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Old 27th June 2012, 14:35   #1
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Austin Nippy was Built between 1934 and 1937 and there were only 682 Nippys produced.

Just wondering whether any Austin Nippy's were imported to India,
and if any of them has survived.

Here is a picture from the Net.
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Looks like you have found one ? ... just a guess

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Austin Nippy was Built between 1934 and 1937 and there were only 682 Nippys produced.

Just wondering whether any Austin Nippy's were imported to India,
and if any of them has survived.

Here is a picture from the Net.
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Looks like you have found one ? ... just a guess
Or you cna make one from a standard Austin7 if you know what you are doing
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Austin Nippy, Ulster TT, Standard Swallow, I know of none around. There a couple of Boat tailed cars, and there were Swallow bodied cars in India, in Bombay and Kolkata as I have pictures, though I am not aware of survivors.
Maybe one can create a Nippy. Or you have found one

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I have heard of one such car in Kerala, but not seen it
It was supposed to been in a workshop in Southern Kerala
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Well , There is a lead about a possible Nippy in India, but cannot be certain, the dealer/ owner refuses to share a picture.

I will be making the journey this weekend, but I dont want to be too excited because it could be a homemade nippy.
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Well , There is a lead about a possible Nippy in India, but cannot be certain, the dealer/ owner refuses to share a picture.

I will be making the journey this weekend, but I dont want to be too excited because it could be a homemade nippy.
Pardon my ignorance but pray how do you tell a homemade nippy from an original one? is there any differentiating body plate? I know of a couple of people on this forum who are trying to make ulsters on an Austin platform.

Actually I would be quite interested in a well made Ulster replica just for the experience.
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Pardon my ignorance but pray how do you tell a homemade nippy from an original one? is there any differentiating body plate? I know of a couple of people on this forum who are trying to make ulsters on an Austin platform.

Actually I would be quite interested in a well made Ulster replica just for the experience.
Easy the homemade ones have a "made at home by xx" plate on them.

But seriously if one has seen an Ulster or even a Nippy in person then you can surely tell a home grown variant. !
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But seriously if one has seen an Ulster or even a Nippy in person then you can surely tell a home grown variant. !
Wasif bhai in that era cars were almost nearly hand made/or atleast assembled. It should not be very difficult to replicate a ulster. The toughest part is to find the meters for an Ulster, they were different from the regular Austin ones.

In fact someone on the forum as promised to build me one in the near future.I am myself looking for a Austin 7 chassis to build a replica Ulster.
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Wasif bhai in that era cars were almost nearly hand made/or atleast assembled. It should not be very difficult to replicate a ulster. The toughest part is to find the meters for an Ulster, they were different from the regular Austin ones.

In fact someone on the forum as promised to build me one in the near future.I am myself looking for a Austin 7 chassis to build a replica Ulster.
Sure but the suspension on the Ulster is way different from the standard 7 and hard to replicate exactly !
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While I don't know what exactly makes a Nippy or an Ulster, here is a boat tail Austin 7 from a large collection that attended an event in Pune in 1993. I do not know if this was a locally built car or original, but either ways it looks very cool!

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Well, Here is the story, after inputs from members on the forum about Nippy in India, I had become very sceptical about finding an original nippy in India, so started some inquiries and some detective work, apparently the car in question is built on baby seven, was sold by some Mr. saleem from Rampur to Mr. Kamal Khan of Bareilly, many members might be aware that Mr. Kamal Khan restored many cars and developed a few roadsters.

After recieveing this information we pressed the owner for picture , but he still refused, and told us that the car carries an 'ULSTER' plate and the same is mentioned in the car's RC.

what is surprising is that the car turned into an Ulster from A Nippy in a matter of minutes, people be aware as this car is in New Delhi and is not an original Nippy/Ulster or a Boattail.

@ karlosdeville, many thanks for the superb picture, was this car at any time owned by Mr. Zaheer Vakil ?

This is how a Nippy would look, the sceond image is that of an Ulster
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I just remembered a similar discussion before.

TBHP Unidentified Cars Post # 299:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post2710513

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I just remembered a similar discussion before.
TBHP Unidentified Cars Post # 299:
I would still believe this car which was in Hyderabad is unidentified as it has a final chain drive and is a two cylinder car. This car is very basic in nature and seems to be more of an Indian adventure

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I recollect a discussion abiut this faux Nippy moving from Hyderabad to Bangalore sometime last yeare here on one of the threads.

The car is a 'hybrid" using Austin 7 Wheels a DKW Twin Engine and a fabricated body made by the late Babu Bhai or old city Jeep replica fame !

It started life as a DKW but the original body fell apart long ago and this experimental was created

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