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Standard Gazel

Standard built Gazels in India.

Karl Bhote writes from India:

"These are the Indian designed Gazels....based largely on the Mk3 herald. 

First, the mk1 Gazels:

MVL 5160, above,  was owned by a friend of mine for over 25 years till last year.

MTK 8142, below, was a runner till 2 years back, but now rots away in a scrapyard...

MTJ 1056,above, was a nice example of a mk1 gazel, but recently has been chopped and made a band wagon! it is used in wedding processions carrying the speakers! Sorry, but this is the only picture that I have of it, in that condition:

Now the Mk2s:

MTJ 4739 was lying in a scrapyard, and was broken up last year.

KA 01 P 1388,below, is a lovely example owned by my friend Ameet Vernekar in Bangalore.

AAU 5280, above and below, is owned by Shyam Krishnamachary and is a fresh restoration.

More to come

All words and pictures from Karl Bhote