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Old 11th January 2017, 15:33   #1201
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Good coverage KartikeyaL.
I just found this fascinating video about their trip, the whole film is for 80 minutes and is held by the Imperial war museum, sadly the clip I am posting doesnt have any scenes from India

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I got the two colour photos from a gentleman in Pakistan who said this 1930-31 Cadillac V-16 belonged to his family. I believe it is a custom job by Van den Plas that was built by Lancefield in London, UK (see B&W photo). Does anyone know this car, or its current whereabouts?

...Picking up where I left off in 2008: the car has been seen again and appears to be undergoing (or to have undergone) at least a partial restoration. Here are some new pics and some How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas-v6lncefld2a.jpg

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How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas-v6lncefld.jpgYouTube links that may help us find its current location.








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Old 12th January 2017, 12:58   #1203
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Hunting BIG game in big style sometimes requires big chariots.

Patiala A.E.C. 95 H.P. Hunting Coach (1 of 2 acquired - the second was a dining car, oops "coach")

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and another one or is it the same
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which car is this ? also from Patiala
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Possibly the same coach
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and another one or is it the same
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which car is this ? also from Patiala
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The coaches are the same - AEC Regals

The R-R (last photo with children) is the Patiala Silver Ghost 52CW, a Barker Torpedo. The car was painted Deep Violet + Black wings. There have been photos posted before, with the car and Maharaja against the mountains at Chail. Need to find them.

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...Picking up where I left off in 2008: the car has been seen again and appears to be undergoing (or to have undergone) at least a partial restoration. Here are some new pics and some Attachment 1594206

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Attachment 1594208YouTube links that may help us find its current location.
Sorry about the back to back posts. Just saw this now.

The car is very much alive and slowly but surely coming back to its old glory.

You can see a few pictures on this post and thread. It has both its Willocq- Bottin headlamps back on.

The owner / restorer is very much on this forum.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post3930969 (Cars of HH Nawab Sadiq M Abbasi V of Bahawalpur, Pakistan)

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The R-R (last photo with children) is the Patiala Silver Ghost 52CW, a Barker Torpedo. The car was painted Deep Violet + Black wings. There have been photos posted before, with the car and Maharaja against the mountains at Chail. Need to find them.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...tml#post214314 (How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas)
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Photos courtesy Auto Style Garages, Jaipur

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Looks like the Dholpur Lancia Dilambda is back in Pininfarina trim.

We saw some pictures before:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post1092292 (How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post1097018 (Vintage and Classic cars brought to life)
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photo ca 1927. Baudh seems to have been in erstwhile Orissa.

"Who needs 7 Litres of Bentley, R-R or Hispano to catch a leopard ?"

Many similar examples abound in Hyderabad.
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Adiya Singh Jhala posted pictures in FB on his grandfathers car, a Auburn!

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CHUDA
(Princely State)

Area: 202 km2, Privy Purse: 51,250Rs, Accession: 15th February 1948, State: Saurashtra, Dynasty: Jhala, Religion: Hindu, Villages: 14, Population: 11,333 (1921), Income: 160,000Rs
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What car is Chuda 10? Buick?
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Aditya Singh Jhala posted pictures in FB
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Adiya Singh Jhala posted pictures in FB on his grandfathers car, a Auburn!

What car is Chuda 10? Buick?
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Thanks for finding these lovely photos.

CHUDA-10 is a 1939 Oldsmobile.


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The cream coloured CHUDA no.4 seems to be the same car in KartikeyaL's first picture.

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saw this picture at Ashok Club Jaipur, will take a better picture next time.
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Posted on fb by Mr. Partha, this car which I think is a 1927 Studebaker belonged to Maharaja of Jeypore in Odisha.
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Here are a couple of really super images that I haven't seen before, showing a Mercedes 170V Roadster of Maliya State (I doubt any connections to Kingfisher ). The lady pictured is Maharanisaheb Kanak Kunvarba Jadeja of Maliya State.

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Maharajah of Jeypore Vikram Deo

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