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Old 27th April 2012, 22:52   #721
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Can anyone identify which palace this may be based on these elephant heads seen on the wall? Anyone who has seen this would remember.
And there seems to be a large car in the background.

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Harit this is the Theosophical Society headquarters in Adyar, Madras. It's a very beautiful campus with a stunning location right where the river meets the sea. On the other side of the river is the Chettinad Palace, also a very lovely palace.

The Society was a very rich organisation. Annie Besant served as President
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There is great excitement with a lot of automotive restorers and part suppliers putting forth information about the Maharaja Cars that will feature at the Pebble Beach concours this here.

Here is a link to the Daimler belonging to erstwhile Maharaja of Rewa. They promise more on the car will follow.

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 2012
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There is great excitement .....
I doubt that the Daimler will participate this year, it has come in the past. And it belonged to Rewa, now not. As far as I know, still 4 cars are going from India. The Rajkot Rolls could possibly have gone, but was discouraged

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I am in the process of restoring a previos Mysore car. It is the Dilambda1929 (Myr 149) open tourer with Viotti body..Considering its age the restorer was gobsmacked by its total originality. I needed to have the radiator recore and the water pump overhauled. Work in progress and will give update. Iunderstand there are 4 such cars in uk and bout 20 worldwide. Anybody have any idea where they are all?
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Hi

I am in the process of restoring a previos Mysore car. It is the Dilambda1929 (Myr 149) open tourer with Viotti body..Considering its age the restorer was gobsmacked by its total originality. I needed to have the radiator recore and the water pump overhauled. Work in progress and will give update. Iunderstand there are 4 such cars in uk and bout 20 worldwide. Anybody have any idea where they are all?
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Hi Elaine.

Please post some pictures of your car for us to enjoy !

As far as I am aware there are atleast three to four Dilambda cars in India and atleast two have open tourer bodies by Viotti.

Pictures can be found on this forum but you will have to look for them !
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I am in the process of restoring a previos Mysore car. It is the Dilambda1929 (Myr 149) open tourer with Viotti body..Considering its age the restorer was gobsmacked by its total originality. I needed to have the radiator recore and the water pump overhauled. Work in progress and will give update. Iunderstand there are 4 such cars in uk and bout 20 worldwide. Anybody have any idea where they are all?
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Well, I am going to assume that you mean all Dilambda's, not just 1929. There are 4 known cars in India, a tourer in Mumbai, another open car in Kolkata, yet another in the Pranlal collection Autoworld in Gandhinagar and a Pinin sedan in Jaipur to be restored. Amon the tourers there is atleast one with a Viotti body.

I would imagine that your car just needs a gentle TLC, she looks nice in pictures seen about 1 or 2 years ago.

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Hi Elaine.

Please post some pictures of your car for us to enjoy !

As far as I am aware there are atleast three to four Dilambda cars in India and atleast two have open tourer bodies by Viotti.

Pictures can be found on this forum but you will have to look for them !
Thanks ~Wasif, I will of course be delighted to but will need to have some help to transfer folders. I am not very savvy with Technology to handle the pics. Will do so when I get back from Beijing.
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Well, I am going to assume that you mean all Dilambda's, not just 1929. There are 4 known cars in India, a tourer in Mumbai, another open car in Kolkata, yet another in the Pranlal collection Autoworld in Gandhinagar and a Pinin sedan in Jaipur to be restored. Amon the tourers there is atleast one with a Viotti body.

I would imagine that your car just needs a gentle TLC, she looks nice in pictures seen about 1 or 2 years ago.

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Are thre any pictures available of the Pininfarina Dilambda Sedan that Harit mentioned is in Jaipur ?
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Are thre any pictures available of the Pininfarina Dilambda Sedan that Harit mentioned is in Jaipur ?
Here you go, taken from a post by randeep04 in vintage cars brought to life thread.
Any more unknown cars out there?

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Thanks harit....the car looks superb.

An interesting thing on the Dilambdas is the very long bonnet considering its a narrow angle V8 almost the same sixe as a standard 4 cylinder engine of that period !

There must be a lot of space under the hood on these cars ????

Any engine pictures possible ?

Which of the tourers has a Viotti body, the green or the blue one ?
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Here you go, taken from a post by randeep04 in vintage cars brought to life thread.
Any more unknown cars out there?

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Thanks Harit. I assume this is a Dholpur car ?
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Thanks Harit. I assume this is a Dholpur car ?
Indeed the Dholpur car. Hopefully she will be restored soon. My understanding is that some of the Rolls are being restored, don't know if any have been completed.

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Not sure if this has been recorded in this thread. The only Rolls Royce in the world which had a slanting grille and round doors. And the modifications were ordered by the Maharaja of Nanpara - who was the 2nd owner of this car.

More details here : 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Jonckheere Coupe | German Car Forum
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Not sure if this has been recorded in this thread....
Hi, its been discussed before: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post1823394 (How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas)

Grand car, huge presence, but taste?

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