Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th September 2010, 01:33   #31
BHPian
 
invinci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: belgaum
Posts: 92
Thanked: 24 Times
Default Last of the current lot

Some crome bits.

Vintage Related Memorabilia-dsc05689.jpg

Vintage Related Memorabilia-dsc05684.jpg

Vintage Related Memorabilia-dsc05690.jpg




The scale models posted below are more than 40 Years old (except for the Large SSK) . so consider them as Memorabilla worthy of this thread.

The DINKYS have never been removed from thier pegs, some areas of the rubber tyre have disintigrated into powder (see Caddy ,Volvo & E-Type),

I have to import tyres for my scale models too.


Vintage Related Memorabilia-dinky-all.jpg

Vintage Related Memorabilia-dsc05743.jpg




Fortunately the tyre on my next set of models are still good.

Please try and Identify these vintage models!

I will post models with their boxes in few days.


Number 1 & 2

Vintage Related Memorabilia-vintage-1-2.jpg



Number 3 & 4

Vintage Related Memorabilia-vintage-3-4.jpg



Number 5 & 6

Vintage Related Memorabilia-vintage-5-6.jpg
invinci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2010, 07:30   #32
Senior - BHPian
 
samsag12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: City of Nawaabs
Posts: 1,606
Thanked: 198 Times
Default

Awesome collection of Vintage related memorabilia invinci. And those period scale models are just priceless. They are truly very rare. BTW didn't you jacked up all the cars before they were parked for 40 yrs.. Just joking, but the thing that truly amazes me is that you are actually importing the tyres of these scale models.
samsag12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2010, 08:42   #33
Senior - BHPian
 
SuperSelect's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mumbai.
Posts: 1,806
Thanked: 220 Times
Default

Invinci - that's a beautiful, beautiful collection of memorabilia you have - truly a treat for the eyes !
Your scale models are awesome - are the Vintage ones Matchbox 'Models of Yesteryear' ?
SuperSelect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2010, 11:49   #34
BHPian
 
invinci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: belgaum
Posts: 92
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperSelect View Post
Invinci - that's a beautiful, beautiful collection of memorabilia you have - truly a treat for the eyes !
Your scale models are awesome - are the Vintage ones Matchbox 'Models of Yesteryear' ?
Yes

Quote:
Originally Posted by samsag12 View Post
Awesome collection of Vintage related memorabilia invinci. And those period scale models are just priceless. They are truly very rare. BTW didn't you jacked up all the cars before they were parked for 40 yrs.. Just joking, but the thing that truly amazes me is that you are actually importing the tyres of these scale models.
No Big Deal! you can get few dozen tyres for few dollars & shipping is next to nothing! but I do get jitters when i think of importing a set of white walls for my real cars.

regards

- invinci

Last edited by invinci : 17th September 2010 at 11:51.
invinci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2010, 15:26   #35
Senior - BHPian
 
the mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,152
Thanked: 704 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by invinci View Post
Yes



No Big Deal! you can get few dozen tyres for few dollars & shipping is next to nothing! but I do get jitters when i think of importing a set of white walls for my real cars.

regards

- invinci
Hi Buddy can you share with us the source for importing these Dinky tyres I too have about 200 Dinky and Matchbox cars more than 35 yrs old which i would like to replace the tires.
the mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2010, 15:48   #36
BHPian
 
invinci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: belgaum
Posts: 92
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by the mole View Post
Hi Buddy can you share with us the source for importing these Dinky tyres I too have about 200 Dinky and Matchbox cars more than 35 yrs old which i would like to replace the tires.
This link is for the dinky tyres, You may also get it in assorted sizes.

To get tyre for Matchbox model is not easy, they dont disintegrate easily so i guess the dont manufacture replacement. Maybe you can try installing Dinky tyre on Matchbox models.

DINKY SMOOTH BLACK TYRES X 50 FOR 1950s CARS ETC - eBay (item 200510565780 end time Sep-19-10 12:02:38 PDT)

Or I can get it for you if you select appropriate size/combination.

regards

-invinci

Last edited by invinci : 17th September 2010 at 15:57.
invinci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2010, 17:07   #37
BHPian
 
suren181's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 847
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

I collect old wrist watches, pocket watches, clocks etc. During the quest to add to the collection I happened to acquire a Smiths 7 days winding Clock for Automobiles. Sadly, someone had removed the swivel base/mount of this clock and had mounted it onto a metal plate to make it a time piece on a table.
I am posting a pic of the same.

Vintage Related Memorabilia-p1020605.jpg
suren181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2010, 22:21   #38
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,319
Thanked: 1,529 Times
Default

Here's 1 of 3 AA badges I have, all bought from ebay at a good bargain!

This is in the best condition among the 3, to go on my '64 Herald.

Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th September 2010, 00:15   #39
Distinguished - BHPian
 
harit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,946
Thanked: 2,693 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by invinci View Post
Heres what remains of a Joseph Lucas Cycle Lamp, ..............
This is a 1890s Carriage lamp made by Henry B Sleeman - London, which could also be used in Automobiles, this one is powered by spring loaded candle, I also want to know if there is any record of candle power used on Automobiles. It was installed beside the front door of our house and the candle was lit whenever there was power cut.
invinci's memorabilia, great posts.

I did not know that Sleeman lights were kept at doors of houses, learnt something new. Bit I am sure that a candle lamp was not used on automobiles, does someone know some more? But nice memorabilia.

The tyre pressure gauge is very neat.

The "carriage" clock is an ANSONIA, an American company whose products along with another company Seth Thomas were very popular in India mainly for wall clocks. But not a real carriage clock, those should mostly be French.
Most of the emblems and horn buttons are Chrysler products, but the Willys one is also great. I particulaly noticed one emblem, 3=6, that should be from a DKW, perhaps from a Goa car? The leaping mascot with the spear and red end must surely be deshi, but good to keep.

The Dinky and Matchbox-Lesley Yesteryear models were toys I played with in the 1960's, have still kept some, must pull them out. I have somewhere a Ferrari P5, superb toy, very smooth and having gullwing type doors.
These Vintage models are great memorabilia, one should try to get the whole set. These came in individual boxes, and also in sets of multiple models. If I am not mistaken, the name of the make should be visible at the bottom. These models here are from the earlier series, later on they were fitted with these stupid and ugly "hot wheels", totally spoiling the effect.
From memory and looking at these pictures, I would say that Nr 1 is a RR Silver Ghost, 3 is also a Rolls Ghost, 4 is a Peugeot, 5 maybe a Stutz? 6 was a French Landaulette, maybe a Panhard, it is missing its front seat inserts. I do have some of these, safely packed away, but where are they now? Nr. 2 beats me, but must be American, a hint of Packard?

Great for memories.

Cheers harit

Last edited by harit : 18th September 2010 at 00:17.
harit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2010, 20:23   #40
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,588
Thanked: 7,868 Times
Default

This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting an ex Himalyan rally driver from Pune who runs a well known driving school. His family has a 1959 Amby OHV with semaphore indicators for decades, and in their office this painting of the car was proudly displayed. The board is a good 6 ft by 10 ft. Note the period accessory trims, mirrors and lights. In its day this must have been the coolest Amby around.

Vintage Related Memorabilia-0000.jpg
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th October 2010, 11:12   #41
Distinguished - BHPian
 
harit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,946
Thanked: 2,693 Times
Default

A lot of Automobile Memorabilia comes in the form of stationery like letters, letterheads, envelopes, brochures etc. Shall post some soon. But one can collect current memorabilia, letters sent to you today which after a few years will be worth having. For example, this letter concerning the TATA NANO. It was a sensation, it was booked for years to come, now it is available immediately and to all.
See, memorabilia need not be old stuff!

Cheers harit
Attached Thumbnails
Vintage Related Memorabilia-memorabilia-12.jpg  

harit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th October 2010, 12:46   #42
Distinguished - BHPian
 
harit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,946
Thanked: 2,693 Times
Default

Recently I aquired a sales brochure for a RR P II. It is very interesting, there are about 8 lithographic prints of the car in various body styles.
One page had the format of the guarantee certificate which every Rolls owner must have received. We could make replicas for the files of current owners of such cars. It is NOT P II specific.
In this catalogue there was also a flyer for India, giving details of Indian RR shops. It was printed at the Times Of India press, being India specific attracted me to this. The main brochure is the international edition.

Cheers harit
Attached Thumbnails
Vintage Related Memorabilia-memorabilia-14.jpg  

Vintage Related Memorabilia-memorabilia-13.jpg  


Last edited by harit : 15th October 2010 at 12:47.
harit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2010, 13:22   #43
Distinguished - BHPian
 
harit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,946
Thanked: 2,693 Times
Default

As mentioned somewhere earlier, stationery also makes nice memorabilia.
Here is an envelope sent by Automobiles Donnet of France. They were a smaller French car manufacturer, and lasted till the beginning of the 1930's. There are still some survivors in the world, but none known in India.

Whether any Donnet cars came to India, or whether this was exploratory correspondence is not clear. The envelope had no contents. R. Pratt Ltd may have been a Standard cars dealer in Bombay. Noteworthy is the stamp "EXPORT" on the envelope.

The envelope has been franked by a machine in 1926!! In a colour scan the franking would have appeared in red.

Cheers harit
Attached Images
  
harit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2010, 10:55   #44
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,588
Thanked: 7,868 Times
Default

I recently got a set of original keys from a President, still on the original keychain provided by Starline Motors. Starline Motors also built the 'Safari' stationwagon Premiers.

Vintage Related Memorabilia-01.jpg

Vintage Related Memorabilia-02.jpg
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2010, 23:52   #45
BHPian
 
invinci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: belgaum
Posts: 92
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
I recently got a set of original keys from a President, still on the original keychain provided by Starline Motors. Starline Motors also built the 'Safari' stationwagon Premiers.

Attachment 439887

Attachment 439888
It must have come with a Fiat station wagon, The Starline Motors Manufacturing unit is situated in Belgaum, approximately 2 Kms from my home. They make BEST Buses and specialised coach works now.
invinci is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Media Matter Related to Vintage and Classic Cars anjan_c2007 Vintage Cars & Classics in India 480 1st September 2017 14:14
Rolls Royce and Bentley Brochures, Advertisements,Memorabilia and the like anjan_c2007 Beyond Borders 11 11th June 2011 02:29
A tribute to a Vintage Man : similar to a vintage car or vintage wine StarVegabond Shifting gears 3 12th October 2009 14:49


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:16.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks