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Old 12th December 2008, 12:54   #301
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Default Indian family in Nigeria with 1975 Lada.

My early day in life were in Nigeria, My father owned a Lada (Russian Made). Good car very dependable on Nigerian roads of that time. The car was bought for N3000 brand new and sold for N12000 in 1982, big time inflation. My mother is in suite and father is with turban, other couple is Mr. Pally & Mrs. Pally.
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Old 12th December 2008, 14:31   #302
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Guys, this is the first time I came across this thread on TBHP. And I was going through the entire thread for last 90+minutes. Amazing memories. Am calling my Grandad tonight to check for his pictures as he is one of the best auto freaks I have ever known.
Very good thread, great pics!!
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This a Chrysler, 1947. I recently got this photograph. I discussed with Karl and he could inform me that this car is still alive, with the same number. So I would be glad if someone else can also identify this. Karl please excuse.
Along with this lot of snaps there was another of the same person with a Studebaker standing in a compound on Peddar Road in Mumbai where today Jewellers Apartments stands. In that photo Kailash building can be clearly seen in the background. Any info who this could be?
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Wow, fantastic thread. I was supposed to be in bed two hours ago, shame on me.

It would be great to see some newer, more pedestrian vehicles as well. I think that Karl's and other's amazing shots of RRs, Packards, Kings, and Maharajas - stunning and enjoyable as they are - might be making other members a bit shy of posting shots of more common stuff. So bring it on, more photos please!
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Just happened to stumble upon this blog which is by one Mr. Chandu Arni, who used to race cars in the year 1953. Scrolling down the page I found some interesting pics (in a video format).

An excerpt from his blog reads:
"Believe it or not, I, Chandru Arni was the first Indian to build a sports car and race in an official race meet in India. This was in November 1953 at the Calcutta Airstrip under the auspices of CMSC (Calcutta Motor Sports Club)"

The link to the relevant page on his blog: untamed: August 2008
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Just happened to stumble upon this blog which is by one Mr. Chandu Arni, who used to race cars in the year 1953. Scrolling down the page I found some interesting pics (in a video format).
Hi Suren,

had a look at the blog and found very interesting. Can you try to find the contact details of this gentleman? I have a Lancia which was also raced at that time and perhaps I can get some more history. In my search I came across the name Davis, and also Mr. Satow. Maybe he can elaborate.
If any one has info on surviving racers of that time, it will be interesting. I was told that one SS 100 and a Lagonda survive in some form, any details would be welcome. The lagonda is probably in Delhi

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Old 20th December 2008, 17:30   #307
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harit,

A search led me to an email ID: rrsarni@gmail.com.

A few more details of his could be found on his profile on the blog. Here is the link: Blogger: User Profile: chandru arni
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This photo was part of an article in this months Auto India, where Suchandra Roy reminices on their Riley Sprite. The picture is from one of the earlier rallies in Bombay, and note the large (K series?) Mercedes in the back. Can anyone identify it? Where is this Riley today?

A somewhat similar Riley (haven't seen it in detail) is lying uncared for and falling apart in Bandra in Bombay. Was apparently inherited by the owner, refuses to sell it.
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My grandfather used to own amongst the first few car/s that roamed the streets of Delhi. My father used to have quite a collection of the old family cars (he was a car buff too). Will try & see if I can find the treasure trove of pictures.

I remember my dad telling me that they (whole family) 4 kids & grandmom & granddad used to go to Dullhousie for summer vacations in the car with a driver a cleaner & two ayahs - THAT MAKES 10 PEOPLE !!

The car was a monster 8 cyl Buick...the pictures have to be there somewhere.




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Old 14th February 2009, 22:47   #310
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Here are some pictures of cars (actually also some jeep & a van) my father owned.
This is a Willys station wagon, American (LHD) very very rare 4 Door, I have also heard that it had aluminium body, can anybody confirm, I cannont even find a decent picture of American made 4 door station wagon on net. please help!
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Default Some of ours!

Our Willys 4 door Station Wagon
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This is me with the lambretta and our fordson van

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My brother , Sister & uncle with Fordson Van

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We had two Willys Station wagon One LHD 4 door & 1 RHD

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Other cars we had are Desoto Diplomat 1955, Dodge Kingsway 1956, Dodge Fluid Drive 1947, Vauxhall Cresta 1968, Land Rover 1954
soon i will post those pictures
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Nice pictures. I was wondering about the four door Willys Station Wagon.

This must have been a four door conversion as as far as I know Willys only made a two door Wagon.

Would love to hear more on this. I used to have a late 1956 version though converted to Diesel. My grandfather had a original woody station wagon which i think was dated 1947 not really sure. It had real wood on it and was a beauty.
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This is me with the lambretta and our fordson van
Lovely pics.!! But I had a grin across my face when I saw the Lambrettas (the one with the round horn grille appears to be an early- 60-61 model.)
and let out a HOWL of excitement when I saw the Herald!!

It seems to be an early ('61-62) herald, going by the dual-bulb sidelights! Any more pics. of this car??
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Here are some pictures of cars (actually also some jeep & a van) my father owned.
This is a Willys station wagon, American (LHD) very very rare 4 Door, I have also heard that it had aluminium body, can anybody confirm, I cannont even find a decent picture of American made 4 door station wagon on net. please help!
hi,
sorry. correction they wewe two doors only with steel body. Subodh Nath
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Yeah. Willys never made a four door version of the Station Wagon.

It was always a two dorr with a steel body. The early woodies had a wood frame but the later ones had wood coloured metal bodies
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