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Old 16th May 2016, 12:51   #3676
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Until I saw this pic. wasn't even aware that there was a 20s British car by the name SWIFT! First time am seeing a pic. of one based in India too. Were these rare here?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swift_Motor_Company
You would be amazed at the different type of makes and models of vehicles which were present in India.

I have seen a book of registration numbers of vehicles in south India, Madras Presidency of the 1920's.
I have also seen a list of vehicles registered in Bengal. There were vehicles which are very rare worldwide today!! British, French, American, Italian, you name them and they were there.

Below is a picture I found very interesting. My guess is that these are Parsis, but why is one car registered 1061? Is a letter missing for Bombay, or is this in Bengal? And what is that monster on the left?

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Below is a picture I found very interesting. My guess is that these are Parsis, but why is one car registered 1061? Is a letter missing for Bombay, or is this in Bengal? And what is that monster on the left?

Looking forward to comments.

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While I cannot contribute to identifying the marques, I do not think this is in Bengal going purely by the attire of the people present in the shot.

'1061' is visible in 2 places; the rear right fender and under the car. Was the latter placement common?
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You would be amazed at the different type of makes and models of vehicles which were present in India.

I have seen a book of registration numbers of vehicles in south India, Madras Presidency of the 1920's.
I have also seen a list of vehicles registered in Bengal. There were vehicles which are very rare worldwide today!! British, French, American, Italian, you name them and they were there.

Below is a picture I found very interesting. My guess is that these are Parsis, but why is one car registered 1061? Is a letter missing for Bombay, or is this in Bengal? And what is that monster on the left?

Looking forward to comments.

Cheers harit
What is the "monster" on the left Harit, indeed very intriguing do tell more.
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Cross posting this superb picture of Kasli's Cadillac when still with the original owners

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Original post here (How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas)
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What is the "monster" on the left Harit, indeed very intriguing do tell more.
Is it a WO Bentley ? Disclaimer : I'm no authority on vintage / classic cars just a wild guess
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Below is a picture I found very interesting. My guess is that these are Parsis, but why is one car registered 1061? Is a letter missing for Bombay, or is this in Bengal? And what is that monster on the left?

Looking forward to comments.

Cheers harit
Harit,
Both Bengal (Calcutta) and Bombay had numbers only when they started. Calcutta went on for a much longer time with the numbers only. I have found the attached photo (from somewhere on TeamBHP a while ago) that seems to be a similar car or age of car and with a much higher registration. This one is from Calcutta for sure. That would put the unidentified one as Bombay if I am right about the cars.
Hope that helps
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53 Years Ago, 120 Men Saved Ladakh From China. This Is The Story Of The Greatest Last Stand Ever At Rezang La!

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Thanks Travancore sir, nice pictures of Eid celebrations, this is famous venue Idh Gah, near Mir Alam lake & Hyderabad Zoo where Idh prayers used to held in Ramazan & Bakr Eid. What a collection
of vintage cars of those times.
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Here is a nostalgia picture recent posted in FB - Bangalore - photos from a bygone age.

The car in the picture appears to be a Doctor Coupe.

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My initial reaction was this is a Ford Model A. But the wheel hub seems to be different
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Also there are so many different things on this car, which seems to hint that this is not a Ford
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Car appear to be American, any thoughts? At the same time, does the body style point towards this car being European?

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53 Years Ago, 120 Men Saved Ladakh From China. This Is The Story Of The Greatest Last Stand Ever At Rezang La!

http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india...la-252749.html
This story of valour is the best I have read in a long while.
Thanks you so much for sharing.
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Here is a nostalgia picture recent posted in FB - Bangalore - photos from a bygone age.

The car in the picture appears to be a Doctor Coupe.

Photo credits to Patrick Wilson on FB
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My initial reaction was this is a Ford Model A. But the wheel hub seems to be different
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Also there are so many different things on this car, which seems to hint that this is not a Ford
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Car appear to be American, any thoughts? At the same time, does the body style point towards this car being European?

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It seems to be a lil low slung car... wild guess..DKW/ADLER or the likes... just a wild shot in the dark. But the spokewheels make it again doubtful
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A few pictures from Sir Stuart Hogg Market , Calcutta.
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