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Old 28th December 2015, 15:35   #3601
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a great thread. makes anyone nostalgic.
here is probably the most precious car in my life. my grandpa's 1948 MORRIS 8 SERIES E. though it was bought 2nd hand, it ran like a beast. unfortunately it was sold before i could realise anything. the car with my grandpa & my dad.
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Amit, want the car back? Very cheap

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^ Gosh, that's terrific!

Not very often one is reunited (so to speak) with a car which was in the family, and was sold off when one was young.

Terrific. Terrific.
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found some old pics..
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What car (looking like Jeep) is it in the second-last picture of this post? I had seen these vehicles in 1970s in my childhood. I had seen all of them in green color. I do not remember what vehicle is it.
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What car (looking like Jeep) is it in the second-last picture of this post? I had seen these vehicles in 1970s in my childhood. I had seen all of them in green color. I do not remember what vehicle is it.
If you are referring to the colour photograph with the bearded gentleman leaning against the vehilcle, its a Willys Station wagon
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If you are referring to the colour photograph with the bearded gentleman leaning against the vehilcle, its a Willys Station wagon
Yes, the color photograph with the bearded gentleman. Thanks for the information.

I had seen quite a few of this vehicle in Ahmednagar (MH) in my childhood. The Mama (maternal uncle) of one of my friends had this and we all used to respect this friend for this reason!

This was around 1977-78 when I was in primary school that time and we kids (and most of the elders too) did not know what to call this vehicle. In our area, it was known as DHAMPALA !

I came across an information that this vehicle had only 3 gears but was available in 4x4 !
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If you are referring to the colour photograph with the bearded gentleman leaning against the vehilcle, its a Willys Station wagon
I came across some interesting facts about the Willys Station Wagon:
  • It was the first mass market, all steel station wagon.
  • The company did not have financial capacity to build the bodies. So the body was designed such that the parts could be made by small sheet metal fabricators who typically the home appliance makers.
  • The vehicle had transverse leaf spring suspension in the front!
  • It had 3 speed manual transmission !
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Amit, want the car back? Very cheap

http://olx.in/item/vintage-car-1947-...tml#627d6140c2
Amit; How very enjoyable to read of such a thing happening. I admit, the Morris is a very handsome auto.
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Hudson 1952. Found on Flickr

Apologies if this has been posted before!
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I came across an information that this vehicle had only 3 gears but was available in 4x4 !
Rahul,

The station wagon had 3 gears and was 4x4 with front differential lock (free wheeling hub) similar to the early maruti gypsy.
My brother and I along with several cousins learnt how to drive under loving supervision of grandfather. Have lovely memories of driving long distance from Rajasthan to Indo Nepal border, various national parks in UP, MP. I recollect in the late 70's and early 80's the 4wd and low gear being used for a very long time on non existing roads, often we would have to get off and push. What memories..

This station wagon was purchased from Bhim Singhji of Kota (Erstwhile ruler of Kota). There were fixtures in the station wagon for holding fishing rods and firearms.
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An aircooled VW on its way to Bombay, from Goa. Circa 1995.

Note the 'Sixties Goa registration, and the wheelcaps.

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Does the car still survive?

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An aircooled VW on its way to Bombay, from Goa. Circa 1995.

Note the 'Sixties Goa registration, and the wheelcaps.

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Does the car still survive?
Very much so, and is a lovely car.

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Credits to Ms. Jacqueline Colaco‎ for this picture of her grandparents (posted on Bangalore bygone days fb page)

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Bombay, ca 1952
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Bombay, ca 1952
This petrol pump is far away from Cumbala Hill, it is in Worli opposite to the Poddar Hospital which you can see on the right of the photo. The trees in that compound have grown since 1952.
The lane on the left side of the photo is the Campa Cola lane, at the corner barrack is where today Seaface House stands. The area has changed, but the pump exists, maybe now it is a HP pump.

Below is a wedding car, a fully decorated Ford. Unusual in that the car is not convertible. Convertible wedding cars are in vogue again.

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This petrol pump is far away from Cumbala Hill, it is in Worli opposite to the Poddar Hospital which you can see on the right of the photo. The trees in that compound have grown since 1952.
The lane on the left side of the photo is the Campa Cola lane, at the corner barrack is where today Seaface House stands. The area has changed, but the pump exists, maybe now it is a HP pump.
You are absolutely right about the location in Worli. However, I would like to clarify that this is not the Campa Cola lane or Sea Face apartments. That is ~800m south of here at the Love Grove intersection.

The lane at the left is a back lane behind Annie Besant Road, and the houses are probably police barracks. Photos are probably taken from a building called Pankaj Mansion (or it's predecessor) which is adjacent to the Japanese Buddhist shrine.

The petrol pump itself (now HP) is remarkably similar in appearance. Since I live very close to here, I use this pump most of the time for fill up. They still have a very similar looking tyre, service and repair area.

Thanks for sharing.
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