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Old 13th July 2017, 17:42   #136
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Here is a paper clipping of an ad for the Rugby car - the agents were Hillsawyer & Co.

I think one car was known to survive, not sure where it is now.

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Another new Rugby car.

One heartwinning masterpiece of workmanship.
Bigger, stronger and more luxurious.
Touring Motor
Price Rs. 3000/-.
1 Tonne Truck
Chasis (Lorry)
Price Rs. 3200/- six speed.
Absolutely new Radiator, new type of body, and attractive beauty.
Sole Agents:
Hillsawyer & Co. Ltd.
8 New Queens Road, Mumbai.

While inquiring about the motor car, please mention that it is from the advertisement in the Diwali Issue of "vis Mi Sadi"(Twentieth Century).
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Coronation Motors, Cutch and Saurashtra were dealers for Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam-talbot, Commer & Karrier commercial vehicles.
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Couple of dealers from South India
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This dealer plate for J Williams is seen on a 1948 Hindustan 10. I had no idea that the dealership for Hindustan Motors went that far back, they were operational till maybe 5 years ago.

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Incidentally a senior gentleman running a 100 year old workshop (since deceased) had mentioned that his father had imported a Bentley for Mr. J Williams himself back in the day.
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This dealer plate for J Williams is seen on a 1948 Hindustan 10. I had no idea that the dealership for Hindustan Motors went that far back, they were operational till maybe 5 years ago.
I normally pass by their premises on East St. in Camp a few times a week & did so this afternoon. I always gaze wistfully at that place because I know it has an automobile and CV history that goes back in time like the other well known Mahindra dealer Silver Jubilee Motors.

J Williams seem to have started a 3M franchise but it's now shut. Is this permanent? Do you have any news about the Parsi owner (cannot recall the name) who stays/stayed at Koregaon Park? He used to drive a red Mitsubishi Lancer IIRC.

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Incidentally a senior gentleman running a 100 year old workshop (since deceased) had mentioned that his father had imported a Bentley for Mr. J Williams himself back in the day.
Sad to see J Williams close down.
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