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Old 14th July 2014, 02:10   #706
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Cochin State (now Kerala) used to have the "CS" series. And "MD*" was from Tamil Nadu (Madras state). Wonder what it was for Mysore.
Mysore before the reorganization of states had the registration MY xxxx Z, I recall that my father had purchased a 1936 - 6 Cylinder Morris Car from one Mr Rahimulla Khan who was an electrical engineer in the Mysore State Electricity department and the registration of the car was MY246Z.
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Indeed, starting in about 1902 Bombay used all numerals, then BOM, Z, Y, X, W, T, N, K.
Y is known to have started in about 1920 or 1921.
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Hi Cedric,

I am not so sure.
Regarding Bombay, first there were no numbers, then maybe there were some local municipal numbers for the city.
Later when there was one Bombay Presidency and the registrations were administered for vehicles in modern Maharashtra, parts of Gujrat, MP maybe even parts of Karnataka, they started with BOM 1234. When 4 digits were over, it was BOM Z 1234. After a while BOM was dropped, and single alphabets continued till 1939/1940 when all vehicles were re-registered. After 1940 the registration series were alloted area wise, like BYA was Ahmedabad, but before that it was Bombay Presidency which was a huge area. Automobile population was low though.

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Harit,
I have never seen a photo of a Bombay car with no number at all. There is a 1905 photo of a Bombay car with 262. I have photos of a circa 1915 car with BOM 1064, a 1914 photo of BOM 4770, a 1919 car with BOM Z 9154 and a 1920 car Y 2729. Unfortunately the Z photos I have are undated. It is possible that BOM and BOM Z are one series I guess.
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Can someone tell me about the regn no. of this car?

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Can someone tell me about the regn no. of this car?

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Look at the background. A huge palatial driveway.

Note the car- A Thirties Packard. And the plate.

Quite possibly a royal registration, considering the Packard and the driveway.

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Can someone tell me about the regn no. of this car?

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I cannot say if it reads "BA1TA" or "BAITA".

There seems to be a Jashpur Baita and Baita Bazar in Midnapore District, W.Bengal. So probably a Zamindari car ?

Thanks for the lovely picture.

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An Austin Cambridge is advertised here

http://ahmedabad.quikr.com/Austin-ca...AdIdZ170234424

I've not noticed the RPA series before, I assume its Rajasthan?

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Note the car- A Thirties Packard. And the plate.Cheers!

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What makes you thinks it's a Packard? It a Buick, probably 1934.

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Cochin State (now Kerala) used to have the "CS" series. And "MD*" was from Tamil Nadu (Madras state). Wonder what it was for Mysore.

My question - would not re-registration (after N number of years) compulsorily force you to relinquish that number?)
For the erstwhile mysore state, registration numbers started with MY series and ME series. For the state transport it was MYF and MEF.
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FINTAIL,

What makes you thinks it's a Packard? It a Buick, probably 1934.

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Look at the background. A huge palatial driveway.

Note the car- A Thirties Packard. And the plate.

Quite possibly a royal registration, considering the Packard and the driveway.

Cheers!

Yes indeed, it is a mid 1930's Buick. Here is one similar 1936 Buick McLaughlin clicked by me at a Rally in Nagpur.

Early registration numbers in India-buick-1936.jpg

These were availaible as the Series 50 (models 50, 56, 57, 58), Series 60 (models 61, 67) and Series 90 (models 90, 91 ) then. The 1934 and 1935 models were similiar.

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Yes indeed, it is a mid 1930's Buick. Here is one similar 1936 Buick McLaughlin clicked by me at a Rally in Nagpur.

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These were availaible as the Series 50 (models 50, 56, 57, 58), Series 60 (models 61, 67) and Series 90 (models 90, 91 ) then. The 1934 and 1935 models were similiar.
Believe the 90 Series rode on a longer wheelbase (138 inches ?) and had a 100 H.P. / 234.8 cubic inch engine.

Believe there was also a 40-Series starting in 1933.
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An Austin Cambridge is advertised here

http://ahmedabad.quikr.com/Austin-ca...AdIdZ170234424

I've not noticed the RPA series before, I assume its Rajasthan?

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Karl,
Rajasthan it is.
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A chrysler windsor deluxe.
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A chrysler windsor deluxe.
Nice - I saw the car being restored recently in Pune. Where did you see it? A similar car is in Bombay, probably only 2 survive. Both are probably state cars, which explains the VIP number on this.

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Was this car restored at Mr Zaheer Vakils and was black with flames ? I only am aware of 3 such cars out of which two are convertibles in exact colours and one sedan white in Jaipur and frequents the car shows

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