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Old 13th February 2010, 18:27   #196
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Do you recollect the colour of the car and upholstry when it was in Mumbai and who was the owner then?

Sir you also forgot to add the Ex- pataudi -now in calcutta DIC 9829 XK 140 mentioned above.
The colour was white, I believe that it still belonged to Pataudi at that time, I do not remember the upholstry colour.
I have not forgotton the Pataudi car, just made a small mistake corrected below, see item 12.

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1)XK 120 Alloy body Imperial palace
2) XK 120 Jaipur - royal family
3) XK 120, Vikram Singh - ex ramesh thackar car, before that Aundh royal family.
4) XK 120 Agarwal Dhanbad restored by Ghosh
5) XK 120 Rajiv Kher - ex Bombay car - Jamas
6) XK 140 Dr Ravi Prakash - Red colour ex Ravi Kumar
7) XK 150 Gondal
8) XK 120 Vohra - Bombay - older CPF number ex Sanghi
9) Sanghi - XK120
10) Sanghi - XK120 - ex Vohra car
11) South - one more car - has been listed by Indrojit MSL number
12) Pataudi - now delhi - XK 140
13) Bombay - XK 140 coupe - beyond restoration today, ex Jamnagar, ex Pratabgarh
14) Gondal XK 150
15) N Hussain XK 120
16) XK 140 Ahmedabad
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Old 13th February 2010, 18:40   #197
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The colour was white, I believe that it still belonged to Pataudi at that time, I do not remember the upholstry colour.
I have not forgotton the Pataudi car, just made a small mistake corrected below, see item 12.

Cheers harit
It is then the same car we are talking about DIC 9829. The car was still white when it came from Delhi to calcutta and is black now as we have seen in the pics uploaded by me.

We still have a correction in item number 12. The car is not in Delhi.It is in Calcutta.

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I wonder how many times the same list has to corrected and commented on for old mistakes. We should only add new. Since I do not really know everything, I am putting the list below on what I am certain about, others please add.

1)XK 120 Alloy body Imperial palace
2) XK 120 Jaipur - royal family
3) XK 120, Vikram Singh - ex ramesh thackar car, before that Aundh royal family.
4) XK 120 Agarwal Dhanbad restored by Ghosh
5) XK 120 Rajiv Kher - ex Bombay car - Jamas
6) XK 140 Dr Ravi Prakash - Red colour ex Ravi Kumar
7) XK 150 Gondal
8) XK 120 Vohra - Bombay - older CPF number ex Sanghi
9) Sanghi - XK120
10) Sanghi - XK120 - ex Vohra car
11) South - one more car - has been listed by Indrojit MSL number
12) Pataudi - Now Calcutta - XK 140
13) Bombay - XK 140 coupe - beyond restoration today, ex Jamnagar, ex Pratabgarh
14) Gondal XK 150
15) N Hussain XK 120
16) XK 140 Ahmedabad
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Mr jatti,

in the restoration pics of the jag is that a green bertone x19 in the background

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Mr jatti,

in the restoration pics of the jag is that a green bertone x19 in the background

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Mr.Salman,

The green car in the background is a Bertone - X 19.
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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.
Tajeshwar Singh Virdi dropped an email stating:

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This detail here lies incorrect. Before being sold to Mr.Tom Roy, my family owned this car in Jamshedpur - Late S.Kalwant Singh Virdi....son of Late S.Dhanna Singh Virdi owned this car in the 70's and was subsequently sold to Mr.Tom Roy for Rs.22000 who later took it to Mumbai with him
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Tajeshwar Singh Virdi dropped an email stating:
This detail here lies incorrect. Before being sold to Mr.Tom Roy, my family owned this car in Jamshedpur - Late S.Kalwant Singh Virdi....son of Late S.Dhanna Singh Virdi owned this car in the 70's and was subsequently sold to Mr.Tom Roy for Rs.22000 who later took it to Mumbai with him.
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Hi Tajeshwar Singh,
Thanks for taking the trouble to fill in a bit of this car's history. The details known so far are quite correct, and you have added missing history to that.
I have myself seen this car when it came to Mumbai, we thought at that time that it was a XK 140, and its present bonnet has been discussed on this forum.
Do you have any history of the car before your father bought it? Roughly when did he buy it? And when was it sold? Did it ever race in north east India? And do you have old pictures?
A XK 120 was sold in the mid seventies for around Rs 7000/-.
There were quite a few XK's in Bengal, some were raced and damaged which could explain the the changed bonnet. I have met a person who owned a XK which belonged to a lady, a Bengali film star, and he raced it, blew up and engine, replaced that, raced more, so much history is lost in time.
We all shall be thankful for more history on that car, please do sign up.

