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Old 19th August 2010, 19:01   #1321
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Here is an old Standard for viewing pleasure.
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No such luck. Truth be told, it is simply a low car. Here is one from my family albums for comparison.
Thanks for the pic. harit!

Yes, as karl says, it is indeed a low-slung car, as even shown in the childhood pic. of his dad (karl, you told me he was 12 when the pic. was taken, IIRC?), which is one reason my parents werent too fond of it! Ironically they eventually went for a M800, which is also a low-slung car as far as i could make out!
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Okay, the following pics are not exactly family car photos , but since they are "nostalgic " (IMHO) and "old" i am posting them here. Karlos , Harit Sir if you feel they are out of place in this thread will move them out. Salman
Lovely pics, keep up the great work to show us the past
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An older filmy photo, but not very old. Famous star seen behind. Which car is this? Somehow it looks suspicious, maybe modified, I cannot place it. Let us hear from the filmy fans.

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Is this from a South Indian movie? Car registration is not clear, TMB? 5859. And who are the stars?

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Is this from a South Indian movie? Car registration is not clear, TMB? 5859. And who are the stars?

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Your Joking right? I am sure you have heard about Parveen Babi and Ranjeet. Could the car in the first pic with Prem Chopra and Rajnikant be a Peugeot or a Volvo?

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Your Joking right? I am sure you have heard about Parveen Babi and Ranjeet. Could the car in the first pic with Prem Chopra and Rajnikant be a Peugeot or a Volvo?
You are right, I have heard about Parveen Babi and Ranjeet, I have a car once owned by Ranjeet. But hearing about someone and recognizing them are two different aspects. So, I was not joking.
I doubt Peugeot or Volvo, which model did you have in mind. Maybe the angle is such that we get misled.
And here is a proud gent with his Herald! Could be in Bombay, but where? Note Fiat in the background.
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In this picture there are two Heralds!
And a Stude station wagon, an Austin. Any guesses which is the car in the front?
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Here are pictures of bikes and scooter owned by us over the years. Unfortunately we did not retain any of these bikes.

This picture is of my Dad and his 1959 Irish Royal Enfield, which he fondly called "Natalie"
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Natalie would move up and down over bumps
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My first Matchless, 1951. I bought it for Rs. 6k and spent another 8k to restore!

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My Dad, Nephew and I pose in front of the Matchless and Morris Minor. We paid 17K for a single owner Morris Minor in 1992! It was very original and a superb runner.
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Another Matchless, 1952 which I should have not sold MYO 1009. My mechanic Sundar was most disappointed that I had sold this bike.
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This is 1955 BSA Shooting Star 500 CC Twin. I wish I could have retained this bike but need the money then. I sold this around 10 years back
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Our ever faithful 1972 Lambretta MEB 5420. My dad had run over 50K KMS on this scooter. The picture has my sister and me in it
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I felt so nice looking at your dad's Fiat pic sometime back. And now so many bike pics. Truly wonderful.

Edit: I just can't stop looking at the pics again and again. The bike "Matchless" is just superb. Surely no other bike can match this bike.

Whose kid is that in the Minor pic?

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I felt so nice looking at your dad's Fiat pic sometime back. And now so many bike pics. Truly wonderful.

Edit: I just can't stop looking at the pics again and again. The bike "Matchless" is just superb. Surely no other bike can match this bike.

Whose kid is that in the Minor pic?
Thanks Karthik for your kind words. Yes the Matchless had this lazy feel when you rode it. You had to open throttle slowly and the bike would respond well.

The kid is my sisters son Ashwin who is in Canada and all of 18 years old now. This picture was taken 17 years back.

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Do not know what the bus is but the route it is running on seems to be Pindi-Murree. Rawalpindi was the Head Quarter Western command, Indian Army and Murree was/is a hill station to which the gora sahib retired when it got too hot in the plains. very similiar to Simla, but on a much smaller scale.
The bus says Civil and military contractor, so probably carried all the orderly's, peons and the like, and top right hand side of roof says Pindi - Murree.
This was posted some time back already, but an onlooker has recently shared some information, which might be of further interest. The photo indeed shows a vehicle of one of two bus lines plying between Pindi and Murree, i.e. either Pindi Murree Transport (red color bus) or Murree Hills Transport (green color). The one line reads "Govt Military Transport contractor" and there was a military establishment to which it might have been connected, but the eyewitness remembers them to be private services. The distance between the places was just 39 miles, but buses climbed from some 1000 to 6000-7000 feet and took about two to two and a half hrs altogether. They would stop midway at a place called Charra pani. Buses did not ply according to timetable but irregularly and left as soon as they were filled. The number of commuters peaked in summers (between May and September), when Murree became the destination of affluent people escaping the heat in cities. During winter, many people in Murree would go down to the plains to find work and escape the cold. While a day trip was rare during the pre-independence period, it is very common now. There was also once a flourishing fruit trade, especially in dried fruits, between Srinagar and Pindi via Murree, some of which might have been transported on buses.

Do mention if there are any other old pix of cars, buses and the like from the region (Rawalpindi, Murree, Lahore or Peshawar)!
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And here is a proud gent with his Herald! Could be in Bombay, but where? Note Fiat in the background.
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In this picture there are two Heralds!
And a Stude station wagon, an Austin. Any guesses which is the car in the front?
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Thank you harit thank you!!!

You just made my day!! Bombay too, it appears, had a sizeable number of Stanhers...wonder what's become of these cars subsequently!

The first pic. shows another herald in the background....also it looks as if the herald is fixed with fiat select side-indicators.

'will revert more in detail later once my PC is fixed!

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Here are pictures of bikes and scooter owned by us over the years. Unfortunately we did not retain any of these bikes.
This picture is of my Dad and his 1959 Irish Royal Enfield, which he fondly called "Natalie"
Natalie would move up and down over bumps
My Dad, Nephew and I pose in front of the Matchless and Morris Minor. We paid 17K for a single owner Morris Minor in 1992! It was very original and a superb runner.
Another Matchless, 1952 which I should have not sold MYO 1009.
This is 1955 BSA Shooting Star 500 CC Twin. I wish I could have retained this bike but need the money then. I sold this around 10 years back
Our ever faithful 1972 Lambretta MEB 5420. My dad had run over 50K KMS on this scooter. The picture has my sister and me in it
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These are truly family pictures. Any idea where any of your vehicles have landed up? Do any survive in India? 18-17=1, but nephew looks older than 1!!
Natalie on the number plate must have been something good looking . Very pretty.

Another nice picture, this time a Fiat.

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In this picture there are two Heralds!
And a Stude station wagon, an Austin. Any guesses which is the car in the front?
Could this car be a Cortina of some vintage ??
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Another nice picture, this time a Fiat.
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That profile, the peek of the whitewall tyre, that 'unblemished' select side trim.. all make me go weak in the knees. Thanks Harit !
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These are truly family pictures. Any idea where any of your vehicles have landed up? Do any survive in India? 18-17=1, but nephew looks older than 1!!
Natalie on the number plate must have been something good looking . Very pretty.

Cheers harit
The house under construction in the back ground is the house we are currently staying. We moved into that house in 1994. My nephew was born in 1992 and this snap was definitely take in 1993. So he should have been 1-2 years old. He was a big child. Born in Gibraltar! He was Rock Size

The first Matchless last seen with a Britisher working in HAL who unfortunately died in India. No idea where it went. The second Matchless was bought by a merchant navy person who was based in Whitefield. Have not seen that bike again. The Shooting Star went to Kerala. No idea on the others

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