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Old 6th November 2010, 17:39   #46
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An assembly line from 1948. This is the Hindusthan 10 as made out by me from the bodyline

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This is a convoy of Fords of the Indian Army from 1948 ("Indian Information" a govt publication)
Sorry missed the Ford pictures-here they are
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Wow nice pics Anjan sir, i think a few of those trucks still survive in Bengal. Last i spotted them, was in 1995.
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More media matter from yesteryears:
The Business World issues are from 1985 (Bajaj) and 1986 (Standard 2000).A box news gives names of the first allottees of the Standard 2000.
Anjan, these are awesome ads indeed!
Especially loved the ones of the 2000- the FIRST image I ever got to see of the Stampro factory at Madras (all demolished now and with some IT co. standing in its place I was told!), which I had badly wanted to see on my trips to Madras around 8-9 years ago!
I wasnt bold enough to travel around extensively on my own back then......and none whom I asked took me seriously!

If its not much of a trouble, is it possible for you to scan and email me just the images of the red 2000 on the businessworld cover page and that of the factory

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Anjan, these are awesome ads indeed!
Especially loved the ones of the 2000- the FIRST image I ever got to see of the Stampro factory at Madras (all demolished now and with some IT co. standing in its place I was told!), which I had badly wanted to see on my trips to Madras around 8-9 years ago!
I wasnt bold enough to travel around extensively on my own back then......and none whom I asked took me seriously!

If its not much of a trouble, is it possible for you to scan and email me just the images of the red 2000 on the businessworld cover page and that of the factory
Sure Shyam, I will scan those images and the article on Standard Motors and send you.It was published only a few years earlier to the sad succumbing of Stampro into oblivion.
As you may be aware, I have cited some reasons for the fall of Stampro in the Standard 2000 thread, on the Indian Car Scene Section.Please pm me your mail id.
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Wow nice pics Anjan sir, i think a few of those trucks still survive in Bengal. Last i spotted them, was in 1995.
Thanks agspins. These Fords (dieselised) survived for a long time in Kolkata and New Delhi like the Nissan 1.5 tonner now.These were mainly bought at Defence auctions and refurbished to do trucking duties.There was a long chassis, seven and a half tonner too, in addition to this 1.5 tonner. They all had petrol engines and alongwith the Willys jeeps and the Dodge Power Wagon of the 1940's were the mainstay of our defence forces till the advent of the Nissan (1.5 Tonner), Shaktiman and Jonga Patrol in the mid 1960's.
I had seen some of these Fords till a decade back, both in Delhi and Kolkata but now I am not sure.
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a very similar truck, with twin steering wheels is lying in MIT CAMPUS CHROMEPET CHENNAI. i had seen that one 2 years ago.
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a very similar truck, with twin steering wheels is lying in MIT CAMPUS CHROMEPET CHENNAI. i had seen that one 2 years ago.
Those were used to train new drivers Army style.
May add that the older Mercedes Benz and Leyland Comet trucks also joined the defence truck fleet- not sure but it was the early 1960's.There were also Studebaker and Dodge trucks too in the defence fleet.
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Sorry missed the Ford pictures-here they are
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Thanks agspins. These Fords (dieselised) survived for a long time in Kolkata and New Delhi like the Nissan 1.5 tonner now. I had seen some of these Fords till a decade back, both in Delhi and Kolkata but now I am not sure.
Irrespective of what the journal might have stated, this is a Chevrolet and not Ford - the Chevy bow-tie is clearly visible! Plus, the Ford oval used to be placed higher up on the rad. There are various other subtle differences between the two. Both Chevrolet and Ford made the same vehicle under what is called the 'Canadian Military Pattern' programme (CMP). I have a fair bit of first-hand info on these machines (including driving experience) but am too tired to write now. Just logged in to correct the info.
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Some more matter from the media of yore:-
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Thats a Devnagari number plate from the 1960's at the height of anti-English agitations.
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This is an article from India Today
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With the advent of the Maruti era the media publicised everything Maruti and this an expo where Maruti's range was on display
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Irrespective of what the journal might have stated, this is a Chevrolet and not Ford - the Chevy bow-tie is clearly visible! Plus, the Ford oval used to be placed higher up on the rad. There are various other subtle differences between the two. Both Chevrolet and Ford made the same vehicle under what is called the 'Canadian Military Pattern' programme (CMP). I have a fair bit of first-hand info on these machines (including driving experience) but am too tired to write now. Just logged in to correct the info.
Oh yes the truck at MIT did had plates reading Ford Canada, if I remember correctly.
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"The Hindu" four page supplement brought out on the occasion of launch of the Standard 2000 during April 1985 by His Excellency the then Vice-President Shri R. Venkatraman in the presence of Shri M.G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and other dignitaries.
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The last one is an enlarged image of older Standard models that were a part of the advertisement.
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Nice stuff Anjan !
The Standard 2000 is probably the most beautiful car to have been produced in India, ever..
Pity the ageing engine killed it. I wonder why Standard UK could not see better sense to start with ? Or was it just plain economics..

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Nice stuff Anjan !
The Standard 2000 is probably the most beautiful car to have been produced in India, ever..
Pity the ageing engine killed it. I wonder why Standard UK could not see better sense to start with ? Or was it just plain economics..
Thanks Ravi for the nice words. True what you say about the Standard 2000.
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All from Autocar supplement (1947-2007) 60 years of our automobile industry
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Thanks Ravi for the nice words. True what you say about the Standard 2000.

All from Autocar supplement (1947-2007) 60 years of our automobile industry
What a nice spread of nostalgia there, can any one help me with a copy of the supplement.
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@ Anjan Sir Now all this stuff surely suggests that its time ti visit your place and see the treasure of prints you have.
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