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Old 6th April 2016, 11:25   #1111
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Couple of Idar cars can be seen here

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Couple of Idar cars can be seen here

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Thanks. This picture was probably taken in Nawanagar / Jamnagar. The car with the unique cycle fenders is very similar to the lovely car that Srinand had posted before.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post3380790 (Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars)

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The tourer on the left looks like a Lancehster too.
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Thanks. This picture was probably taken in Nawanagar / Jamnagar. The car with the unique cycle fenders is very similar to the lovely car that Srinand had posted before.

The tourer on the left looks like a Lancehster too.
Many thanks, its amazing how you connect dots

Here is another Idar car with a fabulous serpent horn

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HH Maharaja Shri Himmat Singhji & his younger brother Maharaj Shri Man Singhji of Idar state at Pratap Palace, Himmatnagar,Idar State.
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Thakur Saheb Shri Salam-Singh ji Sopra

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Couple of other pictures from Idar, cars can be barely seen though !

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What else shared the Jind stables?

Well, we seem to have a beautiful 1936 Packard 120, two door convertible from the former Jind stables, currently owned by Mr. Tulaji Rao Angre

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1936 Packard One-Twenty was imported by Maharaja of Jind in 1941. I bought this car from Ranjeet Malik of Delhi in 2004, says Tulaji
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Considering this is a 2 door convertible, quite rare in India.

Not sure on the wire wheels though.

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Rao Kishen Singh of Nindar

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Raja Shariq Ali Khan at Nanpara house with Buick (son of Raja Saadat Ali Khan & Choti Rani Zubeida Begum of Nanpara)

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An wonderful image shared of my car at a wedding function in Gwalior. I did have information that the car had travelled from Bombay (Gwalior Residence ) - Samudra Mahal to Gwalior a couple of times when in ownership with the Royal Family

What a find for me !!

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And the car today - How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas-imageuploadedbyteambhp1464187085.579041.jpg
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Good morning all.
Today I have come across a newspaper cutting that I think, if I understand the German is about a Maharani going to a farm every morning. The car does not have the usual royal household plates but merely (!) a crest. Sadly these old scrapbooks from a Dutchman are undated and lack a lot of description.
Anyone have any thoughts?
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Roughly translated: "Every day early in the grey morning, Ayesha goes to the the farm to look after the chickens whose eggs are bought by the palace kitchen. The times that a Maharani spend the day looking pretty are long gone, that's only still happening in fairy tales."
So which Maharani was called Ayesha?
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Anyone have any thoughts?
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Roughly translated: "Every day early in the grey morning, Ayesha goes to the the farm to look after the chickens whose eggs are bought by the palace kitchen. The times that a Maharani spend the day looking pretty are long gone, that's only still happening in fairy tales."
So which Maharani was called Ayesha?
I came across the appended note from The Telegraph

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The link - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...atri-Devi.html

HH Gayatri Devi was seen in this car before - here in TBHP itself, I believe. To the experts for their opinion.

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Wonderful! Many thanks to both of you. So, Jaipur it is. Wikipedia has a lot about her including this snippet:
Her Highness was fond of cars and is credited with importing the first Mercedes-Benz W126, a 500 SEL to India which was later shipped to Malaysia. She also owned several Rolls Royces and an aircraft.

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Good morning all.
Today I have come across a newspaper cutting that I think, if I understand the German is about a Maharani going to a farm every morning. The car does not have the usual royal household plates but merely (!) a crest. Sadly these old scrapbooks from a Dutchman are undated and lack a lot of description.
Anyone have any thoughts?
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I came across the appended note from The Telegraph

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The link - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...atri-Devi.html

HH Gayatri Devi was seen in this car before - here in TBHP itself, I believe. To the experts for their opinion.

Best Regards & Drive Safe

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This was discussed here

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Spotted this snipped on NDTV (http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/how-a...ome-topstories) about a coffee table book which has a mention on the Patiala Maybach. We all know that the car was in Delhi, and went out through the vintage car Export Group, ending up in the US. Later she was re-bodied and sold to a collector in Denmark who recently disbanded his collection. The text is below, and the pics below the text. Pics were credited to Bonhams.

A rare Maybach car that Adolf Hitler gifted to Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala in the mid-1930s changed hands without any transaction of money.
"Princely Palaces in New Delhi", authored by Sumanta K Bhowmick has several such anecdotes related to the mansions which form an integral part of New Delhi's urban topography.
Citing an incident in Patiala House in 1957, the author writes, "...It resulted in the loss of the rare Maybach car gifted to Maharaja Bhupinder Singh by Adolf Hitler after their meeting in Germany in 1935. There were only six of these specially made cars in the world and the last of them stood unused in the garage at Motibagh Palace in Patiala.
"As young Raja Malvinder Singh (Bhupinder Singh's grandson) was sitting in the drawing room in the first floor at Patiala House, his father (Maharaja Yadavindra Singh) ordered him to make drinks for some assembled guests."
Sardar Satyajit Singh of Bharoli came in to join the party and in the course of conversation, asked the maharaja whether he could buy the Maybach lying unused in Patiala.
"The maharaja replied generously that he was not selling any car but if his guest wanted the car as a gift, he could take it. Sardar Satyajit did not hesitate to accept the offer; furthermore, he got a letter from the Maharaja of Harvey, the garage in-charge at Patiala Palace, directing to hand over thevintage car to him.
It was in the Patiala House in the national capital where it was decided that the Asian Games will be held every four years. The first games were held in Delhi in 1951.
"The next day, Hitler's gift to Maharaja Bhupinder Singh changed hands without any transaction of money. It later made way into a vintage collector s hands for an undisclosed sum," the book says.
"The book also mentions how the Asian Games federation had its birth at Patiala House on February 13, 1949.
"Representatives of Afghanistan, Burma, Ceylon, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand met in a two-day conference at Patiala House and were addressed by Maharaja Yadavindra Singh as chair and G D Sondhi as its secretary. In his speech, the maharaja highlighted the importance of sports as a catalyst for promotion of friendship and understanding among various countries.
"It was decided to hold the Asian Games every four years, the first being held At Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi in 1951," it says.
The coffee table book replete with old photographs, letters, maps and plans, describes the seven main palaces of the states of Hyderabad, Baroda, Bikaner, Jaipur, Patiala, Darbhanga and Travancore, besides other such princely mansions in Delhi like Bahawalpur House, Bhavnagar House, Bundi House, Cochin House, Dholpur House, Faridkot House, Gwalior House, Jaisalmer House, Jind House, Jubbal House, Mandi House and Pataudi House.
The book tries to delineate the story behind the story, documenting history through archival research, interviews with royalty and unpublished photographs from royal private collections.
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