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Old 22nd October 2015, 00:10   #616
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Hallo everybody,
Received this image on whatsapp. I am not a vintage car user/collector nor do I have much knowledge about them. Can anybody identify this?

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[quote=Anwesh;3831157]Hallo everybody,
Received this image on whatsapp. I am not a vintage car user/collector nor do I have much knowledge about them. Can anybody identify this?

This could be a late 20s GRAHAM PAIGE.
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A friend recently shared this interesting picture - unfortunately no details available. Registration in Pune of the 1970s, the car seems to be based on an Ambassador but cannot say for sure, with a streamlined front end. Does it look familiar to anyone? Headlights seem to be lifted from a truck/bus.

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These pics were recently shared on facebook, unfortunately with no details. Seems to be a one-off, home made project, but probably in period. Anybody come across this before?

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These pics were recently shared on facebook, unfortunately with no details. Seems to be a one-off, home made project, but probably in period. Anybody come across this before?

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I just spoke to the photographer of this car, its is a home built example, has a Lambretta engine, 3 wheels an austin Steering and has been registered since 1962. This is in Nagpur.
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These pics were recently shared on facebook, unfortunately with no details. Seems to be a one-off, home made project, but probably in period. Anybody come across this before?

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A pleasant surprise to see MHN 7575. My Dad owned a sea green Lambretta Li 150, MHN 7272 that used to be repaired at Vinod Scooters at times. MHN 7575 was done at Nagpur by the Late Mr Vinod Jaiswal who owned M/s Vinod Scooters at Mount Road, Nagpur. This three wheeler had a Lambretta Li150 engine. The scooter was a 1967 model that was changed over with this body way back in 1967, itself. The headlights and wheels are of the Lambretta. The steering is of an Austin 7 and the switchgear for the horn and headlight regulator - 1 0 2 - of the Lambretta is in tact on its dash. It has an ignition key on its dash, that Lambrettas were fitted with as an accessory. The three wheels are of the Lambretta. The front grille could be borrowed from a Herald. This was a daily driver for Mr Vinod from his Ramdaspeth, Nagpur, residence to his scooter repair shop. He specialised only in Lambretta repairs. No other scooter would be entertained at his workshop.

He was quite tall. Hence, the windscreen has been designed in keeping with his tall posture.

Later on, Mr Vinod also bought an Oxford blue (factory paint) 1960, Ambassador MHP 172 (Mark I), from my friend's Dad, who was its first owner. MHN 7575 did its duties till the early 1990's. Mr Vinod switched over to the Ambassador for commuting,thereafter, but continued to own MHN 7575.

Mr Vinod passed away nearly a decade ago. I am not sure where these are now. The Ambassador has been sold out though.

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A pleasant surprise to see MHN 7575. My Dad owned a sea green Lambretta Li 150, MHN 7272 that used to be repaired at Vinod Scooters at times. MHN 7575 was done at Nagpur by the Late Mr Vinod Jaiswal who owned M/s Vinod Scooters at Mount Road, Nagpur. This three wheeler had a Lambretta Li150 engine.
This is some interesting info Dr A.C. Could you please throw some light on how the paper work was tackled (if at all it was done). And how did he start the engine, was any self start mechanism improvised by him or it was the standard kick-start method?
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This is some interesting info Dr A.C. Could you please throw some light on how the paper work was tackled (if at all it was done). And how did he start the engine, was any self start mechanism improvised by him or it was the standard kick-start method?
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Ilango, as far as I can remember, he had a modified kick starter. I do not exactly remember how it was configured, but as a child I used to look curiously at the three wheeler, whenever I went to this scooter repair outlet with my Dad.

The magneto did its duties to light up the three wheeler. He had not fitted a battery or a self starter as this concept was too embryonic in our country for two wheelers then. The Fantabulus had though appeared in 1962/63 with a self-starter.
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