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Old 10th August 2015, 17:56   #1006
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Outstanding! Car is probably a Ford Thunderbird?
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Yes, the car is a Thunderbird.

Above is the press release accompanying that photograph (courtesy: Keystone)
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Old 12th August 2015, 11:45   #1007
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Though the picture is of poor quality still posting, one of Nizam's guards and Nizam's Chauffeur.
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I am not sure whether this has been discussed earlier if so, please excuse

Came across this article which claims that Maharaja Rajinder singh of Patiala was the first to import a car in India and it was a De dion , " Patiala 0 "

Find the translated article here:
"But the notoriety of Rajendra emerged from the fact of being a pioneer. It caused a real shock when importing the first car to India, a De Dion Bouton -matrícula 0- Patiala , who stunned his subjects, who considered it a miracle that could travel 15 to 20 kilometers per hour without the aid of a camel , a horse or an elephant."

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Two princesses Patiala aboard the De Dion Bouton

Patiala 0 as we know now is not a De dion, refer to the post below

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Dated by the Vintage car club UK this is a 1903 Cottereau 7hp single cylinder. It does look similar to a De Dion Bouton but very definitely not. If you google Cottereau there some pictures of other cars.
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Find the article here
http://nobleyreal.blogspot.in/2012/0...maharajas.html

is there any truth in this article ?, the princesses do look Indian. Could this picture be of the same car ?

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Two princesses Patiala aboard the De Dion Bouton

the princesses do look Indian.
The car in the picture is a De Dion, but the princesses (and car) belong to Cooch Behar
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courtesy museonicolis:

Another Patiala FIAT 501S ?



Is this also the same car we have seen before, with Elizabeth Junek ?

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Here is a beauty from Sikkim. Prime Minister Nehru's visit to Sikkim

This is a rare open top

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This rare open top was called Willys Jeepster. They were produced for only 3 years (1950-53)and only 19132 vehciles were made, thus making this Jeep very collectible

Here is picture of a Jeepster for sale and the description has all the details

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Note the footstep for entry to the rear seat

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The Jeepster as it became known was distinguished by quirky open styling that drew heavily on Jeep tradition. Willys-Overland lacked the ability to tool up curvaceous bodywork so for practical purposes the Jeepster relied on the sharp angles and slab sides of its stable mates but thanks to the well-judged styling gained a unique charm of its own. The Jeepster was produced for just three years with a total of 19132 finding buyers.
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One of the Patiala cars for Sale... Maybach 1933 DS-8 Zeppelin Cabriolet Cheers
One of 2 Maybach's for sale of an entire Danish collection being sold, but for one car. Each car better than the other.

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Too bad that the car has been rebodied and is now LHD! Hope they preserved the original body.
This Patiala Maybach existed in Delhi see pic. Left India in the 1970's, and before she left she was entered in a vintage car rally in Delhi from where this pic was taken. Once driven by a famous uncle John in a Delhi event. The car was subsequently on sale in US with a red body, some foolish people re-bodied it as pointed out by Travancore. The original body was kept and sold to the Maybach Museum in Germany, a must visit Museum if possible.

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Here is a beauty from Sikkim. Prime Minister Nehru's visit to Sikkim .... Cheers KPS
Is this a royal car? Not sure. There were about 5 Jeepsters rotting in the basement parking of Silver Arch on Nepean Sea Road, and one was opp CCI club. Someone said that some of these were replica's. Now all vanished, hopefully some of them survives somewhere.


The Maharaja of Kota for some strange reason landed up with a 1905 Star Gordon Bennett Racer in India. There are very few such racers left in the world. This car was discovered in a collection in 1970's and the car promptly left the country. Other cars found along with it are in a collection in Indore. The Star was offered for sale a few years ago in Europe. Today it is with a Mr. Layher, president of the Sinsheim and Speyer Museums in Germany, two must visit Museum covering technology, cars, bikes, planes, war machinery, trains and what not. Superb, worth visiting, I've been to both. Anyway, he commissioned Dr. Schlicht to write a book and it has been published by them. Nice book, I have put up pics of the book's cover, the car today and as found.

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Cheers harit

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One of 2 Maybach's for sale of an entire Danish collection being sold, but for one car. Each car better than the other.



