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Old 5th June 2015, 01:32   #2161
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#79MW as seen at the RREC Annual Rally in 2014 where it was offered for sale.
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#79MW as seen at the RREC Annual Rally in 2014 where it was offered for sale.
It has been confirmed that there is no indication of India or Maharaja on the chassis card. Not that it is impossible!

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The Darbhanga Phantom II #3XJ will be sold by auction in August.
http://www.rmauctions.com/mo15/monte...aberly/1076545
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The Darbhanga Phantom II #3XJ will be sold by auction in August.
http://www.rmauctions.com/mo15/monte...aberly/1076545

After seeing the images I fail to understand why was there a MORDERN cigarette lighter on the dash :( . Can't they just conceal it to keep the looks clean. But said that the car is beautiful and wonderful lines .

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I hadn't noticed it before, but you're absolutely right! A chrome buttoned one would have been the easiest remedy.
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The Bikanir RR PI 9LC in 1/43 scale from Matrix Scale Models.

Good detail and pretty authentic for a $100 model

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The Darbhanga Phantom II #3XJ will be sold by auction in August.
http://www.rmauctions.com/mo15/monte...aberly/1076545
What a handsome car 3XJ is, fantastic proportions!

On a side note, people in Calcutta still talk about "Darbhanga" and when they do, it's associated with wealth, power, and the fleet of superlative Rollers they had. Indeed there's still a Darbhanga Palace and a Darbhanga House in Calcutta, both in decay or already demolished and being built up. But what happened to the family itself? I haven't heard of anyone from the Darbhanga family who is around today (I'm sure they're there somewhere). How can such a fabulously rich and famous family vanish in the course of 60 years? Anyone know where the current descendants live?
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What a handsome car 3XJ is, fantastic proportions!

But what happened to the family itself? I haven't heard of anyone from the Darbhanga family who is around today (I'm sure they're there somewhere). How can such a fabulously rich and famous family vanish in the course of 60 years? Anyone know where the current descendants live?
You can read the rather sad Darbhanga story here (it is from 1982, things could be worse now):

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/d.../1/391965.html

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What a handsome car 3XJ is, fantastic proportions!

On a side note, people in Calcutta still talk about "Darbhanga" and when they do, it's associated with wealth, power, and the fleet of superlative Rollers they had. Indeed there's still a Darbhanga Palace and a Darbhanga House in Calcutta, both in decay or already demolished and being built up. But what happened to the family itself? I haven't heard of anyone from the Darbhanga family who is around today (I'm sure they're there somewhere). How can such a fabulously rich and famous family vanish in the course of 60 years? Anyone know where the current descendants live?
According to Wikipedia,The last Maharaja of Darbhanga Raj was Maharaja Bahadur Sir Kameshwar Singh, K.C.I.E. He died heirless.
Lots of people on Facebook with that name.

Srinivas Iyer is the current titular king of raj darbanga
https://www.facebook.com/notes/darbh...57089784357652
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A friend shared this pic of the 1932 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp #GNC21 from the YZP collection.
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R-R Silver Wraith SVA-60 during the Dr.Rajendra Prasad swearing in, 1952
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R-R Silver Wraith SVA-60 during the Dr.Rajendra Prasad swearing in, 1952
Travancore, I believe you mean WVA60, the 1947 Silver Wraith Park Ward 4-door 4-light saloon originally delivered to Prince Muazzam Jah of Hyderabad (a.k.a. Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Sir Shuja’at Ali Khan Bahadur) and later part of the Bhogilal collection?
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Travancore, I believe you mean WVA60, the 1947 Silver Wraith Park Ward 4-door 4-light saloon originally delivered to Prince Muazzam Jah of Hyderabad (a.k.a. Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Sir Shuja’at Ali Khan Bahadur) and later part of the Bhogilal collection?
Neither - the car is WVA6 Park Ward Limousine, use as Indian State car from new. Presently in Mumbai.
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Neither - the car is WVA6 Park Ward Limousine, use as Indian State car from new. Presently in Mumbai.
Thank you, 'Karlos', for setting me straight. Live and learn! I should have checked pp 112 & 113 of Andrew Pastouna's 'Rolls-Royce State Motor Cars' before leaping into 'print'.
The car is described therein by Pastouna as "a rather uninspiring Park Ward limousine", and at least that cannot be disputed!
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Neither - the car is WVA6 Park Ward Limousine, use as Indian State car from new. Presently in Mumbai.
Karl is absolutely correct Dont know what got into me to say SVA60!
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