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Old 11th October 2009, 07:07   #1
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Default Maharaja Cars - Vintage Vignettes (Documentaries)

Here is the sister thread to "Cars of Rashtrapathi Bhavan" that show vintage Maharaja cars in "motion". These pictures and documetaries are all courtesy of www.britishpathe.com

It is surprising that these priceless treasures have withstood the ravages of time so well
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Baroda Maharani Hispano Suiza and R-R Silver Ghost (movie taken in 1930)

Look carefully for the Hipano Suiza "Flying Stork" in the first two pictures

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Movie can be viewed at: British Pathe - MAHARANEE OF BARODA
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Bikanir R-R Phantom II (Chassis 91-XJ); Packard (?), Buick (?) and Studebaker - movie taken during Mountbatten visit, 1948.

The Phantom II is the same car below (the Grebel hunting lamps were removed between 1946 and 1948)

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Movie can be viewed at: British Pathe - MAHARAJAH TROOPS HIS COLOURS

British Pathe - MOUNTBATTEN IN INDIA
(the cars are around the 02:00 mark)

The Bikanir R-R Phantim II (with the Grebel lamps) appears below - Mahararaja's birthday 1944
British Pathe - MAHARAJAH OF BIKANIR (car appears around 1:10:00 min)
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Nabha "Swan Car" - Duke of Connaught's visit 1923
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Movie can be viewed at : British Pathe - DUKE OF CONNAUGHT IN INDIA (this one requires some patience....the car appears around 05:55 min)

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Hi Prem,

Is this the Baroda Hispano where there was a RR PIII with identical body? In that case the car appears to have left Indian shores.

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Hi Prem,

Is this the Baroda Hispano where there was a RR PIII with identical body? In that case the car appears to have left Indian shores.

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I think the identical bodied (Gurney-Nutting ?) Hispano Suiza and R-R PIII belonged to Indore.
This car may be a H6B - which would make it predate the PIII by a few years (the photo / movie is also from 1930, before the PIII). Cheers

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Ooops, slip of the.............
One Baroda Hispano went to Cama Motors Ahmedabad, he sold on and that also went out. Yes, the 2 were Indore.

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Teriffic images indeed, and so well preserved.

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Bikanir R-R Phantom II (Chassis 91-XJ); Packard (?), Buick (?) and Studebaker - movie taken during Mountbatten visit, 1948.
The supposed Packard looks like a 41 Buick to me.
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Here's something from BBC on cars from the House of Mewar:

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