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June 2014

Chung Thye Phin’s Rolls-Royce

By |2014-06-17T09:55:34+08:00June 17th, 2014|Categories: history, Identify Photographs, Memories, Restoration|Tags: |

20140601-026picture and story from: Bonhams Auctioneers, UK

Yes, folks…this is indeed the Rolls-Royce 20hp Sports Tourer once owned by Chung Thye Phin!

Chung Thye Phin bought it way back in 1925. A year or so later, this same car was lent to the Duke of Gloucester when he was touring this side of the globe. Then around 1942 this beauty ended up in the hands of the Japanese. After the Japanese left, the British Military Administration (BMA) returned the car to Chung Thye Phin; it was then sold in 1946.

The rest of the story can be found here.

April 2014

Were You a Proud Owner of a Ford Popular?

By |2014-04-23T11:05:40+08:00April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Identify Photographs, ipoh, Memories, People|Tags: , |


Mr Wang Min-Hua is. This was taken in October 1981 on the day he retired. From what we know: The car a 1954 Ford Popular Saloon registered number AA 8835, was bought new by his father and first registered in Ipoh on 8 April 1954. It has received loving care from both father and son since then and is in ‘as new’ condition. The 1172cc vehicle carries the engine and chassis number C769674 demonstrating that all is original. (more can be found here)

I’m sure some of you Sam Tet Alumni remember him. Oh, and let’s not forget about his lovely car too 😉

October 2013

Something for the Car Lovers

By |2014-05-22T15:52:15+08:00October 8th, 2013|Categories: childhood, Events, history, Identify Photographs, Memories|Tags: , , |

car_show This photograph (from Charlie Choong) was taken in the early 1960s. We think it was at one of the car shows by the Triumph Car Owner’s Club. Do you remember the car show? Do YOU own a Triumph? photo This is the Triumph that  Dr Jeya was referring to. We are not normally into car sales at ipohWorld but we make an exception in this case as it suits the blog comments. If you are interested in the vehicle we can pot you in touch with the owner.

It is a very rare classic Triumph 2000 Mk1 :)

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