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Old 19th February 2012, 21:15   #2146
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But did SUVEGA come out in the 60s itself? I thought it first came out in the early/mid 70s?
Shyam, Suvegas were in production from 1965 onwards if I remember right. They were produced from a factory near Tirupathi (Thirupathi - Renigunta Road). The company was from coimbatore.

The basic model was in production in to late 1970s. The last new one purchased, that I am aware of, was in 1975 and that was in Bangalore.

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Guys, lets continue the Suvega topic here.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-...01-suvega.html

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On 18.04.2011, R posted a picture of a Buick belonging to his extended family.
Recently I borrowed a family album, found these pictures... Same car, different coloured roof?
Karl pointed this out to me saying "Harit does it again"

First i asked my Grandmum and she said she didn't recognize the car, and it is some gaudy colour (?!). Also she doesn't know who the girl wearing sun-glasses is

That made me realise that she wasn't the one who gave me the picture!

I had got it (via her) from an uncle of mine, so i asked him.

Unfortunately he doesn't remember too much about the car, but did say that "No idea from whom we bought it. Only recollect painting it black with the silver top as 2 tone colours were quite the fashion then. With that one of a kind colour, the car was quite a stunner."

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PS - I've come to terms with the neon "@harit" watermarks, but why the blanking of plates and faces which add a great dimension and interest to these old photos?

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Karl pointed......Cheers, R

PS - I've come to terms with the neon "@harit" watermarks, but why the blanking of plates and faces which add a great dimension and interest to these old photos?
Ahh, that neon gets attention. Generally I don't blank out faces, I let them be as I will be happy if anyone were to be identified. But in this case I put those "shades" (in white) because this picture was from a personal album and I did not have permission to post this publicly. But as the story was so nice, I did post but covered face for privacy.
About the number plates, I have valid reasons and will explain when we talk.

This picture is interesting because it is a wedding, the car is white, could it be a convertible Cadillac? Someone with a similar car could enlighten us with pictures for comparison.

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A Chevy bus. Unfortunately the name on the side is covered.

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Sir, as far as I know Suvega's were phased out in late 1967.They were crude,basic in looks and function. In early seventies more stylish mopeds were introduced.They were Hero Majestic, Kinetic Luna, TVS. Amongst alll TVS was more powerful and had minimum breakdown cases.
Sirji, haritji's "sandook" has an infinite capacity. They keep coming one by one in EDI's (equal daily instalments).
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A Chevy bus. Unfortunately the name on the side is covered.

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Nice picture- please keep up the good work.
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A Chevy bus. Unfortunately the name on the side is covered.
This reminds me of my school bus in the early 70s. It had similar lorry like front end. Wonder what model was that, they called it school van because of the front end.
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Sirji, haritji's "sandook" has an infinite capacity. They keep coming one by one in EDI's (equal daily instalments).

Nice picture- please keep up the good work.
Yes sir, you are right that sandook is like a hen which gives a golden egg on daily basis.Same way those priceless photos are uploaded by him. Hats off to him.
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This reminds.... Wonder what model was that, they called it school van because of the front end.
I also got curious about the model name, and it would have been 'Thriftmaster' or 'Loadmaster'. So the Chevy's were a range of Masters, the cars being Fleetmaster and Stylemaster. They also had additional designation for the load carrying capacity, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ton. BTW, GM also built bus bodies in India in the 1940's post war till they were booted out.

This Landmaster appears to have been new or well kept, maybe pictured on a beach, cars were always a proud possesion or something to pose with. Once upon a time Juhu Beach and the beaches in Goa had such a landscape, full of Palm trees, and then development started.

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This reminds me of my school bus in the early 70s. It had similar lorry like front end. Wonder what model was that, they called it school van because of the front end.
One example here from 1942- this Chevrolet bus still has the in-line six petrol engine and is still maintained by the L.N.Gupta Transport Company.
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I also got curious about the model name, and it would have been 'Thriftmaster' or 'Loadmaster'. So the Chevy's were a range of Masters, the cars being Fleetmaster and Stylemaster. They also had additional designation for the load carrying capacity, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ton. BTW, GM also built bus bodies in India in the 1940's post war till they were booted out.

This Landmaster appears to have been new or well kept, maybe pictured on a beach, cars were always a proud possesion or something to pose with. Once upon a time Juhu Beach and the beaches in Goa had such a landscape, full of Palm trees, and then development started.

Cheers harit
In older films the beach landscape is very much seen too! Thats a lovely Landmaster and looks the one that belongs to me.The black paintwork and the white walls on an original Landmaster, are recipes for love at first sight!
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Yes sir, you are right that sandook is like a hen which gives a golden egg on daily basis.Same way those priceless photos are uploaded by him. Hats off to him.
Had a hearty laugh Sirji with the gold and eggs and the hen.

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I also got curious about the model name, and it would have been 'Thriftmaster' or 'Loadmaster'. So the Chevy's were a range of Masters, the cars being Fleetmaster and Stylemaster. They also had additional designation for the load carrying capacity, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ton. BTW, GM also built bus bodies in India in the 1940's post war till they were booted out.

This Landmaster appears to have been new or well kept, maybe pictured on a beach, cars were always a proud possesion or something to pose with. Once upon a time Juhu Beach and the beaches in Goa had such a landscape, full of Palm trees, and then development started.

Cheers harit
Harit ji, you are right ,even I remember going to juhu beach in those 1959 and till 1971. My dad used to take us along to juhu beach at 9.00 pm and it used to be totally isolated with just 2 or 3 cars parked and one or two panipuriwalas, and those palm trees where now we have palmgrove hotel.
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Another Landmaster bit the dust. They surely got bashed, na?
This car looked to be in good condition, I have never seen this pattern of side stripes before, and look at that steering wheel, this would also happen to Amby's in case of such accidents. Seat belts were not required, they were not even fitted.
Bonnet crumpled like in modern safe cars, yet windshield shattered.
In the background may be a service station using Mobiloils.

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Wonder if the left front tyre deflation was the cause of the accident or happened as part of an impact.Guess we will never know.
(By the way Haritbhai,thanks again for your prompt help yesterday,much appreciated.)
Mods,please excuse the slight deviation from topic, but really needed to acknowledge
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My pleasure.

A street scene on the banks of river ????????? Can anyone identify this bridge, should not be difficult. I expect it to be in Karnataka, in 1950's.
The shadow seen on the bottom right side is falling on a parapet.

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Pic of suspension bridge matches Howrah bridge images on Google images.
Follow the link below,different angle with similar buildings on river bank as well as matching streetlights.
Life in Calcutta (Kolkata) - 1944 Part - 13 - Old Indian Photos
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