In this country where some major automobile brands created market monopoly from last few decades and tax on imported cars is more than 200% it’s so hard for a middle class or upper middle class person to afford some imported car. Can you imagine any place for antiques cars or display in that same country? I think most of people’s answer is “No”. But I want to proudly share that a garage in Karachi did something extraordinary!
Ikram Motor Works, a local garage in Karachi worked on the 1955 Cadillac series 62 convertible owned by Mohtarma Fatima Ali Jinnah. It seems difficult, isn’t it? It really was. It took Ikram Motor Works around 2 years of effort and 15 million rupees.
It took the garage around seven phases to do all sorts of work regarding the pewter chroming 3M, the mechanical work, the electrical work, the paint and dent work, the steelwork, the upholstery and the ceramic work which made it to this beautiful new beast!
The owner of Ikram Motor Works, Mr. Mohsin Ikram stated how the main focus of the restoration of Fatima Jinnah’s car was to preserve the original parts of the ride.
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The original parts have been replaced with Taiwan made parts. While the car was hardly in any state of being original, the engine and various other parts were the same as the time Fatima Ali Jinnah owned the car.
After restoration video by Mohsin Ikram
The car will be displayed at the National Museum Karachi.
We are also getting news that Mohtarma’s 2nd car 1965 white Marcedes Benz 200 is also restored. If it’s true will update post soon…