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Old 15th February 2009, 18:33   #316
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Willys did make 4 door station wagon, check out this link

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Those were not exported and if they were they would be in Left Hand Drive configuration.

Was your family wagona left hooker ?

Would be interesting to know as I have never come across one in Inidia.
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Our was bought from an industrial auction of an canadian company which had rail link to its mines, American 4door Willys were built for industrial use with rail road application. Our was an orignal 4 Door & not Modified.
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Those were not exported and if they were they would be in Left Hand Drive configuration.

Was your family wagona left hooker ?

Would be interesting to know as I have never come across one in Inidia.
Yes it was Left Hander, You can see the steering in the Pic

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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??
No , It was a taxi in which we toured Goa, this pic was taken in Dona Paula

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Those were not exported and if they were they would be in Left Hand Drive configuration.

Was your family wagona left hooker ?

Would be interesting to know as I have never come across one in Inidia.
In fact it was sold because of our drivers inconvenience in driving a LHD and also because it was difficult to repair the body as it was aluminium (as told to my brotherby the driver at the end of his days).

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Then this must have been a one of a kind Wagon in India. Any idea if it is still around ?

Also was it a four or six cylinder engine or was it converted to Diesel.

Any idea of the date of your picture ?
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No , It was a taxi in which we toured Goa, this pic was taken in Dona Paula
TAXI?? Are you referring to the Herald, or the Amby in the last pic.??

The Herald surely couldn't be a taxi- firstly it has white on black plates, which was for private vehicles then (even privately owned taxis had to have black on white plates, although they could retain their original colour)

And it doesn't have a Goan regn. (looks like MEW or MSW) either.

Incidentally, suren181's father, who worked for CUMI in the 60s and 70s also had a black '62 Herald first....I think it had the same no., will ask him to check and let us know.
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A lovely picture of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi with his fintail Mercedes 200 which he retains to this day in original condition.

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Hi Qamar.

Did you check out the WillysCountry | 4DR Willys Wagons website.

Your old four door Station Wagon has turned out to be a very intereting vehicle. Probably the only one of its kind.

Its good to see you get credit for the picture and for bringing this car to the notice of other Willys lovers worldwide.

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I have recently received a set of photos from a friend. These are from his wife's family. They were government contractors. This picture may have been taken in Aurangabad, maybe someone can identify the hills in the background.
Peculiar is the registration, it seems to be 360 AURANGABAD. There was no Maharaja of Aurangabad, so this is definitely not a royal registration. But the name of the city is put in full, for Bombay at one time it was shortened to BOM.
And the car does have headlights, look closely.
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This picture may have been taken in Aurangabad, maybe someone can identify the hills in the background.
Peculiar is the registration, it seems to be 360 AURANGABAD. There was no Maharaja of Aurangabad, so this is definitely not a royal registration.
That is a nice picture, especially since I am stationed in Aurangabad now.

I cannot confirmedly identify those hills, but major portions of the city do still look very similar - as the mole puts it, the dust bowl of Maharastra.

You mention they were government contractors (who certainly look like they are enjoying themselves, though I cant imagine how that position would be comfortable!) - perhaps certain government/municipality vehicles bore these quaint plates. An interesting find indeed.

The car is a Ford V8/Model B?
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Harit,
A beautiful picture.
From what we do know of the pre 1939 registrations (and this I believe may be a 1933-5 Ford as Karlosdeville says), full names were used on plates in Bombay presidency (Khaipur is known), Central India (6 known such as Rewa, Datia and Sarila, Punjab province where they were used on official vehicles and the Rajputana agency where they were probably most common.
Lovely!
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Interesting info. on the no. plates. BTW, anyone knows what colour they were? The one on this car doesnt appear black.
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All,
I have been looking more closely at the Aurangabad plate and I agree with Stanher that it does not look to be a white on black plate. Aurangabad was in the Hyderabad province and the only thing we know about their numbers is that they were plain (i.e 4853) albeit rather pretty and very fancy. If this was a typical pre-39 plate with a name, it should be AURANGABAD 360 not as here. I am therefore guessing that this is actually number 360 in probably white on green (or maybe red) for an official vehicle and the district it worked in is added to the plate.

The attached photo is from an American collector and is a typical Hyderabad Province plate that is said to be from 1937.
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I am therefore guessing that this is actually number 360 in probably white on green (or maybe red) for an official vehicle and the district it worked in is added to the plate.
My guess is more towards a green plate- as considering it was part of Hyderabad, which was the Nizam's state back then, private vehicles would've had green numberplates, signifying the traditional Islamic colour?
And in that case the RC also would've been in Urdu- I'd heard from an old mechanic here that someone had given him a Hyderabad (Nizam state) RC of a scrapped 1927 Chevrolet entirely in Urdu! because he had a similar car back then (sold since), rescued from going to scrap.
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Stanher.

The colour of the plates during the Nizams times was yellow, which was the official state colour.

The system was three letters followed by three to four numbers as in "HYX 1234".

Never hear of any green plates at all but have actually seen the yellow plates.
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