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Old 16th July 2008, 15:36   #106
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1936 Derby Bentley B51GP 4 1/4 litre Hooper Coupe Cabriolet H H Maharajah of Nabha

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I know photos of this car have already been posted but they are such lovely photos I don't think anyone will object.

1938 Bentley B64MR 4 1/4 litre Vanden Plas Tourer HH Maharaja of Darbhanga

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gorgeous!
please tell me which shade of green this is.
Is it British Racing Green or Bottle Green?


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1938 Bentley B64MR 4 1/4 litre Vanden Plas Tourer HH Maharaja of Darbhanga

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Old 16th July 2008, 16:57   #109
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Beautiful cars and gorgeous pictures. These deserve to be featured in a nice coffee table book!
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Superb pictures indeed. Am now anxiously awaiting pictures of BRG 1.
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gorgeous!
please tell me which shade of green this is.
Is it British Racing Green or Bottle Green?
I think there are 100s of shades of British Racing Green and each one is correct!

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Superb pictures indeed. Am now anxiously awaiting pictures of BRG 1.
Unless I am mistaken this will be the wrong thread for BRG 1 and my ancient scanner is now red hot, stay tuned.
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Julian did you ever see the Bentley with the Calcutta gentleman who has the two very pretty 25/30"s ? I remember him telling me "wait till you see my Bentley" when I was complimenting him on his RR's. He invited me to visit but now its a couple of years and getting to that side of India seems still a bit away in time

Does someone have a picture of the Rampur (if I remember correctly or is it Jodhpur?) hardtop coupe with Mr. Sanghi. Its a pretty car. The most gorgeous Bentley (the non WO I mean) to me remains the Holkar coupe. What a car and what pity it went out of the country!

I have yet to see a picture emerge here of another pretty sedan with Mr. Bhogilal albeit painted in his horrendous colour choice, a pista green with yellow(?) wheels (my memory fades, I saw it in 81)

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Please Harit, can you throw some light on the "Passage to India" W O Bentley?

(Its hard to see the front cross member -- 6 1/2 litre its right at the front of the dumb irons -- 8 litre its further back) In the second photo it looks like a 6 1/2 litre. Could it be WK2673 Gurney Nutting or KR2691 H J Mulliner ? Any ideas anyone?


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Hello,

To the best of my knowledge, the 8 litre had a slatted radiator (with temperature controlled fins, if I remember right). So, I would assume this is a 6 1/2.

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Please Harit, can you throw some light on the "Passage to India" W O Bentley?

(Its hard to see the front cross member -- 6 1/2 litre its right at the front of the dumb irons -- 8 litre its further back) In the second photo it looks like a 6 1/2 litre. Could it be WK2673 Gurney Nutting or KR2691 H J Mulliner ? Any ideas anyone?


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Also, The radiator is more rounded, like the 3 litre. The 8 litre has a more 'squarish' radiator, like the 4 1/2. This too leads me to believe that the car in the pictures is a 6 1/2.

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Julian did you ever see the Bentley with the Calcutta gentleman who has the two very pretty 25/30"s ? I remember him telling me "wait till you see my Bentley" when I was complimenting him on his RR's. He invited me to visit but now its a couple of years and getting to that side of India seems still a bit away in time

Does someone have a picture of the Rampur (if I remember correctly or is it Jodhpur?) hardtop coupe with Mr. Sanghi. Its a pretty car. The most gorgeous Bentley (the non WO I mean) to me remains the Holkar coupe. What a car and what pity it went out of the country!
I have yet to see a picture emerge here of another pretty sedan with Mr. Bhogilal albeit painted in his horrendous colour choice, a pista green with yellow(?) wheels (my memory fades, I saw it in 81)
DKG, I haven’t seen the car you mention, I’m sure you’ll hunt some details shortly. The Rampur car was a Gurney Nutting DHC but Jodhpur had a coupe. The pista green car was BMX 4462 Vanden Plas tourer.


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To the best of my knowledge, the 8 litre had a slatted radiator (with temperature controlled fins, if I remember right). So, I would assume this is a 6 1/2.

Aditya
Hi Aditya thank you,I also think it is a 6 litre. It’s definitely got a front cross member at the end of the dumb irons (I must get some glasses). I hope it will be seen in the future. It appeared to be a running car in the Passage to India film in 1984.

A fuller list of Some of the Derby Bentleys that came to India including three maybes.
The bold ones are identified and there are photos apart from B77MX which I will get shortly.

