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And these are Karl's pictures. The car could
be seen from his grandmother's house, and
it left a very strong impression on the young
car enthusiast. He remembers having been
told it was brought into India from South
Africa in the early '90s by a certain Mr Kohli,
who then left it stationary for years. It was
purchased in the late '90s by Pune-based
car collector Zaheer J Vakil, who sold it to
Shroff in 2001.
Karl took these pictures on Oct 7th, 2001,
just before the car was shipped away. The
car was repainted in grey right after, but
kept its Mumbay number plate.
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Karl had taken pictures of a DS in his
hometown of Pune in 2001, just before it was
purchased by Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff.
He kept wondering if the car still belonged to
this world. In March 2007 Janardhana traced
it back, in his own city ! That makes a second
DS in India, and again in Hyderabad.
The car, a 1975 DSpecial, looks rather
complete. It rests today amongst other
classic cars, and is for sale.
The two pictures below come from Ravi in New Delhi (see ), who was entrusted
some repair work on the car after it entered Shroff's collection. The actor later sold it to
the current owner, Massood Rangwala.
Ravi precises that the policeman on the left did not stop him to give him a ticket; he was
only so curious about the car !