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Old 11th April 2012, 19:22   #2236
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I was referring to the KLT 1234 - which was owned by G Chettan's dad - VPNN.

That was of a Brown/Ash-Beige shade.

I do remember 501 as well.

1234 also was sold to some one in Chennai - as a result of the first huge hike in petrol prices in India which was in the early 1970s where Petrol went up from around INR 1.25/litter to circa INR 3/litter in Trivandrum.

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KLT-501 is still in the ladys name as per KERALA RTO records and KLT-1234 in the son's name you have mentioned above
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Nice picture looks like an army cantonement seen all over India.

What was Omar Khayyam, and where was this?

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Hi Sir,

Omar Khayyam was an author who wrote a book called "Rubaiyat" which was a collection of poems, remember this name as it was frequently mentioned at home by my aunts when i was young, there must be a copy of the book somewhere at home. Confirmed the same with a search in google as well. May be it was some kind of a play based on the book, thats how it looks like in the picture. My two bits.

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Nawab Malik Zulfiqar Wali Khan, Lal kothi, Barielly

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Nawab Malik Zulfiqar Wali Khan, Lal kothi, Barielly

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Ford V-8 ? Maybe I just showing my ignorance!

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KLT-501 is still in the ladys name as per KERALA RTO records and KLT-1234 in the son's name you have mentioned above
The lady also had a 1948 Cadillac (KLT-690 ? or some 3 number combination of those). Car was sold in Bangalore by her nephew in the late 70's / early 80's. In fact, KLT-501 was bought to replace it, after uncle died and she did not want to be associated with the car.

I was just born too late to have saved some of these family beauties

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Prem,

I was referring to the KLT 1234 - which was owned by G Chettan's dad - VPNN.

That was of a Brown/Ash-Beige shade.

Ram
Ram,
I knew exactly which Chevy you were referring to. In fact I think I have seen both cars side by side (unless my old brain is now playing tricks on me).

KLT-501 holds special memories, Dad learned to drive in it, besides driver Sankara Pillai. I remember crushing my younger brother's fingers between those massive doors!

My Mom's side also had a 1951/52 - should have been registered KLR-something. It was black and spent most of the time at their estates in Kanjirapally and Devikulam. Again sold mid-70's.
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My father on his Vespa 150. Delhi registered scooter in Jammu.
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Ford , nice back ground . Stylish Nawab
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While looking for info on 1937 Darbhanga RR in the Deoghar Ashram, came across this pics of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra with his Hudson.
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Is there any Kerala conection to this picture ?

The picture could be of a participant of the "Puli Kali" (Tiger/Leopard Play) of Kerala, which is performed in Central & North Kerala during Onam festival and in Southern Kerala during Muharrum as well....The Car - It looks like a 1949 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe . It reminds me of a similar car ....Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe Ram
Thanks Ram, some knowledge gained

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........This picture puzzles me, the print is reverse, but was this something to do with fancy dress or tribals? Cheers harit
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Harit, nice picture, but need a mirror to view!
Hi travancore, I did notice! And hopefully this car is one of those mentioned in the posts above.

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Did you notice the war paint on the fenders? It seems that cars upto UP had war paint on mudguards, also in Agra as seen on a Morris I posted in another thread, Kolkata was not the only place to have this.

This is a Bedford bus, Ceylon Tours were quite popular for touring Sri Lanka.
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My father on his Vespa 150. Delhi registered scooter in Jammu.
Great picture. There is something poetic about pictures of men / women in uniform!!!
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Harit, nice picture, but need a mirror to view!
See the flipped picture - now its right side and only Harits wm is now wrong.

OK from this we can see its a RHD. So its not 1234 as it was a LHD. I don't remember about 501 though (ll this assuming its a TVM/Kerala Picture)

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See the flipped picture - now its right side and only Harits wm is now wrong.

OK from this we can see its a RHD. So its not 1234 as it was a LHD. I don't remember about 501 though (ll this assuming its a TVM/Kerala Picture)

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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KLT-501 was RHD. It did not have the sun visor though (at least when I used to see it). It did have rear wheel spats.
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OK, the Chevy picture in correct perspective. I was forced to learn about flipping an image, its so easy.

These two pictures are a puzzle, some tantric rituals, or what? And the car may be a pre war Morris?

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Found this Pic somewhere on net
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This car (at the time of the photograph) belonged to Mr. Satya Deo Singh, Director of the Octavius Steel Company Ltd. of Dhanbad.

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