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Old 19th June 2013, 21:07   #2731
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I often browse prewarcar.com and its sister post war section, and today's feature showed an interesting 'Allstate' sold by Sears. Basically a badge engineered Kaizer Frazer Henry J, which is a little more familiar, though still quite obscure to me.

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http://www.prewarcar.com/postwarclas...444444444.html

The car looked very familiar, and I remember it from a 2010 post by salman, quoted below

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Enclosed are 3 more pics , one is of WBD8775 another one is of an older WBA 1771 (do not know the make ) and the hird is as yet an unidentified car.
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I think we finally have a match, though it is more likely to be the Henry J.
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Great work Karlos !

I have some more pics to share , let me fire up the scanner.

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Gandhi/Shimla/1945
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Coolie woman/Mumbai/1948
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Saira Banu
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Thirsty Man/1920
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Not much has changed/1967
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Coolie woman/Mumbai/1948
Sirjee, are you quite sure it said 1948?? If you look at the background car, unless I'm mistaken it looks like a '54 dukkar, one of your brownie's siblings!
So this photo would have been well into the mid 50s!
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What car ?
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The lovely Saira Banu appears to be perched atop an early Honda roadster. Never seen one in India.

Here is a reference image, incidentally the car was Jensen Button's at one time.

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Sirjee, are you quite sure it said 1948??
So this photo would have been well into the mid 50s!
Can be 1958 also. The guys posting on website of www.OLDPHOTOS.IN missed a decade somewhere.

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The lovely Saira Banu appears to be perched atop an early Honda roadster. Never seen one in India.
Here is a reference image, incidentally the car was Jensen Button's at one time.
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Damn they had ADOBE PHOTOSHOP in those days too??? !!! ???

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They had ADOBE PHOTOSHOP in those days too?
Just because I haven't seen one doesn't mean anything. There could certainly have been a couple around, or this could be shot abroad. I remember a couple of similar Datsuns being discussed.
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What car ?
Daimler DB 18 ? It's English for sure
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Found this picture on Facebook in the "Paigah's of Hyderabad" group.

Its outside Falaknuma Palace, can anyone identify the cars ???? The first car looks like an early Ghost

Looks like it was taken on the visit of British royalty
Can this be a Mercedes SSK ? Any large image
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Can this be a Mercedes SSK ? Any large image

I doubt it's an SSK because the windscreen is too tall, not likely for a convertible SSK. I thought it was already concluded that its a RR. The car behind looks like a Daimler going by the radiator grill.
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This picture of KEM hospital in Pune appeared in a recent issue of Citadel magazine.

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Can the car be identified? The 'crown' motif on the radiator grille and mascot does bear some resemblance to the Nizam's, but cannot confirm.
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This picture of KEM hospital in Pune appeared in a recent issue of Citadel magazine.

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Can the car be identified? The 'crown' motif on the radiator grille and mascot does bear some resemblance to the Nizam's, but cannot confirm.
This type of "Imperial" crown is usually seen on the Viceroy / Province / Presidency Governor's cars.
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Since we are having fun, here is one more. This was also a Bombay car, pre-1940. In the original photo ...So what do we have here? Duesy, Auburn, surely something above average. Cheers harit
Hello! Suggestions are pending as to the identity of the car.

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Here is an another angle. The front axle of the bus broke and he came in his truck to repair it. ......Cheers KPS
If you look closely at the picture, it is not the front axle which is broken, but the wooden wheel. That is why it looks so severe. Probably he would have just changed the wheel and later had the spokes repaired.

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Coolie woman/Mumbai/1948
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Thirsty Man/1920
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Coolie woman was probably photographed on DN Road opposite the old Handloom House.
Thirsty man is a desprate situation. Actually Mumbai had a number of these watering holes, and they were meant mainly for horses. Today there is one after the petrol pump next to the Ambulance place opposit Metro Cinema, another one near PM Road, again one near Excelleny restaurant in Fort area. I doubt that they still work, but they are decorative.

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Can be 1958 also. The guys posting on website of www.OLDPHOTOS.IN missed a decade somewhere. Damn they had ADOBE PHOTOSHOP in those days too??? !!! ???
Raab rakha.
Please remeber that some films were shot abroad even in the 1960's. Though foreign exchange was scarce and generally not given for such purpose, I believe that movies were shot in Tokyo, Paris etc. This photo could have been taken during one such trip, if no such Honda came to India.

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This type of "Imperial" crown is usually seen on the Viceroy / Province / Presidency Governor's cars.
I have somewhere such a crown with me, will post a picture when I find it.

Cheers harit

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A bus on a hill. Appears to be a bit different, an International? The bus behind is a Chevy.

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