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Old 25th October 2008, 23:40   #901
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This whole section is slowly dying due to lack of new material, (there were only so many cars that survived and they are running out) I don't think it is because of lack of interest.
As eventually the section will become some kind of monument to the exposure of India's vintage cars, and as the "view photos only" facility has been kindly arranged by the mods, I think all the photos in the list need renaming by their model and chassis number, otherwise it is a very lengthy procedure to find a particular car. "RR PIII #3AX 201 Hooper Limo Baroda" has a lot more meaning than "scan xyz"
I am willing to start the process as time permits, maybe Rehaan can help?
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Steve any progress on when your PIII book will come out?
I am still in negotiation with a VERY slow publisher!

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This whole section is slowly dying due to lack of new material, (there were only so many cars that survived and they are running out) I don't think it is because of lack of interest.
As eventually the section will become some kind of monument to the exposure of India's vintage cars, and as the "view photos only" facility has been kindly arranged by the mods, I think all the photos in the list need renaming by their model and chassis number, otherwise it is a very lengthy procedure to find a particular car. "RR PIII #3AX 201 Hooper Limo Baroda" has a lot more meaning than "scan xyz"
I am willing to start the process as time permits, maybe Rehaan can help?
Julian sometime back I had suggested to the tbhp team that something along the lines of Concept Cars and Prototype Vehicles | Conceptcarz.com could be added to the site which enables a marque wise year wise index of both historic data and pictures. The response was positive and I suppose in time something will get added.

I thoroughly enjoyed Steve's posts on the PIII's. Perhaps both Steve and Park Ward could trigger a similar series for the Ghosts and other models?

Eventually I am confident something more user friendly will get created so people can sift through by way of an efficient indexing system
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Though i am not a contributor to this section, this book i have found hidden in my house has spured my interests in Rolls. I am attaching a picture of the book below. I wish i could scan some pictures for you guys, but please excuse me till i reinstall my scanner...



Also, i have found a Picture of a "40/50 h.p. special vee-fronted cabriolet built in 1922 for the order of His Highness Sawai Kishan Singh Bahadhur with a special Wide Front door and narrow rear door." I havent gone through this entire thread so i dont know if this particular car is in these pages or not.

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Old 29th October 2008, 23:36   #905
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A picture from my book. Presumably one of the First Ads by Rolls Royce in The Autocar.
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Also, i have found a Picture of a "40/50 h.p. special vee-fronted cabriolet built in 1922 for the order of His Highness Sawai Kishan Singh Bahadhur with a special Wide Front door and narrow rear door.".
Cyrus, can you upload the photo? Maybe this is either #34UG or #38UG, both Windovers Cabriolets.

Here is a better photo of Silver Ghost #23TG during the Gandhi film shooting.

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Here is an unidentified 20hp tourer, I am hoping Park Ward can identify it.

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This is a photo taken inside the Gandhi film Rolls-Royce armoured car which was built specially for the film on the Modi's Phantom II chassis. The ignition switch was the twisting of wires visible on the steering wheel and the chap in the gun turret had one foot on Andrew Blake the driver's shoulder while he drove the car. The carb kept flooding so he had a petrol tap which he'd turn off when he saw petrol on the ground. (No floor boards!). It a wonder that it didn't burst into flames!

Photos courtesy of the film's armoured car driver Andrew Blake who also drove the Ariel 350 motorcycle in front of the Buick 90 in the film. (photos elsewhere)
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Cyrus, can you upload the photo? Maybe this is either #34UG or #38UG, both Windovers Cabriolets.

Let me see what i can do. Gimme a while..
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Old 30th October 2008, 11:30   #908
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Here are a couple of pictures i have found. I am sure there might be many more that i shall find as i progressively read the book. Hope the pictures are of help. Also, are the below cars still here? and if yes, are there any recent pictures?
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Here are a couple of pictures i have found. I am sure there might be many more that i shall find as i progressively read the book. Hope the pictures are of help. Also, are the below cars still here? and if yes, are there any recent pictures?
The Rampur car is almost certainly #12EE, however, #125AE also by Cunard was sold to a "Rampura" of Punjab, I don't know if he was connected to the Nawab.

The cabriolet sold to Sawai Kishen Singh of Bharatpur is either #38UG (pale lilac with gold coach lines) or #64AG also by Windovers (no other details). #34UG was in all polished aluminium and the photo would be full of reflections.

The car owned by Sir Charles Higham is #69LE.
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"This is Sir Charles Higham's Hooper Limosine on a 40/50 H.P. Chassis."
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"This is Sir Charles Higham's Hooper Limosine on a 40/50 H.P. Chassis."
But never came to India.


Cyrus, could you possibly scan a clearer image of the Bharatpur car and either request the mods to replace the one in post #908 that wasn't too clear or just upload it in a fresh post?
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Ill do it as soon as possible Julian. Till then, I hope this Picture Suffices.
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Thanks, keeping the page flat helps. This book is available on amazon, are there any other India RRs in it?
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Dr. Vijay Mallya's Vintage Rolls Royce cars. Upholstery lovingly restored in the finest natural grain leather from Sweden in Bangalore.
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I am posting some photographs of a 1934 - Rolls Royce 20/25- Kellner which is now part of Vinatage & Classics on Display at " Pro Bono Publico" , The Titus & Co., Museum for Vintage & Classic Automobiles, Jaunapur, Mehrauli, New Delhi.

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