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Old 28th August 2009, 16:25   #196
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Here goes the picture of Rajasthan registered car from Sanghi collection displayed at Bhopal in 2002...isnt this a 120...

This is the other Reo "Self Shifter" model in India, as the first automatics were called. Trying to trace a third which existed but now disappeared. Colour scheme of these cars is surprisingly similar.
Since these are the only 2 known Reo's at present, am not thinking to start a new thread. Maybe one or two will surface, but unlikely more.

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From the records of Mercedes-Benz sales in the UK :

1935 June; Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet B Engine No.113634 Commission No. 201700 (It says Maharajah of "Bravancur" but could it be Travancore?)

1937 July; Mercedes-Benz 540K; (Body style not recorded) Engine No.154068 Commission No. 238673 H. H. Nawab of Bahawlpur

1937 July; Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A; Engine No. 154081; Commission No. 232198; Maharajah of Indore.
Here are some pictures of YET ANOTHER fabulous Holkar car. Recently shown at the 2009 Ault Park Concours (Cincinatti, OH) and owned by James Patterson

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Here are some pictures of YET ANOTHER fabulous Holkar car. Recently shown at the 2009 Ault Park Concours (Cincinatti, OH) and owned by James Patterson
Spectacular! What terrific proportions and grace for a car of this size.

Any idea when the car went out? Any old photos of the car in India?
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Old 20th September 2009, 12:37   #199
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Here are some pictures of YET ANOTHER fabulous Holkar car. Recently shown at the 2009 Ault Park Concours (Cincinatti, OH) and owned by James Patterson
If I am not mistaken, this Merc was offered for sale in Hemmings for USDLR 1 Million, about 8 to 10 years ago.

In the post Julian is quoted about a 500K of Travancore. Well, that car did exist in Travancore and was destroyed by the Maharaja himself with failed modification.

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So that is the fabled Holkar 540 K that I had heard so much about but never seen. Was this the original colour or was the car actually white as it has been said somewhere here.

What is the story behind this cars departure from India and when was it.

Anothre very curious thing I have been looking for a explanation is the fact that why did the Holkars actually sell these cars. Going by what I know they were the most advanced ruling family with excellent tastes in cars so why did they not hang on to these cars instead of selling them off within a year or two of ownership.

This trend can be confirmed by the tales of the Duesenberg, various Bentleys, theis Merc and countless other cars like the Alfas and the Bugattis.
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If I am not mistaken, this Merc was offered for sale in Hemmings for USDLR 1 Million, about 8 to 10 years ago.

In the post Julian is quoted about a 500K of Travancore. Well, that car did exist in Travancore and was destroyed by the Maharaja himself with failed modification.

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Attached is another photo (courtesy Topfoto.co.uk) of what I believe is the same car. You can see it is dated 1999/2000 and on the back wall behind the car is a Sotheby's sign. Presumably taken at an auction preview! Hemmings may have carried an ad for the auction.

It looks silverish then. The last photo previously attached (description)says the car was restored to original (do not know if that meant original color too)

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Harit, any more info or pictures on the "Bravancur" / Travancore car ? I have heard lofty stories of Cochin having a 540K, but nothing in Travancore.
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This is the other Reo "Self Shifter" model in India, as the first automatics were called. Trying to trace a third which existed but now disappeared. Colour scheme of these cars is surprisingly similar.
Since these are the only 2 known Reo's at present, am not thinking to start a new thread. Maybe one or two will surface, but unlikely more.
Cheers harit

Is this the third Reo which you were trying to recollect? There was one car in Bangalore which was restored by the late K C Ashwath many moons back, I guess this is the same car.

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Is this the third Reo which you were trying to recollect? There was one car in Bangalore which was restored by the late K C Ashwath many moons back, I guess this is the same car.

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Nope this is the Ex Bombay / Hubli car

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Is this the third Reo which you were trying to recollect? ...........was restored by the late K C Ashwath .......Cheers
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Nope this is the Ex Bombay / Hubli car Cheers
The car went from Hubli to be restored by Mr. Ashwath, then it was sold to Goa, and now sold on again.

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Indian elephants have small ears? African elephants have large ears, these seem to be in between....but where?

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Thats what you call Elephant power . The place seems to be a Ruined palace or Haveli and a great picture too. Elephants were used prominently in the South East Asian region to pull heavy loads. My guess would be India or Thailand.
So here I am quoting a post from november 2008.
The picture is from Hamburg, Germany.

Find below the article containing the very same picture
http://www.holocaustianity.com/zoo-bombing.html

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Any pics of the red Ferrari 400i that has been discussed in the previous pages?

Also, IIRC the 365 2+2 GTB was bought by Adi Dubash and then sold to a certain gentleman called Mr.Noorani.

While the 400i was bought by Mr.Ross from the Italian Embassy and was later sold to Dhruv Sharma.

Please correct me if I'm wrong (both the cars are very confusing indeed).


EDIT: My bad, I got confused between 400i and 365GT4 2+2. Re-read the previous posts again, no more confusion now.

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Is the same Ferrari in the Vijay Mallaya collection? He also has a red 308 in his Mumbai collection but I am not sure if it was bought new.
Mallya's car is a 328 and not 308.
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Indian elephants have small ears? African elephants have large ears, these seem to be in between....but where?

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Julian, am seeing your post after a full eight years have elapsed.



The elephants from the family Elephantidae are classified into two species viz. the African and the Asian elephants (sub species Sri Lankan, Sumatran and so on).

As you have rightly pointed the African species have larger ears and a different morphology that is illustrated here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant

The Asian elephants had reached the zenith of their evolution cycle during the Siwalik times ( 15 to 2.0 million years ago) and the Siwalik fossil park in Saketi, Himachal Pradesh, India, has a bountiful of such replicas of the rich mammalian species that inhabited the region and many parts of the Indian subcontinent including Nepal. Nepal has some commemorative postage stamps of the mammals of these times. In fact, for many mammalian species this period represented the highest level of evolution due to the very conducive climate and vegetation that aided their growth. And the Ice Age took the toll of many of these species, who succumbed to the climatic extreme. The mammalian species that came after the Ice Age were a bit dwarfed.

https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Si...il+park+saketi

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Saw this car a couple of months ago - but not sure of the brand/model. Can someone identify it?

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Saw this car a couple of months ago - but not sure of the brand/model. Can someone identify it?

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It is a Ford Cortina Mk2. This car is getting rare
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