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Old 24th April 2008, 17:17   #91
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absolutely lovely and stylish cars
thanks for sharing the pictures

that really was the golden era!

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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. Donít laugh
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Buses anyone? Interesting rounded upper decks.
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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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fantastic looking car that alvis is,
i saw a few in the coventry museum of transport on my last holiday in the UK
really lovely vehicles there from the golden age of motoring!
here are a couple of pics though im not very sure of the last one which could have been an MG - cant remember sorry...

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Some cars which were more than just mere transport, they became part of our souls!!
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Your immense and detailed knowledge and information,
Enough of that stuff please
The more one learns the more one realises how little one knows.
There are some here who know more than I, especially about the cars here in India. I spent 20 years nearly full time in workshops in India and the rest of my time recovering from the work in the workshop (gets hot in Delhi) or arranging parts to be imported. So not much time for non essential research or hunting.

Lovely pics Shankar but this thread is only for old nostalgic pics and the whole section is only on cars in or cars that came to India otherwise there will be no room left.

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yes Julian- sorry
but couldnt help it because I liked those cars so much I simply had to share the pics. Wont post any more pics of cars not from India on this thread.
cheerio

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Enough of that stuff please
The more one learns the more one realises how little one knows.
There are some here who know more than I, especially about the cars here in India. I spent 20 years nearly full time in workshops in India and the rest of my time recovering from the work in the workshop (gets hot in Delhi) or arranging parts to be imported. So not much time for non essential research or hunting.

Lovely pics Shankar but this thread is only for old nostalgic pics and the whole section is only on cars in or cars that came to India otherwise there will be no room left.
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We could never afford any interesting cars.
There you go again. See, I consider a Mini most interesting

Anyways, lets get back on track.
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Have you seen The Italian Job 1969?
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the one with michael caine and Sir Noel Coward is one of my all time favourite car movies
apparently they destroyed about 5 or 6 cars during the making of the movie - starting with the ferrari in the beginning and then all those lovely cars, the aston, the jag and all that when the boys were accosted on the Italian Alps by the Mafiosi chap.
But the mini chase through the sewers of turin were absolutely the best. amazing movie - and the GB stickers on the back of the cars were like a "thumb to nose" gesture at the pursuers!
fantastic.
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Hit the jackpot again:
This is an amazing site and has a lot of short viewable films back to 1930 and stills of cars back to 1905 or so in India. The films are very interesting, the still pictures rather small.
To post still pictures on team-bhp Rs 7900 per photo per year.
So just enjoy the little ones, a magnifying glass helps.
Click at the top of the page for still images or moving images


www.imagesofempire.com

Then type India into the search at the top right corner.

The stills
Guess the car in Muzzafarnagar in 1942 on page 1
A car in the background on page 4
2 images of Viceroy’s Rolls-Royce in Indore and Jaora on page 5
Mysore Royal Mail trucks in 1937 on Page 6
1928 Hotchkiss on page 14
Austin 7 in 1935 on page 15
Avion Voisin in 1932 on page 16 and 17
Itala and another car next to it, lower down a Renault in Calcutta in 1908 on page 18
Governor of Madras in a 1905ish Daimler on page 21
Guess the car in Suket 1928
Maybe a Bullnose Morris in 1930 on page 27
Guess the car in Kolhapur on page 30
Model T Ford on page 33
I think it’s a Renault, (I can’t make out the bonnet front) on page 35
Maharaja of Mysore in something in 1909 on page 40

The moving images, just wade through them there are quite a few of cars back to 1930.
Carl don’t miss the Standard Vanguard driving onto the ferryboat.
I know its all Brits and Maharajahs but lets just keep this site for the car interest?

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Hit the jackpot again:
Itala and another car next to it, lower down a Renault in Calcutta in 1908 on page 18
Oh absolutely! I wonder where the Voisin is today.

