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Old 13th November 2013, 03:08   #76
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The Pullman in 1974 (Courtesy GoI)

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Another picture of the Bombay Buick we've seen before with Queen Elizabeth riding in it. The car survives in Pune.

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Anybody wants to buy the full size and share?

http://www.timescontent.com/tss/show...%20logged%20in!!!

And though probably not a State car, here we see Nehru with the Earl and Countess Mountbatten in Shimla in a Sunbeam Talbot. Note the blank plates but royal (?) crest.

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Source - the vast archives here

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I'm sure there are more gems to be dug out.
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Assorted American iron is seen in this 1946 footage of a cabinet meeting

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Technically not "Rashtrapathi Bhavan". Interesting though

Nehru in Cochin.

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Technically not "Rashtrapathi Bhavan". Interesting though

Nehru in Cochin.

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Nice find! The front extra bumper guards are similar to what was fitted on the Pontiac as I remember - common accessory? Or something to do with dignitaries cars?
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Nice find! The front extra bumper guards are similar to what was fitted on the Pontiac as I remember - common accessory? Or something to do with dignitaries cars?
Must have been imported from Cuba!
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The Rashtrapathi at another Rashtrapathi Bhavan.

President Radhakrishnan's U.S. visit, 1963

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President Radhakrishnan should have brought the Lincoln back with him for tin work

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President Radhakrishnan should have brought the Lincoln back with him for tin work

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Good one there Prem. Great pictures

Regarding getting tin work don in India - its a great opportunity, we are loosing due to all issued related with customs laws et al.

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PM Rajiv Gandhi's iconic self driven Range Rover & Jeep!

they appear in the video as below:-

Range Rover 'DDB 319' : from 36:38 to 37:26
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Jeep 'DHE 9596' : from 21:25 to 21:51 , and again from 39:39 to 40:10



& I WILL FIND HIS W126 VIDEO SOON !

slightly OT. ( PMO vehicles )

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Zail Singh's w123 damaged on the day of Indira Gandhi's assassination

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Rashtrapati Bhavan's w126 used during Nelson Mandela's India visit.
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A Chevrolet Caprice 1990 model , on duty at Rashtrapati Bhawan , seen on the occasion of Yasser Arafat's India trip . ( now my car : ) )
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A Chevrolet Caprice 1990 model , on duty at Rashtrapati Bhawan , seen on the occasion of Yasser Arafat's India trip . ( now my car : ) )
Dude. so you got a Caprice.
Pics and a review pleeeeeaasssseeee...

Used to see a couple of Caprices during the republic day parade during early 2000s on TV, and i used to think it might have v=been old ones brought by american embassy.
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New Zealand Ambassador presenting credentials in India in 1960

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