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Old 6th March 2010, 20:28   #46
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Here are a couple of early American (?) cars on display, probably ex Royalty looking at the curtains. Can they be identified?

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Old 7th March 2010, 00:11   #47
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Nice find Karl, where are these cars displayed looks like bengal.Are those windscreens original ,radiator grill too looks borrowed from a Tata truck.Even one of the top looks jeep-ish.
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Fellow BHPian carbug sent me these photos of a restaurant/pub in Hyderabad called 'Torque' he is involved with. Done up in an automotive theme, it has some neat touches including a low bonnet jeep display, bar stools made of crankshafts and grilles made of con rods. Very neat!

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A World Class Club!
The automotive theme is fantastic, pity it's so far away.
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Awesome place, now a must visit (or Mecca) for all petrol heads. Put it already on my must visit places.

I dont know about the guys there but i would give a car-esque names to the cocktails served there, for eg: Antifreeze (for a warm cocktail) Super Coolant (to something that looks greenish yellow, etc etc)
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wow, very neatly done, any idea where is it located in Hyderabad?
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This Morris 8 is a landmark in Koregaon Park, Pune standing on top of an unoccupied bungalow called Sugar Villa. Many years back the lights would be switched on at night too.
Dug up this old newspaper article on the Morris perched atop the building in Koregaon Park. Dated November 6, 2000, it wrongly mentions the car as an Austin.

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Old 2nd April 2010, 15:32   #53
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This is Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore's 1933 Humber, which was parked in Shantiniketan, W.B. and was being ravaged by nature. It has been resurrected and is now going to get back on its wheels for display at "Uttarayan", the Kaviguru's residence in Shantiniketan.The news appeared in the Times of India, Nagpur Edition Saturday 13th Sept 2008.
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Perhaps this is the Humber in question?

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Thanks Karl-should be the same car as was reported by the press earlier. Thats a nice find by you.This picture is quite clear.
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1. Were these cars built in India and exported to England?
2. Are they original as shipped cars? If so the maroon colour would it have been a standard colour offered here in India?
Sorry for replying late in this matter. Just saw the whole conversation.
The Maroon colored Premier Padmini S1 shown here is genuine. The color was known as ROYAL MAROON and was offered on cars from 1995 to 1997. I have one 95 model S1 in this color so clearing some doubts.
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This is Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore's 1933 Humber, which was parked in Shantiniketan, W.B. and was being ravaged by nature. It has been resurrected and is now going to get back on its wheels for display at "Uttarayan", the Kaviguru's residence in Shantiniketan.The news appeared in the Times of India, Nagpur Edition Saturday 13th Sept 2008.
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Maybe Prithvi (mbz180) could shed some more light on this.
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A 1905 Austin 5 was on display at a recently Hyderabad show.

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A 1905 Austin 5 was on display at a recently Hyderabad show.

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So now this car has changed colour to Red !

this is one very very rare Austin 5, probably teh only one existing in the world today !
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There was one more very rare Austin in Hyd, don't know year but have picture some where I need to check.
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There is one Austin in Hyd with the friend I know, with the family since his grand father times, who purchased this Austin. Last time it appeared in rally most probably in 90's. Here is an snap of it.
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