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Old 26th November 2009, 02:49   #1
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Sorry, this car was a late entry and was not our original list so I don't have a ready reference. I think I know to whom it belongs (it was announced at our felicitation, but my memory is not what it used to be ) but don't want to post that without confirmation.

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Byas, that car belongs to Dr Mammen. It took 5 years and a loooooooooooooot of money and effort to restore.

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The MG TC, CAN 734 belongs to Dr. Raviprakash. It used to be owned by a old and respected member of the KVCCC, Mr. Vinod Narain, who bought it nearly new in the early fifties from UP. He used to drive the car extensively, and told me once that he used to regularly drive in it between Mumbai and Bangalore. Doc bought the car when Mr. Narain decided to sell it, due to his advancing years. Dr. Mammen's car is also red; it was first owned by the late Ganesh Rao, who took delivery of it new from the Bangalore branch of Addison's and Company in the forties!

Guys there are some contradictions about the MG.

@prabhuav-could you please back it up with a little more details.
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Old 28th November 2009, 04:08   #2
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The MG's were very famous cars of their times.A MG is considered to be a car that every collector desires to have at some point of time.These are a few MG's that survive in india.The pictures are from this very forum from different threads put together.I'm not blanking the number plates out so that the difference can be made out clearly.There are many more cars but havn't uploaded them so that others can contribute as well.


These are the pics of the MG TC which belongs to the royal family of Khimsar.(from the thread containing the royal family of khimsar's cars)

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These are pictures of Dr.Ravi Prakash's MG TC (From the thread vinathge and classic s in bangalore)

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These are pics of a MGB roadster which belongs to a lady from the german consulate and the car is in calcutta.Note this car has got a consulate number and the car has been imported for a limited time after which it willhave to go back.


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This MG TC car is Bangalore as well.This car has a unique number.Don't know the owner.

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This MG TC is in Bangalore.Well there is a bit of confusion about who the owner of this car is.Two of our bhpians say two different names.One says its owned by Dr. Ravi Prakash and the other says its owned by Dr.Memmon.This is contradictory so don't know who the actual owner is.

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This car is in calcutta and is owned by Mr.Partho Sadhan Bose.

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This is a MG YT owned a fellow bhpian - Damanthakore and the car is in Ahmedabad

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This is a car that i found on the internet on the Engineers Coperation website.The car seems to been have photographed in delhi but don't know who the owner is.The car looks very neat.

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This is a MG TD in mumbai owned Mr.Jetha. This car is believed to have a amby engine in it and the owner has one more MG which is a TC but don't have pics of that car.

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This car belongs to one of the oldest collecters in India Mr.Shashi Kanoria.This is a very magnificiant car.Very well restored.This has unique feature being that the car has a double stepney.

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This is another one in calcutta but don't know who the owner is.

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These are pictures found on the Bangalore vintage car thread don't know either who the owners are.

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The Black one used to be owned by a person in delhi called Mr. Titu Sharma.




These pics are from the delhi SCB rally.Havn't seen it around now for sometime.Mr.Jatti could you tell us who the owner is ?



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This car is in calcutta and is owned by Mr.Himanshu Ajmera.

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The maximum number of MG's are believed to be in Bangalore so far.Looking forward to see more additions to the thread.

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Old 28th November 2009, 08:40   #3
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The green MG is ownened by Dr Ravi Prakash. Dr Mammen has a red one
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Sorry Ajmat, but Doc's MG is red.

And Indrojit, surprise, surprise, there are two Mr. Jetha's in Mumbai. Proper research would have told you that. Even Karl told you.
Amir Jetha owns tha Amby engined MG, probably a TD and the Rolls. Murad Jetha owns the red TC which at one time belonged to a relative of Nitin Dossa!!
A bit of proper research will never harm.
You have come up with so few MG's, there must be more than 50 TC's in India, and 25 other MG models. Go hunt for some more, you shall be rewarded.

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A Mumbai MG - was told the owner spent around 25 lakhs to get it in this condition. Not sure how far this is true.
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A Mumbai MG - was told the owner spent around 25 lakhs to get it in this condition. Not sure how far this is true.
I think this is the same MRF regd. car discussed above. A stunning job. I took these photos in a Bombay rally in 2008.

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Here is a later model Magnette posted earlier by Dominator. An uncommon MG, if there is such a thing.

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This MGB fastback in British Racing Green was advertised for sale in Bombay in a magazine I remember, then made its way to a Pune collection, and since sold. Pics courtesy BSMotoring.com

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I took these pictures of an immaculate 1965 MBG cabrio (part of Ramesh Thakker's collection) in a rally in Pune, 2008.

