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Old 3rd September 2014, 23:09   #811
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The two pictures are from the Hindi film Awaaz showing the car being dented (so many of them were then) and the next picture is of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar with his Morris.The latter was posted by me a few days ago in B&W.

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Some cars seen in the 1962 film 'Gangu' starring Sheikh Mukhtar. The video quality is poor, but I can barely see a UPL registration on most cars.

A 1940/41 Buick tourer -

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It soon transforms into a bathtub Packard convertible

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Which soon transforms into a 1937/38 Buick Tourer

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This 1954 Plymouth convertible and a MG TC make many appearances, including a lovely race sequence down the ghats (probably the old Bombay Pune road looking at the rail over bridge)

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A 1920s van, maybe Model A Ford based

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These cars make appearances in the 1963 classic 'Phir wohi dil laya hoon'

A 1956 Dodge Kingsway wagon (Suburban?)
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A Willys stationwagon
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Especially for Stanher - an early Herald (in sebring white and conifer green?) The car may have been a maximum of 2 years old at the time.
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Happened to watch this 1973 movie GEHRI CHAAL, which features a late 60s Fiat 1100D (actually two of them if you look closely! ) with some cool accessories- the wheel trims (never seen them before- popular in Bombay?) a radio fitted in the glove compartment and the speaker fitted in the middle of the dash. And (another) with a nice, padded horn ring!
And some other familiar cars as well- any idea what that white station wagon is in one of the parking lot pics?

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And some other familiar cars as well- any idea what that white station wagon is in one of the parking lot pics?
The car in the 12th pic, Shyam, that one can see the back of, beside Jeetendra? It's a Ford Cortina Estate, first generation. Early 60s.
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The car in the 12th pic, Shyam, that one can see the back of, beside Jeetendra?
Yes Prabal, assuming twas this one you referrred to:

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Found on a facebook group. Possibly late 70s/early 80s Not from Bollywood but down South though. Maybe a Tamil movie still.
Car seems to be a Fiat 124 special, which 'inspired' our 118NE.
Can't identify the actors though they look familiar.

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Wow, Fiat 124 is one of my favorite cars.

The actor is Thyagarajan (famous for villanous roles and stunt master for some movies, his son Prashanth acted in the movie Jeans) and actress is Saritha (maro charithra fame)
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You mentioned the radio in the glove compartment.
AFAIR the car radios were not easily available and were expensive. It was the norm to fit the radio that way than the exception.
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From the movie Shaan. The black car seen is a typically Japanese and of the 1970's. It could be a Toyota or Datsun that were quite sought after imports in India then.
I am afraid that's not a Jap car. But a first generation European Ford Escort. Superb rally pedigree, this model had established for Ford. Dunno whether that helped in the action-packed Bollywood challenges too; I remember Shotgun Sinha behaving rather silly though
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Here’s a bit of nostalgia for all you car fans out there. Indian cinema has quite a variety of cars that have been featured in many Bollywood movies. Some cars are integral parts of song sequences. Some cars are integral to the movie itself. And some cars are, well, just featured for the sake of being great eye candy for movie goers.

Chalti ka Naam Gaadi (1958)

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Car: Ford Model A
This legendary Kishore Kumar movie has the mention of a car in its title itself. And the iconic car used in the movie is a (1928) Ford Model A. The Ford Model A was powered by a 3.3-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with a three-speed manual transmission, with a maximum power of 40 bhp.

Kashmir ki Kali (1964)

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Car: 1948 Studebaker Commander Convertible
This movie starring Sharmila Tagore and Shammi Kapoor also had this gleaming ivory 1948 Studebaker Commander Convertible as an integral part of the movie. The car was immortalized in the song “Kahin na kahin” in the movie. The Studebaker Commander (1948 model) was a five-seater, two-door convertible with a rag top, and powered by a 3700 cc, six-cylinder in-line petrol engine that put out 94 bhp of power.

Waqt (1965)

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Car: Buick

Aradhana (1969)

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Car: 1964 Willys CJ3B left-hand drive
The iconic song, “mera sapno ki rani”, featuring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in the movie Aradhana. The Willys “Jeep” CJ3B was a left-hand drive variant, featuring a three-speed gearbox and four-wheel drive with high and low ratios. It was powered by a 2.2 litre, four-cylinder “Hurricane” petrol engine that put out 75 bhp of power.

Jewel Thief (1967)

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Car: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Chevrolet had a very early presence in India and its cars were used in many Bollywood movies. The Impala for instance was a favorite among baddies. In the 1967 film, Jewel Thief, starring Dev Anand and Tanuja, the song “Ye dil na hota bechara” shows another classic Chevrolet, the 1955 Bel Air convertible model. The car was powered by a 4.3-litre, 8-cylinder (V8) engine that put out 162 bhp of power – a really powerful car for the time.

Haathi Mere Saathi (1971)

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Car: 1958 Chevrolet Impala
The song “chal chal mera haathi” from this movie shows, Rajesh Khanna, using his tame elephants to give Tanuja a helping hand when her 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible breaks down. The Chevrolet Impala was powered by 3.9 litre, six-cylinder engine with a three-speed manual transmission. Impala’s were a hot favorite among imported cars in India and continued to be imported well into the 1970’s (remember the rocket-fin shaped rear?)

Shaan (1980)

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Car: Porsche 911 Targa

While these classic movies featured some real classic cars, modern Bollywood movies too continue to have cars play an integral part in some of their songs and as key features of a movie’s script.

Have a good read.

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Car: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Chevrolet had a very early presence in India and its cars were used in many Bollywood movies. The Impala for instance was a favorite among baddies. In the 1967 film, Jewel Thief, starring Dev Anand and Tanuja, the song “Ye dil na hota bechara” shows another classic Chevrolet, the 1955 Bel Air convertible model. The car was powered by a 4.3-litre, 8-cylinder (V8) engine that put out 162 bhp of power – a really powerful car for the time.
The same car (unless twas only the number that was the same! ) seems to have been featured in this song from the movie 'Johar in Bombay:'



And IIRC it is now owned by a collector who is also a member of this forum.
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The greats of yesteryears, actors Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar and lastly singer Mukesh

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From a song in the 1961 Tamil movie 'Nitchaya Thamboolam' starring Sivaji Ganesan.

Dont know what model is this Rolls Royce. Guess it is of 1940s vintage.
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From a song in the 1961 Tamil movie 'Nitchaya Thamboolam' starring Sivaji Ganesan.

Dont know what model is this Rolls Royce. Guess it is of 1940s vintage.
Great find. It's more likely to date to the late 20s or early 30s.

It inspired to me check more movies of the era (for cars!), and I found this 1962 movie Deivathin Deivam



Besides others, a 47/48 Buick is seen in a song sequence. If you look closely, its a 4 door chop top job, registered MSP 6216. At first I thought it could be a similar car that is there in Madras, but after the song sequence the car is destroyed in a crash scene.

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