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Old 2nd October 2018, 12:38   #106
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Can some one figure out which car (DN 3960) Chevrolet or Vauxhall, was sold through this receipt for Rs. 1950/- in 1935.

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Old 9th October 2018, 15:06   #107
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We have seen many ads of A. Hyland advertising FIAT cars. The two door Balila sedan (pre-war) was priced at Rs. 2570. Other cheaper models started at Rs. 2295.



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Old 23rd November 2018, 14:49   #108
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In 1994 my grandfather bought a brand new 118NE for Rs. 2,44,150/- from The Ram Agency - dealers for Premier Automobiles.

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I hope this information will be useful to 118NE owners to assist transfer between states.

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In 1974 you could buy a new Royal Enfield Bullet for Rs. 6,938.20
The dealer was The Pioneer Cycle House in Madurai.


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Shared here, along with pictures of the bike too.
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Some more gems found on twitter


In 1983, Bombay Cycle & Motor Agency would sell you a new Premier Padmini for Rs. 76,901/-
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The car was booked in 1978
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A Yezdi in 1983 was sold for Rs. 10,095/- The dealer was Hajee's Sales and Service in Bangalore
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Here is a lovely ad I assume from the late teens or early 20s, advertising the Ford 'Zenana' car for Rs. 4,200.

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Unfortunately I do not have the source, but sharing for academic interest.
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Cross posting from here (The Classic Advertisement/Brochure Thread).


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In 1916 a 4 cylinder Studebaker Tourer would set you back Rs. 4000. The Fiat range would start at Rs. 2,750, I assume in the mid 20s.
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Cross posting from the VW Thread (Classic Volkswagens in India)

Here is an Invoice of a 1967 VW1300, imported into South India.

Cost was GBP 470. In 1967 INR was 21.7356 for 1 GBP (Source)

Hence the cost of the car in 1967 was INR 10,216.

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Sardar Capt. Mehar Singh Kalouria bought the car in 1931 for a princely sum of Rs. 3228.06 from Allen Berry & Co. Ltd. (Delhi & Lucknow)
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In 1917 you could buy a Chevrolet 5 seater tourer for Rs. 3,300. The higher spec'd version a detatachable rims and a spare and side lights was Rs. 3,600.

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Dealers were Allen Berry.
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This period ad was shared by Adil Darukhanawalla. Its undated but I guess from the 60s. A Bullet is Rs. 3430, and the smaller Ensign is Rs. 1890.

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Cross posting from here (Dealerships, Coachbuilders, Vehicle Assembly in India)

In the 1920s (?) a Maxwell "Royal Blue Tourer, Duco finish, full balloon tyres" costed Rs. 4,250. The "Red Sports" retailed at Rs. 4,950 and the larger Chrysler Six was Rs. 6,500. Disc wheels costed an additional Rs. 50 - if I recall correctly, Chrysler and Maxwell cars were the amongst the first to offer disc wheels to production cars.
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Some more cool facebook finds.


A Hyland Ltd, Hughes Road, Bombay would sell you a Fiat 10HP Deluxe for Rs. 4,850 - I assume this is the early 1920s.
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G McKenzie and Co. sold Singer cars, the range starting from Rs. 3,995. Maybe from the early 30s. Don't miss the Airstream Saloon illustrated.
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Bombay Cycle sold a Dodge Brothers Standard Touring for Rs. 4,750 and the Special Touring was Rs. 5,000. I assume early 1920s.
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A Hyland also sold Overland cars in Bombay, advertised as the economical car, priced at Rs. 3,100.
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In 1948, you could buy a brand new Studebaker Champion De Luxe 4 door sedan for Rs. 11,100, and the Regal Deluxe for Rs. 11,500 (exclusive of Sales Tax).
I dont have a date on this ad, but Hindustan motors had Rs. 2500/- off on Studebaker Custom Champion at Rs. 16,475/- and Regal Champion at Rs. 17,475/-

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I dont have a date on this ad, but Hindustan motors had Rs. 2500/- off on Studebaker Custom Champion at Rs. 16,475/- and Regal Champion at Rs. 17,475/-

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This bullet nose model I assume is 1951? Quite a sharp increase for 2-3 years. Interesting that the two door is illustrated - a couple of older 46/47 coupes survive in Bombay.
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