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Old 4th August 2014, 10:36   #3121
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Couple of pictures of Pt. Nehru in Kashmir, this one below looks like pre-independence , as the former PM looks much younger here (found on google)

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The picture below I am not sure but I feel it hasn't been posted here before, has Sheikh Abdullah and Pt. Nehru with a bevy of Bureaucrats, described as
"Photo taken during the Prime Minister Shri Jawaharlal Nehru's visit to Kashmir in May 1948 "

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The car to the right looks like Mercedes, and there is another car which is partly visible at the left side.

Found this picture on http://photodivision.gov.in/writerea...nails/3738.jpg

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I just looked again at the picture and now I can spot 4 vehicles in total,
have circled the 3 .

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"Photo taken during the Prime Minister Shri Jawaharlal Nehru's visit to Kashmir in May 1948 "
Not very clear in the pic, but the grill area of the jeep looks rather empty and barren.
Could this be an early slat grill Willys MB ?

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Has anyone seen any slat grill MBs in India?
I was told that there were 2 in Hyderabad, once upon a time.
One exported and the other, a parts donor vehicle, was supposedly scrapped.
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A Parsi owned VW Beetle, probably in Karachi .....
Cheers harit
I had posted this in November 2013 when I got that photo, the post is on page 193 of the Nostalgia thread.
Just got another photo, now these can be compared. It the same car, some people are common too.

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I had posted this in November 2013 when I got that photo, the post is on page 193 of the Nostalgia thread.
Just got another photo, now these can be compared. It the same car, some people are common too.

Cheers harit
Nice find. The Beetle I suppose should date between 1958 and 1962, since its a square window with the Wolfsburg crest. The black crest was between 1960 and 62 I think, and the light blue one was pre-1960. The turn signals too are the earliest tear drop/streamlined variety, I think introduced in 1958 upto 1962/63.
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Two pictures of the Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kashmiri Gate, courtesy Photo Division:

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Viceregal party and state officials outside the Burra Bungalow, Dhar.

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Can experts identify the cars ?

Photographer Vernon & Co
Date Nov 1912
Collection title Marquess of Reading Collection: 'Dhar and Mandu. Souvenir'.
Event :Visit of the Viceroy Lord Hardinge to Dhar and Mandu (1912)
Topics viceregal tours, Reading Collection
Places Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Viceregal party and state officials outside the Burra Bungalow, Dhar.

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Can experts identify the cars?
We have seen this picture years ago and discussed it, though I cannot find at the moment. The car with the front visible should be a Silver Ghost, and the other I think was identified as a Napier oweing to the visible chain drive. Subject to correction, I am not certain.
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The car with the front visible should be a Silver Ghost, and the other I think was identified as a Napier oweing to the visible chain drive. Subject to correction, I am not certain.
The chain-driven car could be a Daimler too. I have not followed the earlier thread where these cars were identified, so don't know if the id as a Napier was established. Don't have the time to google now, so going by on the off chance, since it has a chain drive, and Daimlers did too.
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The chain-driven car could be a Daimler too. I have not followed the earlier thread where these cars were identified, so don't know if the id as a Napier was established. Don't have the time to google now, so going by on the off chance, since it has a chain drive, and Daimlers did too.
Some short searching later it seems this isn't the first time the post was repeated... and my response was equally vague then

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post1791354

Julian put it up first back in 2008.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...tml#post791219
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A few pictures from Calcutta .

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Found here
http://defence.pk/threads/india-in-p....140390/page-2

There are some gory pictures of riots with automobile, which I am not posting here.
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courtesy: The Illustrated London News, may 1931

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A pre 1945 picture of my grandfather with what appears to be a Standard.
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A pre 1945 picture of my grandfather with what appears to be a Standard.
Yes, its a Standard flying 8 tourer. If its pre-1945, the car may have a '38-39 model. Similar one found on the net:

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Here is a car with circus performer Pete Mardo. The elephant and its head dress look Indian. The car is RHD.

There is no reference of him in India, however.

Can anyone identify the car ?

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