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Old 22nd January 2008, 23:42   #31
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does anybody know which cars these are?
They look like custom-built kit cars.....I could be wrong but the second (silver) one looks like its been built on a Herald chassi? The front suspension looks so atleast....
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They look like custom-built kit cars.....I could be wrong but the second (silver) one looks like its been built on a Herald chassi? The front suspension looks so atleast....
are such cars allowed in rallys?
how are they judged if they are not original?
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are such cars allowed in rallys?
how are they judged if they are not original?
these cars did not participate in the rally.
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does anybody know which cars these are?
You can get more details on the net .. here are 2 links

Rytecraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


[COLOR=#333333]Rytecraft - Motorbase[/COLOR]

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Old 23rd January 2008, 09:50   #35
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i have few pics with me - i will try to upload them by tonite - therez a sweet cute fiat 500 and a fiat 1100 Familiale http://www.philseed.com/images/fiat-1100-familiale.jpg
Lookin forward to the pics. In the meantime, a friend sent me this picture.

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nice car and the colour combo

considering its rare i wish it had original wheels as well
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nice car and the colour combo

considering its rare i wish it had original wheels as well
And original tail-lights as well.

Where did your friend spot this car, Karl?
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And original tail-lights as well.

Where did your friend spot this car, Karl?
The taillights are original, and Im sure the wheels are too. Those look like clip on wheel covers to me.

The car was shot at the rally itself.
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The taillights are original, and Im sure the wheels are too. Those look like clip on wheel covers to me.

The car was shot at the rally itself.
The taillights are not original. They are padmini taillamps, look at the tail fin made out to accomodate the padmini tail lamp.

The wheel covers is a center bolted one to a clamped bolted to diametrically opposite wheel nut.

One could get these for around Rs 100 in the mid 80's at Mullick Bazar. It was a fashion to have your car flaunt these, be it Amby or a Padmini.
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The taillights are not original. They are padmini taillamps, look at the tail fin made out to accomodate the padmini tail lamp.
They are original taillamps for the model, tail fin et al.
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btw the way - the fiat familiale in kolkata is LHD. and yup that is the car.
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They are original taillamps for the model, tail fin et al.
with Karlos Singh fiatwala again!

Googled for pics. of the same model after he told me the tail-lights are original and sure enough they are:

Fiat 1100
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Heres a brochure scan to remove all doubt
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Heres a brochure scan to remove all doubt
Yup even that lady in the brochure seems to be pointing it out to us! :P

Kiddin!
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whoa I didnt know that that the padmini actually had a stationwagen version...looks pretty good indeed...infact I used to think that people built D pillar and the rear body onto existing cars by removing the boot..
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