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Old 9th February 2010, 23:17   #991
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Guys, can anyone identify this car ? Sorry, but the picture is very small to begin with !
The car belonged to my grandfather, sometime in the fifties..
Ravi, that's a 1951 Ford Custom, from what I can make out. I've been wearing short-sight specs since a few months now, and even 'normal' size pics are a little hazy without 'em these days!! Hope I'm right on this one though. Nice ride your granddad had!
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Thanks Prabal, for the info ! Yes, my maternal grand-dad did have a few nice cars in his time. I'm hunting for some more pictures..
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Guys, can anyone identify this car ? Sorry, but the picture is very small to begin with !
The car belonged to my grandfather, sometime in the fifties..
As Prabal says, it is most likely to be a Ford Custom.

I suggest you get it professionally scanned in high res. You'll be pleasantly surprised with the level of detail then visible. Collect all the interesting ones and give them at one shot. Its worth the effort.
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Attached is a Ford A in the countryside. It seems that Ford A's were quite popular fot countryside use, and so for hunting. Have a number of different pictures of Ford A's in such use. Maybe its off-roading capabilities were very good, some pics show the 'A' even with royalty.
Ofcourse the man with the good may be just a simple security man, but that looks unlikely. There are several pics in this lot, it was a Bombay registered car.

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The Feb 01 2010 issue of Outlook magazine has a neat feature showing cities 'then and now'.

Bombay, VT. Trams still running, and most cabs seem to date from the 40s. Note the ad for Parle Gluco Cola
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Calcutta, showing a late 40s Wolseley
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Streets of Delhi. We see some 40s trucks, an Amby Mark 1, a Standard 10 (with whitewalls), an Austin A40 taxi and more. Interesting to see the Lambretta 'open rickshaws'. I have seen Vespa equivalents before, but only seen closed Lambretta rickshaws before.
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Bangalore. An Austin A40 visible outside Liberty theater, where long qeues gather to watch 'Harry black is the tiger'!
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Here is a lovely picture of my grandmother with my aunt and uncle and their trusty Standard Vanguard Phase 1. My uncle drove it for decades, and even dieselised it at one point (though the original was retained and sold with the car in the 80s).

Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-vanguard.jpg
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Here are a couple more gems, courtesy my relatives, showing a Standard 8 saloon (shot in the 50s) and a Vanguard Phase 2 (shot in 1955 New Delhi).

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Who can idntify the bike?
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Hey karl,
Man do I envy you!! If only I had relatives with similar "standards"!

I'm sure these pics. of yours would grace the standard motor club site too?
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Karl.

I think its an AJS or Ariel. Unable to specify the rest from thing angle of the photo.

Please enlighten

Its a lovely bike. It can't be you on top. Possibly your mom or aunts.

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram

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This is for our Goan friends. Remembering the ferry crossings, sometimes quite hair-raising. I did manage to burnout my Amby's clutch while reversing up the slope, coming off the ferry. The story was that Goa had some troubles at that time, there were riots, so we took a side road in north Goa. Had never been this way before. Anyhow, the clutch got burned while coming off, engine overheated and I did not know what was going on. A tipper truck towed us all the way to Calangute, and the mechanic there near the market came the next day and fixed it. Only to learn later that he had fitted a duplicate clutch, a reconditioned one.
This picture is post liberation, we can see that on the taxi number plate, GDT. And this is a Peugeot 403 Taxi. I have seen Opel Kapitan, Mercedes Ponton, Holden, Austin Cambridge, Austin Farina, Vauxhall all as Taxi's.
I wonder if there is even one ferry left in Goa.

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P.S. We can see that it is post liberation from the Indian Flag.
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I wonder if there is even one ferry left in Goa.
I took one of them on a recent trip to Goa. Well, that too was around 4 years back. Though they should still be around I'm sure.

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This frerryy picture of Goa brings to mind my numerous trip out there.

The first was with my parents in 82 and we drove from Hyderabad in our Fiat 1100 D APW 8989. It was a very eventfull drive, the car blew a gasket around Belgaum and we had to stay overning and get the car fixed before we could proceed to Goa.

The bridge on the Mandovi was up and we used it to go to Calangut and other places but going to Vasco we had to take a ferry. I recollect it was a great ordeal getting the car on and off the ferry without hurting the undercarriage / mulffler and just as we managed to get it off the ferry a bus rammed us on the rear corner leaving a big dent.

We then drove on to Bangalore to visit my aunt and then back to Hyderabad, I have some great pics of that trip.

In those days when we used to drive thru a village with my mother at the wheel there would be a lot of interest and people would point and shout that a lady was driving !!

On later trips we had to use the ferry to cross the Mandovi as the bridge had collapsed !!
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Here are a couple more gems, courtesy my relatives, showing a Standard 8 saloon (shot in the 50s) and a Vanguard Phase 2 (shot in 1955 New Delhi).

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Who can idntify the bike?
Karl !! That is a BSA - M20
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I wonder if there is even one ferry left in Goa.
Oh they are still there. And "CAMPAL" the one in the pic still does its duty till today. Though it must have changed every panel and screw on it.

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I took one of them on a recent trip to Goa.
They are still very much there. Its free for individuals. 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers are charged a small fee.

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On later trips we had to use the ferry to cross the Mandovi as the bridge had collapsed !!
Those ferries still run even though the there are 2 bridges now. The passenger only ferry though has been stopped.

About getting in and off a ferry. None of the locals took their cars in the ferry during low tides. As Harit found out why.
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A Morris, maybe in south India, registration appears to be MYC.
Any ideas where this could be?

Cheers harit
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