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Old 14th June 2012, 16:11   #526
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Jawaharlal Nehru in Nilambur kovilakam (palace). Got this from FB.

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That is an early 50s Chrysler, possibly presently in Bombay with Nitin Dossa. A similar (if not identical) picture was posted earlier too.

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EDIT - you know there is another similar looking car, also Madras registered 9999 surviving? Possibly both were doing diplomatic duty.
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Jawaharlal Nehru in Nilambur kovilakam (palace). Got this from FB.

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Thanks Jose! Nilambur Kovilakam happens to be my maternal grandfather's family. The Nehru visit (Dec 1955) was a big deal in then fairly newly independent India.

There are additional pictures of this car I had posted eralier in the Nostalgic Cars thread (Post # 1762). I am posting them here as well





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the KL-40 ford has come from Western India(Rajasthan or so) dieselised
It would more likely be a former taxi from JUNAGADH, Gujarat.This seems to have been one of the better-maintained taxis and does look nice but for its ungainly raised stance! 'wonder if the original engines are still available around?
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It would more likely be a former taxi from JUNAGADH, Gujarat.This seems to have been one of the better-maintained taxis and does look nice but for its ungainly raised stance! 'wonder if the original engines are still available around?
I dont know whether it was a taxi, but when it came to Kerala it was having a RJ registration
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Inashu uncle with his possession. These are the best maintained cars which I have ever come across. Less the number of vintages u collect more the attention they will get. Still in mint condition @ Thrissur
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The Jaguar owned by Late K.K.Kurian Kalarickal
Posing through the sunroof is Late K.K.Thomas Kalarickal (Thomaskutty)


This car was one of the eleven cars shipped to India.It was driven down from Mubai to Kottayam in those days. It was later re-registered in Kottayam with the number
KLK-1790.

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The Jaguar owned by Late K.K.Kurian Kalarickal
Posing through the sunroof is Late K.K.Thomas Kalarickal (Thomaskutty)


This car was one of the eleven cars shipped to India.It was driven down from Mubai to Kottayam in those days. It was later re-registered in Kottayam with the number
KLK-1790.

The credit of this post goes to George Thomas Kurian
That's a particularly regal looking Jag with the flag, badges, spotlight and horns. Forgive my ignorance, but was he a well known personailty? Does the car survive?
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The Jaguar owned by Late K.K.Kurian Kalarickal
Posing through the sunroof is Late K.K.Thomas Kalarickal (Thomaskutty)


This car was one of the eleven cars shipped to India.It was driven down from Mubai to Kottayam in those days. It was later re-registered in Kottayam with the number
KLK-1790.

The credit of this post goes to George Thomas Kurian
Is this car still in Kottayam? I would like to take some snaps during my next visit.
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The Jaguar owned by Late K.K.Kurian Kalarickal
Posing through the sunroof is Late K.K.Thomas Kalarickal (Thomaskutty
Thank you for the picture, it is a Mk VII isn't it? there were many Jaguar Mk vii in India at one time, a handful survive. A friends father had a Mk vii in Bombay, she was scrapped as way back as the 80's she was in shambles. Will try to get pictures.

How did you find out about the number of cars imported being 11? just curious

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Is this car still in Kottayam? I would like to take some snaps during my next visit.
there are no vintage/classic jaguars in Kottayam at present.This car must have left Kerala long ago
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there are no vintage/classic jaguars in Kottayam at present.This car must have left Kerala long ago
How sure r u ????? Maybe you missed a few
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Thank you for the picture, it is a Mk VII isn't it? there were many Jaguar Mk vii in India at one time, a handful survive. A friends father had a Mk vii in Bombay, she was scrapped as way back as the 80's she was in shambles. Will try to get pictures.

How did you find out about the number of cars imported being 11? just curious
I just got that information from MR. George Thomas Kurian. his grand father owned this car.
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How sure r u ????? Maybe you missed a few
To the best of my info there are no vintage/classic Jaguars (pre70) in Kottayam District. Anyway I am pretty sure that I have not missed " a few"" .If you have concrete info to the contrary please provide that info in this thread so that many of us here in Kerala will be enlightened

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I have seen an pretty old jag in Thrissur the white one ! is that the same ?
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I have seen an pretty old jag in Thrissur the white one ! is that the same ?
There are few classic jags in Ernakulam and Trichur which I am aware of
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