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Old 28th September 2018, 21:07   #1366
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Yet Another Compact BENZ from the Suresh Gopi starrer Malayalam movie "Ponnurrukkum Pakshi" .
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An old Toyota from the Malayalam blockbuster "Dhruvasangamam"'
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1983 dolphin from a '80's Malayalam movie
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Yet another oldie awaiting resurrection in central Kerala .
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Looks like an American classic from the 'Coke bottle styling' .
From the 1991 suresh gopi starrer 'AANAVAL MOTHIRAM" .
The said car seems to have been destructed in the movie itself.
The number plate shown on the car in the movie is not original
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Malayalam movie makers of the 80's and 90's seemed to have a great fancy of Mercedes, going by the marques ubiquitous representation in their movies.Here are 3 W115's one LHD and the others RHD.
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Malayalam movie makers of the 80's and 90's seemed to have a great fancy of Mercedes, going by the marques ubiquitous representation in their movies.Here are 3 W115's one LHD and the others RHD.
Indeed. There was even a movie named Benz Vasu. I recently watched it and it featured a Mercedes even though i did not see much relation between the title and the storyline. Not to forget other movies like Saamrajyam, Irupatham noottandu etc.

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The movies Samrajyam had W123 , while Irupatham Nootandu, had mainly the newly introduced Racing Blue Maruti DX SB308 (which was launched at that time) and a Toyota Corolla Station Wagon KEV7079 and a white W123 in a minor prescence.All the cars were owned by the producer Aroma Movies
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The movies Samrajyam had W123 , while Irupatham Nootandu, had mainly the newly introduced Racing Blue Maruti DX SB308 (which was launched at that time) and a Toyota Corolla Station Wagon KEV7079 and a white W123 in a minor prescence.All the cars were owned by the producer Aroma Movies
Did not know the producer connection to these cars. Thanks for sharing these, I am learning so much from you. And it looks like its the same/similar corolla wagon that was used in the movie Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu ? I could not find the number anywhere in the movie. Considering the year the movie was released possibly its the same car. I think KEV series started in 1982-1983.

There also used to be a Ford Cortina near Ambalamukku - similar to the one used by Kamalhassan in the movie Madanolsavam (the owner had a small shopping complex near Ambalamukku and the veteran actor Bharat Gopi used to visit him often - might be related to movie industry) Maybe its the same car. Guess it had TN registration even then.

Till recently there was a Morris Oxford or a similar car that used to lie under a huge cover of dust just before the Muttada junction. The house is opposite to the registrar office i think. I hope someone restored it.

I used to stay at Vazhuthacad till 1990. Neighbor had a Ford station wagon, the car was a petrol, LHD, the only problem was that it kept switching off very frequently while running though was in regular use. I think i have a picture of that car, let me try to find it out. Wondering where all these cars went ? Tvm had quite a number of classics for sure.
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. And it looks like its the same/similar corolla wagon that was used in the movie Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu ? I could not find the number anywhere in the movie. Considering the year the movie was released possibly its the same car. I think KEV series started in 1982-1983.

There also used to be a Ford Cortina near Ambalamukku -. Guess it had TN registration even then.

Till recently there was a Morris Oxford or a similar car that used to lie under a huge cover of dust just before the Muttada junction. The house is opposite to the registrar office i think. I hope someone restored it.

I used to stay at Vazhuthacad till 1990. Neighbor had a Ford station wagon, the car was a petrol, LHD, the only problem was that it kept switching off very frequently while running though was in regular use. I think i have a picture of that car, let me try to find it out. Wondering where all these cars went ? Tvm had quite a number of classics for sure.
The car KEV-7079 is a 1985 registered leaf green corolla wagon,it was imported from Gulf(LHD) by a NRI in Vanchiyoor and later acquired by Aroma.
It could be the same one in Mazha peyyunnu Madalam Kottunu.
Ford Cortina- There was white Ford Cortina and a red one ,both were Kerala registered cars.TN registered one ,I am not aware of
Morris Oxford- is it the later version or the Hindustan 14 type?
If you remember the number of the LHD ford wagon, it could be traced.Is it a 1976 FORD GRANADA which belonged to the tourism department?
Trivandrum had a lot of classic cars ,although many have left for other states and some have been scrapped, quite a few still remain in covered garages in different parts of Kerala!!
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A Chevrolet from the movie "JOHN JAFFER JANARDHANAN"
also a FIAT 125
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1967 Mercedes Benz 200 Fintail (W110) in Thrissur.
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This LHD coupe with a vinyl covering on the roof is seen in few Malayalam movies.Which car is it?
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1967 Mercedes Benz 200 Fintail (W110) in Thrissur.
Nice looking example.The car seems to have come from some other state.
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A long wheel base version of the Willys Wagoneer from the Malayalam movie "THENUM VAYAMBUM' .Location is OOTY
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