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Old 6th October 2012, 11:34   #661
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Oh man, thanks for bringing back old memory. As a kid I used to pass this place almost daily but IIRC, I used to see a Standard 2000 and then a Tata Estate. Later on came the Safari.



Do you have more details of this car and location in Tripunithura? I used to see a Beetle near Varma Clinic and a Standard 10 near Kannankulangara temple. And I'm pretty sure that both these cars are still running.

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Sorry that I dont know the exact location of the cadillac from Tripunithara.It went to hyderabad in 2001 or so.
To the best of my info there is no aircooled beetle in Tripunithara as of now.(subject to correction) Standard 10 is still there.
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Standard 10 is still there.
Any pics. of it?? What model '10' is it actually?
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Any pics. of it?? What model '10' is it actually?
No photos of the car.It is the standard 10 model preceded the Standard pennant
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Any pics. of it?? What model '10' is it actually?
Stanher, this is the best I could capture. Taken 2 years ago.

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No photos of the car.It is the standard 10 model preceded the Standard pennant
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Stanher, this is the best I could capture. Taken 2 years ago.
Aah, so it IS a Pennant then!

A similar car was photo'd by jayd a few years ago lying in a garage, owner was said to want to keep the car until he died. Probably the same?
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Aah, so it IS a Pennant then!

A similar car was photo'd by jayd a few years ago lying in a garage, owner was said to want to keep the car until he died. Probably the same?
I dont know whether this is the same pennant which was lying in the garage.The standard 10 I was referring to is a different one, black colour.
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There used to be a Cadillac in Tripunithara till about 10 years ago.Hope you are not talking about it.?
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I am not good with vintage cars . A photo of a similar cadillac or model info with which I can google will help me recollect.

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Oh man, thanks for bringing back old memory. As a kid I used to pass this place almost daily but IIRC, I used to see a Standard 2000 and then a Tata Estate. Later on came the Safari.
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Stanher, this is the best I could capture. Taken 2 years ago.

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I cannot guarantee what I remember is correct . But that is the very same house I always gazed at , whenever I traveled that road. In my memories that big blue car used to be in the front right corner of that house. I might be wrong or mixing up things , but that is how it is etched in my memory.

Jose , that is the FACT-CD wall and must be somewhere near to Karimugal where you have taken the snap , right ??

Related to this , I saw an abandoned Fiat 1100 ( correct me here ) somewhere between Thripunithura and Puthiyakavu .


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Jose , that is the FACT-CD wall and must be somewhere near to Karimugal where you have taken the snap , right ??

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R.G. - I clicked this picture near Abishekam Convention center and N.S.S School.
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R.G. - I clicked this picture near Abishekam Convention center and N.S.S School.
Oh Ok. Got bit carried away with nostalgic memories. I grew up in FACT CD township . There used to be many Standard Heralds , a few morris minors or a beetle in our township. As kids we used to make fun of a car by calling it "mootta vandi". This was in late 80's or early 90's.

Don't have much details , but thought this information might of be of some interest to you guys!!

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Oh. Wanted to edit this post . I am not sure about the beetle . As kids we used to make fun of a car by calling it "mootta vandi" . So let me correct my previous post here. There were many standards and a morris minor or beetle . Sorry for the confusion.
There is a Morris Minor whose origins are in FACT township ,which is still in existence.The said car is a 1951 4 Door model with a KLK number.It went from Fact to njarakkal and was later restored by Koratty unni mistry and landed in Trivandrum where it still exists.it was bought by the present owner for Rs.25000/(restored condition) in 2004.That price was much below the market rate at that time ,but the reason nobody wanted that car is that there was some rumour attached to the vehicle.!
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Found this Ford in ESIK FB page.

Seems to be very familiar place but can not recollect. Gurus please throw some light. Sorry that I just got 2 snaps.
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1947 Ford . Looks like it has a diesel engine

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Found this Ford in ESIK FB page.

Seems to be very familiar place but can not recollect. Gurus please throw some light. Sorry that I just got 2 snaps.
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Found this Ford in ESIK FB page.

Seems to be very familiar place but can not recollect. Gurus please throw some light. Sorry that I just got 2 snaps.

Yes it seems to be having a diesel engine and the rear suspension too looks modified to two leaf springs, a big change from ford's single and transverse. But the body line seems clean and cosmetics are more or less in place
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Found this Ford in ESIK FB page.

Seems to be very familiar place but can not recollect. Gurus please throw some light. Sorry that I just got 2 snaps.
Very strange that you are unable to recollect the place /car.
This is the dieselised RJ Re-registered 1947 Ford which came to Trichur (probably a Taxi from Junagadh).The car was with a scrapyard owner in Ollur(trichur) and was bought by the present owner for Rs.2lakhs in 2008 or so.The original gear box,differential, interiors, all have been changed.perhaps the dash and steering is still thr original
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Does any fin tail ESTATE Mercs existed in Kerala. Just saw one in a malls movie

Just got hold of this snap from TV itself. Please identify yourself. Mods please merge this post with last one
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