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Old 1st October 2016, 03:44   #2281
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Maharani Sita Devi's (Baroda) RR Phantom V

Chassis 5-LVA-69, 1963 Limousine by James Young.

I believe the car was only kept in Paris / Europe.

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Thanks so much for sharing this priceless information. I believe the car also had an Udaipur connection. Attached is a copy of the build sheet from their website, showing the name of Jobson as well as many others, all scratched out. Not too sure what it implies.

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Karlosdeville, the lower photo shows the owners card, the previous owner was scratched out when a new owner was listed, so this car was owned by Jobson then Sir Buhpal, then Mr. Singh

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Old 12th December 2016, 17:56   #2283
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Pictures of my car in Austria at various places. There are some pictures of when my drive shaft broke. I replaced it with a drive shaft from a firm in Vienna. The biggest problem with that was they did not make the indentation deep enough, but almost deep enough for the piece that protrudes from the differential. I finally figured it out, took it back, and they made it deeper.
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A few more pictures of the drive shaft problem and me getting to the repair place
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RR 25/30; GUL80

The ex-India / Allied Motors Demonstrator - for sale in Finland, if anyone has the inclination!

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Pictures of my car in Austria at various places.
Off topic, you look great dressed like a Maharaja !
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Off topic, you look great dressed like a Maharaja !
I met the real Maharaja in India, the son of the one who had my car made. see my next post for pictures of my trip
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Pictures of Maharaja and his palace in Kolhapur from my trip to India where I met the son of the Maharaja who had my car made. He was a nice guy, had me for coffee and we discussed agriculture, economics, and his Maybach.
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The Mandi (now Bhogilal) RR 20/25 Chassis GKT41.

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There is a legend that the car took Top Honours at a prestigious European Concours, though it was not officially entered. The Maharajah just happened to be vacationing in the same locale.

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The Mandi (now Bhogilal) RR 20/25 Chassis GKT41.

As it is today
Another picture of the same car
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A great book which mentions some of the Rolls Royce Armoured Cars on duty in India...
These were similar to those used by T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in the Arab Revolt and beyond (1915 etc).
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And here is a replica from the Royal Automobile Museum in Jordan.
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cross posting here , one of the Jodhpur Rolls royce ?
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cross posting here , one of the Jodhpur Rolls royce ?
Nice find KartikeyaL!

This is the Jaipur Phantom II, Chassis 89MW. H.H. Sawai Man Singh of Jaipur is in the dark uniform on the steps.

Notice the "Rooster" Lalique hood ornament - a similar one seems to be on the ex-Jaipur Bentley 6.5L these days. I may have also seen it on Maharani Gayatri Devi's Bentley, so it might still be with the family.

This R-R also had a "Horse Head" hood ornament at one time.

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Nice find KartikeyaL!

Notice the "Rooster" Lalique hood ornament - a similar one seems to be on the ex-Jaipur Bentley 6.5L these days. I may have also seen it on Maharani Gayatri Devi's Bentley, so it might still be with the family.
Lalique Rooster Mascot & Jaipur State Flag on 1937 Bentley at the Cartier Travel with Style Concours d'Elegance 2008

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ex-Jodhpur Silver Ghost, Chassis 18EU
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