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Old 21st July 2015, 23:56   #3496
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Sri Sathya Sai Baba's classic cars
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Got this on WhatsApp. Not sure if this' been shared before.

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Thanks. This is Mountbatten's Sunbeam Talbot, with Nehru holidaying at Simla. There are more pictures posted earlier (from Photo Division).

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ml#post3421794 (Cars of Rashtrapathi Bhavan - wheels for a nascent Nation / Republic)

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Sri Sathya Sai Baba's classic cars
According to the local RTO site, APU9000 is still in the name of the Satya Sai Trust and still active- though Dieselised! Not sure about the present condition otherwise though.

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Some contributions

1 - My maternal grandfather , in his younger days !
2 - Morris @ victoria memorial
3 - My paternal Grandpa - Car unidentified / pic says 1956 Delhi.
4 - Probably a Karachi Pic . looking at the registration , i have a few more of the same car .
5 - Lambretta 3 wheeler , undated pic , incidentally , the place in the background is still the same , with the water tower (my Calcutta friends would know what this is ) . The company was founded in 1865 and is still going strong
Lovely, thanks! Car in pic 4 seems to be KAM regd? The car I think we discussed earlier, maybe a Kaiser Henry J or something like that.

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That seems to be more like a Ford Popular or Prefect as the Hillman had a distinct boot that protruded from the body line.
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Definitely a Prefect- the Popular (a.k.a Pop) was only 2-door.
Populars or Prefects were never this big. I would agree with a big Hillman.
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....Silver Jubilee was instrumental in the founding of PMT- circa 1940.......A BYL registered Mercedes Benz is observed here....... The Bombay Presidency Road Transport Corporation would've operated these buses- I guess..... Thanks!
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[b][u].............By the way, if I am correct, the name of the second bus from the left hand side was "GUY"! I vaguely remember my grandfather mentioning this name ....... Best regards,
Behram Dhabhar
Old posts, had been meaning to comment earlier. The bus on the extreme left in Fintail's photo is a Thornycroft for sure. There was an agent in Bombay by the name of Hind Motors and they sold these chassis to PMT. The bus bodies were built by General Motors. I have photos of a line of these buses at GM in brand new condition and being delivered. When a photo comes in my hand I will post it. The other bus may be a Guy, but maybe also a Leyland or a Daimler. BEST had single and double Decker buses from Daimler which were automatic.

Here is a photo of some issue with a tram in Bombay. This place still exists, but has been radically transformed. Does anyone know the location, it looks so familiar.

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Does anyone know the location, it looks so familiar.
Is this Nana Chowk? (based on the the fire station)

Interesting how the tram cuts through the traffic circle!

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Here is a photo of some issue with a tram in Bombay. This place still exists, but has been radically transformed. Does anyone know the location, it looks so familiar.
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Is this Nana Chowk? (based on the the fire station)
Yup, seems to be the same location for the fire station, but is the building still the same? I cant remember now. Picture maybe taken from Ness Baug?
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Gandhian days in Bombay, 1930
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Gandhian days in Bombay, 1930
In the first picture we can immediately recognise the location as Bombay's Horniman circle. It hasn't changed much, and its a nice setting for our classic car rallies


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I haven't seen a Henry J for many, many years, and Karlosdeville has pics of two incredible Packards. You car nuts are the greatest.
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Sri Sathya Sai Baba's classic cars
Seeing the pictures was like a blast from the past. Thanks Vinay

The One in the portico - is a Fiat 1800 - 1968 or 69 Model. This car was a gift from the Sai Baba's follower from Uganda, after Baba's one only visit outside of India to Uganda in 1969 (I amy be off by a year about this).

This car was gifted to the Late Rajmata of Jam Nagar and is still believed to be in the garage of her residence adjoining the Sai Baba asharm in Whiltefield, Bangalore.

The building - is Prashanthi Nilayam in Putaparthy, circa 1970, before it was modified as it is today

The APU 9000, is a 1964-65 Impala Station Wagon, imported from Canada in 1966 for the Trust for use in the Rural Hospital

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According to the local RTO site, APU9000 is still in the name of the Satya Sai Trust and still active- though Dieselised! Not sure about the present condition otherwise though.

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Its rather sad to hear about it being dieselized. It originally had a in line 6, Petrol engine.

Had a lot of miles behind the wheels of that car (in fact on both cars) once up on a time long long ago. Still recall the trips back to Whitefield after the car was serviced in Webbs Garage, MG Road Bangalore, via the HAL Road. The ride time for APU 9000 from MG Road to Whitefield via HAL was like 20-25 minutes max (night time, empty roads & driver/s in teens or early 20s )

Best Regards & Drive Safe

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Chowpatty Beach - Dr. Rajendra Prasad inaugurating the Vithalbai Patel Statue, January 1951
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Clark's Hotel, Benares, 1961

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Delhi Snake Charmer, 1961......................is that Beetle a visitor ? It is RHD though!
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Belgaum registered. MYL was a Belgaum registration.

The car seems to have a Premier Padmini grille on it.
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