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Old 1st October 2009, 11:02   #406
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Some more images of the Udaipur garages

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A Lancia Dilambda tourer, ex Mysore, is seen here

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The car was seen in Defence colony Delhi in the early 80s, then owned by Maj Gen Shiv Bhatia who also had a 30s Plymouth and was heading the car club at the time. The car was taken out later by Prof. Moore, and apparently still owned by his widow.
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A Lancia Dilambda tourer, ex Mysore, is seen here

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The car was seen in Defence colony Delhi in the early 80s, then owned by Maj Gen Shiv Bhatia who also had a 30s Plymouth and was heading the car club at the time. The car was taken out later by Prof. Moore, and apparently still owned by his widow.
Lovely. Also refer to link http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-19...arajas-20.html post no 287 and 292. At least now I am sure which Lancia Dilambda Prof. Moore had and where did it go.
Prof Moore was very active in the Delhi Vintage Car circle, maybe in the 1960's and 1970's.

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A rarely seen image of the Swan car in India in the 90s.

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Also visible in the frame appears to be a Salisbury scooter. A similar (if not the same) scooter is part of a Delhi collection.
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Pic of two princes of Muli state(i think its near Surendranagar,Gujarat) with a unknown Coupe in the background...
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A Buick at Jaisalmer, again from the book 'Maharaja'.

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Here is an interesting picture of a beautiful car and a gorgeous lady (courtesy: LIFE Magazine, 1948).

Car appears to be R-R PIII (Chassis 3CP-112) with its famous leopard skin interior. It was discussed by Steve in the PIII Thread.

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Here is an interesting picture of a beautiful car and a gorgeous lady (courtesy: LIFE Magazine, 1948).
That looks like Sita Devi, the Maharajah of Baroda's second wife. She is reputed to have taken out of India much of Baroda's legendary jewellery.

How ironical isn't it that some of these cars had such fascinating personages owning/riding in them, the cars seen in such glamourous surroundings, and now most lie in dark garages on jack stands, their time having come to a standstill. The fragrance of sweet perfumes replaced by musty smells of years of neglect.

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Recently Supercharger Mercs of India have been in the news.
The Maharaja of Kashmir had a 1930 Merc 38/250 SS. This car was hardly used, sold to an American collector. From there the car went to Australia, must be one of few ex-Maharaja cars down under, if it is still there, there should be soon a Lanchester...........
This picture is taken from a book, Veteran & Vintage cars by Pedr Davis, published in 1981. Nice book having more pictures of this car and others as well, all cars in Australia.

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Found this photo of the famous Bharatpur Hispano when it was still in sober colours. Now it is metallic with white tyres, I think that pic is on this thread, or the Hispano thread.

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Found this photo of the famous Bharatpur Hispano when it was still in sober colours. Now it is metallic with white tyres, I think that pic is on this thread, or the Hispano thread.

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Originally ALWAR ????
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Recently Supercharger Mercs of India have been in the news.
The Maharaja of Kashmir had a 1930 Merc 38/250 SS. This car was hardly used, sold to an American collector. From there the car went to Australia, must be one of few ex-Maharaja cars down under, if it is still there, there should be soon a Lanchester...........
This picture is taken from a book, Veteran & Vintage cars by Pedr Davis, published in 1981. Nice book having more pictures of this car and others as well, all cars in Australia.

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Hi Harit:
Can any pictures in the book help decide if the two cars in post # 372 (one Khairpur anf the other supposedly Kashmir) are the same car or not ?

The second (colour) photo in that post has the scuttle mounted spot lamp just behind the bonnet hinge line - hence may indeed be the Kashmir car.

Interesting that the Khairpur car also first went "Down Under" from Bombay!
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Originally ALWAR ????

OOOOps my bad. See learning new lingo.
Ofcourse it was Alwar.
BTW, I will reply about Khaipur/Kashmir Merc tonight as I am in office and took the book home. I do not think that it would have been right to post the entire article. But I can refer, cross check and comment.

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Ofcourse it was Alwar.
But Harit maybe subconsciously you considered Bharatpur because of the cow bell. This was a classic Bharatpur accessory. Who knows the car may have very well gone from Alwar to Bharatpur. Lets look into that
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But Harit maybe subconsciously you considered Bharatpur because of the cow bell. This was a classic Bharatpur accessory. Who knows the car may have very well gone from Alwar to Bharatpur. Lets look into that
I was to say the same thing. Another possibility is that the bell was added later, after restoration, to increase its "Maharaja provenance".
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