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Old 10th June 2009, 18:15   #391
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Oh what a lovely time that was (1970 - 1982). Hundreds and hundreds of these flower children would be driving through Pakistan on their way to India in their VW Micro buses, Ford Transit vans and Citroen 2Cv's.

In 1973 in Rawalpindi, my cousin and myself ran into a couple who were short on money and we stuck a deal for their Citroen 2CV for Rs 6,000. The car was a delight and gave years and years of service before being sold off for Rs 85,000 in 1998!!
Were you a flower power person too in those days smoking funny things ??
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Not any of my family's albums but definitely nostalgic all the same. 'found these in a flickr album, lovely old photos of Bombay circa 1950.
I guess the car behind the Buick 8 in the Ambassador hotel pic. is an Austin?
And I think the car parked by the kerb (left) in the pic. showing the hawker and churchgate station on the left is a 46 plymouth?
And the white car on the right in the other churchgate station photo is a prewar buick?

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Not any of my family's albums but definitely nostalgic all the same. 'found these in a flickr album, lovely old photos of Bombay circa 1950.
I guess the car behind the Buick 8 in the Ambassador hotel pic. is an Austin?
And I think the car parked by the kerb (left) in the pic. showing the hawker and churchgate station on the left is a 46 plymouth?
And the white car on the right in the other churchgate station photo is a prewar buick?
Fantastic pictures. Do share the link with us.

At the Ambassador the car doesn't look like an Austin to me. I would think a larger Standard like a 12 perhaps. I am just speculating.

The car in the 2nd picture appears to be a 46-48 Chevy, in the 3rd picture it is something rarer, maybe a Pontiac. The last picture could be of a 39 Buick or even Caddy.
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Cedric, our own sabinesnubbing sent me a link from ebay,

INDIA Old PhotoGraph Vintage CAR Number Plate on eBay, also Original Photos, Automobilia, Transportation, Collectibles (end time 15-Jun-09 12:37:26 BST)

Have a look, it is a very old photo with a car having a BOM registration.
Now the funny part, I have the identical old photo, not a reprint and one more of the same car which I am posting herewith.
I talked with Magneto about this, he suggested that I check if I still have my picture. I did check and I still have it.

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Fantastic pictures. Do share the link with us.
Here you go:

Mumbai (Bombay), India; about 1950 ????? (??????), ????; ?? ???? ??? 1950 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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At the Ambassador the car doesn't look like an Austin to me. I would think a larger Standard like a 12 perhaps. I am just speculating.
Come to think of it, yes I would hazard a guess of it being an early post-war flying standard (12 or 14) - the roof was a bit rounded on these ones.
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Were you a flower power person too in those days smoking funny things ??
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Part of the game!!
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My uncle and cousin with some of the cars owned by them.Fortunately not all of them have been sold.
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P.S.last picture, fourth generation car buff in the making, with a family heirloom.
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sunil,
which is the black and red/white cars in the last but one photo?
are they still with you?
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@ suniljee, those are some really awesome pix. I guess some of them are still with you right??


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which is the black and red/white cars in the last but one photo?
are they still with you?

55 chevy bel air/ 210

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Here is one more from the link. Can someone identify the car? Appears english to me.

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@ suniljee, those are some really awesome pix. I guess some of them are still with you right??





55 chevy bel air/ 210
Hai JayD/Ajay,
both the Chevrolets are 1955 model a Belair and a Biscayne.Some of the Mercs have been sold, but still around.No info about the ponton, am told its been scrapped.
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Recently I got this photo. Very big car, unfortunately too many people around. I would guess a Caddy, but look forward to any comments.

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Recently I got this photo. A very big tourer, something regal or even royal. See the large headlights. Any clues to the people or car?

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Recently I got this photo. A very big tourer, something regal or even royal. See the large headlights. Any clues to the people or car?
Somehow I never saw Caddys with those large centre hubs in the wheels. Buicks and Chevys were seen with them, but I doubt Caddys. Just my 2 bits, subject to correction.
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Attached is another picture of a landmark in Mumbai, with a car near it. The car is a Wolsley, BMZ 5500 this car today belongs to Nitin Dossa. Earlier she belonged to a Parsi family on Nepean Sea road, next to the Hotel Residency.
But can you make out where this picture was taken? The building in the background may provide a clue.

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