Hindustan Ambassador is an iconic car. It once dominated the Indian streets and was popular with buyers from the private and commercial sectors. It had ferried political leaders, ministers and senior government officials for years and even the black and yellow taxi or the ambassador’s “Kali-Peeli” taxi version was once common on our streets. Hindustan Motors closed its manufacturing plant in 2014 and this also marked the end of this iconic car. We still have several well-maintained examples of this car in different parts of the country, but here we have the details of a British man who liked the Ambassador so much that he actually bought one and is driving it like a taxi in Sydney.
The video was uploaded by Dhinchak khabare on their YouTube channel. Jamie Robinson is the man who owns the Hindustan Motors Ambassador taxi in Australia. He owns a fleet of taxis and is said to have come up with the idea of adding Ambassador to his feet after watching the popular Top Gear TV show.
In one of the Top Gear episodes, a taxi car race from different parts of the world was conducted and he was attracted to the Ambassador. He felt the Ambassador had a lot more character than other taxis competing and that’s why he decided to buy one. He also has a black London cab in his collection. Jamie Robinson is originally from the UK and currently lives in Australia. He was interested in Indian culture and cuisine and had spent a lot of time traveling in India.
Jamie calls her ambassador “Bollywood car” and has decorated it with traditional Indian artifacts. All of these items were bought by him while traveling in India. The car is currently used as a taxi, and the Indian community in Australia even hires the taxi for special events.
According to the video, Jamie was unable to import an ambassador to Australia due to some legal issues, so he had to procure components from India and then found an ambassador’s shell. Once he got both parts, he assembled the car in Australia.
The cab is painted in yellow and black, a color used in cabs in India. Many times people stopped him and asked him about the car after it was spotted on the roads. The video mentioned that Jamie was once stopped by an Indian and asked him to sell the car because he hadn’t seen an ambassador in the past 20 years since moving to Australia.
The Hindustan ambassador holds a special place in Jamie’s heart and has no plans to sell it. He also plans to add a Kolkata cab which is still an ambassador but gets a yellow paint with blue stripes in his garage. Ambassador. HM Ambassador was in production from 1958 to 2014. It was based on the Morris Oxford series III car model. Over time, Hindustan Motors has made several changes to the car and even added modern features.