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Old 19th November 2011, 11:17   #1516
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Maharaja of Mysore's Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is now known as "Ceremonial" and was recently auctioned by Bonhams. This car was once priced at a million Dollars a few years ago.

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The other Rolls in the family, as mentioned in this thread is the ex-Governor of Bombay P III Limousine. Now that's a car which looks like it was made for a giant!

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Didn't knoa about the P 3 Limo..are there any pictures available to see ?
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Didn't knoa about the P 3 Limo..are there any pictures available to see ?
Here are 2 pics taken by me around 1-2 years back of the Kolkata PIII.

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Here are 2 pics taken by me around 1-2 years back of the Kolkata PIII.

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This car is Chassis 3CP-100; ex-Sir Roger Lumley, Governor of Bombay.
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Harit, this is a 1937 25/30HP Hooper lim. My recs only show 1 example in India. It was bought new by George Newall Nairn, who had a jute business there. He married a Miss Edith Tolley in Barrackpore in 1889. Does it help ?
Re. the Jaora car (#61CW), the sales cards show that it was bought in 1932 by Rasool Yar Jung. Since Vintage Khan informed us that the car was owned at some time by Rasool's son, Naheeb, this is all consistent and I think it confirms the id. of the car. It had an "engine turned aluminium dashboard" like the Bugattis.

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Having learned that Rasool yar Jung also owned Phantom -1 Chassis # 83-SC, just wondered if any info on its body type and other details & specifications or pics is available? No clue what it looked like, the family has no pictures of this RR it seems.

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#83SC was a Connaught tourer bought second-hand in 1931 from Paddon Bros by Rasool Yar Jung. He bought it to replace a Hooper cabriolet #12NC bought the same year also from Paddon Bros but which he had left on the beach at low tide .... :o(
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A "Bombay" Silver Ghost is for sale in UK. Ad found in Classic and Sports Car.

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#83SC was a Connaught tourer bought second-hand in 1931 from Paddon Bros by Rasool Yar Jung. He bought it to replace a Hooper cabriolet #12NC bought the same year also from Paddon Bros but which he had left on the beach at low tide .... :o(
Which beach.....the one in Hyderabad or ?
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Hyderabad was never on the seaside and the tides at Hussain Sagar are VERY unlikely to submerge a car ;o)
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Does this qualify here ? Not sure though !
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Does this qualify here ? Not sure though !
Well, to be fair Derby and Luton are in the same country, and quite close too!!!
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#83SC was a Connaught tourer bought second-hand in 1931 from Paddon Bros by Rasool Yar Jung. He bought it to replace a Hooper cabriolet #12NC bought the same year also from Paddon Bros but which he had left on the beach at low tide .... :o(

wow! quite a revelation... thanks park-ward! That makes it three RRs on his name...Hope the count only increases thru new findings and discoveries...wish i could burrow into some serious records...Please keep us surprising.

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Which beach.....the one in Hyderabad or ?

Well! could have been some beach in Bombay (now Mumbai), because the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel seems to have belonged to his family and the matter is subjudice and is being contested judicially my family claims... May the pay-out from the court case be large enough for us to re-acquire all the missing RRs Cheers!

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Fellow member sabinesnubbing shared this photo of a Hyderabad registered Rolls. I don't think we have documented it earlier, have we? Any more details?

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Where is this Hyderabad Rolls now? Has it been identified? Is this a Torpedo bodied Tourer? Any guess about the Coachbuilder?

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Where is this Hyderabad Rolls now? Has it been identified? Is this a Torpedo bodied Tourer? Any guess about the Coachbuilder?

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This next Phantom III in India was sent off test at Derby on 17 December 1936, fitted with engine L48P and high-rake steering. It was set up for use in India. The car had been ordered direct from Rolls-Royce on 27 July 1936, and the chassis was sent to Hooper by rail from Derby on the day it came off test.

Hooper & Co built a limousine on the chassis, to design 6746 and with body number 8747. It was a very luxurious car; some of its fittings included: front and rear sunroofs, dual side-mounted spare wheels in metal covers, chromed wheel discs, flagstaffs to the base of the mascot and to each front mudguard, hinged rear quarter windows, blue brocade upholstery to the rear (at a cost of 30 pounds), black leather to the front with waterproof covers, a footrest and two loose cushions in brocade. The interior fittings were all gold-plated (at a cost of 135 pounds); there was a special clock to the rear, automatic lights to the rear doors, the division panel contained a recess for a walking stick, and three shelves; the partition cabinet included a Thermos flask. The interior woodwork was in teak. It was painted light blue and black with a red picking out line to the body mouldings. The car cost a total of 2,975 pounds.

This luxury car was ordered by Maharaja Gaekwar Sir Sayajii Rao III of Baroda (10 March 1863 - 2 February 1939), the 11th Maharaja who succeeded on 27 May 1875. He had owned at least 10 other RRs: Silver Ghosts 60576, the Cocksoot limousine known as the Pearl of the East (which he bought from the Maharaja of Gwalior), 1741 (Barker landaulette), 1AB (Hooper landaulette), 60LB ( H J Mulliner landaulette) and 30EU (Barker landaulette); Phantom IIs 70WJ (Barker tourer) and 30SK (Windovers drophead coupe); 20/25HPs GAE3 (Kellner saloon) and GBJ71 (Thrupp & Maberly landaulette) and Wraith WXA37 (Park Ward saloon) - note how the Maharaja used many English (and a French) coachbuilders. GBJ71 was traded in on 3AX201 for 1,375 pounds.

The car was registered with London number DLN470, and was delivered to the Maharaja's driver on 15 March 1937, the Maharaja staying at the Dorchester Hotel. It is not known when the car was sent to India. It can be assumed that the car was taken over by his son in 1939. The Maharani owned Phantom III 3BU106 and the Crown Prince 3CP112 - these will be subject to later postings.

The car was shown in articles in English magazines The Tatler and The Illustrated London News, both on 24 April 1937.
The photos of the car below come from the Hooper archive at The Science Museum London, and unforunately as a totally derelict car in the past few years from a contact in India.


Hi,

Just wondered if this RR still lies that derelict condition begging attention?

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