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Old 21st January 2013, 19:59   #196
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I am curious to know what is the state of Netaji's Packard which I hear is there in his old home?
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Netaji's car is a Wanderer and not a Packard. It is still there which is posted in some other link.
True sgiitk, as Amit says its a Wanderer. This car is permanently on display at Netaji Bhawan in South Central Kolkata, just behind Nizam Palace. Netaji's house is a beautifully maintained museum now with this car on display in the compound and lots of memorabilia inside the two floors of the sprawling building. There is a bookstore on the ground floor. The nearest Metro Rail station here is aptly named as Netaji Bhawan.
Please check post # 2, 3, 23, 24 on this link for pictures and further details:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...y-india-7.html (Vintage and Classic Cars on Display in India)

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Old 22nd January 2013, 15:57   #197
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I know of a grey 190D Fintail as well and saw it last being driven by the owner around 5 years back, not seen it since. Maybe it's the same car but the owner doesn't live on Elliot Road. Perhaps he's sold it. Why not put up a snap after blanking the plates?
This does not seem to have been driveable as recently as 5 years .. Here are the 2 pics I have.

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[quote=shuvc;3021854]This does not seem to have been driveable as recently as 5 years .. Here are the 2 pics I have.

This is definitely not the car I was referring to. Sad how this car has been left to rot. I've seen old cars which are left to rot, some of the reasons being:

1) Poor health of the owner

2) Old age

3) Lack of interest from youngsters in the family

4) Inability to maintain the car and procure spares

I've always felt that in such cases owner's should pass on their cars to good homes (even if the money may not be upto the owner's expectation), rather than be sentimental and keep the car only to let it rot.

Around 20 years ago, my father had bought a Morris Minor saloon & an Austin 8 tourer. We enjoyed both cars thoroughly. A couple of years later, my father fell seriously ill and since I wasn't old enough to drive, the 2 cars were not being used at all. That is when my father decided to sell the cars.

The Austin didn't get any offer (it wasn't in good shape), so it was going to get sold for the metal and parts and ultimately scrapped in Mullickbazar. I was heart broken when I heard this and convinced dad to pass on the car without asking for money to a restorer friend. He agreed, the car was saved and restored and at the end, found a good home.

Wish something similar had happened with this car, unless of course it was in an accident.
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I've seen old cars which are left to rot, some of the reasons being:

1) Poor health of the owner

2) Old age

3) Lack of interest from youngsters in the family

4) Inability to maintain the car and procure spares

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Wish something similar had happened with this car, unless of course it was in an accident.
From the little I could gather, reason number 3 could be a possibility.
It did not seem to be an accident car.

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Why don't you turn up at one of the Kolkata meets? Would be nice to meet up.
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Here's a nice Morris Minor owned by an elderly gentleman I saw last spring having a Tune Up by a mechanic that works close to our to our flat.

It would be a nice car a nice car to restore.
Any idea what a car like this is going for these days?
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Here's a nice Morris Minor owned by an elderly gentleman I saw last spring having a Tune Up by a mechanic that works close to our to our flat.

It would be a nice car a nice car to restore.
Any idea what a car like this is going for these days?
Nice MM there.Looks to be in decent nick too.Prices of these have gone up to an extent in the past couple of years.Expect to shell out around 2.5 for one in such condition.3 at the max.Although I must admit its much more sensible to go in for an example like this that is somewhat a daily runner.Hope this helps.

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OT: Why don't you turn up at one of the Kolkata meets? Would be nice to meet up.
I wasn't aware that there were Team-Bhp meets in Kolkata. Sure, tell me when and I'd love to attend.
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I wasn't aware that there were Team-Bhp meets in Kolkata. Sure, tell me when and I'd love to attend.
Count me in!
I'm ready willing and able!
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This does not seem to have been driveable as recently as 5 years .. Here are the 2 pics I have.

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Dear Sir,

I am interested in checking if this car is restorable. Is it possible to get a contact name, number & location for this car?

Please let me know.

Thank you

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These two cars are for sale in Calcutta Asking price 3 Lac for both. If any one is interested please PM me.

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Dear Sir,

Are these cars still available and is it possible to get a name, contact number and location?

I am interested in checking if this vehicle can be restored.

Thank you

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