German auto giant Audi will be infusing a fresh lease of life into the car in which Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose made good his escape from house arrest on the night of January 16, 1941.
The car, a German Wanderer, sits inside a glass enclosure at the ancestral home of Netaji in Kolkata and is maintained by the Netaji Research Bureau (NRB).
File photo of then West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan with Sugata Bose in 2012. PTI
From Gomoh, Netaji headed to Afghanistan and then all the way to Nazi Germany via Moscow.
The Wanderer W24, a 1937-make sedan, bears the registration number BLA 7169.
According to IANS, vintage car expert Pallab Ray is being consulted for the restoration work which is scheduled for completion by December.