miramar.
Yup thats right. I think the dealership used to be called Margao motors or thereabouts.

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Nope did not spot it. I live in Miramar. Avellar owns the Skoda dealership out here now as well.
Yup, that is now his main busness, having given up VW restorations.

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Well from what I know, Antonio Avellar Baretto (or his ancestors) owned the VW dealership in Goa. He later changed it to Skoda.
They bought the dealership later.

This is his Ghia.

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This is his Ghia.

I remember seeing this car at his place, the last time i visited goa. It didn't seem to be in very great shape then. The orange car that u can see behind the ghia is premier padmini modded by avelar. I remember seeing a dark green beetle too at his place. If i'm not mistaken, he said it belonged to his grandfather. Even that one had the funny white thinggy on the rear window. Was this a popular period accessory??
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Also, there was a Ford fairlaine, a chevy biscayne and some other cars like morris etc in a garage en route to dona paula. Unfortunately, i saw these in the days before the digital camera! So no pix!!
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I remember seeing this car at his place, the last time i visited goa. It didn't seem to be in very great shape then. The orange car that u can see behind the ghia is premier padmini modded by avelar. I remember seeing a dark green beetle too at his place. If i'm not mistaken, he said it belonged to his grandfather. Even that one had the funny white thinggy on the rear window. Was this a popular period accessory??
This is the weird and whacky Fiat. Moralfibre tells me that GGG is a government vehicle registration.



The green Beetle is typically an amalgum of various models. I date it between 58 and 62.



He also has this modded cabrio. Note the grafted windscreen from another car, perhaps the rear screen from an Amby or soemthing.

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here is a datsun






sorry i dont have a better view
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Hi Guys...
Thats really some great info which I never knew about being a Goan myself. Was never into classic cars.. now feel like getting into and gaining some interest. Would have poured in some info but right now in Kuwait.

Guess not many Goan members around!
Or probably not many are interested in classic cars.

Good to have some Goan guys around! Keep up th spirit guys!
Hope to meet us with some goan Tbhp members someday in Goa!
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great to have you here
me and rohan fonseca are the two GOANS pretty active the other are not very active WYN
which part of goa do you reside in ?
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I remember seeing a dark green Austin/Rover mini estate in Goa. All i remember is that it was in some market area.Any info on that??
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