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Old 20th February 2019, 00:14   #5176
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Spotted this in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. I have absolutely no idea what make, model this is. A friend's educated guess was late 40s/early 50s Chevy.
This is a 1950 Chevrolet Belair.
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Found this in a garage in central Bangalore. A VW?


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What a lovely car! Very reminiscent of a Lincoln Continental.
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Shared this info with the friend who did that educated guess, he was not buying the Pontiac thing. A bit of to and fro research and we think this is 1950 Chevy Belair Deluxe Saloon.
This seems to be a 1950 / 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline / Styleline.

The dashboard is 1950, while the shape and placement of the tail lamps indicates 1951.

Export cars may have incorporated detail differences across model years.

The "Bel Air" moniker in the early years was reserved for 2-door bodystyles.
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Old 24th February 2019, 00:46   #5179
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Found this in a garage in central Bangalore. A VW?


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Thanks for posting the photo! It is in fact a 1967-1968 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet with hardtop.

I would like to ask you a great favour. Is there a chance that you could return to that location, remove a few of the items from the bonnet, open it and photograph the manufacturer's plate for me so the serial number can be ascertained. The aluminium plaque that bears this number is on the offside (right) inner wing. The number is also stamped there.

The bonnet release is inside the car on the LH side of the dash and also in the upper rear of the nearside (left) wheel well there's a wire loop that if pulled will open the bonnet. It tilts towards the front of the car.

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Old 25th February 2019, 21:03   #5180
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I spotted this Premier Padmini at 16th Road, Bandra the other day. Apparently this car has been lying here unused since more than 9 years.
I also heard that it belonged to singer Mohammad Rafi! Sadly, no one seems to have taken care of it and it is now rusting to the earth!

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RIP, abandoned W123 @ Ernakulam
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Well, I guess one Fiat wasn't enough for the day. Check out this Dead Dukkar Gosh, I really wonder what happened here. Poor soul, must have been a sleek black beauty back in its heyday. It's been lying in the same spot for donkey's years now and has gradually sunk deeper and deeper into the earth!

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I spotted this Premier Padmini at 16th Road, Bandra the other day. Apparently this car has been lying here unused since more than 9 years.
I also heard that it belonged to singer Mohammad Rafi! Sadly, no one seems to have taken care of it and it is now rusting to the earth!
Yes , right you are ! So sorry to see the car in such a pitiable state. The car was treasured by the descendants of singer Mohammed Rafi till recently. A few recent pictures of the same car parked in the Rafi residence in Bandra. In one picture the late singer's daughter is seen alongside.

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Yes , right you are ! So sorry to see the car in such a pitiable state. The car was treasured by the descendants of singer Mohammed Rafi till recently. A few recent pictures of the same car parked in the Rafi residence in Bandra. In one picture the late singer's daughter is seen alongside.

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Is there any way i can pick this up ? Sorry to see the car in such pitiable state. Another FIAT i wanted to own was the ex-RD Burman car. But not sure who owns it now.
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Old 28th February 2019, 15:00   #5185
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Yes , right you are ! So sorry to see the car in such a pitiable state. The car was treasured by the descendants of singer Mohammed Rafi till recently. A few recent pictures of the same car parked in the Rafi residence in Bandra. In one picture the late singer's daughter is seen alongside.

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The car looks like it was very well taken care off and cared for!! I wonder why it's lying out there rusting to the ground:(
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Fiat Millecento resting while waiting for the owner to return to the garage. Supposedly very well cared car by the current owner's father once upon.
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Thanks to a Team-BHP Fan (who prefers to stay anonymous) for sending these images in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP page!

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1949 Ford Prefect. It's been lying in the same spot for 4-5 years now, and is in a pretty bad shape. Still recoverable though, but I doubt anyone would try and save it now.
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Hi! Where did you see this? Please, please try to remember. It may have some parts I could use... Thanks!



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Well, I guess one Fiat wasn't enough for the day. Check out this Dead Dukkar Gosh, I really wonder what happened here. Poor soul, must have been a sleek black beauty back in its heyday. It's been lying in the same spot for donkey's years now and has gradually sunk deeper and deeper into the earth!

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Hi! Where did you see this? Please, please try to remember. It may have some parts I could use... Thanks!
This car is lying in a chawl compound, just before Sandesh Sweets at Matunga West in Mumbai.
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I found this beauty parked inside a compound in Chennarayapattana town of Karnataka. The leather seats and interiors are still in decent condition. The windows were devoid of glasses though.

The Merc
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The Identities - Born & Given

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The Three Pointed Star

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And a Five Pointed one!

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The Derriere

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(Do note the fallen exhaust pipe - a fall from grace, if you will!)
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