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Old 8th July 2010, 14:35   #1276
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Another thing that never changes in India is the desire to have an open car for processions. earlier they used genuine vintage tourers, then they chopped the American cars, Contessa's, Gazel's and so on. Here is an old procession in Jamnagar. Car is a Chevy. BTW, GM is trying to discourage use of that name, Chevy. They want that full name Chevrolet be used.
Nice pic - But look at the kids sitting in it - wonder if it is them getting married!
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Tee Hee, only two smilies allowed. Tee Hee!!
On a lighter note, your "Tee hee" makes me remember a Brit co-worker of my late father when he used to work for British Council years ago, who once told me that women who laugh "tee hee" are 'not very nice'. I dont know how far he was right, also didnt ask him what he meant, why or anything...but anyways, thankfully nothing to worry about that in your case, harit! Saved by your s...er-gender!

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The boy hosing down hie pedal car is a very fine picture indeed.
BTW, pedal cars have become collectible too!
I sure wish I had one shaped like a Herald, like what C S Ananth has!

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BTW, GM is trying to discourage use of that name, Chevy. They want that full name Chevrolet be used.
Maybe an attempt of GM (US) to revive their identity, which has been relegated from General Motors to Government Motors!

Interesting number btw.

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A) On a lighter note, your "Tee hee" makes me remember a Brit co-worker of my late father when he used to work for British Council years ago, who once told me that women who laugh "tee hee" are 'not very nice'. I dont know how far he was right, also didnt ask him what he meant, why or anything...but anyways, thankfully nothing to worry about that in your case, harit! Saved by your s...er-gender!
B) I sure wish I had one shaped like a Herald, like what C S Ananth has!
c) Maybe an attempt of GM (US) to revive their identity, which has been relegated from General Motors to Government Motors!
Interesting number btw.

A) Saved from what? I AM not very nice. Tee Hee
B) Pictures please
C) Which Government, American or Chinese?

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These pictures seem to be related to an old Marathi movie, can someone comment on this? Also, the names of the actors clearly identified in the pictures?
These pictures were mounted, in quite a bad condition, but maybe have some archival value.
The title name pasted at the bottom of each picture is scanned separately.
Another thing, are the headlights on the Ford a "Deshi" product made for the replacement market in India? These are seen on many cars, and the rim looks quite crude.

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I have seen this film at Plaza Chimanrao-Gundyabhau" Dilip Prabhavalkar played Chimanrao, as he did in the Tele series of the same name. I must be in school maybe, 6th or so. The first pic has a Man in black with a Parsi cap,he is actor Maruti.
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A) Saved from what? I AM not very nice. Tee Hee
B) Pictures please
C) Which Government, American or Chinese?

Cheers harit
A) Nice or not, as I said, its still safe in your case- why else did I put "women" in bold in my last post? Taa Haa

B) 'will do so sometime, when I find them.

C) AFAIK, Obama is very much American?
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Another lot of Parsi pictures, these were recently thrown out to the 'raddhiwalla' in the Malabar Hill area.
The family had a 1946 Buick pictured here, and a 1957 Dodge/Plymouth which I will post later. Atleast once they went abroad in the 1950's, pictured here with a Packard. Perhaps Sabinesnubbing can tell which country's registration this is.
They seem to have been horse owners, or had a special love for horses.
Some assumptions are being made, they are a couple, and quite hep/stylish.
The last colour photo was taken in 1962, there is a Kodak processing stamp of 1962 at the back.
Now, WHO ARE THEY?

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Another lot of Parsi pictures, ...................Now, WHO ARE THEY? Cheers harit
Unfortunately no answers. This was their Dodge.

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Unfortunately no answers. This was their Dodge.
Can you tell whether the car is a station-wagon? I think I can see an extended roof at the back, unlike that of the sedan.
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Can you tell whether the car is a station-wagon? I think I can see an extended roof at the back, unlike that of the sedan.
Appears to be one, making it a Suburban.

Another Parsi gent travelled in a Morris Oxford Roadster to Lunderson Bay in May 1938. Here is the evidence. The place exists, google said so!

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The pics posted here are just amazing. Cheers for that.

But the thread title says "Nostalgic pics of our family's cars" Most of the pics posted here are of strangers!!
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But the thread title says "Nostalgic pics of our family's cars" Most of the pics posted here are of strangers!!
There is a saying in Sanskrit "Vasudhaiv Kutumbikam", The world is a Family, so you know why the thread is called so .

Meanwhile here is one pic from Sikkim(Pre independence), Sikkim Royal Palace with Sikkim Police band with a Chevy i think in background.
Courtesy:sikhim.blogspot.com
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Meanwhile here is one pic from Sikkim(Pre independence), Sikkim Royal Palace with Sikkim Police band with a Chevy i think in background.
Courtesy:sikhim.blogspot.com
The car in the picture is a 1949 Dodge or Plymouth maybe.

The Chogyal (?) had some lovely Mercedes, including a 300SC now with Bhogilal and a saloon with KC Anand in Delhi.
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The Chogyal (?) had some lovely Mercedes, including a 300SC now with Bhogilal and a saloon with KC Anand in Delhi.
Thanks for correction, probably a Plymouth deluxe model.
I think they were Namgyal dynasty, Chogyal was something Spiritual King or Religious King.Here is one pic from NG mag, got from www long time back.
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Here is one Home video of 1930's titled "family in India"
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Harit and all,
Still playing catch up with the various plate forums I am a member of so my appologies for the late reply. I am now back in Dubai for several weeks.
The 1950s Packard is registered in France and my guess is that the photo was taken on the Mediteranean coast in the South of France somewhere.
The car was registered after October 1950 when region 13 (Bouches-du-Rhône) started issuing from 1000 AA 13 upwards having previously only had three serial numerals.
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