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Old 7th April 2009, 19:14   #121
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Here is what wiki says about the Landaulette

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I always thought Landaulettes were associated with high end luxury cars, I find it strange to be offered on a mundane little Austin. Oh well.
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Old 7th April 2009, 19:40   #122
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This body style of the Graham was probably called Blue Streak, although it was the engine for this model that was originally christened such I think, but subsequently the whole car was called Graham Blue Streak, although they were also called by Type or Series, something like Type/Series 57 or something like that.

Did the rims lose the wires by the later models of the Blue Streak? I don't know how she looks now after the restoration, hopefully the headlight domes are body-coloured. Lovely car though, thanks mucho.
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Here are some pictures of the 1934 Graham Blue streak graciously provided by Marespand who restored the vehicle. Here is an exerpt of his mail to me.

"This car is Known as a Graham Blue Streak, its a 8cyl. model, but not supercharged, there used to be a supercharged version also."
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Their new for 32 eight cylinder engine was actually called the Blue Streak but then the public started calling the eight cylinder cars blue streak and the name stuck.

Below is a picture of a 32 Graham with an identical colour combination but with wire wheels.
So there is hope still despite my long diagnosed and recently confirmed streak of madness - hope of the Blue Streak!

I wasn't wrong then about the Blue Streak bit posted a few days back - no reply had got me wondering. Even my comment on the wire wheels seems in place now with wasif's comments - although the question on whether the later model, as this 1934 rendition, went wireless is still not answered. Glad also that Marespand has painted the headlight cowls in the body-colour, although an accomplished restorer like him would be correct, but I hadn't seen the photos after restoration so am really happy to see this.
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The company officially refered to this car as the Model 67. The wire wheels would have been a extra cost option hense not visible on the car in question. The wheels on the car at present definitely are its original wheels.

Other differences to be noted in the body style of the 32 car I posted and the 34 car are the bonnet louvres, full length on the 32 but only a few on the 34.

Similarly by 34 the bonnet went right up to the windscreen frame compared to the 32 where there is a length of the cowl visible between the bonnet end and the windscreen frame.

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There's more to come your way in terms of a payoff ! You will no doubt inspire many many more to lovingly restore and enjoy cars that have been such a special part of our lives. Thanks for setting such high standards and wish you years of happy motoring in that stunner of yours

I'll try to find pictures of a 1100 Delight my granddad bought and my uncles did up in the sixties/seventies. That Fiat, ADX 22, was the most distinctive Fiat in Hyderabad for years. It had a growl which was so delicious and a horn so distinct. They had done it up in a double color hammer tone and metallic. The car remains with an aunt but she repainted it in a dull grey.
Yes DKG, you are right.
We LIVE cars, LOVE cars (and in my case especially FIATS).

and.......Anxiously awaiting pics of ADX 22 now that you got me curious.
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Here are some pictures from my cam of the VCCCI Rally held at The Trident Hotel on 5th April 2009.

Amol's exclusive Rover
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ex - Homai Vyarewala's 1 owner 1955 Fiat Millecento
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Newly Restored Fiat 600 owned by Siddharth
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Jackie Shroff gracing the rally (also a proud owner of a 1957 Fiat Elegant)
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Vijay Mallya's Humber
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The 2 Fords parked outside the Trident Hotel welcoming the participants for dinner
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Lovely pictures and reports guys ! Missed this one..
Rony, I'm head over heels over your elegant ! Gawd, your cars are really special. Each time I see one of your Fiats I feel: "now that's probably the best Fiat I have ever seen !" And then you bring in another Fiat, and move the game ahead . First the LHD, then the President, then the Super Select, and now the Elegant. Wonder what more you have up your sleeve !?
Your cars have taken the fiat 1100 to the hallowed portals of "concourse" automobiles. Keep it up buddy !
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Here are the pictures of some of the bikes from my cam...

A well-restored BSA by Anil B.
WIAA & VCCCI Rally. Bombay, 5th April 2009.-image1299.jpg

A regular at the VCCCI Rallies - Ryasp Kothavala who also won a Best Maintained Classic Prize
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Neville Choksi's Henderson - also a prize winner
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A unique Royal Enfield with a sidecar
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Lovely pictures and reports guys ! Missed this one..
Rony, I'm head over heels over your elegant ! Gawd, your cars are really special. Each time I see one of your Fiats I feel: "now that's probably the best Fiat I have ever seen !" And then you bring in another Fiat, and move the game ahead . First the LHD, then the President, then the Super Select, and now the Elegant. Wonder what more you have up your sleeve !?
Your cars have taken the fiat 1100 to the hallowed portals of "concourse" automobiles. Keep it up buddy !
Thanks Ravi, you are a great source of encouragement.

All I can say is that these are the fruits borne from the inspiration of the FCCCI and that we should be proud of our FIATFUL family.

Now soon hoping to spy you in your freshly restored SUPER SELECT painting the town red.
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Wonder what more you have up your sleeve?
We really missed you Ravi, you should have come. Our collective sleeves are rolled all the way up, there's nothing more that we can have up our sleeves - or is there?

Cheers to Rony for having the best 57 Fiat I've ever seen - period.
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Amol's exclusive Rover

Vijay Mallya's Humber
Here are the new interiors of Amol's Rover.

Im told the Humberette had major portions of the engine refabricated recently. It is very creditable that the car regularly completes the run.
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Is the Rover a four litre V8 ?
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Is the Rover a four litre V8 ?
I assume you're talking of the black Rover, WBF 14? And which is a Rover P5. I thought the P5 got "upgraded" with a GM-Buick derived 3.5 litre V8 and thereby also refered to as the P5B (B for Buick). Didn't know the barge got a 4 litre as well. In any case, this one is certainly a 3 litre I6, because the V8s were all automatic, I think.

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Rony, you're Fiat is something else. If a Genie were to grant me a wish, of all the cars at the rally, I'd ask for your Elegant (assuming the Genie had your permission of course!).

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Our collective sleeves are rolled all the way up, there's nothing more that we can have up our sleeves - or is there?
Do you really think so, Karlbhai??
We gotta do a lot more to make FIAT go places.
and....isn't this just the beginning?

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Cheers to Rony for having the best 57 Fiat I've ever seen - period.
Karl, how could all this be possible without your everwilling support and assistance throughout our exotic and adventurous Fiatful journey?
Thanks a lot once again.

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Rony, you're Fiat is something else. If a Genie were to grant me a wish, of all the cars at the rally, I'd ask for your Elegant (assuming the Genie had your permission of course!).
That was a very special and touchy comment from you, Prabal. Thank-you.
Whenever you come down to Mumbai, feel free anytime to take a Fiatful ride.
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Here are the new interiors of Amol's Rover.
Nothing like wood and leather.........

"Home James, and I would'nt mind a spot of sherry"............


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Super report guys! The one line descriptions for each picture help a lot.

I really wanted to come for this one but was out of town and missed out on this great gathering and the "supercar show" as well.

Came across this article in the DNA e-paper about the event :
DNA Epaper-Mumbai

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