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Old 10th March 2008, 08:56   #16
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Pls dont increase number of posts.

Mods i feel we need to have one Thread running these kind of informations.
boss i'd disagree.

When every n00b is perfectly right in starting a thread for his What Car, why not an interesting place for such beauties.

Or think of every new dude posting a thread for showing off/asking for ICE.

if that is okay, so is this. Unless GTO says otherwise, no?
PS: Not that I'd contribute anything, but more eyecandy is ALWAYS welcome
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Old 10th March 2008, 10:01   #17
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This is a picture of a Gurney Nutting RR. Taken at Dhanbad (then in Bihar) in 1967. This is probably a 25-30 like BRG-1 but looks rather large like a Phantom III in this picture. It had a BRR number plate and was bought by the then owner from the original British owner in Calcutta. My grandfather, who was in the motor car business, probably found the car for him. I used to have another picture and will try that one too.
Don't know much about Rolls but it does look like BRG 1 especially the way the fender meets the running board. What a stylish car though.

Do you remember the Packards in and around Lucknow? I was told apart from the 35 V12 in Delhi and the Twin Six in the Mallya collection there was another V12. Apart from the V12's what were the Packards you remember? Perhaps you could post pictures of any Packards you knew in a Packards in India thread.

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Don't know much about Rolls but it does look like BRG 1 especially the way the fender meets the running board. What a stylish car though.
Found another picture of the Dhanbad Rolls Royce Gurney Nutting 4 door drophead in my grandfather's garage - for routine maintenance. Picture taken in 1971 by me with a poor twin-lens reflex camera; not even a Yashica. Messed up the focus.
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Old 12th March 2008, 09:41   #19
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Found another picture of the Dhanbad Rolls Royce Gurney Nutting 4 door drophead in my grandfather's garage - for routine maintenance.
Oh my!!! what a stunner. I wonder what was the quality of the minds of these designers who created such fabulous shapes in steel and aluminium. There was something about the 1930's when everything seemed to peak. The houses, the cars, the jewellery, the porcelain. The 1930's are in my opinion the most glorious decade ever in the past few centuries.

Thanks a million for sharing pictures of these rare treasures
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BRG 1 in the beginning......
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Picture Source : The first 3 photos of Rolls-Royce 25/30 BRG 1 painted red were sourced from : Rolls-Royce Heritage by Richard Bird

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Oh yes indeedy.

These (or very similar) photos were also featured in a lovely book on Rolls Royces that I happened to come across in Singapore. Let me dig it up and put up the scans. It made no mention of the cars history or links with India.
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These were in "Rolls Royce Heritage" by Richard Bird.
If this site had a central picture section it would be wonderful for those who don't have a library of books. At present they are disappearing into the layers of threads and imageshack issues. I would be prepared to re upload all the photos into a static photo section... (Discreet nudge to the mods)
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Oh yes indeedy.
These (or very similar) photos were also featured in a lovely book on Rolls Royces that I happened to come across in Singapore. Let me dig it up and put up the scans. It made no mention of the cars history or links with India.
The assertion in the picture title that only two were made in this body style appears to be inaccurate. I have uploaded pictures of two RR 25-30 Gurney Nutting cars with the same styling as BRG-1. DKG mentions a green one as well (though the provenance can be verified from the company and coachbuilding records).
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The assertion in the picture title that only two were made in this body style appears to be inaccurate.
Absolutely I believe that the author is mistaken and not the definitive authority on either RR or Gurney Nutting. These were more "pretty picture" books.
Have you any more wonderful photographs?
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Absolutely I believe that the author is mistaken and not the definitive authority on either RR or Gurney Nutting. These were more "pretty picture" books.
Have you any more wonderful photographs?
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Not many more, I think. I seem to recollect my aunt taking some more pictures when we took the cream RR for a drive in Dhanbad. She is very old now but I will ask her. This will take time.

The rear three quarter view seems to be the most elegant in this car. It did'nt occur to me to take that view of the metallic blue RR from Kanpur and the crowd was hemming me in anyway - I was just twelve when I took the picture.
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These were in "Rolls Royce Heritage" by Richard Bird.
If this site had a central picture section it would be wonderful for those who don't have a library of books. At present they are disappearing into the layers of threads and imageshack issues. I would be prepared to re upload all the photos into a static photo section... (Discreet nudge to the mods)
I quite agree Julian. It would be wonderful to create a pure reference section marque wise only with pictures and reference data. Here users comments not adding to the info can be moved to another thread leaving the central archive uncluttered.
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To me BRG1 looks perfect in the maroon. I saw her at the Expo, in cream she looked bland and seemed overshadowed by the green Bentley also with the same owner

Julian, wonderful to post pictures of the car in all its different colours. Thanks again for sharing

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More of BRG1, recently displayed at the Auto Expo
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I serviced this car for over 10 years and apart from oil changes etc the only work required was new fuel pump diaphrams (they dry up, as doubtless you have all found) and points and degumming the carburettor and fuel system. Which a considerably time consuming chore which all cars need. I have seen 2 inches depth of solid gum in some petrol tanks. Caustic soda and hot water was the only remedy (careful of the paint).
This Rolls was so nicely restored it never needed other work. It is had an excellent storage environment which also makes a huge difference.
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Just thinking out loud on a hunch - does this car have Indian connections?

Bentley 4- door pillarless saloon Gurney Nutting/Carlton Carriage 1937 *for sale - PreWarCar.Com
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