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Old 13th July 2017, 19:48   #1066
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While browsing through some old issues of Auto India (from the 90s) I came across this ad for a Plymouth. The registration reads J.P.R. 1606 - wonder if it is genuine, and where it originated from? I suppose Jaipur/Jodhpur could be one option? A couple of similar cars do attend events in Delhi, perhaps the car survives.
The autoindia must be of 1997 if I am not mistaken. In 2003 I had called Mr.Bedi on the phone number in this advt to find out the whereabouts of this car and he had told me it was purchased by Taj group for 1.5 lakhs

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Calcutta, ca 1935.

The car looks like a 1926-ish Erskine. May be the experts can identify.

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Calcutta, ca 1935.

The car looks like a 1926-ish Erskine. May be the experts can identify.

Chevrolet more than a Erskin though wished the latter
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Calcutta, ca 1935.

The car looks like a 1926-ish Erskine. May be the experts can identify.
Almost certainly a 27/28 Chevy - though I haven't seen that style of bumper often. Lovely picture!

Don't miss the hood ornament - a similar one is fitted to the LaSalle in Hyderabad.
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Attached are images of a 1948 registration book - I noticed a stamp "South Deccan Region, Poona" and the abbreviation S.D.R., Poona. The car was originally registered in Satara district with a BYF series. I assume at the time BM- series was Bombay city, and BY- series for the rest of the Bombay State.

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Also found petrol rationing slips - or rather Motor Spirit Rationing Order as it was then called. Does anyone remember when the rationing stopped?
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The question is, are we aware that there was a "T" series for taxi's in Calcutta? From the car it appears to be mid 1920's.
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Indeed Calcutta had a Taxi series with 'T'
Another one bearing the "T" series

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I am sure Karl can tell us about the owner of this car.
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Another one bearing the "T" series

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I am sure Karl can tell us about the owner of this car.
Very nice! Owned by the Reform Taxi Cab Co., Canal Street, Entally. It seems they also owned more similar Fiats, registered T 546, T 556, T 557, T 574, T 578, T 602, T 604, T 613, T 623 and probably many more!
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Cross posting here , RJM 98 , the car was supposedly in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
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