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Old 18th September 2013, 04:46   #841
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Does someone know what this Udaipur car with rather unique door / character lines is ?

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Bumper and door handles are typical 1929-30 Packard, but very unique coachwork.
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Another picture from Udaipur which also looks like a Royal car, with I suppose British Passengers !!

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Find it here :
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Another picture from Udaipur which also looks like a Royal car, with I suppose British Passengers !!

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Find it here :
http://freecodeproject.blogspot.in/2...aipur-100.html

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Thanks.

I believe this picture of the Udaipur Daimler was taken during the Viceroy's visit. Attached is another picture (might be same car) from The Graphic, Jan 1917. I also have a side view somewhere.

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Its Dussera, and that means its time for the Kolhapur Maybach to attend the annual celebrations

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Its Dussera, and that means its time for the Kolhapur Maybach to attend the annual celebrations

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Thanks Karlos for the write up.

Attached is another picture from the not too distant past - looks like the peacock still lights up ( at least on the left wing).


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It is legend that Bahawalpur had two Cadillac V-16's .

One is BWP -133 that we have seen pictures of on this site:

Not sure if this is the "other twin" or BWP-133. Seems to have the same Lancefield features, including the retractable steps.
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The second V16 indeed is a legend or most likely a phantom car ! No pics have ever surfaced of it so far.
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Wasifbhai I found two pics on FB of the BWP car one of which I haven't seen before, and with florescent highlighter too . seem to be the same carHow rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas-548153_10151116103491802_1990398701.jpgHow rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas-529247_10151116102971802_1164095881.jpg

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Wasifbhai I found two pics on FB of the BWP car one of which I haven't seen before, and with florescent highlighter too . seem to be the same carAttachment 1157986Attachment 1157987
Of course the same car, thanks for the pictures. It has been clarified that the steps were never retractable.

The valence cover on the right side is missing.

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Of course the same car, thanks for the pictures. It has been clarified that the steps were never retractable. The valence cover on the right side is missing.
Is this car being restored in the Middle East ? Now or is lying there ? Interesting body style - Gurney Nutting or Parkward looks like

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Is this car being restored in the Middle East ? Now or is lying there ? Interesting body style - Gurney Nutting or Parkward looks like

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Built by Van den Plas (Belgium), car is still in Pakistan. Attached is a period picture.

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Beautiful picture courtesy of India Royal Families on Facebook.

Can someone identify the car ? The round clock on the right hand dash may be a clue.

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Can someone identify the car? The round clock on the right hand dash may be a clue.
Really, you don't recognize the car? Despite pointing out the clock on the farside of the dash as a clue . Could you confirm if the rest of the car is a Buick too - a Roadmaster convertible in particular, maybe 1948-49, or thereabouts?

And, maybe the lady is Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur (from Cooch Behar, prior to marriage). I suppose!
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Beautiful picture courtesy of India Royal Families on Facebook. Can someone identify the car ? The round clock on the right hand dash may be a clue.
My guess is a1947 Buick 8 . Could be a Roadmaster knowing the state of Jaipur . Another clue is the little design element of the fenders which ran thru the door and ended on the front of the rear fenders. Swooping lines

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Really, you don't recognize the car? Despite pointing out the clock on the farside of the dash as a clue . Could you confirm if the rest of the car is a Buick too - a Roadmaster convertible in particular, maybe 1948-49, or thereabouts?

And, maybe the lady is Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur (from Cooch Behar, prior to marriage). I suppose!
The old saying goes "Trust but Verify". Of the gorgeous lady, there couldn't have been any doubt as to identity!

And no, this picture wasn't cropped to keep anyone guessing - this is all of it!
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The old saying goes "Trust but Verify". Of the gorgeous lady, there couldn't have been any doubt as to identity!

And no, this picture wasn't cropped to keep anyone guessing - this is all of it!
She was particularly fond of this Buick, perhaps now in Bombay with a friend.

Lovely car, lovely lady. Theyjust don't make them like this anymore
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