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Old 16th January 2013, 15:39   #61
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Prithvi, the 25/30 Rolls, WBB 1414, chassis GAR 71, is from the last series, series R2, made late 1937 or early 1938. A total of 1201 cars ( 25/30) were made. Ownership history is available with the RREC UK at a cost. The car seems well looked after, the engine compartment in correct order.
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I stopped by Sanjay's works this afternoon and had a chance to see the Minerva that they were busy detailing and doing lots of finishing touches on. First time I had seen it all together.

When I had visited his works just 7 days ago I had taken some general shots of his Works there was a primed fender lying beside the Morris that had raised the question. "What does it belong to?" it's a late 40's Jaguar as per following photos.
It's in rough shape, but that how Sanjay likes them!
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I stopped by Sanjay's works this afternoon and had a chance to see the Minerva that they were busy detailing and doing lots of finishing touches on. First time I had seen it all together.

When I had visited his works just 7 days ago I had taken some general shots of his Works there was a primed fender lying beside the Morris that had raised the question. "What does it belong to?" it's a late 40's Jaguar as per following photos.
It's in rough shape, but that how Sanjay likes them!
Thanks looks like the car will be here soon. The Jag looks like a mark 4 . What's interesting is the slight glimpse of a Buick 47 Hot rod - green colour . Could you enlighten us with that car

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The Buick is in for some work on the transmission and is stock. Being jacked up does give the feel of it being hot rodded.
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AUTO INDIA also took "studio" photos of Kanoria's Renault, the Citron restored by Bumpu Sircar and, last but not least, my (wife's) Fiat 1100, WBF-1.
Hey John, thanks for the terrific pictures. Truly a treat.
The more I look at WBF-1 the more I love it!! Looking forward to the entry next year..
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Some pics from my side taken on the day of scrutiny:
Thanks Prithvi, lovely pics!!
Is the Fiat 1200 a Bombay car? I had spotted it here not too long ago, the condition seems much better now..
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Is the Fiat 1200 a Bombay car? I had spotted it here not too long ago, the condition seems much better now..
I was told by Sanjay Ghosh that the Fiat is a Bombay car and will leave for Bombay soon. Apparently the owner brought it down just to take part in the Rally
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Incorrect on the Fiat. Its sold and no more a Bombay car unless its back to Bombay under a new owner .

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As promised, some pics taken on the Rally day:

Rolls Royce 20 hp-a regular entrant

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The two RR 20hps meet

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Part of the side display-BMW 316

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Auburn

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Austin 10 tourer-won a best maintained award

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The 1949 Cadillac Sedan

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Bright pink Beetle-Restored earlier by Rahul Sircar

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Buick 8 tourer

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Chevy Sedan

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Chevy Tourer

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Dodge Kingsway-The Police Commissioner's official car

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Jaguar 1.5 litre

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The Fiat 1200 & Triumph Spitfire

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Hillman Imp

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A bright green Austin 7 tourer

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A more restrained Austin Saloon

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The 'Kumari' was a purpose built track car

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A Jeep built to the owner's specs!

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Rare Mercedes 130 was in great shape

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The MGA headed for Cartier

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Curious onlookers-the Messerschmitt bubble car buzzes by

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Morris Oxford

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A few more pics:

Sunbeam Talbot

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Triumph Mayflower's ready to take off!

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Wolseley 15/50?

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Stoewer turned 100 this year

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Studebaker President 8

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Skoda

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Rover P4

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Rover P5

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Riley

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Well restored Morris Minor tourer

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Bhpian SG Chowdhry and yours truly (on the left)

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1957 Chevy Belair pillarless sedan

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Panther Sloper

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A Morris Oxford

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The 20 hp headed for Cartier

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Cars restored earlier by Rahul Sircar

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Chevy Fleetmaster of Sanjay Ghosh

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MG TC

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Sircar's Snr & Jnr look on proudly as the Citreon restored by Senior heads to collect a trophy in the maintenance category (I was the navigator in the Citroen)

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Citroen on the way to collect the trophy

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Rahul Sircar's team of mechanics with the prize winning Citroen that they restored

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The Sircar's

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The Star of the Show...the 1906 Renault of Shrivardhan Kanoria-a real achiever of a motorcar to finish the arduous 32 Km course without a hitch

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Any more pictures of Hillman Imp, and what's the story of kumari.I think there was one more custom built white color car, low rider.
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Sircar's Snr & Jnr look on proudly as the Citreon restored by Senior heads to collect a trophy in the maintenance category (I was the navigator in the Citroen)
Cirtroen won the Runner's up to the Best restored in the classic section and not maintenance.
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I had hoped more photos of the Rally would have been posted by some of the Team BHP Members and or their Friends who had attended. Also, It would have been great to have had some photos of the Rally Section with the cars running through the chaotic streets of Kolkata. NEXT YEAR!

I had a friend, Amitava Saha, send me these photos of his elegant 1939 Austin 10 that won the "UCO BANK TROPHY" for the "Best Maintained Vintage Car". What a beautiful Trophy, unfortunately only a small trophy will go home with Amitava, but his name will be added to the long list past winners on it.

I had to crop Amitava's photos quite a bit.

Also The TOLLY CAR SHOW was cancelled this year because of grounds work being done.
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Friends,
Sorry to revive an old thread. Just yesterday I went to my nearest Tata authorized service center for some oil change of my car, where I saw this 1937 "Austin Seven" car. It was a participant at the Statesman vintage car rally and the board had not yet been removed. I was told that this one belonged to one gentleman from Sovabazar. Posting this picture because could not identify this car among the pictures already uploaded.
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Apparently the gentleman who owned this car came at the service center for the repair of his some other car and that job took much more time than what he expected. So he decided to leave, leaving his newer car behind and this car was sent from his home to take him back. It had bicycle rims and the owner said that it still gave a mileage of over ten KMs to a liter of petrol.
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Friends,
Sorry to revive an old thread. Just yesterday I went to my nearest Tata authorized service center for some oil change of my car, where I saw this 1937 "Austin Seven" car. It was a participant at the Statesman vintage car rally and the board had not yet been removed. I was told that this one belonged to one gentleman from Sovabazar. Posting this picture because could not identify this car among the pictures already uploaded.
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Rahul, that's an Austin Seven Ruby and yes, the car belongs to a person in Sovabazar, in the general vicinity of my house. It takes part every year in the Rally though it wasn't part of my photoset I think.

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