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Old 13th July 2009, 17:20   #151
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for a moment there I mistook it for an Aston Martin.. and then Chrysler (logo in 1925)..
I basically thought the steel thingie above the numberplate is the badge, but looking closely figured thats just the name plate "shade"
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That is a Fiat 500C, second generation of the original Topolino, the Italian's take on the people's car.

A thread for unidentified cars exists here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...-india-10.html (Unidentified Vintage and Classic cars in India)
Karl I think this is Mr Merchants car he was getting it repainted.
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I had come across this picture of a car supposedly on display in Jaipur. Can someone positively ID it?

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Thats an interesting picture of role reversal. Car in cage with Peacock come to watch.
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Fellow BHPian Shrivz spotted this bright orange coupe in Pune last week. Any idea what it is?
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That is one of the "Pony" cars of the seventies for sure. Not sure exactly which though. Leaning towards Dodge charger though. Could be a Plymouth Cuda / baracuda or a Camaro too or even a Pontiac

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How about a Holden? I am sure she is a Holden. And she has appeared after a long time. There used to be a similar car on Altamount road, albeit Orange in colour. Perhaps she is the same car. If someone can check with the owner, a past owner was a film star. V16, do you remember?
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How about a Holden? I am sure she is a Holden. And she has appeared after a long time.
Quite possible to be a Holden. A somewhat similar navy blue 4 door sedan is often spotted on JM road in Pune, MHU 6380 regd. I think.
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Like Wasif, my first thought was "Its a Challenger/Charger". But abolished the thought after seeing the non-descript taillight section.

Second thought was "Pillarless Coupe with big rear quarter glass? Is it a Chevrolet Chevelle SS? ". Could be, or could be a Holden. In any case, wasnt the Holden Monaro a rebadged Chevelle SS?
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could it be a chevy nova coupe?
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A first gen. Holden Monaro does seem to add up (or something else badge engineered thereof)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...GTS_Monaro.jpg

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could it be a chevy nova coupe?
Unlikely Amol. Note that the 2 distinguishing features of the car in the pic are that its a fastback design, and a pillarless coupe. The Nova never had a fastback and a pillarless design in the same model year.

To my knowledge, the only American muscle cars which had this design were some models of the Challenger, Charger and Chevy SS. Since the Challenger and Charger both had elaborate tail light designs, hence I settled for Chevy SS.
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Harit & karl are absolutley right the first thought that came to mind was australian and karl's pic confirms the same. There is something about their design philosophy that sets aussy car apart from the americans can't put my finger but any angle and there is something that gives the aussy cars away. Something to do with dimensions/proportions (ratio of fender area to grennhouse to trim & lighting)/asthetics choices I suppose.

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How about a Holden? I am sure she is a Holden. And she has appeared after a long time. There used to be a similar car on Altamount road, albeit Orange in colour. Perhaps she is the same car. If someone can check with the owner, a past owner was a film star. V16, do you remember?
Harit, its a Holden Monaro but is it the same one belonging to the actor Premnath at one time im not too sure.

That car is seen in many of his movies. Recently the car was lying at a Lamington Road garage for sale. The owners are/were a dubious duo from the Eastern suburbs. The amount of rust it had was not funny. I dont believe its sold.

The funny thing is that this car does not look as bad, in fact it looks quite in good nick.

Its impossible that the car could have been restored at such a short while as even the pillars, dash, etc were corroded. I remember the rear bumper eaten away with rust and the car not having any beadings etc. The rear windscreen surrounds were also almost not there. If somehow by some magic, the duo have managed to conjure up a car looking like that, the present owner will get a shock of his life once the car begins to self destruct

But that was an orange car, this looks like a metallic shade, so not that car. Also i think that the Premnath car had a three digit registration number, though it was also i think an MRH. IMHO, not the same car but similar, yes.


Reference of that car in another thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...tml#post849512


and yet another

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...ml#post1124714 (Movie Cars)

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A first gen. Holden Monaro does seem to add up (or something else badge engineered thereof)

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