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Old 11th March 2014, 10:32   #2971
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Amazingly good and nostalgic pictures, KPS. Thanks

Pardon my total ignorance. However, I do not think that at least the first two pictures are a Bentley - an Alvis Sports Saloon perhaps ? The third one is not Bentley either. Cheers
I Completely agree with you. The flying stork/cormorant mascot is a give away that it indeed is an Alvis in the first 2 photos. The third car could possibly be an Alvis too.
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The pic tagged as an MG looks really more like a pre war SS Tourer to me

Also the Bentley is certainly not a 1952 model more so mid to late thirties are you sure it was a Bentley as it too looks like an Alvis.

I remember seeing the silver car in their display window whenever I visited Bangalore but cant recollect what make it was. That bar connecting the headlamps is an Alvis touch

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De Havilland on Calcutta Maidan 1920s or 30s. It was the first aeroplane ever to arrive in Calcutta.
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Amazingly good and nostalgic pictures, KPS. Thanks

Pardon my total ignorance. However, I do not think that at least the first two pictures are a Bentley - an Alvis Sports Saloon perhaps ? The third one is not Bentley either. Cheers
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I Completely agree with you. The flying stork/cormorant mascot is a give away that it indeed is an Alvis in the first 2 photos. The third car could possibly be an Alvis too.
Could be an Alvis. I never knew that they owned a Alvis too, though they having the Bentley is known to all.

This was the narration given for this car
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My grandmother Gwen Webb with 1952 Bentley, which we still have.
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Can anyone identify the car ?

Shows Mr. Chavan and the Prime Minister of Norway at Bombay in 1958.

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Can anyone identify the car ?

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I think that's the Pontiac cabrio, the State car. Harit had shared a picture earlier

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I think that's the Pontiac cabrio, the State car. Harit had shared a picture earlier

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Thanks Karl!

In Harit's picture, the badging on the trunk / boot seems to indicate a 1951 model, but the chrome spears on the lower door and fenders indicate a 1952.

Maybe there was something unique that was series specific; or for export cars (though this seems to be LHD).

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Not once in my life have I seen a '48 Chevrolet Woodside station wagon. This was priceless. Thank you most abundantly.
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I think that's the Pontiac cabrio, the State car. Harit had shared a picture earlier

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If I'm not digressing, curious to know what car that is on the far right of the pic., beside the Amby. Also American? Or is it a late 50s Ford Consul mk2?
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Not once in my life have I seen a '48 Chevrolet Woodside station wagon. This was priceless. Thank you most abundantly.
It is quite possible that these were locally bodied into woodies back in the day. General Motors India was a large operation I believe. We have seen GMI bodies on 50s light trucks.

There is one on display at the Heritage Transport Museum in Gurgaon. Another one recently attended an event in Hyderabad.

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If I'm not digressing, curious to know what car that is on the far right of the pic., beside the Amby. Also American? Or is it a late 50s Ford Consul mk2?
Search me. Maybe Harit remembers
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Most interesting. I find continual surprise and amazement at the level of interest shown toward these early models. To all, my adulation and congratulations.
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Described by seller as a Lot of vintage car pictures from 1920's Grand tour featuring two glamorous women one identified as Renee Vernon and another as Betty on their grand tour of the world. The pictures below are described as
" My car in Calcutta "

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the listing can be found here :

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what car is this ?
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I agree with Mr Tranancore. The side chrome is that of a 1952. The 51 side chrome was a single spear point with stars embedded in it. The 52 split the spear pont into a short upper and long lower portion.
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Thanks Karl!

In Harit's picture, the badging on the trunk / boot seems to indicate a 1951 model, but the chrome spears on the lower door and fenders indicate a 1952.

Maybe there was something unique that was series specific; or for export cars (though this seems to be LHD).
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Described by seller as a Lot of vintage car pictures from 1920's Grand tour featuring two glamorous women one identified as Renee Vernon and another as Betty on their grand tour of the world. The pictures below are described as
" My car in Calcutta "

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the listing can be found here :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Fl...item19e9ec430e

what car is this ?
My best guess is that it is an "Adams" based on the Gothic arch shaped radiator.
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My best guess is that it is an "Adams" based on the Gothic arch shaped radiator.
Even I have been told that it's " Adams ", experts can shed more light
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