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Old 14th July 2010, 17:10   #256
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Of the hundred cars built there were only three fixed head coupes if I recall correctly, one of which is the Rony Khan car. Do you have a picture of the original bodywork?

Here are pictures of the third car YX 5124 by Mayfair

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Thanks for the update Deepak. When do you estimate the car will be on the road? Is it fully drivable as is?
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Old 14th July 2010, 22:00   #258
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When do you estimate the car will be on the road? Is it fully drivable as is?
Yes the car is fully driveable. Mechanically its fully sorted out barring a tiny issue which Rishad plans on sorting out soon.

Expect to see this monster on the road any day !!

What's left before completing the restoration is only cosmetic enhancement.
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Roadster may refer to a strictly 2 seater open car while cabriolet may be something which is more apt for the Rony Khan Bentley? 8 litre 2+2 cabriolet !
I would certainly define it as a cabriolet. The car is a proper 4 seater, but there are plenty of 4 seater cabriolets around.

The car is a fairly unique body in some ways I think, open, two door and sporting. If you can consider a multi-ton 8 litre car sporty!
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I have come across some info that the Nawab of Kurwai, which was a smaller princely state in Madhya Pradesh purchased a Bentley "Sports Tourer" in Bombay at the time of his marriage. Hopefully a picture will be available soon. Is anuone aware of such a Bentley?

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During a recent visit to Bombay I had the privilege of seeing one of the two 8 litre Bentleys in India, the Rony Khan car.
Cant wait to see pictures. I suppose most of us will only get to see at a rally.

I think the recent debate on bodywork nomenclature is due to people referring to different systems (British vs Continental vs American). So, what was a Drophead Coupe in the UK would have been a Cabriolet on the continent and possibly a Convertible in America.

The term 'fixed head coupé' is typically British. The 'fixed-head' bit might have been redundant but there you have it ! Also, the term has been used to describe 2+2 two doors as well, not necessarily just 2 seaters.

Hope this helps to clear things up, not confuse matters further

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I have come across some info that the Nawab of Kurwai, which was a smaller princely state in Madhya Pradesh purchased a Bentley "Sports Tourer" in Bombay at the time of his marriage. Hopefully a picture will be available soon. Is anuone aware of such a Bentley?

Cheers harit
Further to the above, the Bentley was a 4 1/4 Litre car which was listed as an India car, and not supposed to have ever been in India. On the basis of this info, it was found that the car exists in Europe, and the Derbey Bentley club made a change in the receords as having been in India for 3 years. The car has a very sporting body.

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Attached is an action shot of ex-Jaipur Bentley Speed Six Chassis LR-2778
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Below is a picture of the same car posted earlier in this thread (Post #7) by karlosdeville

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I wonder if this car has been posted before. first owner was the maharaja of Baroda

(Source: A Pride of Bentleys by John Adams & Ray Roberts)
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and from the same book a mid 70s replica of the bhopal bentley

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Interesting to note what I think is a U.K. registration, the car must have just arrived.
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Interesting to note what I think is a U.K. registration, the car must have just arrived.
You are right, it's Bentley MK VI (#B171KL) Park Ward drophead coupé delivered July 1951 with English registration number LYX40.
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taken during one of the earlier Rallies at a Pump and now resides in London and a show winner.

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An ex-Maharaja of Morvi Bentley Mk VI DHC by Park Ward. Appears the car was only kept in England. Sold by Bonhams, April 2011

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Bentley MK VI #B273BG H.J. Mulliner drophead coupé, delivered Oct-1948 to Baroda. Seen here in the USA in 1970.
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