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Old 9th April 2016, 05:07   #2236
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Did you notice the whitewall tyres? Guess whitewall tyres were an option with the RR's too.

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This 1936 Rolls Royce 25/30HP 2D FHCoupe by J Gurney Nutting for sale now, was in India as a demonstration car at some point.

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This sophisticated lady has an interesting history as it has travelled around the world; 1936 from England to India as a demonstration car, in 1939 back to England, in the 70ís to USA, California, in the 90ís back to England, and finally now in Finland since 2001.
In India when the car was new it was test driven by Maharadza of Kotah Sir Umed ll Singhji Bahadur (1873 Ė 1941).

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Old 9th April 2016, 18:09   #2239
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This 1936 Rolls Royce 25/30HP 2D FHCoupe by J Gurney Nutting for sale now, was in India as a demonstration car at some point.
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Thanks! Indeed an ex-India car. It is chassis GUL80, the attached photo shows the car in India.

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A previous discussion here (there have been others as well)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...tml#post818332 (Classic Rolls Royces in India)

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Did you notice the whitewall tyres? Guess whitewall tyres were an option with the RR's too.

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The tyres were "all white". In the early years, adding carbon black during vulcanization was optional. Eventually I guess they figured out that it was beneficial.

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So much better looking in it's original livery!
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Convalescing Indian soldiers out on a joy ride in London during WWI. Silver Ghost Chassis 1456

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Convalescing Indian soldiers out on a joy ride in London during WWI. Silver Ghost Chassis 1456
I have been informed that the original of this picture appeared in Vol I of The Edwardian Rolls Royce by John Fasal. Just wanted to make sure it was attributed correctly.

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At a wedding in Hyderabad this Vizianagaram RR is seen

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The Maharaja of Vizianagaram's Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, seen here at a Royal Wedding in Hyderabad, was customised into the shape of a boat, as he wanted an auspicious car to ferry the family deity in ceremonial processions. The maharaja also had the car built with a silver body instead of steel, which was considered unlucky.
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What is the other car with a bell in front.

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At a wedding in Hyderabad this Vizianagaram RR is seen

What is the other car with a bell in front.
That should be a 1926/27 Buick I would think.
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At a wedding in Hyderabad this Vizianagaram RR is seen

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What is the other car with a bell in front.

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These are PANNA State cars - the RR should be Silver Ghost 109BW.

A picture of the Buick has been posted before (thanks to moralfibre). I cannot upload attachments with this reply, will do that tonight.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post3183754 (Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars)

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Gents,
I thought you might be interested in this scan of a very early newspaper cutting of RRs gathering in Delhi, sadly undated.
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I thought you might be interested in this scan of a very early newspaper cutting of RRs gathering in Delhi, sadly undated.
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This the Chamber of Princes Meeting, Delhi 1927. The Viceroy's car on the extreme right, with Bahawalpur next to it (believe it is Silver Ghost 70TM).

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The 1935 RR Phantom II Continental alongwith a 1939 Cadillac Series 90 V16 and a modern day Cadillac Escalade in Mumbai.

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Good afternoon all.
In with the many old photos and newspaper cuttings I have got, sadly all of which are undated, is this RR from the Maharajah of Patiala.
It doesn't look like a royal registration. Anyone have any ideas what the reg. was?
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