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Old 18th February 2015, 16:42   #3301
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I recently got this pic- as a part of a series on Gandhiji.

Mohandas Gandhi is seen here- exiting what looks like(possibly?) a British car. The pic dates from 1931.

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Who can identify this one?

Pic credits: The IIT Delhi Alumni mail, of a particular batch- in all probability. Due credits to whoever the original source was.

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Could be a Daimler. Looks like the fluted Daimler radiator. Then again, it could just be reflections.

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( Pics posted in the Facebook group 'Bangalore- photos from a bygone age'. Original picture credits- Prajavani newspaper and TL Ramaswamy. )

Is that not the Dodge of Manjusha Museum and survives

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A photograph taken in October 72 of my Father, his Sister and my Grandparents.
Registrations are BMC7398 for the Dodge and BYH2348 for the Hillman.

These were taken at their farm with a visitor.
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im not certain, but i think this pic is from his visit to manchester, and the car he used if i recall right may be a GUY. GUY motors usually made trucks and buses but did make a few cars too.

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I recently got this pic- as a part of a series on Gandhiji.

Mohandas Gandhi is seen here- exiting what looks like(possibly?) a British car. The pic dates from 1931.

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Who can identify this one?

Pic credits: The IIT Delhi Alumni mail, of a particular batch- in all probability. Due credits to whoever the original source was.

EDIT: Original Source : Getty Images.
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Incidentally - the aforementioned Sir Jamsetjee Manockjee Cursetjee could certainly be the son of Manockjee Cursetjee, whose father Seth Cursetjee Manockjee has been immortalized by his famous statue- the "Khada Parsi" of Byculla.
I have no idea if this pic has been posted before. This picture is of Nagpada junction ( junna khada parsi) Original Spot in the 1920's. The Khada Parsi was then moved to Byculla Bridge where it now stands. That is Clare road on the right and Maulana Azad road on the left. This pic must have been taken from where Sarvis restaurant is now.
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Looking towards Keddy and co. Right turn towards G. Tank I think... all the good basket ball players came from the left
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Variations of this pic may have been seen before. BYN 4258 - is observed here, was a tractor registered in the 'Fifties, somewhere in the Bombay Presidency.

The origin's of the BYN registration remain unclear, in all probability, it was Nashik, MH. The Pune Municipal Corporation had a similar BYN registered Mack Truck, in regular use upto the late 2000's. Perhaps she is still in use. Who knows?

We have to note that BYN is a private registration. All the specialized vehicles, apart from normal series were registered in such private series. This tractor is an example. The V8 Mack + trailer is another example.

Another example of note: MTJ is a well known Pune private series. BUT- MTJ 9000 happens to be a crane. Another example- of specialized vehicles being accommodated in the regular private series.

'Neways, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I introduce you to- BYN 4258.

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The positioning of the front axle comes across as strange- Perhaps a technically sound person can clarify.

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The location, of course, is very-very familiar. The road has developed a lot since 2008.
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the rare picture of an Indian Rolls Royce dealership at Mumbai is enchanting , besides several others.

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the rare picture of an Indian Rolls Royce dealership at Mumbai is enchanting , besides several others.

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This Silver Ghost happens to be one of eight identical Landaulettes ordered by the Government of India for the 1911 Delhi Durbar.
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when President Dr Rajendra Prasad visited Bangalore during the construction of Vidhana Soudha
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The car appears to be a 47 as it seems to have a white steering. The 48's had a black steering and the mascot ring had a cross bar as they tended to breakoff on the previous year cars
Karlos is most perceptive and precise. It does appear to be a 1947 and for the reason he mentions. The pontiac, # 5 would appear to be a 1946, the Mercury a fllip of the coin, I can't remember the difference between a 47 and 48, and the same for the Plymouth 47 or 48. You car nuts are great to read and I have the best references in America. You still seem to see more in those rare pictures than we do, over here, with an abundance on eBay Motors, Hemmings, and the like. Good show.
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Bombay (not Mumbai) Flora Fountain.

I see a Ponton, couple of Dodge / Plymouths and at least two two-tone Ambassadors!

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Pardon me, if we have seen this before.

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I have no idea if this pic has been posted before. This picture is of Nagpada junction ( junna khada parsi) Original Spot in the 1920's. The Khada Parsi was then moved to Byculla Bridge where it now stands. That is Clare road on the right and Maulana Azad road on the left. This pic must have been taken from where Sarvis restaurant is now.
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Looking towards Keddy and co. Right turn towards G. Tank I think... all the good basket ball players came from the left
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Thanks for the lovely pic, Deutscheafrikar!! Khada Parsi is such an iconic statue- and I wasn't aware of this bit of history- that it was located elsewhere earlier!
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when President Dr Rajendra Prasad visited Bangalore during the construction of Vidhana Soudha
Vidhana Soudha under construction in the '50s
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An Ambassador Mark-III used by the ex-CM of Tamil Nadu, M.G Ramachandran, who was a very influential actor as well.

The car, of course- looks lovely in the period colour. Serves as an excellent reference picture for various things- The number plate font, the period accessories et cetera. The car has a sunshade as well- an interesting accessory.

Note the cranking hole on the front bumper. Interesting to note that HM used these even upto the late 'Seventies. This fixture ceased with the introduction of the Mark - IV Ambassador- I guess.

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This car is now parked at the MGR Memorial, T.Nagar- Madras.

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The registration is Madras South.
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The Ambassador and Dad's father's Enfield.

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