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Old 25th April 2013, 18:24   #931
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One 47 convertible came from Kerala to Bombay and re-registered - does anyone know the original registration?
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It would have been a TRV number (Travancore State) if it was registered in Kearla in 1947. The KL series started from 1951 only and the TRV was then all reregistered as KL.

Then the car should have had an earlier number as the KLT 54xx is from 1962-63. So possibily this car came to Trivandrum/Kerala only in 1960s and before that this would have had some other registration - poassibly a Madras State Registration - MD series ?

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Karl,

It would have been a TRV number (Travancore State) if it was registered in Kearla in 1947. The KL series started from 1951 only and the TRV was then all reregistered as KL.

Then the car should have had an earlier number as the KLT 54xx is from 1962-63. So possibily this car came to Trivandrum/Kerala only in 1960s and before that this would have had some other registration - poassibly a Madras State Registration - MD series ?

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Ram
Does that car belong to the palace fleet ?

It was later took over by Merryland cinemas and then to Mumbai by 2000.

Any confirmations ?
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Does that car belong to the palace fleet ?

It was later took over by Merryland cinemas and then to Mumbai by 2000.

Any confirmations ?
Foby,

The Merryland Studio connection is possible. As the RTO records show one P. Subramoniam as owner at one point of time (even now in the website). Now that you have asked this question I think the car in question could have been with Merryland and its owner and the legendary Malayalam Film Director - Mr. P Subramoniam

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Vauxhal Wyren, mods no issues with revealing the registration
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Foby,

The Merryland Studio connection is possible. As the RTO records show one P. Subramoniam as owner at one point of time (even now in the website). Now that you have asked this question I think the car in question could have been with Merryland and its owner and the legendary Malayalam Film Director - Mr. P Subramoniam

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Same car (ex-Travancore) "before" and "after" ????? Maybe Kasli knows the answer






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Karl,

It would have been a TRV number (Travancore State) if it was registered in Kearla in 1947. The KL series started from 1951 only and the TRV was then all reregistered as KL.

Then the car should have had an earlier number as the KLT 54xx is from 1962-63. So possibily this car came to Trivandrum/Kerala only in 1960s and before that this would have had some other registration - poassibly a Madras State Registration - MD series ?

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
First of all TRV series was there only upto 1950.From then(following integration of Travancore and Cochin) there was the TCT, TCK etc.KLT,KLQ,KLR,etc began from November 1956 only.
Regarding this particular Buick Convertible it could have come to Subramanyam from the palace fleet and as mentioned much earlier in this forum it has featured in many malayalam movies and later it was owned by the Stanes motors managers family (along with the KLV1432 Buick).it left Kerala in 2000-2001 period
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The king is generous, Kerala lose 1 Plymouth to Darmastala ! Glad that its in safe hands. Fingers crossed .sad to see officially losing a classic from a royal family.

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Quite an old import spotted at Trichur.
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A W115 from Trivandrum ,originally a 200, later sporting a 220 badge .was for sale years back .Now rumoured to be in Trichur
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These are some of the cars that belong to my friend Dr.Ameen Azad. His father Mr.Azad Rahim is an avid car collector in kollam.

Will post other pics soon.
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A Chevy from Dr.Ameen's collection.
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Quite an old import spotted at Trichur.
Is that the church on high road which is diagonally opposite to the police club ?
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These are some of the cars that belong to my friend Dr.Ameen Azad. His father Mr.Azad Rahim is an avid car collector in kollam.

Will post other pics soon.
Thank you for putting effort to post this snaps, this was one famous garage which was not in this forum.

do you visit there often ?
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Thank you for putting effort to post this snaps, this was one famous garage which was not in this forum.

do you visit there often ?
Foby, Ameen and me are childhood friends since 2nd std. Azad Uncle is an avid car collector. As far as I remember he has had more than 25 Mercedes Benzs during the past 30 years of my acquaintance.
He now owns:
a) Dodge Kingsway-1 Nos,
b) Morris Minors 2-3 Nos,
c) VW Beetles - 2-3 Nos,
d) Chevy Impala - 1 Nos,
e) MB 300D - 1 Nos,
f) MB 123 series -1 Nos,
g) Morris mini moke - 1 Nos and
h) Fiat Strada 1 Nos (needs full restoration).

In addition he has
i) Mercedes Benz E Class - 1 Nos,
j) Toyota Land Cruiser - 1 Nos,
k) Toyota Innova - 1 Nos,
l) Skoda Fabia - 2 Nos for his daily use. .

If you want to visit his collection, PM me. Will be my pleasure.
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These are some of the cars that belong to my friend Dr.Ameen Azad. His father Mr.Azad Rahim is an avid car collector in kollam.

Will post other pics soon.
The Pista green beetle is purchased by my friend Ravi 6 months ago, the Yellow Beetle is restored by me last month and is now Orange. The Impala too is purchased and now in Bangalore.
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