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Old 7th August 2008, 17:31   #91
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Hi Sat, is this car now silver and in Jaipur belonging to V.Singh (Maybe a relative of Raja CK Singh). very few cars with the rear wheel covers that i have seen, hence my doubt if it is the same car that i saw. could you throw some light.
I think the silver car with wheel spats in Jaipur was Thakker's car from Pune.
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I think the silver car with wheel spats in Jaipur was Thakker's car from Pune.
Yes Karl i thought so too, but considering Raja CK.SINGH and the current owner also being part of the Royal family with the surname Singh so i thought i would ask Sat if they are related and within themselves they do exchange cars.

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What does one make of this blasphemy?
I know its not an XK but could not find any other Jaguar thread, then again this singular post does not warrant a separate thread.
I saw this Jaguar with a Restorer/Collector in the north and was appalled at the state of affairs.
He was pleasantly surprised when I recognized the marque and that it was probably a Mk-IV. Looks like a four cyl so maybe its a 1.5 or a 2.5, in which case it would make the car quite rare, being a convertible, not only in India but even elsewhere.
He said he was going to restore her to her full beauty, but I have my doubts.
Looks like a late forties Mk-IV convertible.


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Its a kitsch of a Mk-IV with a rear (lights etc) from the late 50's Plymouth/Dodge. Ridiculous but true.

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A fully restored Mk-IV convertible.

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I doubt he would be able to get it to look like this although he has restored other cars which were written off. Not to concours standards but still a commendable job.

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What does one make of this blasphemy?
I know its not an XK but could not find any other Jaguar thread, then again this singular post does not warrant a separate thread.
Wow, thats sojme piece of work! The bonnet monogram is from a Studebaker? And dont miss the bonnet scoop

There's a pre war Jag thread here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-19...ars-india.html

What other oddities were present Gogiji?
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Default Xk 120 in Calcutta recently spotted

1952
engine no is w2543-7
chassis no is 660361
This is green and for a longtime was in Bihar.
Snaps will try and upload.
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I am writing a book that will include a section on Jaguar XK120 / 140 /150 cars in India. I have details of all such cars sold new in India but very little information on the cars that survive there, although I see from others that there are about 20 XKs known to be in India. I would welcome information about all such cars, particularly identified by chassis number where possible. - John Elmgreen (Sydney, Australia).
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Default xk120 last list

My last list is like this on XKs which of these are 120s/150s/140s not sure but will do it over the weekend.
1)Imperial palace
2)Jaipur - royal family
3) Vikram Singh - ex ramesh thackar car
4) Calcutta - Ghosh - I have just updated the engine number and chassis number- Its the ex Bihar pastel blue car.
5)Rajiv Kher - ex Bombay car - katrak
6) Dr Ravi Prakash
7) Gondal Its a xk150
8) Vora - Bombay - xk120
9) Sanghi - xk120
10) Sanghi - xk120
11) Delhi - metallic - Gorakhpur state car
12) South - one more car -
13) Pataudi - now delhi - xk 120
14) Bombay - xk 140 coupe - beyond restoration today

That's what I have - surely missing two cars as I knew of 16
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Karl, Is Ramesh Thakkar a builder in Pune?
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Default The Bihar XK 120

Here are a few pics of the Bihar Xk 120 which was entered in The Kolkata Statesman Rally by Sanjay Ghosh
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My last list is like this on XKs which of these are 120s/150s/140s not sure but will do it over the weekend.
I think Doc's car is a red 140, WB regd, right?

The Bombay 140 coupe you speak of, did it have a Setna connection earlier? I remember him telling me about it many years ago, and it now rots in Bombay, and he showed me a picture of it when it was with him. Do you have any pictures of that car to share?

EDIT - Also Gondal has 2 cars, both 150s I think. I was told one has been sent to the Uk recently for use there.

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Default Mk IV CONVERTIBLE

IS THIS CAR CHOPPED ??
LOOKS LIKE ?
SOME MORE DETAILS IF POSSIBLE
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What does one make of this blasphemy?
I know its not an XK but could not find any other Jaguar thread, then again this singular post does not warrant a separate thread.
I saw this Jaguar with a Restorer/Collector in the north and was appalled at the state of affairs.
He was pleasantly surprised when I recognized the marque and that it was probably a Mk-IV. Looks like a four cyl so maybe its a 1.5 or a 2.5, in which case it would make the car quite rare, being a convertible, not only in India but even elsewhere.
He said he was going to restore her to her full beauty, but I have my doubts.
Looks like a late forties Mk-IV convertible.


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Its a kitsch of a Mk-IV with a rear (lights etc) from the late 50's Plymouth/Dodge. Ridiculous but true.

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A fully restored Mk-IV convertible.

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I doubt he would be able to get it to look like this although he has restored other cars which were written off. Not to concours standards but still a commendable job.
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Default XKs India

Have the tally its 17 cars currently.

I dont know how to upload snaps but have the coupe xk 140 snaps taken recently and appaulling.
Dont know of docs car will ask him



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I think Doc's car is a red 140, WB regd, right?

