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Old 31st October 2009, 22:32   #136
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So, by the process of elimination, and help from friends and company records in Benard King's book on the MK VI, we can safely say (in interests of identification and documentation only)

WBE 1 - #B277MB Engine No: B338M Park Ward Fixed Head Coupe 1st owner HH Yuvarajah of Pithapuram

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MK VI Reg no. OR 05R 1 has to be:
#B6LJ Engine no: B3L 1952 Park Ward Drop Head Coupe 1st owner HH Prince of Berar
Thankx karl for that info.I shall try and confirm the engine and chassis number of the Bentley Mark VI Fixed Head Coupe.By the way apart from these two are there any more park ward Mark VI bentleys in India?
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Thanks Indrojit



So, by the process of elimination, and help from friends and company records in Benard King's book on the MK VI, we can safely say (in interests of identification and documentation only)

WBE 1 - #B277MB Engine No: B338M Park Ward Fixed Head Coupe 1st owner HH Yuvarajah of Pithapuram

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MK VI Reg no. OR 05R 1 has to be:
#B6LJ Engine no: B3L 1952 Park Ward Drop Head Coupe 1st owner HH Prince of Berar
Is this confirmed as the car is claimed to be from Cooch Behar by the restorer.

Could they be two different cars ?
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Old 1st November 2009, 16:38   #138
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Great that the resto on the Mercedes is on. Once done it will truly be spectacular. Do keep us posted.

What car is this, visible behind the Mercedes?

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Hi I found more pics of this car on this forum.
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Is this confirmed as the car is claimed to be from Cooch Behar by the restorer.
After a little more detective work I think there is a correction to my last post.

OR 05R 1 is
Chassis no #B364BH Engine no. B182B 1948 Nov Park Ward DHC Maharajah of Cooch Bihar

Mr Ghosh, can you share some pictures of OR 05 R 1 (nee WBC 8352) in as-recieved condition?
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Here are a few photos I took when I was over at Bumpu "Sir Car" Sircar's Works Monday.

The Citron is going to be ready for the Statesman Rally being held weekend of January 11th. The engine is a work of art and I would be happy, space permitting, to have sitting as a piece of Sculpture in my living room. They were out on a 5 km run to check it out, sounded awesome and once put back together and all polished should be a show stopper! He made up a new wiring harness and then had it woven as it would have come out of the factory. Lots attention to small details!

The Ford is being customized to look like a Ranchero, should be interesting!
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The Citron is going to be ready for the Statesman Rally being held weekend of January 11th. The engine is a work of art and I would be happy, space permitting, to have sitting as a piece of Sculpture in my living room.
Lots attention to small details!

The Ford is being customized to look like a Ranchero, should be interesting!
I love the citroen engine too!

And even the Ford Ranchero conversion seems to be turning out real good, now this is what I'd call a professional job!
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I spent a great day at Bumpu Sircar's works yesterday and took these photos, and fell in with this Fiat 500.
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A picture of our mercedes in the statesman rally 1994
Indrojit,
Is this you sitting in the back seat?
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What is that car to teh right of the Fiat in the first picture ....is it an MG
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Here are a few photos I took when I was over at Bumpu "Sir Car" Sircar's Works Monday.

The Citron is going to be ready for the Statesman Rally being held weekend of January 11th. The engine is a work of art and I would be happy, space permitting, to have sitting as a piece of Sculpture in my living room. They were out on a 5 km run to check it out, sounded awesome and once put back together and all polished should be a show stopper! He made up a new wiring harness and then had it woven as it would have come out of the factory. Lots attention to small details!
John,

I had been driven in a Citroen Traction Avant sometime in early 2000 in Shipbur, by the owner's son; the owner was a lawyer named Mukherjee, who wanted to sell it to a car lover. I am wondering if this Traction Avant is the same one. I am not a 100% sure, but am fairly certain that it was an LHD. That Avant was black and in pristine condition.

Do you think a word from Mr. Sircar or Indrojeet might clarify?

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Indrojit,
Is this you sitting in the back seat?
John
No that is not me.That is my father's friend's son.Believe it or not i have never sat in that car or see it move ever in my life.I for the first time saw the car start last year in june.


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What is that car to teh right of the Fiat in the first picture ....is it an MG
Yes wasif that is the white MG TC come for some work.

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John,

I had been driven in a Citroen Traction Avant sometime in early 2000 in Shipbur, by the owner's son; the owner was a lawyer named Mukherjee, who wanted to sell it to a car lover. I am wondering if this Traction Avant is the same one. I am not a 100% sure, but am fairly certain that it was an LHD. That Avant was black and in pristine condition.

Do you think a word from Mr. Sircar or Indrojeet might clarify?

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That car is still there in calcutta and comes for the rally till what i had last heard.This is not the same car.This is a car which has alot of history behind it.This the car which used to raced in the barakpur races.
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What is that car to teh right of the Fiat in the first picture ....is it an MG
MG- TC in for some transmission work.
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I found some old pics recently so i thought it would be worth sharing them with you.

This is a pic of my mercedes benz stuttgart special version of when it was stripped down and restored in the 80's.This was a daily runner then and was a regular at the statesman.Hope you guys enjoy the picture.
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I also found a pic of the 1934 mercedes benz 130H when it was restored the first time in the 90's before it was done up again last year.Here's the pic
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Awsome thread , superb restoring works
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