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Old 10th May 2015, 19:50   #3421
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Yup, the 46 grille is slightly different and integral. For the 47 and 48 I think the 'Crosshair' mascot on the bonnet had some slight reinforcement differences, and the steering wheel and meters were ivory in one year, black in another. Afraid I can never remember which was which.
The white or off white color ,steering wheel, gear knob,antenna knob and indicator lever knob was for 1947 and the meter dials had golden bezel with white/off white dials and 1948 buicks came with silver dials and all other white/off white parts were replaced in black.
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This collection is priceless. I am continually astounded at the energy and preciseness you offer. Thank you.
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I just noticed this. The fluted radiator seems to suggest "DAIMLER" (CVD6 ?) - not the run of the mill Leyland (though I love them!)

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I just noticed this. The fluted radiator seems to suggest "DAIMLER" (CVD6 ?) - not the run of the mill Leyland (though I love them!)
Also note that USHA fans Advt on the bus. The taxi seen on the right seems to be an Hillman, correct me if I am wrong.
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Main Bazar, Gwalior:

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Majestic cinema, Ghandi chowk:

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I just noticed this. The fluted radiator seems to suggest "DAIMLER" (CVD6 ?) - not the run of the mill Leyland (though I love them!)
I remember my father mentioning that there were a few Daimler busses in Mumbai [ he was IGP traffic till 1954] and the taxi seems to be more like a Vauxhall.

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A '92 pic of Vijay Mallya.

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That is my turf. Nothing much has changed inside port but the skyline in background is an eyesore today.

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"The Shrimati Rahika Sinha Library", Patna. This famous library is the gift of Dr. Sachidananda Sinha to the citizens of Patna, and is in memory of his late wife.
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Are both the cars same? Source: Photodivision.
Yup, both pictures are of a Hindustan 10. It has the sliding sunroof option, which costed an addition Rs. 150 over the purchase price of Rs 7,700
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Yup, both pictures are of a Hindustan 10.

Definitely same cars, and I think this was a photo shoot to capture the car with the buildings.
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Interestingly, MMF 1845, did this car replace your father's older 1959/60 FIAT BMC 9291, which was sold in 1977? Any particular reason for selling BMC 9291?
Dear Fintail - yes, BMC9291 was sold in November 1977 when MMF1845 was purchased. The story goes even further back. I don't know whether this is the correct thread to post this, but here goes (Karl - please move this post if required):

Car Chronicles:
1. My father had purchased BYN1737 for some 1600 rupees before I was born! It was some Austin or Morris. He had exchanged it for a motorcycle! .
2. In 1968, my father purchased a black 1960 model Standard 10 from a parsi gentleman staying on the road between Eros cinema and Mantralaya. It was BMC8582. I used to go to school in it. I remember me sitting by my mother's side and switching on the headlights for her in the night! The turn signal telltale was inside the signal lever knob. We used it upto 1970, then my father sold it to his parsi colleague who painted it in the "blue lagoon" color.
3. In 1970, my father purchased BMC9291. This was the Fiat Select. It was belonging to a parsi doctor and was purchased through a parsi broker, Mr.Sethna. I remember going with my parents to see the car before buying it. It was parked in the lane opposite the Anjuman Atashbehram (fire temple) in Dhobi Talao. It was in metallic gold color when we bought it. We paid 12000 rupees for it, the going rate was 10000 rupees but the broker said that the car was really good. In 1977, my father got the car painted in black color with red "foam upholstery" (as seats were known then) from Nizel Motors, Mr.Jangoo Sethna's garage at the main Bandra signal. I remember that my father had purchased 4 brand new "Dunlop Cold Seal C-49" whitewall tires for 1000 rupees and fitted on the car. We sold it in November 1977 to a Parsi gentleman in Dadar Parsi Colony for 13000 rupees.
4. My father bought MMF1845 on 25 November 1977. We sold it in 1980 to the owner of an Udupi restaurant in Dadar West and made a good profit.
5. In February 1980, we purchased MMF3433. It was in Sahara Dust color. I used it for the MASA rallies of 1983 and 1984. I had fitted 4J*14 wheel rims in place of the 3.5J*14 rims which were available in the market in those days for radial tires. If available now on any car, they will be collectors' items. We changed the color of the car to white for my wedding. We sold it in August 1984.
6. In August 1984, my father purchased our first Maruti 800, MAS720.

MMY43 photographs are already on the forum. I am posting a photograph of MMF3433 taken in Albless Baug in November 1983, the day of my wedding! I had made the front light guard for my rallies on this car in a garage in Ghatkopar, which I later used on MMY43 also!

Wow, the whole thing feels like it happened yesterday. How time flies. I really wish those simple days would come back! Anyways, ENJOY! .

Best regards,

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Racing Fiat 128s at Sholavaram in 1978
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A couple of pics shared on FB.
The place, as mentioned in the post there, is Tirupati, circa 1938.

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