The Bombay 140 coupe you speak of, did it have a Setna connection earlier? I remember him telling me about it many years ago, and it now rots in Bombay, and he showed me a picture of it when it was with him. Do you have any pictures of that car to share?

EDIT - Also Gondal has 2 cars, both 150s I think. I was told one has been sent to the Uk recently for use there.
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Have the tally its 17 cars currently.

I dont know how to upload snaps but have the coupe xk 140 snaps taken recently and appaulling.
Check this link on uploading snaps

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/announ...-team-bhp.html (Uploading photographs directly to Team-BHP)

Im sure Speedy can help you on this too. Looking forward to the pics, and any others that you can share from your archive will also be very welcome.
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John Elmwood had requested the engine & chassis # of the XK-120 of Sanjay Ghosh's that I had posted when he first showed it at the Tolly Cars Show Jan. 19th. I forwarded his request to Sanjay who immediately sent the information off.

Two weeks later John emailed us with this information from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust.

-First registered in Coventry Dec. 12th 1950 with pastel blue paint and fawn interior.
-Sold to James Braid in Scotland early 1951.
-Sold to Rearey Lai in New Delhi sometime in 1951 and shipped out.

I assume that both the engine and chassis # numbers matched other wise he would have mentioned it.

One of our TEAM-BHP members advised that one similar to this was seen in the Bihar coal fields in the 60s. Sanjay is trying to track it's history and hopefully Billy can up-date us.

This photos were taken from Dec. 12th with the car being finished by Jan. 18th. I had to take my fiat in for some minor work today and noticed that they have just finished giving it another "rub down" and a few other detailing in pursuit of perfection!
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The Power of the Web & TEAM-BHP!

John Elmwood had requested the engine & chassis # of the XK-120 of Sanjay Ghosh's that I had posted when he first showed it at the Tolly Cars Show Jan. 19th. I forwarded his request to Sanjay who immediately sent the information off.

Two weeks later John emailed us with this information from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust.

-First registered in Coventry Dec. 12th 1950 with pastel blue paint and fawn interior.
-Sold to James Braid in Scotland early 1951.
-Sold to Rearey Lai in New Delhi sometime in 1951 and shipped out.

I assume that both the engine and chassis # numbers matched other wise he would have mentioned it.

One of our TEAM-BHP members advised that one similar to this was seen in the Bihar coal fields in the 60s. Sanjay is trying to track it's history and hopefully Billy can up-date us.

This photos were taken from Dec. 12th with the car being finished by Jan. 18th. I had to take my fiat in for some minor work today and noticed that they have just finished giving it another "rub down" and a few other detailing in pursuit of perfection!
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Here are details of all XKs sold new in India. XK120 OTS rhd:
660361, Pastel Blue, Duo Blue, Fawn, Dec 50 HD, first owner James Brown Braid, Albemarle Terrace, Scotland, nothing further known.
The description of this car most resembles the XK120 I used to see in the Bihar coalfields in the 1960s.

I have taken the liberty of pasting the reference to an XK120 in the coalfields. I was too young to check the engine numbers but the registration of the green XK120 is indeed an old Dhanbad number plate: BRR 5100. It is almost certainly the same car, though no longer pastel blue. Glad it is still around and very nice it looks too.

The "Rearey Lai" above is a typing error. It is in all probability Pearey Lal Motors, a very old Delhi firm which may still exist. They used to have a 1902 Oldsmobile which they entered regularly in the early Statesman rallys.

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The description of this car most resembles the XK120 I used to see in the Bihar coalfields in the 1960s.

I have taken the liberty of pasting the reference to an XK120 in the coalfields. I was too young to check the engine numbers but the registration of the green XK120 is indeed an old Dhanbad number plate: BRR 5100. It is almost certainly the same car, though no longer pastel blue. Glad it is still around and very nice it looks too.

The "Rearey Lai" above is a typing error. It is in all probability Pearey Lal Motors, a very old Delhi firm which may still exist. They used to have a 1902 Oldsmobile which they entered regularly in the early Statesman rallys.
This Dhanbad XK, is it not the same one which belonged to an Agarwal family, related but not the collector in Kolkotta? And has this not been sold to Mumbai, to go along with the Lancia? Asking because there is conflicting information. This car was known since long, and never for sale.

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This Dhanbad XK, is it not the same one which belonged to an Agarwal family, related but not the collector in Kolkotta? And has this not been sold to Mumbai, to go along with the Lancia? Asking because there is conflicting information. This car was known since long, and never for sale.
The Agarwala family in Dhanbad did own this XK120. They also owned a 25-30hp Rolls. In all probability, these were obtained for them by my grandfather who was in the car trade. He also obtained a Bentley 4.25 litre for one of their relatives in Bombay. Although the date was never mentioned, I took it to be just after the Second World War. The Bentley later crashed in Bombay and was written off.
Everything I have written, pertains to the period before 1970. Therefore, I do not know anything about the Lancia.
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