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Old 5th February 2016, 20:18   #331
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#B131MX, a 1939 Bentley 4-1/4 Litre with a very nice Park Ward 2-door pillarless saloon body, is currently being offered for sale in the States. Earlier in the forum and in the literature it was mentioned that this car was delivered new to India. The seller mentions it was delivered new in New York in 1940.....Anyone knows?
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#B131MX, a 1939 Bentley 4-1/4 Litre with a very nice Park Ward 2-door pillarless saloon body, is currently being offered for sale in the States. Earlier in the forum and in the literature it was mentioned that this car was delivered new to India. The seller mentions it was delivered new in New York in 1940.....Anyone knows?
I have the first owner listed as an 'S M Swenson'. Afraid I don't have any more details. Very smart car.
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Old 16th March 2016, 17:27   #333
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A recently imported Mark VI Bentley drop head attended an event in Delhi

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...eb-2016-a.html

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The ID is unknown to me - is it known to the experts?
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It's a 1947 registration number that used to belong to a Standard Steel MK VI #B155AJ...
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The most magnificent and fearful creature ever to roam the Indian forest has risen like a Phoenix. Ready for photo shikar this time.

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With a visiting guest - the Orchha Cadillac V-16

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Home after a day's errands

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A misty Bhopal evening

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A recreation of Harit's timeless picture. No animals were hurt in the staging of this photo op! He is just hiding from the "spotlight"

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Fantastic pictures of these magnificent cars, congrats Travancore!
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Prem did you make these models? Amazing
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Prem did you make these models? Amazing
Yes; and almost all from scratch on the Bentley.

The Cadillac has quite a few "borrowed" parts from the Jo-Han kit (radiator, wheels / tyres and lamps). The body is all hand built though. The Jo-Han kit is in 1/25 scale, hence a bit smaller than the Bentley at 1/24.

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Yes; and almost all from scratch on the Bentley.

The Cadillac has quite a few "borrowed" parts from the Jo-Han kit (radiator, wheels / tyres and lamps). The body is all hand built though. The Jo-Han kit is in 1/25 scale, hence a bit smaller than the Bentley at 1/24.
Absolutely amazing
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I have been able to gather more information on the John Webb's Bentley, which was in Bangalore. The car is still with the family, but in Australia.

From Mel Webb's archives

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The additional details are

Model : Bentley Mark VI Saloon
Year : 1950
Chassis Number : B 90 DA
Engine Number : B 45 D
Registration No. : MYW 721

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1937 Bentley 4 1/4 litre chassis # B192JD is featured in the latest issue of The Flying Lady. The car sports a handsome Thrupp & Maberly allweather coachwork

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Cross-posting the Mysore Bentley Mk VI, Chassis B294EY by Hooper, complete with the silver Mysore crests.

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It is now MRJ-3371 in the Poonawalla collection (photo courtesy TBHP)

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The Jaipur Bentley 6 1/2 Ltr being loaded on a ship.

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The ex-Baroda Mk VI, chassis B42AK at the Concorso d'Eleganza, Villa d'Este 2017
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Not sure if covered in this thread earlier - 1946 Bentley Standard Steel saloon, chassis #B42AK. Originally light grey, then maroon, and now silver and metallic blue. Originally Baroda, later Powwalla family, and presently Naresh Kotak.

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