HM Ambassador in 'Bell Bottom' has no plate of 1st Maruti 800

The Mark 1 Ambassador was built from 1957 to 1962.

Bell Bottom - an action thriller starring Akshay Kumar, was released earlier this year on August 19. But, we're not going to talk about the movie itself.

Eagle-eyed BHPian Leoshashi spotted something really interesting. The Mark 1 HM Ambassador used in the movie has the same number plate (DIA 6479) as the first Maruti 800 that was delivered.

As you may know, the first Maruti 800 was delivered to Harpal Singh, who had received the keys to the car from none other than the then Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi.

Interestingly, the first Maruti 800 rolled out of the factory in 1983. However, the Mark 1 Ambassador was built from 1957 to 1962.

We're not sure why the director decided to use the same number plate. Nevertheless, it's an interesting catch.

Thanks to BHPian Leoshashi for sharing this information with other enthusiasts!

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