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Old 30th March 2019, 17:38   #16
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Waking up a sleeping thread.

This Baby Hindusthan is under restoration in GJ and belongs to a customer of ours. I had the oppurtunity to see this when I visited him last November.


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Old 22nd March 2020, 19:25   #17
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Thanks Karlos.

WBD8775 always brings a smile to my face , let me check if i have some interior pics , however as i remember it had the Central Smiths speedo in MPH (at least in wbd8775).

I remember my grandpa pushing it to 55mph on red road (circa 1985).
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I have WBD8755 Baby Hindustan 1956 under restoration with me. Itís OHV 848cc engine. Will share restoration pics soon.
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Old 22nd March 2020, 22:01   #18
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I have WBD8755 Baby Hindustan 1956 under restoration with me. Itís OHV 848cc engine. Will share restoration pics soon.
Hello

Is it 8755 or 8775 ? pls say its the latter . Pls !
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Old 23rd March 2020, 10:57   #19
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Is it 8755 or 8775 ? pls say its the latter . Pls !
It is 8755 unfortunately. Either ways, 8775 was scrapped in 1993?

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Old 23rd March 2020, 11:28   #20
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It is 8755 unfortunately. Either ways, 8775 was scrapped in 1993?
Hello.yes it went to Malick bazar in Calcutta . However they have been occasions when a scrapped car has turned up later in a collection , hence the question.

I did track down 5 more Baby hindustans in the same 8700 series , this is the 6th !
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Waking up the sleeping thread once again, I happened to pickup a fairly rotten Baby Hindusthan as my first proper classic.
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Congratulations and Welcome to Team-BHP! Please share the restoration plans. The car looks fairly complete.
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Thank you. Restoration had commenced but due to internal feud , the workshop has closed down and the near future remains uncertain as talks are going on. Attaching pictures of the progress so far.
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A period picture of a Baby Hindustan. Note the pinstriping on the wheels like their Morris cousins. The hubcaps on this car seem to have a letter in the centre, but not clear enough to ascertain what exactly. Perhaps an accessory?

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I have WBD8755 Baby Hindustan 1956 under restoration with me. Itís OHV 848cc engine. Will share restoration pics soon.
Shouldn't it be 948cc OHV engine as it is a 1956 model
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When (and why) did they change from Hindusthan to Hindustan?
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A period picture of a Baby Hindustan. Note the pinstriping on the wheels like their Morris cousins. The hubcaps on this car seem to have a letter in the centre, but not clear enough to ascertain what exactly. Perhaps an accessory?

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Maybe owner wanted it to look like a Morris and sourced these caps and put on?
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