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Old 26th September 2009, 11:15   #166
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just recently (August 2009) a couple of restorers from Mumbai purchased a large amount of bits and pieces in England to assist in the restoration of a 1952 XK120 roadster
The car was described as having been sold new in India and having been to a couple of different restorers and missing all the chrome.
The same restorers were seen at Beaulieu and purchased a number of other items possibly for an MG.
Can anyone shed any light on who they are and the name of their restoration business and the history of the car
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Pertains most probably to the car sl. no. 8 in the list above. Glad to note that she is now to be fixed.

Regarding blue book, as Indrojit has pointed out, pertains to the registration book which initially had a blue outer cover in seversl states of India. So persons of the older generation particularly in Calcutta, but even Bihar, UP and elsewhere refer to their registration documents as the blue book. The term just stuck, but will slowly fade. Later we have seen red and green registration book, now it is just a computer stationary printed sheet. This is like Xerox, earlier they were the only ones to have these duplicating machines and we asked for a xerox copy, not photocopy. Or if you visit Mumbai, you can go to Kala Ghoda (black horse), there used to be a statue of King George on a black horse. It was shifted shortly after independence to the Zoo!!, but not as a live exhibit

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The term "blue book" is still in use in teh uK where the blue book being referd to is a valuation guide giving out the valuation of cars depending on the year of manifacture so you hear people saying "the blue book value".
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This is the start of my list of XKs in India. These are the first ten XK120 roadsters. All further information gratefully received. These will be in our new book. Numbers are chassis numbers. Regards, John Elmgreen

660013 – XK120 roadster, alloy, originally Pastel Blue with Duo Blue trim, now electric blue, sold new through New Delhi dealer, known owners: S. Rajdev Singh, New Imperial Hotel, New Delhi.

660029 – XK120 roadster, alloy, originally Silver with Red trim and Gunmetal hood, delivered in the UK to Noshir N. Saher to the order of dealer Garware, Bombay. Raced by him at Saher in 1954. Thought in the 1960s to have been stored in a showroom.

660060 – XK120 roadster, originally Silver with Duo Blue trim, Gunmetal hood, sold new through Garware in Bombay.

660061 – XK120 roadster, originally Black with Biscuit & Red trim, Black hood. Sold new through Garware, Bombay.

660070 – XK120 roadster, originally Black with Biscuit & Red trim, Black hood. Sold new through Garware, Bombay.

660071 – XK120 roadster, originally Cream with Biscuit & Pigskin. Sold new through Garware, Bombay.

660125 – XK120 roadster, originally Silver with Red trim and French Grey hood, delivered in the UK to P.B. Banaji to the order of Garware, Bombay. In 1995 sold by sister of an Indian actress to Rajiv Kehr of Kanpur. Now Cream with Biscuit & Red trim. Regd MFA9713.

660177 - XK120 roadster, originally Cream, with Biscuit & Red trim and Fawn hood and sold to the Maharaja of Jaipur. Still with the family. Regd in India JAIPUR7, RJL4008.

660284 - XK120 roadster, originally Cream with Biscuit & Red trim, Sand hood. Sold new to W.L. Brown to the order of dealer Reliance of Madras. Later owned by Tom Roy, Sharad Shanghi, Mr Vohra of Bombay, then Sharad Sanghi again. Now black with red trim and an XK140 grille. Indian registrations MHH6842, WBD933.

660361 - XK120 roadster, originally Pastel Blue, Duo Blue trim and Fawn hood. Sodl new to James Brown Braid to the order of Pearey Lal, New Delhi. Indian regd BRR5100. Possibly in 1960s in Bihar coalfields, also possibly owned by the Argarwala family in Dhanbad prior to 1970. Now owned by Sanjay Ghosh.

