Maruti 800 has always been something more than a car in India. Though its producers, MSIL, decided to stop the production of Maruti 800 after almost 20 long years, its legacy is surely supposed to go on forever. From a Top Businessman to a lowly middle-class citizen, the backseat of Maruti 800 has seen it all. There was a time when that same little roadster was even used for moto racing in India.
Jagjit Singh, an automobile businessman who managed this feat like it was no big deal. Singh, who is seventeen years old in the industry, has, to his credit, over 170 modified vehicles that he reworked for people with disabilities.
And like the rest of us, who dream of owning a badass sports car one day, Jagjit did too. But he did something more. He made that dream a reality by fashioning a sports car out of Maruti 800, while we sat and drooled over magazines.
In an interview with Youth Ki Awaaz, Singh said,
“It took me nearly three years to make this and has cost me a bomb as it entailed certain types of dyes beside the opportunity cost. With such a hole in my pocket, I am looking for an external investor to fund this project and scale it up commercially.”
He further added,
“We have got overwhelming response from people and everyone wants to buy this but we are stuck in bureaucratic quagmire. To enable mass production, we need necessary government clearances, which will be costly, plus the cost of necessary tools entailed for mass production. Now, if we will spend so much money on just approvals, the dream of giving a sports car to the student at an affordable price goes for a toss.”
Taking a car priced at INR 35,000 and turning into a patented wonder: Jagjit Singh, you must take a bow!
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