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Old 23rd November 2015, 10:15   #1036
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Cars from Nayagarh, still owned by the royal family apparently. Picture source: Link

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Cars from Nayagarh, still owned by the royal family apparently.

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I have seen the cars myself, this is a neighbourhood garage in my hometown. I have some pics of their cars, will share tonight. The Chrysler, Jag's and most of their cars are single owned and kept lovingly. The royal family also has a black Ambassador Mark II and over three dozen Jeeps and SUV's, one of them is a SWB Low Bonnet Willys. I think I have a pic, will check and upload.

The family now stays in Ranchi and since childhood, I have had a chance to visit the garage couple of times and have seen and sat in these beauties. There used to be a massive Oldsmobile too with the family, but that used to stay in Bhubaneswar/Nayagarh residence and had been dieselized few years back.

The Chrysler and Jag's do come out in the roads often, specially during the winters and they are absolutely majestic !

Nice find KC Sir.

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Seated on left front seat HH COL. Nawab saheb MUHAMAD MAHABAT KHANJI ||| BABI BAHADUR SORATH SARKAR OF JUNAGADH STATE.
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Late HH Nawab Mohammad Jamiyat Khanji Babi Bahadur of Balasinor and son in law of the Nawab of Junagadh
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The Buick limo still survives: Link to post. (Report & Pics: 21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally, Feb 2015)

Source: IRF Facebook page.

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Cars from Panna Vilas belonging to Parihar family:

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Source: Wheels of the princely states Facebook page.
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Junagadh 1 -
looks like a Mercedes, from the late 'Fifties / Early 'Sixties, going by the grille.

Okay, I won't beat about the bush.

'Tis a Mercedes Benz W111 'Fintail' (a.k.a Heckflosse )

Any more pics of the car, btw?
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The last set of pics from IRF Facebook page:

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Cars from Panna Vilas belonging to Parihar family:

Source: Wheels of the princely states Facebook page.
Very nice! We see the Moon, now in Calcutta, and the 20hp with hand controls #64H9. The other Rolls is probably #66H3, Bharatpur and later Udaipur, though I have seen it also as RJY 3706.

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The last picture is of the 25/30 #GRO48, Gurney Nutting all weather which survives in Delhi.
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Cars from Nayagarh, still owned by the royal family apparently.

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I had a few pics of this garage, but I could just find two in my hard disk now. Couldn't find pics of the Mark 10 sadly !

Chrysler Windsor and Jaguar Mark 7
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Willys
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I had a few pics of this garage, but I could just find two in my hard disk now. Couldn't find pics of the Mark 10 sadly !



Chrysler Windsor and Jaguar Mark 7

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Willys

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Is this not a Garage in Allahabad ? Nice condition of the cars from the outside

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Is this not a Garage in Allahabad ? Nice condition of the cars from the outside

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Not Allahabad, the pictures have been clicked by me in Ranchi. The cars belong to the Nayagarh family, single owner and lovingly kept.
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Gondal Vette:

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Maharaja of Kutch:

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Gondal Vette:

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I had seen this lovely Corvette in Delhi few years back.

Is this the same Gondal car, by any chance?

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The Corvette I spotted in Delhi did not sport a hardtop, while the one in moralfibre's pic has a hardtop. So might not be the same car, but the GJX registration confused me !

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Gondal Vette:

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I had seen this lovely Corvette in Delhi few years back.

Is this the same Gondal car, by any chance?

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EDIT: The Corvette I spotted in Delhi did not sport a hardtop, while the one in moralfibre's pic has a hardtop. So might not be the same car, but the GJX registration confused me !
I've always known the Corvette to be a Kutch car, maybe at some point it was also with the Gondal family, not sure. The top is a winter top, i.e. removable hard top. 99% the same car.
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I've always known the Corvette to be a Kutch car, maybe at some point it was also with the Gondal family, not sure. The top is a winter top, i.e. removable hard top. 99% the same car.
Must be the Kutch car then. The picture didn't bear a caption and for some reason I always thought Gondals had a Corvette.
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Cooch Behar Mors. The Car Journal 1902.

The Bhogilal car I believe is a 1906

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