Notice the Renault. This red car is also in Calcutta, perhaps the same car?
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Very similar, but the curvature of the scuttle behind the radiator is quite different.
Did you see the films of the Vanguard and a Vauxhall on the ferryboat? Also the Indian army mechanics assembling a whole truck in 5 minutes?
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Very similar, but the curvature of the scuttle behind the radiator is quite different.
I noticed that earlier too, but I figured it might have gone awry in the restoration process.

Havent really had even a couple of minutes to see the moving images. College submissions beckon
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Oh absolutely! I wonder where the Voisin is today.
Just can not get this site to load from my workplace computer, probably some kind of Blockers etc. Will try from home.

My uncle, the Nawabzada of Tank had a Voisin, (no idea of type/model) which they had bought when the family was on the annual tour of Europe around 1936/7. The car was taken back to the UK, where they had permanent residence in what is now Hampstead Heath. It was also in New Delhi around 1940-46 when the Nawab sahib was living on Aurangzeb Road.
I have seen a number of pictures of it, some very nice ones outside the Casino in Monte Carlo and will try to convince my aunt to allow me to post for sharing.

Just as an aside, the entire Tank polo team was made up of the Nawab and his seven sons, and was named the Tank Brothers.

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My uncle, the Nawabzada of Tank had a Voisin, (no idea of type/model) which they had bought when the family was on the annual tour of Europe around 1936/7. The car was taken back to the UK, where they had permanent residence in what is now Hampstead Heath. It was also in New Delhi around 1940-46 when the Nawab sahib was living on Aurangzeb Road.
I have seen a number of pictures of it, some very nice ones outside the Casino in Monte Carlo and will try to convince my aunt to allow me to post for sharing.
Do press on your aunt to post these photos. Such lovely pictures must be shared for others to see. Start scanning all such photos, backup is a must. Share them as and when you can.
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Some more old photos of cars that came to India on Prewarcar.com
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Rolls Royce
At the local dealer (UPDATE: more signs) PhotoZoom - PreWarCar.com

The Tubular Humberette (see UPDATE) - PreWarCar.com

And now for some big game! - PreWarCar.com

The 6 passenger touring Mystery. (UPDATE IV: more about LaSalle styling ) - PreWarCar.com

Mercedes find ? (UPDATE V : 1931 Chevrolet) - PreWarCar.com

Ask the man who owned it once..... - PreWarCar.com

The Mumbai benches mystery... (UPDATE II: no 1938 Ford ?) - PreWarCar.com

The getaway Ford..... - PreWarCar.com

Wise men from The East. (UPDATE: a Subeam at last !) - PreWarCar.com

Willys (?) delivery to India. (UPDATE II: Ford RHD in India) - PreWarCar.com

a Lancia-Jaguar Special in Kolkotta UPDATE III; more Lancia Specials - PreWarCar.com

What India does to a Jaguar 1,5 Litre . - PreWarCar.com

The Snake Charmer's mystery... - PreWarCar.com

Mumbai Mystery Fiat. - PreWarCar.com

Far East finds. - PreWarCar.com

Just to express appreciation of the photos that the following contributors to prewar.com have made and to invite them to share their treasures on this site also.
Wonderful pictures of cars in India.

Harit Trivedi
A.Viswanathan
Bunti Singh
Paritosh Chauhan
Kanakrekha Chauhan

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Some more old photos of cars that came to India on Prewarcar.com


Ask the man who owned it once..... - PreWarCar.com

Just to express appreciation of the photos that the following contributors to prewar.com have made and to invite them to share their treasures on this site also.
Wonderful pictures of cars in India.

Harit Trivedi
A.Viswanathan
Bunti Singh
Paritosh Chauhan
Kanakrekha Chauhan
Terrific stuff. Incase you didnt know, Chauhan is vintageman on the forum, with an enviable collection.

And waht a coincidence about the Packard, a descendant of the nawab of Tank has just signed up

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/introd...-pakistan.html
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