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Old 21st October 2018, 18:18   #1381
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A sixties beetle from the same movie
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This LHD coupe with a vinyl covering on the roof is seen in few Malayalam movies.Which car is it?
Looks like a Chevvy Corvair. I do not recall that rear air scoop by the C-Pillar.
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Looks like a Chevvy Corvair. I do not recall that rear air scoop by the C-Pillar.
I had explained the Ajay99 that this is a Chevy Corvair. As discussed with him, the rear scoop is possible to aid in cooling of the rear engine ca in the hot Indian climate.

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Classic Ford car from the Malayalam movie "MANGALAM NERUNNU'' starring Mamootty
The red car also looks like a FORD ZEPHYR(not sure )
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The red car also looks like a FORD ZEPHYR(not sure )
It is either a Wolseley 1500 or a Riley 1.5 - both badge engineered versions of the Ambassador
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riley_One-Point-Five
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Chevy with old Pondichery registration. Its not a recent photograph, the car was in Ernakulam for a while.
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Morris Minor low light tourer, Nice stance though!
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Another 60's beetle which played a good role in the Priyadarshan Movie "My DEAR WRONG NUMBER"
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Toyota Crown(?) from the 1984 Mamooty Starrer "ENTE UPASANA""
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Toyota Crown(?) from the 1984 Mamooty Starrer "ENTE UPASANA""
I think it is a Corona
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FORD ZEPHYR from an old Malayalam movie
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Nice looking example.The car seems to have come from some other state.
Yes. It came from Mysore and was re-registered here in 1992 by my uncle. It was lying unused for the last few years and the paint condition had deteriorated. It is now restored and attaching pics below.
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Yes. It came from Mysore and was re-registered here in 1992 by my uncle. It was lying unused for the last few years and the paint condition had deteriorated. It is now restored and attaching pics below.
If I remember correctly it was advertised for sale in OLX sometime back,but the price asked was very ambitious!!!
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this car is a 1936 model car which originally belonged to VENKITACHALA VADIYAR ,from trivandrum who used this as a Tourist taxi with taxi permit.I dont know how it reached this collection.obviously this car left Trivandrum in the seventies itself!!!
I remember Mr Chummar telling me that he used the BSA during his college days in the 1960s. I had visited his car collection around 1990. I was then working as an Inspector of Factories and Boilers in Kozhikode and hence, it was easy for me to contact him as he owned several factories in Thrissur.
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Morris Minor low light tourer, Nice stance though!
Actually this Morris Minor belonged to my dad and you can see me at the wheels, the photo was taken in 1958 at Kozhikode. I had been searching for this car which was last seen in Palakkad in the 1970s. I had posted the cars photos in the BHP thread "Where is it now? - Lost & Found Classics" and another Facebook group.
One of the replies I got from a car enthusiast / collector from Ooty had a photo of a blue and cream Morris Minor tourer without a registration plate. I am 90% sure it is our Morris Minor as the car in the photo has 2 round holes (for parking lamps) on the sides of the grille. Our car also had 2 parking lights there when I last saw it in 1972. But he did not reveal any further details.
So I suspect the car is with some car collector in Palakkad, Ooty, Coimbatore or nearby areas with no registration documents. As per the Kerala MVD site, the car does not currently have a valid registration. Can anyone help me in locating this car. My intention is just to see the car and I don't have any intention of buying it back. I will only be too happy to hear that our car is still alive and has not ended up in a scrapyard
I already have a 1948 Singer Roadster which I am finding hard to maintain as I work abroad, so another car in the stable is out of question!
I have attached the photo of the MM which my Facebook friend car collector has sent me. I also have several photos of our beloved MM in my album including the one you have posted.
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