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Old 15th December 2011, 17:12   #2056
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Looks like hum and a Buick 39 or a Morris cannot figure the exact angle. Also a carriage was used in the shooting of the movie which was a Gardner Serpollet with Amitabh riding it in a song sequence. The carriage survives today in a prominent collection in the south.

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This is Danny with a nice car in the background.
Which movie, and which car?

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Old 15th December 2011, 19:18   #2057
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That is a pre war Standard saloon, a similar car does survive in the north.
Couldnt resist this one, so finally decided to trace out the password that i had forgotten for long.

The car is a Morris 12/6 or 14/6 Series II or III.

We own a similar car - a 1939 Morris 14/6 Series III.

Series II had a chrome radiator and head lamp & side lamp shells while the Series III had painted ones (body colored) on them.
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Danny in Hum, The car is a 46-47 Chrysler Windsor. The bulbous bonnet is a give-away.
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If I were to hazard a guess I would say '38-'39 Buick?
Most probably the car is a 1939 Buick convertible now residing in a Pune collection. This car in silver colour stood for years on Altamount Road and then lay with the filmwallah in Goregaon rotting. Here are 2 more pics, maybe from a different movie, at that time the car belonged to a filmwallah.

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Couldnt resist this one, so finally decided to trace out the password that i had forgotten for long. The car is a Morris 12/6 or 14/6 Series II or III. We own a similar car - a 1939 Morris 14/6 Series III. Series II had a chrome radiator and head lamp & side lamp shells while the Series III had painted ones (body colored) on them.
Sorry Farhan, Karl is right, it is a prewar Standard. It was identified so by Joris Bergma of prewarcar.com for me, it took him nearly an hour. Here is one more picture. How come Stanher did not notice?
BTW, why don't you also put up some of your stuff?

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Most probably the car is a 1939 Buick convertible now residing in a Pune collection. This car in silver colour stood for years on Altamount Road and then lay with the filmwallah in Goregaon rotting. Here are 2 more pics, maybe from a different movie, at that time the car belonged to a filmwallah.




Sorry Farhan, Karl is right, it is a prewar Standard. It was identified so by Joris Bergma of prewarcar.com for me, it took him nearly an hour. Here is one more picture. How come Stanher did not notice?
BTW, why don't you also put up some of your stuff?

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Harit, I still feel its a Morris. Just compare the picture with the one from the Morris Brochure attached below.
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Harit, I still feel its a Morris. Just compare the picture with the one from the Morris Brochure attached below.
Hi Farhan, there is a big difference in the bonnet slats on the side. You can also check File:Standard 9 Saloon 1935.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . This car is not so common.

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This is a 1939 Dodge, today this very car is being restored in Mumbai. Today the headlights are round, should be rectangular. Restorer will recognize the number!
I got this lot from the bazar, there are other pictures too to be put up later. Hope this picture helps in restoration.

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I think I saw this car last Sunday on SV road near Bandra station. It was maroon with black fenders, looked newly completed.
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Hi Farhan, there is a big difference in the bonnet slats on the side. You can also check File:Standard 9 Saloon 1935.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . This car is not so common.

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I was comparing the picture with your earlier post. The other picture posted by you is definitely a Standard
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I was comparing the picture with your earlier post. The other picture posted by you is definitely a Standard
Ah, see, confusion. You quoted Karl's post which refered to the Standard. But, please contribute to this thread

I was going through this travelogue:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...-2011-a-3.html (The First Trans Himalayan Motoring Expedition - Save The Yak 2011)

Very nice. There is picture of the Mahindra being brought on a ferry with the help of planks. Unfortunately north east India is not being developed, such conditions were also in other parts of India as the pictures below show when a Ford Custom was unloaded from a Ferry and got stuck in sand. Makes a nice set of pictures. Goa also had a rickety ferry service. While almost all of India developed and progressed, maybe not enough, North East India has been left in the stone age. That is not a good policy if we want to hold on to that part of the country.
The car being used to tow the Ford Custom appears to be a 1947 or so Ford. The first picture is in colour, taken from that thread.

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Found this one on the Goa Liberation Struggle Photos link on Facebook. I hoped to see some better pictures of imports in these B&W pictures. But for this one, the others do not feature automobiles well.
Today is the 50th anniversary of Goan Independence from Portugese rule, incidentally.
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Any idea what this organisation is about? The truck is a Chevy, there seems to be a Pune link.

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That truck looks like it has origins in the defense services. There is what appears to be a turret on the cab very similar to military vehicles

The rear tires also give a military impression with their heavy duty looks.

Any idea if it is ex military
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That truck looks like it has origins in the defense services. ...
Yes, it must be ex-military, there were 100's of these also commonly used as tow trucks.

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Any idea what this organisation is about? The truck is a Chevy, there seems to be a Pune link.

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Harit,

The organisation is AIWC or All India Womens Conference

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AIWC was founded in 1927 "to function as an organization dedicated to the upliftment and betterment of women and children". The organization is continuing its mission.

The initial objective of its founders Margaret Cousins, Sarojini Naidu, Anne Besant and others sits for Women Education, AIWC has since diversified into various social and economic issues concerning women.

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AIWC: All India Women's Conference

All India Women Conference - All India Women’s conference Santacruz (W) Branch

It was one of pioneering organisations that did yeomen work for women in India. They had branch units all over India and was a much respected organisation in the Idependent India that still was chasing some really worthy, idealistic and socialistic goals (till early 1970s).

They were very actively involved in the welfare efforts of the Wars of 1962, 1965 and 1971 (personally known). So likely they were in to it during the 2nd WW as well.

Many Army disposal vehicles are often donated to Voluntary organisations. So the American spec Army vehicle with them - may be as a reward for their work during WW II ?

I don't know which Branch this picture was from. Would be interesting if somebody can put names on the ladies in the pic.

(my late Mom was very much involved in the units in Kerala along with some of my aunts as well)

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Any idea what this organisation is about? The truck is a Chevy, there seems to be a Pune link.

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The rear tires also give a military impression with their heavy duty looks.

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Yes, it must be ex-military, there were 100's of these also commonly used as tow trucks.

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These were very common transport trucks in the one and a half tonne and five ton categories till the mid 1960's for our armed forces.These petrol engined trucks were badged Ford Canada and Chevrolet too.Due to ongoing the WWII, these companies were compelled by the U.S. defence department to manufacture such trucks for the defence needs, somewhat similar to the Ford and Willys low bonnet jeeps made then.
Our armed forces used these trucks along with the Dodge Power Wagons and Studebaker trucks.These were not at all for private ownership, unless condemned by the armed forces.
The Tata Mercedes Benz trucks and Mahindra made Willys/Jeep came along soon and so also after the Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur commenced manufacturing, the Nissan Jonga Patrol, Nissan 1.5 tonner (both petrol engined) and Shaktiman trucks (licence from Man, Germany) under licence, since the mid-1960's and the "condemning" (thats the word they use in the armed forces to write-off and auction vehicles that have outlived their utility), the older lot of imports were gone in a phased manner. These as usual landed for civilian use.
The picture harit has posted is an auctioned 1.5 tonner,then in civilian use.

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Harit ji, these chevy trucks were named KEKADA ( crab) in mumbai. Dont know what was the reason. We had a school bus of similar chevy in Fr Agnel Technical High School in band stand bandra in the year 1968, it was 6 cyl . petrol engined bus.
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