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Old 11th August 2013, 14:27   #1456
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Chanced upon this 170V saloon here

http://www.gspatel.com/keyword/mumbai/

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looks nice and I can understand the lack of hubcaps. they are very rare and even ratty dinged examples can be expensive. I have been chasing a set of shock absorbers for a 170V for some months now and it's proving impossible to find any ,anywhere in the world.
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Chanced upon this 170V saloon here

http://www.gspatel.com/keyword/mumbai/
It's the car belonging to Mr Gautam Ashar
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looks nice and I can understand the lack of hubcaps. they are very rare and even ratty dinged examples can be expensive. I have been chasing a set of shock absorbers for a 170V for some months now and it's proving impossible to find any ,anywhere in the world.
Yes they are! Also came on early pontons upto 1957. Even my 1956 180D has similar hubcaps. Luckily they came with the car and then ran into some in mumbai's illustrious chor bazaar. Can you post images and part numbers of the shockups will see if i have something lying around. Cheers
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We were ghaving problems with the early wheels and had to buy a set of 170Va wheels which had a different style of cap holder. We fitted the later wheels with the pre war ring type hub cap mount.These two pictures depict the type of 170 i am working on. Although a lot of the parts look similar, they are very diffeent to the post WW2 cars. Note the hub cap style. Luckily we have a panel guy who can repair these .
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About how many 170v cars still exist in India?
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About how many 170v cars still exist in India?
I know of minimum of 50 on the low side

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collectible merc coupe on display in hyderabad
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Ponton 219 from Kerala.photo taken Few years ago
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Ponton 219 from Kerala.photo taken Few years ago
Very very rare, is this a kerala registered car?
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Very very rare, is this a kerala registered car?
Yes, it is a kerala registered car ,but came to Kerala only in mid sixties
the car was available for Rs.90000/- in 2004 with the original petrol engine separate.It has been ''restored'' by a novice henceforth and is still in diesel engine.
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Very very rare, is this a kerala registered car?
What is so rare about this Ponton mole?
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What is so rare about this Ponton mole?
219 is a globally rare version of a six cylinder ponton, more coveted than a 220S many a times by collectors. It was however a lower spec 220S with bakelite trims instead of wood unlike a 220S. In India there may be 3
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Photos of the same 219 post ''restoration"'.The car actually required no restoration other than replacing the diesel matador with the original petrol engine which was not done
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Sometime back I saw this beautifully finished W 115 in a workshop. The luster of the paint is excellent. Mirror finish. Many new original spares were fitted. Pictures taken at odd angles as I did not meet the owner to ask to put up. Its a Mumbai car.

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