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Old 22nd March 2008, 22:23   #121
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Here is a Bentley ex Bhavnagar, and a very interesting sporty Rolls, ex Bundi. No details unfortunately.
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Only the body came to India, the caption explains:
How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas-bentley-six-half-litre-4.jpg
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Delivered in Sept 1928 the Bhavnagar Bentley 6 1/2 litre eng no FA 2515 chassis no. FA 2513 was originally fitted with a Barker 2 seater body (this body was fitted to the car in the above attachment) The Bhavnagar Bentley was rebodied with a Barker tourer body in 1938 which came from chassis no RN 3050 and that is the body in the picture you posted, but it originally had the above body. The Bhavnagar Bentley is now in Australia.

Lovely Rolls body!!

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A friend of mine recently sent me this picture of a quaint "Moon", ex-Udaipur, now in Calcutta. Note the strange headlights. Can anyone enlighten me on this car?
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No idea about that particular car but here are a few Moons

Moon
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Here is a Bentley ex Bhavnagar, and a very interesting sporty Rolls, ex Bundi. No details unfortunately.
The Bundi Rolls Royce is a 1934 Phantom II Continental, (Chassis 15RY; body by Binder of Paris and originally owned by the Maharaja of Jodhpur). It is illustrated on pg 218 in the RR Phantom II Continental by Gentile.

This car also featured in the 1983 TV show "Bring 'Em Back Alive", hence maybe the Bundi Licence Plate
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Heres another ornately decorated Rolls I found online. The owner is identified as Raja Raghunandan, Im not sure of the State.
This is the State of Mungir / Munger / Monghyr - see attached link that also shows the car (towards the end of the web page)

Sadhu Maharaj And The Royal Family of Munger

The car supposedly is a 1920 Silver Ghost sold to the Viceroy of India and then bought by the Raja and decorated by a Calcutta jeweller (info from the Tribune India article, 2001).

There are two picture versions of this car - one shows Silver Filigiree on a light colour body and the other Silver Filigiree on a dark color body.
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Thank god these Maharajas are history now, they were competing with each others to see who can piss away money harder and faster.
On the other hand if they were in existence we'd have no filth on our roads AT ALL !
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Sad , but it is a fact. Many cars have been taken away from India, few legally before the ban & many illegally thereafter.When I saw the Rodeo Drive Concours in LA, I saw the beautiful Delage which once belonged to Mysore Royal Family.It is now with Eaton John.
A few years back, one person in Chennai exported a lovely Austin 7 to Colombo, as spare parts in many consignments.
Rare motorcycles are being regularly smuggled out frequenty
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A visit to the Udaipur cars here. I havent seen the Austin as part of the collection before.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/776797-post13.html
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A visit to the Udaipur cars here. I havent seen the Austin as part of the collection before.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/776797-post13.html
There's more in this post as well - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/776977-post19.html
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A visit to the Udaipur cars here. I havent seen the Austin as part of the collection before.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/776797-post13.html

Does anyone have a picture of the rear of the Udaipur (ex-Rajpipla / Octopussy) Rolls Royce P-II ? Registration is RSY-1. Would love if someone could post!
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Here is a Bentley ex Bhavnagar, and a very interesting sporty Rolls, ex Bundi. No details unfortunately.
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Do you have any other pictures of the Bundi RR (ex-Jodhpur) car - especially from the rear / side. Could you please post ? Thanks
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Does anyone have a picture of the rear of the Udaipur (ex-Rajpipla / Octopussy) Rolls Royce P-II ? Registration is RSY-1. Would love if someone could post!
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Do you have any other pictures of the Bundi RR (ex-Jodhpur) car - especially from the rear / side. Could you please post ? Thanks
Sorry, Ive put up all the photos I have. 'The mole' had visited the garages, perhaps he had some shots. Amol, where are you?!
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On further hunting I could dig up this image.
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The Farman A6B of The Royal Family of IDAR
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