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Old 28th January 2011, 01:35   #181
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Hi Yash, what a coincidence that you spotted Nitin uncles Packard.
This car came from Lucknow, was in Bandra with German Motors from where Nitinbhai bought her. I saw the registration book there, the car had spent time in Karachi and came back to India before partition. Even in Karachi the registration was BMW.
I had put up a picture of this car when she was black and the radiator shell was removed.
Very nice restoration by Mr. Vakil in Pune.

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Indeed a coincidence/incidence that the car was parked there when I had gone to submit the rally forms. I did check with Mr. Dossa that the car was not bought from German Motors but given to them for restoration. Hopefully she should be there for the event on Sunday.

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Old 28th January 2011, 08:23   #182
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Spotted this beautiful 1938 Packard One Twenty at Churchgate yesterday.

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Yash thanks for sharing. Its a 1939 Packard Eight (referred so this year) also popularly known as the 120.

The gear shift moved up to the column for 1939. I have an identical car. Do please let the owner know that the bumper guards are fixed the wrong way, they need to be inverted and also the coil should be along the engine just a bolt away from centre point (along the centre head bolts). The original coil has the cable running directly to the switch.

Lovely car and nice to see it maintained so well.

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Old 28th January 2011, 10:24   #183
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Indeed a coincidence/incidence that the car was parked there when I had gone to submit the rally forms. I did check with Mr. Dossa that the car was not bought from German Motors but given to them for restoration. Hopefully she should be there for the event on Sunday. Kind Regards Yash
Hi Yash,
Sorry, but the facts are 100% wrong. The Packard was purchased by Papu of German Motors from Lucknow. He himself showed me the registration book. Later on it was to be restored there, whether that eventually happened I do not know. When you give a car for restoration you do not give the books, specially when it is so easy for them to be lost.
There was also a 1947 Rover which was for sale. Nitin uncle did not buy it, then the car went to chor bazar from where Nitin uncle then bought it and had it sent to Pen. That car has gone into the ground.
Ofcourse this Packard will be there at the event on Sunday, the entrance fees must have paid!

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Old 19th May 2011, 23:55   #184
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Looks like an another great barn find in India. Got these pics from the Packard facebook page. IMO the cars shouldnt be fully restored , just a little touch up and clean up should do it.
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Wow, that convertible sedan needs to find it's way to my garage, beautiful! And I agree, just clean them up a little bit, make sure the mechanicals are dependable, and drive them like they are.
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Spectacular - are there more similar cars in their garages? Its every collectors dream to have a matching pair of hardtop and softtop. They really shouldn't continue to remain exposed to the elements though.
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Wow fantastic. Both are 1940 and appear to have been bought as a pair, and look to be the senior 160 series. There are more cars in the Faridkot collection, pictures haven't surfaced yet
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The 1940 160's would have the very desirable 9 main 356 engine, one of the best engines that Packard made. Hydraulic lifters and 160 HP, with tons of torque. I have a '47 356 that I'm planning on putting in my '48 coupe, should make a nice little hotrod.
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DKG - I am sure like you have a big smile on this snap !


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Wow fantastic. Both are 1940 and appear to have been bought as a pair, and look to be the senior 160 series. There are more cars in the Faridkot collection, pictures haven't surfaced yet
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DKG - I am sure like you have a big smile on this snap !
You know me well !

These should be part of the Maharwal Khewaji Trust. Apart from these beauties there should be 4 Jeeps, 2 Jags, a Rolls, Bentley, a Vanguard, a Daimler and 2 other cars as reported in a article some years ago. The cars escaped a fire that gutted some of the building where these cars were housed in Simla. They were to have been shifted back to Faridkot
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Nice cars indeed. By the looks of the stones supporting the front of the Sedan they are being stored in the open ! Not a good idea specially for such nice cars.

DKG ...please tell more about the other cars, what kind of Jaguars, Bentley and Daimler are there ?
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please tell more about the other cars, what kind of Jaguars, Bentley and Daimler are there ?
Wasif all these cars used to be in Mashobra, Shimla where they must have been used by the family. Atleast that is what I had read in the media. Just about the time when a decision was taken to shift the cars a fire had gutted a large part of the building where the cars were kept, luckily all escaped with no damage. Subsequently they were shifted back to Faridkot. I also believe there was some litigation as the cars are a part of a trust and some people in the family wanted them out of the trust control I think. Eventually they remained in the trust. All this is information I read in media a few years ago. If these media reports are inaccurate then I stand corrected if I got any of this wrong. I don't know much about what model all the cars were. Interestingly the media had reported these Packards as late 40's so I never pursued the details, but am now delighted they are 40. Very art deco styling of these cars. The 40-42 Packards until the clipper came along had a different charm of their own. Less grand but quite stylish
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This is a 110 , 1939 Sedan. In pretty original condition to date. Another one for DKG records

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1939 Sedan. In pretty original condition to date.
Nice car. Its a 1940
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Does any one know the restoration status of Vijay Mallya's Twin Six?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post1551814

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