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Old 23rd April 2008, 17:05   #76
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nice post julian....thanks a million!!
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Nice Julian,

Just amazes me to see India with these Classics and vintages roaming calcutta.

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics.
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Some cars which were more than just mere transport, they became part of our souls!!
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Nice cars in your family Alvis!
Looks like a 1960s Alvis TD 21 Series II saloon Mulliner Park Ward (who merged in 1961) a Bentley Mk VI and a Chrysler?

This was our family car. Don’t laugh
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Buses anyone? Interesting rounded upper decks.
Calcuttaweb.Com - Picture
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More Calcutta, not so many cars but still lovely photos.
The Digital South Asia Library - A Calcutta Street Scene
The Digital South Asia Library - Bus Stand
The Digital South Asia Library - Under the Howrah Bridge
The Digital South Asia Library - The Howrah Bridge
The Digital South Asia Library - Downtown Calcutta
The Digital South Asia Library - The Howrah Bridge
The Digital South Asia Library - Crossroads of Calcutta
The Digital South Asia Library - A Calcutta Street Scene
The Digital South Asia Library - A Calcutta Street Scene
The Digital South Asia Library - A Hotel
The Digital South Asia Library - Government House Gateway
The Digital South Asia Library - A Calcutta Street Scene
The Digital South Asia Library - A Bus Stop
The Digital South Asia Library - The Grand Hotel
The Digital South Asia Library - In Front of the Calcutta Stock Exchange
The Digital South Asia Library - The American Red Cross Headquarters
The Digital South Asia Library - Howrah Station
Madras
The Digital South Asia Library - The Photographer at General Electric of Madras
The Digital South Asia Library - A Coffee Bar in Downtown Madras
All these by Frank Bond
It sounds like they might give permission to upload but at least we can see them.

According to this site The Ford Motor Co. photo is in Bombay c. 1917
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Julian UK

Alvis is a TE 21 from 1964, Bentley is a R type from 1953, very faded picture of the Buick Special 4 door Convertible from 1937.

Just joined up today after reading some of your RR post by pure chance.
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Welcome, welcome, I had a look at ebay.com completed listings for the 540K but it only came up with replicas.
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The sources of the photo links I’ve been posting, they have many other wonderful images of India without automotive content, do take a look.
Glenn S. Hensley. Hensley Photo Library Who left some appreciative comments on a website containing a link to his images recently.
Robert Keagle. Keagle Photograph Library
Frank Bond. Bond Photograph Library Who died in 2007 aged 90.
The Digital South Asia Library - About the Bond Photograph Library

Just to say thank you to those servicemen who took all those magnificent images of Indian Cities during WWII, I certainly have enjoyed viewing.

Two Uncles in law of mine had a camera repair shop in Russell Street near Chowringhee Rd in Calcutta from the early 50s until the 90s. I will ask them if they ever took any photographs. Where are all the other early images of India in the last century? They must be there, maybe all in private collections never to be seen? As they don’t keep well, maybe they all rotted away. There have been motoring clubs and rallies since the twenties, and enthusiasts in India since the beginning, where are all the photographs? Those who could afford cars could also afford cameras.


Just one more link:
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What is it? I know its an elephant, I mean the car.

Traffic police in Singapore anyone?
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This was our family car. Donít laugh
Thats no laughing matter. We had a Prefect/Anglia in the family ages back too. Must dig up the photos.
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Hey guys - a fantastic thread - loved all the pics

great work Karlos and Julian - hats off !!!

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Julian; Very nic pics of the golden era
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This was our family car. Donít laugh

Buses anyone? Interesting rounded upper decks.
More Calcutta, not so many cars but still lovely photos.

It sounds like they might give permission to upload but at least we can see them.
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Thats no laughing matter. We had a Prefect/Anglia in the family ages back too. Must dig up the photos.
Looks like a Popular to me - although it's essentially an Anglia that had just ceased being produced.

Karl's right Julian, no laughing matter here. These little Anglias, Prefects (not so little really when you had to push one!) and Populars brought happiness to many. And 400 pounds was a fair amount of money to spend too, which many couldn't afford after the war.

I remember the overheating problem with one of these due to a gravity-feed water circulation system. No water pump!

Love pictures there by the GIs, thanks.
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Thats no laughing matter. We had a Prefect/Anglia in the family ages back too. Must dig up the photos.
My dad had one too, back in the 70s. 'was his first car. But he bought it because he couldnt afford anything newer then. No photos of it I'm afraid! He sold it before I was born in '81 and bought the Gazel.

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I still think they were absolutely hilarious! Though it served well until we moved up to a Mini, in which I learnt to steer from the passenger seat. My Father fitted a Weber carburettor which I don't think he ever managed to tune properly. I've still got the Weber manual covered in his scribbled jet size calculations.
We could never afford any interesting cars.

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I still think they were absolutely hilarious! Though it served well until we moved up to a Mini, in which I learnt to steer from the passenger seat. My Father fitted a Weber carburettor which I don't think he ever managed to tune properly. I've still got the Weber manual covered in his scribbled jet size calculations.
We could never afford any interesting cars.
Your immense and detailed knowledge and information, and the willingness to share that knowledge without a trace of arrogance is an extreme rarity.
What matters more here is that YOU have made the subject of the cars we love, so much more intresting to us all.
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Dear Karl - my father had an Austin or something before I was born, which he exchanged for a motorcycle, this also before I was born. I vaguely remember seeing a photograph in our family's old album. Let me ask my father if I can still dig out the photograph. It was BYN1737, that much I am sure. Does it ring some bell in the vast expanses of your memory ?

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