This customized Premier Padmini is one of the best to be available on the Internet and it also creates nostalgic memories as well.
Named after a Rajput princess, the Premier Padmini was available in the Indian auto market from 1964 to 2000. The sedan was originally sold as Fiat 1100 Delight but a decade later, it was renamed to Premier Padmini. It competed against the Standard Herald and Hindustan Ambassador. The sedan became more popular in the 1970s and 80s when it became the means of transport by many celebrities.
The iconic Padmini is unlikely to come back to India, given the struggles Premier faced. The company sold 26.5 acre land parcel in Pune to a real estate firm for INR 217.5 crore at the end of 2019. This is also the place where the Premier Rio, the first-ever sub-four-metre SUV, was made with a view to helping the company revive its glorious times which has been established during the era of the iconic Padmini.
While the Premier Padmini is not available in the Indian auto market any more, its fans still can see the impressively customized Premier Padmini. The pictures below are of one modified Premier Padmini, which is outstanding from the rest. An old and heavily damaged Padmini has been customized and it is sure to attract you at first sight.
This modified Premier Padmini can attract your attention at first sight.
It gets a dual-tone exterior paint scheme with the general colour being grey and embellishments being black. The front grille, round headlight surrounds, indicator surrounds below the headlights, front bumper guard, pillars and unique shoulder lines on the two sides are black. You can also notice black components around the boot opener and on the two sides of the license plate. Other outstanding features include smoked taillights and a new package of rims.
The four-seater sedan gets a general grey paint scheme with many black components.
The interior appears to be packed with black seats in the front and rear as well as a black dashboard. Whether the powertrains of this Premier Padmini have been modified remains to be unknown. The old stock Padmini received its power from a 1.2-litre 4-cyl gasoline burner which can generate 47 BHP against 71 Nm. The transmission duties are undertaken by a 4-speed MT unit which sends the power to the rear wheels.