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Old 7th July 2009, 01:05   #856
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I came across this Pennant! Seeing this car brought me joy as well as grief!
I'd mentioned this car once on team bhp as well.
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I very much remember this car in your earlier post Shyam.
This epilogue brought tears to my eyes.. really. Hope something better happens to this car very soon.
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She looks very very restorable indeed!! Hope you get her Shyam!!
And hope she comes back to her original glory!!
Your posts always makes me yearn for one myself!!
Thanks for your kind words, guys! 'gave me some hope!

'got a chance to finally see the car up close today. And needless to say, made me feel all the more sad! The rear view pics. I took reminds me of the same angle at which I'd first seen the car in our old colony!
I remember it had a "PRESS" sticker in the rear windscreen, RH or LH top corner.
But I agree with Cyrus- the car still is very much restorable. It is still thankfully 'unmolested', much as was when I'd last seen it. 'has even fewer rusty panels (for now atleast) than my Pennant did and no dents at all (the right rear fender seems to have had some denting done though)...and the bumpers and front grille are amazingly straight and spotless (no dings, dents etc!!)
I cant help admiring how well the car was maintained by Mr. Iyengar!
Even the interior is all-original, maybe with the original upholstery under the cloth covers (which were put on by him, as told by his daughter), even the original wipers seem intact!
But I also pity the old gent for having trusted this mech. above anyone else that made him entrust his car in the latter's hands!
IMHO, had he just let the car lie at his place until now, even without using it, it would've still been far better than it is now!

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Worse still- I spoke to the mech. today about selling the car (to a friend of mine.) He wants 75k for it, as it is now!!
I offered him 1/2 of what he demanded and he retorted that had he wanted that much, he could've sold the car long ago! 'challenged me that in another month's time, he can do it up for 10-15k easily and sell it restored for 1 lac right in front of me! Ha!
I felt a surge of rage as well as grief about what he's done to the car, added to his absurd demand!
A real you-know-what of the first order!!

I left it at that today but hope to work out something soon! Especially since the resident of the govt. bungalow where it's parked tells me that there is going to be some consruction work sanctioned soon in the compound (hence the sand in the bcakground) and the entire place would have to be vacated!
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Hey is that rust, or discolouration - on the roof and fenders ? And amazing how it's not there on the bonnet and bootlid at all ! Also, while the hubcaps have corroded, the bumpers and grille look brand new ! All in all a lovely car..
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Hey is that rust, or discolouration - on the roof and fenders ?
I would say both.

It would be what is termed as surface rust, so not actual rust as in corrosion. But the car is beginning to have it's fair share of that on the bottom/floorboards I'm afraid!

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Indeed! How I wish (again!) I wasn't absent from the picture at the right moment!

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Shyam I think its a great car, with a very nice bodyline. Could take very little to make her into a show car. Go for it.
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Shyam I think its a great car, with a very nice bodyline. Could take very little to make her into a show car. Go for it.
That exactly is what I intend to do, saar!
But not at his unreasonable price.

'hope my plan works out!
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I guessing this 20 is in Coimbatore? Its lying in a parking lot of a shopping complex. Its not an ambulance, but belonged to some political party or something. I've got some better pix of this vehicle. will post it too.
Right.Found this at Coimbatore.If it belonged to some party I appreciate the cadres for responsibly tying the front bumper to the vehicle.
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Hey is that rust, or discolouration - on the roof and fenders ? And amazing how it's not there on the bonnet and bootlid at all ! Also, while the hubcaps have corroded, the bumpers and grille look brand new ! All in all a lovely car..
Karl mentioned it elsewhere.The chrome plating of Standard cars are excellent and do not wear off easily.And so we see here.

@Stanher: Appears that the Pennant car is worth buying.Nice tracking.
The photographs shows how a car starts rusting if left open.
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Karl mentioned it elsewhere.The chrome plating of Standard cars are excellent and do not wear off easily.And so we see here.
Actually I doubt if the bumpers/outer grille on this car are chrome-plated. I think they are stainless-steel. Else it's impossible, however good the quality, that chrome fittings left open for such a while wouldnt have the slightest rust on them!

Also the tail-lamps should have been aluminium- they seem to have been chrome-plated at a later point of time, or aftermarket accessory ones in chrome.
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Actually I doubt if the bumpers/outer grille on this car are chrome-plated. I think they are stainless-steel. Else it's impossible, however good the quality, that chrome fittings left open for such a while wouldnt have the slightest rust on them!

Also the tail-lamps should have been aluminium- they seem to have been chrome-plated at a later point of time, or aftermarket accessory ones in chrome.
I too think they are stainless steel, dont remember too well.

I don't think the original tail lights were in aluminium finish, but in chrome finish, like mine are. I have bought a (probably) aftermarket unit in aluminium though.
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Companion photo posted by Srisha Bangalore has similarities with Vanguard estate of Mr Ananth.The first and last window atleast.
The curve of the last window is unmistakable or can I trust my eyes?
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Here is some photo from south indian movie
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Here is some photo from south indian movie
It seems to be a telugu movie from the ETV logo, and the actor driving the car seems to be Akkineni Nageswar rao, a propular telugu moviestar then.

Car is an early 60s Herald with a lovely Madras regn.
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Companion photo posted by Srisha Bangalore has similarities with Vanguard estate of Mr Ananth.The first and last window atleast.
The curve of the last window is unmistakable or can I trust my eyes?
They are both Standard products, and of similar bodystyle. Naturally some similartities can be found. The case holds true for most English wagons of the era.

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That's a pretty car. We had an identical one, MSW 7662.
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A Herald mk2 junking away in Bangalore. I think it is for sale:

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A treat especially for Shyam.

This superb period photo of a Chandigarh registered Mk 2 Herald and matching Amby was shared by sabinesnubbing

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