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Old 29th December 2009, 09:28   #16
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A few posts on the Mercedes 680k's engine have been moved to the relevant thread here : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-19...ml#post1660410

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Greeting everybody this is my first attempt in being a part of one of the most seeked after forum on the Web. My good wishes & congratulations to you all on the wonderful information that becomes available just at a touch of the finger. In my next attempt I would want to share some of the very rare photographs of the legendry 680-K engine detailing of the Bi-metallic Pistons, Hollow Con-rods etc. This technonolgy was thought in the early years of the development of auto- engineering this car is a 1927 year of manufacture !
Welcome Sir. It is good to have you on Team Bhp. I am sure a lot of us will benefit from your vast experience. Regards.
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Old 29th December 2009, 10:30   #18
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@tutu: welcome here. If any one has pictures of the "original" Maruti it has to be you. Any luck of finding one and posting it here?
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@tutu: welcome here. If any one has pictures of the "original" Maruti it has to be you. Any luck of finding one and posting it here?
One Picture of the said car can be found here (the 5th picture)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1228902-post1.html

Auto India magazine some time back carried an article on the same with few pictures, how ever we cannot scan and post the same as per the forum rules.
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I meant this car - the original Maruti made by Sanjay Gandhi and his few friends in the back lanes of Old Delhi's transport nagar (errr....Roshanara Road?)

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One Picture of the said car can be found here (the 5th picture)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1228902-post1.html

Auto India magazine some time back carried an article on the same with few pictures, how ever we cannot scan and post the same as per the forum rules.
I think know something about the aravind car.
It was made by Aravind automobiles Thiruvananthapuram in 1983 with a Jeep engine and was red coloured for one famous Dr.Nair.
I remember seeing the car a few years ago in a petrol pump when I came to the city. Thiruvananthapuram Bhpians why dont you guys find out where this car has gone.
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!! guy's the Austin Healey is stunning, as other cars. This is the second Healey I have seen in such a pristine condition, the other one is in Jaipur.
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I meant this car - the original Maruti made by Sanjay Gandhi and his few friends in the back lanes of Old Delhi's transport nagar (errr....Roshanara Road?)
I have seen two of the original Maruti's, one in Bangalore being driven on the road and the second in Pune, lying with a welding machine company. Thanks God India spared this car!

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!! guy's the Austin Healey is stunning, as other cars. This is the second Healey I have seen in such a pristine condition, the other one is in Jaipur.
I have a feeling that both the cars are one and the same. The Jaipur Healey had its origins in Bengal (ofcourse before that in UK), came to Delhi, sold on to Jaipur. But there is another one with Doc in Bangalore, ex-Mumbai.

Also looking forward to pictures of the 630/680 engine Mr. Tutu speaks about. Apparently, that question still seems to be open. I was under the impression that this was settled as a 630 during the Cartier event. I wonder where this discussion will lead to.

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Old 29th December 2009, 19:55   #24
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A look at the collection of Tutu Dhawan...master classic car restorer from Delhi and a Team-BHPian (Jagmanindia). The following pictures include his cars, as well as customer restoration projects.


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I just noticed one thing and that is in the first post where this Jaguar is said to be a Mark-11.A slight correction the car is not a Mark-11 but a Mark-2.



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WOW!!!!!!!!!!! guy's the Austin Healey is stunning, as other cars. This is the second Healey I have seen in such a pristine condition, the other one is in Jaipur.
Yes this is the same Austin Healey 3000 that came from Cal & is now in Jaipur with a very enthuastic collector there

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Dear all - I am very fortunate to have known Mr.Ravikant Dhawan (Tutu is his pet name) from the good old Himalayan Rally days. A thorough gentleman and one very very very fast driver with amazing car control, an absolute delight to observe. Whenever anybody from Delhi talks to me about where he could find the best in car care / restoration, only two names come to mind, one of which is Mr.Dhawan. Hello Tutu, welcome to Team BHP. Let the forum benefit from your vast experience.

Best regards,

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Hi Behram,

Nice to catch you here as well, many thanks for your comments, Yes Himalayan Rally days were great fun now we can only talk about them, cheers & see you soon.

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Welcome Sir. It is good to have you on Team Bhp. I am sure a lot of us will benefit from your vast experience. Regards.

Hi Shiva,

Glad to see you here, will try & add value to our meetings here, cheers & kind regards----------tutu

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Team BHP is honoured by your presence, sir! Welcome aboard, and thanks for letting us have a sneak peak at "behind the curtains" of your work! Eagerly expecting a lot more!!
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Old 30th December 2009, 09:14   #27
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Interesting to see that out of 11-12 cars, 3 of them are from Calcutta.
A little correction 5 of them were from Cal but now all of them are scattered between Delhi & Rajasthan
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I just noticed one thing and that is in the first post where this Jaguar is said to be a Mark-11.A slight correction the car is not a Mark-11 but a Mark-2.
( picture source - 1964 Jaguar Mk II )
Indrojit, Mark-11 is obviously written to imply roman numerals II (two), not eleven!
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Pics of an MG done up by Mr. Dhawan

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@GTO: Hallmark of Tutu's work - attention to detail. One can not believe before an after transformation.
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