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Old 4th June 2013, 20:30   #2701
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Hope this helps. Have even moved the neopn for a clear view of the grill. What car is this?

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Can be a 1934 Plymouth ? The grill is like I have seen it on some car here in India recently . Or 1934 Hudson

While the bumpers which troubled. Me came from a Reo as per image


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Hope this helps. Have even moved the neopn for a clear view of the grill. What car is this?

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Hi Sir,

Could it be a Graham? similar to the one in Bangalore.

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Old 5th June 2013, 23:39   #2703
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Could it be a Graham? similar to the one in Bangalore.

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You could be right . Image of the car attached ie Bangalore one
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A really lovely old pic. circa 1965 sent to me by tbhpian "ram" who was an active contributor to this section. That's him standing beside a 1962 Standard Companion then owned by his uncle who was an IAS officer based in MP. Ram had mentioned this car earlier in another thread.
The car was Litchfield Green with a grey interior (according to ram) and was bought new in Bhopal and travelled all over the state with his uncle during his transfers and was finally sold in Bhopal itself in 1969 when his uncle replaced it with a mark2 Amby.

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Hope this helps. Have even moved the neopn for a clear view of the grill. What car is this?

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Could be a Hansa as well ?

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Could be a Hansa as well ?
Hi Travancore,

But the car in the original pic does not seem to have the split windshield like the Hansa.

I was given a couple of glass slides with pictures a long time ago by a dear friend. I finally got around to scanning it with some backlighting and this is the best i could do with regards to quality. The first slide seems to be of a Talkies screening "Ben Hur", the arch reads "Elphinstone Biopic", the writing on the slides, say "Madras", do these places still exist?

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Someone, please identify the car in the second slide.

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Hope this helps. Have even moved the neopn for a clear view of the grill. What car is this?

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1934 Studebaker Commander. Is that right Haritji?
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1934 Studebaker Commander. Is that right Haritji?
This is a prefect match with the original. It is indeed a Studebaker Commander.
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...I was given a couple of glass slides with pictures a long time ago by a dear friend. I finally got around to scanning it with some backlighting and this is the best i could do with regards to quality. The first slide seems to be of a Talkies screening "Ben Hur", the arch reads "Elphinstone Biopic", the writing on the slides, say "Madras", do these places still exist? ......... Someone, please identify the car in the second slide. Thank you, Srinand.
I have some pictures concerning cinema in Madras of the 1920's too. Maybe this Elphinstome is a cinema which was pulled down. Maybe if you go back a couple of 100 posts you will find some pics. The car should be a Ford Model T 1917 onwards.
Now, please find a professional photographer or studio, and get these slides printed for preservation. They are deteriorating.

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1934 Studebaker Commander. Is that right Haritji?
Very good effort, and you know very well that you are right. I knew that all other guesses were wrong, its easy to compare with googling images. I kept quiet as I could not ID the car myself. Now to find that car Picture reposted for easy comparison, no need to turn pages.

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1934 Studebaker Commander. Is that right Haritji?
Well caught!

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Very good effort, and you know very well that you are right. I knew that all other guesses were wrong, its easy to compare with googling images. I kept quiet as I could not ID the car myself. Now to find that car Picture reposted for easy comparison, no need to turn pages.
So the car is indeed a Studebaker Commander, but the light blue picture posted by Prithvi made me remember the discussion we had earlier with Sulochana's similar car - a Commander Land Cruiser.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post1806118

And it was discussed yet again when an almost identical car appeared in the Trivandrum garages

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post2732506
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Well caught! So the car is indeed a Studebaker Commander, but the light blue picture posted by Prithvi made me remember the discussion we had earlier with Sulochana's similar car - a Commander Land Cruiser........
Interesting stuff here. It seems that there were two models, Commander and Land Cruiser.
This should be a Commander. The Land Cruiser is what I had put up before with Sulochana. But when one googles both models for images, similar cars appear for both. And none have stepneys on the mudguards. Which makes me wonder whether the cars seen in the images of google are Land Cruisers at all.
The first Land Cruiser bodies of 1934 were of Pierce Arrow origin.
Still searching for this car.

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Very interesting and fantastic to know that this car existed in Bombay

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HARIT thanks for posting the original image
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Hi,

I found one more of my dad and his Balilla. In the background is the Vidhana Soudha.

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Very interesting and fantastic to know that this car existed in Bombay Cheers ....HARIT thanks for posting the original image
Since we are having fun, here is one more. This was also a Bombay car, pre-1940. In the original photo less than half of the car is seen, and therefore a mirror image has been pasted on the right side (when looking at the photo) with a gap between to compensate for the missing portion. The width of the car is therefore approximate as this was not a mirror image. Image is small, less dbi, and was not the focus of the image, it was in the background. Image is small because the person who placed the mirror image kept it small, enlargement led to image being blurred. Even neon has been reduced in size.

So what do we have here? Duesy, Auburn, surely something above average.

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My guess would be its something of a 30-ish Cadillac or a Lincoln.
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