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    Default First Pakistani Car - "THE RED CAR"

    A TRUELY INSPIRING STORY.


    (May be a Re-Post but very interesting and worth reading )


    The very first car built & registered in Pakistan.

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    This is the first car ever made and registered in Pakistan. It was designed and built by Hamid Omar in 1967.

    The chassis was built from angle iron left over from transmission tower construction.

    Metal body was all hand built.

    It had a 200cc rope start pump engine.

    The cruising speed was 40 mph.

    Lambrettra scooter tyres.

    Was in regular daily use for over 10 years.

    Was registered with great difficulty in Lahore in 1968.

    There is a story behind this, told by Hamid Omar:

    When I went to get this car registered, they wanted the Bill of Lading, the import documentations like the B/L (bill of lading), country, manufacturer. Since the car was made here, none of these papers were there, and they said that it is no car can be registered without these documents. There was no precedent - so at that time after lots of trips to various govt. offices, Lahore's DIG Traffic finally agreed to inspect the car. He took a test drive around the block, and then gave the order to have it registered.

    I used the car for two years in Lahore and then three years in Karachi. Then Ahmad Omar used it for 3 years, then Taimur Mumtaz used it for a further two years.

    Sabiha Omar:

    We would go to movie theatres in this car. This car was very popular, especially amongst the youngsters. It was also 'illegal' to built cars back then in Pakistan. Thus the difficulty in registration.

    Hamid Omar:

    In IBA, four of us would pile into this car to drive from the hostel to the camp. In those days, IBA used to be outside Karachi, so four us would pile into the car and drive to the city.

    Originally the car had a soft top, but then for the rest of its life the top was never used. Only two people could sit inside with the top on, so without the top, an additional two would be sitting on the rear 'dikki'.

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    A closeup of the side of the car as the paint job is being completed.

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    Details of the engine, transmission, and the rear suspension of the car.

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    At the workshop of the mechanic in Lahore where the final engine tuning and other other mechanical work was being done.

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    My most sincere salute goes to all ,who built this great little car and all their hard work. Bravo.
    "Inna mal a'maalu binniya"
    "Actions are based upon intentions"

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    @Bilaltq

    Bilal bhai, yeh Bilal Chaudhry bhee aap to nahin? :d
    "Inna mal a'maalu binniya"
    "Actions are based upon intentions"

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    @fzs
    "After looking at that ugly jalopy I'm glad they couldnt get it into production. "

    You are just jealous that they could and you couldnt do a job even as good as theirs...thats all. :d :p
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    Yeah there has been a few pakwheels making their own cars by themselves

    1. Mercedes CLK GTR replica - made by one of the pakwheeler members
    2. the ariel atom replica
    3. now this one

    use your imagination and make a car

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    @ gamez bond

    really good post man !! thanx for sharing this ...i am really inspired..:-)
    Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.

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    @clubshaker_uk
    Mercedes CLK GTR replica? that sounds impressive mate. Any more details, threads, or pics etc ?
    "Inna mal a'maalu binniya"
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    diz car shuld b preserve if found..
    Jaguar E-type is a beauty

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    It would be very interesting to know if any one at p-w knows where this car is now, and in what shape.
    Any one?
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    @ GamezBond

    Il try find the link for the thread, i promise you it is impressive

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    @ Gamez Bond

    found the thread, pictures are as shown
    first heres the link to the Thread:

    https://www.pakwheels.com/forumreply_az_TopicID!52759~ForumID!30~pw.html

    and heres the pics of this replica made in Pakistan by a Lahori(Y),


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    Clubshaker,
    Do you mean the original blog ( i think Karachi off road club) where I got this story from or a different link ?

    Thanks anyway.
    "Inna mal a'maalu binniya"
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    https://www.pakwheels.com/forumreply_az_TopicID!52759~ForumID!30~pw.html

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    Clubshake,
    Ha ha, it is also a very good effort by a fellow Lahori. Zinda Dilan-e-Lahore

    But I doubt that it is the same "Red Car" :-)

    And whats that black thing going across under the silver grill eh?
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    Gamez,

    that black on the grill ? looks like a mosquito net
    i soppose the guy tried his best making it and the result isnt bad its a good effort to say the least, the 'Red Car' looks like a Pakistani Caterham only with desi 'Tarka' added even then its a great car that 'Red Car' for the time of its making.

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    @clubshaker,
    yeh i agree the car looks cool, at least i couldnt have made it look this good. Need lots of dedication for a self made car to look that good. Well done to the person/s who made that effort.
    "Inna mal a'maalu binniya"
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    @ Gamez

    Yep, all salutes to Ayub for his effort with the Merc replica.

    that program 'Pimp My Ride' should seriously enter Pakistan!

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    a really informative posting:-)

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    nice post.. informative
    I've got a heart full of pain, head full of stress, hand full of anger held in my chest... up hill struggle, blood, sweat 'n' tears... but no body's listning!

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    @Clubshaker_UK
    May be we shud suggest it to them ;-) with the details of these cars.
    "Inna mal a'maalu binniya"
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