Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 30th January 2013, 18:58   #751
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trivandrum
Posts: 2,390
Thanked: 908 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Quote:
Originally Posted by msaudf View Post
Is'nt our Hindustan Ambassador actually a Morris Oxford?
So i think this was the one that came after the Ambassador. it looks more modern than our Amby.

There is one Morris Mini Moke in Trivandrum. I saw it drive away once from Trivandrum Tennis Club. Its in super mint condition. Before i could get my camera on the gentleman drove away. it started in half a crank of the starter motor!!
Ambassador is indeed a Morris Oxford series 2.
The Morris Mini Moke has already been discussed in this thread.It belongs to a national Tennis Coach and hence you see it in front of tennis club.
Of course the brakes etc have been modified to suit the present day traffic conditions.
ajay99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2013, 21:41   #752
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,294
Thanked: 1,480 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Quote:
Originally Posted by msaudf View Post
Is'nt our Hindustan Ambassador actually a Morris Oxford?
So i think this was the one that came after the Ambassador. it looks more modern than our Amby.
Yes you're right about that, the Amby was based on the M'Oxford series 3 of the 50s. Whereas this Oxford is the far more appealing (IMHO) Farina designed Series VI of the 60s. While HM stopped with the Series 3 design, BMC went on to design the revolutionary, fresh series V Oxford with sharp lines and high tail-fins in 1959. Replaced by the 'toned-down' final model, the Oxford VI in 1961-62, it remained in production until around 1970 IIRC. These cars were not only appealing but also robust and were used as taxis in countries like Singapore, Malaysia etc. until the late 70s.
No offence to Amby fans but if only HM had decided to be a little more 'progressive' and went on with the 'Farina' designs, the Amby would've been all the more appealing, and to some extent, worth the prices plus the eternally long post-booking waiting periods from HM that buyers had to endure those days!
Stanher is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2013, 22:22   #753
BHPian
 
SandyX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: KL
Posts: 237
Thanked: 474 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
No offence to Amby fans but if only HM had decided to be a little more 'progressive' and went on with the 'Farina' designs, the Amby would've been..
That can be something to disagree with. We can see that almost all of the sharp-line designs failed to survive while the likes of Mini, Amby & Beetle went on. Also, there are examples such as PT cruiser,SSR and the likes. Almost all of these are bulbous or curvy designs. These definitely look better than some modern designs though. Can't really reason this trend effectively or it might be the space advantages, but it's always there right in front of our eyes.

Last edited by SandyX : 30th January 2013 at 22:24. Reason: spell
SandyX is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2013, 10:40   #754
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trivandrum
Posts: 2,390
Thanked: 908 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

An Austin Cambridge from Palghat. Was up for sale sometime ago
price was not in tune with reality. Not aware of present location.
Attached Thumbnails
Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar-20120701_14_00_21.jpg  

Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar-20120701_14_01_16.jpg  

ajay99 is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th February 2013, 10:31   #755
Senior - BHPian
 
foby.sebastian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KL-08 / KL-01
Posts: 2,448
Thanked: 1,096 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajay99 View Post
An Austin Cambridge from Palghat. Was up for sale sometime ago
price was not in tune with reality. Not aware of present location.
Is that ex thrissur car ?
foby.sebastian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th February 2013, 07:46   #756
KPS
Distinguished - BHPian
 
KPS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,954
Thanked: 4,088 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Buick Super at the Ravi Karunakaram Memorial Museum, Alappuzha

Name:  revi_karunakaran_museum.jpg
Views: 1368
Size:  113.4 KB

Source : http://enchantingkerala.org/kerala-m...ran_museum.jpg

Cheers

KPS
KPS is offline   (6) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th February 2013, 08:32   #757
Senior - BHPian
 
foby.sebastian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KL-08 / KL-01
Posts: 2,448
Thanked: 1,096 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Quote:
Originally Posted by KPS View Post
Buick Super at the Ravi Karunakaram Memorial Museum, Alappuzha

Attachment 1047216

Source : http://enchantingkerala.org/kerala-m...ran_museum.jpg

Cheers

KPS
Thats one wonderfull car inside that museum. For past 3 years I used to pass this museum twice per week and my bad i didn't get a chance to visit the Ravi Karunakaram Memorial Museum.

Thank you KPS sir for this post, my next day time jounery through aleppy will make sure that the detailed snaps of this wonderfull Buick is covered and updated here.
foby.sebastian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th February 2013, 14:02   #758
Senior - BHPian
 
foby.sebastian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KL-08 / KL-01
Posts: 2,448
Thanked: 1,096 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

1946 Ausin under restoration @ thrissur
Attached Thumbnails
Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar-1946-austin.jpg  

foby.sebastian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th February 2013, 20:05   #759
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,294
Thanked: 1,480 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Quote:
Originally Posted by foby.sebastian View Post
1946 Ausin under restoration @ thrissur
With the fenders off, this car looks tempting enough to be a hot-rod!

Although of course I hope it is restored to originality.
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2013, 08:49   #760
Senior - BHPian
 
foby.sebastian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KL-08 / KL-01
Posts: 2,448
Thanked: 1,096 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
With the fenders off, this car looks tempting enough to be a hot-rod!

Although of course I hope it is restored to originality.
that can be a tempting hot rod make over.
foby.sebastian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2013, 09:27   #761
Senior - BHPian
 
foby.sebastian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KL-08 / KL-01
Posts: 2,448
Thanked: 1,096 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

is that a fake snap ?

Sree Narayanaguru / Gurudevan 's chariot at old times.
Attached Images
 
foby.sebastian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2013, 11:03   #762
BHPian
 
Viju's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Narita
Posts: 835
Thanked: 1,566 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Is this a Pre-1928 car? I doubt it. Can't be Narayana Guru as he died that year.
Viju is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2013, 12:01   #763
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trivandrum
Posts: 2,390
Thanked: 908 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Quote:
Originally Posted by foby.sebastian View Post
Is that ex thrissur car ?
I dont know.This photo was forwarded to me by a friend in Kottayam
ajay99 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2013, 13:15   #764
Senior - BHPian
 
foby.sebastian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KL-08 / KL-01
Posts: 2,448
Thanked: 1,096 Times
Default Re: Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajay99 View Post
I dont know.This photo was forwarded to me by a friend in Kottayam
I have seen the same car at thrissur at many places hardly 2 years back and came to know that it was sold.
foby.sebastian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2013, 19:43   #765
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trivandrum
Posts: 2,390
Thanked: 908 Times
Default Austin A35

An original Austin A35 which was in daily use till last year.
Attached Thumbnails
Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar-p090110_11.010001.jpg  

Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar-p090110_11.050001.jpg  

ajay99 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car Detailing - Travancore Auto Spa (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) jfxavier Other Cities 7 13th February 2015 22:38
Tipu looted Kerala, Malabar annexes Mysore jeevmenon Travelogues 47 1st October 2010 22:11
A trip along Malabar-Konkan coast. Random Route / Travel Queries 3 17th October 2009 00:22


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:03.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks