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Old 29th March 2014, 17:30   #2986
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Thanks Karl!

In Harit's picture, the badging on the trunk / boot seems to indicate a 1951 model,......
Govt of Maharashtra, before that Bombay Presidency had only one Pontiac Convertible, besides other cars. It must be the same car.

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Not once in my life have I seen a '48 Chevrolet Woodside station wagon.......
There is a 1941 model in Nashik

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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 " ....what car is this ?
The ladies were American "Flapper" girls who traveled to South Africa, Egypt, Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was then known) and India. There is also a photo of them at Kalyan station. Check "Flapper" on the net, must have been adventurous in many ways. These photos are now travelling back to India

This is a brand new Fiat, unfortunately cannot read the number plate.

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I was wasting time on getty images when I came across these pictures.


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Hi guys,

Luke writes in with this picture. His Grandfather owned this car, is it still in India?

He lived in Poona on the boat club road and the pic was shot outside his bungalow with Luke's father sitting on the car.

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Hi guys,

Luke writes in with this picture. His Grandfather owned this car, is it still in India?

He lived in Poona on the boat club road and the pic was shot outside his bungalow with Luke's father sitting on the car.

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That's a lovely pic. The car is the Morris of the 1920s, maybe KartikeyaL can identify. The registration is the old series, invalid after 1939.

Incidentally I too live on Boat Club road, and understandably enough, I cannot recognise the surroundings
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That's a lovely pic. The car is the Morris of the 1920s, maybe KartikeyaL can identify. The registration is the old series, invalid after 1939.
This car looks like a Morris Major Six (1931-33)
Here is picture of similar car I found online
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Bumper blades look different, but mostly everything else matches.

A similar Morris ( Isis) was for sale a year back, with the same kind of grill,
though it had different kind of horn and Head lights.

Here is the picture, the car was in Bikaner and I believe has gone to Kolkatta
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This car looks like a Morris Major Six (1931-33)
Here is picture of similar car I found online
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Bumper blades look different, but mostly everything else matches.
Thanks. The bumpers look to be taken from an A-Model Ford, which is strange, considering how relatively new the car would have been in the photo.
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Found these while browsing through old english photographer forum.
The second pic is graphic and the caption mentioned riots in Lahore.
What cars are there in these pics?

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Raab rakha.

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Old 14th April 2014, 17:00   #2993
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The third Picture is of HH Sawai Mansingh and Gayatri Devi of Jaipur with their Bentley outside Rambagh palace, Jaipur, has been discussed many times on the forum.
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A friend sent me this by whatsapp, is this in India?
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Raab rakha.
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Raab rakha.

Seems to be a horse pulled wagon with steering and brakes, extremely interesting
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Seems to be a horse pulled wagon with steering and brakes, extremely interesting
LOL, how would a steering and brakes work on a horse pulled wagon ?
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LOL, how would a steering and brakes work on a horse pulled wagon ?
I believe it is a steam / electric car. Seem to have seen something like this before. Have to do a whole lot of digging!
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A spitfire taxing on red road Calcutta during II World War 1942

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Calcutta bus stand near Howrah bridge, most likely on the Howrah station side of the Hooghly River 1944

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Double decker bus Kolkata 1945

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Some nice old pics. shared by a facebook friend, Amaresh, from Madras. These were mostly cars that were in his family in the past. He said his grandfather had an Austin A 40 as well, though he is yet to find pics. of it at the moment.
Can anyone from Madras confirm where MDJ belonged to btw? Definitely a district in present-day TN but not sure what J denotes.

Also need help in identifying the 3 cars in the last pic- they all look American?

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A spitfire taxing on red road Calcutta during II World War 1942

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Calcutta bus stand near Howrah bridge, most likely on the Howrah station side of the Hooghly River 1944

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Double decker bus Kolkata 1945

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Very nice pictures! Enjoyed them. Regarding the second picture of the Dodge buses - I realized that the posterior part remains quite the same to this day.
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