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Old 11th March 2017, 20:41   #2311
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Couple of more pictures of the Dholpur Rolls Royce 20HP GLK67 Hooper tourer.

Either my eyes are playing tricks but has the Upholstry been worked on and a tapestry has replaced the leather ? .

God ! Give them some gray cells
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Old 14th March 2017, 11:44   #2312
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Either my eyes are playing tricks but has the Upholstry been worked on and a tapestry has replaced the leather ? .
You are right, they have used some sort of an embroidered tapestry / fabric.
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Spotted at a religious function on CALCUTTA streets

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Mysore No. 4 can be seen here ,loaned by the Maharaja of Mysore to Lord and Lady Goschen
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Mysore No. 4 can be seen here ,loaned by the Maharaja of Mysore to Lord and Lady Goschen
It is a Silver Ghost, chassis 21PP.


The location is the St.Stephens Church in Ooty, which remains virtually unaltered.

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Maharawal Natwarsinhji, the ruler of Chota Udaipur in the 1930's, owned this 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom that he had custom-built for himself, with a gilded interior, designed to look like a railway saloon, so that it created the illusion of travelling by train. The car had a second dashboard specially installed at the back, so that its royal passengers could see keep track of its speed and mileage.
Nice car indeed. Where is she currently?

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Maharawal Natwarsinhji, the ruler of Chota Udaipur in the 1930's, owned this 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom that he had custom-built for himself, with a gilded interior, designed to look like a railway saloon, so that it created the illusion of travelling by train. The car had a second dashboard specially installed at the back, so that its royal passengers could see keep track of its speed and mileage.
Nice car indeed. Where is she currently?

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This image can be found here
http://momentcar.com/image-modelYear...iii-1.jpg.html

more about the car in picture here: (No mention of India connection)
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...i/1424167.html


Is the one below, the Chota Udepur car ? Though this looks like a six light saloon


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And below right to left is
1935 Derby Bentley #B50 FB Vanden Plas Tourer ex-Bhavnagar
1935 Derby Bentley #B91 DK Park Ward Saloon 1st owner R S Chenai
1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III #3BT75 Windovers Saloon ex-Chhota Udaipur
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The car in the B&W photo is 3BT155, a car with no India connection. The Chhota Udepur car is indeed 3BT75, a body that was originally on a Daimler. That is the blue car in the later photo; it is in the Bhogilal collection.
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The mystery PII. The first picture with the camel is the Baroda car, 70WJ.
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70WJ is for sale again
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First owner: Prince, Pratap Singhrao Gaekwad (1908 –1968) the 13th Maharaja of Baroda. As Best Car in the World The Phantom II was a worthy successor to the Silver Ghost and the New Phantom. A total of 1767 Phantom II chassis were built between 1929 and 1935. These were all commissioned by the buyers, to taste, with renowned coach builders and under the auspices of Rolls Royce Ltd, equipped with special bodywork. The history of this real globetrotter Phantom II chassis number 70WJ is fully known and documented
Has this advt. for sale been posted here ? I cant find it though !

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It may be chassis #70WJ, but the body was totally altered in the sixties unfortunately...
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It may be chassis #70WJ, but the body was totally altered in the sixties unfortunately...
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Here is a little history of 70WJ, including the rebody by Josep Vert that boybentley mentioned.
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Another picture of #71DC taken in 1970, I believe the owner in the picture is Bill Meredith Owens who bought the car in India and according to the story drove it back to England.
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Picture is from Nabha and it shows " Nabha 23"
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Picture is from Nabha and it shows " Nabha 23"
I wonder which car this could be... perhaps GHO43, 25/30HP Thrupp and Maberly Saloon? Now registered CH 03 0067. Or perhaps the Phantom III 3BU82 now with Bhogilal? The former seems more likely to me.
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Came across the picture of 1914 Silver Ghost (60LB)

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Colonial L to E, H J Mulliner Open-Drive Landaulette in maroon with fawn cloth upholstery Nickel fittings. Reg: R-2349
Deatils : http://www.gaekwadsofbaroda.com/cont...neer-motorists

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The car below is supposed to be the same car

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