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Old 5th September 2012, 07:48   #601
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The dodge which showed up @ Changanassery.
If I recollect correctly, this Ex-Mysore car has a diesel engine.
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The picture credit again goes to Mr. Moothedath
A Ford Prefect and the other car is either a Humber Snipe or a Hillman. Most likely to be a Snipe as the Hillman's grille was usually a bit smaller
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If I recollect correctly, this Ex-Mysore car has a diesel engine.
Was this car ever green and black and the owners lived in Mumbai for a short bit at Grand Paradi

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If I recollect correctly, this Ex-Mysore car has a diesel engine.
Yes,indeed it is from Mysore and is having diesel engine. The car was up for sale since a long time. Was advertised in Auto INDIA a few years back.
If my info is correct the car was sold for around 6 lakhs in unrestored condition from Mysore last year or so
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Thanks to Mr.moothedath for sharing these snaps for our viewing pleasure.
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Thanks to Mr.moothedath for sharing these snaps for our viewing pleasure.
Were these all cars that he owned? Do tell us something about him, and how he has these neat photos.
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Were these all cars that he owned? Do tell us something about him, and how he has these neat photos.
Yes , those were the cars owned by his grand parents who were well educated and well placed at that time.

Last snap form the set says the vivid interest of the family in automobiles.

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If I recollect correctly, this Ex-Mysore car has a diesel engine.
yes, the family is in the transport business. its been dieselized ever since i can remember.
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Yes , those were the cars owned by his grand parents who were well educated and well placed at that time.

Last snap form the set says the vivid interest of the family in automobiles.

Well iam restricted to share more details
The KLH ambassador is still active with a petrol engine
Also is the Petrol Peugeot still in the family?
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The KLH ambassador is still active with a petrol engine
Also is the Petrol Peugeot still in the family?
Sorry for the late reply. I will enquire about it and get back.
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If my info is correct travancore was TRV , not TVR and it continued till 1950
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On my list we have that pre-39, TVR was Travancore and CS was Cochin.
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This 1911 AJS confirms the existence of the TVR Number. The picture is taken in Munnar at the Kannan Devan Tea Plantations. This picture is on the walls of High Range Club, Munnar.

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This 1911 AJS confirms the existence of the TVR Number.....Cheers KPS
Obviously you could not take the picture from the front. And who is this Mr. Francis? Any history here?

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who is this Mr. Francis? Any history here?
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Mr. Francis last known designation was General Manager, Kannan Devan Hills Plantation Limited from 1937-45.
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This 1911 AJS confirms the existence of the TVR Number. The picture is taken in Munnar at the Kannan Devan Tea Plantations. This picture is on the walls of High Range Club, Munnar.

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TRV preceeded TCT(post1950).I have seen a 1948 RC book which has the TRV number on it.Probably TVR must have been post 1940
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Probably TVR must have been post 1940
Definitely post 1939 as that was then the 3-alphabet numbers are said to have come out IIRC.
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