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This similar white car in Chennai, part of C S Ananth's collection, was posted earlier on the forum by him.

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Here are some more mics MG images posted earlier on the forum.

This TC was spotted in Bangalore I think.

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Kanoria from Calcutta had posted these images of an MGA he was restoring.

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This MGB cabrio with winter top fitted was recently posted being spotted in Delhi.

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These 2 images of a TC and a B in Bombay were posted ages ago on a website, I think it was Roopgill's.

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These 2 images were from the forum itself, years ago.

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The TC from this advertisment I think is part of the Udaipur royal garages.

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This picture of a saloon participating in a Bangalore rally years ago was posted by Dominator. The same car is now repainted, and fitted with aftermarket wire wheels.

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A very stylish saloon posted by Julian. Does anyone know the current status on this car?

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Some more misc images, at a rally in Hyd/Bangalore(?) and a display in Bombay.

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This cabrio was posted as being part of a collection in Punjab, I think giving company to a Triumph roadster. Subject to correction.

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This TC was spotted in traffic by a BHPian sometime back, I forget where. Appears to be UPS regd.

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This MG Y series (?) is a regular participant in rallies in Delhi/Chandigarh

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This bright yellow TC is an old hyderabad car, spotted here at an old rally, posted by vintagepoint5

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This red TC is one of a large number in Calcutta.

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This MG Midget with unique removable hardtop is part of a Delhi collection. I think 2 or 3 TCs give it company, one being the red URU regd car posted later.

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This Y series car is part of a Pune collection, and appears in the movie Zubeida.

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These 2 MGs are in Bangalore, and I think were entered in this rally by Ravi Prakash.

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A red TC that belongs to Dr Mammen according to the note pasted on it (this photo maybe a year or 2 old).

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I shot this pretty MGB and Midget at a Bombay rally, maybe 2007 or 2008.

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2 MGs at seperate events in Delhi

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Some more pics from the forum itself

This red TC (I wonder how many TCs in India are red) is part of a Hyderabad collection

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This fantastic MGB is in Madras, featuring a souped up imported engine, great period alloys, the works.

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This is another red TC in Chennai, plus an MGA.

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This cabrio is part of Vijay Mallya's enviable collection. I shot these photos at a rally in Pune, 2003/4.

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Some assorted MGs at Statesman rallies in Calcutta, including this rare and desirable ZB/Magnette.

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Film Actress Nutan's husband Late naval lieutenant-commander Rajnish Behl had 6 cyl MG with twin carbs. He had brought it down from London and over there he had fitted a supercharger with a 4 barrel ford V8 carburettor. Does anyone have photos of this to share.
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The green MG is ownened by Dr Ravi Prakash. Dr Mammen has a red one
Ajmat,I have put pics of Dr.Ravi's MG which is one of the first few.Now the question is did he own 2 MG TC's ?Apart from that CAN 734 is said to be owned by Dr.Mammen so that's a confusion we need to sort out.


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Sorry Ajmat, but Doc's MG is red.

And Indrojit, surprise, surprise, there are two Mr. Jetha's in Mumbai. Proper research would have told you that. Even Karl told you.
Amir Jetha owns tha Amby engined MG, probably a TD and the Rolls. Murad Jetha owns the red TC which at one time belonged to a relative of Nitin Dossa!!
A bit of proper research will never harm.
You have come up with so few MG's, there must be more than 50 TC's in India, and 25 other MG models. Go hunt for some more, you shall be rewarded.

Cheers harit
Harit, I know there are 2 Mr.Jetha's in Mumbai but wasn't sure who the car belongs to so didn't want to make an assumption.


Well i know that there are many cars in india but i don't know about all of them.No one person knows about every car surviveing in india.So lets all share our own bits so that we can learn together more.


This MG was British racing Green in colour and used to belong to my dad's friend's uncle who sold the car and then it was bought by another person who painted it White.

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Forgot a very important car, possibly the oldest MG around, with the Bhogilal collection.

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The attached picture is of the MG TA belonging to 911987. The Jag behind it was sent to Chor Bazar. Sad.
Mallya also has a big MG, so has Doc.
BTW, Doc has gone through atleast 2 MG's, one was sold.
But why "do we need to sort out the confusion"? These TC's are certainly not rare, though now not easily available. At one time 10K got you one in running order.

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Nice to see so many MG's and that too most of them in Namma Bengaluru

Is there any way i can get the Front Grille.

Needed urgently.
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Nice to see so many MG's and that too most of them in Namma Bengaluru

Is there any way i can get the Front Grille.

Needed urgently.

Well one way is to look on Ebay UK and i can help you other wise sourcing it from the UK.PM if you require my help.
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