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Old 23rd April 2013, 18:59   #106
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.........Below are 2 pictures of a Hispano-Suiza. I know nothing about this car, the black Studebaker in the background suggests a possibility of this being an India car. Maybe Karpurthala? Please suggest, and can someone post a picture of the Kapurthala Hispano?.........Cheers harit
This car came back to haunt me. Now I am 95% sure that this is the Kapurthala car. But where is she now? This car has not surfaced, and could not vanish into this air. I somehow sense that she is abroad, and hidden.

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Now I am 95% sure that this is the Kapurthala car.
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95% has gone up to 99%. And the info I have is that she is still here in India. imposing car.

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95% has gone up to 99%. And the info I have is that she is still here in India. imposing car.
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Thanks Harit for this information. It is always nice to know when such wonderful part of Indian heritage remains in India and not carted away abroad. I do hope at some time we get to see pictures of the car in one of the rallies.
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Thanks Harit for this information. It is always nice to know when such wonderful part of Indian heritage remains in India and not carted away abroad. I do hope at some time we get to see pictures of the car in one of the rallies.
The car may have gone "religious" from what I know.
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The car may have gone "religious" from what I know.
The was religious till she sinned by not coming to me when she was on sale more than 30 years ago. Now safe with her custodian.

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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.
I saw one of these cars at Auto World - in Pranlal Bhogilal's collection.
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95% has gone up to 99%. And the info I have is that she is still here in India. imposing car.

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I found this picture at the Gallica site.
It was taken in Paris in 1934 and showing the Maharajah of Kapurthala with what I believe the same Hispano in the background.
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Here's one for updating records - Chassis number 11268, the 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B delivered to the Maharaja of Mysore with Saoutchik Town car coachwork. Probably the only Saoutchik bodied car in India? Looked superb after a recent restoration.

In period with wheel discs and probably a single tone dark colour, making the car look more formal. Note the double blade bumpers gave way for triple blade units somewhere along the way.
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Here's one for updating records - Chassis number 11268, the 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B delivered to the Maharaja of Mysore with Saoutchik Town car coachwork. Probably the only Saoutchik bodied car in India? Looked superb after a recent restoration.

In period with wheel discs and probably a single tone dark colour, making the car look more formal. Note the double blade bumpers gave way for triple blade units somewhere along the way.
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And the distinctive chrome strip around the waistline disappeared as well!
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Here's one for updating records - Chassis number 11268, the 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B delivered to the Maharaja of Mysore with Saoutchik Town car coachwork. Probably the only Saoutchik bodied car in India?
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courtesy: "Jacques Saoutchik, Maître Carrossier" by Perter Larsen and Ben Erickson.

Here is a Saoutchik catalogue page for a very similar body.

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Chanced upon this image of what is likely to be the Kapurthala Hispano we've been hearing of in folklore

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Chanced upon this image of what is likely to be the Kapurthala Hispano we've been hearing of in folklore

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Good find Karl!

I am inclined to say this is the Kapurtala car. Harit had posted some pics before:

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Many similarities, including the delamination on the windshield
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The ex-Nanpara H6B ("Kelawalla" car) seems to be in much better nick.

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The lovely Alwar Hispano-Suiza H6C Boulogne as it left the coachbuilder. Luckily it survives.

I had always doubted the white tyres on the Danbury Mint 1/24 scale model of the car - it now appears to be authentic. They got the colour wrong though! The car was in two shades of blue.

A new one for me - "Lucidus" headlamps. Guess Grebels and Marchals were not bespoke enough for H.H. Alwar.

courtesy Dalton Watson.
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What a lovely car. Why would anyone part with it and sell abroad?
I too was ignorant of Lucidus . Looked it up and found nothing. Its even more elusive than Willocq & Bottin.
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