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Old 5th May 2010, 21:40   #136
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used to have them in Trivandrum at his factory. Moved to Ahemdabad.

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in the autoindia article it is mentioned that bhogilal has some cars in COCHIN?
karl,can you say something more about this?
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used to have them there near Jubilee hills all moved out now

any idea what cars they were and how many ?
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1938 Packard Convertible



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i am bit late on this thread but i would like to point out that this packard does not seem to be a Convertible as said by ajmat.I am uploading another pic of the same car which was posted by karl.
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Lightbulb A visit to Pranlal Bhogilal Vintage Car Museum. Of boys & old toys

Trrrrriiiinnngg... Trrrriiinnnggg...
Doc: Hello
SG: Hello Doc, I was thinking of visiting the Pranlal Bhogilal vintage car collection tomorrow morning (Saturday 10th July 2010)...
Doc: Hmmm... I too was planning to go there sometime. I drove past this place a few days ago when I was going somewhere, it is around 30 - 40 minutes from campus.
SG: Good! I can book a cab for tomorrow, we could check if anyone else is interested. We can leave early and be back by around lunch time?
Doc: Let us see how many are interested, if it is around 3 to 4 people, we can take my car, if there are more, we can work out the logistics.
SG: Cool!

Later that evening, Doc sent a note to the folks who were interested, "We will assemble in the parking lot at 8.30am". So we were all set to visit 'Dastan'; Pranlal Bhogilal's farmhouse that has one of India's biggest collections of Vintage & Classic cars.

Vintage and classic cars have a charm of their own. Be it the mass produced Model-T's or the custom built Rolls Royces, every car seems to have a character and a soul.

There are several well known V & C car collectors in India, such as Mr.Vijay Mallya, Sharad Sanghi, N Jehangir etc. Plus there are some exotic collections belonging to big industrialists & the erstwhile Royal families. But most of these collections are not open to the general public.

What makes Mr.Bhogilal's collection unique is, not only is it open to the public, you are also allowed to photograph them to your heart's content. (Unlike the Dharmasthala collection where pix are not allowed.)

Entry charges are Rs.50 and camera fee is Rs.100. The net proceeds of the collections are donated to a charitable organization.

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Auto World" is a part of one of the most important collections of Antique Vehicles, Cars, Motorcycles, Utility Vehicles, Buggies etc. built by one family over the last century. It represents several of the greatest marques of cars from all over the world, of all types and ages.

Facilities at "Auto World" include an auditorium & souvenir shop, a cafeteria & station for fun drives in vintage cars. Witness the triumph of human creativity-the best of science & technology combined with sublime Art & Aesthetics - All at "Auto World" the largest and finest Automobile collection of India & one of the best in the world.

Contact Details:
Dastan Estate,
Sardar Patel Ring Road,
Kathwada,
Ahmedabad-382430,
Gujarat, India Phone: +91 79 22820699
Fax: +91 79 22820699
Mobile: +91 98242 76653
Email: dasco@vsnl.com
Source: Home | Gujarat Tourism
* The pics of all the cars on display at the museum as on Saturday 10th July 2010 are uploaded from my second post onwards on this thread.

Four of us assembled at the parking lot on Saturday morning, Dr.Gautam, Capt.Manish, Nagesh & Sanjay.

Nagesh & Gautam were armed with their Canon DSLRs and I carried along the FZ28 + the FX01 as a backup.

Fueled up and air-check before we hit the highway...

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Doc knew the route to the place, so we reached 'Vintage Village' @ Dastan in around 35 - 40 minutes...

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A neat farmhouse with open display halls specially constructed for the cars...

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Cars are grouped into categories such as 'American', 'British', 'Sports' etc.

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All set!

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Bought the tickets and we went in...

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We spent almost four hours walking around the places and each of us walked out with several Gigs of pix...

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Nagesh's technique to get 'Ropeless pictures' :-)

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A guy from the museum staff walked along with us, patiently giving details, answering questions and explaining about the history of several special cars...

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Cars with special interiors...

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And special features...

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Though I had seen the photos of most of the cars on display, you get a better perspective when you actually see them in person. This one is a Bedford mobile X-ray unit...

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What I thought was a normal sized Austin, turned out to be a tiny 'midget' of a car!

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Now, that's team-work! Manish & Nagesh holding up the awning while Doc got his perfect shot!

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Most of the cars are in excellent condition, a few could use a little more care. On the whole, a big thanks to Mr.Bhogilal for making this unique collection accessible to all...

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There are a few 'Motor-less' cars (carts and buggies) also on display...

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And there is a great restaurant at Dastan, serving tasty Gujarati Thali meals...

