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The car still runs on the road before independence, Pandit Nehru has also traveled

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The car of pre-independence still runs on the road.
Earlier PM Pandit Nehru has also traveled in this car.
This car is a 1939 model Chevrolet Master Deluxe.

New Delhi. A pre-independence car that carried India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and other freedom fighters is surprisingly still in the works. The vintage car is a 1939 model Chevrolet Master Deluxe (1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe) and is now owned by a person from Kerala.

TK Rajesh, who is now the owner of the car, said, the car buyers gave him many offers but, he will keep the car as it has a proud history. This is one of the precious collections in his garage. Rajesh told Manorama News, ‘The car is still running well though it is not quite fuel efficient.’ India’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru has also traveled in this car to visit Malampuzha Dam in Kerala.

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The color of the car is rust yellow and along with the white wall and red tyres, there is a red streak running from under the A pillar to the rear of the car. Footboards have been given on both sides for entry in its inside and wide fender. According to a Cartoq report, the front dashboard is quite low by the standards of the old Hindustan Ambassadors, but the rear seat leg space is large and there is a long and side rear bench seat.

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The report also said, the model was classified as a four-door sports sedan, but the car was also offered in 2-door and station wagon variants. It is powered by a six-cylinder petrol engine that produces 85 hp power, and gets a single down-draft carburetor. The engine is mated to a three-speed manual synchro-mesh gearbox with floor gear shift. A column shift was offered as an optional.

Tags: 75th Independence Day, Auto News, Jawahar Lal Nehru

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