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Old 12th March 2015, 13:05   #3331
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A picture of The Taj, Bombay from the Tata archives

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can we guess the make of the car ?

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Old 13th March 2015, 13:49   #3332
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Couple of pictures from the Facebook page of Bangalore bygone days.
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"Here is a photograph of my grandfather's fuel station as it stood on Richmond Road in the early 1950s. I figured today that the small 'office' structure still exists. Managed to grab a couple of pictures this morning and have juxtaposed them with the older photograph. The outlet stood a couple of buildings down the road from where the mosque is presently located on Richmond Road. I see that there is an auto garage now that functions around this building. The fuel station was originally set up on MG Road, next to Lakeview in the mid 1930s and moved to the Richmond Road location around 1950"

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Full credits to Bangalore Bygone facebook page !!
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The Ambassador.
After a little searching, found a clear picture of the Ambassador we had at home from 1963 to 2003.

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Thanks for sharing! Just to correct, that isn't an Enfield but an Ariel - also an English bike.
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Bulganin and Kruschev visit to India.

Is she still around ?

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One from the family album..
The same car was brought over from Tamil Nadu and was re-registered in Bangalore.

Sometime in the 70s, my uncle, on his way to Kumara Park while returning from a "amico fine arts programme", happened to ram a hand drawn cart "opposite St. Joseph's Indian College, behind Kanteerava Stadium".

Here's a pic of the damaged car.


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Ps- Stanher bhai, in reply to your earlier question, my uncle tells me the car was "Jet Black".
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An unknown stunner has come my way in the form of a photo.
Never seen this car before. Any guesses what could it be? It is in India for sure.

Happy guessing and Cheers, harit

P.S. I really don't know what it is.
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An unknown stunner has come my way in the form of a photo.
Never seen this car before. Any guesses what could it be? It is in India for sure.

Happy guessing and Cheers, harit

P.S. I really don't know what it is.
It should be a 1949-'50 ish SIMCA 8 Sport cabriolet. Based on the FIAT 1100?

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Simca 8 1200 Sports Convertible Pininfarina it is. What a fabulous car? While I was in Australia my neighbour had 1.
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My grandfather with my dad and his brothers at the family bungalow in Khadki, Pune. The car, a Pontiac I believe, was purchased from the American embassy. It was eventually scrapped after my grandfather stopped driving.
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Same bungalow, different car. Could someone identify it?
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My grandfather with my dad and his brothers at the family bungalow in Khadki, Pune. The car, a Pontiac I believe, was purchased from the American embassy. It was eventually scrapped after my grandfather stopped driving.
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Same bungalow, different car. Could someone identify it?
Probably a Chrysler product (Dodge or Plymouth?) of the late 1930s. I'm guessing the bungalow still stands. Most of Kirkee still looks the same, decades later.
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Thanks, Karlosdeville. I am told that the bungalow was acquired by the Indian army for a rubber factory.
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Same bungalow, different car. Could someone identify it?
I volunteer to go and photograph the place!!

Do you recall the address?
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Sorry, haven't the faintest idea... will ask around though
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I am told that the bungalow was acquired by the Indian army for a rubber factory.
Wow! Dunno whether I am more excited by the cars or the bungalow in Khadki (Kirkee for the anglicised, and official ). So many childhood memories living in such army bungalows in Khadki, and later while visiting home from Khadakvasla!

Well, Swastik Rubber had their premises near Khadki railway station, maybe still do (if one carried on straight, parallel to the rail line at the fork where one road turned towards MH Khadki Paraplegic Centre/Poona Univ back gate, the one straight to Spicer College, and this on the right)...could there be a connection?
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