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Old 25th December 2013, 14:46   #2926
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And the car is? Ford?
Yeah, looks like a Mercury 8. Probably Mid to Late 40s.
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Here's another pic from the same website; This one with a CY plate and an Automobile Association CL (Ceylon / Sri Lanka) oval plate
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And the car is? Ford?
That should be a 46/48 Mercury (essentially a badged Ford I guess). I have NOS taillight lenses and other misc parts should someone need them for their car.
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Have to move this thread a bit.
Could this be Kerala?

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Harit,
KFx was never an Indian registration. KFx is Nairobi in the 1960s.

I do not see any letter before CY so I am sure it is Ceylon. CY was issued in 1947. GCY is a late 70s registration from Gujarat.

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This is a line-up (there are more) of Karachi Municipality garbage trucks. These are brand new, Thornycroft of the 1950's.
Strange that India imported similar kind of garbage collection vehicles at around the same time, also from UK, for use in Bombay but as trailors pulled by three wheeler cabs, Scarab.
I would have posted on Pakwheels but the vintage crowd has abandoned that site
This thread was begging to be pushed.

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'not sure how nostalgic this photo might be, seems to be from the early-mid 80s.
Twas shared by a friend on facebook; his father's Premier President. The car's interior as well as exterior was maroon. Sold in the late 80s for a Padmini though!

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Found these pics. somewhere on facebook. The Fiat in the Delhi pic. seems to be a Delight, and those seem to be the old Harley Phatphatis on the left. 'wish the pic. was taken closer!

The other two are of Bombay. The Fiat 1100 (BMF 6721?) seems to have the rear bumper painted white- noticed this in many 'old-gen' cars in Bombay in old pics./movies- rust problems?

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Sir ji,White painted bumpers were a must during 1970 India Pakistan war,as there was blackout during night time,and head lights were not allowed to be used so these white painted bumpers were used as Markers as we find road markers on highways which are painted white.
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My Dad and his favourite "Bug" FIAT.

Later came a Dukkar, Millicento and 1100D, before the requirements of a growing family necessitated an Ambassador.

Travancore-Cochin registration


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My Dad and his favourite "Bug" FIAT.

Later came a Dukkar, Millicento and 1100D, before the requirements of a growing family necessitated an Ambassador.

Travancore-Cochin registration
From the Registration I presume that the pictures are from the mid 1950s - i.e. before formation of Kerala state.

What is the location of the second pictures ? Looks really beutiful - from the "Thoppi Kuda" in picture, it appears to be in South Travancore/Kanyakumari Dist

Also the first picture - has one of the earlier "lorry buses" in it.

Been home lately ?

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From the Registration I presume that the pictures are from the mid 1950s - i.e. before formation of Kerala state.

What is the location of the second pictures ? Looks really beutiful - from the "Thoppi Kuda" in picture, it appears to be in South Travancore/Kanyakumari Dist

Also the first picture - has one of the earlier "lorry buses" in it.

Been home lately ?

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Just got back from India. My Dad remembers the second picture to be coming off a "Kadathu" (Ferry). Not confirmed though!
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This 1930 Buick was a Bangalore car before it went to Hyderabad in late 1980's. The car was rescued and restored by the Late Natraj Shetty, who was a senior member of KVCCC.


Here is a nostalgia picture, as sent to by his grandson
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This car was last seen in a rally at Hyderabad
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Cool pic found on FB, showing Lord Freeman Thomas, Viceroy of Hyderabad on a visit to my old school back in the day when it was Jagirdar Collage

Great looking pic and superb car, what is it?

The next pic shows Prince Azam Jah and his lovely wife arriving at Jagirdars Collage for a dinner function, any clue on the car ?
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Cool pic found on FB, showing Lord Freeman Thomas, Viceroy of Hyderabad on a visit to my old school back in the day when it was Jagirdar Collage

Great looking pic and superb car, what is it?
Wasif,

My first reaction on looking at the first photo was that it was a Cadillac and google thinks so too

It should be a 1933 Cadillac V8 or maybe a V12. 1933 models had the distinctive 3 bars for the centre section of the front bumper, as seen on the car in the photo plus the mascot is most like that of a Cadillac.