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This is the start of my list of XKs in India. These are the first ten XK120 roadsters. All further information gratefully received. These will be in our new book. Numbers are chassis numbers. Regards, John Elmgreen

660013 XK120 roadster, alloy, originally Pastel Blue with Duo Blue trim, now electric blue, sold new through New Delhi dealer, known owners: S. Rajdev Singh, New Imperial Hotel, New Delhi.

660029 XK120 roadster, alloy, originally Silver with Red trim and Gunmetal hood, delivered in the UK to Noshir N. Saher to the order of dealer Garware, Bombay. Raced by him at Saher in 1954. Thought in the 1960s to have been stored in a showroom.

660060 XK120 roadster, originally Silver with Duo Blue trim, Gunmetal hood, sold new through Garware in Bombay.

660061 XK120 roadster, originally Black with Biscuit & Red trim, Black hood. Sold new through Garware, Bombay.

660070 XK120 roadster, originally Black with Biscuit & Red trim, Black hood. Sold new through Garware, Bombay.

660071 XK120 roadster, originally Cream with Biscuit & Pigskin. Sold new through Garware, Bombay.

660125 XK120 roadster, originally Silver with Red trim and French Grey hood, delivered in the UK to P.B. Banaji to the order of Garware, Bombay. In 1995 sold by sister of an Indian actress to Rajiv Kehr of Kanpur. Now Cream with Biscuit & Red trim. Regd MFA9713.

660177 - XK120 roadster, originally Cream, with Biscuit & Red trim and Fawn hood and sold to the Maharaja of Jaipur. Still with the family. Regd in India JAIPUR7, RJL4008.

660284 - XK120 roadster, originally Cream with Biscuit & Red trim, Sand hood. Sold new to W.L. Brown to the order of dealer Reliance of Madras. Later owned by Tom Roy, Sharad Shanghi, Mr Vohra of Bombay, then Sharad Sanghi again. Now black with red trim and an XK140 grille. Indian registrations MHH6842, WBD933.

660361 - XK120 roadster, originally Pastel Blue, Duo Blue trim and Fawn hood. Sodl new to James Brown Braid to the order of Pearey Lal, New Delhi. Indian regd BRR5100. Possibly in 1960s in Bihar coalfields, also possibly owned by the Argarwala family in Dhanbad prior to 1970. Now owned by Sanjay Ghosh.
Hi John,

The list appears to be incomplete, more cars have been mentioned on this thread.

Vikram Singh XK 120 ex Maharaja of Aundh, ex Ramesh Thakkar
The second Vohra XK 120, ex Sharad Sanghi. before that I do not know the history
Nazir Hussein, I believe that his car also was a XK 120, not 140 and that it was used in racing.

660125 XK120 roadster, Here I believe that you got the story wrong. The car was advertised in the Times of India sometime in the 1980's for Rs 7000/-. She was subsequently purchased by a Mr. Jamas for his daughter. She got married to a Gujrati gentleman from East Africa, probably Kenya and took the car with her. Later she came back with the car. That is why the registration changed from BMU to MFA.

Putting up this post since you asked and for accuracy.

I have some more old pictures, do you require for your book? You may send me a PM.

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Hi John,

The list appears to be incomplete, more cars have been mentioned on this thread.

660125 – XK120 roadster, Here I believe that you got the story wrong. The car was advertised in the Times of India sometime in the 1980's for Rs 7000/-. She was subsequently purchased by a Mr. Jamas for his daughter. She got married to a Gujrati gentleman from East Africa, probably Kenya and took the car with her. Later she came back with the car. That is why the registration changed from BMU to MFA.

Putting up this post since you asked and for accuracy.

I have some more old pictures, do you require for your book? You may send me a PM.

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Harit this is only part 1 as he has mentioned.

Also, the prior registration of the MFA car was BMZ, not BMU. This is what I recollect from the picture you posted.

