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Old 26th May 2008, 09:19   #136
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This precious human being had challenges, I hope he survived, he would have had a Mother and Father, Brothers and Sisters, Uncles and Aunts, I hope they loved him and cared for him as best as they could.
The guy possibly is from one of the tribal communities who by choice wear minimal clothing Given his physique he seems to have had a caring father and mother and siblings

PS I am assuming all this as he's actually admiring this weird contraption which you never see in forests. Wondering what kind of an animal.

He's surely not a beggar as there's no one in the car. What say my dear Watson??

This photograph deserves an award

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Old 26th May 2008, 09:26   #137
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Wasnt this picture put up earlier? We identified the car as a Railton. I think the original caption said something about him being mentally challenged. A superb photo indeed.
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Old 27th May 2008, 13:25   #138
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Here is a pic of our lhd cj3b. Had stopped to have a look at some antelope being driven of agriculture land by a farmer with his long barrel muzzleloader.

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the original print is 13"x19" b&w with very nice tones. B&w photo taken in feb 2008 by mark proctor
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Here is a pic of our lhd cj3b. Had stopped to have a look at some antelope being driven of agriculture land by a farmer with his long barrel muzzleloader.

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the original print is 13"x19" b&w with very nice tones. B&w photo taken in feb 2008 by mark proctor
Beautiful. Is this the same Jeep you still have and recently recommisioned?
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Is this the same Jeep you still have and recently recommisioned?
karl, its the same jeep. A friend is restoring a kaiser jeep for us in jaipur.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...-cj3b-4wd.html

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Dear Karl

Great Work.

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Here are some pics that were scanned some time back from my grandfathers collection of photographs.

I dont really know much about the cars... so do share your views.

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Thank you Rehaan for sharing such a nice and valuable photo's with us.
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Lovely pictures Rehaan, your family had a fine collection of cars. Thanks for sharing
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My guess on a few that Rehaan posted:

BYA 3277 - Ford Model A
BMY 3742 - Buick eight

BMY 1363 - Austin?
BMY 8065 - Opel?
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Here are some pics that were scanned some time back from my grandfathers collection of photographs.

I dont really know much about the cars... so do share your views.
Wow, those are superb Rehaan! As you must have noticed, invariably all Parsi families make sure they have the family car in most photos.

Pic 1 appears to be the rear end of a Ford Model A, late 20s to very early 30s.

Pic 2 is something american, probably a Chrysler. Can some of the experts tell us more?

Pic 3 is a genuine early Rolls Royce, possibly a Silver Ghost! Note the spare wheel placement right in the middle.

Pic 4 is a lovely 46-48 Pontiac.

Pic 5 and 10 is a 46-48 Buick 8, amongst my all time favorites. The number looks familiar, the car might survive. Probably shot in Lonavala/Mahabaleshwar etc.

Pic 6 and 7 is a Vauxhall, probably late 30s early 40s.

Pic 8 is a large English car, might be a Standard.

pic 9 is a 46-48 Mercury

The last picture appears to be a 46-48 Plymouth.

Keem 'em comin!
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Pic 5 and 10 is a 46-48 Buick 8, amongst my all time favorites. The number looks familiar, the car might survive. Probably shot in Lonavala/Mahabaleshwar etc.
The car appears to be a 47 as it seems to have a white steering. The 48's had a black steering and the mascot ring had a cross bar as they tended to breakoff on the previous year cars
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Awesome. Thanks for that info guys.

As i said earlier, im not entirely sure who is in the photographs (and for that matter - who the cars belong to).

Karlos - if that buick 8 is still around do let me know!

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(and this one is another pic of what karlos identified as a Rolls)
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And i included this pic because i thought it was pretty groovy >>

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And i included this pic because i thought it was pretty groovy
Very groovy indeed!

The convertible is probably a Ford V8, mid 30s.
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Here are some pics that were scanned some time back from my grandfathers collection of photographs. cya R

Lovely photographs of your family's cars, Rehaan. There's something about these sepia pics, and if there's an automobile in there, so much the better!

My two bits..

Pic 2 - As Karl said, "is something american, probably a Chrysler." I just can't pin it, Chrysler, yes, quite likely, but is it a little small for that? Is it too big for a Chevy, or a Dodge? Could it also not be American at all? Dunno. just can't get it - it's there almost at the tip, and have seen something like this in the flesh, at the rallies in Delhi. Looked up books, the net - disc wheels, the rear-hinged back door, the waist-line, not one pic where all are in there together! Tried off-beat ones like the Graham Paige, Essex, Erskine - no joy. Lovely car though, could someone tell what make?

Pic 4 - Truly regal, these Pontiacs - Torpedo/Silver Streak. Always wanted one.

Pic 6 and 7 - Vauxhall 10, the pre-war dies continued well through the blitz and afterwards, so is this probably a 46?

Pic 8 - The "large English car", could it be a 36-37 Humber Snipe? Or a Sunbeam Talbot? More likely the former, but quite certainly from the Rootes stable. Personally, I like this the most of all the cars here.

The last picture appears to be a 48 Plymouth Special Deluxe.

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