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Old 4th December 2009, 03:57   #481
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WOW!!! A 56 studebaker president! Haven't seen this model here before!
P.S: Its got commander wheelcaps!
Well sorry to reply to this post its over a year old now but since i saw no replies to it i decided to reply.
The Wheelcovers that are there on this and the pune car are the standard wheelcovers which were given with the cars.Both President and Commander had the same ones.However there where full wheel covers available but those where accesories sold by studebaker.
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This is a Buick 1947 Super convertible, came from Kerala, restored in Mumbai, very nicely done. Believed to have been a Travancore Royal family car.
Kasli can send pictures of the car as found.
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Old 27th December 2009, 09:06   #483
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My folks spotted this Pontiac, Plymouth and Chevy on display at a palace hotel in Jaipur.

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Nice cars do tell which hotel they can be seen at !
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Any idea who owns these cars?
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Old 5th January 2010, 10:35   #486
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Attaching a picture taken from Jet Wings January 2010 issue from the article " How the kings lived". An exhibition on that subject is currently on at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Here is an advertisement for a Rolls Phantom ex-Baroda. Maybe this has come up before, not sure and too many pages to check.

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Here is an advertisement for a Rolls Phantom ex-Baroda. Maybe this has come up before, not sure and too many pages to check.
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N.Whitaker & Steve Stuckey's book on the Phantom II & Phantom III shows the first owner as Sayaji Rao III, (1863-1939) 11th Raja & Gaekwad of Baroda, not his son Pratap Singh, but it would be interesting to see the order card, may be it was a gift to his son. The chassis number is 70WJ and the body is not original. It is a copy of the Barker and it was built by Josep Vert of Spain and fitted on 06/05/1967. I know it is claimed to be original, but my source is Josep Vert himself.
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N.Whitaker & Steve Stuckey's book on the Phantom II & Phantom III shows the first owner as Sayaji Rao III, (1863-1939) 11th Raja & Gaekwad of Baroda, not his son Pratap Singh, but it would be interesting to see the order card, may be it was a gift to his son. The chassis number is 70WJ and the body is not original. It is a copy of the Barker and it was built by Josep Vert of Spain and fitted on 06/05/1967. I know it is claimed to be original, but my source is Josep Vert himself.
Andre, could you please oblige with a picture of the car with the original body ? Cheers
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Of the Rolls' I really like is this one, a 1925 Phantom I by Barker. While some suggest it was built for Maharajah Ganga Singh of Bikaner for hunts some say it may be for Jodhpur. It looked prettier in the previous solour which was either dark blue or black (not sure)

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Notice the rear had a special single seater, possibly for the Maharajah
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This is a Buick 1947 Super convertible, came from Kerala, restored in Mumbai, very nicely done. Believed to have been a Travancore Royal family car.
Kasli can send pictures of the car as found.
Well, Kasli did send the pictures of the car as found and requested me to put them up. Here they come. You can see that the restoration is quite good, looking at the state of this car as found.

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Nice pics and a great restoration for sure.

There are some other cars visible in the picture, ahead of teh buick looks like tehre is a Studebaker but the car behind looks more interesting , any idea what is was.

Also what is the story with these cars, all good cars, lying in that condition together.
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Attached are two interesting photographs (courtesy of TopFoto.uk)

Mahatma Gandhi with the Raja of Kalakankar (circa 1929) Buick ?
Came back to a post of 2008.
A friend of mine was recently offered this 'original' photo, without the watermark. He looked at it closely and discovered that the Mahatma was inserted, the photo is a fake! Always closely examine photos when offered, I always carry a magnifying glass and an eyeglass. He got it for 1/10th of what was demanded.
I told Karl about this, he remembered this picture and found the post for me.

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Does that mean its just so called trick photography.Coz i saw this same pic at a picture exhibition about Mahatma here.It had a caption "mahatma with ruler of Kalakankar,1929".
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A 'heritage taxi' in Udaipur, a mid 30s Chevy

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