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Postby A Van » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:19 pm

A few weeks ago a young lady posted on the club Facebook page asking for help with a car that belonged to her late father.

It was at one time lent to the West Midlands Motor Museum in Bridgnorth before the owner of the museum was convicted of theft and it shut down.

Unfortunately the owner of the car Pummy Bhatia passed away very young in 1995 leaving a wife and two young children.

The family have been slightly undecided on what to do with the car, daughter Serena has decided she wants to drive the car and take it to California ( where she is planning to move) and drive it down the freeway near the coast as that’s where her dad wanted to retire.

Myself and Ryan went to take a look a couple of weeks ago so we could advise the family on the best way forward.

Although it has been outside for a number of years the chassis in particular is in excellent condition.

Since taking a look we have worked on a parts list ( DGo) and Chris Nicholson has agreed to take the car and undertake the work required.

Myself and Ryan will be revisiting to fit different wheels and tyres so it will roll onto a transporter.

There could be some hiccups along the way but we are all hopeful that everything goes as smoothly as it can.


Serena and her family are hoping to come up to our MarchTec meet ( in less than two weeks)


Thanks to Chris Parnham for photos of PUM436 in the museum taken v early 90’sImageImageImage




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Re: Vin 1368

Postby A Van » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:28 pm

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Re: Vin 1368

Postby A Van » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:30 pm

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Re: Vin 1368

Postby DMC1983 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:41 pm

Still cant believe how good that chassis is considering its been sat in all weathers since the 90s uncovered.
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Re: Vin 1368

Postby hana 5284 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:41 am

Well done Al, glad that she didn't listen to the snake that told her it was only worth 5k. To be honest these cars do not age if left untouched but normally it is only cosmetic. that engine bay just needs a steam cleaner new everything fueling poss new dizzy and a few other parts and i would not be surprised if it didn't fire right up. as we know the t panel and body is easy with Chris around poss new brakes and bushes. i would have thought a very quick guesstimate would be back on the road for around 5k , if not wouldn't be far off.

Also what a lovely story hope she makes her dad proud!

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Vin 1368

Postby A Van » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:45 am

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Re: Vin 1368

Postby eric » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:57 pm

Awesome, that's not far from me, I remember seeing something about this one and hearing about the museum owner on maybe one of Chris P's threads. This is a great cause :) and love hearing about the barn finds....
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Re: Vin 1368

Postby Domi » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:32 pm

It's cool they decided to keep the car after the father passed away.
At least, that's a good way to remember him when they will be driving the car again.
Too bad, they were unable to keep it inside a garage.
Wish them best of luck to get back on the road quickly.
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Re: Vin 1368

Postby cis6409 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:43 pm

Brilliant find and a fantastic story behind it.
, with the help of the club and Chris Nicholson its in very safe hands.
gonna be fantastic to see it back to full health again and back on the road and being enjoyed.
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Re: Vin 1368

Postby A Van » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:55 pm

Car should be on the move to Chris N via recovery truck within couple of weeks
Will keep you posted


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