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Old 3rd March 2016, 21:31   #1321
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Looks very much like a 1956 Studebaker Wagon.

And that too with some "Department" Plate ?
I just saw this post. That car was with the Police Department. I don't know which year model it was.

I was the Trivandrum Police Commissioners car during 1967-69 period. Dark Blue in color. As a kid I knew this car as the official car of the famous "Minnal Parmasivan Nair" when he was the DCP/ACP of Trivandrum and was common sight around Poojapura where he lived (I as well).

The picture posted is in Secretariat - the side in front of Commissioner office before the "new chief minister office block" was built

It had twin car - a light/sky blue one which was the "Pilot Car" of Raj Bhavan and had a cute siren too - it used to be a common sight whenever/wherever the Governor of Kerala moved about - I remember it from Mr. V V Giri's tenure

Bit of nostalgia

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I just saw this post. That car was with the Police Department. I don't know which year model it was.

I was the Trivandrum Police Commissioners car during 1967-69 period. Dark Blue in color. As a kid I knew this car as the official car of the famous "Minnal Parmasivan Nair" when he was the DCP/ACP of Trivandrum and was common sight around Poojapura where he lived (I as well).

The picture posted is in Secretariat - the side in front of Commissioner office before the "new chief minister office block" was built

It had twin car - a light/sky blue one which was the "Pilot Car" of Raj Bhavan and had a cute siren too - it used to be a common sight whenever/wherever the Governor of Kerala moved about - I remember it from Mr. V V Giri's tenure

Bit of nostalgia

Best Regards & Drive Safe

Ram
Thanks for identifying the car.The Inspector Generals car of that period was also a Plymouth station wagon which later went to Bombay via Cochin in 1998 or so.
Also 2 small corrections- The office is not the Commissioners but the Cantonment ACP and Shri Minnal was ACP in the period 1972-1974 if my info is correct
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Got this picture of a Meredez benz Bus of some educational institute in Kerala, from the net. IIRC there were buses running a school vans in rural Tamilnadu Especially Thanjavur
Nostalgia. I have travelled in this bus during the 1990-94 period. Govt. Engg. College Thrissur had 3 buses used for Thrissur town - College shuttle services.

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you can see few american classics from Kerala here circa 1966
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This kolhapur car is now in Thiruvananthapuram
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