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Old 19th June 2014, 19:28   #241
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I only have a photograph of the Packard that you mention, BWP 120 body No. 186534, engine No. 182381...and the V16.
Yes Sir, this is exactly the car, BWP 120. Lovely picture never seen by me before. Do you have order sheets etc giving the specifications and special instructions. It is a very are right hand drive car. Thank you very much.
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The Aga Khan's Packard Eight

courtesy: Detroit Historical Society

http://detroithistorical.wordpress.c...ght-limousine/

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The Aga Khan's Packard Eight

courtesy: Detroit Historical Society

http://detroithistorical.wordpress.c...ght-limousine/

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Very strange appearance of the Radiator slats on this ? Looks something home made.

Where was the car stationed any idea ?
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The Aga Khan's Packard Eight courtesy: Detroit Historical Society
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Lovely find. I visited the site and there is this text:

Owning a Packard automobile maybe have been the height of style and elegance in the United States, but they were also popular across the world. In Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, Packard’s quality craftsmanship was enjoyed by many. One prominent owner was Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, also known as His Holiness the Aga Khan III, an honorary title given to the leader of the of the Nizari Ismaili Muslim Community. .........At the age of twenty he was made a “Knight of the Indian Empire” by Queen Victoria of England. He was also made Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire by Edward VII in 1902, and a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India by George V in 1912. Some of his other accomplishments include being a founding member of the All-India Muslim league ...........In 1928 Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah the Aga Khan III visited the Aimila Automobile Company in Bombay, India. There he purchased a Packard Eight Limousine from Packard salesman H.C. Mitha.
- Edras Rodriguez-Torres, Wayne State University Graduate Student

Ever heard of Aimila Automobile Company in Bombay? I always thought that it was only Dadajee. Maybe someone knows how to ask the source for more info.

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Very strange appearance of the Radiator slats on this ? Looks something home made.

Where was the car stationed any idea ?
It appears the shutters were made by the Pines Winter Front Company of Chicago.

picture courtesy: theoldmotor.com
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=6185

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A Presidential Packard with the same shutters ; and a description of the shutters can be seen here:

http://www.kitfoster.com/carport/2009/01/staying-warm/


Why the Aga Khan needed it in Bombay is beyond me. The Aga Khan car also seems to sport a Packard Hood Ornament AND a Motometer!

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It appears the shutters were made by the Pines Winter Front Company of Chicago.
The Winter Front came in "toy" sizes too! Here is a pedal Packard sporting one.

courtesy: Making of Michigan

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Excerpts of Dadajee Dhackjee Packard advertisements from the 1930's.

"Ask the WO-Man Who Owns One"

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Finally found a few nice images of the " Pines Automobile Winter Front " interesting accessory

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I haven't checked to see if this is indeed a Packard. Previous "Birla" Packards have been white.

courtesy: LIFE, 1942

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I haven't checked to see if this is indeed a Packard. Previous "Birla" Packards have been white.

courtesy: LIFE, 1942

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It does look to be a 41 120
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Two Bahawalpur Packards
The Nawab of Bahawalpur, Sadiq Mohammad Khan Abbasi V, on tour with two Packard Roadsters during the construction of Sutlej Valley Project barrages and canal colonies in Bahawalpur State, 1930-31.
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Two Bahawalpur Packards
The Nawab of Bahawalpur, Sadiq Mohammad Khan Abbasi V, on tour with two Packard Roadsters during the construction of Sutlej Valley Project barrages and canal colonies in Bahawalpur State, 1930-31.
Fabulous cars and pictures. Thanks for sharing. Any more pictures of these cars?

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Packard Clipper Deluxe 1947 - straight eight cylinder , Dungarpur mews collection.

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Picture courtesy : Kirti Kumari (Dungarpur)
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A Dadajee Dhackjee Clipper Advertisement from The Onlooker, 1946

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The visit of H.M. the King Saud Bin Masjid Abdulaziz Al Saud of Suadi Arabia to India, November, December, 1955. Crowd gather on the roadsides greeting H.M. the King Saud on his arrival in Aligarh on December 2, 1955
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