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Old 26th February 2020, 14:36   #1276
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A GMC bus plying at Mayavaram. Perhaps in the 1950s or 60s.
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These buses were also assembled locally, if not manufactured altogether.
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Old 5th March 2020, 13:03   #1277
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Pictures from Madras Presidency

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Few more from South

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A Clayton, ca 1914
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In 1964 a Chevrolet truck was advertised in the newspaper classifieds. The description reads 'Kekda lorry'

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I've heard this nickname often for the Chevy trucks, some say it was for the WW2 pattern flat front FC trucks, others say it was for the later 41/42 model with the prominent grille. In some way they both could look like a crab But what was interesting to me was that this nickname was already in use in the 60s. I wonder when the Dukkar Fiat got its name?
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In 1964 a Chevrolet truck was advertised in the newspaper classifieds. The description reads 'Kekda lorry'

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I've heard this nickname often for the Chevy trucks, some say it was for the WW2 pattern flat front FC trucks
It was this type that was called a Khekda. Most of them did duty carrying sand or as tow trucks before the Indian Army surplus Nissans came in.

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Hyderabad State mail van
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Two pictures from British India, courtesy Vintage Pakistan

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S. Daya Singh, taxi service, Lahore
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1968 Kenworth tractor which was imported by the Kerala State Electricity Board in the early 70's, now with a private steel company who restored it.



The video is in Malayalam.

Some specifics-
-In line 6 cyl Cummins engine with 250 bhp.
-1968 model which was made for the Canadian market and registered in 1971.
-Was lying unused in the KSEB compound and the present owner bought it around 8 years ago and restored it as he is a vintage vehicle enthusiast.
-At present it is not being used for duties.

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I had a feeling when I was posting the above that I have seen this truck somewhere and found it on this same thread posted 5 years ago;
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...thread-65.html (The Classic Commercial Vehicles (Bus, Trucks etc) Thread)
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A neat ad of the Bajaj Tempo Hanseat shared on the Old Bombay facebook page.

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A Dodge/Fargo truck shared by Swaraj Gaikwad

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Sikkim likely 1950s
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The convertible Austin should be pretty rare in its own right! I can think of one more with the Bhogilal collection and no others.
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The convertible Austin should be pretty rare in its own right! I can think of one more with the Bhogilal collection and no others.
The gentleman is the Namgyal. So perhaps his car.
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Couple of more from Sikkim

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Bullock Cart and a truck plying together on the road to Gangtok.

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People boarding the Sikkim Transport Service Bus at Deorali (late 50s).
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