The Hindustan Motors Ambassador is one of the most iconic cars to have roamed the streets of India. The well-known curvy silhouette of the car and those majestic looks made sure that the car was noticed where every it went. Though the Ambassador was not a very mechanically sound car, it is still revered by many auto enthusiasts as the car of the era. To let you know, the Hindustan Motors Ambassador was based on the Morris Oxford Series III. It was on sale from 1958 to 2014 and was the successor of the Hindustan Landmaster, which was essentially a rebadged Oxford Series II.
The reason why we are discussing the Ambassador today is the car featured here which is a beautifully maintained example of the sedan. It is a 2007 model Hindustan Motors Ambassador Grand that is powered by a 2.0 diesel engine from Isuzu. The car has been restored to almost showroom like condition and is available for sale at just Rs. 2.99 lakh. Interested folks can check out the advertisement posted by the seller here.
Painted in white, this Ambassador does not carry even a spec of rust as per the ad and is in pristine condition. Several changes have been made in the car which includes a new grille, LED projector headlamps and fog lights along with the ORVMs. The owner of this car has even coated the underbody with Anti-rust coating for enhanced protection. It rides on stylish alloy wheels that are also finished in white.
Coming to the interiors, an electric sunroof has been fitted on the roof but the AC, power steering and power windows are still from the factory. The upholstery is now all leather and carries a black and beige theme and come with an armrest and glass holder in the rear seat. Also present is a good music system along with reverse parking camera
The floor has been covered with waterproof matting and according to the seller and a new battery had been also been installed in the car recently. Another interesting feature on this Ambassador is the button start it comes with. Fuel efficiency of this car, as mentioned in the article, around 12-14kmpl in the city while the highway mileage stands at 18-19 km/l.
Talking about the Hindustan Ambassador, the rights to use the Ambassador name have been purchased by the PSA group (Peugeot, Citroen) and the company plans to launch the ambassador brand in India by 2021 or 2022. Hindustan Motors had to shut shops in 2014 amid mounting losses and along with it went down the Ambassador also. So if you are in the market for this iconic car, maybe this one is the perfect example for you.