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Old 21st March 2011, 01:36   #391
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Its a 59-60 Standard Companion.
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Its a 59-60 Standard Companion.
Actually it would be '61-62 (or even early '63) as that was when we had the Companions in India. Mine's a '62.
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That's cool suren! You sure were blessed in your younger days!

Do you recall if it had the original engine? It seems to have a strange high stance at the front, in the pics.
Yes Shyam I definitely know that it had the original engine. They used to use the car very sparingly and it was treated with utmost care. It should be still lying around for sure in their studio in Alleppey.
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Vintage Mumbai and Vintage Roads.



Lot of cars with a huge serving of the ubiquitous Mumbai taxis. And the song.. well..
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Stanher, here is the youtube link of the movie. The print is pretty bad, I took the screenshots from a VCD copy. Even that was terribly bad :(
Watch from 7:50 for the car.
I incidentally happened to watch the climax of this movie (in another youtube link) where the quality is better. But happened to watch the Companion meeting a sad end- the car (alongwith a few others) happens to be part of a procession crossing a bridge. And the bridge suddenly collapses, bringing down everything and everyone on it into the river! 'last saw the car sinking into the water!

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Vintage Mumbai and Vintage Roads.

Lot of cars with a huge serving of the ubiquitous Mumbai taxis. And the song.. well..
I remember the first time I saw this song when I saw this movie on TV many years ago.....apart from the old Fiat 1100 taxis, there are 2 Heralds seen briefly as well, if you've got a keen eye!

Also isnt that pre-war like bluish-grey car an Austin 8?

Also note the early (1960-61) series 2 Lambretta with the side-panel badges.

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This one from the 1949 R.K. film Barsaat- the song "hawa mein udta jaayen mera laal dupatta malmal ka" set to tune by Shankar Jaikishan (their first ever film). The Pontiac convertible might have been brand new. Seen on it are Raj Kapoor and his brother in law Premnath while Lata lip sync's for Nimmi.
Lata-Mangeshkar-Hawa-Mein-Udta-Jaye-from-namp-quot-Barsaatnamp-quot-(1949)[www savevid com] Video, Video clips, Featured videos: Rediff Videos
Incidentally this Pontiac used to be parked in the R.K. studios for decades. I do not know whether its still there.
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This one from the 1949 R.K. film Barsaat- the song "hawa mein udta jaayen mera laal dupatta malmal ka" set to tune by Shankar Jaikishan (their first ever film). The Pontiac convertible might have been brand new. Seen on it are Raj Kapoor and his brother in law Premnath while Lata lip sync's for Nimmi.
Lata-Mangeshkar-Hawa-Mein-Udta-Jaye-from-namp-quot-Barsaatnamp-quot-(1949)[www savevid com] Video, Video clips, Featured videos: Rediff Videos
Incidentally this Pontiac used to be parked in the R.K. studios for decades. I do not know whether its still there.
The car which used to be parked outside RK studios for decades was a late 1950's Buick, probably 1958.

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The Pontiac convertible might have been brand new.
Incidentally this Pontiac used to be parked in the R.K. studios for decades. I do not know whether its still there.
Sorry! This is not a Pontiac featured here.Its a 1948 Oldsmobile Futuramic Cab.A fine example is seen in this picture:
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Thanks harit for the information. I was relying on the information provided by Siddarth Kak's documentary on Raj Kapoor.
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Vintage Mumbai and Vintage Roads.



Lot of cars with a huge serving of the ubiquitous Mumbai taxis. And the song.. well..
Thanks Spitfire - lovely song, lovely visuals !
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I remember the first time I saw this song when I saw this movie on TV many years ago.....apart from the old Fiat 1100 taxis, there are 2 Heralds seen briefly as well, if you've got a keen eye!

Also isnt that pre-war like bluish-grey car an Austin 8?

Also note the early (1960-61) series 2 Lambretta with the side-panel badges.
Sharp sight Shyam !
There's also a lovely 2-tone Amby Mk II, a Plymouth Savoy, a Hindusthan 14 Taxi, an old gen Leyland Double Decker bus, a Jeep forward control truck, .. AND - the dapper eternal classic - Amitabh Bachchan
Notice the car in the last frame - a 'biscuit' coulor Super Select, very similar to the Presidential Super Select !
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a Plymouth Savoy, a Hindusthan 14 Taxi,
Notice the car in the last frame - a 'biscuit' coulor Super Select, very similar to the Presidential Super Select !
Yup, and if you noticed, the Savoy was missing the left headlight!

I do remember seeing the H14- unusual for such cars to still be around as taxis in B'bay at the time (late 70s), dont you think? By then, it was fiats all around there.
I did notice the Super-Select/Select too, but is that really the same colour as President's SS?
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Yup, and if you noticed, the Savoy was missing the left headlight!
I did notice the Super-Select/Select too, but is that really the same colour as President's SS?
You're incredible man ! It is !!

Well, the SS looks pretty biscuit.. unless it's old age related eyesight problems catching up with me..
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This one from Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971) featuring Babita and Randhir Kapoor just before they got married in real life.Music is by Shankar Jaikishan.

This one from Aar Paar (1954), a Guru Dutt film. Guru Dutt is at the wheel of the Chevy Fleetmaster taxi. The heroine is charming Shyama.Geeta Dutt wife of Guru Dutt sings. O.P. Nayyar is the music director. It also gives a view of the then Bombay streets.

In both the songs there are filmi couples present either acting or crooning!

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Here are 2 songs from what appears to be an 'art' movie from the late 70s, 'Gaman'.
A treat particularly to Fiat lovers!

Basically about the life of a young taxi driver, shows the actor Faruq Sheikh driving what looks like a Delight or President taxi throughout. And various other Fiat taxis from Super-selects to Presidents besides various old fiats and a few other old vehicles as well.



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Here is a lovely song by the late singer Suraiya from the film Moti Mahal (1952). The lyrics is by Prem Dhawan (death anniversary today 07/05/2011) and music by Hansraj Behl.



Though no car or movie video is seen (singer Suraiya's still picture is seen)I felt it was apt to post this link here so that we vintage and classic car owners get the feel of the 1952 scenario.

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For our FIATful friends: 'happened to come across this late 60s/early 70s Fiat Delight, in a 70s Kannada movie "Hombisilu" on youtube. I've seen only half of this movie (mainly curious to check out this car as well as any other vehicles that might appear in it! ) but it looks like this car's used throughout the movie, driven by the lead actor who acts as a doctor.

Any of our Bangy boys know this car?

It seems quite loaded with period accessories, namely the stainless steel sunvisor, the horn ring and the large leather cushioned horn button (usually came in red I believe, this one does look so), 2-3 different sounding horns and the extra wide RVM mounted over the original one!!

'seems to be fitted with Amby hubcaps in the first scene but in later parts of the movie, the original aluminium caps can be seen!

Incidentally, I remember Prabal mentioning that Delights came in a gaudy saffronish colour aorund 1971. I reckon this was the same colour so may be original. Note the white door rubber beadings, first time I'm noticing in a delight.

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