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Old 6th August 2016, 17:23   #1141
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Bhukarka (Thikana) is in Rajasthan close to Punjab border .

Rao Saheb Amar singhji of Bhukarka driving a car (Pontiac ?)
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It should be a 1933 Pontiac - four vertical louvres on bonnet side; and traditional chrome headlamps. I believe only an 8-cylinder was offered.
The Ajit Bhawan in Jodhpur has one in fine nick.

The 1934 had horizontal louvres; and body colour "bullet" headlamps.

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Here is one of the Tajpur cars on a hunt, Should be a " Singer" as mentioned.
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Here is one of the Tajpur cars on a hunt, Should be a " Singer" as mentioned.
Yup, looks like a Singer LeMans. Nice find.
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A picture from Amarkot/umerkot

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Have a look at

http://www.prewarcar.com/magazine/pr...er-029861.html

It is thought that this 540K Mercedes was destined for India and then world war 2 intervened. Interesting. It is supposed to be an intermediary model between 500K and 540K just like the Pune car.

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Some great pictures from Bikaner which I had found online and saved, do not remember the source now !

Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner can be seen in most of the pictures !
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Some great pictures from Bikaner which I had found online and saved, do not remember the source now !

Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner can be seen in most of the pictures !
Lovely pictures KartikeyaL.

The first two are the Phantom II (Chassis 91XJ).

The next R-R which looks like a PI throws me for a loop. The only Bikanir PI that I know of is 9LC, which is a boat tail. It could be a later(1920) SG, Chassis 66EE with radiator shutters, though the front wings look like a Hooper to me.

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Lovely pictures KartikeyaL.

The first two are the Phantom II (Chassis 91XJ).

The next R-R which looks like a PI throws me for a loop. The only Bikanir PI that I know of is 9LC, which is a boat tail. It could be a late (1920) SG, Chassis 66EE with radiator shutters, but the front wings look like a Hooper to me.
Travancore,
Glad to know that this is an interesting find, usually new bhpians like me seldom find stuff which has not been posted before .

Which is the third car?
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Travancore,
Glad to know that this is an interesting find, usually new bhpians like me seldom find stuff which has not been posted before .

Which is the third car?
It is a Cadillac, ca 1929
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Some great pictures from Bikaner which I had found online and saved, do not remember the source now !

Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner can be seen in most of the pictures !
I think these pictures appear in Manvedra Barwani's book. At least some do for sure.

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The first two are the Phantom II (Chassis 91XJ).
Is it confirmed that this is the same car that was also registered X7998, we've seen pics of it with a Parsi family.

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The next R-R which looks like a PI throws me for a loop. The only Bikanir PI that I know of is 9LC, which is a boat tail. It could be a later(1920) SG, Chassis 66EE with radiator shutters, though the front wings look like a Hooper to me.
I too cannot identify. Any reference iamges of 66EE? More details? I don't have a record of it.

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Travancore,
Glad to know that this is an interesting find, usually new bhpians like me seldom find stuff which has not been posted before .
There's still plenty to be found, thanks for sharing.
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I think these pictures appear in Manvedra Barwani's book. At least some do for sure.



Is it confirmed that this is the same car that was also registered X7998, we've seen pics of it with a Parsi family.



I too cannot identify. Any reference iamges of 66EE? More details? I don't have a record of it.



There's still plenty to be found, thanks for sharing.
I only remember the Cadillac photo in Manvendra's book. I am seeing the others for the first time.

No confirmation (yet) on X-7998 being 91XJ. The windshields are different, though that could be easily changed.

I do not have any photos of 66EE. It is supposed to be a Barker Limousine Landaulette

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Some great pictures from Bikaner which I had found online and saved, do not remember the source now !

Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner can be seen in most of the pictures !

KartikeyaL, the R-R BIKANER-4-P is a Phantom I, Chassis 65EF, ex-Bombay Governor Frederick Sykes. It is a Hooper Landaulette.
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KartikeyaL, the R-R BIKANER-4-P is a Phantom I, Chassis 65EF, ex-Bombay Governor Frederick Sykes. It is a Hooper Landaulette.
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Bombay Governor Sir Frederick Sykes; RR PI, Chassis 65EF. Later "BIKANER-4-P"

I wonder if it is the Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow getting out of the car in KartkeyaL's picture.

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KartikeyaL, the R-R BIKANER-4-P is a Phantom I, Chassis 65EF, ex-Bombay Governor Frederick Sykes. It is a Hooper Landaulette.
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Bombay Governor Sir Frederick Sykes; RR PI, Chassis 65EF. Later "BIKANER-4-P"

I wonder if it is the Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow getting out of the car in KartkeyaL's picture.
Amazing work Travancore !
It could be the Viceroy getting off , I can spot the union jack on one of the wings of the RR.

I will try to find the source from which I got these pictures.
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Maharaj Kumar Hanwant Singh ( Jodhpur) on a hunting trip at Jewar Buland Shaher (U.P) Pic credit : Mr. Ajit Singh Rathore
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