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Old 6th March 2017, 11:36   #1216
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Here is picture supposedly from Gwalior
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A January 1966 Edition of Veteran and Vintage magazine. The editor made a brief visit to India and published these pictures of mostly familiar cars.

Who was the editor? One Lord Montague.

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This French newspaper dating to 1905 shows the Nawab of Junagadh in his car following the Delhi Bombay Trials. Anyone care to translate?

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Jodhpur Chrysler Imperial, 1927 at Ooty

Contemporary magazines reported that the magnificent (but unfortunate) creature charged the royal party's car near Ooty; and was quickly dispatched to its maker. We have seen a smaller picture before.
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The picture below is possibly of Maharajkumar Sadul Singh of Bikaner on a bird/quail Hunt.

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Also watch the British Pathe video below from 1946 when Sadul singhji was the Maharaja of Bikaner, one Rolls can be seen at about a minute into the video and at the end too

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Few more from Bikaner from 1934

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Watch this great video below, from which these images have been captured, cars seen at around 2.10 minutes and then at 7.06 minutes

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Jodhpur Chrysler Imperial, 1927 at Ooty

Contemporary magazines reported that the magnificent (but unfortunate) creature charged the royal party's car near Ooty; and was quickly dispatched to its maker. We have seen a smaller picture before.
Those bonnet flutes are reminiscent of Vauxhalls.

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Sudasana Darbargadh was a Princely state in Mehsana Gujarat

http://members.iinet.net.au/~royalty.../sudasana.html


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Long shot, the car in the middle could be a sunbeam.

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The Bikanir R-R is the Phantom II, Chassis 91XJ



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You are absolutely right about the bonnet flutes - which led me to conclude it was a 1927 Imperial.

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This picture shows the royal cavalcade of Bikaner, the picture is supposed to be from 1943 on the occasion of the coronation of Maharaja Sadul Singhji.

What a line up ! I am sure Travancore would recognize a few of these !

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This picture shows the royal cavalcade of Bikaner, the picture is supposed to be from 1943 on the occasion of the coronation of Maharaja Sadul Singhji.

What a line up ! I am sure Travancore would recognize a few of these !

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There is still some debate on whether this photo shows Jodhpur or Bikaner.

The lead R-R has been identified as the Jodhpur Silver Ghost, chassis 18RG. It was all polished aluminium.

The following two cars are Buicks.

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Sorry for the picture quality, the people in the picture do look like from royal/noble families.
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Hiding behind the horse is a Maharaja car from Jaipur, the picture is from the polo ground in Jaipur.
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Here is a Viceregal car,

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Flying the flag: Lady Goschen and her daughter meet Indian Girl Guides during one of the official engagements
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Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...eyday-Raj.html
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These picture are from the same family and could be from Limbdi/Limdi , I cannot read clearly the number on the car in the 1st picture

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