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Old 19th September 2017, 18:22   #1336
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That was a pretty good insight into the past


Knew about Karunakarans Merc craze and record making inter-city trips.

But didn't knew whole ministries were into it too.

Wonder where all those Toyotas (Crowns?) went to. Must have been a steal for the auction bidders at that time.
Perfectly maintained foreign cars though heavily ran cars.
Many of the Mercedes was later given to the tourism department.Till sometime ago one 200D was there in Tourism guest house cochin.Most of them later went to SILK(Steel industrials kerala ) to be scrapped.
The Toyotas were Corollas and Coronas and were auctioned in the nineties.
The KSEB also had 2-3 Toyotas
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As usual you are an encyclopedia for Travancore old imports and classics

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The Toyotas were Corollas and Coronas and were auctioned in the nineties.
The one in the pic looked like a Crown or Nissan Cedric(?) that is why asked.
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Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe from a 1968 Malayalam movie - Hotel High Range on YouTube.

Any info about this car, travancore and r_nairtvm? Remember your posts about two other cars in TVM

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Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe from a 1968 Malayalam movie - Hotel High Range on YouTube.

Any info about this car, travancore and r_nairtvm? Remember your posts about two other cars in TVM]
this is a 1950 model Chevrolet Deluxe.there were a few of these cars in Trivandrum till the early eighties. KLT-17,KLT-34,KLQ-94(Former CM R.Shankars car) of these KLQ-94 survives.
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this is a 1950 model Chevrolet Deluxe.there were a few of these cars in Trivandrum till the early eighties. KLT-17,KLT-34,KLQ-94(Former CM R.Shankars car) of these KLQ-94 survives.
I believe the car is actually a 1951 model.

Key differences are an elongated horizontal parking lamp at the front. The 1950 had higher mounted bullet lamps.

At the rear, the tail lamps were inset to the fender in 1950, with a chrome strip running along the entire top of the fender - all the way to the bumper.

On the 1951 model, the tail lamps were moved outboard to the rear of the fender; and the chrome strip where available, stopped at the lamp.

The first I have seen KLT-17. The car we had was KLT-501, after the bar soap. Sold in Chennai mid 1980's.

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A Ford Country Squire (?) from the same movie. The registration plate reads KLT 9132

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I believe the car is actually a 1951 model
Thanks a lot ajay99 and travancore for your inputs. The car is 1951 model (registered towards the end of 1955) as per the Kerala MVD website records

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Few classics from Visham, a 1981 Malayalam movie.
Need all your help with identification

1) I could spot a railway station lookalike signboard that read Cherthala Bypass (or Sherthalai as it was called back then) where the truck was parked. Belongs to KSEB?

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2) Bedford truck (?), I believe.

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3) Plymouth Suburban (?)

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4) Another Bedford


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1) .......... where the truck was parked. Belongs to KSEB?
Here is the beautiful KSEB Hippo, posted in TBHP way back 2010. Wonder if it still exists

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Here is the beautiful KSEB Hippo, posted in TBHP way back 2010. Wonder if it still exists

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Not only does it very much exist, but also its annual certificate of fitness was done only last Friday
But I think the ownership has changed from KSEB to some enterprise in Cochin

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This 1938 Renault Celtaquatre has been recently restored. This car has been with one family since new and was amongst the first sedans in Trivandrum

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This 1938 Renault Celtaquatre has been recently restored. This car has been with one family since new and was amongst the first sedans in Trivandrum

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Thanks KPS.

I am happy to see the car in this form. I recently saw the shed where this was stored empty and was hoping that Dr Ramachandran would have handed her over to a worthy successor. It would appear that he has

Putting couple of pictures of it from 1987 (I had posted this previously in a thread) to put the level of resto in perspective.

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Thanks KPS.

I am happy to see the car in this form. I recently saw the shed where this was stored empty and was hoping that Dr Ramachandran would have handed her over to a worthy successor. It would appear that he has

Putting couple of pictures of it from 1987 (I had posted this previously in a thread) to put the level of resto in perspective.

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The car seems to have been restored by Dr.Ramachandran himself .
and by the way the pictures you had posted was taken in 1990, is it not??
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The car seems to have been restored by Dr.Ramachandran himself .
and by the way the pictures you had posted was taken in 1990, is it not??
Ajay you are correct. I had taken these in the Vintage Rally along with the Trivandrum Flowershow of 1990.

I am glad this has been restored by the good Doctor himself.

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