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Old 29th November 2011, 00:08   #391
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Vauxhall and Minor . Nice

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please help yourself to identify the black one ! Is that the one with a missing SOE ?
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The black one is an early Vauxhall....do you have any more pictures of it from the front....
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Fiat - Ballila @ northern Kerala
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here is an old photo of a 1921 BUICK which served as a TAXI car in erstwhile MALABAR district of MADRAS Presidency.please note the registration plate SML

ajay99,
I have that ML nnnn was the registration for Malabar pre the 1939 reorganiztaion. Looking at the photo closely, I think there is a dot between the S and the M. I want to think that, if it is S, the S has some significance - 'service' maybe or if it is actually a 5, I can't really tell, it shows the number of seats.
Or, was Malabar big enough to have S.ML for South and N.ML for north????
who knows?
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Any clue about the name of these models ?
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The red car is a Jaguar XK 120 Roadster, cant make out what the blue car is. Do you have any side or frontal pictures of the blue car ?

Both of them have non Indian plates, any idea what they were doing out there ?

Looks like some kind of international driving tour ...but only two cars???
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The red car is a Jaguar XK 120 Roadster, cant make out what the blue car is. Do you have any side or frontal pictures of the blue car ?
Both of them have non Indian plates, any idea what they were doing out there ?
Looks like some kind of international driving tour ...but only two cars???
Remember Wasif, these cars, 1938 Chevy Coupe, Jag XK 120 and MG B were discussed in the Nagpur Rally

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post2244654 (Nagpur Vintage Car Rally on 13th February, 2011)

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Oh yeah ....I recollect now....wonder where the MG and the LR went.

BTW that blue car is a 38 Chevy Coupe, don't think it is an actual replica but a heavily modified long distance driver car
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The Willy @ munnar , pretty much restorable. Is that a chop Job or a company built truck ?
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The Willy @ munnar , pretty much restorable. Is that a chop Job or a company built truck ?
Nice ? Does it run on a petrol engine

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The red car is a Jaguar XK 120 Roadster, cant make out what the blue car is. Do you have any side or frontal pictures of the blue car ?

Both of them have non Indian plates, any idea what they were doing out there ?

Looks like some kind of international driving tour ...but only two cars???
Chevy I think . Un sure but was posted at one time on participation in a rally also in india

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a rotting Land Rover / Range Rover
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The Willy @ munnar , pretty much restorable. Is that a chop Job or a company built truck ?
Could have started life as a Willys Pick up but now the rear is definitely not original.
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Sad ! any history as it looks like a fairly modern one with the grill
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Newest addition to Kerala , The antique Ford . The present owner claims that it was used by Maharaja family of Mysore . The price was horrible. But the vehicle was in mint condition. Hand crank was working like mint.

Please confirm the model name.

Gurus please advise that , How do we confirm the model name of these kind of vehicles by seeing it and also with out seeing the original papers.
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Newest addition to Kerala , The antique Ford . The present owner claims that it was used by Maharaja family of Mysore . The price was horrible. But the vehicle was in mint condition. Hand crank was working like mint. Please confirm the model name.
This is a relatively common Model A Ford which were produced from 1927-31. The preferred body style is the Doctor's Coupe or Dicky Seater in terms of valuation. The Deluxe cars which have the stepney on the front mud guards are also better valued.
I have serious doubts on the Mysore connection as this was a common man's car in those days.

See this link http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...-new-post.html and you will understand how the original dash should be. There is lot of unnecessary bling like the carbide lights.

Yes I am sure that the new owner would a paid a big price, but all I can tell you is that who ever sold it must be laughing his way to the bank

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