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After almost 3+ hours of non-stop photography, we were ready for a good meal...

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Had a good meal, took a couple of more pix of the farmhouse and we were back in the campus by around 3.00pm.

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Photos of the cars on display to follow.
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Old 11th July 2010, 18:19   #140
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Lightbulb Ahmedabad Vintage Car Museum...

Buick Eight Super 1947
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Chevrolet 1929
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Ford 1926
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Ford 1931
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Chrysler 1948
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Plymouth 1954
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Chevrolet 1935
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Diamler 1947
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Bentley 1934
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Diamler 1947
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Lagonda 1936
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Alvis 1937
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Armstrong Siddley 1955
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Jaguar 1950
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Rolls Royce 1923
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Rolls Royce 1936 (Interior)
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Rolls Royce 1936
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Rolls Royce 1926
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Rolls Royce 1932
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Rolls Royce 1927
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Rolls Royce 1923
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Rolls Royce 1923
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Rolls Royce 1927
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Wolesely 1964
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Rolls Royce 1937
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Mercedes Benz 1955
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Mercedes Benz 1937
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Citroen 1946
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Wolesely 1964
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Austin 1952
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Old 11th July 2010, 18:25   #141
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great collection hotstuff. You are utilising school time effectively!
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Lightbulb Dastan - Vintage Village...

Truimph Mayflower 1951
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Bedford 1963
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Austin 1928
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Austin 1935
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Sunbeam Talbot 1950
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Fiat 1964
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Riley 1950
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Humber 1946
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Rover 1947
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Rolls Royce 1922
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Lincoln Continental 1947
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Bentley 1934
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Auburn 1931
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Hispano Suiza 1927
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Lancia Dilambda 1931
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Maybach 1937
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Lancia Lambda 1926
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Packard 1930
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Mercedes Benz 1955
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Caddilac 1949
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Packard 1940
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Packard 1940
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Packard 1937
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Cadillac 1958
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Cadillac 1958
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Cadillac 1947
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Cadillac 1939
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Hotchkiss 1938
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Auburn 1935
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My favorite car of the lot - Cord 1936
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Lightbulb Boys and Old Toys. Contd...

La Salle 1937
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Studebaker 1954
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Studebaker 1932
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Buick 1939
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Buick 1935
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Buick 1947
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Lincoln 1972
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Hudson 1948
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Hudson 1937
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Buick 1931
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Minerva 1906
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Mors 1906
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Ford 1910
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Diamler 1911 (Bonnet)
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Diamler 1911
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Lagonda 1926 (Temperature)
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Lagonda 1926
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Minerva 1914
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Fiat 1909
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Chevrolet 1933
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Dodge Kingsway 1956
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Dodge 1947
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Dodge 1939
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Chrysler 1933
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De Soto 1947
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Chrysler Airflow 1934
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Packard 1938
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Chrysler Town & Country 1947
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Morris 1924
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MG Magna 1931
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Lightbulb And the last few cars...

Riley 1937
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Fiat 1924
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AC 1937
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AJS 1928
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Green Bike ???
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Ford Model-T Chassis 1920
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Indian 1941
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Sunbeam Talbot 1946
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Standard Herald 1964
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Fiat 500 1951
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Going back to case studies and assignments now. This is going to be a hectic week... :-(
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Lovely pics as usual Sanjay, I envy you ! I had a chance to see his collection of beauties way back in 1989, he must have added on quite a few since then I guess !
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Wow!!! Thank you for posting the pics and labelling them. I can imagine how much of hard work must have gone in doing all this.

Now I have a few questions about this classic car collection. Maybe you can answer them too.

1. How many cars in all does Mr. Bhogilal have? Do all the cars belong to him or there are some cars that belong to other collectors also displayed here?

2. Any idea what would be the net worth of all the cars as of today?? Any guess?

3. The cars look very well maintained. Hats off to the gentleman. But are all the cars in working condition?

4. Most of the cars seem to be raised on a clamp ( jacked up). What is the reason behind it?

Thanks and regards
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Old 13th July 2010, 15:37   #148
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Lightbulb Dastan collection - as on 10th July 2010

I was at Dastan last Saturday and managed to click pix of all the cars displayed as on that date.

Though I had read that the total number on display is supposed to be 105(?), I could count only 93 cars + 2 bikes + 1 Bedford ambulance.

