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Old 12th November 2015, 13:04   #91
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An ad for the 1938 Pontiac. Primary dealers in this ad were Metro Motors, and subsidiaries were Dhanna Ram Heeralal and Son, and Western Indian States Motors.

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Some more locations for the Bombay Garage in this advertisement for the 1947 Fleetmaster

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Here is an ad from the Times of India Annual 1941, listing out agents for the Willys in pre-partition India.

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Snippets from the birth of the fabulous Landmasters
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Snippets from the birth of the fabulous Landmasters
Understandably, this made my day

Note the Studebaker truck grilles stacked up in the back, and the Studebaker tie the gentleman proudly sports.
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Here are some cool dealer badges spotted on cars at the recent Jaipur rally

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Walford's from Calcutta (can't recall which car it was fitted to)

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The International Automobiles Allahabad on an early 30s Dodge

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Walter Locke & Co. (Calcutta, Lahore, Delhi, & Rawalpindi) on an Erskine

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Pearey Lal & Sons (Delhi and Rawalpindi) on a late 1930s Plymouth.
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Some old pictures of Sanghi Motors here:

http://www.sanghicars.com/history.html
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Dealers for Royal Enfield listed here

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The Kaka motor car company was supposedly the sole agent for Datsun cars, the postcard is from 1936.


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Note they were writing to Renault - today one big happy family 80 years later
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The 1939 Dodge came from Addison & Co. Ltd. (I assume Madras)
An envelope from Addison & co. Ltd., Madras

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Have shared a couple of insightful ads here from 1929

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post4011227

The first is a rare Elcar, advertised by

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The Eastern Automobile Company,
Kantilal House,
New Queens Road
Mumbai
The second is a Chevy advertisement, by

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The Bombay Garage, Band Stand, Chowpatty, Mumbai.

Telegraph - "friendship"
Phone - 42026

Poona, Nagpur, Ahmedabad and Dhulia
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Here is a 1940s (?) Triumph Saloon who's pics I came across, reportedly in the Baroda family from new. Note the dealer plaque on the dash reading "Supplied by Panchgani Motor Service Poona". Never come across this name before.

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Here is a 1940s (?) Triumph Saloon who's pics I came across, reportedly in the Baroda family from new. Note the dealer plaque on the dash reading "Supplied by Panchgani Motor Service Poona". Never come across this name before.

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Here is a bit more on the car (Triupmh 1800, 1946) from the owner:

https://www.facebook.com/Jeetendrasi...03652673782234
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Came across this tiny ad for Land Rover Station Wagons, have not seen these advertised before. The dealer is Motors India Ltd, Sleater Road, Bombay.

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