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Old 14th April 2008, 13:13   #76
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One more a friend sent me but doesn’t know where from. The venue looks familiar.
Julian that's the Khilwat or Darbar hall at Chowmahalla in Hyderabad. Picture is too small to see the details, but possibly its from Mahboob Ali Khan, sixth Nizam's time. Will try to enlarge and see details if possible
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is this the one that works on a gyroscope? i believe the small wheels go up and you could even stand on the side of the car without affecting its balance while the engine was on... another oddball that came and has survived in India is the Carden cycle car, i was recently shown pics of a dilapidated example in Gujrat, as is common these days, the owner wanted its weight in gold... for a car with a wooden radiator shell....HA!!
Awini is this the gyrocar?
The Wolseley Gyrocar
The Schilovski Gyrocar
Is this the Carden?
http://www.oldwoodies.com/img/cyclec...en_carrosa.jpg

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Lancia Lambda 1927

source: Bonhams Auction Dec 2006

Here is a 1927 Lancia Lambda 7th Series, Chassis # 017985. According to the auction lot description, the car was sold new in Calcutta via the local agents MT Ltd. Recently imported into the UK from S. Africa.
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There is/was one in Delhi, I don't know where it is now, obviously not the same car. It shared the garage with the identity challenged supercharged Mercedes.

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That car appears to be in original paint perhaps?

I had heard of a very immaculate 20s Lancia exported to Singapore in the 60s, regd BMX 5 or something like that.
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Anyone know where this Alvis is?
Image of 1936 Alvis speed 25
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Anyone know where this Alvis is?
Image of 1936 Alvis speed 25
I imagine this is the car with Vijay Mallya (even thought it might now be an MFA-XXX licence)
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Yup, that appears to be the same car. Here she is in Bombay, 2007. Curious colour combination, I wonder if it was offered in period? We usually see them the other way around. I quite like it.
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Anyone know where this Alvis is?
Image of 1936 Alvis speed 25
yup, its the ex mayerbhanj car, now with mallya.
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yup, its the ex mayerbhanj car, now with mallya.
So rarely do bonnets get opened, the obsevation of the contents of which reveals so much more about the car as a whole.
Has it got an Isuzu engine? It looks very nice and should sound nice also.
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yup, its the ex mayerbhanj car, now with mallya.
Thanks Awini! The picture posted by Julian shows an ORM-381 licence plate.
Was "ORM" an Orissa-Mayurbhanj registration ? Read that Mayurbhanj is the largest district in Orissa. Thanks
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Great find Julian. What is that large convertible outside Howrah Motor with the madman in front?

I noticed many cars have a BL something regn. What did this stand for, can someone shed light on this?

Julian, do send these lovely sepia toned images this way as well

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Great find Julian. What is that large convertible outside Howrah Motor with the madman in front?
It certainly looks like a RR from this angle
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My first thought also, but the top of the radiator looks a bit too curved. The lights and hubcaps look a bit American to me.
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