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Old 12th May 2016, 03:10   #106
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Reviving a thread with a very nice find. Came across these 2 images of WO cars - one of which I don't think we have seen before

This car is almost certainly the 3 litre that survives in Indore. Unfortunately I cannot confirm the chassis number at the moment - over to the experts.
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This had me particularly excited - what appears to be a genuine Vanden Plas WO, with a Bangalore / Mysore registration number that I hadn't seen before. John Fasal was kind enough to identify the car (as usual with very detailed history!) as a 1929 4.5 litre, chassis NX3452, sold new to Bhavnagar and changing a few hands locally before being exported to England, where it presently survives.<br /> <img src=
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Reviving a thread with a very nice find. Came across these 2 images of WO cars - one of which I don't think we have seen before

This car is almost certainly the 3 litre that survives in Indore. Unfortunately I cannot confirm the chassis number at the moment - over to the experts.
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I believe it is a 3-Liter <b>Speed;  Chassis 432.<br /> </b><br />
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Reviving a thread with a very nice find. Came across these 2 images of WO cars......
This had me particularly excited - what appears to be a genuine Vanden Plas WO, with a Bangalore / Mysore registration number .........
Very nice photos.
The first photo is the Indore car which had raced in Kolkata. It has really gone around, Kolkata, Bihar (BRQ nust be Bihar), Bombay (where it had the MRH number), and then on to Indore. The grill on it made up. This photo shows the car taking part in that rally held around 1972 starting from Hindustan Petroleum House near today's Mantralaya. I thought that this car had also been in Bangalore, but now it clear that it may not have been there.

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Shown above in colour; and a Bengal registration
This is the same Bentley as shown above, the first photo. The location is Kolkata, New Empire Cinema also exists in Kolkata at Humayun Place, New Market Area, Taltala, Dharmatala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700087. (Thanks google baba). The movie being advertised is "Biwi Aur Makan" which was current in 1966.

The second photo above made me re-look at a photo in my possession. I always thought that it showed the Indore Bentley in Bangaluru, but after having a highly magnified and closer look at the rear number plate, this is apparently the exported Bentley. I believe that this photo was taken in Bangalore, I wonder if anyone can recognize these gents and the location. Bangaluru also had some stalwarts and sadly I have not met many of them who passed on. Many cars which were subsequently exported were lying around in Bangaluru for a while.

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I was so grateful and delighted the restorer let me see the car up close that I forgot to ask if I could photograph it, .....
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