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Old 19th August 2014, 20:15   #2326
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This is an Austin Princess, a premium model from Austin, that was known for its affordable cars. This model had a wooden dashboard, that used to be well crafted like many premium cars.
Was this coach built by Vandenplaz?
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Was this coach built by Vandenplaz?
Yes, it was indeed coachwork by Vanden Plas, that was a fully owned subsidiary of M/s Austin Motor Company by 1947. Austin went under the BMC umbrella by 1952.

This car featured in the picture posted by ariesonu is of a Austin Sheerline A 125.

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Yes, it was indeed coachwork by Vanden Plas, that was a fully owned subsidiary of M/s Austin Motor Company by 1947. Austin went under the BMC umbrella by 1952.
The car featured in the picture posted by ariesonu is of a Austin Sheerline A 125.
Are these rare?
I ask because the person who has this beauty has impressive line up of cars like Evoque, G63, M series and acres of prime properties in capital.
Wondering why he bought her??, if he bought her!!
Probably a family car and from looks of it, recently restored.
The job, from distance, looked top-notch.
BHpians knowing Ranjit or Titu in Delhi may be able to find background on her.

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Restored at Bahadur Singh's place and don't know it's history !

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Folks! I saw this Vintage beauty today afternoon near GIP Mall, opposite sector 18 in Noida. Looked really well kept. Can you all tell me which make/ model is this?

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...this photo, taken sometime in the mid-1950s...
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Thanks for sharing - do you know the significance of the car?
A Japanese magazine from the 1950's had published the photo. I finally managed to have the page translated.

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“Wanderer” is the only automobile of Germany which was assembled by Auto Union in the beginning of the year 1930, just as the famous Audi & BMW that had created much craze in Japan. One of these cars had run on the streets of Bengal bearing upon the history. According to Mr Shishir, it was perhaps 1936 or 1937 year model and the number was BLA 7167 and this has not been replaced in his memory yet. Mr Shishir said this after being photographed.

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I got to know afterwards that British authorities had probably understood my role correctly. I was caught a year after my uncle had escaped and unfortunately was quarantined in a hospital for a long time because of typhoid. Had I not been ill with typhoid, I would have been sent straight to the Red Fort.

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Ten days had already past until the people of Calcutta were informed about the incident. Hindustan Standard Newspaper dated 27th January 1941 reported this.

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Yesterday afternoon, family informed the police that Subhash Chandra Bose was missing according to the announcement. Subhash Chandra Bose was released on parole for religious services and was allowed to lead his daily life by secluding himself in one room of his residence.
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While walking to shed the extra pounds bumped into a rather original and clean 47 Mercury sedan

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While walking to shed the extra pounds bumped into a rather original and clean 47 Mercury sedan
Nice 'fancy' number too!
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Nice 'fancy' number too!
It is interesting to note that the car has period Castingwalla plates, apart from the fancy number, that is BMX/8585, which could correspond to the first half of 1947.

Also, note that the car is running the older type of number configuration i.e white characters over a black background, and lack of front tyres. Must not have run for a while.

There is a similar Mercury in Pune, bearing registration BYF/5042. A interesting green W123 in the background!
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It is interesting to note that the car has period Castingwalla plates, apart from the fancy number, that is BMX/8585, which could correspond to the first half of 1947.
How does one conclude that its the first half of 1947?
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How does one conclude that its the first half of 1947?
Note, that I did use the word "could".

In 1947, the "BMX" series was right at its fag end, as is evident. Also, in the very same year, the "BMY" series was introduced. Quite a few "BMY" cars were registered in 1947 itself. "BMY/7797" was a 1947ish ex Bombay Pontiac, which made its way to London, GB, in 1948.

"BMX/8998" is a Packard 46-47 Clipper, which would've been registered, in maybe the June of '47? (Maybe Kasli can confirm?). "BMY/50XX" Maybe 5040, I'm not very sure, is a grey 1947 Dodge in Pune, which I had seen 'bout 6 years ago.

Most "BMZ" registered cars seem to be from mid-late 1948. So, merely going by observation, the "BMX" series would've ended in mid/late (?) 1947.

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Note, that I did use the word "could".

In 1947, the "BMX" series was right at its fag end, as is evident. Also, in the very same year, the "BMY" series was introduced. Quite a few "BMY" cars were registered in 1947 itself. "BMY/7797" was a 1947ish ex Bombay Pontiac, which made its way to London, GB, in 1948.

"BMX/8998" is a Packard 46-47 Clipper, which would've been registered, in maybe the June of '47? (Maybe Kasli can confirm?). "BMY/50XX" Maybe 5040, I'm not very sure, is a grey 1947 Dodge in Pune, which I had seen 'bout 6 years ago.

Most "BMZ" registered cars seem to be from mid-late 1948. So, merely going by observation, the "BMX" series would've ended in mid/late (?) 1947.

Hi Fintail - my car is April registered in 1947 but year of manufacture is 1946 in the book. This is based on the stamp by RTO that I say 1947.


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There is a second or third generation Charger(it looked like to me) parked at nizammuddin, close to florescent green. Near the police station, next to the bus stand.
I'll try and get pictures of it when I can.

Anyone in the know about it?
I've never seen any restoration works being carried out in that location, though.
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Seen this car on Marine Drive last week. Can someone identify the car? Austin?
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Seen this car on Marine Drive last week. Can someone identify the car? Austin?
Yeah, an Austin A40 Somerset.
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