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Old 17th September 2009, 21:26   #1081
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I hope this is of some interest to you all and I will try to add pictures at some point.

Steve Taylor for Alpine Eagle UK.
Hi Steve:
Welcome to the forum and kudos for a job well done. I did search your website for more pictures. Please post some soon (here and there!!!)
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I thought that this advertisement, which is actually a work of art, published in 1996, was worthy to be shared.
The car is a RR Phantom 1, owned by H.E. Wali ud Dowla Bahadur Prime Minister of Hyderabad. Supposed to be the most famous Phantom, considered to be the real Diamond of Hyderabad.
If someone has the latest pictures of this car, please post.

Cheers harit
There is a picture of the car (Chassis 71-DC) posted earlier (#579). I know there are a few more on this thread

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Old 18th September 2009, 09:55   #1082
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I hope this is of some interest to you all and I will try to add pictures at some point.
Steve that has to be the understatement of the month !! "Delighted" is the word to express how it feels to read your account and a hearty welcome to the forum. Thanks a ton for sharing details of the obviously brilliant work you and your team have carried out. I had seen this car in person in Umaid Bhavan palace and I'm sure it must have been a real joy to work on something so well preserved with a rich history

Looking forward to more pictures from your side. Would be a real education for most of us.

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Old 18th September 2009, 10:21   #1083
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Welcome aboard Steve, great to have you here. We look forward to hear of your experiences with Rolls Royces of the Maharajas.

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We managed to source new tinted, bevelled and curved sunroof glass also!
That is truly amazing! Were they popular fitments to contemporary Rolls Royces of the era? Do share some pictures of the mechanism with us.
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Old 18th September 2009, 11:01   #1084
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Steve may I request you to start an independent thread detailing with pictures how you went about restoring this car? It would indeed be precious read for so many of us
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If someone has the latest pictures of this car, please post.
Harit for your viewing pleasure. 71DC

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Old 18th September 2009, 13:28   #1086
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At present for sale in Germany, a collection of Rolls Royce motorcars, for 5M Euro.
Included are:
188PY Phantom II 'The Star of India' Cabriolet by Thrupp & Maberly ex- Rajkot
6YC New Phantom Open Tourer ex- Nanpara
86 XJ Phantom II Open Tourer ex - Rewa
53 TC New Phantom Limousine ex-Cooch Behar
Hope that this is of interest.
See: Rolls-Royce Museum
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Harit I remember reading once there were 2 Jags, a Bentley and a RR (possibly a Silver Wraith) along with a couple of Jeeps, two 50's Packards and some aircraft.

There was a video available which showed the aircraft in a palace garage.

I also remember reading most of these cars were in Mashobra near Shimla and there had been a fire or something. Later I think the cars were shifted back to Faridkot to be part of a museum. Thankfully I think this collection is a part of a trust so it may remain intact.
Would you happen to have the link to the video? Who was the Maharaja who got these?
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Would you happen to have the link to the video? Who was the Maharaja who got these?
They are refering to the maharaja of Faridkot
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They are refering to the maharaja of Faridkot
Yes Wasif... Would you know the name of the Maharaja who bought these Jeeps?
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Yes Wasif... Would you know the name of the Maharaja who bought these Jeeps?
Not sure of the actual name but there is a website that has info on all indian royal families with ther family trees.

I f you look under Faridkot and match teh dates to the time frame when these Jeeps were availbl eyou might find the right name/
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Watched Bond movie Octopussy on TV recently. Shot in India in the early 80s.

Kabir Bedi and the baddies drive around in what looked like a black Rolls probably from 30s or 40s. Any idea about this car?

PS: My apologies if this has been discussed already
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Watched Bond movie Octopussy on TV recently. Shot in India in the early 80s.

Kabir Bedi and the baddies drive around in what looked like a black Rolls probably from 30s or 40s. Any idea about this car?

PS: My apologies if this has been discussed already
That was a 1934 R-R Phantom II by Windovers (Chassis 181-RY). The car is now in the Udaipur Collection (Regn: RSY-1). There are many pictures on this site. The car's original owner was the Maharaja of Rajpipla. Hope that helps
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Beklow is the link to the listing for 17 EX from the RM Auctions website detailing the chain of ownership of this car.

An interesting point is that at one point the car was with the Mitter Family in Calcutta. There is also a mention of two Duesenbergs which were also owned by them.

Would be interesting if someone from Calcutta was able to meet the current members of the Mitter Family to learn more about what happened to the Duesenbergs.

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Beklow is the link to the listing for 17 EX from the RM Auctions website detailing the chain of ownership of this car.

An interesting point is that at one point the car was with the Mitter Family in Calcutta. There is also a mention of two Duesenbergs which were also owned by them.

Would be interesting if someone from Calcutta was able to meet the current members of the Mitter Family to learn more about what happened to the Duesenbergs.

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Wasif i have posted something on the Suesenbergs in india thread long time back have a look.
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