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Old 21st March 2013, 19:21   #886
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These are the photos of the austin Mini being restored in Thiruvananthapuram .Has a TN number
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Old 22nd March 2013, 11:08   #887
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These are the photos of the austin Mini being restored in Thiruvananthapuram .Has a TN number
where was it restored ?? somewhere near pangode miltary camp???i remember seeing one undergoin tinkering in a small workshop there few weeks back
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where was it restored ?? somewhere near pangode miltary camp???i remember seeing one undergoin tinkering in a small workshop there few weeks back
I too have seen some old car being repaired there.Thought it was the Mini Moke
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Guess its restoration time! Check out the Bug from Aleppy!
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The Plymouth , guess the restoration season is in full swing!

But in this case the windshield seems to be from an ambassador , am I guessing rite?
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Yes, the front winshield is of the Amby and the rear ones look like those of the Premier Padmini.
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Yes, the front winshield is of the Amby and the rear ones look like those of the Premier Padmini.
The rear looks good but the front wind shield spoils the look and the effort of restoration.
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The rear looks good but the front wind shield spoils the look and the effort of restoration.
I didnt understand what restoration you are mentioning.This car has already been featured in this forum in another thread 5 years back itself.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tml#post754583 (Classics in Trivandrum)
It is a dieselised Plymouth valiant LHD 1966 model and the only recent change seems to be the change in body colour!!.
By the way the car is parked on the PATTOM -Kesavadasapuram roadside is it not?
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Yes, the front winshield is of the Amby and the rear ones look like those of the Premier Padmini.
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The rear looks good but the front wind shield spoils the look and the effort of restoration.
Yes the least they could've done was fit a similar Padmini front windscreen for the front too. Would've looked slightly better. Anyway they had to make an alteration to fit this one.
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I didnt understand what restoration you are mentioning.This car has already been featured in this forum in another thread 5 years back itself.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tml#post754583 (Classics in Trivandrum)
It is a dieselised Plymouth valiant LHD 1966 model and the only recent change seems to be the change in body colour!!.
By the way the car is parked on the PATTOM -Kesavadasapuram roadside is it not?
Yes the road u mentioned is rite. About the restoration part : - I was mentioning about the front wind shield.may be that was changed 5 years back or so. Any way nice to see it repainted.
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Is that a Buick? The person who stand near the car is Mr. Lonappan(Oppen) Chitilapilly it's 1949 model.
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Is that a Buick? The person who stand near the car is Mr. Lonappan(Oppen) Chitilapilly it's 1949 model.
Its a De Soto and not a Buick
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Its a De Soto and not a Buick
The Monogram is clear ,then why the doubt !!!
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The Monogram is clear ,then why the doubt !!!
Dont know why dont you ask Foby as he was the one with the doubt not me
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]Dont know why dont you ask Foby as he was the one with the doubt not m[/b]e
Yes, I had said that for foby only, not you After all the query(?) was his.
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