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Old 28th April 2017, 12:12   #1246
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Prince Maloji Rajah Bhosle seated in a car owned by his father H.H Pratapa Simha Rajah Bhosle of sadar mahal palace, Thanjavur.
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Pictures shared with permission from Darbar Saheb Punjabapu Wala of Mandavgadh, Gujarat.

The first picture shows his mother with Ford V8
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Shikar party in a Land rover
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Photograph taken at the party given by the deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel on April 20, 1948 to meet the rulers of central India states
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Can we Identify the ladies ?

Source :GOI Photo Division

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The Patiala Maybach Zeppelin

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Patiala SW38, 1936 - now in the Ram Chander Nath collection ?

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An Ajaigarh Packard.

We have seen an "Ajaygarh" Daimler Coupe at Cartier 2015
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Picture courtesy : Punjabapu wala of Mandavgadh.

His father is at the wheel of this Singer
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Fleet of cars from from Kalahandi state
source : http://www.kalahandi.info/kalahandi/kalahandi-palace/

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The car on the extreme left seems to be the famous Kalahandi Rolls

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post3037939 (Third Cartier Concours d'Elegance: Feb 2013 in Mumbai (PICS on Page 19))

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Major-General, Chhatrapati Shahaji II of Kolhapur

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This picture shows one of the Jaipur Cadillacs at the city palace Jaipur

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This picture shows one of the Jaipur Cadillacs at the city palace Jaipur

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Thanks. It looks like a Coupe / Fastback too.
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HH Nawab Sir Taley Mohammad khanji of Palanpur along with his guests HH Maharaja Harisinghji of Jammu and Kashmir and HH Maharaja Ganga Singhji of Bikaner in Palanpur ,1936.

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Thakore Saheb of Limbdi as a guest of Palanpur state.

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Pic: Palanpur royal family

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Chandravilas Palace Rajpipla
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Thanks kasli.

The R-R in the middle of the photo is Silver Ghost 16CA. Next to it are a large (possibly 40 / 45 CV) Renault and an Armstrong-Siddeley.

It is the Chhatravilas Palace and the occasion was the Bombay Governor Leslie Wilson's visit in February, 1926.

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These pictures are from Balrampur.
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Maharaja Sir Pateshwari Prasad Singh's favourite cars Rolls Royce 1932 and Daimler tourer 1930.
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Balrampur Raj Motor cars alloted to Officials of various departments lined up for the Balrampur - Tripura wedding.1929
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Pic credit: Former Maharaja Dharmendra Prasad Singh

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These pictures are from Balrampur.


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Pic credit: Former Maharaja Dharmendra Prasad Singh
Thanks for the lovely photos KartikeyaL; and for adding to the provenance of this car!

The "Balrampur" Phantom II is a new one for me. I believe it is the same as the "Tirwa" car - 1930 Phantom II, chassis 179GY (registration USA-134).

The second photo is an American car (probably Buick ?) - it does not look like a 1930 Daimler.

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