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Old 16th April 2010, 13:36   #1201
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This is a 1937 Oldsmobile. Nice car, makes a strong impression with that standing tall grill.
About the lady no clue, but she gives some appearance of confidence and charisma, maybe a star of yore? This Olds later got a BMW registration. They also has a 1940/41 Plymouth. From the other persons around this seems to be a Parsi family.
Today I have been told that this lady is Sabita Devi, a movie star when "talkies" started. She was an Anglo Indian lady and also moved on to UK, maybe London. Her name was something like Mrs Patersson. She also sang, but more western style. I have a lot of addl. photos of her and her family, will start digging more info a bit later.

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This is an MG, with a special body. Maybe a Magna? And do you see any prewar MG's in India with a closed body? Maybe by Tickford? Check the wheel.
Interesting is the background, appears like the view of Mumbai from Kamla Nehru Park. When was that park built? Could not find any info on the net, the Hanging Garden was created in the 19th century.
Also the lady and the gent, she has some resemblance to Devika Rani, who must have been often in Bombay for shooting movies. And the guy looks like a star too. Any ideas?
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As Wasif suggested, this seems to be a Riley.
The lady here also is Sabita Devi, the guy is still unknown. The place is where Kamla Nehru Park is today, the background is Chowpatti. That time marine drive was different, not so wide. And Birla Kendra with Thakkers restaurant were not yet built.
These pics are a real treasure.

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This photo was part of an article in this months Auto India, where Suchandra Roy reminices on their Riley Sprite. The picture is from one of the earlier rallies in Bombay, and note the large (K series?) Mercedes in the back. Can anyone identify it? Where is this Riley today?
Nothing better to do than go through this thread. Above post was from Jan 2009.
This picture was probably taken in Delhi, and the Merc behind is the 500K now in Mumbai. It belonged to the late Pratap Roy earlier, and before that belonged to royalty. About the Riley, no clue as yet.

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This is a picture showing the effects of modernisation.
A lovely old heritage cottage with a suitable Vanguard, (MYX 482 before Karl asks) and then a "modern" bungalow behind it. Period picture of an era gone by.

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BTW, in this lot I got a real scoop, a new (not seen before) picture of the Bhopal 6 1/2 Litre Bentley with a hunted Tiger laid out!
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BTW, in this lot I got a real scoop, a new (not seen before) picture of the Bhopal 6 1/2 Litre Bentley with a hunted Tiger laid out!
I think this is same hunting car with twin screens and eleven lights mounted on it, belonged to Hamidullah khan, son of Begum of bhopal.
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I think this is same hunting car with twin screens and eleven lights mounted on it, belonged to Hamidullah khan, son of Begum of bhopal.

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Request you to please post the said picture for the beneft of all .....and do add the reg number for Karl too
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Harit sir, we are waiting for the pics, meanwhile posting some pics of the car.
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Harit sir, we are waiting for the pics, meanwhile posting some pics of the car.
Hi! You have posted from the few known pictures which appeared in an article in " The Motor" Sept 7 1926.
Here is a teaser, see the mascot. The other spotlights are as per your picture only. The Tiger is an addition.
This picture is a new addition in Bentley circles, unknown before, so a great find I was told.
Hope you like.

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'found this pic. in a newspaper article the other day- one of several old pics. taken by a noted yesteryears' press photographer Kulwant Roy, who was known to have photographed even Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah back in the day.

This photo doesnt give any details other than "Boys on a Royal Enfield motorcycle, 1950s"

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'found this pic. in a newspaper article the other day- one of several old pics. taken by a noted yesteryears' press photographer Kulwant Roy, who was known to have photographed even Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah back in the day.

This photo doesnt give any details other than "Boys on a Royal Enfield motorcycle, 1950s"

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Great picture Shyam. The small round frame with a glass and a paper token within near the headlight was the yearly RTO road tax receipt that had to be prominently displayed on motor vehicles of yester years.
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Hi! You have posted from the few known pictures which appeared in an article in " The Motor" Sept 7 1926.Here is a teaser, see the mascot. The other spotlights are as per your picture only. The Tiger is an addition.This picture is a new addition in Bentley circles, unknown before, so a great find I was told.Hope you like.
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That is a beautiful pic, i think the only pic showing car in its true colors and probably only one showing the car in India, coz most pics including the ones i posted are either factory pics or shot in England.Mascot,any idea what it was/represented? couldn't make out from other pics whether it was a lady or a bird.Hopefully she survives somewhere and gets unearthed someday...
Please post the full pic.

BTW Sir how do you manage to such rare pics?
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That is a beautiful pic, i think the only pic showing car in its true colors and probably only one showing the car in India, coz most pics including the ones i posted are either factory pics or shot in England.Mascot,any idea what it was/represented? couldn't make out from other pics whether it was a lady or a bird.Hopefully she survives somewhere and gets unearthed someday...
Please post the full pic.

BTW Sir how do you manage to such rare pics?
The hood ornament is a "Cherub" - kind of an angelic baby. The Bhopal RR SG had a "Prowling Tiger" mascot.
I believe, from what I have read, that the Bentley itself is gone forever (never say never)!

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Among a large number of superb photos of King Edward's visit to India and China, I found these 2 pictures of interest.

Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-01.jpg

Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-02.jpg

The first car is a Wolseley/Lanchester? Second car appears to be American, maybe Buick or Dodge.

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Some lovely period British Raj photos can be seen here

An early army truck with solid tyres

Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-army.jpg

A rare 3 wheeler - can it be identified?

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A Ford T and an early State car (cannot read the plate)

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The hood ornament is a "Cherub" - kind of an angelic baby. The Bhopal RR SG had a "Prowling Tiger" mascot.I believe, from what I have read, that the Bentley itself is gone forever (never say never)!
Thank you Sir,yep that "Prowling Tiger"RR too belonged to Prince Hamidullah Khan, it too had close 10 lights with one big Lucas at the rear.

@ Karl Wonderful pics..4500 pounds are they recovering then cost of kings visit..

That 3 wheeled car,Morgan runabout??

That state car could be a Bahawalpur(that is what i could make our from the pic).

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Thank you Sir,yep that "Prowling Tiger"RR too belonged to Prince Hamidullah Khan, it too had close 10 lights with one big Lucas at the rear.

@ Karl Wonderful pics..4500 pounds are they recovering then cost of kings visit..

That 3 wheeled car,Morgan runabout??

That state car could be a Bahawalpur(that is what i could make our from the pic).
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Could this be the model as got from the following website.

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