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Old 6th June 2017, 13:18   #136
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But the note regarding the visit date 1974 - is incorrect, I believe.

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The first and second picture are from 1974 and others are from 1955, I should have specified.

Here is a great short video from 1955.

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Another photo of the Presidential Mercedes-Benz 300.

This photo is from the time in 1967 when Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was President from 1962 to 1967 handed over charge to the next President, Zakir Hussain.

Car was in good shape.

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Here is a picture of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, some six vehicles can be seen, with one of them looking very stately.

Pic: GOI Photo Div.

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The Queen's Visit, New Delhi, 1961

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Another photo from the Queen's visit in 1961 in Delhi with the Mercedes 300.
This photo was in a Hindi magazine Dharmayug dated Sunday 31st December 1961.
Presently the magazine is defunct, closed down in 1997, and the car is in Dubai.

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A bird's eye view of the Packard

Marshal Tito, 1955
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The Queen's Visit, November 1981

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The Rashtrapathi in Japan, October 1958 . The Grosser Mercedes 770K of the Imperial Palace.

Most certainly an odd car to choose for an official visit in 1958!

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The Japanese Imperial Palace (Hirohito) ordered no less than six of these majestic cars between 1932 and 1935.

One of the Pullman Limousines is in the Mercedes Benz collection / Museum. It has been modeled in 1/24 scale by the Franklin Mint; and in other scales by many.

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