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Old 5th July 2010, 20:36   #16
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Default Earliest Daimler of HH Maharaja of Mysore

I am adding this at the advise of KPS.
HH Maharajah was one of the earliest to buy a Daimler. This was in 1914 during the First WW. This was delivered to him in Oct of that year. The car was a 20HP tourer, with acetylene lamps. A Picture Post card was issued wth the HH at the wheels.
Here is a picture of that. I was surprised to find that PP for sale on eBay. I did not purchase it. So any of you could bid for it @ Rs 1800 as starting.
Enjoy the picture.
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I dare say that by 1914, there were already a number of Daimlers in India. I have a 1904/05 chassis, I believe that a few Daimlers also came for the Delhi Durbar in 1911. There is also an early Daimler in Bangladesh, if I remember ot was a 1909 model.
Very nice picture.

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I am adding this at the advise of KPS.
HH Maharajah was one of the earliest to buy a Daimler. This was in 1914 during the First WW. This was delivered to him in Oct of that year. The car was a 20HP tourer, with acetylene lamps. A Picture Post card was issued wth the HH at the wheels.
Here is a picture of that. I was surprised to find that PP for sale on eBay. I did not purchase it. So any of you could bid for it @ Rs 1800 as starting.
Enjoy the picture.
Cheers
Ramanna

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I hate to do this, but just for the record. The car shown in Post #1 is an early RR Silver Ghost. My limited research resources seem to indicate Chassis Number 1680 by Barker. I could stand corrected.

The source of the original picture below is a 1963 edition of the "Rolls Royce Owner" magazine that I just received within the week. Cheers

"Doing a Mysore" again - Cars of Maharaja of Mysore-mysore-rr-sg-chassis-1680-maybe.jpg
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Default RR Silver Ghost

Shown below is an early Mysore R-R Silver Ghost. My limited research sources seem to indicate Chassis # 1680 by Barker. I do not believe this picture has been in widespread circulation before.

Source: "The R-R Owner" Magazine, 1963

"Doing a Mysore" again - Cars of Maharaja of Mysore-mysore-rr-sg-chassis-1680-maybe.jpg
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Shown below is an early Mysore R-R Silver Ghost. My limited research sources seem to indicate Chassis # 1680 by Barker. I do not believe this picture has been in widespread circulation before.

Source: "The R-R Owner" Magazine, 1963
Travancore, wonderful addition to this Thread. Must have been a majestic car. I wonder what happened to this car.

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I am adding this at the advise of KPS.
HH Maharajah was one of the earliest to buy a Daimler. This was in 1914 during the First WW. This was delivered to him in Oct of that year. The car was a 20HP tourer, with acetylene lamps.
Ramanna, here is probably the Daimler you refer to:

Source: The Autocar, Oct 3, 1914
"Doing a Mysore" again - Cars of Maharaja of Mysore-mysore-daimler-20-hp-1914.jpg

Mysore also had a fleet of White Steam cars. Will dig up and post soon.

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Ramanna, here is probably the Daimler you refer to:

Source: The Autocar, Oct 3, 1914
WOW Travancore you are a genius. Thanks for this info.

Request you to please post this in the "Doing the Mysore Again Thread. Your contribution is invaluable.

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As per Wikipedia, The Wodeyar Dynasty founded a feudatory principality in 1399, which grew into the Kingdom of Mysore. The Wodeyars ruled that kingdom almost uninterruptedly between 1399 and 1947; they ruled initially as vassals of the Vijayanagara empire (1399-1646), then as independent rulers (1646-1799), and finally as allies of the British crown (1799-1947).
Did the Wiki author forget the period when Haider Ali desposed the Wodeyars and the rule by his heir Tippu Sultan.
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1948 Invicta Black prince.

A very rare car, around a dozen were made and half survive. Originally Mysore, it then found its way to Gondal, and has been in ownership with the current owners since the 1960s.
Karl did'nt this car make its way to Bombay from Gondal and been with the owners since ?. This car comes to the club very often thats why i asked.
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Karl did'nt this car make its way to Bombay from Gondal and been with the owners since ?. This car comes to the club very often thats why i asked.
Yes, i said the current owner's have had it since the 60s, and before that it was with Gondal.
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Yes, i said the current owner's have had it since the 60s, and before that it was with Gondal.
It was not clear and sounded as The Gondals had it from the 60's to now. Thank you for clarifying .
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It was not clear and sounded as The Gondals had it from the 60's to now. Thank you for clarifying .
Hi Speeds,
This car was featured in an article in Auto India a few months ago.
First a Mysore car, then came to Gondal, lying rotting on Marine Lines very near to SK Patil Udhyan (BTW, what IS happening there) and from there the Parsi gent took delivey in the 1960's.
Sometime in the 1960's the car went to UK and had a gearbox replaced.

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Default 1948 Invicta Black Prince

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Hi Speeds,
This car was featured in an article in Auto India a few months ago.
First a Mysore car, then came to Gondal, lying rotting on Marine Lines very near to SK Patil Udhyan (Cheers harit
1948 Invicta Black Prince - Prince of darkness
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1587510-post473.html

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Default A Maharaja's interesting perspective

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(source: Asia magazine, January 1925)

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Sorry about the watermark, following is the caption:

"Of the sixty cars of the Maharaja of Mysore many are American - "the cheap ones", His Highness says. These cars are used for rough work, European for display"
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Any Horch cars in the Mysore collection or other surviving car in India.
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