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Old 4th May 2018, 14:49   #151
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In the early 1990s I transported my Premier Padmini from Bombay to Delhi in an Indian Airlines Airbus A300. The cargo hold below the passenger deck was large enough to put a 4 metre car in (on a raft). It was the way to shift cars if you didn't want any scratches. It cost a wee bit but I don't recall how much. And I must say because it was a special cargo consignment the Indian Airlines team was customer centric and efficient.
Wow! I thought the costs were absurdly high and limited to cases like these:
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Wow! I thought the costs were absurdly high and limited to cases like these:
The cost was about 2x to 3x more expensive than sending the car on a truck. So expensive but not so much either. And for me in 1994 that Premier Padmini was very precious
Today none of the domestic aircraft have that capacity in terms of hold volume and cargo door size.

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The first batch of Ambassadors to be exported were 25 cars in 1976 to George Town, Guiana. I wonder if any survive.

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The first batch of Ambassadors to be exported were 25 cars in 1976 to George Town, Guiana. I wonder if any survive.
It seems that this one survived (Source)

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It seems that this one survived (Source)

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That was quick - great find! It does appear to be a Mark 2 with the park light portion cut off. The front bumper is an earlier unit, probably replaced at some time from a Morris Oxford (which seems to have been popular there).

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This piece was posted on facebook some weeks back, talking of a company called Indomobile for the manufacture of cars in 1936. Over to the experts to tell us more.

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Hello

I recently found this Vehicle, its an Electric one with a Huge motor in the front with all the Control unit and stuff, has a Huge Battery in the Rear, nearly that of the width and height of the Boot.

The car is now identified as an 'Eddy' - more details posted here.
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A very interesting link shared by ariesonu here


https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post4460676 (Restrictions lifted on the import of Pre-1950 cars into India)


https://indiankanoon.org/doc/1998745/
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This piece was posted on facebook some weeks back, talking of a company called Indomobile for the manufacture of cars in 1936. Over to the experts to tell us more.
courtesy: Hemmings.com / Gautam Sen

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Given the timing (1936) of Karl's article, this is not likely to be the same enterprise. Interesting account / history though!

The Blue Streak referred to is the "Doc" car.
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Here is a lovely picture of Jawas being crated for export. On one crate we see boxes stamped New Delhi and Bombay. I assume this from before Indian assembly started. Does anyone know the exact dates?

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Frist Maruti car.
It was a two-door car with two cylinder Engine with 8.3 bhp. I am not able to find any more details of this car. Any Input?

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Old 10th January 2019, 16:38   #162
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An image of Studebaker operations the world over from the early 50s here, also showing the Calcutta premises.


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Some mind blowing stuff, related to the Ford Motor company, Bombay, 1948

some pictures

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Here is a small youtube video



Full video of the Ford Motor company, Bombay can be accessed here, please do watch, not be missed.

https://archive.org/details/hind.archives.gov.93703

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A lovely image of the Fiat 1100 D being completed on the Premier Automobiles assembly line in Kurla, Mumbai.

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While the image isn't dated, looking at the model details we can assume it is between 1965 and 67.
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An interesting newspaper clipping from my dad's files, which he cut out as a young boy in the 1960s.

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