India's first Maruti 800, which was once proudly owned and maintained by one Mr Harpal Singh, has been restored and modified. The new customized version of the car looks fresher than before and does not lose out on its original identity. The rather iconic Maruti car has been worked upon by AGM technologies and now features a number of changes which also include a new paint job. Except for the aesthetical mods, the guys at AGM also worked on the engine and other mechanical parts of the vehicle. Read on to find more details about the restored version of India's first Maruti 800 car.
It is worth mentioning here that this restoration job is the work of AGM Technologies, a popular modification house based out of Delhi. To begin with, the car now gets new headlamps at the front which are manufactured by Hella. These headlamps not only look good but also gel in well with the overall look of the car.
The front grille gets a new paint job and so does the metal bumper that now gets a matte black finish. The lower part of the bumper gets new add-ons which make the car look sporty and elegant when looked at the front. The side profile too features a new look.
A look inside reveals that the original dashboard has been retained but has now been wrapped in a faux carbon fibre vinyl. A quick look is enough to notice other goodies like an aftermarket tachometer, updated upholstery, a new steering wheel, et al. Speaking of the mechanical upgrades, the car gets power steering and better brakes. While the former wasn't much of a necessity as the 800 came with a direct an sufficiently light steering, the stronger anchors are a welcome addition if you consider the rather weak units that originally came with the vehicle. This 800 also gets an aftermarket aircon, while the carburettor has been replaced with fuel-injection to ensure decent performance and high fuel efficiency from the tried-and-tested 796cc 3-cylinder F8D petrol motor. The engine is mated to a 4-speed MT here. The suspension and the transmission have also been overhauled. The overall cost of this restoration job is INR 6 lakh.