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Old 3rd October 2009, 19:46   #826
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Pics of Parsi families from Jhansi...found on interesting site Home Page
Those look to be lovely pics, let me try and get larger ones. Going through the website I found one of my father's cousins
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Pic of a Vauxhall Wyvern in Portugese Goa...
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Nice picture any idea why they have a road block there ?
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Nice picture any idea why they have a road block there ?
These pictures are taken during the Liberation of Goa period. Dating probably between 1955 - 61 or earlier but after 1950.

These scenes were common after the Independence of India and after the Portuguese Government rejected India's directive to leave Goa. A lot of Indians wanted to join the Liberation Movement of Goa - very similiar to the French Resistance of WW2. The barricades were put up at all major entrances into Goa to stop entry of "Indians" into Goa.

This particular one in the picture above is of the road joining in from Karwar or near abouts.

These barricades were managed by Portuguese Officiers to check people getting into Goa. No vehicles were allowed to either enter or leave Goa.

Goa was Liberated on 19th December 1961 from the Portuguese Rule.

@agspins: The picture above is copyrighted to LIFE. I am hoping you have the rights to post them here.

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@Spitfire i dont have rights for the pic, thing is i forgot to add the link to the source.
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Pic of a Vauxhall Wyvern in Portugese Goa...
Nice pic. But sorry, that's not a Wyvern but a VELOX. 'can be identified by the additional trim piece on the bonnet "lip" below the vauxhall badge. This was the 6 cyl. version, while Wyvern was the 4-cyl. version.
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This picture was on the front cover of the 1989-1990 59th Annual Report of Bombay Tyres International Ltd.
Cannot be sure if this is in India. Car appears to be LHD. But still a nice image to share. Could have gone on other threads, like Buick 8 thread, but BW image suits this thread.

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Nice pic. But sorry, that's not a Wyvern but a VELOX. 'can be identified by the additional trim piece on the bonnet "lip" below the vauxhall badge. This was the 6 cyl. version, while Wyvern was the 4-cyl. version.
This is a Wyvern.!!!
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This is a Wyvern.!!!
This is a later model, made around the mid 50s! A seemingly facelifted model of the earlier Vauxhalls. The Goa car above is a '52-53 Velox, you can identify it as a Velox by the horizontal trim-piece on the bonnet edge (right under the badge) with the VAUXHALL lettering on it, plus the unpainted chrome side-trims....here is a closer view:

http://www.vboa.org.uk/_images/inter..._16intpics.jpg

Whereas the Wyvern of the same years had the side-trims painted over, and did not have that bonnet edge trim with the VAUXHALL lettering, had just the badge....as can be seen here:

Dereham Wedding Cars, Norfolk

I'm helping restore a similar Wyvern (which I think was originally in this colour too) here, you can check it out as well in the "Vauxhall Wyvern project" thread.

And here are pics. showing both models where you can find the (cosmetic) differences I mentioned:

A Vauxhall Velox E-Series of 1955, plus a Cresta.

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This letter was published in Thoroughbred and Classic Cars August 1985, written by Mr. John Wilkinson who saw this car in Manali.
Any idea where HPU 1126 is now?

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This letter was published in Thoroughbred and Classic Cars August 1985, written by Mr. John Wilkinson who saw this car in Manali.
That's a nice find. Judging by the significantly increased ride height and carrier, I would say she's been dieselised and doing taxi duty, as you know, very common in hill stations at the time. Since it appears to be a private vehicle plate, it may have been a private unofficial taxi.
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Nice Find Harit sir, Large concentration of such vehicles as Taxis can be found in & around Junagarh, though almost all are dieselised.
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Anybody guess which car is this, earlier somebody posted this pic. in one thread, now unable to locate that thread. This car was last seen in Hyd around 2 years back and later on it is learned that somebody from Bombay had purchased. This car was with the family earlier for 4 decades.
This is a DeSoto that is now in Pune with a fellow BHPian.
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This is a DeSoto that is now in Pune with a fellow BHPian.
I think this car had been Dieselised at one point and was lying in a Garage for ages.

The Prabhat car was also a De Soto.They used to have a picture of it hanging in their shop.
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Hello Guys

I don't know if this picture should be here (if there is such a thread for bikes can the mods please transfer it there)

The first Bike of my Dad (that I can recall) Possibly this picture also explains why I never grew out of bikes and cars

The bike as you can make out from the "For Regn" board on the number plate, was bard new that day when the picture was taken.

The bike is a Royal Enfield Ensign 1.5 (150 cc in todays terms). Possibly a 1961 model as this picture I am told was taken in January 1962.

(Please excuse the picture quality as this is the copy of a 47 years old pic)

Best Regards and Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
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