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adil3996 16th July 2015 03:06 AM

Maruti 800 Automatic 1988
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Hello people. This is my second SB308 Restoration Thread in TAI
I hadn’t really planned on buying another 800 but while surfing through second hand cars on OLX I came across this single owner Automatic 1988 SB308 advertisement. I had never driven or seen an Automatic SB308. When I first saw this car I was amazed to see a car this small with an automatic gearbox.
I immediately called the owner and fixed an appointment with him to have a look at the car. The car was genuinely driven for 85k and the engine, suspension and gearbox were in perfect condition. On the aesthetics side the owner had clearly not paid as much attention. In addition to that the wiring also needed quite a bit of repair.The first price he quoted was a little on the higher side after which I gave him my best offer which he refused. After a week of negotiations we finalized an agreeable price and I became a proud owner of the AutoSB308.

Now let the pictures speak

adil3996 16th July 2015 03:13 AM

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The very next day cleaning and restoration process begin[:D]

Prads 16th July 2015 04:18 AM

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Wow never knew of this models existence ,so they had launched an automatic back then itself. maybe there was a demand to provide this car for handicap or polio affected people or people who really wanted one as there was no automatics unless imported back then?
I think the front grill is not the original look,it had horizontal grill right?

Viru 16th July 2015 07:23 AM

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Stunning! Makes me miss my M800, although I've never seen/heard of an Auto version before! How many gears in the transmission?

Good luck with the restoration, there's plenty of M800 fans on here who would love to help you through hiccups you may face with this project!

Looking forward to updates.

gaddambhargavareddy 16th July 2015 10:49 AM

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hey adil iam pleasent to see maruti 800 automatic transmissioned car [clap]

I heard about maruti 800 came with automatic but never had a chance to see car in real world you made my day bro [:D]

where you live in hyderabad bro i had paralyzed disability, iam looking for a good automatic transmissioned car do you have any suggestions

generalmax 16th July 2015 12:06 PM

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Back in time,this was highly sought after.This was given on special recommendation to people with disability.At a premium.Continue your restoration.Keep up the good work

incarnation 16th July 2015 02:05 PM

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kudos man. Firstly congratulations on the purchase, Secondly waiting for more on this restoration never knew automatic existed then for M800. keep up the good work and please post tons of pics. glued to this thread now.[:D]

Varun560061 16th July 2015 03:06 PM

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Wow ! Finally after a long wait we get to see the special one.. The 800 Automatic !!

Nice one. It badly needs a paint job and interiors to be sorted out. Do post the pics of the duo.
Also post few specs of the auto, Is that a 3 speed auto or 2 Speed..

Rahul401 16th July 2015 04:37 PM

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Finally getting to see the magic of Adil in India's first automatic car. [clap] Awaiting more pictures.

rakeshkn 21st July 2015 01:11 PM

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Congrats for your car, First ever automatic in India, take care of that baby well and share the mechanical details of the autobox, without ecm how its drive and share something about the performance too!

smvijayan 23rd July 2015 04:29 PM

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lovely project. automatic shift is bit protruding.

Ambylovers 24th July 2015 08:14 AM

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Really a great one. This is the first i am hearing/seeing an automatic transmission in Maruti 800.
Kindly keep the thread live and post the ownership experience.. Because i don't think there is a specific thread for this type of rare car.

adil3996 24th July 2015 05:04 PM

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Thanks Every One...[:D]
few Updates with Transformed look.

Lights up when we turn on parking lights
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Tappet noise work done
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Oiling and Greasing
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New sun shades with original roof
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Teflon Coating at Home
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6 Days Continuous work Result
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Rahul401 24th July 2015 05:29 PM

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Superb work. Even professionals can't transform the car so much. You can give 3M a run for their money. The car looks like its just out of the showroom. [clap]

P3T3R 24th July 2015 10:59 PM

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Really amazing restoration. Congrats.

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