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Old 15th December 2016, 11:52   #121
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Here is an ad for the Panchgani Motor Service in erstwhile Poona that appeared in a book about the Parsi community's contribution to sports in India dated 1934. I remember reading this name elsewhere in the past but cannot make the connection at this point.

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I remember reading this name elsewhere in the past but cannot make the connection at this point.
Whoops, turns out I had posted it not too long ago here

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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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Interestingly no automobile brands listed!
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Srinand posted this lovely photo here

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I believe Madras Motors were also part of the local operations of Royal Enfield? Can any of our Madras friends tell us more? Note the George Oakes building alongside.
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Cross posting an old post that I came across today, a couple of pages from The Poona Guide and Directory from the 1920s

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post3054877

Two ads of interest are N Mehta & Co, East Street, which also advertises cars on hire for long distance
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The other is Mody & Co, East Street, selling such strange bikes as "Norton, Wooler, Hobart & Metrotyler Motorcycles and Milford and Montgomery sidecars"!

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A 15 H.P Fiat Cabriolet was bought for Rs. 9500/- in 1912 by Kumar Shri Amrawala of Thana Devli.

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The Motor house (Gujarat ) Limited, were distributors for Ford cars , trucks & Fordson tractors in Gujarat & Kathiawar.

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Royal Motor car company, were distributors for Hansa-cars for Kathiawar.

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From a 1956 booklet of the Deccan Motor-Cycle Sports Club

We see that Dadajee Dhackjee were the agents for AJS motorcycles, Imperial Motors for Triumph, Metro Motors for Matchless and F K Irani for Jawa in Pune

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couple of dealerships from Rajkot and Bombay
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Chanced upon these two period images of Metro Motors, Bombay. The building still stands, and is still a car dealership, presently for Mercedes.

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Came across a very interesting item - what appear to be glass slides/plates used in a printing process probably.

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They list out the following dealerships
  • Triangular Motors, Sandhurst Bridge, Bombay
  • Booley's Garage, 37 South Parade, Bangalore
  • Rajagopal Motor Works, 1, Lang's Garden Road, Madras
  • G McKenzie & Co Ltd, 208 Lower Circular Road, Calcutta
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Alcock, Ashdown & Co ltd, Bombay were the sole agents for Thornycroft in Bombay and also assembled Thornycrofts and Albions.
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It is an ad for Fiat dating to the late teens or early 20s.

Dealers are mentioned as[list][*] Bombay - A. Hyland Ltd, Hughes Road.
The adv. in Gujarati
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These ads were recently shared on the super Bygone Bangalore facebook page. Sharing here

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Probably little known by most of us, Bombay Cycle & Motor Agency were also agents for pre-war Triumph cars

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The whole leaflet can be seen here
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