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Old 16th May 2008, 22:00   #121
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Hey Cyrus, isnt the fiat MMY 43? One question though- how come being a padmini it has round side-indicators? Or were they taken from an older fiat?
No buddy The one in the picture is MMF 3433- MMF 3433.....DAD'S FIRST RALLY CAR - Cyrus43’s Photo Gallery - Team-BHP

This is MMY 43. The one with the HUMP on the hood. MMY 43...my dads second rally car..... - Cyrus43’s Photo Gallery - Team-BHP
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There is a famous restaurant in Hyderabad (or was it Secunderabad?) called Paradise which started in the 60s from humble beginnings as a tea shop and today proudly stands 3 stories tall and seats over a 1000 people, with lines of people waiting outside for their famous chai even at unearthly hours. My grandmother always told me of a photo that hung there showing a car similar to mine, so the last time I was there I had to check it out. Here it is Paradise hotel back in the day with a Standard 10 (sagging in the front just like mine!) passing by, and stealing focus might I add.
Wow, lovely photo Karl!! And of apna Hyderabad (although technically Secunderabad- yes thats where Paradise is.)
Wow, I'd been to Paradise just once to have a biryani (only time in my life Ive eaten it so far!) but never did my eyes catch this photo! You sure have eagle eyes behind those glasses, Karl!
I wonder if this car still exists though.....hmm, who knows, one of these days I may get to find out!

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Oops, dude! 'didnt know 43 was your 2nd rally car! Cool!

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found some old pics..


2. jai singhji of alwar
3. pig shoot, mindolia, shahpura.
4 grandfather with his dogs & station wagon
6. shahpura cars
9. have fond memories of this ford station wagon. Visited lot of remote jungles, some as far as assam. great for photography too, we would roll of the canvas top. car initially belonged to late HH kota.
10. tiger shoot in coochbehar, west bengal.
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Where do you get this remote pic from????

Realy good good good photos.


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found some old pics..


2. jai singhji of alwar
3. pig shoot, mindolia, shahpura.
4 grandfather with his dogs & station wagon
6. shahpura cars
9. have fond memories of this ford station wagon. Visited lot of remote jungles, some as far as assam. great for photography too, we would roll of the canvas top. car initially belonged to late HH kota.
10. tiger shoot in coochbehar, west bengal.
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Old 19th May 2008, 14:18   #125
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Where do you get this remote pic from????
which remote pic are you referring too?

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found some old pics..
The first picture is of HH Maharajah of Porbander diembarking from his fabulous white seven seater 1931 Packard 840 Deluxe
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The first picture is of HH Maharajah of Porbander diembarking from his fabulous white seven seater 1931 Packard 840 Deluxe

Yes I was reffering to the first photo of 1946.
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The first picture is of HH Maharajah of Porbander diembarking from his fabulous white seven seater 1931 Packard 840 Deluxe
Hi DKG,
Any other pictures of the Porbander Packard ???
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Any other pictures of the Porbander Packard ???
No I saw this same picture in the beautiful Porbander Palace, hence I know its origin. I did see one other picture of this car but the person with the picture didn't let me take a photo of it.

Happily and sadly the car survives but in a totally dismantled state. It would be a miracle if I can convince the owner to part with it as I doubt he has the resources to complete the car. Its one of those long long term projects to try and buy this car

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The elderly gentleman with the walking stick in the Porbander 1931 Packard picture is my great grandfather... found the pic in grandfathers collection of pics. there is a large steamer travel chest full of pic..

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there is a large steamer travel chest full of pic..

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Wow fantastic. Please consider having them all scanned in high resolution for protection and reference. Any more interesting pictures? If you have more of the Porbander royals pics do please share if possible. Apart from the main palace the family retains a spectacular hideaway in the hills, I think its called Khambala or something like that. Its an extremely stylish low slung art deco home on a hillside overlooking a lake. It felt like heaven as I spent an evening there a few years back sipping tea on the terrace watching the hills dotting the lake, listening to peacock calls.

PS The one with HH Alwar has your great grandfather too right? That looks like somewhere in Europe? Which state does your family hail from? (if I may ask)

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Which state does your family hail from? (if I may ask)
Sat location says, its Rajasthan!
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Sat location says, its Rajasthan!
I meant erstwhile state, Alwar or Porbander or some other, now referred to as districts?
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found the pic in grandfathers collection of pics. there is a large steamer travel chest full of pic.. sat
We all wait in anticipation to see what's in the steamer travel chest.....

Meanwhile, me in my Bugatti Royale 50 years ago
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My Grandfather and his Humber Hawk
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Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-challenged-1947.jpg
This precious human being had challenges, I hope he survived, he would have had a Mother and Father, Brothers and Sisters, Uncles and Aunts, I hope they loved him and cared for him as best as they could.

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