The ubiquitous Morris Oxford-based Hindustan Ambassador is still in widespread service as a taxi in India - a living symbol of a bygone age. However, the venerable 'Amby' is experiencing declining sales in the face of more modern competition. But what about the future for the Amby's maker, Hindustan Motors? Well, the company is now offering spare plant capacity to other makers and an opportunity has been identified at HM's relatively modern Thiruvellore plant. Deepesh Rathore and Tilak Swarup report.