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Old 23rd July 2009, 22:44   #46
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Attached is another picture of a Wolseley-Siddley, somewhere 1908 to 1912, which has been restored by Mr. Manvendra Singh Barwani. I felt that she is very slightly over restored, the plate at the cowl need not have been made of brass. But other than that, a very pleasing car. Just compare the two!
Hmm......difficult to do so, considering that this car is yet to completed. But seems to be turning out into a really nice car, nice colour too. The white looks too regal and 'imperialistic'
I'd like to see more of her when she's all done, if feasible.
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Hmm......difficult to do so, considering that this car is yet to completed.

I'd like to see more of her when she's all done, if feasible.
The car was completed a long time back, has attended rallies too. Pictures are on the forum, can't find them though. WBA 2 I think.
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Attached is another picture of a Wolseley-Siddley, somewhere 1908 to 1912, which has been restored
Perhaps this particular car was too far gone to warrant a comprehensive restoration but seeing the end result I am even more convinced that the Nizam's cars barring one Napier which is slightly damaged really should be left as is. They are atleast ten times more impressive and true to their age in their present state which is a 100 year old look than this one all painted and polished and shiny, which to my eyes is so out of place and unnatural.

I am increasingly begining to understand Manvendra Singh's reiteration of late that increasingly world over cars preserved are more precious than ones restored to like new.

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Here is the Hyderabad car some years back when in Calcutta.

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Here is the blue Wolseley post resto.

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Here is the Hyderabad car some years back when in Calcutta.

Here is the blue Wolseley post resto.
Wow, both cars look great! Come to think of it, the white one does appear rather over-embellished with those Victorian "Queen's bust" on the fenders etc! And what about the history of the car then?
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Hmm......difficult to do so, considering that this car is yet to completed. But seems to be turning out into a really nice car, nice colour too. The white looks too regal and 'imperialistic'
I'd like to see more of her when she's all done, if feasible.

Here is a picture of the completed car. Quite sedate slightly overdone. Could not have been original as a lot of damage was done when converted to a temple car.
I dare say Mr. Barwani needs to be complemented on this restoration, I had seen the car before restoration.
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Here is a picture of the completed car. Quite sedate slightly overdone. Could not have been original as a lot of damage was done when converted to a temple car.
I dare say Mr. Barwani needs to be complemented on this restoration, I had seen the car before restoration.
Hi Harit

What is that yellow black sedan on the left. Also is that a Merc on the right, any pics of this and the yellow car ?

Also is this the famed Barwani works of Indore. Do post more pictures of this.
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Hi,
No, this is not in Indore but in Bangalore. The yellow car is a Sunbeam, the red one a Merc 320. You have recognised the indicator light. These cars are pictured in Bangalore rally threads.

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HAI the yellow &blackis the seven seater sunbeam is the ex santosh kadam car he also had an triumph herald station wagon
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What is that yellow black sedan on the left. Also is that a Merc on the right, any pics of this and the yellow car ?

Also is this the famed Barwani works of Indore. Do post more pictures of this.
These are from Dr. Prakash collection.
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Wow, both cars look great! Come to think of it, the white one does appear rather over-embellished with those Victorian "Queen's bust" on the fenders etc! And what about the history of the car then?
As far as I know from published reports.....

The "White" Golfers Coupe is ex- Maharaja of Bhagalpur and the "Blue" car is ex-Maharaja of Cooch Behar (which may explain the W. Bengal registration)
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Wow, both cars look great! Come to think of it, the white one does appear rather over-embellished with those Victorian "Queen's bust" on the fenders etc! And what about the history of the car then?
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Hi,
No, this is not in Indore but in Bangalore. The yellow car is a Sunbeam, the red one a Merc 320. You have recognised the indicator light. These cars are pictured in Bangalore rally threads.

Cheers harit
Can anyone confirm if the Yellow + Black Sunbeam is ex-Travancore ? Cheers

Sorry mods for "back to back". Can't seem to delete!

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As far as I know from published reports.....

The "White" Golfers Coupe is ex- Maharaja of Bhagalpur and the "Blue" car is ex-Maharaja of Cooch Behar (which may explain the W. Bengal registration)
I have a doubt about the origin of the blue Wolseley. It was definitely a temple car in Lucknow, before that no idea.
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Can anyone confirm if the Yellow + Black Sunbeam is ex-Travancore ? Cheers
Yes Sir, it is an ex Travancore car.

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HAI the yellow &blackis the seven seater sunbeam is the ex santosh kadam car he also had an triumph herald station wagon
Is this Sunbeam the same car which was with Mr. Gamesh Rao & family for so many years in Bangalore? If it is so , then I remember him saying that this car originally belonged to the Maharaja of Travancore!!!
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