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Old 8th January 2012, 10:35   #406
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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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I fully agree with you.This car certainly has nothing to do with the royalty.
Nowadays it has become a fad to claim royal connections for any vintage car
Is this the Koratty FORDA which was put up for sale in AUTOINDIA?
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That is a 28 - 29 Model A Ford Phaeton. It is nowhere near mint condition.

This car never came in red / black for starters. The kick panel between the two mudguards also should have been black.

Further its riding on 30 - 31 Model A rims.

Thes Phaetons were / are very common in India and are great "starter" classics.

The more desireable ones are the Deluxe Roadster, The Roadster and even the Coupe Roadster.....very rare are the Town Cars

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I fully agree with you.This car certainly has nothing to do with the royalty.
Nowadays it has become a fad to claim royal connections for any vintage car
Is this the Koratty FORDA which was put up for sale in AUTOINDIA?
No this one is a different one . even I felt something fishy in the royal relation.
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The Ford cortina 1.6 @ Thrissur
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The Ford cortina 1.6 @ Thrissur
These cars were extremly popular in India, many came is through the British Embassy and Consulates via STC. There were two similar looking cars made through the years 1970 to 1979. There was also a German version called Taunus, a few did land up in India too. These were popular cars, both sedan and stationwagon versions, easy to maintain, spares were imported by dealers, but after a while they became boring and rotted away. Survivors are relatively few, but in the rust thread one sedan just cropped up in Mumbai, check:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...-cars-266.html (Rust In Pieces... Pics of Disintegrating Classic & Vintage Cars)

This is the front of the car, see what rust has done. If the rust flakes had been collected we could export iron ore from Mumbai too
The collectable version would have been the 2-door coupe of which one Taunus was in Mumbai regularly driven by a Sikh gentleman.

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Guess the garage . fingers crossed.
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Guess the garage . fingers crossed.
Woah, thats one unusual way of parking cars in a garage! Novel technique of space-saving?

Only question is how convenient is it to get a non-runner up the ramp?
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Foby,

Is it Mansoor's by any chance ?

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Foby,

Is it Mansoor's by any chance ?

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You mean Manzoor from Chalakkudy , a 4X4 entusiasist
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hi this is kajah beedi in chavakkad mr abdul salam
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Guess the garage . fingers crossed.
Thanks for sharing the pic

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hi this is kajah beedi in chavakkad mr abdul salam
Sir, Dont you think, This is THE BEST set-up any auto enthusiast would love to have.
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Guess the garage . fingers crossed.
I am sure this is Kwaja Beedi's collection. Behind the Stude there should be a small road roller, as I have seen some pictures of this collections before, i cannot recollect where.

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if I come can we see the wonderful collection ?

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You mean Manzoor from Chalakkudy , a 4X4 entusiasist
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Which model is this ? gurus please put in your thoughts.
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This is Austin 7 (Ruby) 1936-38, very nice car. Tyres seems to be of motorcycle. We used to have 2 cars in 70's.
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