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Old 24th July 2009, 15:02   #556
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Just received these 2 photos today, home delivery.
The Standard seems to sport a MY? 3246 registration. The photo itself is slightly blurred.
Both photos have the same man + kid.
In the photo with the Standard the kid wears short pants, at least in those days could be considered to have been younger. In the pic with Amby, the kid wears long pants, seems to have grown. And apparantly they grew from a Standard to an Amby.
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Old 24th July 2009, 18:57   #557
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Gents,
KA is indeed the 1947 post partition Pakistani series for Karachi. As with Indian series, it is very difficult to date a particular third letter sadly and so that's the best I can do - sorry.
I am certain that you would not have found an Indian registration in Pakistan (and vica-versa) after 1947.
When the two 1947 lists were created, there was absolutely no overlap between the two. Later, this changed as each country reguired more pairs of letters.
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Just received these 2 photos today, home delivery.
The Standard seems to sport a MY? 3246 registration.
And apparantly they grew from a Standard to an Amby.
Nice, I enjoyed looking at the first pic. even though blurred, for obvious reasons!

BTW, that's a mid/late 60s Standard Herald Mk2, just FYI

The mk2 amby would've been as old as the Herald I guess.
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Nice, I enjoyed looking at the first pic. even though blurred, for obvious reasons!
There can be two reasons, obvious or not. And that is deliberate, or not. Well, in this case the original picture was blurred.

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The mk2 amby would've been as old as the Herald I guess.
That may be so, but you could always grow up to a larger car, even if second hand.
Recently a friend gave me copies of family photos, there was a Ford Custom and a brand new 1962 or so Fiat. His grandfather was a government contractor and always had larger American cars. Later these became unavailable. He bought a brand new Fiat, did not feel comfortable, gave it to his manager and bought a second hand Ford Custom. So he went back to a larger car, but because of govt. policies it had to be second hand. Just a small story.

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Can anyone identify this car, it belonged to an ancestor of mine.
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There can be two reasons, obvious or not. And that is deliberate, or not. Well, in this case the original picture was blurred.
Um, I was not referring to the blurring of the pic....I meant that even though the pic. is blurred, I like it for obvious reasons- ie. it has a Standard car in it!

'hope that makes it clear now.
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Um, I was not referring to the blurring of the pic....I meant that even though the pic. is blurred, I like it for obvious reasons- ie. it has a Standard car in it!

'hope that makes it clear now.
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Nice, I enjoyed looking at the first pic. even though blurred, for obvious reasons!

BTW, that's a mid/late 60s Standard Herald Mk2, just FYI

The mk2 amby would've been as old as the Herald I guess.

Stan,

If the Headlight & the Parking lamp are original then the Herald will be between 1970 to 1973 – Mark II ver.3. Gazelles were in production from 1972-73 if I remember rightly (Herald Mk II till 1969 came with the HL, Indi, PL combo).

Amby MK ii was in production until 1977.

So possible progression from Herald to Amby.

You see in the 1960s the Young Executive's car was Herald. At INR 16,000.00 it was something similar to a Maruti 800 these days. From there possibility of a progression to Upper Middle Management with a Chauffer -driven Amby.

I don't know if the kid or the dad is in the forum now, to comment.

Great Nostalgia for me as it reminded me of my own dad and I

Best Regards & Drive safe

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I dont know if its the right thread. It's a picture of a picture, wish i had an slr or a tripod. Will post a better picture, Adobe is reading RAW files for some reason.
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This is a beautiful photo.The OLD BEAUTIES all parked at the RACES .
That sure was Classic Collection...

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Some treasured photos of Nehru in a 47/8 Buick cabrio and Indira Gandhi in a Chevy of some sort.

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I recoganise this B/W picture of Governer of M.P.Mr Pataskar.I can also identify my father Mr B.G.Naik in the background .This photo is taken around 1962-63 at Bhopal.

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If the Headlight & the Parking lamp are original then the Herald will be between 1970 to 1973 Mark II ver.3. Gazelles were in production from 1972-73 if I remember rightly (Herald Mk II till 1969 came with the HL, Indi, PL combo).

Amby MK ii was in production until 1977.

So possible progression from Herald to Amby.
Actually the Herald in this pic. couldn't be a model beyond 1970. The round indicators+sidelights would indicate it's a mark 2, which was produced from 1966-69 or maybe 70 (although the 4-door Mark 3 came out around 1969 and made until '71, the mk2 also seems to have been continued, offered alongside for atleast a year or two)

Gazel was produced from 1972-77.

Also I was under the impression that themk3 Amby came out in the early 70s itself, could experts (anjan et al) confirm?
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Amby Mark 3 was introduced in 1975.

That was the boom time of car sales in Kerala and Amby/Marikar Motors had the record of Maximum Cars sold in an year in the period from 1975 to 78. I don't remember which year exactly.

Amby Mark 3 was the car.

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Can anyone identify this car, it belonged to an ancestor of mine.
Hi. Are there any more pictures? Or where about could this photo have been taken?
I have many pictures of nice cars with the same problem as here, radiator covered. After all they focused on the persons, not the car.
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Can anyone identify this car, it belonged to an ancestor of mine.
If I was to hazard a guess it would be Fiat going by the shape of the grille and the wheels.
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If I was to hazard a guess it would be Fiat going by the shape of the grille and the wheels.
Hello Wasif,

I doubt that it is a Fiat because:
The windshield in a Fiat is normally two parts, with the upper part folding upwards
There is a coachline near the upper side of the door, normally Fiats are plain.
The wheels appear to be wooden wheels, Fiat's had cast artillery wheels.

I am not hazarding a guess and will forward this pic to a guru in America.
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If I was to hazard a guess it would be Fiat going by the shape of the grille and the wheels.
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Hello Wasif, I doubt that it is a Fiat because:
The windshield in a Fiat is normally two parts, with the upper part folding upwards. There is a coachline near the upper side of the door, normally Fiats are plain. The wheels appear to be wooden wheels, Fiat's had cast artillery wheels. I am not hazarding a guess and will forward this pic to a guru in America.
Let me add to the hazards of guessing: could this be an early to mid 20s Studebaker (a few did come with the angular rad)? Btw, Fiats, the 520s etc did have single piece windscreens as well as the two side coachlines. Only the headlight seems a little lower. And the radiator frame seems too straight on the inside upper (above the core). Looks quite Fiat-like too otherwise.
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