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Old 9th June 2012, 18:54   #511
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This is a Chevrolet Hearsewagon ,
But the owner calls it a SPORTSWAGON for obvious reasons
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This is a Chevrolet Hearsewagon ,
But the owner calls it a SPORTSWAGON for obvious reasons
In the Facebook page it's mentioned that it belongs to deceased actor jos Prakash
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This is called a Chevrolet Brookwood, '61 model. And, although the front (the thin grille below the hood and indicators, the main grille and headlights lights) has been modified, it has been done quite well. It is not a 'Hearsewagon,' although I really can't see the rear portion beyond the C-pillar from the photograph but it doesn't appear to be one, although may have been used as one

It's would be nice if we had more discussion on the automobile (any automobile that's featured) instead of speculating on what could possibly be the owners' motives, with obviously an axe to grind with owners making money, more or less. It's time the mods looked in to this activity, and also restricted the rantings on the dedicated thread for discussing valuation, because nothing of value is added even there, other than lampooning/criticising somebody or the other repeatedly.
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In the Facebook page it's mentioned that it belongs to deceased actor jos Prakash
As far as my info goes,it has no connection with the person mentioned above.It has been owned by the present owner from Chandavila Trivandrum for the past few years.
This vehicle was featured in channel programme a few years ago and the owner was going all out to describe it as a ''sportswagon''.he has even put a badge/monogram to that effect.!!
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It's would be nice if we had more discussion on the automobile (any automobile that's featured) instead of speculating on what could possibly be the owners' motives, with obviously an axe to grind with owners making money, more or less.
Agreed - gentlemen, lets really focus more on the cars and less on the circumstances surrounding unless it is central to the plot. Absurd prices are a reality, right or wrong is a different matter. And they have always existed, albeit relative to the era.

Back to the topic at hand now.
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Agreed - gentlemen, lets really focus more on the cars and less on the circumstances surrounding unless it is central to the plot. Absurd prices are a reality, right or wrong is a different matter. And they have always existed, albeit relative to the era.

Back to the topic at hand now.
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in this particular cars issue it is not at all for sale and hence pricing was never mentioned.it is the stigma associated to the history of the car which made the owner claim it as sportswagon. I think Prabhalji misunderstood my post
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Sorry for interfering Gurus ! I just created this thread to showcase the previous era automobiles. There is no intention to help any of the owners to help selling it.
Now back to discussion Spotted this Fiat at thrissur it's bought from palakkad no issues in revealing the number plates.
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The "Sportswagon" picture was taken at the Santhigiri Fest expo which has a stall displaying vintage cars. Although I am not a follower of the Santhigiri Asram, I visited the expo last month with family. Here are the rest of the pics, sorry for the bad Nokia 500 picture quality.
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Many of these cars are owned by a man named Mr.Vijayakumar, who is a retired KSRTC driver.

I think the TBHPians should honor him by paying a visit to his house
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The Ford A (KLK 9992) seems to be a modified Morris/Austin (some small car). The organizers should have ensured that such blatant listing is not permitted. In any stretch of imagination it cannot be a Ford A. I doubt if it has any Ford A parts on it.

The Ponton KLT 7531 is a 219 but now sadly converted to diesel.

The Chevy Belair, W110 and another Chevy (partly seen) come from one stable and are very original cars. I had the pleasure of spending time with the owner and the cars some time back


Ajay, any comments on the cars?

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The Chevy Belair, W110 and another Chevy (partly seen) come from one stable and are very original cars. I had the pleasure of spending time with the owner and the cars some time back
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See the Chevy fully here (had posted this previously in TBHP)

KPS Lovely people aren't they (the owners).

The cars can all be daily drives even now, but Uncle S is very particular as to who drives the Chevys and outings are rare.

The exhibition was not Vintage Car specific. Its organised by the Shanthigiri Ashram trust as part of heritage fesitival and hence you can not expect them to keep to exacting standards.

But otherwise the Ashram and the trust does some yeomen work in social services.

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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The Ford A (KLK 9992) seems to be a modified Morris/Austin (some small car). The organizers should have ensured that such blatant listing is not permitted. In any stretch of imagination it cannot be a Ford A. I doubt if it has any Ford A parts on it.

The Ponton KLT 7531 is a 219 but now sadly converted to diesel.

The Chevy Belair, W110 and another Chevy (partly seen) come from one stable and are very original cars. I had the pleasure of spending time with the owner and the cars some time back


Ajay, any comments on the cars?

Cheers

Subbaiah
Initially I was contemplating whether I should make any comments about these cars (KSRTC driver owned) at all ,because some members dont like the real facts about certain cars to be in the public domain (even though they have no direct connection with the particular cars)
KLK-9992 is actually a modded Herald car.This was with a driving school owner near the famous bridge built by British which marks the Trivandrum city limits.It then went to Zenith in attingal.as you correctly said No'' blue oval logo'' parts are there!!
the KL-40 ford has come from Western India(Rajasthan or so) dieselised
Dodge Polara is dieselised and has its auto tranny removed.good decent car when owned by its previous owner
Ponton 219 -dieselised(matador) and bears the brunt of unprofessional restoration
Austin A40 - originally from kottayam then repaired(restored!!) spenting heavy sum in punalur, and the then owner tried his level best to dispose it
KLH-2438.was for decades used as a taxi in the city,later became the owners personal car .should be still having its petrol engine
the beetle seems wrongly mentioned as 1961 model actually it is a 1964.it was at one time owned by a Textile merchant in Attingal.read in a local automagazine(FASTTRACK) that it sports a 1500 cc engine imported from South Africa.

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See the Chevy fully here (had posted this previously in TBHP). KPS Lovely people aren't they (the owners). The cars can all be daily drives even now, but Uncle S is very particular as to who drives the Chevys and outings are rare.
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Yes Ram, all the cars are still in excellent condition. Uncle S is quite old now and does not keep too well. His grand kids will inherit his cars.

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Jawaharlal Nehru in Nilambur kovilakam (palace). Got this from FB.

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Jawaharlal Nehru in Nilambur kovilakam (palace). Got this from FB.

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Thats an excellent find,Jose. Btw any info about the car ? It seems to be a Left hand drive. American eh ?
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