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Old 25th March 2009, 17:35   #1
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Default 96 year old sells 55 year old Italian Fiat for Nano !!

Please see the newsreport on the subject below :
96-year-old sells 55-year-old Fiat to buy Nano - Express India
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What a deal that guy got! But she did the right thing and the Fiat now will be taken care of well and she won't have to worry about spares
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Karl will be heartbroken that he didnt get there first.

Still, you never know - he might just be that "vintage collector"....
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So the spares issue is a tradition with FIAT?

Looks like the lady was not internet savvy and didn't have the email address of one Mr. M K.

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old age really caught up with her...
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So what? She is still with the family (a la Tata-Fiat JV).
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is that buyer a Mr Dhabar?
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i liked her statement about waiting for her turn to get the car.seems she is calm and patient in the midst of the whole nano frenzy around.
reminds me of the grand old man who got a life time prepaid mobile connection when he was 99!!!
hoping for a long life....!!
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I admire clear headed 80+ men and women. Am sure they must be exercising their grey cells regularly.
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Interestingly the charming Ms Vyarawalla never used her name when publishing. She went by the psuedonym Dalda 13, derived from her birth in 1913, her marriage at thirteen, and the license plate on her Fiat which was DLD 13.

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Karl will be heartbroken that he didnt get there first.

Still, you never know - he might just be that "vintage collector"....
Oh yes indeed, very heartbroken I didn't get there first. Second, well...
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Oh yes indeed, very heartbroken I didn't get there first. Second, well...
More can be read on the subject here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...ml#post1297341
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Amazing how the lady held on to the 55 year old Fiat all these days.
I gather it was sentimental as most of the old fiats are to their owners - Simply unseparable.
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I think it is a fitting end to this thread that the car was purchased by our very own karlosdeville.
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Karl will be heartbroken that he didnt get there first.

Still, you never know - he might just be that "vintage collector"....
there is another thread on the same by karlos, and the car finally does go to Karl at last. What a sweet end to the story isnt it. Mods, time to merge both the threads.
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is that buyer a Mr Dhabar?
Rather a Mr. Bhote, i would say.
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