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Sorry for the back to back posts.

I dug up some photos of the car I learnt to drive in, a 1939 Austin 8 tourer which my dad bought in 1990 when I was 8 years old. It came from an elderly relative and was missing a lot of trim parts including the hood and it was always a project car but we had loads of fun with it.

We painted it ivory and red and dad used it over the weekends but then some years later I went of to boarding school and the car was neglected. When I was back on my vacations, we repainted the car and that is when I learnt how to drive.

That's me just behind the steering wheel in the green pull over with the mechanics, driver, help etc. A small part of our Morris Minor is also visible to the left of the Austin.

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After a basic repaint and a lot of trim missing

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Every morning I practiced driving and we would halt for "chai" at the tea shop along the route. There, my car would also meet up with a stablemate, a Morris 8 from a similar year

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After a few years, the already weak chassis started to sag and my dad decided it was time to scrap the car. I threw a huge tantrum and convinced him to speak to a friend who specialized in restoring Austins to see if he'd be interested in taking and keeping the car. He was interested in keeping it and started to work on it.

Being towed away by another, older Austin Seven! Our Ponton, which we had just bought is also visible at the end.

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That's the last time the car left our house

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Ultimately, my father's friend did a decent job in bringing the car back from the dead. He swapped the rotten chassis with a good piece and it participated in the Statesman Rally after a couple of years!

Revived and at the Rally!

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A few years later the car was sold of but we have no idea to who. I hope the car survives; I have very fond memories of that car.
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Cool pic found on FB, showing Lord Freeman Thomas, Viceroy of Hyderabad on a visit to my old school back in the day when it was Jagirdar Collage

Great looking pic and superb car, what is it?
Nice find! The dramatic fender lines are further accentuated with the apparent pinstriping. Can't say I've seen that style before.

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It should be a 1933 Cadillac V8 or maybe a V12. 1933 models had the distinctive 3 bars for the centre section of the front bumper, as seen on the car in the photo plus the mascot is most like that of a Cadillac.
Spot on, well done.

Here is comparison (though with a dual cowl body)

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I dug up some photos of the car I learnt to drive in, a 1939 Austin 8 tourer which my dad bought in 1990 when I was 8 years old. It came from an elderly relative and was missing a lot of trim parts including the hood and it was always a project car but we had loads of fun with it.

He swapped the rotten chassis with a good piece and it participated in the Statesman Rally after a couple of years!

Revived and at the Rally!
Lovely pictures - I am sure you would have loads of older pictures from the Statesman events to share - do dig them out for us.

EDIT - at the back of the Austin in this event I see a red saloon - possibly an Adler? And I don't think its the same red one that regularly attends. Any more pictures of this car?

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Lovely pictures - I am sure you would have loads of older pictures from the Statesman events to share - do dig them out for us.

EDIT - at the back of the Austin in this event I see a red saloon - possibly an Adler? And I don't think its the same red one that regularly attends. Any more pictures of this car?
Karl, your're absolutely correct; it is an identical Adler to the car that is a regular at the rally including this year's. But this car, as can be seen, was all red with a beige/khaki canvas top. The car stopped coming to the rally a while back though I am told that she is in Calcutta and needs some repairs which may be carried out shortly to get her roadworthy again.

I stumbled upon 2 more photos of our 1939 Austin (sorry for the poor quality, moisture has damaged the photos).

The first is a photo taken from a newspaper clipping which covered the car in the 1973 edition of the Statesman Rally as the caption under the photo says. Prior to us owning the car, it belonged to an uncle of my mother's whose name, PC. C. Mukherjee is mentioned in the caption. Notice the banner on the door-"Old Crock Prefers Mod Oil-Servo"

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This photo was taken in another Statesman event, probably in the early 80s with my mother's uncle at the drivers seat.

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