This Patiala Maybach existed in Delhi see pic. Left India in the 1970's, and before she left she was entered in a vintage car rally in Delhi from where this pic was taken. Once driven by a famous uncle John in a Delhi event. The car was subsequently on sale in US with a red body, some foolish people re-bodied it as pointed out by Travancore. The original body was kept and sold to the Maybach Museum in Germany, a must visit Museum if possible.

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Is this a royal car? Not sure. There were about 5 Jeepsters rotting in the basement parking of Silver Arch on Nepean Sea Road, and one was opp CCI club. Someone said that some of these were replica's. Now all vanished, hopefully some of them survives somewhere.


The Maharaja of Kota for some strange reason landed up with a 1905 Star Gordon Bennett Racer in India. There are very few such racers left in the world. This car was discovered in a collection in 1970's and the car promptly left the country. Other cars found along with it are in a collection in Indore. The Star was offered for sale a few years ago in Europe. Today it is with a Mr. Layher, president of the Sinsheim and Speyer Museums in Germany, two must visit Museum covering technology, cars, bikes, planes, war machinery, trains and what not. Superb, worth visiting, I've been to both. Anyway, he commissioned Dr. Schlicht to write a book and it has been published by them. Nice book, I have put up pics of the book's cover, the car today and as found.

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Cheers harit

There was a wonderful article written on the Star a few years back in the Auto India or Autocar I am not too sure

Archivist would have a copy of this article for sure

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This Patiala Maybach existed in Delhi see pic. Left India in the 1970's, and before she left she was entered in a vintage car rally in Delhi from where this pic was taken. Once driven by a famous uncle John in a Delhi event. The car was subsequently on sale in US with a red body, some foolish people re-bodied it as pointed out by Travancore. The original body was kept and sold to the Maybach Museum in Germany, a must visit Museum if possible.
Here is a photo of the Patiala Maybach, when auctioned by Sotheby's at Geneva, 1997

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One of 2 Maybach's for sale of an entire Danish collection being sold, but for one car. Each car better than the other.



This Patiala Maybach existed in Delhi see pic. Left India in the 1970's, and before she left she was entered in a vintage car rally in Delhi from where this pic was taken. Once driven by a famous uncle John in a Delhi event. The car was subsequently on sale in US with a red body, some foolish people re-bodied it as pointed out by Travancore. The original body was kept and sold to the Maybach Museum in Germany, a must visit Museum if possible.

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Is this a royal car? Not sure. There were about 5 Jeepsters rotting in the basement parking of Silver Arch on Nepean Sea Road, and one was opp CCI club. Someone said that some of these were replica's. Now all vanished, hopefully some of them survives somewhere.


The Maharaja of Kota for some strange reason landed up with a 1905 Star Gordon Bennett Racer in India. There are very few such racers left in the world. This car was discovered in a collection in 1970's and the car promptly left the country. Other cars found along with it are in a collection in Indore. The Star was offered for sale a few years ago in Europe. Today it is with a Mr. Layher, president of the Sinsheim and Speyer Museums in Germany, two must visit Museum covering technology, cars, bikes, planes, war machinery, trains and what not. Superb, worth visiting, I've been to both. Anyway, he commissioned Dr. Schlicht to write a book and it has been published by them. Nice book, I have put up pics of the book's cover, the car today and as found.

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Cheers harit

Surprising the Bonhams site does not mention the Patiala Maybach and now it's shifted to the Rolls Royce

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On the subject of Patiala , here is a partial picture of what is supposed to be the rolls royce of the Maharani of Patiala.
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On the subject of Patiala , here is a partial picture of what is supposed to be the rolls royce of the Maharani of Patiala.
Thanks! This could be Silver Ghost Chassis 2334 (Barker Saloon Limousine).

The bonnet, door handles and a few other features match.

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Thanks! This could be Silver Ghost Chassis 2334 (Barker Saloon Limousine).

The bonnet, door handles and a few other features match.
Here is the picture of #2334 with the other picture for comparison

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I took the liberty of flipping the original picture from the source below
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Few shots of the hyper - elusive Kolhapur Maybach.

Source : www.fb.com/AutomobiliArdent
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Few shots of the hyper - elusive Kolhapur Maybach.
Here's one shot from my side found on FB as well sometime back
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