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Old 17th July 2014, 09:55   #3091
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@Ka Good one!!

Any guesses about the location of the below pic?

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The image isn't clear enough, but in the original I guess you can read the registration number. It appears to be 'T xxxx' - am I right? If so the picture was shot before 1939, and it would be a Bombay Presidency registration. The car is likely to be a Ford, maybe V8.

Just a guess, but the old Bombay-Poona road?
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Calcutta / Bombay pictures courtesy of Pablo Bartholomew. Some fascinating pictures on his Facebook page, many from India in the 1970's.

Looks like a Vauxhall (or Daimler ???):

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Austin PBR7064 that my parents had in 1957-59, model and year unknown.
That should be an Austin A40 Somerset (one of the 'Austin of England' series). I think it was launched in 1952 (we had a '52 model - felt much larger and more pleasant to be driven in than the Hillman Minx of the same age, purchased together, although I used to hear that the Minx was sprightlier in their youth. Both were around with us till the late 70s, and how we youngsters hated them at that time; which was reason enough for our elders to let us drive just those ). The Austin A40 Somerset was built for two years, i.e. till 1954, when the squarish Cambridge (the first series) came in, or maybe '55. So, that's what your parents' car's vintage would've been, in the range of. The rear of a similar car can be seen, in black (registration no. BMU 8586), in the post by Karl above yours.

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Looks like in the sand dunes..

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Found on facebook- said to be a Travancore Maharani.
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How to check for grease on a Truck:
Interestingly, they seem to be trying to pull the truck back down, rather than lift it up! Wonder what it's moving?

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Interestingly, they seem to be trying to pull the truck back down, rather than lift it up! Wonder what it's moving?

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Possibly carrying a heavy load that slipped back, maybe pipes, logs, rods - something long. Quite a cool shot though.
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Found on facebook- said to be a Travancore Maharani.
Looks like Princess Rukmini Devi, who is quite an accomplished artist.
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Austin PBR7064 that my parents had in 1957-59, model and year unknown. Shown here with my mother and also in the background with my father ( tall man extreme left)in Montgomery and Bahawalpur. Cars were difficult to get in those days. My father then bought a Ford Prefect and found it too small, was then given another permit for the purchase of a BMW 1600 two door LHD, which he did not want. He finally settled on a 1960 Ford Consul 1700 cc imported from England with East Pakistan plates EBH6 but never went to then East Pakistan. He sold it in 1984, having given faultless service.
Nice Chevrolet too - just like one we had KLT-501. Sold in Madras late 1980's. SIGH
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Pics from Rizwan's family archives.

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Pics from Rizwan's family archives.
Very nice. Note the WIDE white walls on the Minor. These were very popular back then, even on Fiats (same size). The other car is a later Hillman Minx, probably a Series IIIB/C.
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Calcutta / Bombay pictures courtesy of Pablo Bartholomew. Some fascinating pictures on his Facebook page, many from India in the 1970's.

Looks like a Vauxhall (or Daimler ???):
Look at the trademark bonnet 'wedges' along the length - definitely a Vauxhall, and a large one at that.
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An U.S.Embassy hack unloading the First Lady's luggage.

Jackie Kennedy visit, Delhi 1962.

It is an International-Harvester "Travellall". Probably a "plain-Jane" 1959, because of single door on left. Note I-H on hubcaps

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A typical Bangalore cantonment home.
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A typical Bangalore cantonment home.
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That is Admiral Dawson with his Austin cambridge.

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