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Old 22nd December 2016, 14:53   #121
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Any idea what the last car is?
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That's the Mercedes 300 of Rashtrapati Bhavan. No I believe in the Gulf and in fine condition.
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Not necessarily a car of the Rashtrapati bhavan but used by President Dr. Rajendra Prasad on a visit to Bardoli, Surat in 1950
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Not necessarily a car of the Rashtrapati bhavan but used by President Dr. Rajendra Prasad on a visit to Bardoli, Surat in 1950
That is a 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster. The registration I thought might have been MYM, but given the location (Surat) it is more likely to be the old series BYM.
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That is a 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster. The registration I thought might have been MYM, but given the location (Surat) it is more likely to be the old series BYM.

Correct this should be a BYM than a MYM
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Here are a few video's from Queen Elizabeth's visit to India in 1961





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Admiral Sir Arthur of West Indies was received at Government House in December, 1947
A Rolls Royce can be partially seen in this GOI Photo division picture
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A Rolls Royce can be partially seen in this GOI Photo division picture
I assume this is Silver Wraith WVA6, originally allocated to Viceroy Mountbatten.
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Pictures from the visit of President Tito in 1954 (Source GOI: Photo division)
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I always wondered how did the ex-President's Garage Mercedes 300 convertible land up in the Gulf?

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Now it is clear, the auction was not won by the person I thought had won.
Wish that President's Garage cared a bit more about their heritage vehicles. Today they scrap the bullet proof vehicles, don't sell to collectors.

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Now it is clear, the auction was not won by the person I thought had won.
Wish that President's Garage cared a bit more about their heritage vehicles.
Cheers harit
Harit, I wonder whom were you thinking about. Thought I had mentioned it to you that Mr. Vinod Arora bought it in the auction and he is still the owner.

Anyway, I think the car is being cared for more, now, than its official days at Rashtrapathi Bhavan .

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I believe the car was here in Dubai at Max Garage for a full restoration, had seen it there a few times and then it was supposed to be going back to India not sure if it di or where it is now.
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I believe the car was here in Dubai at Max Garage for a full restoration, had seen it there a few times and then it was supposed to be going back to India not sure if it di or where it is now.
Hi Wasif,

This car is maintained by Max Garage for Mr, Arora. The full restoration was completed a few years ago and now the visits are only for periodic or upkeep jobs (the pic was from one such visits). As I had reported earlier as well, its a daily runner in every sense and now sports a Dubai Classic Car Number Plate as well.

There are no plans at present (as far as I know) to ship it back to India or any where else for that matter

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Some more from President Tito's visit

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Marshal Josep Bros Tito President of Yugoslavia arrived in New Delhi on January 24, 1974
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Some more from President Tito's visit


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Nice pics and the Delhi Roads looks really nice.

But the note regarding the visit date 1974 - is incorrect, I believe. Am not sure about Tito, but others in the picture like President Rajendra Prasad and Pt Nehru passed on in 1964 0r before.

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