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Old 19th March 2017, 07:06   #3871
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Circa 1964

Drive from Nandi Hills. Though this picture is not very clear, it has been identified as John Webb's MG TC in front followed by Mr. Gupta's Porsche 356

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The Porsche was MYB registered as confirmed by the family.

There is another picture of John Webb seated in the car, racing at Yelahanka, Bangalore. Event of Bangalore Motor Sport Club (BMSC)
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This picture confirms that the car was a left hand drive

We now understand that there were 2 Porsche 356 in the country. The Sawantwadi, GOA (GDA xxxx) was the other car.

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Circa 1964

We now understand that there were 2 Porsche 356 in the country. The Sawantwadi, GOA (GDA xxxx) was the other car.

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This is a very early 356 - note the split windscreen!
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Pictures supposedly from Empire mills ( Empire Jute co. Ltd) West Bengal, these have been enlarged and edited.

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These are the original pictures

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This is a very early 356 - note the split windscreen!
This is a 1951 model. Chassis # 10701, Engine # P 20231

Originally from Bombay and sported a BMU xxxx registration. Came to Bangalore via Coimbatore. Re-Registered to MYB xxxx in 1964.

Some times it is amazing how information just falls in place. Till Mel Webb posted the first picture on FB, most of us did not even know the existence of this car.

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Sold old pictures from Bangalore, they might have been shared before

http://www.reckontalk.com/bangalore-...u-pics-part-2/
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An old picture of a beautiful car from New Delhi circa 1930 -1931

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An old picture of a beautiful car from New Delhi circa 1930 -1931

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There is a good possibility that this is a 1929 Lincoln Club Coupe / Roadster by Locke.

The hood ornament looks typical Lincoln; and the curved coach line from the rear of the hood to the chassis valence is unique

Good find!

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I have today received a couple of beautiful old photos (scanned from newspaper cuttings from the 1940s or 50s I would guess) that I though I must share here.
One is Calcutta and one is Allahabad
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Here is the picture posted by Cedric , at the lower right side corner of the image , what appears to be a radiator grill can be noticed.

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A while ago I found this picture for sale on eBay, which shows a small car along with the bus.

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Experts can tell us more about this car, is it the Rytecraft ?

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Here is the picture posted by Cedric , at the lower right side corner of the image , what appears to be a radiator grill can be noticed.


A while ago I found this picture for sale on eBay, which shows a small car along with the bus.


Below is a photo-shopped version, where the eBay sign has been removed.

Experts can tell us more about this car, is it the Rytecraft ?

Kartikeyal,
The photo I have is a scan of an old plate collector's scrapbook that contains the print.
Since there is interest in the small car, I am attaching a whole photo and the small car only - this latter at the resolution that the scan was made at. I usually have to make the scanned result 50% of the original to get clarity but will leave whole for people to try to read the badge on the front.
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Experts can tell us more about this car, is it the Rytecraft ?
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Yes, it is a Rytecraft Scoota-Car; Calcutta ca 1935.

Attached above are the original press notes for the photo; along with a Radiator Badge which looks similar.
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India's first aviator, Prof. Setti.

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Firpos Restaurant, Chowringhee, 1920's


"Boat tails" must have been pretty common in Calcutta, in the 1920's. At least three in this photo, possibly taxis too.

Have not tried to figure out what they are.

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Couple of pictures from New Delhi
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picture from Hornby Vellard, Bombay
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picture from Hornby Vellard, Bombay
So, would this be the Haji Ali stretch of road?

Here's an excerpt of what Wikipedia says, quite interesting:
The purpose of this causeway was to block the Worli creek and prevent the low-lying areas of Bombay from being flooded at high tide. The cost was estimated at about Rs. 100,000. It was completed in 1784.

One story of the origin of the Mahalaxmi temple links it to this project. The chief engineer for the project dreamed of a statue of the Hindu goddess Laxmi in the sea following multiple collapses of the sea-wall. Such a statue was then recovered, and the temple was built with it as the idol, as an offering for successful completion of this undertaking.
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