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Sampath Gunasekera

Historic Images Of Old Ceylon - Automotive And Otherwise

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(Cont. ) - Purchasing a single engine airplane to fly back home from UK - Mr. James Peter Obeysekere in 1946

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DAMN !!! Got to love the price of the Auster !

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Thanks Schiffer. In which year was this? (Peugeot 505 Advertisement)

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This was in "The Island" newspaper from 1981

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Peugeots had disc breaks, Power steering and power shutters even in 1981 ?? :speechless-smiley-003::speechless-smiley-003::speechless-smiley-003:

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Peugeots had disc breaks, Power steering and power shutters even in 1981 ?? :speechless-smiley-003::speechless-smiley-003::speechless-smiley-003:

1 Sri 1 came with Automatic Transmission. ABS was in 1970s Benz cars. :)

I have the original catalog of 505 but year unknown as cover is missing.

(Post number 217)

http://forum.autolanka.com/topic/13961-car-catalogues-brochures-warning-graphics-heavy/page-11

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Life in mid 1970s............... (40 years ago)

Some pages from "Tharuni" newspapers in 1976.

(Special thank to my mother-in-law for maintaining them well :) )

Item 1

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Item 2

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Item 3 (Rs.2500/= per week is too much :P )

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Item 4

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Item 5

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Item 6

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Seems Jap cars are far behind the Euros :sad-smiley-067:

That has been the case for a LONG time....

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An advertisement on a souvenir - 1969

(Special thank to owner Mr.Sarath Silva)

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are these guys still in punchi?

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Kandy railway station in the 70's

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Kandy Market

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Kandy Busstand

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For those interested, Toby's Estate in Mount Lavinia has a good collection of Old Ceylon photos on display, from the early 1900s. Of particular interest was one of a rare occurrence, an accident between an antique car and antique bus bearing a "Fort-Kotuwa" board. Fine traditions bus drivers continue to this day!

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Few pages from Morris Eight - Service Information Book - 1939

(Special thank to Mr.Sunil Samaraweera)

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Removing body from chassis is a job of four gentlemen :)

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Original Source: Facebook-The Archives

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Content from the Link.

Sri Lanka's illustrious architect Geoffrey Bawa in his 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer limousine at 1992 Mercedes-Benz Club Pageant held at BMICH as reported in The Evening Observer of 02 June 1992.
The Mercedes-Benz Type 300 (chassis codes W186, W188, and W189) were Mercedes’ largest and most-prestigious models throughout most of the 1950s.
These large saloons and cabriolets incorporated many luxury features. Options such as a glass partition, VHF mobile telephone, and dictation machine were geared to the businessman and politician.
These models were often referred to as Adenauers after Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany who employed six custom convertible, hardtop, and landaulet versions during his tenure. The exquisite two-door 300s (chassis code 188) and its successor 300Sc were the pinnacles of the Mercedes line of their era. Only 591 cabriolets were produced through September, 1955, out of which late Mr. Bawa’s is considered the only one in South Asia or Asia at large. (Photo Credits - Nishantha Sumanadasa)

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DAILY NEWS SUPPLEMENT, 03 FEBRUARY 1983

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Mitsubushi Minica

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Then Toyota

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Fort Railway Station with Private Buses

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Coca Cola - Price Rs.2.80

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Commercial Bank Logo then

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BCC (Who can remember these brands?) :)

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Foam Mattresses - Rs.160/= up wards

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Sad to see this thread now, as all links have broken and a valuable thread has gone almost dead.

Anyway there is a good news for the members.

You may remember Mr.H.D.I Anthony , retired Senior Railway Guard of CGR whom did contribut very valuable input to this thread.

 Previous link:

Now Mr.Anthony is 84 years old and recently he published his railway experience and railway life as "Siyalla Hari ..Yan"

Guys please go through this book and it is interesting very much. Also please pass your regards to Mr.Anthoney.

Book Name: Siyalla Hari ..Yan

Author: Mr. H.D.I. Anthony

ISBN 978-955-30-8417-0

Publisher: Godage Poth Madura  www.godage.com  011-2685369

No. of pages: 608

Price: Rs.1250/=

Mr.Anthony's contact detail: Tel: 011-2579554  , No.:50/5A, Awissawella Road, Raggahawatta, Kaduwela

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Thank you Mr.Anthony for giving us this valuable book and your contribution to this thread.

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