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Old 8th September 2020, 23:51   #1336
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A few nice wheels seen in a 1977 flick Pandit Aur Pathan, includuing a Fiat 1100 T van. Wonder how many of these were imported into India and if any, including this, survive.
Incidentally, note how the FIAT badge on the van almost completely disappears in a later scene.
Also wonder how come every Fiat used in this movie had an MMB series regn.!
The padmini seems to have a rearview mirror with a light mounted, which the Italian 1100Ds had.

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Old 9th September 2020, 21:27   #1337
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A bunch of cool cars seen in the 1969 movie Anjaana

The petrol pump setting has so many cool signboards and displays including the Esso oil drop man
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A 1963/65 Herald
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A 1963 Chevy Impala
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A very cool looking rear engined Renault Dauphine
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A Chevy visible behind the Herald
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An early Triumph Spitfire
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Old 18th September 2020, 18:53   #1338
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From the Rishi Kapoor starrer Raaja

A 1960 Chevy Impala flattop with panoramic rear glass.
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The Herald is also seen in the South Indian movie "'Manmadha Leelai"


Incidentally the Chevy was surviving till a few years back when offered for sale in very poor condition with chopped top
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Old 19th September 2020, 22:54   #1339
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The Herald is also seen in the South Indian movie "'Manmadha Leelai"
Yes, recognised it by the number too! A Tamil movie, driven by Kamal Haasan throughout, albeit the car is then maroon:

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Some interesting cars seen in an even more interesting movie - CID 909 starring Feroze Khan

Mercedes 110 fintail
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Ford perhaps?
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Probably a 1958 Plymouth
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A 1955 Plymouth
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Don't miss the Fiat showroom in the back - wonder which one this was, perhaps Bombay Cycle on Sandhurst bridge
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A gorgeous Jaguar XK120. There is a good chance this is chassis 660284 going by what seems to be the extra grilles near the lights (or are those spot lights?)
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A 1955 DeSoto
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A tractor that must have been brand new, see the trade plate
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Actress K R Vijaya and her Lambretta

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An interesting vintage sedan seen in 'Motor Sundaram Pillai' - I would think a Model T with a local sedan body, but the car does look rather large. Any guesses? Also lovely workshop shots.

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An interesting vintage sedan seen in 'Motor Sundaram Pillai'
Perhaps a TVS workshop ?
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We wish Big B a very happy 78th birthday today. There is no business like show business. And there is no one in show business like Big B.

This is a song from Akalya (1991) featuring Big B with Amrita Singh and the song mainly features a VW Beetle, intermittently also showing Bombay traffic of the era.

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A nine and a half minute video clip of the Bengali film Kono Ek Din (Some Day) released in January 1960. The film is directed by Ashim Banerjee featuring Tulsi Chakravarty, Supriya Chowdhury. Calcutta traffic of the era, Howrah Station building and Victoria Memorial with many parked cars - Ambassadors, Landmasters, a Rover P-4, a Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe and so on. The Ambassador taxi featured appears to be brand new, with its paint and chrome work looking gorgeous. Pls note the semaphore arms and the fact that the front windscreen beading misses the metal lining and appears to be rubber only. A surprise there! The OE seats used to be in leather then of Tan colour. The white borders on the seat edges are prominent.


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Watched the comedy 'Herapheri' yesterday. Theres a vintage car seen as a background prop in multiple scenes at babu bhaiya's garage.. sorry i couldn t find a pic but would like to know what car was it.
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Sivaji Ganesan with a 1955/56 DeSoto

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Lyricist Anjaan poses with his Premier Padmini of the 1980s

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Apparently Amrish Puri's Mercedes 123 is retained by his son, pictured here.

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Playback singer TM Soundarajan with his initials as his car's registration number.

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