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Old 15th July 2012, 18:52   #526
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Here is a P-B Series. From a home movie supposedly taken in Gujarat (1932).

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Any one can update on the registration no. UTD XXXX
someone told me its from Lucknow.
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Recently link was put up bu Moralfiber, and then Karl posted the picture.
What were the series BHx? May have been Bihar though I have not seen and noted BHx registrations before.

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Recently link was put up bu Moralfiber, and then Karl posted the picture.
What were the series BHx? May have been Bihar though I have not seen and noted BHx registrations before.

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Yes, probably Bihar indeed. I have BHA, BHB, BHW and I assume this is BHT. Another uncommon (for us) series from there is BPx. I have BPS and BPT.
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The BR __ series is older to the BH __ series.BR was quite common in the earlier days, whereas BH had perhaps commenced later on.

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Sorry for the picture quality of the last picture- camera problems on sighting a CADILLAC !!

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Gents,
I have that BH and BR were the first series, then BE and BP and finally BI, all being Behar. Some may have been Patna only with others the rest of Bihar.
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What registration was this? Must have been north India.
Car is in a notable collection in Delhi.

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What registration was this? Must have been north India.
Car is in a notable collection in Delhi.

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It's Uttara Pradesh ? So the north part is correct now SR ?

That's a nice Willys overland , hardly see these around

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Harit,
Lovely photo of the UP car. UP is United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. It existed until 1935. Usually the UP registrations were in the form of UP nnnn and two letters to indicate the town but I guess there were not many people bothered if it was backwards in the 20s and 30s.
SR was Saharanpur.

Keeping digging for photos:-)
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I came across this picture in an older publication. It said that this was one of the oldest cars in Lucknow belonging to a Dr. Tandon. Registration appears to be LW3.
The car could be an early Fiat or Lancia, nice car.

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This also could be a Wolseley

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I came across this picture in an older publication. It said that this was one of the oldest cars in Lucknow belonging to a Dr. Tandon. Registration appears to be LW3.
The car could be an early Fiat or Lancia, nice car.

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Another early registration, a temporary number on a brand new Ford of the late 1930's, just came home to a Parsi family.

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Another early registration, a temporary number on a brand new Ford of the late 1930's, just came home to a Parsi family.
Wow, I didnt know we had the temporary number system way back then itself!
Very informative indeed.
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At the recent Pebble Beach concours the Holkar Delage sported replicas of what was probably the original number assigned to the car when in Holkar State. The plates look super, ignore the crest on the front plate, I think that is to do with the present owner.

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Another early registration, a temporary number on a brand new Ford of the late 1930's, just came home to a Parsi family.

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Harit,
Lovely photo of the 1930s Ford.
From what I have seen there are no temporary registrations before 1947, just dealer (or trade plates as they are often called). There are very few photos but most have a letter or letters then a number and a serial letter. I believe that, as per the current system, the serial letter after the number was the individual plate for that dealer.
In the 1920s in the UK, dealer plates were called General Identification Marks and I think I can see GEN before the number on the Ford but am not 100% certain. Maybe the Indian system called these plates the same as the UK did?????
It doesn't help tie down where the photo was taken and I guess, if it is CEN not GEN, it could be Central Provinces, again maybe.
Not much help I know but each photo adds a bit to the history!
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