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Old 27th October 2007, 06:38   #181
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The grille on this car is from a Morris oxford, this car might just be an import. I cant make out on the badges whether it says 'H' or 'M'.
It is a "H". That justifies that the photo can be in this thread.
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Karl - I had a Wolseley as well - BML7349 - a 444. My lights on BLL4919 when we took photographs are from the Wolseley. You cannot get them for love of money today. The 15/50 supplement of the 444 had a "MANUMATIC" transmission. Manual shift but no clutch pedal. A microswitch in the gear shift knob operated a solenoid which actuated the clutch hydraulically. All this in 1957, when I was born ! My dad bought the car in 1979 for 4000 and I sold it in 1981 for 12000. Sob sob !

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Old 3rd November 2007, 17:22   #183
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Karl - I had a Wolseley as well - The 15/50 supplement of the 444 had a "MANUMATIC" transmission. Manual shift but no clutch pedal. A microswitch in the gear shift knob operated a solenoid which actuated the clutch hydraulically.
A similiar system was offered on my Standard 10/Pennant, they called it 'Standrive'. The system never worked, and was prone to chronic failure and soon discontinued. I have a manual copy of it if you like.





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A similiar system was offered on my Standard 10/Pennant, they called it 'Standrive'. The system never worked, and was prone to chronic failure and soon discontinued. I have a manual copy of it if you like.
You mean to say your pennant actually had this system??

But it doesnt have any such badges that say so....? So I presume it was eventually converted to the regular system?
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Old 30th November 2007, 17:10   #185
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Manvendra Singh is the author of the book "THE AUTOMOBILES OF THE MAHARAJAS" . he is also the co-author of the book "HOW THE MAHARANIS CONQUERED THE ROADS" .

stanher the books are available in the book stores and you can buy it.

The Manvendra Singh has only written "THE AUTOMOBILES OF THE MAHARAJAS" co-authored with Sharda Driwedi. The 'other' book is a chapter of the book, and not been published separately.
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The Manvendra Singh has only written "THE AUTOMOBILES OF THE MAHARAJAS" co-authored with Sharda Driwedi. The 'other' book is a chapter of the book, and not been published separately.
the other book name i got while doing a google search so i mentioned it.

@ Stanher there is a red convertible Herald for sale in last months Autoindia. hope you checked it out.
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Nope speedy havnet touched Auto India for ages! What was the price of the car?
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Nope speedy havnet touched Auto India for ages! What was the price of the car?
the 1963 Standard Herald, cherry red two door convertible. asking 65,000. if you want i can PM you the persons name and number.
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believe it or not, ive always dreamed of finding a mint old shape 800 to preserve for future generations....infact ive collected all the original catalogues and manuals...
i learnt to drive on one... there are at least two such cars in Delhi, one is a white car owned by a sardarji... its car number 1 !! the other is a powder blue car owned by an air force officer, im eyeing both, and a red deluxe owned by an IAS officer, but though untouched and complete, the paint on the red car has faded.
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i learnt to drive on one... there are at least two such cars in Delhi, one is a white car owned by a sardarji... its car number 1 !! the other is a powder blue car owned by an air force officer, im eyeing both, and a red deluxe owned by an IAS officer, but though untouched and complete, the paint on the red car has faded.
I remember seeing an interview of the Sardarji who bought car number 1...I also remember him saying his 3 daughters will decide what to do with it after he passes on, and he isnt willing it to any of them!

Car number 5 (red) is also in delhi Im told, having covered 700 km to date.

Incidentally MAF 1, MAF 2, and MAF 3 are all still in Pune and in regular use, in white, blue and red respectively.
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I think we have a dedicated thread for the good ol SS80! I've finally managed to get hold of the manuals and parts manual for it!!!
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I think we have a dedicated thread for the good ol SS80! I've finally managed to get hold of the manuals and parts manual for it!!!
Great, I cant seem to find my brochures! How about putting up some scans on that thread?
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I spotted this Fiat parked in a bylane of Mahim in Mumbai. I wonder if it's been featured on Team BHP before? It looks like one of the early models, but I'm not sure how original it is.

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a "MANUMATIC" transmission. Manual shift but no clutch pedal. A microswitch in the gear shift knob operated a solenoid which actuated the clutch hydraulically.
Interesting! Sounds like the 1957 version of this > http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...lat-shift.html !

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I spotted this Fiat parked in a bylane of Mahim in Mumbai. I wonder if it's been featured on Team BHP before? It looks like one of the early models, but I'm not sure how original it is.
Thats a 55-6 Fiat 1100, the first if the lot.
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