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Old 9th March 2008, 14:46   #16
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This is my second lot of photos:
  1. The Essex is a 1928 Super Six, Tourer. Said to be a rare piece.I am the third owner. Resored in 2004 to original specs.To start with the car was not in a very bad state, but quite a few items were missing.Has won the Concours/Best Restored car a few times.Original Madras registration.The car has wooden spoke rims.
  2. Fiat 500 A, 1936.Said to be the first peoples car. Was in a very bad state. Restored in 2007.Has won the best restored car in 2007
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Hi,
This is my 3rd lot of photos.
This time only my Austin is covered.
She is an 1930 Austin 12/4 Burnham Saloon. Plenty of them in England but I do not know of another one in India.
Restored with the help of the Vintage Austin Register,England. The body is supported on wooden frames;coach work as they say.Hence more wood work had to be done rather than sheet metal work.Brass lamps, wooden flooring.
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This is the Fiat 1100 Rally car of the seventies. I used to Rally & Race in that era;both in Bombay & Madras. Recently I bought one Fiat and prepared it to Rally Specs for pure nostalgia.Even reproduced the old stickers such as "Firestone" who, gave us the tyres & IARC , the club founded by Nazir Hoosein,of which I was one of the first members.Fitted a Halda Speed Pilot too.
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Hi,
Typical of me. Sent the thread earlier & I am not sure if I attached the photos.
Here are 2 of mine:
  1. MORRIS SERIES I, 1935. Restored in 2008,a month ago. Was the most difficult project undertaken by my team, with many items missing.
  2. FIAT 1936, 500A.Said to be the first peoples car. Was almost a scrap case,with many items missing, a bad engine,no rims etc.Restored in 2007 & won the best restored car .
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Lovely cars, Sir! I particularly recall reading about your Essex restoration. It was described to be even worse than the way you mention though.

Incidentally, was Madras city regn. always starting with MS series? I suppose MD (Madras district?) was for the districts in the state.
Also is your fiat a 1100 delight?
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Yes the Essex was far worse than what I had mentioned in the Post,bcos here at BHP , it was only a brief description.
Mridul's uncle is one of my best friend, but Mridul aint my nephew,though he addresses me as Uncle !!
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The first Madras registration was MC .This was superseeded by MSC.My Essex was originally MC according to the RC
The FIAT in fact is a Premier Padmini.
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Ananth, the cars are all looking AWESOME!! Could u also post some pix of them before restoration, and also while doing the resto?
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Hi,
Thanks much for the nice comments. Shall try to post pre restoration photo as well.
Any one of BHP members visiting chennai & BHPians from Chennai are welcome to view my cars after fixing an appointment
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MORRIS SERIES I, 1935. Restored in 2008,a month ago. Was the most difficult project undertaken by my team, with many items missing.
Its indeed a commendable work! Btw, did you pick this car in AP? (APQ = Kurnool dist. regn.)
And I notice many vintage car owners who buy cars from other states keep the old regn. for a long time. However, I understand there is officially no exception for vintage vehicles also?
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This Car was picked from Calcutta. I have no clue about its antecedent. No papers, no questions !!
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My salutations to you Sir !! Good job ..
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great collection youve got there
and very impressive restoration jobs
great work
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Fantastic is all I have to say. Great job Ananth. Thats what I call passion. Welcome to the forum and we hope we can look forward to some more great pics. We would love to see some before and after pics so that we may see the labour of love undergone. I also love your garage.
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Hi,
This is the Fiat 1100 Rally car of the seventies. I used to Rally & Race in that era;both in Bombay & Madras. Recently I bought one Fiat and prepared it to Rally Specs for pure nostalgia.Even reproduced the old stickers such as "Firestone" who, gave us the tyres & IARC , the club founded by Nazir Hoosein,of which I was one of the first members.Fitted a Halda Speed Pilot too.
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Its nice to hear that you used to rally & race.I like your fiat so much.I never seen a rally spec fiat in real.
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