B170AH 1934 T&M Saloon Cooch Bihar
B59BL 1934 Park Ward DHC Bryson Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, 7th Bt Maybe India
B197BL 1935 Gurney Nutting DHC Nawab of Rampur
B164EF 1935 Vanden Plas Tourer Cooch Bihar
B72BN 1935 Vanden Plas Tourer Indian trials demonstrator - Briggs S Cunningham
B82DG 1935 Vanden Plas Tourer Indore
B37DK 1935 Vanden Plas Tourer Allied Motors for M P M Dalar
B91DK 1935 Park Ward Saloon Allied Motors RS Chenai
B32EF 1935 3.5 litre Barker Saloon Bahawalpur
B164EF 1935 Vanden Plas tourer Cooch Bihar
B35EJ 1935 Vanden Plas Tourer Allied motors for the Ruling chief of Nandgaon
B95EJ 1935 Park Ward DHC V L Ethiraj
B183EJ 1935 Gurney Nutting Coupe Jodhpur
B50FB 1935 Vanden Plas Tourer K S Numal Kumar Singhji of Bhavnagar
B144FB 1936 Gurney Nutting Coupe Jammu and Kashmir
B174FB 1936 Barker Saloon Maharaja of Jaipur
B194FB 1936 Gurney Nutting Coupe Holkar Indore
B12GA 1936 Barker Saloon India trials J E Lowey
B11GP 1936 Gurney Nutting Tourer Holkar Indore
B51GP J4BJ 1936 Hooper Coupe Cabriolet Nabha (Nabha 34)
B67GP L3BW 1936 Park Ward Sports Saloon Mayur Bhanj
B159GP W5BLX 1936 H J Mulliner DHC D McMartin–California/ Hitchcock film maybe came to India?
B185HM E9BF 1937 Vanden Plas tourer Arnott -- Raja Sahib of Nilgiri
B192JD P8BU 1937 Thrupp and Maberly All Weather Cooch Bihar Maybe India
B64MR E8BK 1939 Vanden Plas Tourer Darbhanga
B45MX U5BT 1939 Last Barker body / Hooper Saloon Jaipur
B77MX V3BJ 1939 H J Mulliner Coupe Bhopal
B97MX Y6BA 1939 James Young Sedanca Coupe Nabha (Nabha 2)
B131MX U5BE 1939 Park Ward Saloon S M Swenson

All the following are probably cars in the above list:
Unknown Vanden Plas Tourer JKA 3 (post #103 Karl’s post from Xoticars)
Unknown Park Ward Saloon MRG 7700 (post #94 Harit’s Bentley photos )
Unknown DHC MSC 1000 (post #94 Harit’s Bentley photos)
Unknown Vanden Plas Tourer BMX 4472 Harit’s Bentley photos and post #71 of
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I just had 20 font tags to remove, is it me or does every one get them??

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Above all the most revealing and important post in this thread is #94 which shows photos of cars unseen for decades. Thank you again Harit and Karl for these very important photos. I have wanted to see some of these cars for 25 years.
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Old 17th July 2008, 12:09   #116
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The pista green car was BMX 4462 Vanden Plas tourer.
Not BMX 4472, he also has a 4 dr sedan in light green with yellow wire wheels. Haven't seen a picture of that car here yet.
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Not BMX 4472, he also has a 4 dr sedan in light green with yellow wire wheels. Haven't seen a picture of that car here yet.
Hunt us a picture DKG. How's the Packard hunt going?


I would love to know where this car B72BN actually went, it seems to now be in the UK Reg CYY 56. Did it ever have anything to do with India?
B72BN 1935 Vanden Plas Tourer Indian trials demonstrator - Briggs S Cunningham
I am now thinking I should conduct my amateurish car tracking away from the forum as I don't want to spread wrong information.
The real Bentley experts are probably horrified by my wrong interpretations.
Enthusiasm doesn't make up for lack of knowledge and access to all the sources of information.
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Old 17th July 2008, 15:04   #118
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How's the Packard hunt going?
When you zero in on the kill you wait with bated breath before you make the move I am in that waiting mode!!

BTW A request to all to help in finding out what was the fate of the gorgeous Bhopal Bentley? And while we are at it also the fate of the most spectacular car ever in India (in my opinion) the Bhopal Mercedes SS. Harit and Manvendra bhai any leads on this???

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On a recent television interview, Nitin Dossa said his Bentley came originally from Mysore. Just a little note to add.
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just my fathers n my contribution on Mr.Bhogilals. cars guys.

1932 Bentley 8ltr
1934 Bentley 3.5 ltr
1934 Bentley 3.5 ltr Derby Sports
1934 Bentley 3.5 ltr Vandan Plas
1937 Bentley 20-25
1948 Bentley Mark 6.
these are a few that my dad n me could remember. i am having trouble uploading pictures and some i have to scan on to the comp. will try and do so as soon as possible. sorry.

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