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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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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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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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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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