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Jaguar XK 120 -

This was clicked at an event in Rajasthan a couple of years back.
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The Jaipur event has been on since yesterday, and a dark green XK120 DHC was entered, registered RJL 4009. Considering there are more Jaipur royal family cars registered RJL 400x, could this be a second XK from the family?
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The Jaipur event has been on since yesterday, and a dark green XK120 DHC was entered, registered RJL 4009. Considering there are more Jaipur royal family cars registered RJL 400x, could this be a second XK from the family?
Here is a picture of the car from the jaipur rally thread uploaded by Mudit Grover.
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Is this not a XK140?
This seems to be a XK 120. The primary visual change of the XK140 over the previous XK120 was the more substantial front and rear bumpers and chrome accent trim on hood and trunk. The center of the trunk lid has a red shield celebrating 'Winner LeMans 1951-3' inscribed in gold. The easiest way to differentiate is to look at the head lamps and the front bumper. The Xk 120 had a Two piece bumper with no over riders, whereas the Xk 140 has a one bumper with over riders. The Head lamps in the Xk 120 have 3 metal spokes inside where as the Xk 140 had a single dot in the center.
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This seems to be a XK 120. The primary visual change of the XK140 over the previous XK120 was the more substantial front and rear bumpers and chrome accent trim on hood and trunk. The center of the trunk lid has a red shield celebrating 'Winner LeMans 1951-3' inscribed in gold. The easiest way to differentiate is to look at the head lamps and the front bumper. The Xk 120 had a Two piece bumper with no over riders, whereas the Xk 140 has a one bumper with over riders. The Head lamps in the Xk 120 have 3 metal spokes inside where as the Xk 140 had a single dot in the center.
I realised it after pressing submit. Hence the deleted comment above.
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Hey any XK's available for sale both restored and unrestored?
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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. - John Elmgreen
Bhinga Car is WBD 933 (I now do have the below photo with WBD 933 clearly visible on the number plate).



I had a memorable conversation today with Chandramani Kant Singh, (Raja of Bhinga),

I quote what I learnt today.
WBD 933 belonged to the Ruler of Nandgaon who passed away on 22nd Jan 1958. His wife gave the car to her good friends son, Mr Gokhale (Gokhle, spelling?) who later got a job with Union Carbide in Lucknow, CKS Singh fell in love with the car, she was in very good condition, Gokhale was not keen to part with the car. Whenever they met CKS Bhinga would ask him how much he wanted for it. Eventually CKS told Mr G that there has to be a value to the car, after which MR G said 20,000, CKS quickly produced the money but Mr G changed his mind saying my residence is too far from the office, (one had to book a car those days, took long time to take delivery of a new car) They then calculated what taxi fare would cost till Mr G got a new car. A figure of 3,000 was agreed upon & papers quickly signed, this was 1962. The car was then parked in Bhinga House, 118 Cantonment Road, Lucknow. In Lucknow, a very good mechanic from Ratan Motor, cantonment road used to tune/service the car, CKS still has the log book tucked away.

CKS then narrated how once he drove to Kathgodam railway station to receive his mother & then drove through the hilly winding roads to the Boat club Nainital in 45min, just in time to participate in a yacht race. He said the roads were good, no traffic, he recounted the sound of the engine, what a pleasure the car was to drive, he remembered the feeling of being pushed into the seat when he would floor the pedal.

Kathgodam railway station to Boat House Club Nainital - about 36km

Odometer reading when bought was 18,000 km, in 1964 the car was repainted red, got a black hood. Car was sold in 1979 to Sanghi, A Mr Ian McRobert was doing the rounds exporting car & gun, luckily the car went to Sanghi, Indore. Odo reading about 50, 000 miles. Barwani restored the car, he said the mechanicals/engine was in excellent condition. The car went for a rally to delhi, Ashoka, 1980/81.

From Sanghi this car went to vohra.

Pics of wbd933 with CKS Bhinga.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tml#post930340


Can this be the same car as wbd 933 ??

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How would someone like to do an update on all the XK's in India as to where they are up to these days
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