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Old 14th March 2016, 09:23   #3631
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Our family's 1947 Plymouth spl. deluxe. Picture taken in 1969.
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On an empty Sunday morning it still looks more or less the same. Of course the black statue has long since been shifted, today I read that they are planning to re-install something similar there.

And during vintage car rallies flagged off from the same spot it looks even more familar Pic thanks to Kasli

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Anyone able to identify the brown sedan on the right side? Most interesting model but no info on my part. Thanks.
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Anyone able to identify the brown sedan on the right side? Most interesting model but no info on my part. Thanks.
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I believe a Dodge DU, 1935 (possibly a Touring Sedan) would be good for starters. I believe an "innovation" was the concealed radiator cap.

Did the DV always come with a built-in trunk ?

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Possibly called the Jubilee Six on the other side of the Atlantic ?

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Well done! I expected the extra special effort and it was there. Thank you so much.
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picture of a Taxi along with couple of other cars
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A brand new Padmini
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A brand new Padmini
But what does the BYE plate signify? Temporary plates of some kind?
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What does the BYE plate signify? Temporary plate of some kind?
Dear Shyam - hello after a very long time. Yes, BYE was a temporary number, called "trade plate" (red background, white number). There used to be a number BYE423/E with 25 suffixes behind it.

I distinctly remember another trade plate having the number BMN110/C, which was used to test 3 Premier Padmini cars per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from Kurla plant to Lonavla and back by one Mr. Contractor, a very genial parsi gentleman who worked in the quality control department of PAL, who used to wear a Golf cap and who used to prepare the cars on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and park them on the ramp in the service station to take the cars out for test on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and complete his reports on the same days! Mr. Contractor was called by his pet name "Cuntu" in the service station. I had gone with him to Lonavla once. There was no issue with the car at all. This was in 1976/77. Alas, those glorious days are gone forever, "replaced by today, hahaha"! .

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Image shared on HMCI FB page by Mr. Marwah

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Connaught Place, New Delhi, around 1937-38
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These marvellous pictures were shared by fellow forumist Mark on the pre war minor network.

He told me
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The album is titled "Life in India as a young sahib in the Twenties"
Calcutta and the Docks are mentioned. Other pictures of mounted horses and views.
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here are the pictures

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and a very fine Bull nose morris
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Picture shared by Mr. Abbas Raza in 4x4 India Facebook group.
(https://m.facebook.com/groups/223661567674053)

The picture is of his dad crossing the Sarda river in their Jeep; dated 1960s, according to him.

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Picture taken in 1957, in front of Bamboo Club, Pollibetta, Coorg

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Appears to be 3 cars with the Vanguard clearly seen. One can see the bonnet logo of a Dodge, being the second car

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Hi KPS, the third car too looks like a 1952 Dodge or its sibling... The rear door quarter glass gives that feel.
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Not automobile pics, however while throwing out old documents my wife came across old receipts of Vijai Deluxe scooter my father in-law purchased in 1976.

Acknowledgement letter from by father in law to Scooters India, I guess this was done to avoid any black marketing of long waitlisted two wheelers.

Price of scooter : Rs 4846

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Accessories purchased for total of Rs: 5.50.
I guess the item marked as 'Red tape' is reflective sticker and 'tax holder' is the round plastic holder for displaying road tax receipt.

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Vehicle insurance for Rs 120 and tax for Rs. 70. Interesting to see tax is just half of insurance, nowadays with 15 years taxation we will not be seeing the same. Also, I was of impression that road tax was for duration of 1 year, the receipt mentions it as half year.

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Accessory price list given by dealer


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Same car can be seen in these pictures, though the quality is poor.
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