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Old 27th March 2013, 20:13   #2626
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Just dug out these photos of my late grandfathers car.
He's been through a lot of cars, but unfortunately no other photos are available.

The registration plate reads MSZ 5975.

Any idea which car this is ?


I do not know much about vintage cars but the registration number appears to be from Madras State the former name for the state of Tamilnadu.

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Any idea which car this is ?
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Austin Atlantic - 1949+
A similar car survives in Chennai, which I am sure you can check out
Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-austin01.jpg

Here is more info
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...light=Atlantic (Austin A90 Atlantics in India)

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Just dug out these photos of my late grandfathers car.
He's been through a lot of cars, but unfortunately no other photos are available.

The registration plate reads MSZ 5975.

Any idea which car this is ?
As pointed out, it is an Austin A90 Atlantic, developed by Austin as a more flashy alternative for the export markets which didn't like the drab, staid designs on offer. I'm not sure how successful they were in those markets though.

The red car shown in Chennai is a hardtop, yours is a cabrio. Another two cars survive in Pune, ADU regd and WBD regd. One retains the original windscreen, one seems to have an alteration, and maybe a choptop, I'm not sure.

Harit has a BMZ registered car in his vast archives.

Anyways, we can continue the discussion here

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ics-india.html
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Just dug out these photos of my late grandfathers car. He's been through a lot of cars, but unfortunately no other photos are available. The registration plate reads MSZ 5975.
Any idea which car this is ?
The car has been identified, not many of this model came to India, there are known to have been some examples in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Then some landed in Pune. My guess is that there may have been about 5 cars around in India and these shifted bases.
Strangely, most were convertibles

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Another Morris Minor from the Morris owner magazine, courtesy the www.prewarminor.com
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As pointed out, it is an Austin A90 Atlantic...The red car shown in Chennai is a hardtop, yours is a cabrio. Another two cars survive in Pune, ADU regd and WBD regd...
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not many of this model came to India, there are known to have been some examples in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Then some landed in Pune. My guess is that there may have been about 5 cars around in India and these shifted bases.
I'd seen, about seven or eight years ago, one of these large 'Transatlantic' style-bodied Austins at a rally in Dehradoon. A local 'Doon beauty, she was quite original, and in reasonably fine fettle as such. What I am unable to recall with certainty at this time is, whether that was an A90 or an A70. Most probably an A70, since an A90 would've stayed stronger in memory, but you never know! I'm sure there are photographs somewhere as well. But I seem unable to trace pictorial traces, of beauties of various kinds, once in my collection! And the missus remains unmoved on imploring for information; Rahul Dravid would be immensely proud of that wall!

Nonetheless, even as an A70, she was quite majestic (compared to the relatively petite, though similar A40 Somerset). And because of that recollection of the voluptuous body, I think she was most probably a Hampshire (given the extra side window) instead of the Hereford. Although my recalcitrant, blinking memory of her visage seems to suggest the fussier brightwork of the latter. Gosh, I think it may as well have been an A90 only, after all!! Geez! Should've gone easy on the smoked salmons and Perrier all these years!
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Just received this image from my friend Chris Lambert.
( Experts please help identify the car)

The Picture is from 'The Autocar' Magazine of 17th January 1930.

The Text below the picture is as follows:

" A RELIC OF THE INDIAN MUTINY
The Bailey Guard Gate at the Residency, Lucknow.
The shot marks of the mutineer's artillery are clearly visible.
Photograph by L.B. Spilsbury "

The registration no reads : 2614 LW
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Just received this image from my friend Chris Lambert.
( Experts please help identify the car)

The registration no reads : 2614 LW
The car looks to be a Wolseley Tourer. The regn is probably UP 2614 LW, which was the system at the time, and we can see a hint of the letter 'P'
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The car looks to be a Wolseley Tourer. The regn is probably UP 2614 LW, which was the system at the time, and we can see a hint of the letter 'P'
Thanks !!
Here is a picture of a Wolseley Tourer from 1920's (though not from India) which I found on the net.
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From the Morris Owner 1939, Police Morris Minor's in Bombay edition.
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........Unfortunately these are old dot matrix images and even at top resolution are impossible to read. My best guess at what some letters and numerals read are: Second van from left W 2438, 3rd from left – first sequence of numerals are totally unreadable but second grouping of two reads 38. Morris Eight van on far right has the same unreadable grouping and than the digits 34.
Regards,
Chris "
I have an images of a Morris taken in the 1930's, it is W 8989, same series as your picture but a bit later. I also have an image of a Police vehicle, its a Chevy, not a Morris, and it is POLICE 27. So maybe this is an earlier registered Police vehicle than those in your photo. These vehicles were photographed in Bombay, near Opera House.

