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The Restoration Tale of Legendary FIAT Palio S10 #482

Discussion in 'Classic and Retro FIAT's' started by kedarbendre, Mar 31, 2014.

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  1. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    The love for yellow fellow was the love at first sight when I saw Palio S10 first time on internet.

    The budget, The Situation and few other responsibilities were the factor which was on my priority and my decision to buy a second car (which has to be S10) was on hold.

    Then comes March 2014 which is appraisal time and at the same time my used car dealer called me that he has yellow Palio for sale and I immediately asked him if it is Palio S10 and he was not sure If it is S10 or not.

    He was not sure about it smiley-shocked028.gif so instead of asking him to check if it is Palio S10 or not I took my Honda Dio out from parking reached to Dealer's place which is around 4 km from my place. Hadapsar area in Pune is one of the biggest used car market in India.

    To my surprise it was S10 and number 482 S10. I checked the car and it was good condition and everything was fine to me. I asked him to wait for 2-3 days to confirm however he got a new customer (which was dealer's friend) for S10 and he paid the amount and bought the car on the same day and I was like smiley-shit-happens.gif

    Then after 2 weeks dealer called me and said his friend returned the car as he is not ready to maintain such a low fuel efficient car. Dealer called me instantly and I went to dealer's place and booked the car with some advance payment. This time I don’t wanted to take chance. ThumbsUp.gif
    On the auspicious day of Gudhi Padwa, I took delivery of the car and car is at home today.

    Now Actions Required:

    • Take the car to Ravi’s Garage and do thorough check up and rectify what mechanical parts need to be changed.
    • Service the car with all lubricants change which is on priority.
    • Take the car to Rawat Uncle or Pandit Automotive, Bavdhan (FIAT FASS & Body shop) for denting and painting work which is the last priority.
    • The restoration will be in different phases and I will keep this thread updated.


    Will upload lot of photos soon.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2014
  2. platinumshine

    platinumshine Regolare

    Congratulations Kedar :) Only time will tell whether its the powerful S10 or the mighty 90 will see more of you behind the wheel :)
    See you
  3. kailasmenon2000

    kailasmenon2000 Superiore

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    Woww...Congrats...Thats a great news Kedar. How much you paid for the car? Pls provide the current pics & more details :)
  4. kedarbendre

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    Here are the photos guys. :up

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  5. asimpleson

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    Congrats Kedar Bendre on buying this limited edition beauty. Here is a Palio S10 in rebuilt mode for the inspired ones like yourself. Fiat Palio S10 Rebuild - Page 2 - Team-BHP

    Take a budget call, and if possible get this one restored to full glory from RS Motors, Mumbai, should you want to get it to factory condition. You can't beat their quality and workmanship to be found under one roof. The added benefit will be sourcing of parts through their specialist supplier.:wink: Their bodyworks and paint job is top quality due to their association with Sikkens. Just make a wish list and submit to them. Rest will be entirely taken care of without any botheration to you. You might shell out 15-20% extra, but can buy peace of mind and quality work in return.

    I was recently amazed to see a Palio Adventure given a new lease of life, as if it was brought out of the showroom. Virtually no stone un-turned inside out for the whole car while restoring.
  6. pabhishek

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    Congrats once again Kedar!! Beautiful Pics too!!
  7. Murphy_Fiat

    Murphy_Fiat Superiore

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    Congrats Kedar for LE.
  8. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Congrats Kdar bhai.

    Please change the registration number plate ASAP as its not looking good at all on such an amazing car. Secondly remove "aftermarket stickers" :D from rear.

    Hey from where did you get that "sh!t happens" emoticon? Looks cool. Perhaps the admins can consider adding it to the list of emoticons. :ban
  9. asimpleson

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    :eek:fftopic <<<< The Off Topic icon needs a serious second look as well, looks bullying like thread hijack and OT built in one. :lol:
  10. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    So we can comfortably that Kdar bhai your :hijacked

    Sorry no more off topic posts from me here. :)
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