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Old 20th March 2009, 15:50   #76
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All of you must have seen the pictures of our personal for v-8, in team bhp. Here is a piece of information on the heritage of the car. We are the first owners of this vehicle and still have the purchase voucher of the car dated back to 1932, not a xerox, the original.
That is wonderful. Can you share a scan of that reciept? What was the original old system registration number?

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Hi karl,
I shall scan and post the original voucher and papers, anything for an enthusiast
i will do in a couple of days
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I shall scan and post the original voucher and papers, anything for an enthusiast
i will do in a couple of days
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That's great, am looking forward to it.

Can you share some history of the Bentley? Was it ex-royalty? What was the earlier registration number?
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Hi Karl,

Here is some history on the mark 6. The car belonged to Maharaja Bhaya Cooch Behar, who happens to be maharani gayetri devi's brother. From there the car was gifted to Mr Suresh kumar ( a renowned businessman of calcutta and a motor sports enthusiast and collector as well as organiser) During this time the number of the car was WBC--8352.

Finally now the car is with Mr. Dharmaditya patnaik of bhubaneshwar. All this information about the past history was very kindly told to me by Mr. Rishi kumar, son of Mr. Suresh kumar(the previous owner to mr patnaik). I could never gather this information all on my own

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Hi, everyone,
This is what i was talking about yesterday, when i mentioned that we had restored two lancias with the same rims. This is the picture of the other di lambda which we restored. Its a 1926, it was in shambles when we got it. Car belonged to Mr pralladh agarwal of salanpur, wchich is located between assansol and dhanbad. Mr. wasif who is on team bhp, requested if i could put up the pictures with the same rims.
Any way the rims seems to be taking away the merits of good cars these days!!any way, these are the pics of the car, it was the sporty looking one with a fabulous rumbling exhaust. The front on view speciality was the split windshield. These are some of the pictures of the work that went into the car.
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This is the picture of the other di lambda which we restored. Its a 1926

These are some of the pictures of the work that went into the car.
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Wonderful, wonderful work

The transformation is amazing, such a beautiful car too

Please share more such stories!

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Hi, everyone,
This is what i was talking about yesterday, when i mentioned that we had restored two lancias with the same rims.
That is a very pretty looking body. Am I the only one who by now finds those rims quite easy on the eyes by now?
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Hi Karl and Aditya,
thank you so much for your comments of appreciation, will post more such pictures, of thorough restoration jobs.
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Hi Mr. Rajiv,

Wonderful restoration work of all the cars done by you. I wish you all the best and look forward to more pics of your cars. Your black Ford is great,
can we have engine pic, hope it is smooth running car.

Would love to visit your collection whenever possible.

Good Luck!
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Thank you chief, i will post the engine side pictures, yes the car is in very good condition from mechanical point of view. The plus being that since this was a first owner car for us the mechanicals are untampered, that always help.
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Rajiv:
Attached below is an Alfa Romeo with body work by James Young. The mouldings around the door line look very similar to the car you restored. The same source book (Alfa Romeo Milano by Frostick) also shows a very similar car by Castagna.

Were either one the original coachbuilders for the car you restored ? Cheers!

Do also post some rear views of the Lancia and the Cooch Behar Bentley MK VI if you could please!
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Hi,
I am honestly not sure which one was the coach builder, i will definitely try to let you know, and also try to post some bently and lancia rear view shots
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Hi Karl,

Here is some history on the mark 6. The car belonged to Maharaja Bhaya Cooch Behar, who happens to be maharani gayetri devi's brother. From there the car was gifted to Mr Suresh kumar ( a renowned businessman of calcutta and a motor sports enthusiast and collector as well as organiser) During this time the number of the car was WBC--8352.

Finally now the car is with Mr. Dharmaditya patnaik of bhubaneshwar. All this information about the past history was very kindly told to me by Mr. Rishi kumar, son of Mr. Suresh kumar(the previous owner to mr patnaik). I could never gather this information all on my own

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Rajiv:
Could you please confirm if this Bentley Mk VI is Park Ward DHC Chassis # B364BH; Engine # B182B ? Cheers
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That is a very pretty looking body. Am I the only one who by now finds those rims quite easy on the eyes by now?
You are not alone Karlos I think the Cartier car's cream wheel colour made it a bit too striking.

Rajiv this Lancia is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and a great job resurrecting the beauty
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Hi Friends,
You all must have seen the pictures of our personal 1949 cadillac v-8 on team bhp. I thought i must post the pictures of the car when we got it home for the first time. We have this car with us since 1997. A complete wreck as the pictures to follow will show you.
The first big fear with this car was that when we got it we were really scared because it is automatic transmission, it was lying neglected as a wreck for so long that we were really scared about the condition of the transmission.
The big piece of history about this car is that this was a victim of the riots in calcutta in which all cars at site were burnt, one could possibly see the bunt marks on the car. What the mob did was they opened the petrol tank lid of the cars and set fire to all the cars randomly. Luckily in the case of this car they couldnot find the opening to the tank because the petrol tank opening [that is where you fill the fuel from] is inside the left back light lid. The back light is in a lid form, it opens up and you fill fuel from there.
Thank god for that bit of designing of the car, it gave me the opportunity to own such a lovely car.

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