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Old 12th April 2016, 17:01   #3646
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Same car can be seen in these pictures, though the quality is poor.
Possibly a Ford V8/later Model B? Grille resembles that of a Studebaker, but somehow I feel the car is too small for that.
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Possibly a Ford V8/later Model B? Grille resembles that of a Studebaker, but somehow I feel the car is too small for that.

Could it be a Ford Y ?
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This seems to be a 1934 model b Ford V8, same as the famous Bonnie and Clyde car, from a movie of the same name. It has two spare tryes , one on fender and the other on the rear. There used to be one car in Hyderabad but went to Coimbatore long back.

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3 cars outside the Maratha Mandir, Bombay
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This Maratha mandir photograph above should be from 1958, just looked closely at the photo and the movie running at the theater is " Sadhna" which released in 1958

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These are pictures of a 1967 Pontiac in Mumbai. Possibly pictures were taken in Juhu, Mumbai

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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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Brother you have forgotten to mention chrome plated all round footrest made by Globe auto,it used to Cost 75/-. Cheaper version were available for 60/-...
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Brother you have forgotten to mention chrome plated all round footrest made by Globe auto,it used to Cost 75/-. Cheaper version were available for 60/-...
Never seen a chrome plated one to date but did see painted footrest cum all-around guard rails on Vijais, like so:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/133283.jpg

Is this the 'cheaper' version?
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Matchboxes were "Made in England" too?
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Here is a very old picture , it is supposed to be captured in Chandernagar in 1910.

Here is the original picture

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However since the visibility was really poor I tried to edit it a bit.

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What car is this ? the registration no. I think is A02 or AD2.

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What car is this ? the registration no. I think is A02 or AD2.
A Renault Voiturette?
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PABLO BARTHOLOMEW, Taxi Driver With Passengers, Bombay, 1979, archival pigment print, 16 24 in. Courtesy Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.

and pictures of several other Parsi owned beauties
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ENVIROMENTALLY FRIENDLY


Electric cars enjoyed popularity between the mid-19th century and early 20th century, when electricity was among the preferred methods for automobile propulsion, providing a level of comfort and ease of operation.

Advances in technology which reduced prices of gasoline cars to less than half that of equivalent electric cars, led to a decline, effectively removing it from important markets.

However, in recent years, increased concerns of the environment has brought about renewed interest in electric cars, which are perceived to be more environmentally friendly.

In December 1982, Naval Tata received a letter from P. G. Thakar enclosing photographs of an electric car owned by Sir Dorabji Tata.

The car worked on electric power derived from accumulator batteries and worked on 110 volts. The peculiarity of this car was that it had no steering wheel. It had two horizontal rods, one near the driver’s seat and the other near the back. The car could either be operated from the front or from the back using these horizontal rods.

It had no gears or clutch but one regulator with variable speeds. It had 30-40 mph speed and could run 40 miles on one charge. After that the batteries had to be recharged. The Tata Hydro Companies had a fleet of such vehicles for heavy transport.

In his reply Naval Tata said: “I remember Sir Dorabji Tata driving the car by Miller. I also Lady Meherbai Tata driving the car sitting from the back seat by using the two horizontal rods.”
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Young Balasaheb Thackeray addressing Mumbaikars atop an Ambassador
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PABLO BARTHOLOMEW, Taxi Driver With Passengers, Bombay, 1979, archival pigment print, 16 24 in. Courtesy Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.

and pictures of several other Parsi owned beauties
That FIAT is now Rony's right?
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