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Old 17th July 2013, 21:26   #826
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An ad for a Jaipur Abbot bodied Bentley in the August 2013 issue of Classic and Sports Cars.
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A Travancore Studebaker at the Trivandrum Tennis Club

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Here is a picture of a wedding procession at Nahan Palace, Sirmour MP.

The picture is courtesy Maharaj Narendra Singh, who is the father of HH Maharaja of Jaipur and HH Maharaja of Sirmour ( his younger son , has just a few months back become the maharaja of Sirmour, his grandmother Rajmata Padmini devi of Jaipur, is the daughter of the last maharaja of Sirmour, who left no male heir )

what car is it ?
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Here is a picture of a wedding procession at Nahan Palace, Sirmour MP.

The picture is courtesy Maharaj Narendra Singh, who is the father of HH Maharaja of Jaipur and HH Maharaja of Sirmour ( his younger son , has just a few months back become the maharaja of Sirmour, his grandmother Rajmata Padmini devi of Jaipur, is the daughter of the last maharaja of Sirmour, who left no male heir )

what car is it ?
Lovely picture, thanks for sharing.

The car looks to be a Chrysler - with the odd chance of it being something more exotic like an Auburn.
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Karl is probably correct as always.

The Sirmour car looks like a 1931 Chrysler CG or Imperial Sedan-Limousine with maybe some custom mouldings

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The car looks to be a Chrysler - with the odd chance of it being something more exotic like an Auburn.
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Karl is probably correct as always.

The Sirmour car looks like a 1931 Chrysler CG or Imperial Sedan-Limousine with maybe some custom mouldings
thanks Guys, you are bang on !! The registration no. It's seems is R 2,
hope we can find out what happened to this magnificent car !!
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thanks Guys, you are bang on !! The registration no. It's seems is R 2
I wouldn't say R - 2, more likely to be SIRMOUR - 2, with the plate not being visible. If you zoom in, you can see the first letter S, the rest is blocked by a garland.
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thanks Guys, you are bang on !! The registration no. It's seems is R 2,
hope we can find out what happened to this magnificent car !!
Any more pictures from this event (being greedy here!) ?
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Any more pictures from this event (being greedy here!) ?
Just one more but the car can hardly been seen, heavily covered with flowers and behind the entourage !
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In case you missed out on getting the original .....

Ilario can now offer you the same (albeit 1/43 scale) for only $ 400! Pretty convincing, even for a modeler like me.

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Lovely picture, thanks for sharing.

The car looks to be a Chrysler - with the odd chance of it being something more exotic like an Auburn.

Karl,

Not to contradict you, in my opinion, an Auburn sedan is not as exotic as a Chrysler Imperial sedan with a split windscreen as pictured here. Years back, a Chrysler Imperial (CL series tourer I think) was a Pebble Beach winner.

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Picture of a 1933 Minerva at a Dutch car show.
The text mentions the car destined to go to India for "Maharajah of Kollaput". Most likely they got the name wrong. Any ideas?
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Picture of a 1933 Minerva at a Dutch car show.
The text mentions the car destined to go to India for "Maharajah of Kollaput". Most likely they got the name wrong. Any ideas?
The Maharajah of Kholapur . An image of the car with text would be great for records

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Picture of a 1933 Minerva at a Dutch car show.
The text mentions the car destined to go to India for "Maharajah of Kollaput". Most likely they got the name wrong. Any ideas?
Should be Kolhapur ! They had a Minerva, probably still with the family
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Should be Kolhapur ! They had a Minerva, probably still with the family
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The Maharajah of Kholapur . An image of the car with text would be great for records

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Yes Kolhapur is probably correct. I have seen the reference, never a picture. Thanks boybentley!

I am not sure the Minerva is still with them, the Maybach is for sure.

As info, below is a snippet from Automobile Quarterly 1964 (maynot be the same car - since year and "convertible" conflict with picture)

"Since Van den Plas was controlled by the same financial directorate that controlled the Belgian firms of Minerva, ... one, a convertible built on a 1929 chassis for an Indian maharaja, was finished in navy and upholstered in black lizard with all ..."

Also an earlier reference (The Motor 1930):

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post2467405 (How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas)

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