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Old 20th October 2014, 00:31   #3226
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Yes, as I mentioned, most likely the Qutub Complex.
Hi! The place is called "Bara Kaman", it is in Bijapur, Karnataka
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Nostalgic Bombay,apologize for not being a "family" picture. Thought it was good enough to share.

Bombay, 1937

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A Land Cruiser Trial, 1959. Looks like we went with Nissan instead!

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Found this old B/W pic. in a Filmfare mag of Dharmendra with his(?) car ('63 Chevy Impala from what I could make out?)

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Found this old B/W pic. in a Filmfare mag of Dharmendra with his(?) car ('63 Chevy Impala from what I could make out?)

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More likely a Biscayne, bottom of the lineup. No side chrome as in the Impala or Bel Air. Nicely posted, thanks.
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A set of 6 B/W photos taken in what seems to be Calcutta, including one with a phase 3 Standard Vanguard, for sale on ebay:

http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/13136318...MakeTrack=true
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Here is a picture of a few cars outside Taj Mahal.

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here is a blow up of the same image
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(Source ebay)
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Here is a picture of a few cars outside Taj Mahal
Beautiful pic. This was obviously a time when the iron-bar walkways didn't exist outside the main gates, and cars were allowed to be taken right into the main courtyard (as opposed to now, where you cannot take any internal-combustion engined vehicle within 1 km of the monument). These Ford V8s look beautiful with the Taj Gate in the backdrop.
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These Ford V8s look beautiful with the Taj Gate in the backdrop.
It ain't a Ford V8.

The cars in question are 1946/47/48 DPDC, such as the DeSoto's, Plymouths, the Dodge's and of course, possibly Chrysler Windsors/New Yorkers.
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Hi,

I just received an email as a forward with the following pictures, if its a repeat i apologize (Moderators, if repeated kindly delete this post).

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Srinand.
Sir ji,pls note that in every pic you will find tracks for the trams. I am fortunate to have traveled in them,in my childhood. Before they were phased out, single decker as well as double decker. Tickets from Dadar TT to Bori bander (V.T) used to be ONE ANNA (6 N.P.).

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That isn't a badge, merely some sticker, as my dad tells me. On top of the number plate is a spot beam acting as a reverse lamp.

The car was acquired in March 1966. Here it is before the registration plate was changed.
The dicky lock fixed on this car is wrongly fixed, upside down position, but it worked both ways.

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Here are some pictures of our 1950 Vauxhall Velox.
We had it till around 1975.

At my parents' wedding in 1973.
Velox were very popular in Ooty areas as Taxi, according to the owners they said Velox was far better then Ambys for hill drives. This is in the year 1980, when I had gone for my honeymoon to Ooty.

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Comments please. Abandoned vintage cars were noticed earlier also.
Can someone translate for us?

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Comments please. Abandoned vintage cars were noticed earlier also.
Can someone translate for us?

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Although the text seems unfamiliar ( A slightly different dialect of Hindi, not quite understandable ), the place is Gondia, 1962.

So, in all probability, the car would've been BYJ registered.

Also- note that the place mentioned is Gondia, but in Vidarbha. I wonder, why exactly Maharashtra isn't mentioned.

Perhaps, there was a demand for a seperate state even then?
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Although the text seems unfamiliar ( A slightly different dialect of Hindi, not quite understandable ), the place is Gondia, 1962.
It is normal Hindi. I've tried my best to do a literal translation, which is as follows:

In our country
A car that became bekar


How much our policy of delay and indecision affects the state sometimes, was seen in a recent case in Godia (Vidarbha). In 1962 during the Chinese invasion Mr Harsahay Methi donated his car to the National Defence Fund. If the car had been auctioned off at that time then people would have been prepared to pay Rs 6-7000. However for unknown reasons the car lay in the judiciary compound for 8 years and slowly its parts and mechanicals became inactive. When the concerned authorities finally realized this and sold off the car, it only fetched Rs 300. You can see the destroyed frame of the car in the picture below.

Incidentally, the writer of this text is a Mr Ramankumar Methi. Must be a relation to the original donator, hence the angst.
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I have a feeling that this could be something interesting.
Any comments, opinions?
Is any of these gents a politician?

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I have a feeling that this could be something interesting.
Any comments, opinions?
Is any of these gents a politician?

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Nice find. What you have there is the still-born Meera.

More reading here

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post2999244

http://searchingforlaugh.blogspot.in...-wagh-and.html

In your picture we can see a Mercedes Benz horn button, and maybe a Mercedes/VW Speedo.
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