My visit to CAR garages in Mumbai!!

On November 6, I got a chance to visit two CAR garages here in Mumbai with my dad. Both belonged to his old-time friends who have been in this work for close to 45 years. The experience was a whole lot overwhelming and exciting than I could have ever thought.

The first garage is ‘Ashok Auto’ located in Lower Parel, Mumbai. When I entered I had a silver Honda Accord (8th Gen) in front of me and on the left of it lie a Toyota Crown. I could see some one hiding in one corner in Red…and White. It was a Ford Mustang II in red with white rally stripes. I was so awed by its beauty, I spent atleast another half-an-hour going in circles around it, inspecting closely every inch of the beauty. All the original badges were intact, on the whole the car was in a pretty good condition (except it had a list of 20-odd things to be worked on). I got my hands a bit dirty around the Mustang II and even got its hood opened so that I could have a look inside the heart of the CAR. All original inside, except for the battery though, still ready to breathe again. I couldn’t get it fired up though, because it was being worked upon. But then, there were some other cars that would require my attention.

On the right of the silver Accord lay three cars: a Mercedes Benz 2000, a Mercedes E320 and a Lincoln. Yes, a Lincoln. It wasn’t just another Lincoln, it was the TOWNCAR. I am not sure whether it original comes in the form of a Limo, but then this one was. Moving forward was a Peugeot 309, whose body was being worked upon; re-fabrication and paint-job. Yes, there were other regular cars such as a Hyundai Accent, Honda Accord (7th Gen) and even a BMW 5-series.

More interesting were the rares ones that were present there. Two of them, to be precise. A Toyota Celica 2.0 GTi, which wasn’t in a good condition though, but well I did keep looking at it again and again… and a Jaguar XJ6.. in a dark green shade with two gold strips going around the perimeter of the car, which was not in a pretty good condition. It was completely different from what a Jaguar sedan looks like nowadays. I could sense the difference, I could understand how far the design of cars have evolved. Didn’t get much time with the others (as I spent most of the time with the Mustang II), and really sorry for not being able to get any photos for them.

I have asked dad to plan another visit again soon. Lets hope it’s here soon! Till then here are some photos that could resemble the ones I got to see…

Ford Mustang II

Ford Mustang II - Red with White Stripes
Ford Mustang II – Red with White Stripes. The one I saw also had white alloys… Pic source: gatewayclassiccars.com

Lincoln TOWNCAR

Lincoln Towncar Limo
Lincoln Towncar Limo pic source: team-bhp.com
Lincoln Towncar Limo
Lincoln Towncar Limo : The one I saw was of this color. pic source: team-bhp.com

Peugeot 309

peugeot-309
peugeot-309
peugeot-309
peugeot-309

Toyota Celica 2.00 GTi

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toyota-celica-1
toyota-celica-2
toyota-celica-2

Jaguar XJ6

Jaguar XJ6 (XJ40) 1988
Jaguar XJ6. While this one is in red, the one I got to see was of the color below.
Jaguar XJ6. This color, but it didn't have such sporty wheels.
Jaguar XJ6. This color, but it didn’t have such sporty wheels.

On the other garage ‘Ashoka Car Care’ also located in Lower Parel, here they carryout work on mostly accident cars with accidental insurance. Still, there was one car to get my attention, a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. It wasn’t in a good condition, but the garage owner had still bought it, so that he could get a chance in restoring one of his favourite cars. (I know how car lovers can be, obviously! 😉 )

1969 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle 1969. It was of this same color in the interiors, that's from where you could tell its original color, since it's outer body was mostly rusted.
Volkswagen Beetle 1969. It was of this same color in the interiors, that’s from where you could tell its original color, since it’s outer body was mostly rusted.

Please share here in the comments with everyone, if there is something interesting you know about these cars. Really want to get to know them… 🙂

Get your own Mustang, your color your style. Here’s how.

While updating the blog’s fan page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thebestCARblogever), I came across a post by the Ford Mustang Page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/fordmustang).

Ford Mustang Customizer
Mustang Customizer – [Click on the picture to enlarge]
Ford Mustangs have been running this since quite a few months now. (They already have over 2,000,000 different customs made by their fans! Yes those are the correct number of zeros there!) You can go to this site: http://mustangcustomizer.com  and start customizing your Mustang in your favourite color and style.
And by doing this you stand a chance to get to see your Mustang as ‘The Car of the Week‘ on their Facebook page, which they then use as their cover photo for a week.

While the customization options are as awesome as possible, they can vary from changing the color of the car to changing the car itself. Yes! You get to choose between which models of the Mustang you want to modify – a V6, a GT and lastly the powerful Shelby GT500.

The customization options work on various aspects of the car covering the color, the hood, the roof, the wheel, the bodykit, the door handle, the door trim, the fuel door, the headlight, the hoodpin, the louver, the side mirrors, the plate, the scoop, the side skirt, the spoiler and what not! (need to catch a breath now!!)

Well its fun customizing the Mustang according to your choice for free! When its all done, you can invite your friends to also create their Mustangs and compete with them.

Well, if you are still not convinced to try it out, you can have a look at Sid’s Storm! (my Mustang, you can name yours too!)

Sid's Storm 1
Sid’s Storm 1
Sid's Storm 2
Sid’s Storm 2
Sid's Storm 3
Sid’s Storm 3
Sid's Storm 4
Sid’s Storm 4
Sid's Storm 5
Sid’s Storm 5

Yeah you can also change how the background looks and how much your tyres burn! 😉 And the best part of all this is that you can create as many of them as you wish and download them so that you may use them as your wallpapers!! 😀 😀

Go ahead and have fun. And don’t forget to share your Mustangs with us! 😉

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