Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India > Pre-War


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th August 2007, 11:39   #16
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,926
Thanked: 9,908 Times
Default

The newest car there was a Standard Herald.

As you observe in the background, there are plenty more cars. Next time, i got to return with a digital!
ajmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 11:44   #17
Team-BHP Support
 
Vid6639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,523
Thanked: 19,572 Times
Default

Are all these cars in running condition or just display pieces now?
Vid6639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 11:56   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
vkochar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Delhi / Agra / London
Posts: 2,031
Thanked: 214 Times
Default

True beauties of their times - Still kept Immaculately well !!!

Nice Pics - Cheers !!
vkochar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 12:13   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
AMATMO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore\GOA
Posts: 1,456
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

thanks alot for posting the pics ajmat

but wasnt the chrysler airflow supposed to be off white in colour
like in the pic i am posting .this is the same car

wonder why they changed the colour





lovely lagonda.are there more lagondas in his collection(i heard lagondas were one of the best race cars of its times..is it true)

Last edited by AMATMO : 26th August 2007 at 12:21.
AMATMO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 12:14   #20
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stanher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hyderabad, AP
Posts: 6,345
Thanked: 1,573 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmat View Post
The newest car there was a Standard Herald.

As you observe in the background, there are plenty more cars. Next time, i got to return with a digital!
Lovely cars there! 'didnt know PB had a collection across 3 different cities!
Any pics. of the Herald btw??
Stanher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 12:28   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
AMATMO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore\GOA
Posts: 1,456
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Ajmat if the you find the new paint questionable i am with you.but you cannot do that about the cars with original weird paint.you see many of these cars belonged to the north indian maharajas gujarati/rajastani etc,these cars were their status symbols and had to match with their attire and hence had such colourful painting done on them

even i hate some colour combos like this one on 1911 daimler for example(belongs to the same collection)


Last edited by AMATMO : 26th August 2007 at 12:31.
AMATMO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 12:35   #22
Senior - BHPian
 
iraghava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bhaiyyaland
Posts: 8,028
Thanked: 154 Times
Default

Nice pictures Ajmat & it's high time you switched to a Digital P&S!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmat View Post
This Langonda 2 liter is a beauty. Not apparent in the pics, it has a grace and poise similar to the old Jag's. This was my favourite
A fellow member owns a rare '29 Lagonda, now only need some time to take some good pica of it & post them here!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmat View Post
They normaly try to challenge you to find the fuel filler - any guesses
Let me guess, behind the tail lamp or number plate?
iraghava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 12:59   #23
BHPian
 
-GS-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 384
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Magnificent collection. Thanks for sharing Ajmat.

Got these two pics of the collection. First one was published in BS Motoring.



-GS- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 13:06   #24
Senior - BHPian
 
speedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mumbai Meri Jaan
Posts: 6,197
Thanked: 926 Times
Default

nice pictures ajmat, i think you should shift to digital.

GS the first picture you posted is the katwada house and the second picture is his bombay house daskot. the person cleaning the red rolls is abul his personal driver.

Quote:
Originally Posted by khanak View Post
Nice pics ajmat, thanks for sharing.

Is anyone allowed to have a look at the cars? Id love to have a look at them even iof it means travelling to Ahemdabad.
yes khanak anybody is allowed to have a look. auto world is a museum opened to the public. there are close to a 100 cars there.

Last edited by ajmat : 26th August 2007 at 13:19.
speedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 13:11   #25
Senior - BHPian
 
khanak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mumbai/Toronto
Posts: 2,734
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

Nice pics ajmat, thanks for sharing.

Is anyone allowed to have a look at the cars? Id love to have a look at them even iof it means travelling to Ahemdabad.
khanak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 14:07   #26
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,644
Thanked: 8,204 Times
Default

Finally I get to see some recent detailed pics of the collection. I dont know what to say, Im aghast! Ive heard horror stories of whats become of the cars, but I never believed them. This is just terrible. I have nothing more to say. The pics speak for themselves, with their painted bumpers and Matador hubcaps.

Last edited by karlosdeville : 26th August 2007 at 14:10.
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 14:22   #27
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,926
Thanked: 9,908 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
The pics speak for themselves, with their painted bumpers and Matador hubcaps.
There was a sunbeam with plastic hubcaps
ajmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 14:30   #28
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,644
Thanked: 8,204 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmat View Post
There was a sunbeam with plastic hubcaps
Now you're adding salt to the wound! I suppose he just doesnt take interest in the cars anymore, and probably handed over responsibilty to some so-and-so. I cant get myself to believe he would treat his cars like that.
karlosdeville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 14:32   #29
Senior - BHPian
 
speedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mumbai Meri Jaan
Posts: 6,197
Thanked: 926 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
The pics speak for themselves, with their painted bumpers and Matador hubcaps.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmat View Post
There was a sunbeam with plastic hubcaps

i think for a 70 year old person to maintain a fleet of 300 odd cars singlehandedly gets very tiresome and some of the parts are also not availablle. he is not techno savy and does not trust others easily. the bumpers of the cars have been painted to protect them and chromeing them regularly becomes a pain. i think instead of finding faults we should look at the brighter side that the cars are available for our viewing and are still preserved in one peice till date. dont mean to offend anyone.
the 1940 auburn that ajmat has posted was done at my place and i know what i had to go through.
speedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2007, 15:02   #30
BHPian
 
saumil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 57
Thanked: 0 Times
Thumbs up

Awesome collection... Hats off to Mr. Bhogilal for maintaining this fleet... Great share Ajmat...
saumil is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A road trip to Gujarat - Kuch din to gujaro Gujarat me for_cars1 Travelogues 23 2nd November 2016 08:42
Honda to set up "World's biggest Scooter Plant" in Gujarat ad3952n Motorbikes 0 4th August 2014 09:33
Rest in Peace Mr. Pranlal Bhogilal: Ace Vintage Car Collector harit Vintage Cars & Classics in India 40 23rd January 2011 16:24
World's biggest music collection on sale satish_appasani Shifting gears 1 21st February 2008 14:48
world's largest nissan collection pawan The International Automotive Scene 12 10th November 2007 21:04


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:12.

Copyright 2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks