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Old 28th February 2014, 23:57   #1171
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Zephyer , seems like the front bumper is altered!
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Zephyer , seems like the front bumper is altered!
That is a Ford Zephyr 6 MK2 or 3. Mid Sixties built. Though, can be restored again, with a little more perseverence.

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Zephyer...
A little game, if I may suggest one, for some fun...

Does the Zephyr's grille remind you of any other vehicle, or vehicles? To my mind come two - one European, another American. The slats in the former are horizontal, while in the latter they are vertical as in the Zephyr. Of course, neither is exactly like the Ford Zephyr's, but there is some auto-suggestion (at least to my mind!).
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Zephyer , seems like the front bumper is altered!
Isn't it the Zephyr with the Hyundai Accent tail lamps?
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Isn't it the Zephyr with the Hyundai Accent tail lamps?
Might be its at kollam
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A little game, if I may suggest one, for some fun...

Does the Zephyr's grille remind you of any other vehicle, or vehicles? To my mind come two - one European, another American. The slats in the former are horizontal, while in the latter they are vertical as in the Zephyr. Of course, neither is exactly like the Ford Zephyr's, but there is some auto-suggestion (at least to my mind!).
Jeep Wagoneer , but let us know who the two European cars are which look similar to this. Pretty interested to know. By the way do you mean Fiat 124 aka the 118 NE of India.
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Jeep Wagoneer , but let us know who the two European cars are which look similar to this. Pretty interested to know. By the way do you mean Fiat 124 aka the 118 NE of India.
Spot on, Manish! The Jeep Wagoneer/early Cherokee is one

The other (European car) that came to my mind is the early Volvo 140 (although the slats are different in that, but the grille on the whole has a similar elongated appearance, if I'm not mistaken).

The Fiat 124 didn't quite strike me though - the headlight bezel area doesn't extend beyond the ring, no? There could be few more vehicles, of course that could be similar (maybe the Cortina Mk II ??) - I'm unable to zero in at the moment...
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Jeep Wagoneer , but let us know who the two European cars are which look similar to this. Pretty interested to know. By the way do you mean Fiat 124 aka the 118 NE of India.

Here is another copy cat with a "waterfall grille" : GAZ-24 Volga

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Opel used this style in the 1960's.

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Hindusthan 10 from Malabar region
It is originally from Trivandrum and now is located in Northern Kerala,it is fitted with an Ambassador petrol engine not the original Morris ten engine
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Thats from this setup the Kerala police evolved. Can someone help to identify the models?
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Did this belong to Dr. Ambadi ?
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