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Old 17th May 2011, 16:34   #31
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The gentleman in picture #8 is the Ooty RTO Brake Inspector right?
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Old 27th May 2011, 20:42   #32
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It must be a bliss driving and watching in the backdrop of beautiful surroundings.
Actually this kind atmosphere is best to enjoy the classics and the crowded
metros. The Blue dodge Kingsway looks great. I feel that Dodge Kingsway of
1956 was the last of beautiful majestic car to come to India.

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You are absolutely right when you say last of the beautiful majestic cars - that Dodge Kingsway is now in Chennai. The engine is being done up. It should be in good shape soon. Mohaan
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Hi,I am going back to the year 1980, I had gone to ooty for my HONEYMOON and there I had seen large nos, of CABS at SHAH and NAHAR blds. I forgot the name of the round about. But I still remember large nos. of VANGUARD VELOX.black and yellow cabs, in superb condition all of them, the drivers had told me that velox is good to climb the hills as compared to Ambys.
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But I still remember large nos. of VANGUARD VELOX.black and yellow cabs, in superb condition all of them, the drivers had told me that velox is good to climb the hills as compared to Ambys.
Sirjee- there was no such car as "Vanguard Velox"! Velox was a 6 cyl. car by VAUXHALL. VANGUARD was from apna STANDARD!

But since you mention Ooty cabs, they were by all means Vanguard. Harit and somebody else had posted pics. earlier of a couple of those too.
Ironically I dont remember coming across a single one when I visited Ooty as a kid in 1988, '93 and last in '96! :(
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There is still one Vauxhall Velox Taxi plying in Ooty. It is driven by the owner.
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There is still one Vauxhall Velox Taxi plying in Ooty. It is driven by the owner.
Seen this car and he is still using Indian jugaad conditions of putting the car on the road. Credit to him and seen a few times around.

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Seen this car and he is still using Indian jugaad conditions of putting the car on the road. Credit to him and seen a few times around.
And no pics. yet?
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And no pics. yet?
Ok will put them up with its carrier taken three years back it plies near the charin cross junction and dodabetta side. I saw it near the savoy hotel and took pics there
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A friend of mine visited Ooty recently and he sent me this photo of Standard Vanguard
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Here are some pics from the Nilgiri Vintage & Classic Car Rally 2009.


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Hi, Nivicca.....the first red fiat in your first picture is my car and it is my dad who is in there.....this is the car car i have started to restore recently titled "Restoration of MDN 6494 - In remembrance of my father. My dad passed away exactly a year ago on March'23. It is my father who is walking another car in a cream safari suit.
Thank you so much for these pictures. It brought tears in my eyes seeing our car and my father, he loved our 1955 fiat which we for more than last 50 years. Thanks once again. It was a pleasant surprise.
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a friend of mine posted this pic from ooty. which car is this ?
That's a Hillman at hotel kings cliff in ooty
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a friend of mine posted this pic from ooty. which car is this ?
It is a 1954 Hillman series III - photo from the net :

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