Team-BHP > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th January 2008, 13:41   #1
BHPian
 
spawnofsatan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Los angeles/Mumbai
Posts: 708
Thanked: 90 Times
Default KIT cars in India

Are there any kit cars in india? replicas built on another car's chassis? Are they legal in india? they seem to be in all other countries....
spawnofsatan is offline  
Old 17th January 2008, 15:00   #2
BHPian
 
windsurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Dundee, UK
Posts: 513
Thanked: 25 Times
Default

I don't think it is legal in India unless you have written permission from manufacturer.
windsurfer is offline  
Old 17th January 2008, 17:33   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
ramie2400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,903
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

There was one Lamborginhi in my college days somewhere in 1996-1997 red colour,i had seen it many times,used to be in Khar in some building,where i had gone to see it personally with couple of my friends,but havnt seen now for some years,I still couldnt figure out on which chassis was it built on.Weathe it was Indian or was imported built.

cheers.
ramie2400 is offline  
Old 17th January 2008, 17:37   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
mail4ajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,952
Thanked: 322 Times
Default

The Late Kari of Coimbatore tried his hands at kit cars in India. There was a company that showed a sports car called 'Quantum' a few years back. Had a FRP body with a Ford Engine. Dont know what happened to the company.
mail4ajo is offline  
Old 17th January 2008, 17:59   #5
Team-BHP Support
 
Rehaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 23,312
Thanked: 30,011 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramie2400 View Post
where i had gone to see it personally with couple of my friends,but havnt seen now for some years,I still couldnt figure out on which chassis was it built on.Weathe it was Indian or was imported built.
When you have TBHP, dont waste time wondering. Just start searching.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...ng-mumbai.html

cya
R
Rehaan is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 17th January 2008, 19:22   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
AMATMO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore\GOA
Posts: 1,456
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

there is also a kitted Ford GT40 in delhi which was white first and is presently red in colour

its good to have kitted cars if the particular car is extinct
like the above mentioned ones
AMATMO is offline  
Old 18th January 2008, 14:38   #7
BHPian
 
spawnofsatan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Los angeles/Mumbai
Posts: 708
Thanked: 90 Times
Default

I'm looking at building an exact replica of the shelby mustang....
spawnofsatan is offline  
Old 19th January 2008, 10:06   #8
BHPian
 
spawnofsatan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Los angeles/Mumbai
Posts: 708
Thanked: 90 Times
Default

If i build the replica on a tubular chassis, using a space frame, what will be the registration process?
spawnofsatan is offline  
Old 19th January 2008, 20:27   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
Mpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10,409
Thanked: 1,708 Times
Default

Check with Bothe. He builds Lotus 7 replicas.
Mpower is offline  
Old 23rd January 2008, 17:13   #10
BHPian
 
katalysm76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 120
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Anyone has any suggestions on building a Austin '52 replica.
katalysm76 is offline  
Old 30th January 2009, 01:25   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Delhi
Posts: 7
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Importing a KIT CAR ???

I was just wondering if one was to import a kit car, with or without an engine installed in the car, what are the duty and other taxes levied on such cars by the government in India.
There are beautifully made kit cars available all over the world and as these could easily be imported without an engine and a decent engine could be bought and installed in these cars once its been imported, would this actually be a feasible way of importing a car ?
kunalgulati1234 is offline  
Old 30th January 2009, 12:10   #12
BHPian
 
spawnofsatan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Los angeles/Mumbai
Posts: 708
Thanked: 90 Times
Default

Probably will not happen, there are way too many laws against it and add to that copyright infringement. How about you make your own kit car?
spawnofsatan is offline  
Old 30th January 2009, 12:14   #13
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 61,608
Thanked: 209,875 Times
Default

You could import the kit car in pieces and save what you can on duty. However, I doubt any RTO will allow it to be registered as a road-going car. Either you'll have to restrict its use to track days / private property or (as others have done) use the chassis number of a herald / Contessa / similar old car and run it on the same registration plate.
GTO is offline  
Old 30th January 2009, 13:17   #14
BHPian
 
spawnofsatan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Los angeles/Mumbai
Posts: 708
Thanked: 90 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
You could import the kit car in pieces and save what you can on duty. However, I doubt any RTO will allow it to be registered as a road-going car. Either you'll have to restrict its use to track days / private property or (as others have done) use the chassis number of a herald / Contessa / similar old car and run it on the same registration plate.
If one were to import a kit, what kind of duty would it attract? How would one import panels, they would know its for a kit!!!
spawnofsatan is offline  
Old 30th January 2009, 13:22   #15
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,231
Thanked: 21,902 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
) use the chassis number of a herald / Contessa / similar old car and run it on the same registration plate.
You will need to ensure the wheelbase etc is the same as in the RC book. Tht's ow the local stretched limo's are getting dinged by the RTO
ajmat is offline  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks