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Old 29th June 2008, 10:09   #1
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Arrow Classics in Quilon (Kerala)

Quilon is in Kerala, and is famous for its CASHEW industry.
Being a place earning a l lot of Export revenue,it had a lot of IMPORTED cars in the period 1960-1985.Sadly very few are left here.
Among them are a 1956 DODGE KINGSWAY,1946 BUICK SUPER 8(with the TKM group) ,Austin custom 7 seater,etc.
There was a 1960 MG B(KLU-112) owned by the Bidar royal family and then owned by MOHAN SANKAR(son of a former CM of Kerala) which has been in many films of the 80's.Any idea where it is now??
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There is a thread on exotics, classics and imports in Kerala. Please post this question there - you may get better responses.

Yup - Quilon is the place with highest density of imported cars.`
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There were quite a few Beetles about 10 years ago in Quilon.Now all seems to be gone.
There was a KRF yellow one,2 beetles(one yellow and the other white) with Babu(Cashew exporter) and there was another one in Mayyanadu with a Singapore NRI .There is a black FORD FALCON with a petrol pump owner, and also a Hindustan 14 with an engineer
Also a Plymouth Savoy MGR4777 with a Businessman.
By the way teambhpians,please tell me about other classics /esp.Beetles in Trivandrum??
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There were quite a few Beetles about 10 years ago in Quilon.Now all seems to be gone.
There was a KRF yellow one,2 beetles(one yellow and the other white) with Babu(Cashew exporter) and there was another one in Mayyanadu with a Singapore NRI .There is a black FORD FALCON with a petrol pump owner, and also a Hindustan 14 with an engineer
Also a Plymouth Savoy MGR4777 with a Businessman.
By the way teambhpians,please tell me about other classics /esp.Beetles in Trivandrum??
Here is a KRF regd yellow beetle I saw at a rally this year in Bombay. Is it the same?

Regd cars in Trivandrum, check this link.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...rivandrum.html (Classics in Trivandrum)
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Here is a KRF regd yellow beetle I saw at a rally this year in Bombay. Is it the same?

Regd cars in Trivandrum, check this link.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...rivandrum.html (Classics in Trivandrum)
No Karl, this car is a1965 model with oval lights and different bumpers and mettalic colour.I hear that car is still somewhere in KERALA and it is supposed to be not a good car!
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No Karl, this car is a1965 model with oval lights and different bumpers and mettalic colour.I hear that car is still somewhere in KERALA and it is supposed to be not a good car!
Hi classico, are u referring to the reportedly 'jinxed' beetle? The one that was rebuilt at koratty at one point of time? I think this car was painted in 2tone metallic lilac!

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what is so ''Jinxed'' about the yellow Bug ?
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Hi classico, are u referring to the reportedly 'jinxed' beetle? The one that was rebuilt at koratty at one point of time? I think this car was painted in 2tone metallic lilac!
Yes, i think so. I hear it first belonged to someone(JAYAKUMAR) in Njarrakal(COCHIN) and came via Koratty to QUILON. The owner in Quilon was not happy with that car,it seem, so he sold it for Rs.60000/-(!!!!) in 2005,can you believe it??
muneemmk,the story of the car is whoever owns it is has a very bad experience.

by the way is there a good maroon AUSTIN CAMBRIDGE with KLQ regn in trivandrum
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Yes, i think so. I hear it first belonged to someone(JAYAKUMAR) in Njarrakal(COCHIN) and came via Koratty to QUILON. The owner in Quilon was not happy with that car,it seem, so he sold it for Rs.60000/-(!!!!) in 2005,can you believe it??
muneemmk,the story of the car is whoever owns it is has a very bad experience.

by the way is there a good maroon AUSTIN CAMBRIDGE with KLQ regn in trivandrum
Hi Classico,
The beetle you are talking about is presently with a friend of mine in my town.Was restored about two years back by me.Its in regular use now.The car was bought by someone near Trivandrum from the guy in Koratty.My friend bought it from him about two and half years back.The car is supposed to have a eaten up a few of the previous owners but of late no such bad behaviour has been reported.We had changed the engine during the restoration ( replaced it with a 1200 cc itself) and that fixed the curse .Classico please report where abouts of any of the classics in Quilon if you get any info.
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We had changed the engine during the restoration ( replaced it with a 1200 cc itself) and that fixed the curse
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well i think if the car is restored properly it wont curse the owner
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Yes, i think so. I hear it first belonged to someone(JAYAKUMAR) in Njarrakal(COCHIN) and came via Koratty to QUILON. The owner in Quilon was not happy with that car,it seem, so he sold it for Rs.60000/-(!!!!) in 2005,can you believe it??
muneemmk,the story of the car is whoever owns it is has a very bad experience.

by the way is there a good maroon AUSTIN CAMBRIDGE with KLQ regn in trivandrum

Please post some Photo's of Austin Cambridge
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Austin Cambridge
I know this Austin .JayD has the photos of this
It is a single owner piece is now in TRIVANDRUM.
the owner is asking steep price.
By the way girish,have you gone to COORG???

sorry girish,
saw ur thread just now.
as expected Moosa haji is asking stupid prices.
I know the prices which he asked about 3 years ago.
Will write about it after checking the list he sent at that time

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Here you go! The austin cambridge from TVM.
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Here you go! The austin cambridge from TVM.
Looks quite neat. I like the colour combo a lot.
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Looks quite neat. I like the colour combo a lot.
WOW, yes this is the same car I was talking about
JayD,where did u take these photos?
If I am not mistaken it belonged to a someMr...... Nair( a cashew exporter).
what will be the going price for such a car?(Rs.40000/- ) or even lesser?
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