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Old 12th July 2008, 23:02   #136
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Then, there was the undertakers called "Snaize Brothers" (I think the oldest funeral directors in B"lore). I had seen two really old hearses in their garage. When my great-grandmother expired in 1992, one of those hearses (it looked like a Ford bus from the 30's) was used for her final journey. Shortly after that, they retired these vehicles, last time I saw them was in 1994.

Snaize Brothers was closed...will see if I can enquire next week about those hearses.
Well Sidman Im told one of those hearses is a Dodge Brothers, and is converted to a bus in a Pune collection.
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Old 12th July 2008, 23:11   #137
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Well Sidman Im told one of those hearses is a Dodge Brothers, and is converted to a bus in a Pune collection.
This is the same hearse, I'm pretty sure! Wow...anymore info about it?
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This is the same hearse, I'm pretty sure! Wow...anymore info about it?
Well, I was told about this only recently by a friend. I always assumed it was an original bus, but now on closer inspection it does look like it has been altered more recently. The style of woodwork and seating especially.

If it were mine I would have kept it a hearse, no matter how morbid it would look!
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If it were mine I would have kept it a hearse, no matter how morbid it would look!
I would have done the same! Except, every Oct. 31st (Halloween), I'd take the hearse out for a round of "Trick or Treat"
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But a good find, found 6 classics lying at Manipal Motors-Deawoo Division Vasanthnagar,
I found the place today, being a Sunday, it was closed. It's called General Motors. Gate was locked, two guys were inside. When asked what did I want, I told them I have a Matiz that required some bodywork, hoping they'll let me in to show me a sample of their work. Then I smelt the booze on the guy's breath, and noticed the red eyes. I decided not to take chances since he was drunk, so I told him I'll come back some other time. I will arrange a trip with Pavan shortly. I really tried getting a good view of the compound. I only saw 1 white hardroof Land Rover in excellent condition, with DDI regn.
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I found the place today, being a Sunday, it was closed. It's called General Motors. Gate was locked, two guys were inside. When asked what did I want, I told them I have a Matiz that required some bodywork, hoping they'll let me in to show me a sample of their work. Then I smelt the booze on the guy's breath, and noticed the red eyes. I decided not to take chances since he was drunk, so I told him I'll come back some other time. I will arrange a trip with Pavan shortly. I really tried getting a good view of the compound. I only saw 1 white hardroof Land Rover in excellent condition, with DDI regn.
Sid, You would have met Arun, That guy is always on dope on holidays.

Will join you next time you going there.
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Here's a link to an article in 'Times of India' of today (Aug 7),Chennai edition in the suppliment about my '46 Citroen Traction Avant 11BL . Please see page 42.

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Wow, Dussey
Very nice article and nice car too....
In feb, I saw one Ciroen for sale in Goa, poor condition and asking very high price.

I really like to come over to Chennai and visit you and see your collections.

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Superb, Dussey ! Have heard and read so much about you, would love to meet you in person someday. By the way I know two other guys who own Tractions in Mumbai. One is Cyrus Gandhy, and the other one Mr. Chowdhari.
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Superb, Dussey ! Have heard and read so much about you, would love to meet you in person someday. By the way I know two other guys who own Tractions in Mumbai. One is Cyrus Gandhy, and the other one Mr. Chowdhari.
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Wow, Dussey
Very nice article and nice car too....
In feb, I saw one Ciroen for sale in Goa, poor condition and asking very high price.

I really like to come over to Chennai and visit you and see your collections.

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Thanks Guys, You are most welcome ! Yes, I know Cyrus Gandhi (Of Midtown). Perhaps, the next article would be of my 1938 Merc 170V sedan
which is almost ready after a long process of restoration.

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It is amazing what you come across when you're lost and without your camera! Was looking for a DuPont paint dealer I'd been told about, in the bylanes off Tannery Road. There are at least 15 garages in a 1 km. radius here (area is called HBR Layout). Almost each garage had some treasure inside. Of course, no photos, I'll try and get some next week. One garage had a black Standard 8/10/ Pennant(?) which seemed to be nearly restored. Another one had a 1960's S Class Mercedes, very much like the one in JayD's avatar. Two other garages had a Maruti Gypsy each. Then I came across this large auto accessory shop. Outside was a yellow Morris Minor, seemed to be hot-rodded or modified. It had a rear spoiler too! Was a BMY regn. Next to it was a Beetle, painted just like the car Herbie (remember the series of Herbies goes.... movies?). This one was a TN regn.
Nearby was a car I could not recognize, it was all stripped and ready for paint. Looked like a chop-job.
Any B'lore TBHPians familiar with this area, please try and click some! I will carry my camera next time I go there.
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A chevy-6 in Khandala, apparently for sale wants a whopping 7 l
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Seven Lakhs ! And the guy doesn't even care to protect the car from the elements. It's probably been there for an eternity and will continue to be there for another.
If only such guys sobered up a bit on their prices, the world would be a better place. Sigh !
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Saw more junked Jawas and Roadkings, but wasn't allowed to take photos...
Hi Sidman:
Im Patrick from Bangalore, where did u find these jawas and RKs?
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Seven Lakhs ! And the guy doesn't even care to protect the car from the elements. It's probably been there for an eternity and will continue to be there for another.
If only such guys sobered up a bit on their prices, the world would be a better place. Sigh !
Apparently the car has a poona registration, it was found lying in some field. The owner informs me that he owns another ford also lying in some field outside poona. However that car doesnt have an engine.
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