Amitabh Bachchan has recently added a vintage car to his garage of exotics- a beautiful, yellow, Ford Prefect.
Amitabh Bachchan is perhaps the biggest Bollywood Celebrity in India right now, having starred in countless classics like Anand (1971), Deewar (1975), Sholay (1975), Don (1978), Baghban (2003), Sarkar (2005), and more recently, Wazir (2016) and Pink (2016). The actor has maintained his relevance in the Indian film industry for nearly half a century, thus gaining legendary status. IndianAuto, however, is more interested in the legend’s car collection than his filmography. Recently, the actor has added a new car to his collection, and that too a vintage one!
Amitabh Bachchan tweets about his new, vintage car
The car seen in the above picture is a Ford Prefect. The car’s production ran from 1938 to 1961, and the model above seems to be from the early fifties. The picture was tweeted by Amitabh Bachchan himself, where he talked about how the car has rendered him “speechless” with its beauty. The classy design is complemented by the bright yellow paint, which looks extremely eye-catchy. The actor was also seen driving the car around the streets of Mumbai.
“Quite obviously there is a story behind the tale .. and it shall be in narration when the talking stops and the stars listen open, empty handed for across .. a tale of the early 1950′s .. told in the deepest of sleep inducement”
1953 Ford Prefect (for reference)
The Ford Prefect owned by Amitabh Bachchan is a UK model, and thus is a right-hand drive car, instead of the left-hand drive cars that are found in the major part of the world. The car seems to be the ‘E493A’ model, of production year between 1949 and 1953. This particular car was powered by a 1172cc (roughly 1.2-litre) inline-4 engine, capable of generating 30 PS of maximum power at 4000 rpm, and 63 Nm of peak torque at 2400 rpm. The motor was coupled to a 3-speed manual transmission, which fed power to the rear wheels. The top speed was claimed to be 98 kmph, which is quite remarkable for a car in the ’50s.