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Old 11th December 2016, 10:10   #46
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The Ex-Holkar Delage D8, currently owned by Doc, re-visited Paris after 86 years. Here are some great pictures from Paris, where the car was participation in the FIVA's 50th Year Celebrations.

In front the Eiffel Tower
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In front the The Arc de Triomphe from the Champs-Élysées
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In from of The Luxor Obelisk at the center of the Place de la Concorde
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Doc deserves to proudly stand at this amazing moment
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The proud owners
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Here is some great new information. Out of the blue, there was a discussion in the KVCCC Group of a Delahaye in Bangalore. This was owned by a rich coffee planter, Mr. Gopal Shetty. One of our members Kedarnath Swamy, happens to known the family and has dug out a picture and has given me permission to post the same here.

Picture taken in 1960's at Bangalore, shows a Madras registered (MSW) Geo Ham Delahaye 135, which is now speculated to be the Peter Mullin car! The car was red in colour.

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This is great new information and should be of much help to people interested in automotive history. Thanks Kedar

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As far as I know the Mullin car is a 165 and there are many, many differences in the look of the rear of the car...
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Picture taken in 1960's at Bangalore, shows a Madras registered (MSW) Geo Ham Delahaye 135, which is now speculated to be the Peter Mullin car! The car was red in colour.
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As far as I know the Mullin car is a 165 and there are many, many differences in the look of the rear of the car...

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Chassis 49150 "Star of India"

The Mullin Collection has a 165, 135 (Chassis 49150) as well as multiple 145's. The "India" 135 was also at Retromobile, 2014.

Take the "Star of India" description with a mountain of salt. The Rajkot PII had the same moniker.

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Sources in the know say the first Maharaja owner of 49150 was Nawanagar, followed by Jaipur. However, every history of the car has a different twist.

Many (including Mullin) have chosen to throw a horribly mis-spelt "Hyderabad Prince" in the mix. If it were indeed a Berar car, it would likely have been Azam Jah who bought it from Jourde; and not his son.

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