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Old 6th January 2010, 11:59   #151
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Pic #2: This Car Was A Rare Run About Style..
Is it a Bentley or Lagonda? Can't see clearly
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The first car seems to be rodded.
I am not sure if the Mumbai car is a coupe, I think not but shall confirm with the owner when he returns. I have seen that car more than 20 years ago!
If the Mumbai car is a coupe then cetainly it woould be worth something and a quite rare car.Please try and upload some images of the car if possible.



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Both cars are alive and preserved. And none are mine!!!

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We surely havee to start a thread to see all the cars you own.Its too scattered.Please trench our thurst and start a new thread with pics.
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Recently this sunday when i was at the vintage car rally i met an old friend of my father's there after a long time.We got talking about many things and then he told me that he and his 2 other friends knew of a super charged Golden Hawk in Calcutta in the 80's but none of them ever saw the car but he confirmed that they were all dead certain about such a car being there.After that my dad bought our Golden Hawk and this person was there at that time and when the car was brought and they saw that this is a car without the supercharger.But the thing is what he said was they were all dead certain about it but then nobody knows more about that car.Now what i would like to know is has anyone else also heard of such a car existing in Calcutta?If so any where abouts of that car ?

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This 1927 Studebaker Big Six was the first vintage car I bought with the intention to restore.

It came form spending a hard life in the coastal areas of AP where at the end it did duty as a marriage "baarat" car.Notice the missing rear seat!

Took it to pieces just to discover that the bores were totally coroded thru and thru.

Was fortunate enought to convince the dealer who sold it ot me to take it back. It was subsequently cosmetically finished in an olive green - dark green combo but I doubt the engine was ever brought back to this former self.

It was bought by some guy involved in the Telugu movie business who also bought a nice Ford Model Y sedan.

Does anyone know if this car is still around and in use in Hyderabad ?

This kind of car was the wheels of choice of may bootlegers in the pronibition era in teh states.
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This 1927 Studebaker Big Six was the first vintage car I bought with the intention to restore. This kind of car was the wheels of choice of may bootlegers in the pronibition era in teh states.
The front view of the car looks total Gangsta !! I can imagine the Chicago Mafiosi, wearing black hats and thick barrelled rifles riding this baby..
Lovely !
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This 1927 Studebaker Big Six was the first vintage car I bought with the intention to restore.

It came form spending a hard life in the coastal areas of AP where at the end it did duty as a marriage "baarat" car.Notice the missing rear seat!
Nice to know about another car of yours, wasif. APP indicates a Kakinada dt. regn. so very much coastal AP. But baraat cars are normally painted red rather than 'drab' colours? Or was this the green combo it was repainted in?
Also nice to see your old red SS80 in the last pic. What's the red badge on teh grille- the 800 badge?
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Nice to know about another car of yours, wasif. APP indicates a Kakinada dt. regn. so very much coastal AP. But baraat cars are normally painted red rather than 'drab' colours? Or was this the green combo it was repainted in?
Also nice to see your old red SS80 in the last pic. What's the red badge on teh grille- the 800 badge?
Yes Shyam that "red" badge on the grille is how they originally came from Maruti, atleast the first batch.

The paint on the Study you see was what i bought it with. It looked and felt like it was applied with a brush.

Aparently the "baarat" cars on Abids were the only red ones around !!
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On a trip to Gujarat a friend saw this Studebaker (?) in a building, alongside a Model A Ford and curious steam contraption

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Could this be Bhogilal's car? He does have a similar looking one, but currently in blue.
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Here is a pic of an identical Study from Xoticas pics. Any idea if these two are the same ?
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Under restoration and should be ready for the Mumbai Rally.
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Nice is that a Rolls on the left ?
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Under restoration and should be ready for the Mumbai Rally.

Is it the same one which was offered for sale?
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WBE 4429 President is now at Nagpur , probably for some resto work.Here is a poor quality pic.Spotted it again 2-3 days back when it was out for drive.
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Nice is that a Rolls on the left ?
That looks like Jetha's Rolls Continetal. Again opened up?

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WBE 4429 President is now at Nagpur , probably for some resto work.Here is a poor quality pic.Spotted it again 2-3 days back when it was out for drive.
Is the car in front of the Stude on the right a green beetle?

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yep its a green beetle belonging to the garage owner i think.here are couple of pics of the same posted elsewhere on the forum
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post1194352 (The Hitavada-Jaycee International Orange City Rally at Nagpur on 1st March)
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