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Old 14th July 2009, 16:02   #496
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Lovely pictures, better suited here

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Interesting, thats a late 20's Chevrolet Tourer. Its also fitted with artillery wheels (unlike the normal spoke wheels this car came with).
From my understanding artillery wheels are also spoked, however they are much thicker and stronger spokes compared to conventional wires spoked on a central hub of the wheel. The wheels in the Chevy above would be referred to as full disc wheels. These wheels very much offered on this model.

Artillery wheels/disc wheels were very popular in India owing to harsh road conditions - nothing specific to combat use at the time.
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Hi, This Chevy has solid disc wheels, they are not artillery or wire spokes.
There was an early yellow Chevy in Bombay, that also had this kind of disc wheels. Probably an option for an early Chevy and other cars in rough terrain.
There is another very early Chevy which I am after having the same kind of wheels. If & when I get it, will post pics.
BTW, nice picture!
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Old 14th July 2009, 16:22   #498
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The golden/white car is a Ford Fairmont havinf a V6 engine. Incidently I own that car now. She was abandoned at Wellington Mews and had to be sold before the place was being demolished.
Wow, like I always say, TBHP makes the world a smaller place. But what are you doing with a Ford Fairmont wagon? Now that is not a memorable car in any way. Not famous and not infamous!
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Pardon my ignorence , but what is that car in the picture.
Its is most likely a british Ford Model C or a Morris 8 Tourer they type refered to as "Cut Door"

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PS. Gogi and I visited the BEST bus museum at Anik in August 2008, one year ago. We saw a beautiful scale model of the 1962 Škoda 9Tr electric trolleybus. That scale model was provided by Škoda in 1962 to BEST.

The Mumbai SCOMI Monorail yard is going to be built at Anik this year.
Yes, Ram and I visited the BEST Museum and it was a treasure trove. We got some great pics and information lined up which will be coming up as a separate thread soon, i.e. whenever Ram gets the time to sit and systematically form such a thread. Then the psts will begin.

In my quest to find old family pics of cars which we owned, i have found some.

This one seems to be somewhere in Pre partition India, what is now known as West Pakistan mostly in Rawalpindi. The car seems to be a wagon with wood inserts and the shape definitely American early forties, say a GM or a Hudson. Experts please dig. The pics depicts, as im told, in all probability my grand father- in the shirt and pant, with his brother in law carrying his other brother in law away from a badly turned out Anti British assembly. Its too bad that i discovered this pic after he passed away or else his photographic memory would have re-produced the entire scene, as if one was there themselves. He also had a penchant for car registeration numbers much like our New-Old Bawaji KaD

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The 1981 Peugeot S/W (called Break) at my Lonavala house in the mid eighties.

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Mu late cousin from Calcutta...sorry Kolkatta astride on his Rajdoot (Bobby) GTS. Unfortunately he lost his life in a motor cycle accident.

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His VW Variant parked at his Kidderpore bungalow. They have since shifted and the bungalow may have given way to another structure.

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Im still digging. Am trying to get hold of a pic where my Grandad, is on his grandad's lap, all of four years on their family car, sometime in the early 20's. Its there somewhere, im trying to get hold of it.
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Interesting, thats a late 20's Chevrolet Tourer. Its also fitted with artillery wheels (unlike the normal spoke wheels this car came with). There is a 1927 Chevrolet Tourer being restored at Rahul Sircar's garage in Kolkata

Just an arbitrary thought. WW2, Rangoon, cars with artillery wheels - was your grandpa in (or associated with) Netaji's INA in any way?
I never heard so,rather being clearcut to say,there is no body in this world live to tell me.
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The 1981 Peugeot S/W (called Break) at my Lonavala house in the mid eighties.

His VW Variant parked at his Kidderpore bungalow. They have since shifted and the bungalow may have given way to another structure.
Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

My uncle drove an identical white Peugeot wagon for many years, making weekly Mahabaleshwar trips without fail. Number was MGG 7007, in the 90s it was donated to the Petit technical school in Pune for the apprentices to work on. Gogi - your family bought a Biscayne back in the day from the same uncle.
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This picture is quite new,comparing to thers.
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My little father over the huge car,I think we all know this car!
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I never heard so,rather being clearcut to say,there is no body in this world live to tell me.
This picture rules out that possibillity.He had more intimacy with the English.
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People were so inovative and Royal in motor art-can we find similar brand new things this days?
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Lovely pictures, I do hope there are more.

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This picture is quite new,comparing to thers.
The car appears to be a Škoda roadster, Assam registered.

The Austin is BLA registered, which was pre-partition Bengal. The regn. would probably have changed to WBA.
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Lovely pictures, I do hope there are more.



The car appears to be a Škoda roadster, Assam registered.

The Austin is BLA registered, which was pre-partition Bengal. The regn. would probably have changed to WBA.
Both are right
Yes,I will post more after scanning.
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The car appears to be a Škoda roadster, Assam registered.
Somehow i thought it was a ford (British made)
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Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

My uncle drove an identical white Peugeot wagon for many years, making weekly Mahabaleshwar trips without fail. Number was MGG 7007, in the 90s it was donated to the Petit technical school in Pune for the apprentices to work on. Gogi - your family bought a Biscayne back in the day from the same uncle.
Our Peugeot was registered as MMG 567 and the Biscayne MRY 7602. It was later sold to a person who dieselised the car. I remember my grandad firing the hell out of him
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