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Old 3rd July 2012, 16:03   #1681
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Rehan, In the rolls tourer picture put up by Karl why not ask your grandmother if she recognizes the people and the car? Would love to see pictures of your grandfathers 1950/51 Dodge which I have fond memories of driving . Did you know that once when we were all going from poona to mahableshwar, shortly after katraj, on a straight stretch, for no obvious reason the Dodge went head over heels twice. Yes twice. We were in our car behind him when this happened. But a dodge being a dodge, no one was hurt, car had a huge dented roof, but she sailed on to mahableshwar and back without a problem. Still remember that day.Sadly after a minor accident which bent the rear chassis near lions gate, the insurance paid rs five thousand as scrap value and she was gone. Our holdays in mahableshwar were never the same thereafter.
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Old 7th July 2012, 14:37   #1682
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..... If it is indeed the ex-Brabourne car, it is most likely a 1926 Phantom I (Chassis 80-EF Thrupp & Maberly Limousine).....
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Interesting discussion. Sadly, I think the "Brabourne" car that I showed is the one that made it to Chor Bazaar ;and was probably "parted-out" or scrapped. If it had been exported.....
I have two pictures of the Brabourne car, one while in use, another when it was lying in Raj Bhavan Compound unused. A good friend in UK informed me that the car had been exported to the far east. Here is an opportunity for him to come back

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I believe the Qutab Minar is still in India, unless of course it got exported in the pre-ban days and ended up in the esteemed collection of the British Museum. Right next to Tutankhamen's treasures for the after-life.

Now on to the Hooper R-R Phantom I.....where is she now ?

Pastel Strawberry & Red........making up my own story, the privileged owner must have sent his wife's lipstick and nail polish to match the colours.

All kidding aside, there are four chassis numbers that this car could be, just don't know which one.

source: Illustrated London News, April 1928....The Ravana and his "R-R Vahana" story will follow in a few days.
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Since the Batliboi Rolls is flavour of the month, allow me to stir the pot.

We have a moderator with the same family name (and possibly some connection to the same family), who had put up family (and extended family) pictures which included an early Rolls Tourer (though a saloon is being discussed).

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...tml#post869992

Would the experts be able to tell us more about this other Rolls?
I thought that I detected some similarity with the Qutab Rolls and the mods family heirloom.
So I delved and looked at this picture. The car is sadly different.
But a decendant of the family seen with this Rolls and the mod live in the same building.
This car was a demonstrator car of Rolls-Royce.

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I have two pictures of the Brabourne car, one while in use, another when it was lying in Raj Bhavan Compound unused. A good friend in UK informed me that the car had been exported to the far east. Here is an opportunity for him to come back
Harit, the Brabourne car you are referring to - the one in Malaysia / Singapore is PI Chassis 35-FH. A "Harit" picture from Post # 924 is attached.

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The Brabourne car I have shown from the documentary is a different car - different windshield (Vee-split vs flat one piece) , etc.

Also, 35-FH is a Windovers Landaulette; 80-EF is a T&M Limousine

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THE STAR OF INDIA: Mandhatasinh Jadeja of the erstwhile princely state of Rajkot with the Rolls-Royce at an exhibition in Ontario, Canada, recently. Mandhatasinh plans to gift the car to his father Manoharsinh on his 75th birthday on November 29. The car in which Mahatma Gandhi and Queen Victoria had travelled was bought by Mandhatasinh’s grand uncle in 1934
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Just to correct the record HM Queen Victoria died on 22 Jan, 1901.
Princess Victoria Mary , wife of George V ? So she was Queen Mary. Guess someone erred
That was copied from the TOI

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For my 3 ancestral elusive RRs, search continues... :(
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Quote from The Times of India, July 14th:

"RAJKOT: 'Star of India', the customized Rolls Royce, owned by the erstwhile princely state of Rajkot, has been invited by Pebble beach Concours (USA) to take part this year event. Pebble Beach is one of the most prestigious events for car lovers in the world.

According to Mandhatasinh Jadeja of the royal family, it is for the first time that anyone is participating from Gujarat in the Pebble beach Concours that is scheduled from August 14 to 19.

Star of India is in London as of now and it will be reaching Pebble beach for the event soon," Jadeja told TOI. The car will be seen in the 'Maharaja Category' and is scheduled for a 45-mile tour at Pebble beach on August 16 and at the exhibition and auto show on August 19."
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Hi Travancore, Thanks for this information. I am given to understand, quite a few Team BHPians will be attending the Pebble Beach show. Hope they put up lots of pictures, especially cars with an Indian connection. After Pebble Beach will she be coming for the Cartier bash I wonder. Lovely car, even if a bit hyped up by media. With the VCCCI involved, she should have a smooth passage home.
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Anyone recognises this car?

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Is this the Hyderabad car which is now brown ? A pic was there on the forum

My CPU is overworked today .

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Anyone recognises this car?

Cheers harit
This is the ex-Bhavnagar R-R PI (chassis 60-AL)
Earlier shown here (Post 882 in this thread):

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post1024640 (Classic Rolls Royces in India)

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Isn't this the same car whose entire rear end is missing?
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Isn't this the same car whose entire rear end is missing?

Yes it is! Belongs to Gurpreet Singh I believe
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This is the ex-Bhavnagar R-R PI (chassis 60-AL)
Hey, didn't realise that this is the same car. Looks so complete from the front, and when you see both the pictures they almost appear like mirror images, bonnet opened on opposite sides.

Now, which car is this? I have a theory, but not sure. Is this car still in India? Or rather, was this picture taken in India in the first place?

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Hey, didn't realise that this is the same car. Looks so complete from the front, and when you see both the pictures they almost appear like mirror images, bonnet opened on opposite sides.

Now, which car is this? I have a theory, but not sure. Is this car still in India? Or rather, was this picture taken in India in the first place?

Cheers harit
Hyderabad 20/25 at Banjara hills, DKG can enlighten us. It's blue and white today. Much taller to the Maroon landaulet for me to say its that car. Rear end much squarer.

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