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Old 16th October 2009, 01:08   #1096
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Wasif i have posted something on the Suesenbergs in india thread long time back have a look.

Edit: Duesenburgs in india.

This problem of having typing errors is getting a bit too much now.
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Old 16th October 2009, 15:04   #1097
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@Indrojit.No offence intended,but since you already corrected yourself, may I take the liberty to mention,it is Duesenberg,not Duesenburg.
With all the fantastic work you and others like yourself do on the restoration front, I am sure a couple of typos can be overlooked.
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@Indrojit.No offence intended,but since you already corrected yourself, may I take the liberty to mention,it is Duesenberg,not Duesenburg.
With all the fantastic work you and others like yourself do on the restoration front, I am sure a couple of typos can be overlooked.
yet another one i just hate this.Well i never mind anyone correcting me so long as it is put in a good way.Thankx agaian.
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Old 17th October 2009, 10:37   #1099
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yet another one i just hate this.Well i never mind anyone correcting me so long as it is put in a good way.Thankx agaian.
Yet another one I hate this. SPACE. Well I never mind anyone correcting me so long as it is put in a good way. Thanks again.

Sorry, I couldn't resist

Now let's get back on track, shall we?
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Last week I visited the Cavalry Tank Museum in Ahmednagar to see the famed Rolls Royce Silver Ghost armoured car. The setting is beautiful, spread over a large area with green surroundings - a treat for the eyes.

There are around 45 exhibits from all over the world including Germany, Canada and even Japan. Most are in a sorry state of preservation, the worst of which is the Rolls, though we should be grateful that we even get to see this much.

The engine block (and possibly internals) are all that remain under the bonnet - with all anciliaries missing over the years. Not too much history is known about this particular car. I hunted all over for any commission no. plate, but there is none to be seen. It even has no steering gear. I doubt this rare car could ever be restored given the circumstances and kind of funds it would require.
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In short everything that could be stolen has been stolen !

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What a sad sight, this car deserves to be in far better condition...BTW is this a private tank museum as in a private collection?
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What a sad sight, this car deserves to be in far better condition...BTW is this a private tank museum as in a private collection?
It is an initiative by the Indian Army, located in Ahmednagar which has a large Army base Cantonment
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I doubt this rare car could ever be restored given the circumstances and kind of funds it would require.
Everything is restorable, once its out of the pathetic clutches of our so called museums. The state in which the car is lying if you wanted to you could have flicked something too. But then ofcourse everything there was to flick has been flicked already. What a horrible signage on the front hood
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Yet another one I hate this. SPACE. Well I never mind anyone correcting me so long as it is put in a good way. Thanks again.

Sorry, I couldn't resist

Now let's get back on track, shall we?
Thankx karl for that one. I shall remember these from now on.
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Everything is restorable, once its out of the pathetic clutches of our so called museums. The state in which the car is lying if you wanted to you could have flicked something too. But then ofcourse everything there was to flick has been flicked already. What a horrible signage on the front hood
If I may add, everything is restorable but at a price. If any one is interested to restore it at any cost due to it's rarity then hats off to him. But will it ever get out of the museum?
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If I may add, everything is restorable but at a price. If any one is interested to restore it at any cost due to it's rarity then hats off to him. But will it ever get out of the museum?
Always at a price whats the progress with the Daimler?
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Always at a price whats the progress with the Daimler?
Trying to source parts, to be frank it will take ages to restore that car. I am currently working on my Type 34 Ghia, wish me luck. (BTW that Daimler is not mine, belongs to a close friend)
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Nice to see the RR Armoured Car. They do paint it quite often from the looks of it.
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What an awful awful sight! I visited the tank museum more than a decade back and I remember things being in a much better state. The problem with government museums is not the lack of money - in fact - they have too much of money for their own good. Its the lack of any kind of expertise regarding preservation and maintenance. So what happens is that some Johnny comes along every once in a while and then orders the sloshing of paint all around. I'll try and locate the photos I took of the armoured car. A comparison would show what has been lost over the years. I still believe it can be put back on the road and it must.
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