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Old 26th April 2008, 01:31   #166
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Jeep: I am entirely in agreement with you, Sir. Their hegemonies and excesses are probably precisely why they are history. Exactly why the Government abolished the privy purse too but, cars are cars, and we salute them, not necessarily their erstwhile owners (who also went about decimating our fauna for photo-opportunities).
There's a similar stirring vis-a-vis the Taj Mahal that's adored around the world as a symbol of love- not many know that Shah Jehan had the artisans' hand cut off after it was completed.
lets stick to cars here, and preferably authenticated historical facts, avoiding serious discussion on legends, based on figments of imagination, whether they be chopped hands of artisans, or even duesenbergs slung between elephants.
im sure there would be plenty of forums on the internet for political discussion, this certainly is not one.
i find your posts offensive because some of my finest friends belong to erstwile royalty.

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lets stick to cars here, and preferably authenticated historical facts, avoiding serious discussion on legends, based on figments of imagination, whether they be chopped hands of artisans, or even duesenbergs slung between elephants.
im sure there would be plenty of forums on the internet for political discussion, this certainly is not one.
i find your posts offensive because some of my finest friends belong to erstwile royalty.
Couldn't agree more. I was resisting (have since I became a member) getting involved in these discussions.

The only reason I joined was to hopefully be able to share some info on those wonderful machines from our past! Let us stick to cars please!!!!!!
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Damn Brits, Damn Maharajas but cars only is good. I agree with you both entirely.
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Damn Brits, Damn Maharajas but cars only is good. I agree with you both entirely.
Those Brits (pardon me Julian) sure brought the railways, the telegraph and some interesting cars to India

Austin 20 H.P. in Kashmir and a RR by Cann (circa 1914):

How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas-india-cars.jpg

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Some Gondal cars.

Gondal Palaces

A period photo of the 300SL roadster here, still with original headlights.

Gondal Palaces

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Those Brits (pardon me Julian) sure brought the railways, the telegraph and some interesting cars to India

Austin 20 H.P. in Kashmir and a RR by Cann (circa 1914):

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But the Maharajas brought far more interesting cars to India


How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas-cann.jpg
Source from a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy of an ancient Flying lady magazine so old no one is ever going to bother about it


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[quote=travancore;807153]Since many of us seem to love cars and elephants, here are two views of a 1937 Packard Super Eight, body by Rollston (Maharaja of Gwalior)
Fodder for more fables....

Packard 1937 Maharaja of Datia ( in Madhya Pradesh). Colour scarlet-red.
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This is owned by sirohi maharaj.
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Since many of us seem to love cars and elephants, here are two views of a 1937 Packard Super Eight, body by Rollston (Maharaja of Gwalior)
Fodder for more fables....

Packard 1937 Maharaja of Datia ( in Madhya Pradesh). Colour scarlet-red.
Welcome back Chhayanat
Was the Packard also carried out of a jungle by 1000 camels, sorry, elephants?
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Packard 1937 Maharaja of Datia ( in Madhya Pradesh). Colour scarlet-red.
Could this perhaps be the same car? Currently with the Goenka family.
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This is owned by sirohi maharaj.
WOW!!! A 56 studebaker president! Haven't seen this model here before!
P.S: Its got commander wheelcaps!

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WOW!!! A 56 studebaker president! Haven't seen this model here before!
P.S: Its got commander wheelcaps!
Heres one we see at Pune rallies.
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This is owned by sirohi maharaj.
Any pics of the Chevy next to it?
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Any pics of the Chevy next to it?
impala is not in good condition.. These are taken by camera phone. will take good shots with proper cam, next time I visit them.
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The Idar Farman also went to Bharatpur
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