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Old 19th July 2008, 22:53   #61
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A lot of research has gone into this book and I'm enjoying it immensely. All books have a few mistakes. Overall it is magnificent.
To me these books are as valuable as the cars that remain. As they tell stories of people and the rich experiences associated with ownership of these cars. That's what makes it all so special and we owe a big thanks to Manvendra Singh to gather data for years and publish it for all of us to read and enjoy

Next time you are in India Julian we could all perhaps meet in Indore as not only would we enjoy spending time with Manvendra Singh but also enjoy Mr. Sanghi's fabulous collection

Infact I was just thinking, why don't we plan a vintage meet each year showcasing a collection? This can be against invites only as most owners are cagey about showing their cars publicly. But it would serve as a rich educational experience. It would be so nice for all of us to meet in Indore and request Manvendra Singh to throw light on special features of the cars in Mr Sanghi's collection.

Then perhaps we could persuade Mr. Bhogilal to do such a gathering? I think this would be a real treat

BTW In Europe and the US often vintage meets centre around a town with a significant collection and a visit is part of the itinerary

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Above all it was very interesting to finally see the photo of a Hispano-Suiza J12 in India in the book.
I wonder what happened to it, better exported than scrapped...
But I will continue to hope it is still in a palace collection somewhere waiting to be carried out of the jungle by a 100 elephants and preserved in India.
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Above all it was very interesting to finally see the photo of a Hispano-Suiza J12 in India in the book.
I wonder what happened to it, better exported than scrapped...
But I will continue to hope it is still in a palace collection somewhere waiting to be carried out of the jungle by a 100 elephants and preserved in India.
Here is another Indian Hispano Suiza, this time an H6B from Jaisalmer.
Source: Special Interest Autos....although the original source of the picture seems to be the very author of "Autos of the Maharajas". Anyone know this car or its current whereabouts ?

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some Alwar Hispano-Suiza's. they had four totally. i managed to find pictures of three, the other one i have to search for. ALWAR 3 was a special hunting car with the big lights.
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i think this is the Delage DS8 sports tourer that you are talking about Julian.
While on the topic of Delages, here is a 2007 Peking to Paris Rally Delage with an Indian connection.
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The 2007 Peking to Paris Rally
1930 Delage D6L Tourer
Coachwork by Autodove Coachworks (rebody in the U.K.)
Registration no. SN 6031 Chassis no. 34676 Engine no. 578

"The right-hand drive D6L had originally been built for an Indian Maharajah and spent the first three years of its life in India. Its first owner’s special requirements - twin spare wheels mounted each side, the large folding luggage rack at the back and the beautifully made gearbox protection plate fitted underneath – are all still in place.
The car arrived in England in 1933, spending the next 20-or-so years in Yorkshire before being given to its owner’s chauffeur, with 19,000 miles recorded"

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An interesting find here - an apparently unrestored beautifully preserved Hispano Suiza in Coimbatore.

Coimbatore vizha - Page 3

Many other rarities like a Lloyd and little Gogomobil as well.
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An interesting find here - an apparently unrestored beautifully preserved Hispano Suiza in Coimbatore.

Coimbatore vizha - Page 3

Many other rarities like a Lloyd and little Gogomobil as well.
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Believe this is the ex-Mysore H6B, 1919. Now part of the G.D.Naidu collection and museum.
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This car is Mr Sanghi's


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Here is another Indian Hispano Suiza, this time an H6B from Jaisalmer.
Source: Special Interest Autos....although the original source of the picture seems to be the very author of "Autos of the Maharajas". Anyone know this car or its current whereabouts ?

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I photographed this hispano suiza radiator in a home in Jodhpur in 2005...

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will call the gentleman to find out about the history of the car..

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A friend tells me in his childhood he saw a yellow V16 at Dadajee Dhackjee. More details I dont have, but Im certain he was not mistaken in what he saw.
I do not know about a Caddy V 16 in Dadajee Dhackjee, but there surely was a Hispano V12, one of two which came to India. Both have left the country. One was the Rajasthan Royalty car, went to A'bad and was exported probably legally. The other was the Aderbad/Kotak car, lying in Mumbai, Lonavala, Pune and taken out on the sly. Blackhawk is involved with the restoration, she was on her website some time ago, now removed. The car had serious mechanical damage. If anyone has pics of this Hispano, please post.

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I do not know about a Caddy V 16 in Dadajee Dhackjee, but there surely was a Hispano V12, one of two which came to India. Both have left the country. One was the Rajasthan Royalty car, went to A'bad and was exported probably legally. The other was the Aderbad/Kotak car, lying in Mumbai, Lonavala, Pune and taken out on the sly. Blackhawk is involved with the restoration, she was on her website some time ago, now removed. The car had serious mechanical damage. If anyone has pics of this Hispano, please post.
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Below is a Hispano Suiza J12, 1932 at the Blackhawk Museum. Might this be the car you are referring to ? Cheers
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Guys.

As per the Automobiles of the Maharajas, the Alwar royal family still retains two Hispanos and their 40/50 Lanchester.

The Lanchester is also pictured in this book with a roof and the windscreen so I guess it came this way.

It would be great if someone who has access to the Alwar cars can post current pictures and details on these amazing cars.
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Guys.

As per the Automobiles of the Maharajas, the Alwar royal family still retains two Hispanos and their 40/50 Lanchester.

The Lanchester is also pictured in this book with a roof and the windscreen so I guess it came this way.

It would be great if someone who has access to the Alwar cars can post current pictures and details on these amazing cars.
For the Alwar Hispanos see post 64 before this post.

Cheers

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An interesting find here - an apparently unrestored beautifully preserved Hispano Suiza in Coimbatore.

Coimbatore vizha - Page 3

Many other rarities like a Lloyd and little Gogomobil as well.

This car is the Maharaja of Mysore's 1919 Hispano H6
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EBay currently has two pictures of a 1920's Hispano Suiza (7 seater). The background looks typically "Indian" (or Pakistan ?). Did not want to post a current auction. Maybe one of you experts can check it out and identify the car. In the background of one of the pictures, I think you also find a Studebaker Champion
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Below is a Hispano Suiza J12, 1932 at the Blackhawk Museum. Might this be the car you are referring to ? Cheers
Somehow I did not see this post before.
The Hispano I am referring to was a 12 cylinder car, J 12 but a 7 seater Limo. It was mechanically damaged and taken put in bits and pieces. Original owner were the Holkars, they had an identical bodied Rolls. The car would not start, then a bright spark had the idea of towing/pushing the car at high speed and dropping the clutch. Engine mechanicals snapped under this mistreatment.
Keep a lookpout for a 7 seater Limo.

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