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Old 15th November 2013, 23:06   #121
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An old picture of the Marine Drive, Bombay

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This was the scene for advance booking three days prior to its release in Bombay.

The picture was Mughal E Azam (1960)

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One Ford Canada (Army disposal truck in civilian use) and a Hillman Minx taxi can be identified.
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This was the scene for advance booking three days prior to its release in Bombay.

The picture was Mughal E Azam (1960)

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One Ford Canada (Army disposal truck in civilian use) and a Hillman Minx taxi can be identified.
Likely a Chevrolet truck ?
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Likely a Chevrolet truck ?
Yes, surely could. In fact these (the same design) were branded by GM and Ford using their Ford and Chevrolet brand names and made for the armed forces in the U.S. and Canada.The ground clearance of these trucks was terrific.

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Perhaps the necessity arose due to needs for the war that U.K. and the U.S. was involved in.
The manufacture of the WW II, low bonnet, Ford and Willys' jeeps are also based on the same logic, owing to directives from the U.S. government..

http://www.autogallery.org.ru/m/chegc60x.htm

Chevrolet Canadian built military trucks by British design requirements.

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https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Fo...w=1600&bih=737

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Metro cinema playing "HUM". Scene from the 90s
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An old picture post card of Bombay. But other than some Premiers and maybe an Ambassador, other cars cannot be identified even in the original picture.

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Old images of traffic scenes from Madras (first two pictures) and the rest from Calcutta:

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(1967)

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Old images of traffic scenes from Madras (first two pictures) and the rest from Calcutta:
In the last picture from 1967, (What a year it was! The W114/115 series were launched in October 1967, The Beatles, Hippies were at their prime!)

What is the largeish Americanish (Commercial Vehicle?)? Make? I presume its a Dodge OR Fargo?

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A thread for people with similar interests

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In the last picture from 1967, (What a year it was! The W114/115 series were launched in October 1967, The Beatles, Hippies were at their prime!)

What is the largeish Americanish (Commercial Vehicle?)? Make? I presume its a Dodge OR Fargo?

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The American commercial vehicle is most likely a late 1940's (introduced in January 1948) or early 1950's Ford F Series pick-up truck or van. Many of these were imported during then.
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Double decker BTS buses on the way to school in 1984 near Cubbon park at Bangalore
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Some old pictures of Bombay traffic.

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Some clips from Youtube

First Clip shows traffic in 1980 Delhi



Second clip is about Indian buses - Mostly late 1960s - 1970s DTC (Delhi Transport corporation) buses, private tour operators and some buses from other states also.
What is interesting is that DTC operated double decker buses similar to what BEST was operating in Mumbai at that time and almost all DTC buses were Ashok Leyland buses.


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Some more clips from youtube about 1950 - 1960s India.
First Clip is from 1950s Bombay traffic , streets , market


The second clip is from 1962 bombay.This clip was recorded by K.renard a Dutch sailor.

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The Dalai Lama is seen in Tezpur in this 1959 video travelling in a 1955 Plymouth Belvedere

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