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Old 15th October 2010, 18:26   #166
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[quote=travancore;2017565]Wondering if anyone knows anything about the succession of FIATs my Dad has owned. Wonder if any are still around and well..... The years are approximate, the registrations are certain:

Topolino - KLT 906
early / mid 1950's Millicento - KLT 3198
1962 Fiat 1100 - KLT 4828
1969 Fiat 1100 (D?) - KLV 1418)))

Are you sure it was KLT906 ?
there is a fiatTOPOLINO KLT900 with a guy in cochin.KLT906 is a LCV owned by PRS group.KLV1418 is still somewhere in wynadu.
by the way is your Dads name Mr.Raghavan Assary?
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Old 23rd October 2010, 21:38   #167
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Here are the two cars of my dad's aunt (Both the cars were used to be in Thane):
Hindustan Landmaster - BMC 1160
(Grey colored car, sold to someone after an accident on Mumbai-Pune Road, probably in 1972(?))
Vauxhall Velox - BMZ 7350
(Probably sold in 1969(?))
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Wondering if anyone knows anything about the succession of FIATs my Dad has owned. Wonder if any are still around and well..... The years are approximate, the registrations are certain:

Topolino - KLT 906
early / mid 1950's Millicento - KLT 3198
1962 Fiat 1100 - KLT 4828
1969 Fiat 1100 (D?) - KLV 1418)))

Are you sure it was KLT906 ?
there is a fiatTOPOLINO KLT900 with a guy in cochin.KLT906 is a LCV owned by PRS group.KLV1418 is still somewhere in wynadu.
by the way is your Dads name Mr.Raghavan Assary?
Ajay,

I will answer your question partly. The name you have put definitely is not that of Travancores dad. If you try one by one all of the "Thampi" names from TVM, one of the names would match


Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
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Old 24th October 2010, 11:05   #169
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Ajay,

I will answer your question partly. The name you have put definitely is not that of Travancores dad. If you try one by one all of the "Thampi" names from TVM, one of the names would match


Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
ram,
thanks for the insider info.two cars which travancore mentioned have this particular name as the owner,that is why I asked that name.
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The other day I was hearing yesteryears comedian Deven Verma say in an interview that he owns a car of the late Jaikishan Panchal (died in 1971), who was famous as Shankar Jaikishan, the music directors.
He further said that he has shifted to Pune from Mumbai and that he does not drive around in the car, but just starts it once a day/few days to keep it in fine fettle.
I know that Jaikishan had once owned a Chevrolet Impala (model year not known).Will Pune based teambhpians be able to elaborate?
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Hello BHPians. We had this Standard 10 (Earlier KLK 4001 and now MDB 9904) for over 27 years and we unfortuately had to part wtih it in 1987. That was the car which my grandparents used and have lots of wondeful memories with it. The car was the official WEDDING CAR for 7 people in my family. This was black with red seats when we sold it.
Most notable of them was this car was the offical car for the wedding of my parents.
If someone would know the whereabouts of this car please do respond to this post.
Thanks again and hoping to see our car very soon.
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Was going through a few old pics taken during my trip to Hyderabad a couple of years ago and found this photo. This was in the lane next to /near karachi bakery.

Wonder if any T-Bhpians from Hyd can shed some light on this VW.
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Here is a strange entrant to this thread.

Gen Niazi's car, 1971 war booty, goes missing - The Times of India

Apparently our Army in Calcutta has *misplaced* a Mercedes used by Gen Niazi when signing the surrender. I assume it would be a 114/5, which would have been the car of choice at the time.

Where is it now?

OT - A nice black 114/5 has been entered by the Army at a recent Calcutta event I recall.
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Here is a strange entrant to this thread.

Gen Niazi's car, 1971 war booty, goes missing - The Times of India

Apparently our Army in Calcutta has *misplaced* a Mercedes used by Gen Niazi when signing the surrender. I assume it would be a 114/5, which would have been the car of choice at the time.

Where is it now?

OT - A nice black 114/5 has been entered by the Army at a recent Calcutta event I recall.
I had seen this Oxford Blue Mercedes (W115 perhaps) in use by Lt General Arun Shridhar Vaidya, the then GOC-in C, Eastern Command,Indian Army, in the early 1980's at Fort William, Kolkata.The flag car was maintained immaculately and with the three brass stars embedded on the red plate, it used to be escorted by a pilot Military Police jeep.
Incidentally Gen Vaidya, MVC,AVSM, eventually took over as the 13th Chief of the Army Staff. He was Chief when the Operation Bluestar was executed. Unfortunately, he was assassinated on 10th August 1986 after his retirement in Pune. He was being driven on his new Maruti SS80X.The sharp shooters were riding a Ind Suzuki AX100 bike.

