India’s first Maruti 800 restored completely, and displayed at Maruti Suzuki headquarters

By: Anuj Farkade| Team Autobizz

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Nobody can ever forget the Maruti 800, the original car for the masses. Launched back in 1983, this little hatchback from Maruti Suzuki charted the roads of success for the carmaker and enabled more people to afford a car.

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The original Maruti 800, which was launched in 1983, recently completed 39 years. Owing a tribute to this, the first-ever unit of this little hatchback has been put on display at Maruti Suzuki’s headquarters after being restored in its original form.

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The first-ever Maruti 800 rolled out of Maruti Udyog Limited’s (now renamed as Maruti Suzuki India Limited) production facility in Haryana.

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The keys of this first unit of the Maruti 800 was handed over to Mr Harpal Singh from New Delhi by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, during her visit to the formal inauguration of the production facility.

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This car got its registration number DIA 6479, which remained with Harpal Singh till his death in 2010.

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