Looks like a couple of cars were being serviced / moved elsewhere. The link to my travelogue and the list of cars is below. (All pix uploaded on the Tlog.)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ar-museum.html

  1. Buick Eight Super 1947
  2. Chevrolet 1929
  3. Ford 1926
  4. Ford 1931
  5. Chrysler 1948
  6. Plymouth 1954
  7. Chevrolet 1935
  8. Diamler 1947
  9. Bentley 1934
  10. Diamler 1947
  11. Lagonda 1936
  12. Alvis 1937
  13. Armstrong Siddley 1955
  14. Jaguar 1950
  15. Rolls Royce 1923
  16. Rolls Royce 1936
  17. Rolls Royce 1926
  18. Rolls Royce 1932
  19. Rolls Royce 1927
  20. Rolls Royce 1923
  21. Rolls Royce 1923
  22. Rolls Royce 1927
  23. Wolesely 1964
  24. Rolls Royce 1937
  25. Mercedes Benz 1955
  26. Mercedes Benz 1937
  27. Citroen 1946
  28. Wolesely 1964
  29. Austin 1952
  30. Truimph Mayflower 1951
  31. Bedford 1963 [Ambulance Van]
  32. Austin 1928
  33. Austin 1935
  34. Sunbeam Talbot 1950
  35. Fiat 1964
  36. Riley 1950
  37. Humber 1946
  38. Rover 1947
  39. Rolls Royce 1922
  40. Lincoln Continental 1947
  41. Bentley 1934
  42. Auburn 1931
  43. Hispano Suiza 1927
  44. Lancia Dilambda 1931
  45. Maybach 1937
  46. Lancia Lambda 1926
  47. Packard 1930
  48. Mercedes Benz 1955
  49. Caddilac 1949
  50. Packard 1940
  51. Packard 1940
  52. Packard 1937
  53. Cadillac 1958
  54. Cadillac 1947
  55. Cadillac 1939
  56. Hotchkiss 1938
  57. Auburn 1935
  58. Cord 1936
  59. La Salle 1937
  60. Studebaker 1954
  61. Studebaker 1932
  62. Buick 1939
  63. Buick 1935
  64. Buick 1947
  65. Lincoln 1972
  66. Hudson 1948
  67. Hudson 1937
  68. Buick 1931
  69. Minerva 1906
  70. Mors 1906
  71. Ford 1910
  72. Diamler 1911
  73. Lagonda 1926
  74. Minerva 1914
  75. Fiat 1909
  76. Chevrolet 1933
  77. Dodge Kingsway 1956
  78. Dodge 1947
  79. Dodge 1939
  80. Chrysler 1933
  81. De Soto 1947
  82. Chrysler Airflow 1934
  83. Packard 1938
  84. Chrysler Town & Country 1947
  85. Morris 1924
  86. MG Magna 1931
  87. Riley 1937
  88. Fiat 1924
  89. AC 1937
  90. AJS 1928 [Motorcycle]
  91. Green Bike ??? [Motorcycle]
  92. Ford Model-T Chassis 1920
  93. Indian 1941
  94. Sunbeam Talbot 1946
  95. Standard Herald 1964
  96. Fiat 500 1951
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Just some occasional 'escapes' from campus. Since campus is quite self contained, we don't get to go out throughout the week and sometimes weekends too... so whenever there is a weekend with relatively less workload, planning to go see a little of Gujarat.


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...I had a chance to see his collection of beauties way back in 1989, he must have added on quite a few since then I guess !
I guess so Kannan, there were 93 cars, 2 bikes and 1 van on display (+ the motorless carriages). I think occasionally they get a car or two from the collection in Mumbai / Mahabaleshwar (?)


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...Now I have a few questions about this classic car collection. Maybe you can answer them too.

1. How many cars in all does Mr. Bhogilal have? Do all the cars belong to him or there are some cars that belong to other collectors also displayed here? - From what I read on the net, Mr.Bhogilal's collection has over 200(?) cars, some in Dastan Estate, some in Mumbai / Mahabaleshwar. All the cars on display were his own.

2. Any idea what would be the net worth of all the cars as of today?? Any guess? - Just my random guess: The guide at the museum mentioned that there was an offer of around 15 crores for the Maybach... and there are quite a few notable cars in his collection, so the total value of his entire collection may be atleast 200 - 250 crores (???). Would be a good question for the Vintage car buffs on Tbhp.

3. The cars look very well maintained. Hats off to the gentleman. But are all the cars in working condition? - Not all of them are in working condition, but many are.

4. Most of the cars seem to be raised on a clamp ( jacked up). What is the reason behind it? - I understand that the cars are jacked up to prevent the tyres & the suspension from getting damaged.
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Hotstuff, stunning compilation. I usually don't go through VCCI threads in detail, yet thoroughly enjoyed your pictoral.

Moving this thread to the vintage car forum as, I have a feeling, VCCI BHPians missed it in the travelogues section.
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