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Old 8th September 2009, 11:26   #751
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A different kind of a picture. The car could be a Lancia Lambda as there were other pictures of a Lancia in that lot. Note how the photographer focused on the dog, we would have at least included the whole car.
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This appears to be a historical picture. An open tourer Humber with Nehru standing being driven in what appears to be Hyderabad. On the number plate it says "Hyderabad". Could this have been on the days following the police action?
The streets were also lined with policemen, saluting.
I own this picture and look to comments from Hyderabadi friends.
Does this car survive? I would present a clear copy to the current owner.

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A different kind of a picture. The car could be a Lancia Lambda as there were other pictures of a Lancia in that lot. Note how the photographer focused on the dog, we would have at least included the whole car.
He's a cute fellow. Lucky him, riding in a Lambda

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This appears to be a historical picture. An open tourer Humber with Nehru standing being driven in what appears to be Hyderabad. On the number plate it says "Hyderabad". Could this have been on the days following the police action?
Does this car survive?
Strange to see a plate simply saying Hyderabad, with no number. I don't think the Nizam used the term Hyderabad on his plates either, am I right?

There is a Humber of similar size and vintage in Bangalore, also came from Hyderabad (APX), though that is a hard top. A sister car, perhaps.
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There was a similar Humber with the Army in Hyderabad must be the same.

The Nizam also had some Humbers one of whih was a Super Snipe Pulman Limo on which a bomb had been thrown at one time.

This car had been bought by someone in Gujarath and was there till the late nineties when it was brought back to Hyd by a local collector who owns that green dusl coel Cadillac Phaeton and its since been restored.
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There was a similar Humber with the Army in Hyderabad must be the same.
That car too is a hard top.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/853307-post323.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/854410-post325.html

Any idea what style of registration it carries?
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An open tourer Humber with Nehru standing being driven in what appears to be Hyderabad
The car belonged to the Nizam. During this visit he also used the Desoto convertible owned by the State Bank of Hyderabad I am told
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A stunning image dated 1903, Calcutta

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Any clues on what the car is? A Wolseley perhaps?
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Some busy street scenes, Calcutta, 1970, showing their trademark plethora of Ambys.

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Some busy street scenes, Calcutta, 1970, showing their trademark plethora of Ambys.
Lovely pictures. Shows how chaotic our streets look !
There's a neat looking Hanseat Tempo, and a classic three wheeled delivery rickshaw in one of the pics. One can still find Hanseats in the Indian hinterland, can these be called "classic" ?
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Amazing pics Karl. The usual presence of Mk1s and Mk2s, which make any Kolkata street photo a veritable "Amby" valley . Bengali middle class Babus still considered the dhoti an everyday wear, as the 2nd pic shows.

Some points to ponder:

1. A Mercedes bus grille is visible in the top left corner of the 2nd pic. I am not aware of CSTC ever using Merc buses in their fleet. Even their association with Tata didnt start till the 90s. Maybe its a staff bus/school bus of some kind.

2. The 3rd pic shows a split screen commercial vehicle in the center. Any idea what make this is? The vehicle immediately behind it seems to be an early Ashok Leyland. The one in the foreground a Hindustan/Bedford J?

3. A very pretty silver Austin A40 Devon peeks out from behind the Leyland in the 3rd pic.
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A very rare British-Raj era film showcasing Bombay in 1932. Some neat cars can be seen.

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A very rare British-Raj era film showcasing Bombay in 1932. Some neat cars can be seen.

Great film love how the they call the Taj hotel pretentitious seething with jealousy.
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Some busy street scenes, Calcutta, 1970, showing their trademark plethora of Ambys.
Bah.....clearly a city sans 'Standards'!

The splitscreen trucks may have been steam trucks?

I wish there were similar period shots of the same time of Madras, Bangalore etc. as well!

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Great film love how the they call the Taj hotel pretentitious seething with jealousy.
Exactly what I thought, but lets not get into that now
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1. I found a photo taken in 1924 of my Grand Father Hume Milne in his new Model "T" when they lived in Winnipeg Manitoba.

2. Here I am with my sister in our 1950 Morris Minor Convertible. We all drove down to Miami Florida, about 1,200 miles, in the Spring of 1953. It was a great trip and I recall the petrol expense was under $100 for the round trip.

3. Thought you would be interested on how they kept their cars warm in the winter. In Winnipeg the weather can go to -35c and they put blanket covers over the rad and hood of the engine.
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