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This is the start of my list of XKs in India. These are the first ten XK120 roadsters. All further information gratefully received. These will be in our new book. Numbers are chassis numbers. Regards, John Elmgreen



660361 - XK120 roadster, originally Pastel Blue, Duo Blue trim and Fawn hood. Sodl new to James Brown Braid to the order of Pearey Lal, New Delhi. Indian regd BRR5100. Possibly in 1960s in Bihar coalfields, also possibly owned by the Argarwala family in Dhanbad prior to 1970. Now owned by Sanjay Ghosh.
Regarding BRR 5100, I think Mr Ghosh restored the car, but does not own it. I remember him posting this earlier. Subject to correction.

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Harit this is only part 1 as he has mentioned.

Also, the prior registration of the MFA car was BMZ, not BMU. This is what I recollect from the picture you posted.



Regarding BRR 5100, I think Mr Ghosh restored the car, but does not own it. I remember him posting this earlier. Subject to correction.
Thanks for correction. Yes, BMZ. Today pages in my comp are opening so slow, it would have taken 1 hr to find it going back to all the pages. But sold by a sister of an Indian actress? That is fanciful. The car was lying prior to sale in Mumbai in Chowpatti near an ice factory.
But there was a car belonging to an actress in Calcutta which was bought by a person and used for racing in North East India. But I do not know which car that was and what has happened to it. He just remembered that he blew the engine, put in another XK angine and sometime later sold it.

There are photographs of the Dhanbad car back in a showroom at Dhanbad after restoration, somewhere on tbhp. The car was restored by Mr. Ghosh and returned.

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what is the revised count of the Xk 140's in India ?I am attaching the ex-pataudi car pictures below.Will try and get you the engine and chassis numbers.

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There are photographs of the Dhanbad car back in a showroom at Dhanbad after restoration, somewhere on tbhp. The car was restored by Mr. Ghosh and returned.

Cheers harit

Here are the pics of the car once it was restored and entered into the Tolly car show.

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These are the pics of the car when it was back in the showroom.Sorry for the picture quality i just took it from another thread.

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Hi Terry and John

Could you give us details about how many XK 140's came to india along with their details so that we can see how many of them exist and see who has which car.

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The following pictures are of a Jag from Delhi. The pics are from Pakwheels.com

The owners claim this is one of the first XK120's built. It is alloy bodied.

Any further info on this car and this event ?
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The following pictures are of a Jag from Delhi. The pics are from Pakwheels.com

The owners claim this is one of the first XK120's built. It is alloy bodied.

Any further info on this car and this event ?
Yes it is an alloy bodied early XK 120 bearing serial number 660013 , Pastel Blue, Duo Blue,nr, December 1949 registered in Delhi. The car was imported by Late.S.Rajdev Singh Akoi. I understand that this XK was the first export of an XK to any part of the world. I restored this car in the year 2000/2001. I am uploading a few photographs of the car after restoration, during restoration and prior to restoration. The photographs have been uploaded in a random manner and not in the exact sequence.
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Hey guys I found this picture of a LHD Xk 120 DHC on someone's profile on a social networking site and it said that it is under restoration at auto zone.I think this auto zone place is in kerala as the person from whom i took this picture is also based in kerala. Can anyone shed some light on this car as in current where abouts and the owner etc etc.
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Hey guys I found this picture of a LHD Xk 120 DHC on someone's profile on a social networking site and it said that it is under restoration at auto zone.I think this auto zone place is in kerala as the person from whom i took this picture is also based in kerala. Can anyone shed some light on this car as in current where abouts and the owner etc etc.
ya that car does look like it can be restored...hope most of the critical parts are intact.
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ya that car does look like it can be restored...hope most of the critical parts are intact.

Ya it does and i think the work would have progressed alot as well because this pic was put sometime last year in june.The head lamps,head lamp rims and the spot lights do not seem original for this car. Parts for Jaguar's are not that difficult to get, if you have the funds you can import them from abroad where they are available easily.

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Guys i am waiting for someone to share something about the XK 120.I am sure that someone knows something about it so please share.
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