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Old 10th May 2011, 14:26   #1711
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My grandmother had always told me about her father's DKW, though we never found a picture till just recently.

This was in Lucknow, and my great grandfather had purchased a donor car for spares (brought from Agra by bullockcart). Even back then spares were a problem! I'm told this must have been around WW2, plus we can see the white lining on the borders of the car so its possible. The car was sold in the 1940s itself. Strange registration, seems to start with D.

Incidentally, by age 15 my grandmother was already able to clean the carb on the DKW when required!
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A very similar DKW was with Ranjit Malik in Delhi....you should check to see it its the same. Wouldn't that be amazing.
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A very similar DKW was with Ranjit Malik in Delhi....you should check to see it its the same. Wouldn't that be amazing.
There must have been hundreds of them. Either ways, how do I identify it as ours? There's no trace.

Once canabalised te donor car was sold to their neighbour who also had a similar car and needed spares
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There must have been hundreds of them. Either ways, how do I identify it as ours? There's no trace.

Once canabalised te donor car was sold to their neighbour who also had a similar car and needed spares
That is true but one could let ones imagination free in some cases !!!!!

Those were small, cute and extremely well proportioned cars.

Inside the bonnet was the two cylinder two stroker taking up hardly any space and always gave the impression someting was missing in there.

The combo dynamo and starter these cars featured was a really advanced and novel feature.

There were a couple of them in Hyderabad too once
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A picture of the Nizam's convoy passing Charminar. Source is Life magazine via Charminar Connection.

The car is teh Humber Super Snipe Pullman Limo which is now back in Hyderabad after an extended stay in Gujarat and is part of a nice collection in Hyderabad
The other car seen in the picture is 1947 Oldsmobile. Subodh Nath
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My grandmother her father's DKW, in Lucknow, and my great grandfather had purchased a donor car for spares (brought from Agra by bullockcart). Even back then spares were a problem! I'm told this must have been around WW2, plus we can see the white lining on the borders of the car so its possible. The car was sold in the 1940s itself.
I have a picture of a car in Agra in wartime paint. Of Calcutta there are many pictures of cars with war paint. Bombay and Karachi did not have this requirement, but some places in the interiors of India apparently did!
Parts for all German cars dried up when the war started, DKW, Adler, Wanderer, Hansa all had this problem which is why these cars are not so common in India. Incidently, I have a DKW just like this, two stroke engine and front wheel drive. There are not many left in original condition. I do not think that there were 100's of these DKW's in India, but there were many Adlers.
Here is a picture typical for its time, I would say around 1970, hence in colour. A proud owner with his fathers Bajaj, "cooling" glasses and huge bell bottoms. Incidently a slightly worn Standard is in the background. Had to put this up to get this thread moving.

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Here is a picture typical for its time, I would say around 1970, hence in colour. A proud owner with his fathers Bajaj, "cooling" glasses and huge bell bottoms. Incidently a slightly worn Standard is in the background. Had to put this up to get this thread moving.
Nice pic.! I would however, safely guess this was much after 1970, maybe mid or even late 70s, as colour photos were not common until late 70s.
Also the huge bell-bottoms, long hair (for men!) were a common sight only from mid 70s onwards. And in 1970 and even early 70s, men still had short, close-cropped hair and narrow 'tube' pants from the 60s (from my observation of 70s movies! )
Oh, and bajaj (150) came only from 1972-73, until when there was only Vespa.

The scooter doesnt look brand new either so it definitely points towards the end of the 70s.

Does it mention the place on the back of the photo? I reckon from the background that this place was somewhere in the north? Again the rusted rear overrider of the Herald could indicate some coastal/humid place.
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I would however, safely guess this was much after 1970, maybe mid or even late 70s, as colour photos were not common until late 70s.
Also the huge bell-bottoms, long hair (for men!) were a common sight only
Does it mention the place on the back of the photo? I reckon from the background that this place was somewhere in the north? Again the rusted rear overrider of the Herald could indicate some coastal/humid place.
Another clue!There is an Ambassador Mark 3 visible through the rear windscreen of the Herald.The Mark 3 came in June 1975 and so the picture is post June 1975!
The place, I am unable to say anything about it!
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Please check this Mercedes-Benz Bus. It is a PMT (Pune) bus in front of Shanvar Wada. The bus has the side roof windows. A very nice bus indeed.

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I have a picture of a car in Agra in wartime paint. Of Calcutta there are many pictures of cars with war paint. Bombay and Karachi did not have this requirement, but some places in the interiors of India apparently did!
Parts for all German cars dried up when the war started, DKW, Adler, Wanderer, Hansa all had this problem which is why these cars are not so common in India. Incidently, I have a DKW just like this, two stroke engine and front wheel drive. There are not many left in original condition. I do not think that there were 100's of these DKW's in India, but there were many Adlers.
Here is a picture typical for its time, I would say around 1970, hence in colour. A proud owner with his fathers Bajaj, "cooling" glasses and huge bell bottoms. Incidently a slightly worn Standard is in the background. Had to put this up to get this thread moving.

Cheers harit
Bell bottoms , why only the kid pls see also the guy with his back to the camera, and the one approaching the camera, all are with those bell bottoms .
Even I USED TO WEAR THEM IN SEVENTIES AND THE LARGER WIDTH ONES WERE MORE POPULAR.
Alsoin seventies see the panel cover on Bajaj, these were small rexine cut pcs, and were inserted in the panel beadings, now pls ask the use of these ??????
Yes they were to protect the paint work from getting spoilt with small children sitting in the back seat and putting their feet with shoes on the panels.
It was so popular that people without children also had them.
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Last Saturday we had gone the The Palace Hotel, Jaymahal, Bangalore. This is owned by the Gondol family. One of the maharaja's brother was an avid racer and here are some pictures taken from the bar in the Hotel

We had gone there in our Wolseley 10. Here is the picture of the car with the former palace now hotel in the background.
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This is a 1950's Willys Station Wagon (4X4) belonging to the Nagpur University-now grounded.The colour was dark steel grey (original) with a metallic tint.It still dons its original paint but is rotting.
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Hi KPS, Nice to see your Wolseley 10, if possible love to see more pics of Wolseley-10 from side, front and engine.


Mr.Harit, yes I agree with you, also Adler making Typewritters. Please
post pictures of your Adlers and Buick.


Mr. Iqbal, this Adler is not my car, while looking for some parts I find this Adler in a garage.


Interestingly amazing to learn that this car before owned by Wasif, our Team-bhp member. But I observed that presently the car was not maintained as expected.

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Hi KPS, Nice to see your Wolseley 10, if possible love to see more pics of Wolseley-10 from side, front and engine.
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Hi Zameer, I have sent you the pictures by email

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