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Old 10th August 2010, 19:25   #31
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Any Horch cars in the Mysore collection or other surviving car in India.
Very doubtful whether any Horsch still exists in India. One went to Australia for sure, the others?
About 25 years ago a pair of Horsch headlights came to Chorbazar, one glass was cracked.
That is all I know so far, according to DKG there was one in Pune too.

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Default Vintage Movie - Dussera 1933 Blessing Cars

Attached are a few screen shots of the 1933 Dussera celebrations.

The first car, I cannot even start to guess! The second looks like PI 4-RC and the third looks like the Hispano-Suiza.

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Hispano-Suiza ?

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Here is the link if you want to watch it (cars are around the 14:05 minute marker)
Centre of South Asian Studies - Film Collections

The site has more India cars, will take some time to research!
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Very doubtful whether any Horsch still exists in India. One went to Australia for sure, the others?
About 25 years ago a pair of Horsch headlights came to Chorbazar, one glass was cracked.
That is all I know so far, according to DKG there was one in Pune too.

Cheers harit
There was one in Hyderabad too which is now in a museum in Germany, was exported out of India legally way back
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There was one in Hyderabad too which is now in a museum in Germany, was exported out of India legally way back
Wasif, do you have any pictures you can post ? Thanks
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That is all I know so far, according to DKG there was one in Pune too.
I believe the car was with the Dhanrajgir family, not sure. Used to be parked at their house I'm told.

The late great Aderbad Setna had mentioned to me a couple of times that a Parsi doctor in Pune used to drive a Horch. Not sure if it was the same car or another.

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Attached are a few screen shots of the 1933 Dussera celebrations.
Great find, thanks for sharing.
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The Hyderabad Horch was not with the Dhanrajgirs but with the Asman Jah Paigah family.

I don't have the pics saved but I can look and will try to post soon.
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A previously unseen picture of a Mysore Daimler can be seen here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/2139092-post162.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/2139138-post163.html
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These cars were on display during this year's Dasara celebrations in the Mysore palace.

The first on is a 1931 Chevrolet Tourer and second one is a Daimler Straight 8 DE 36.
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Default Re: "Doing a Mysore" again - Cars of Maharaja of Mysore

Mr. Ramanna has been kind enough to have sent me the following link on the Hooper bodied cars - Hooper Coach Builders

From the list down loaded we could see the following cars of Mysore

1. Silver Wraith Touring Limousine (Body # 9399, Chassis # WVA 56)
2. Sedanca Coupe (Body # 9272)
3. Saloon on Bentley 6 chassis (Body # 9566 Chassis# B294 EY)
4. Silver Wraith (Body # 9506, Chassis WGC 31)

The Daimler DE-36's are listed under Royal Tours

Have these cars been identified earlier? If I recollect WGC 31 has a MSC registration and was post by DKG in the RR Tread

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Default A bit of Mysore Nostalgia

Here is something nostalgic, especially for namma KPS

The following are from The Autocar, June 11, 1937.

Interesting to note the "pecking order" of Mysore Palace chauffeurs and their cars. The 66 cars were maintained and driven by 44 chauffeurs according to the article.....I have not counted them!!!

I assume once you proved your mettle, you graduated /progressed from the luggage bus /milk van to the Rolls Royce and Hispano Suiza

The numbers after the cars I assume referred to "Mysore-XX" on the licence plate

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Now we also know what the "mystery Dassara car" I had previously shown on post 32 is:

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Note that R-R Silver Ghost (Chassis 1683) then had domed front wings /mudguards.

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Here is something nostalgic, especially for namma KPS
Travancore you made my morning cup of coffee even better. What an interesting article. Just loved your post and thank you very much for sharing. Enjoyed the names like "Thindi Ford (34)", where Thindi means snacks or food stuff indicating that this car was used to bring thindi . No. 54 Ford Pooja Saloon could be the car used to go to the temple.......

I wonder how many kms the electric cars would run assuming that they would have been heavy. I wonder what Flytax (63) is?

Just thought I would arrange the cars as per their numbers

1. Rolls Royce Touring
2. Rolls Royce Victoria
3. Rolls Royce Colonial
4. Roll Royce Cabriolet
5. Daimler
6. Studebaker
7. Chevrolet Touring
8. Rolls Royce Phantom
9. Electric Car
10. Dodge Half Luggage Bus.
11. Buick
12. Dodge Full Luggage Bus
13. Chevrolet Touring
14. Vulcan
15. Electric Car
16. -
17. Hispano Suiza
18. Humber
19. Dodge Full Passenger Bus
20. Chrysler
21. Chevrolet Milk Van
22. MORS
23. Chevrolet Touring
24. Roll Royce Phantom
25. Ford Touring
26. Essex Terraplane
27. Dodge Graham Wireless/Caravan Trailer
28. Rayankere Ford
29. Chrysler
30. Studebaker
31. Chevrolet Sedan
32. Thindi Overland
33. -
34. Thindi Ford
35. Ford V8 "Parranda"
36. Dodge Wireless
37. Studebaker
38. Chevrolet Lorry
39. Ford Bus
40. 1/2 ton Federal Lorry
41. Ford V8
42. Morris
43. 1/2 Ton Federal Lorry/Tent Trailer
44. Horse Box
45. Dodge Passenger Bus "Char - a - banc"
46. Electric Car
47. Horse Box
48. Horse Box
49. Opel Sedan
50. Opel Sedan
51. Baby Austin Touring
52. Horse Box
53. Overland
54. Ford Pooja Saloon
55. Buick Touring
56. Citroen
57. -
58. Hillman
59. -
60. Morris
61. Morris
62. Austin Victoria (Nazi)
63. Flytax
64 Chevrolet 1/2 Luggage
65.Chevrolet Sedan/Cottage Trailer

The total list is of 61 cars.

Thanks again Travancore.

By the way name the driver in the RR Ghost !

Cheers

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Here is something nostalgic, especially for namma KPS

The following are from The Autocar, June 11, 1937.
Simply super travancore!

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Enjoyed the names like "Thindi Ford (34)", where Thindi means snacks or food stuff indicating that this car was used to bring thindi . No. 54 Ford Pooja Saloon could be the car used to go to the temple......
I was wondering what the names would imply. I'm more curious though to know what an Austin Victoria (Nazi) would be! Or perhaps a Dodge Graham Wireless. Also did you notice there are 3 electric cars? No. 15, No. 46 and No. 9.
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By the way name the driver in the RR Ghost !

Cheers

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Syed Budan - since he is driving the R-R Victoria! Just kidding

Glad you guys enjoyed this, I got a kick out of it.

Should have been born 50 years earlier in Mysore...........

Maybe the next list (unpublished) was even more interesting, with Halwa Mercedes, Uppuma Bentley and Masala Dosa Bugatti Royale

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The Mysore Royal Garage was located a short distance away from the palace and was a very elegant building, with elaborate crests, barge boards and monkey tops, which bore the insignia of the Maharaja. Sadly, around 2002-03, it was demolished and taken over by builders, who built the usual featureless flats. I searched high and low for the remnants of the decorations, hoping to preserve them, but could not find anything. Would anyone have pictures of the building? Mr. T.P. Issar's book, Mysore, City of Palaces, has a picture, but thats all that I have been able to find. For a number of years, the building was rented out to the TVS group, who used it as a garage for their work.
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Srikantadatta Wodeyar dies at 60.

Another personality gone in a span of couple of weeks.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/south/fo...ar-dies-456992
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