Car-achi # 36 : Soulless in Karachi

This must have been a thing of a beauty in the past….. Now…. left abandoned in one dead corner alley of Karachi. You be the judge does the graffiti justify its existence


19 Comments so far

  1. striker (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 5:21 am

    Five stars for graffiti, car and photographer
    by the way where is this place? i thought i saw
    this car ages ago

  2. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 5:38 am

    I used to be a cab then a private car then a miserable cab again. I had more drivers than Noor Jehan (God bless her soul) had husbands. I used be a own be cab driver who kept me very dirty (treated me like his wife), he never took a shower, never brushed his teeth and never used a deoderant (he did nt know what the hell it was).
    He ate paan and that green stuff and spat nasty stuff all day. There were so many pot holes only after one rain that my passenger felt, they were riding on moon. Many pragnant women gave birth in the cab because of those "jhatkays". Now there are good streets but I am too old (at only in my thirties) and have no interior and exterior. Everthing got stolen. Its like when you had teeth, had no corns to chew, now have corns but no teeth.

  3. Yahya (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 6:44 am

    Wonderful extract of the depiction here..

  4. Fahnan (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 9:35 am

    Hi, any idea where this picture was taken,i had a similar morris minor, which i restored to a good extent and then it was taken away from me – and i moved abroad, you just rekindled a spark that was out for a way long time a very long time, i’d be very greatful

  5. Property in Tangier (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 11:05 am

    AOA to alls

    It is a gerate post of our past,what is our past and we will be to know about our past.The car owner did not care their thing and he will have care to his thing.It is also massage for us we will have to care our things.

  6. Riaz Haq (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 11:21 am

    Interesting carcass! with graffiti to go with it!!
    Looks like a Morris Minor that might have been used as a taxi in Karachi. Who know? I might have had a ride in it in the late 70s when I was still in Karachi.

  7. fAr stAr (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 11:44 am

    lolzzz @ShahidnUSA

  8. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

    This car / rubble of metal is located in one of the side streets in the back alleys of PECHS Block 6 – close to that small underpass that goes under the Phatak (railway track) of Block 6.

    I caught this yesterday driving by, literally enough time for me to whip out my camera and flash it moments before I whizzed by, when I reviewed it, the graphitti was so perfectly captured – I knew it was priceless, a moment sooner or later would have meant little. Seeing this picture I would not mind going down there once again in a day or so to do another photoshoot but all said this picture still remains a KMB Priceless moment for Karachi ;)

    PS – For any car enthusiast who might venture salvaging this ‘rubble’ please keep us posted

  9. br0ke (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

    this car is in pechs….
    i know the owner of this car….
    infact i have myelf riden in the aforementioned automobile…..
    he was running it till parts stopped coming frm chaman.

  10. SQ (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 7:17 pm

    Reminds me of the song ‘Oye Gaadi Say Utro’ from the early 90’s by the one-hit wonder band .. Message. Goes something like:

    Purani Meri Car Hai
    Chalaana Dushwaar Hai
    Is Main Bethna To Duur Ki Baat
    Isay Dekhna Bekaar Hai

  11. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 7:34 pm

    Observe the Choor lock on the front door


  12. Razi (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 10:29 pm

    Pains me to see this car in such a state. Brought back memories of my childhood when my (Late) grandfather used to have an emaculately kept Morris Minor.

  13. Kabir Das (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 1:37 am

    It brought back the memory of my first car, a morris minor, which I purchased in 1968 for Rs 18,000/ instead of Toyota Corola which at the time cost few thousand more. The reason, I decided to buy Morris was that being an English car it was more reliable than a Japanese car.
    It was a reliable car indeed and very easy to maintain. I maintained and repaired it myself without ever taking it to a mechanic.
    In 1981 I sold it for Rs 30,000/. I sold it because I was to go abroad. Had I not sold it I may have been still running it.

  14. balma (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 3:26 am

    My father had brought a Morris from overseas, which he later sold in Karachi in late 60’s to someone, who if I remember correctly -being a naunihaal at that time- was going to convert it into a taxi.

  15. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 12:37 pm
  16. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 3:34 pm

    and its not President Musharaf`s fault!

  17. zee (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

    OMG LOL! Good stuff shahid

  18. Ameer Hamza (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 5:07 pm

    There are other such cars, in better condition, than the one photographed above. They are lying at Sir Syed Road, Khalid bin Walid second signal.

    Looks good!

  19. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

    Pindi is full of morris minor parts, if someone seriously wish to restore this piece of antique.

    – – – Bird flu – – – when a bird is slughtered (halal) the blood streams out, Then it is sold and cooked, bbqed – at flame / high temperatures if this HOAX is so strong then 1st place to abondon polutry products will be hospitals and Hotels. which so far are still serving the poultry items.


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