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Old 25th February 2015, 17:05   #3316
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The Ambassador and Dad's father's Enfield.
Thanks for sharing! Just to correct, that isn't an Enfield but an Ariel - also an English bike.
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Thanks for sharing! Just to correct, that isn't an Enfield but an Ariel - also an English bike.
Oh! I was thinking it was an Enfield owing to similar engine construction design.

Thanks for the information though.
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courtesy The Onlooker Magazine, April 1949

Going by the registration, a fresh import

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Recently fellow pre war Morris minor enthusiast Ken Martin shared some pictures which he had captured on his visit to India in 1987.

Morris 14-6 series
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Morris 8 and also a standard
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Baby Hindusthan
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Austin Atlantic A90
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Morris 8 Series E and herald
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Do any of these cars survive ?
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Recently fellow pre war Morris minor enthusiast Ken Martin shared some pictures which he had captured on his visit to India in 1987.

Do any of these cars survive?
Very unlikely, none look familiar. Only the Morris 14/6 looks to be in really outstanding condition, good chance that she made it. Pretty rare too. The Austin Atlantic is also a nice find.

FYI the last picture doesn't show a Herald but shows a Gazel - note the period accessory indicator mounted on the side.
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Recently fellow pre war Morris minor enthusiast Ken Martin shared some pictures which he had captured on his visit to India in 1987.

Morris 14-6 series
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Do any of these cars survive ?
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Very unlikely, none look familiar. Only the Morris 14/6 looks to be in really outstanding condition, good chance that she made it. Pretty rare too.
I think the Morris 14/6 is the same one which Farhan Kidwai has. In excellent nick too! Been in their ownership for decades. More from the man himself.

Edit: Been with Farhan's family for decades. More, from the man himself.

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I think the Morris 14/6 is the same one which Farhan Kidwai has. In excellent nick too! Been in their ownership for decades. More from the man himself.

Edit: Been with Farhan's family for decades. More, from the man himself.
Spot on !! Just confirmed with Farhan, it is indeed his dad's car.
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Hindu festival, dussera, at Gwalior. MS. Guards lined up waiting for the Prince, Maharaja of Gwalior, to pass - two shots. MS. Prince passing in his 16 horse coach. MS. Elephants and bullock ready to be worshipped - heavily decorated. LS. Troops on horseback marching along street, crowd watching, Prince's coach moves past camera. MS. Elevated, Prince's coach passes into the temple. MS. The Prince, Maharaja of Gwalior, saluting. MS. Prince blesses the mountain artillery (an artillery gun). MS. Prince blesses the elephants. MS. The elephants walk past him. MS. His bullocks are blessed and water is sprinkled on them. MS. Prince standing, taking the salute, gets into his car. CU. Man and boy, both in ceremonial dress, watching. Several shots of noblemen watching. MS. Prince steps down from coach and enters Temple. MS. Group of guards. Temple. MS. Prince leaves temple and mounts elephant for procession. MS. The elephant rises and proceeds to join the procession. MS. & GV. Crowded streets. MS. & GV. Crowded rooftop. MS. Banner bodyguard on horseback. MS. Crowded street. LS. & GV. Procession lead by band. MS. Elephants riding by. Prince riding by in his Golden Houda. MS. & GV. Prince riding by rear view.

Please do watch the video below:

especially minutes 02:11 onwards
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An old photo of Airlines Hotel, Bangalore.

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( Shared in Facebook group 'Bangalore- photos from a bygone age'. Credits, as mentioned on the group, "from today's MetroLife section". )
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A Mercedes Double decker bus & Shaktiman Army trucks on New Delhi's roads in 1984
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A Mercedes Double decker bus & Shaktiman Army trucks on New Delhi's roads in 1984
Is that a TV antenna atop that Double Decker bus?
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Is that a TV antenna atop that Double Decker bus?
Yes, indeed. Perhaps BBC/DD's bus.
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This image was shared on the Bangalore fb page, The picture is from the GOI photo division.

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Just Chanced upon this blog called" Childhood winters" by Mayank on sulekha.com

http://creative.sulekha.com/childhoo...rs_186648_blog

A very interesting read, here are a few pictures with the author's description.

"My brother Kaushal somewhere in the Ramnagar forests of the Gorakhpur Forest Division around 1959.The car is a 'Ford' Super-Deluxe 1949 V-8 which my father bought second-hand for Rs 5500 in 1955 and which he sold for Rs 2000 before leaving for a one year attachment at the Commonwealth Forestry Research Institutue at Oxford in 1966. "

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"My father on inspection duty as Conservator of Forest (R&D) sometime in the winter of 1972 in front of a Forest Rest House"

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"Sher Singh my fathers last official driver i.e. till 31 Dec 1980. He was formerly from the Kumaon regiment which though decimated in 1962 has never run in battle. This is the Ranibagh Forest Rest House at the foot of the paradisical Gola Valley in the Nainital Forest Division."

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Here is a period image of the Godrej premises in Lalbaug showing what must be an Opel sedan.

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