Veteran actor Dharmendra shows off his first car on Instagram, bought in 1960
Dharmendra shared the video of his first car on Instagram, a 1960 Fiat 1100 that he’s been with him ever since, and the actor has fond memories of it.
The video was shared by Dharmendra Deol on Instagram
Actor Dharmendra may have made fewer films lately, but the veteran star remains active on Instagram. And his recent post was not only a treat for his fans, but also for oil enthusiasts. The actor uploaded a video to show us his “beloved baby” or his very first car. The Sholay actor posed next to the Fiat 1100 he bought in 1960 and has been accompanying ever since. We all know how special our first car is, and it’s great to see the actor hold onto his precious possession for so long.
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In a video shared by Dharmendra, he says, “Hi folks, my first car. I bought it for only 18,000. At that time 18,000 was a good thing. I kept it well. It should always be. to be with me.”
In a previous interview, Dharmendra once said that he always kept the car, “for fear that if I have nothing one day, I might convert it into a taxi!”
Fortunately, things have turned out well for the Deol clan who have a rather enviable collection of cars among them, including this 1100. Dharmendra is also a huge Range Rover fan and the actor’s garage has a few examples, some of which are which date back to the mid-1990s and 2000s. The Deol garage also houses a few luxury sedans from Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche.
The Fiat 1100 was one of the Italian automaker’s first offerings in India and was extremely popular during its heyday. The rounded design has always turned heads and continues to be so today. It was powered by a 1089cc four-cylinder gasoline engine, which developed a paltry 36bhp, sending power to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual gearbox. Not much by today’s standards perhaps, but enough for what was essentially the father’s car in the 1950s.
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