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Old 13th September 2013, 22:29   #1021
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Vauxhall wywern L interior
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Wyveryn L , I loved driving it around the suburbs of the Trivandrum city !
I saw this Wywern in the Trivandrum workshop where it was restored last year. Located the owner of the workshop through Mr Ajay.
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Yes, its most likely a mid-90s Tercel.

I think Tercels and Starlets were the most commonly seen imports in north Kerala around the 2000-2005 timeframe. We used to see one of them almost every time we drove through Malappuram in those days.
There is one Tercel left to rot in one of the garages in Kollam. It seems he is awaiting some body parts to be imported. (SOrry Foby)
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I meant this car. Most probably it is a Fiat 1100. But resemblance from this angle is stricking.

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Modded padmini if you zoom in
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An Austin is seen in this workshop

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There is/was another "Marshall" car repairer bang opposite Rehans home. His father was my neightbour in Nepean Sea Road. He may have retired by now.

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Default Then and now the Rudge !

happy onam fellas !

Not a part of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar but Covai aka Coimbatore and I cant resist to post it here.

The Rudge of G. D. Naidu

It is also interesting to read about this inventor, have a look at the below wiki link

The rudge is still preserved in the mesuem which can be viewed in the below link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopalsw...raiswamy_Naidu
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R107 SL to hit kerala roads soon, now in transit!
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A 540K replica from kochi. Made inhouse referring to the 1:18 scale model.

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A 540K replica from kochi. Made inhouse referring to the 1:18 scale model.

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Most of it looks fabulous. The windshield could use some help.
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It's based on a TATA ESTATE. The garage also has an old Vauxhall based on contessa (I posted that on TBHP years ago).
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It's based on a TATA ESTATE. The garage also has an old Vauxhall based on contessa (I posted that on TBHP years ago).
Wow. Fantastic job. Can you please post more pictures so that we get to understand the proportions better.
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A 540K replica from kochi. Made inhouse referring to the 1:18 scale model.

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Can we have some more pics of the side and rear profile?
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A 540K replica from kochi. Made inhouse referring to the 1:18 scale model.

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I think a new thread should be started for replica cars.

And why is it called a 540 replica? Neither the engine nor the shape resembles a 540. Yes a mercedes grill like nose is given to this thing alongwith a star. An out of proportion windshield is added on, incorrect lights, two oversized spare wheels are side mounted, and a Tata becomes a 540 replica?/

How about the interiors and dash? Under which rule is this thing registered with the authorities?

Better to say TA TA to this Tata

A word of caution. In Bombay, contessa cars used to sport mercedes lights and grills. Mercedes as a company went after the owners as well as the workshops and dragged them to courts, won and got damages awarded. Since then the practice stopped.
Whoever the owner is, please be warned, this may happen to you.

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I think a new thread should be started for replica cars.

And why is it called a 540 replica? Neither the engine nor the shape resembles a 540. Yes a mercedes grill like nose is given to this thing alongwith a star. An out of proportion windshield is added on, incorrect lights, two oversized spare wheels are side mounted, and a Tata becomes a 540 replica?/

How about the interiors and dash? Under which rule is this thing registered with the authorities?

Better to say TA TA to this Tata

A word of caution. In Bombay, contessa cars used to sport mercedes lights and grills. Mercedes as a company went after the owners as well as the workshops and dragged them to courts, won and got damages awarded. Since then the practice stopped.
Whoever the owner is, please be warned, this may happen to you.
+1. The windscreen seems totally out of proportion (read oversized).

But compared to the other replicas, the quality of workmanship is nice. Whose work is it? Any Jeepy from Kottayam?
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+1. The windscreen seems totally out of proportion (read oversized).

But compared to the other replicas, the quality of workmanship is nice. Whose work is it? Any Jeepy from Kottayam?
The place where the replica is parked also shows a modern mercedes.

If the person is fond of the brand, and 540's, why not import the genuine article?

Please contact WIAA or VCCCI in Bombay. they will guide you through all the formalities to bring the car into India.

Of course you have to buy it first
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