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Old 12th January 2012, 18:40   #436
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The Merc Ponton , My all time favorite . rare breed :-)
Ponton mercs are not that ''rare'' .There are 3 pontons in Trivandrum itself.
here is a photo of a BUICK Super eight that was supposed to be initially Kerala Government department vehicle.the registration plate in the photo is pre56 ,hence TCT-8138.Must have had a KLT registration subsequently.This car was supposed to be in Trivandrum till the late seventies.
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The other vehicles in the same garage
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Is that a silver shadow 1 or 2 nice set up
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1970 silver shadow it is
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The other vehicles in the same garage
Hey Foby, can you take some more close-up pictures of the red Citroen and white tourer? Maybe even the Citroen engine. Also, can you say what is written below the CITROEN badge?

Thanks for your effort.

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Hey Foby, can you take some more close-up pictures of the red Citroen and white tourer? Maybe even the Citroen engine. Also, can you say what is written below the CITROEN badge?

Thanks for your effort.

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I will try to get good snaps next time.
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Is that of Morris Garages ?

Interesting number of windsheild wipers it have.

Gurus please share your thoughts about this one. No need to cover the numberplates since that was showcased in a public event
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Is that of Morris Garages ?

Interesting number of windsheild wipers it have.

Gurus please share your thoughts about this one. No need to cover the numberplates since that was showcased in a public event
this is a 1980 MG imported by one Mr.Joseph from Palluruthy,
He was a saudi based NRI now retired and settled in his hometown,
He had an alfa romeo also.
This car as per my info is no longer in Cochin
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this is a 1980 MG imported by one Mr.Joseph from Palluruthy,
He was a saudi based NRI now retired and settled in his hometown,
He had an alfa romeo also.
This car as per my info is no longer in Cochin
I think you are correct The snap dosent seems to be taken at Kerala either.
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I think you are correct The snap dosent seems to be taken at Kerala either.
The info cannot be wrong as this was told to me directly by the owner .
The car has gone somewhere north
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The Kerala registered Ford Mustang . It was at ernakulam and now in Bangalore with the famous Dr. who is a well known vintage collector.
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The Kerala registered Ford Mustang . It was at ernakulam and now in Bangalore with the famous Dr. who is a well known vintage collector.

This car was originally Shell white, with red interiors. It used to belong to Babu Ismail Sait, the producer of the infamous M alayalam movie, Chemeen. It was bought as a direct import just after his movie was released.

The sad part is that the guy died a very sad death, and was a complete pauper by then.


It was sold in he late 90's/early 2000's to a car dealer in cochin.

Post the sale, it lay unused for quite a while at a once famous imported car garage in cochin. That garage, was closed due to some fights between the owners.
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Dodge Polara 1963 @ Trivandrum
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Austin 8 @ Aleppy . It could have been better in black shade
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Austin 8 @ Aleppy . It could have been better in black shade
This has already been posted here in the classics available thread.it is an out of state car ,demanding a huge price

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Dodge Polara 1963 @ Trivandrum
are you sure it is a POLARA ,according to my info it is a CORONET 440.
This is an LHD car owned previously by Mr.Cherian(father of famous cardiorthoracic surgeon Cherian) and bought by the present owner a driver, in 2007 .It now has a diesel engine and the original automatic transmission was also changed. as can be seen ,the car is now in a pathetic condition.
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