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Old 1st October 2014, 10:39   #3211
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India won the Benson & Hedges cup ! one of the most memorable evenings of my childhood !! AUDI 100 was my favourite car for a long while after that.
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Old 1st October 2014, 12:44   #3212
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As if one unbelievable coincidence wasn't enough, I have to share another.

Rehaan had shared some lovely pictures of a family Pontiac, 1947/48 registered BMY 1068.

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Here are some pics that were scanned some time back from my grandfathers collection of photographs.
Harit managed to get another different image of the same car.

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A family picture, my guess that this photo has been taken in Mahableshwar. Maybe Rehan, THE MOD can tell us who these people are.
And yesterday I came across this Police report

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It mentions that in 1957 the car was stopped for checking and...

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43 bottles of foreign liquor and a large number of packets of tobacco were found...
I'm sure Rehaan will be quick to defend the family name saying the car was sold before that since the title is Bhagwanbhai Dulabhai Jadhav vs State Of Maharashtra on 24 July, 1962
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Rehaan had shared some lovely pictures of a family Pontiac, 1947/48 registered BMY 1068.
Most likely July/August 1947. According to the site, the following (classic) vehicles were/are involved in legal disputes-

A]BYF/5448. A 47-48 Pune registered Jeep. Involved in a medico-legal case, in rural MH in the early Sixties.

B]MHJ/1116. Most likely a Fiat 1100 Delight. Regd in Pune, 1966/67. The car was taken into possession by the Customs Preventive Staff, New Delhi in August/September '68. Wonder where it is now

C]MHP/577. Again Pune regd. Summer of '62. In this case, the vehicle was a lorry involved in a hit & run case, in Delhi, 1983. But one discrepancy is, how can the lorry be MHP regd, as MHP was a private regn. MHD or something is more likely.

D]MHP/541. A lorry involved in an insurance dispute, Jaipur 1988.

E] MHN/1523. Nagur regn, 1962/63. (Thank god, it is not 2191 ). Formerly DLK/6717, the car was stolen, and had false plates put on. July 1972. The car is most probably an Ambassador Mark II.

F] MTJ/3877. Pune regn, early Seventies. This case is recent, 2013. A case of rash driving. I wonder what happened to the Jeep.

H] Three BMZ regd vehicles were also disputed , back in the day. Also, a lorry BMS/1017. Bombay regns, 1948-49.

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Old 4th October 2014, 16:20   #3214
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Here is an old picture, is this from south India and what is the make of the car ?
Dodge ?

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Here is an old picture, is this from south India and what is the make of the car ?
Dodge ?

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The car is a V8 Ford of the early to mid 1930s
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The car is a V8 Ford of the early to mid 1930s
Agreed. It appears to be a 1934 Deluxe model Ford. Interesting point; it was available with either the in-line four cylinder or a the new 221 cubic inch V-8.
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Agreed. It appears to be a 1934 Deluxe model Ford. Interesting point; it was available with either the in-line four cylinder or a the new 221 cubic inch V-8.
My mistake, I was under the impression that by the time this generation was introduced it was only with the V8. But I think we can see faint traces of the V8 lettering on the hubcaps
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My mistake, I was under the impression that by the time this generation was introduced it was only with the V8. But I think we can see faint traces of the V8 lettering on the hubcaps
Thanks for your comment:
1932 was the first year of Ford's V8 engine and it lasted until 1954 when the new 239 overhead valve engine began the demise of the flat head V8.
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Good to see some pics recently from people's own family albums again! Instead of obscure and impersonal pics from the net, publications and other people's ......... what to me are genuinely nostalgic pics from our family albums that this thread originally was, and I wish had stayed (even what some people consider unexciting automobiles)!
Well, I don't agree. There is another thread "Traffic Images" and photos get split, I would have liked one thread for the "nostalgic" photos. This thread then got stranded since 10 days, apparently not many contributors had family photos with cars. In our family they were not well-off enough to own a car, and did not need it there. And many photos belonging to others are hugely interesting, giving knowledge, and discussed at length. If all non family photos were removed, this thread would shrink by 90% approx and maybe not be so interesting. So, this one time I disagree.

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Perhaps if you cared to share a proper photo and not parts where we have to imagine the rest, it would be more enjoyable.
True. Here I agree with you.

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some more , look like they are from some enthusiast private collection
These photos are from the net and on sale in ebay, deliberately twisted for effect. Here is one thats straight, I learned to photoshop finally and ironed out the bends.

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This is a 1939 Dodge Roadster, belonging to someones family, probably Parsi, and very very nice. A good angle of the Roadster.

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Here demonstrating the rumble seat in use.

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At some ruins. Any idea where is this place? I have an idea. Photo is of 1938 to 1940.

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Some building which could have been a school, or a clinic.

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This car has had a "K" series number plate and later it was BMW.

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At some ruins. Any idea where is this place? I have an idea. Photo is of 1938 to 1940.
Could it be the ruins of the Jain temples at Qutub Minar?
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This is a 1939 Dodge Roadster, belonging to someones family, probably Parsi, and very very nice. A good angle of the Roadster.

At some ruins. Any idea where is this place? I have an idea. Photo is of 1938 to 1940.
The ruins make for a spectacular shot. I think I can see the Plymouth 'sailing ship' hood ornament? So then probably not a Dodge.
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India won the Benson & Hedges cup ...AUDI 100 was my favourite car for a long while after that.
The car was registered MFA 1, a series started for Ravi Shastri by RTO Tardeo to honor him. After the celebrations the car was freshened up by the Audi dealer because all those passengers sitting on, not in the car messed it a bit. He lived around Worli Seaface, and I often saw that car on the road.

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...... These photos are from the net and on sale in ebay, deliberately twisted for effect. Here is one that's straight, ......

This is a 1939 Dodge Roadster, .......
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.....can see the Plymouth 'sailing ship' hood ornament? So then probably not a Dodge.
The photo of the Fiat 600 shows a car behind it, any ideas? Maybe an Alpine?
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Again Karlos, yes it is a Plymouth. Now KPS will awaken

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Maybe those ruins are of Vasai Fort?

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At some ruins. Any idea where is this place? I have an idea. Photo is of 1938 to 1940.
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Could it be the ruins of the Jain temples at Qutub Minar?
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Maybe those ruins are of Vasai Fort?
A friend suggests it could be Purana Qila or the Qutub Complex which
has the grave of Razia Sultan's father. Not 100%, but possible.
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A friend suggests it could be Purana Qila or the Qutub Complex which has the grave of Razia Sultan's father. Not 100%, but possible.
Yes, as I mentioned, most likely the Qutub Complex.
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Good observation, Mr Harit. The "Plymouth" ship ornament is a dead giveaway. The name is in reference to Plymouth Rock which is historically significant to every school boy and girl, especially around Thanksgiving holiday.
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