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Old 30th March 2017, 16:49   #1231
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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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The white car in the second photo looks like the Porbandar Packard.

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Old 1st April 2017, 01:47   #1232
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The white car in the second photo looks like the Porbandar Packard.

Previous references to the Porbandar Packard 840 Deluxe, 1931; courtesy DKG:

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post1210802 (Packards in India)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post1210779 (Packards in India)
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Old 1st April 2017, 16:21   #1233
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For this occasion a book was published, of around 106 pages with photographs. Only one photograph had cars in it, and therefore this book came to me. I went through the book, quite interesting, and scanned a few pages.

There are two cars to be seen, very nice early cars, and a huge ancient bus.

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Same picture better resolution, found today on my computer while going through some pictures.

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Of India interest, ca 1935
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Maharana Saheb Bahadursinghji's birthday.1945 (Chuda state )

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Maharana Saheb Bahadursinghji's birthday.1945 (Chuda state)
The car is probably a 46 Ford, so the picture should be later?
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Another shot of the Lathia (Limbdi?) Amilcar we have seen in Manvendra Barwani's book before.
Late Thakore Saheb Prahlad singhji of Lathi State in his Amilcar.

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and another one from Chuda State

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Chanced upon these images of Nabha cars.

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This image appears to be recent, wonder where it is now. Is it a 170 or larger?

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Ch. DP Singh (c) of Jalilpur, Bijnor in the Motichur block, Dehradun.

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Some pictures of Baroda cars in India and abroad

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Source for the above images : http://www.gaekwadsofbaroda.com/cont...neer-motorists

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in the Getty images picture below Maharani Sita devi can be seen and this picture could be from France

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Photo of HH Maharaja Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad leaving the Nyaya mandir after the Nazrana Darbar 27.04.1939

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Last photo is Phantom III 3CP112, and you can see the leopard-skin to the open front door. All the interior doors, and the floor, were covered by leopard-skins, animals shot by HH.
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Photo 3 from top of Baroda showing the door open also shows leopard skin. Is the car in photo 3 and the last photo the same? Photo 3 seems to be a foreign location?
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Photo 3 from top of Baroda showing the door open also shows leopard skin. Is the car in photo 3 and the last photo the same? Photo 3 seems to be a foreign location?
Yes, they are both the Phantom III, chassis 3CP112. The 3rd photo looks like London, probably before export; the other location was the Naya Mandir as described.

I guess Maharajas could park on the wrong side in London!

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Yes, the third picture is in London, where Windovers had the official photo taken by their favourite photographer, Charles Bowers. And you can still park on the wrong side of the road in England - for an Aussie visitor this is very strange and can make it a bit scary, when an English driver drives across onto the wrong side of the road to go into a parking spot!
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A few pictures from Panchkote

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HE Governor of Bengal with Raja Jyoti Prasad Singh Deo at Panchkote palace

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Royal Family of Panchkote at shikar/picnic

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credit: Indian Rajputs

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