Team-BHP > Vintage Cars & Classics in India > Post-War


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 5th August 2019, 21:45   #211
BHPian
 
raghuram.cg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 190
Thanked: 45 Times
Default Re: My 1973 (FIAT 1100) Premier President

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
Just thought of giving this thread a quick jump start by sharing news/pics of a very original (barring a few bits- which I've already got original replacements for) President I've recently bought, a one-family owned car bought by the late first owner, a n ex-Army colonel in Bangalore, though the car has been here in Hyderabad ever since twas brought here by his daughter in 2009. Came with the original manual too- also seems to have the original upholstery intact under the current seat covers.
Getting some mechanical work done then moving on to the cosmetics!
Stay tuned for updates, just don't hold your breath!
Nice car and number plate! - Which year is this car from ? My family had a Fiat Select (MEQ 1620), hence the curiosity

Thanks
raghu
raghuram.cg is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 8th August 2019, 23:06   #212
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,467
Thanked: 1,986 Times
Default Re: My 1973 (FIAT 1100) Premier President

Quote:
Originally Posted by raghuram.cg View Post
Nice car and number plate! - Which year is this car from ? My family had a Fiat Select (MEQ 1620), hence the curiosity
Thanks! Registered on 22nd Jan 1973 is all it said in the old RC- exact manufacturing year was definitely before that so possibly end of '72.

The select would've been atleast a decade older than the President so yours would have been re-registered later (after moving from another state) with an MEQ series, definitely not an original number (Bangalore had only MYB series in the early 60s).
Stanher is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 15th September 2019, 17:31   #213
Senior - BHPian
 
vsrivatsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,368
Thanked: 2,544 Times
Default Re: My 1973 (FIAT 1100) Premier President

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanher View Post
Thanks! Registered on 22nd Jan 1973 is all it said in the old RC- exact manufacturing year was definitely before that so possibly end of '72.

The select would've been atleast a decade older than the President so yours would have been re-registered later (after moving from another state) with an MEQ series, definitely not an original number (Bangalore had only MYB series in the early 60s).
We have a Jan 1973 Premier President with the MEQ Series number plate which has done about 110,000 kms. Contemplating to sell it off as my Dad does not drive much these days. Any idea what might be a good price for these kind of cars to quote when trying to sell?
vsrivatsa is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 16th September 2019, 11:29   #214
Distinguished - BHPian
 
KartikeyaL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 3,036
Thanked: 13,003 Times
Default Re: My 1973 (FIAT 1100) Premier President

Quote:
Originally Posted by vsrivatsa View Post
We have a Jan 1973 Premier President with the MEQ Series number plate which has done about 110,000 kms. Contemplating to sell it off as my Dad does not drive much these days. Any idea what might be a good price for these kind of cars to quote when trying to sell?
Post a few pictures, interiors, engine bay etc, also what's the status of documents ?
KartikeyaL is offline  
Old 16th December 2019, 16:47   #215
BHPian
 
ARUN.V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: bangalore
Posts: 53
Thanked: 80 Times
Default Re: My 1973 (FIAT 1100) Premier President

Happy to inform that MEQ 200 which has a nice history documented on this thread is now my prized possession . I had to convince Mr . Srivatsa by calling him several times after I saw the car few months back to get it into my hands. I understand that it was not an easy decision for him to part with it as this car was with him since new when his father bought it and handed it over to him.
One fine day I was lucky be enough to get a call from Mr.Srivatsa that he was ready to give the car to me and fixed a date to take delivery of it.
As Planned me and my father who is still a car enthusiast at age 82 went to take delivery of the car. Mr. Srivatsa handed over the car as promised along with its original documents and Owner's manual after finishing the formalities . It should have been an very emotional moment for him to part with it which was his baby for so long.
I am fortunate to buy this original car from a nice owner who had maintained it so well.
I would do my best to keep the car in the best possible condition and also update the thread as and when required.

Regards
Arun.V
Attached Thumbnails
My 1973 (FIAT 1100) Premier President-screenshot_2019121616152007.png  

My 1973 (FIAT 1100) Premier President-screenshot_2019121616154828.png  

ARUN.V is offline   (6) Thanks
Old 3rd July 2020, 15:35   #216
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 9
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: My 1973 (FIAT 1100) Premier President

Hello Experts,

Grateful if someone could provide some guidance on a the ideal price for a 74' Premier President. Car seems to have seen some rough weather and would need some restoration but has most original bits intact. Also, anything in particular to watch out for?

Much gratitude on any guidance.

Thank you
Right is offline  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2020, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks