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Old 3rd November 2010, 10:10   #211
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Spotted this Land rover in a very bad condition at Parippilly near trivandrum kollam border. Since the Landy is all aluminium body It will not rot away. There were a LHD petrol willys which already rotted away.

The first jeep was spotted at wayanad - mananthavady to be exact
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Spotted this Land rover in a very bad condition at Parippilly near trivandrum kollam border. Since the Landy is all aluminium body It will not rot away. There were a LHD petrol willys which already rotted away.

The first jeep was spotted at wayanad - mananthavady to be exact
Foby, I know that Landy and its being lying there for many years. The owner has one more similiar land rover. He does not want to restore it, neither wants to sell it. And the result is death of another classic 4x4.
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Foby, I know that Landy and its being lying there for many years. The owner has one more similiar land rover. He does not want to restore it, neither wants to sell it. And the result is death of another classic 4x4.
There is also a Jeep kaizer and a rotted LHD willys
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Spotted this Land rover in a very bad condition at Parippilly near trivandrum kollam border. Since the Landy is all aluminium body It will not rot away. There were a LHD petrol willys which already rotted away.

The first jeep was spotted at wayanad - mananthavady to be exact
the kaiser belongs to a friend of ''the jeeper "' from Chalakudy.
The Landrovers originally belonged to the health department. came under the ownership of an educational institute owner in Kollam.The second one is still in running condition.He is not selling it because he is utilising it.
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Is that a millicento , ajay ?
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Is that a millicento , ajay ?
yes, indeed it is a millicento.but no papers and also the owner wants a ludicrous price.stay away!!
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I am not sure about the make of this car , my knowledge in Classics is so limited.
Is it a BMW? From the look of the grill, I think it is!
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Is it a BMW? From the look of the grill, I think it is!
Its not a BMW but a British Ford Anglia from the early fifties.

Grille gives the BMW impression as it looks very similar
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Spotted a fin tail at Trivandrum and it belongs to a upcoming news paper people , It had an engine swap with a Matador engine. Many of the parts lacks orginality.

Photo courtesy goes to our fellow bhpian Pramod kumar !
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Thank you pramod for sharing the snaps
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Spotted a fin tail at Trivandrum and it belongs to a upcoming news paper people , It had an engine swap with a Matador engine. Many of the parts lacks orginality.

Photo courtesy goes to our fellow bhpian Pramod kumar !
This is former DELHI embassy car, which is 220S Fintail,now fitted with a/c,diesel engine,etc.Dash is not original(not sure). daily runner,driven by the recently appointed MD of the group.
last but not the least,the owners will be annoyed if you call them ""upcoming newspaper people"".Their newspaper is more than 60 years old and was the most popular newspaper in southern kerala till éightees when other malayalam dailies started Trivandrum editions.
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hi ajay its just an 220 not an s watch the rear bumper it should have double bumper at the rear if its an 220s having spent money the guy should have gone for the OE tail lights instead of contessas sad to see people moving around in mercedes
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hi ajay its just an 220 not an s watch the rear bumper it should have double bumper at the rear if its an 220s having spent money the guy should have gone for the OE tail lights instead of contessas sad to see people moving around in mercedes
the owner only told me it was a 220S,since my knowledge of mercedes marque is limited I am not sure about it but note that the front bumper is double ,did the 220 come with double bumper at the front and single bumper at the rear???
also the owner is using it as a regular car,not preserving it as a museum/classic car
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hi ajay the 220 comes with front double bumper the passion of old cars depends from person to person must be the guy likes it to be in taste of his own i didn't mention it to be an museum condition
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Spotted the indegiounesly made single cylinder diesel engined Jeep (what they call it) near VSSC Trivandrum
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