The iconic Ambassador became a standard taxi model in Kolkata only in 1962, even though taxi services in the city started in the early part of the 20th Century. A sad announcement was made quite recently that production of these cars has been stopped.
The design, colour and form was just right. Not only did it have enough space, it was also very sturdy. The car was meant for the city and its regal design went well with the colonial architecture that’s common within the landscape.