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I had seen this Oxford Blue Mercedes (W115 perhaps) in use by Lt General Arun Shridhar Vaidya, the then GOC-in C, Eastern Command,Indian Army, in the early 1980's at Fort William, Kolkata.The flag car was maintained immaculately and with the three brass stars embedded on the red plate, it used to be escorted by a pilot Military Police jeep.
Incidentally Gen Vaidya, MVC,AVSM, eventually took over as the 13th Chief of the Army Staff. He was Chief when the Operation Bluestar was executed. Unfortunately, he was assassinated on 10th August 1986 after his retirement in Pune. He was being driven on his new Maruti SS80X.The sharp shooters were riding a Ind Suzuki AX100 bike.
Spot on Anjan.

Last night I was speaking with my uncle who also had the same story to tell. He too was an army officer, and had driven the car when it was with the ADC to Gen. Vaidya many years back. He said there were 3 cars brought back from Bangaldesh - one Mercedes 114/5, and 2 VW Beetles. He doesn't recall what happened to the Beetles though.

I would be keen to know what is the story with the 114/5 with the Army in Calcutta which was recently entered at the Statesman or Tollygunge show.
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Got this pic from Spitfire. He thinks its the same car. I will ask him about the source.
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Here is a strange entrant to this thread.
Gen Niazi's car, 1971 war booty, goes missing - The Times of India
I assume it would be a 114/5, which would have been the car of choice at the time. Where is it now? OT - A nice black 114/5 has been entered by the Army at a recent Calcutta event I recall.
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I had seen this Oxford Blue Mercedes (W115 perhaps) in use by Lt General Arun Shridhar Vaidya, the then GOC-in C, Eastern Command,Indian Army, in the early 1980's at Fort William, Kolkata.The flag car was maintained immaculately and with the three brass stars embedded on the red plate, it used to be escorted by a pilot Military Police jeep.
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Spot on Anjan. Last night I was speaking with my uncle who also had the same story to tell. He too was an army officer, and had driven the car when it was with the ADC to Gen. Vaidya many years back. He said there were 3 cars brought back from Bangaldesh - one Mercedes 114/5, and 2 VW Beetles. He doesn't recall what happened to the Beetles though. I would be keen to know what is the story with the 114/5 with the Army in Calcutta which was recently entered at the Statesman or Tollygunge show.
I couldn't resist anymore!

Here're two links of posts by me a long time ago about this car (and emanating once again from first-hand info/proximity). Also mentioned are some other vehicles with the army there.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1210960-post42.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/768246-post1102.html

I felt really sad to see the lovely midnight blue repainted to black, but didn't post when the Statesman pix were first posted

I can't say with total certainty, as I haven't been to Fort William in a long time, but I'd assume the black Merc at the Statesman rally to be the same car. And if that be the case, the reporter of the 'missing car' article deserves a contact to his sorry derriere!

If it's true though, I'll be very, very pained because this car means a lot more to me than a discussion on a forum. It was a part of the joys of my boyhood. Those days are gone, most of the elders are gone, the lifestyle has gone, when less was more (we ostensibly spend more now but it doesn't feel the same!) ... I just hope the car is still there.
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Got this pic from Spitfire. He thinks its the same car. I will ask him about the source.
Sorry for going OT.

Normally how much can one pay for a similar car. Running condition, but requires a lot of work.
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Got this pic from Spitfire. He thinks its the same car. I will ask him about the source.
Yes indeed, this is the Eastern Command Army Merc. I was just remembering its number as a four digit one starting with "7" when I saw this picture posted by you.
Thanks a lot BaldOwl.
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Does anyone remember this Austin wagon? I would regularly see it many years back at Canopus Apts. in Pune. Took these pictures with a disposable camera my father bought me for sightings much like this one.
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Nice topic, Karl. My compliments. Thanks for the pictures of the green n white Austin Westminster wagon. I remember her very well from old Poona days. Would see her sometimes in the camp area.
Prabal I'm happy to report the car is safe and sound as part of a collection, and is in exactly the same original delightfully patinated condition.

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Hello ,

The registration of the 1954 Plymouth Savoy I have is BML 1681 - first owner - The Director Greaves Cotton , then Percy Homi Aga of Tardeo and onto Mr. Mohammed Yunus of Butcher Str before arriving in Lucknow .

Anybody on the forum - know anything abouth the previous owners ?

Regards
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Once more, I do not have any concrete help to offer, but just an anecdote - last week I was browsing through my school time notes on classics I would spot, and I have BML 1681 listed as a black Dodge (forgive my calling it a Dodge, I was but a school going lad). I don't remember seeing it, wonder if I saw it in Pune.
We would like to see present day pictures though.
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