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Old 16th July 2012, 17:51   #226
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has anyone of you seen or heard of the british racing green xk 140 in mt. abu. its in pristine condition and ive heard that it was painstakingly restored to its original condition. happened to see it early last year in abu . though it is not used too often, its one of the best examples ive ever seen. its a lhd and the paint and chrome is in the best of condition. it is owned by a maharaja (better to not get names out) and it is cleaned and polished regularly
Khalil, thank you for this information. What sort of body does the car have? Roadster? Coupe? Drop Head Coupe? What part of India is Mt Abu in? Regards, John E

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Harit wrote: As far as I have been told, Garware was the agent for Jaguar but could import cars only for expats or special eligible persons. Government of India had already started strangulating supply of good cars.
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Harit: this is what I wrote in The Jaguar XK120 in the Southern Hemisphere as to what I could learn about Garware,. I would love to know more:

"Garware Motors Limited was in business at least by the 1930s, perhaps earlier, and was located then in New Queen’s Road, Bombay. The company went public in 1981 and its line of business is now in plastics, as Garware Polyester, with no motor trade links for some years. Peter Heilbron who was lent the XK120 OTS 660798 by Garware to race it in 1955, then worked for Kodak in India and recalled that founder B.D. Garware was an early pioneer in the plastics industry at that time – and a customer of Heilbron’s, as Kodak had interests in plastics through its American connections."

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... As per my knowledge, Sanghi may have 3 XK's including that 120 with a 140 grill. Cheers harit
Harit,

This is what I knew about Sanghi to write in "The Jaguar XK120 in the Southern Hemisphere": again, all corrections and additions are very welcome. As you can see, I am aware that he has 2 x XK120s.

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"Sanghi Bros was a business started by Sohanlal Sanghi and was originally called Rajputana Motors in Jaipur and Indore. Soon it expanded to include Sanghi family dealerships all over India, and Sanghi Bros Limited is today based in Indore and owned and run by son of the founder, chairman Sharad Sanghi who is a prominent motor collector and the owner of two XK120s (660284 and 660852). It is today one of the largest dealers for Tata cars and trucks in India, and also has Fiat, Hyundai and Bajaj dealerships. Cousins have Sanghi dealerships in Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad."
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Old 16th July 2012, 21:25   #227
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Khalil, thank you for this information. What sort of body does the car have? Roadster? Coupe? Drop Head Coupe? What part of India is Mt Abu in? Regards, John E
Its an immaculately maintained xk 140 roadster. Mount abu is in rajasthan in the western part of India.

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its an immaculately maintained xk 140 roadster. mount abu is in rajasthan in the western part of India.
Is it belonging to Dungarpur ?

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Is it belonging to Dungarpur ?
YES! youre right mr. kasli, its mr. dungarpurs car, parked at the bungalow which overlooks the garden and the hotel. stays covered most of the time. curiosity got the better of me at the dog show in abu which was held on the garden. was shown his jaguar with his permission .
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I am sure there must be some updates on the XK120-150 scene in India since july 2012
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Nothing new on prewar SS and SS Jaguar Cars in India since 2010? terry
Ofcourse something will always come up, it just requires posting / publishing and two way communication.

Here is a XK on the beach. But this was some sort of event because they have placed markers for a track. I have a fairly good idea who was involved, but I need to confirm after showing pictures.
See the wheel spinning, throwing up some dirt, the photo does convery some action

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I am sure there must be some updates on the XK120-150 scene in India since july 2012
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Is anyone able to shed light on who Master Habib Husein is and where the picture was taken

Garware Motors Ltd., Bombay, advised Jaguar Cars in January 1955 that an XK120 had won a race and two trophies. The owner of the car was advised as Master Habib Husein but he appears to have been too young to have raced it. The photograph shows Peter Heilbron and Master Habib Husein.
Not too many updates, but I learnt that the car pictured (BMU 2944) is still with Mr. Nazeer Hussain (maybe Habib was his father) in Mumbai cream colour, and being slowly restored. Mr. Hussein has been well associated with the motorsport scene in India over the years.
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Not too many updates, but I learnt that the car pictured (BMU 2944) is still with Mr. Nazeer Hussain (maybe Habib was his father) in Mumbai cream colour, and being slowly restored. Mr. Hussein has been well associated with the motorsport scene in India over the years.
Another set-up which raced these cars was Kalinga. Has anyone ever heard of them?

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Another set-up which raced these cars was Kalinga. Has anyone ever heard of them?

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No, I have never heard of a Jaguar racing team called Kalinga. Can you tell us more? Does anyone know what were the names of the sports car clubs in India in the 1950s?
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Thank you for the photograph of this car, which I think I have not seen before. The car is actually an XK120 roadster (rather than a 140) and I think its chassis number is 660852. Former owners known to me are Mehmood, Kumar, Manvendra Singh, and now Sharad Sanghi as you say.
Who took the photograph and when and where was it taken?
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Yes, this car also passed through the hands of the late C. Ravikumar in Bangalore. I remember it very well; at that stage (1987) I was buying an MG TC from Ravi and this car was there in his garage, complete, and painted black. I wished I could have afforded it, but it was well out of my reach. Then, the car was shipped to Indore to Manvendra Singh, probably in the early nineties.
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Another update from the red 120 we see in the movie 'Waqt' (1965), with the chrome spare wheel cover on the boot.

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In the movie 'Chandan ka Palna' (1967), it appears to be the same car (very likely, but cannot guarantee). For a split second the registration number is visible too, reading BMC 8479. Now do keep in mind often the plates are changed in movie shoots.

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Thanks to Stanher for the find, posted here

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post3152279

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Here is a Jaguar XK140.
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Here is a Jaguar XK140.
whose ? and some details and numbers for records

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whose ? and some details and numbers for records

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I guess its from Doc's collection, WBB.
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OK As I did not know the registration . Looking very neat for his car unless done again

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