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Old 16th March 2020, 16:14   #1516
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Found this inside Kalamassery polytechnic
A nice find Foby. Must have been given there for the IIT students as a practical car. Its still in reasonably good condition externally it looks like.

Very similar to the "Decan Herald" Car of Bangalore so presume it is a 1947 model Fleet Master.

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Found this inside Kalamassery polytechnic
More likely a ca 1947 Dodge Custom with Fluid Drive

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Old 16th March 2020, 20:18   #1518
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More likely a ca 1947 Dodge Custom with Fluid Drive
Hear that, this Dodge have been restored by engineering college students few years back. Sad that it's running on a matador diesel engine.
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More likely a ca 1947 Dodge Custom with Fluid Drive
Oops! Missed the obvious. Perils of looking at pics on smartphone without specs (Still believe that age is just a number)

Also I was thrown off by a memory of another car I saw recently

Thanks Prem for the quick correction

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Early Toyota Crown De-luxe with quite a fancy number
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Any one here familiar with this registration series? MSTR?

MSTR 7848 operated by DMS (Dhas Motor Services), Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India.

According to the sources, MSTR is Travancore State Registration.

DMS established in year 1943 and Founder: Mr.M.Swami Dhas
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Got it as watsapp forward, no further info on it. Could some one shed some light?
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Got it as watsapp forward, no further info on it. Could some one shed some light?
Wow, that looks like a rare Invicta Black Prince. Only about sixteen were made (six drop head coupes). The ex-Mysore car is still around.

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Got it as watsapp forward, no further info on it. Could some one shed some light?
What an amazing find. Wonder what happened to this car.

A Invicta, wow!

The Ex-Mysore Invicta in Mumbai looks similar
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Got it as watsapp forward, no further info on it. Could some one shed some light?
Are you sure this is in India ? KLT is also a UK plate. The background of the picture does seem to be in Kerala
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Are you sure this is in India ? KLT is also a UK plate. The background of the picture does seem to be in Kerala
Is it possible to do a Motor Vehicles registration check ?
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Is it possible to do a Motor Vehicles registration check ?
Vahan site shows that the number belongs to a FIAT - 1957 model. RC shows active so the FIAT car exists somewhere (?)

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Are you sure this is in India ? KLT is also a UK plate. The background of the picture does seem to be in Kerala
Karl mentioned elsewhere that this car in UK.
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Vahan site shows that the number belongs to a FIAT - 1957 model. RC shows active so the FIAT car exists somewhere (?)

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KLT-919 as per my info is a fiat millicento .RC status active only means the car's registration number is still valid. it does not imply documents are current
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