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Old 11th September 2015, 19:55   #2191
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Bodied by Hooper and sold by Paddon Bros the dealer / R-R Showroom...Cheers!

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Silver Ghost... Chassis 3TM
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Old 30th September 2015, 09:30   #2193
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Rolls Royce Silver Cloud from Pune.

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Old 1st October 2015, 11:43   #2194
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Few classic Rolls Royce's from Pune's Poonawalla collection.

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So folks, it was that time of the year again when the ex-Kipling Kolkata RR Silver Ghost makes it journey to the current owner's family temple to carry the temple Deity.

I had to take a few snaps and share them with you. This year, the car made 2 trips, once during Holi which is routine, and once during Janmashtami, which was a month ago (maybe I missed seeing the car at this time in previous years).

I knew that till some point in the recent past the car sported Grebel lamps and actually did find evidence of this; too bad they aren't with the car anymore.

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Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

Below is the original body on 6UE; and then wearing Grebels in Calcutta (courtesy RREC)

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Here are some videos of two trips. The first was from Vienna to Lake Como, then Kitzbühl, then Vienna, just stills.

The second is an excerpt from the video made at Rockingham in 2004
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So folks, it was that time of the year again when the ex-Kipling Kolkata RR Silver Ghost makes it journey to the current owner's family temple to carry the temple Deity.

I had to take a few snaps and share them with you. This year, the car made 2 trips, once during Holi which is routine,

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6UE in Holi attire.
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So, can someone confirm if this car had any time in India?
As far as I know, GLJ63 was in the UK from new to the 1950s. Then in the USA from the 1960s to present time. The "Indian Raj" claim is a well-known alternative to "belonged to H.M. the Queen Elizabeth" or "used by Hitler in Paris"
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2 photos of 1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Chassis 109 MG (BLA 8489) which used to belong to my great grand father, Raja P. N. Tagore (the article mentions P. A. Tagore, a typo).

The girls are my grandfather's sisters'.

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The mansion at the background is Tagore Villa, an erstwhile family property, as it is today

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**Black & white photos courtesy Mr. John Faisal.

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Here is a rather poor picture of Silver Ghost 109MG, ex-Raja Tagore (in the background). Courtesy the Desert News, May 1996
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Here is a rather poor picture of Silver Ghost 109MG, ex-Raja Tagore (in the background). Courtesy the Desert News, May 1996
Wow Prem, thanks! As Mr. Furr is mentioned in the article and he is the owner of the RR, he had an interesting story to tell me when I spoke to him.

He swapped a 540/500K Mercedes in his collection for RR 109 MG! I've mentioned before that the 540/500K was a gift from Hitler to arms and steel tycoon Alfried Krupp and the swap happened sometime in the early '90s. Little did he realise then that a few years down the line the Merc would be far more valuable than the RR!

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Wow Prem, thanks! As Mr. Furr is mentioned in the article and he is the owner of the RR, he had an interesting story to tell me when I spoke to him.

He swapped a 540/500K Mercedes in his collection for RR 109 MG! I've mentioned before that the 540/500K was a gift from Hitler to arms and steel tycoon Alfried Krupp and the swap happened sometime in the early '90s. Little did he realise then that a few years down the line the Merc would be far more valuable than the RR!

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109MG has been going around the show circuit as "ex-Nepal Maharaja". Wonder if it went to Nepal after Raja P.N.Tagore.
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109MG has been going around the show circuit as "ex-Nepal Maharaja". Wonder if it went to Nepal after Raja P.N.Tagore.
It went from Kolkata. Nothing to do with Nepal.
In the 1970's so many cars left the country illegally. And many of those involved are still around.

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This is a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, sadly the front is not see. Lived somewhere between Bombay and Pune. Parsi connection, any ideas about it?

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This is a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, sadly the front is not see. Lived somewhere between Bombay and Pune. Parsi connection, any ideas about it?

Cheers harit
Thanks for the lovely picture, Harit.

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I believe these two pictures are probably the same car (even though front seat back seems to be differrent) -
Phantom I, Chassis 15YC, ex-Chhota Udepur

Harit, could we please see the rear bottom of the mudguard without the neon sign (profile may be slightly different in the two pics) ?

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