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Old 31st July 2009, 14:40   #121
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hello All,
I want a plymouth 1951-1959 model , my budget is around 1 lakhs. Could I get one possibily ?


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Old 31st July 2009, 14:51   #122
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hello All,
I want a plymouth 1951-1959 model , my budget is around 1 lakhs. Could I get one possibily ?
Not this one, the guy wont budge below 3 at all.
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Old 25th September 2009, 18:22   #123
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Today I went to autokraft to pickup my car. Like everytime I have been strolling near the sheds to find number of marques (both imports and domestic cars) of yesteryears dying a rusty death.

I clicked the this pic a of a Standard 2000 - one of my most favorite Indian cars ever:
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Today I went to autokraft to pickup my car. Like everytime I have been strolling near the sheds to find number of marques (both imports and domestic cars) of yesteryears dying a rusty death.

I clicked the this pic a of a Standard 2000 - one of my most favorite Indian cars ever:


Auto kraft is the maruti one or the hyundai?I can see the Mercedes Benz board at the back i guess that would be interkraft if i'm not wrong?
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i never knew maruti or hyundai had anything called autocraft. but in this picture, the maruti cars (alto, wagon-r) can be seen in front of the MB board.
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i never knew maruti or hyundai had anything called autocraft. but in this picture, the maruti cars (alto, wagon-r) can be seen in front of the MB board.

Amit,There is a chain of dealerships in calcutta owned by this Sardar Ji gentlman.He has dealerships for Hyundai,maruti,mercedes benz etc.I think they are called Auto kraft(hyundai or maruti) ,interkraft (mercedes benz),motorkraft(maruti or hyundai).
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They also have one more called carkraft
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Auto kraft is the maruti one or the hyundai?I can see the Mercedes Benz board at the back i guess that would be interkraft if i'm not wrong?
Autokraft is Maruti Authorised service station.
Interkraft is obviously Merc & and other high end brands including imports.
Carkraft is Tata cars.

All three workshops are within the same compound and share infrastructure like paint booths, body shops, sheds, etc.

PS: That golden alto in the background is my car.
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Autokraft is Maruti Authorised service station.
Interkraft is obviously Merc & and other high end brands including imports.
Carkraft is Tata cars.

All three workshops are within the same compound and share infrastructure like paint booths, body shops, sheds, etc.

PS: That golden alto in the background is my car.

Then i guess the motorkraft is hyundia
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the last time i visited Autokraft there were a couple of 190D's standing around (dont know which era but they had orange coloured indicator lights).

bobby did you happen to see any of those?
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So the Rover SD1 was sold as a standard in India? What sort of engines etc? .In the Uk they had a diesel version,was that available in India too?
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So the Rover SD1 was sold as a standard in India? What sort of engines etc? .In the Uk they had a diesel version,was that available in India too?
You will laugh when you hear this. It was sold in India with the old outdated and underpowered engine that came on the Standard Vanguards of the old days.

Such a striking looking car deserved to be sold with the V8 as it was designed for instead it got that old motor and it ultimately resulted in the company folding. No diesels were officially sold but later a lot of these cars were converted privately to Diesel.
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...85-1988-a.html
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You will laugh when you hear this. It was sold in India with the old outdated and underpowered engine that came on the Standard Vanguards of the old days.
Not to mention a locally assembled gearbox that was known to emit sounds similar to those in a horror movie!

But, more than the company, we'd have to blame the then government policies and restrictions prevalent then for the way the car turned out mechanically!
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Stanher we owned the car from 85 to 88 and never heard the noises you mentioned! The only issue was that the reverse gear engagement took some uniques moves like the ones needed with german manuuals (merc/bm/Tata estate/old Safari/seirra) not sure what you are talking about as I did not hear about this from any of the several dozen owners I interacted with then. The major issue was with the Standard Vangaurd engine which lacked torque to really move the deadweight of the car. even with 2 SU solex england carbs all she could show far was some mid range grunt and the rest was sad I loved her though as nothing else baring some used imports were available as options.

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