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Old 18th September 2010, 22:10   #76
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Here is an article that appeared in 'Indian Auto', October 1992 featuring the Mallya De Dion. The car remains more or less the same way today too.

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Here is an article that appeared in 'Indian Auto', October 1992 featuring the Mallya De Dion. The car remains more or less the same way today too.
This car was in Chennai in the early 1980's along with a Jeep. And not working. Picked up by Mallya at that time, but never working. Actially DeDion parts and engines are available, should not be difficult to get her moving. She is a 1906.
Many years ago this car was displayed at a vintage car show at Nehru Science center, that was the only time I actually saw that car. Hope she gets going soon.

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Here is a lovely shot from Delhi, courtesy oldphotos.in. Can anyone identify the car? Registration is black letters on white plate, correct for Delhi. Reads '36' - which at the time could probably simply mean that this was the 36th car in Delhi.

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Liege(Belgium): This morning there was the Great War Centenary Parade, a procession of more than 40 Edwardian cars. All of these would have been on the road during the First World War. Prince Michael of Kent and 50 Chelsea Pensioners took part in the Central London event.

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This superb image was shared by a friend, allegedly with one Jeff Blair in Bombay, 1905.

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Can we identify the car?
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This superb image was shared by a friend, allegedly with one Jeff Blair in Bombay, 1905.

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Can we identify the car?
The car has been identified as a 1905 l'Elegante - I have never heard of one before.

http://www.prewarcar.com/magazine/pr...78-024174.html
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In the past I had written on the resuscitation of the 1903 Renault by Sripathy. I felt it is important to post that link here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post1682591

The picture of the car post restoration with the then owner Mr. Papanna and Mr. Sripathy. This car is now in the Manjusha Museum at Dharmasthala.
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Picture of Mallya's 1906 Bouton. I believe this was in a VCCCI event at Nagpur, Jan 2006

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Source: Photo division GOI

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How's that?
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I am sure there would be lot of pictures of this lovingly kept Edwardian car.

1906 Renault Freres from Kolkata.

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What a find! When does this image date to? The Oldsmobile survives in Delhi, and I wonder if the Chevy is the same car in the recently bumped up thread from Assam.
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What a find! When does this image date to? The Oldsmobile survives in Delhi, and I wonder if the Chevy is the same car in the recently bumped up thread from Assam.
Interesting question regarding the year of this image. I'd say it was somewhere around 1949. The cars were parked at a trade show for cottage and big industries. I believe the location could be either Bombay or Delhi.

The first image shows a small banner for an upcoming show of the movie Barsaat (1949) for 31May:

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Polson as a brand was doing good in the years leading up to 1949 after which Amul was brought in:

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Among other displays at the same exhibition was a stall for Hind cycles Made in Bombay and a Murphy radio display announcing their "made in India" radios.
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What a find! When does this image date to? The Oldsmobile survives in Delhi, and I wonder if the Chevy is the same car in the recently bumped up thread from Assam.
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MANUFACTURERS’ INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION DELHI, The first Manufacturers’ Industrial Exhibition was held at Ramlila grounds Delhi in March-April 1950. The gods exhibited therein included a vast variety of Indian manufactures ranging from bamboo or cane baskets to finest types of textiles, woollen articles, rugs, carpets, electric accessories, fans, cycles aluminum wares, tractors and Motor cars. Etc. Two of the oldest cars – (1). Oldsmobile 1902 modal and (2). Chevrolet 1921 model – on show in the General Motors Stall.
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This Oldsmobile is very much alive, was with a dealership for decades and is now in a private collection which has a lot of early cars. This car made regular appearances at rallies and event in the late 1960's early 1970's. The Chevy looks similar to a car in the pic below.

In a postcard of around 1920 showing the Gateway of India, these cars were seen. I focused on the cars leaving out the rest of the pic as they were really tiny.
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Probably misquoted as a Maharaja Rolls. The gentleman in the picture looks quite Indian:

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This early car was located in Mhow, Central India, as evident from the writing on the album page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mhow

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