Interestingly, there was a different model, the Hindustan Landmaster, based on the Oxford II. So instead of bringing out a second-gen Landmaster, Hindustan made the new car a completely different model, but then never changed the second one. The company was founded by B.M. Birla, who always refused to actually drive anything built by his own company. That’s not a great sign, but it in no way kept the cars from becoming hugely popular anyway. The plant where the Ambassador is built was opened in 1948 in Uttarpara, in West Bengal.