Just some trivia.

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Found these nice old pics. of a trip made around the world by a family in the 50s on a Lambretta d made into a 3-wheeler! This one was taken in Bombay:

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Complete pics. archive including the above pic. can be found in this website:

http://www.montin.fr/lambretta/photos/

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Just received this image from my friend Chris Lambert.
( Experts please help identify the car)

The Picture is from 'The Autocar' Magazine of 17th January 1930.

The Text below the picture is as follows:

" A RELIC OF THE INDIAN MUTINY
The Bailey Guard Gate at the Residency, Lucknow.
The shot marks of the mutineer's artillery are clearly visible.
Photograph by L.B. Spilsbury "

The registration no reads : 2614 LW
KartikeyaL,
The registration is actually UP 2614 LW. This was the format of all pre '39 registrations in the United Province of Agra and Oudh. A little bit of the P can be seen on the photo.

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Found these nice old pics. of a trip made around the world by a family in the 50s on a Lambretta d made into a 3-wheeler! This one was taken in Bombay:
Stanher,
Complete with New South Wales (Australia) plate!


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Found these nice old pics. of a trip made around the world by a family in the 50s on a Lambretta d made into a 3-wheeler! .............
Very nice. It seems that quite a number of people have been making such trips, starting with Marco Polo!

But odd is that this was a trip in reverse direction, Australia to Paris.
I casually had a look at all the photos, and liked this Landaulette. Since the lady has her head covered, I presume that this is somewhere between Afghanistan and Turkey. Cannot say if this Landaulette was a local vehicle or also on a tour as there is another person in the picture.

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I think that this was a commercial 3-wheel Lambretta and modified to accomodate all 4 persons.
Stanher, how do you find such stuff, trawling the net?
Interesting and good find.

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I came across this picture of a bus with a very high front face (could not find suitable words to describe this). It looks something like that GM flatbed truck which they use in the serial Counting cars with Danny the count. But I had never seen these GM trucks in India, even not in photos. Then I came across this PAL ad and there she was. Must have sold in relatively few numbers as I have only this photo of this type of truck.

Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-premier-adt.jpg

This made my thoughts stray and wonder about a few things.
Premier Automobiles was founded in 1947, started production in 1949 of Chrysler products. So when did they start sale followed by assembly of Fiat cars? Can anyone give a reply with evidence?
And the thoughts rambled on. PAL made Chrysler and Fiat products, now Fiat owns Chrysler. PAL tied up with Peugeot who helped revamp PAL's paint shop and introduced some corrosion protection. The result was a higher quality finished 118NE and it was named Viceroy. Peugeot had a non compete clause, but PAL tied up with Fiat to produce the UNO. Peugeot was very unhappy and walked out. Coincidently, Peugeot purchsed Chrysler UK which had the Rootes group cars like Humber, Sunbeam, Hillman etc.
See, its all about interconnected automotive relationships, some good and some not so.

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Another picture of a Morris Minor ,courtesy www.prewarminor.com,
the picture I believe is from an edition of Morris owner magazine of 1930.


The inscription on the left side of the picture ( on the car reads)

" BARODA STATE GARDEN DEPARTMENT "
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Very nice. It seems that quite a number of people have been making such trips, starting with Marco Polo!
OT: I was under the impression that twas Ferdinand Magellan who first made such a trip?

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I think that this was a commercial 3-wheel Lambretta and modified to accomodate all 4 persons.
Stanher, how do you find such stuff, trawling the net?
Just bad luck I guess!

And yes, after some more 'trawling' I guess you're right about it being an original commercial 3-wheeler called 'FD' based on the 150 d. The front end had confused me into thinking it was a modified d, as I never saw one with such a front end earlier:



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