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Old 18th August 2020, 11:25   #16
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We all have had our moments with this piece of history I guess
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Old 18th August 2020, 11:42   #17
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Rekindled old memories -- me with our Amby -- A Mark II which was converted to Mark IV. This was taken in Darjeeling where Dad was posted. He had driven this beast from Delhi to Jorhat (Assam) in 1980 with mom, my brother and myself. A distance of 2200 km approx.

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Unnithane,
Welcome to the forum!
I can very much relate to your emotions.
I've acquired a Nova recently. Doing it up in Coimbatore.
Octavia 1.9tdi engine (with turbo, intercooler et all), disc brakes all around, got an old Opel Astra for pittance, using it as the donor most electricals (Power windows, Power steering, dashboard and controls - A/C and stuff), custom panhard rods to balance out the suspension, Gypsy wheels, green tinted glass, and its going to be black.
My God yes ! My thoughts whenever I look under the hood of an Ambi is "I'd love to put in a big block V8!". Lots of modding potential, especially for straight line speed. (Rear wheel drivetrain of course). And lowering the roof

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Why does this look like a younger M Karunanidhi driving around a young Jayalalitha? Like uncanny resemblance!
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Ambassador, an emotion!

Itís a very simple and ordinary car. And thatís the beauty about it.
My parents were passionate road tourers (as am I). From 1965 to 1980, we set out from our home in Assam for a six-week tour of a part of India, every alternate year.

In all those years, we had to deal with one tyre puncture and one broken clutch plate. The clutch plate broke on an elevated causeway edge on the way to Kathmandu and, though we were stuck in third gear, we still managed to drive the rest of the way!

I was the last in my peer group to sell my last Ambassador in 2004. I do have a deep connection to the car, but I would not buy it today because I do not have the patience now to tinker with it every week as I used to. The Japanese have spoilt me!
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Ah, this thread goes deep. I am still holding on to the 23 year old Amby which was an integral part of my childhood.

Purely sentimental reasons to keep the car. We still use it on and off for short urban drives. Hoping to keep it pretty much forever.
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Nostalgia! That's what this thread is all about . Being brought up in Kolkata from 2005 to 2008, Amby's were an integral part of my life. Since we had no car then, trips to the airport, railway stations, Puja pandals, friends, family etc were almost always in an Yellow-Blue Amby. I have this soft memory of an Amby - Windows rolled down, Fresh & Cool air coming and that 1.8L Isuzu engine burbling away. Oh, and the backseat? It was a Sofa, the Amby was always in a segment of it's own and I'm sad to see it go. Till now, whenever I get an opportunity to ride in an Ambassador, I never miss it. It's an experience I'll never forget.

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Welcome to the forum, an excellent tribute to Ambassador! Loved your write up!
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Ambassador, an emotion!
Thanks for the nostalgic thread. Like many ardent fans of the Ambassador, I too went through this Journey thinking to overthinking about Amby. Travelled over 1000 Kms to find one. Nervously took a plunge (condition of the car). Anxious moments in front of the RTO office for paper work and F.C.

Finally I am also a proud owner of this beauty.

By the way, this is my first post in our Forum.

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Does anyone know what >2010 DL/ HR26 registered petrol Ambassadors go for and where to find one?

I can hardly see anything on olx - any leads are appreciated

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A nice review of a modified Mark 2 Ambassador.
I have no affiliation with the channel. The video is in Malyalam but transcripts are self explanatory.
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