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Old 18th February 2015, 17:30   #76
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Hot on the lines of the new Rolls-Royce 'Maharaja special',

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-w...ml#post3582845

Comes the Rolls-Royce 'Mysore Collection'

http://drivercult.com/2015/02/bespok...tion-unveiled/

As courtesy they should atleast present one to the erstwhile Mysore State
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Hot on the lines of the new Rolls-Royce 'Maharaja special',

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-w...ml#post3582845

Comes the Rolls-Royce 'Mysore Collection'

http://drivercult.com/2015/02/bespok...tion-unveiled/

As courtesy they should atleast present one to the erstwhile Mysore State
This is interesting - all 3 for sale only in Abu Dhabi ? There are neither tigers nor Maharajas there (or for that matter Tipu Sultan) !

At least they could have used an authentic "Mysore" livery. Between R-R and Bentleys, there must have been at least 20 colour combinations to choose from.

At least, it has more wood than I have in my house.

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Looks like a recent photo. Do not know where it was taken.

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GD Naidu COllection Coimbatore

What a beauty !

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Looks like a recent photo. Do not know where it was taken.

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Fixing Bulganin's flag on the Mysore Daimler, ca 1955

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What a beauty !

Please find a recent snap of the car which showcases itself after a restoration for the Cartier Show.

Enjoy !

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Please find a recent snap of the car which showcases itself after a restoration for the Cartier Show.

Enjoy !

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A very well presented car indeed! Such cars sadly are seen rarely by the enthusiasts .

I wonder what can be done to bring out more such cars. Cartier was a good reason for these cars to be spruced up and shown, but tweety tells me that they are having a rethink on future shows in India.

It would be a pity if they stopped sponsoring such events here but it would be a greater pity if they continued to do so in the manner they do

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A very well presented car indeed! Such cars sadly are seen rarely by the enthusiasts .

I wonder what can be done to bring out more such cars. Cartier was a good reason for these cars to be spruced up and shown
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Enjoy !

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Agreed. Even globally Hispano's are such rare sights and honestly folks like me are damn lucky to see them in person within India. No doubt the owner has done great job to get the car in this shape but maybe bit more could have been done to get it to concourse, paucity of time could be the reason. Found the paint job mediocre and lacked attention to minute details at quite a few places. Nevertheless always gives a super sense of joy to see Hispano's.
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Agreed. Even globally Hispano's are such rare sights and honestly folks like me are damn lucky to see them in person within India. No doubt the owner has done great job to get the car in this shape but maybe bit more could have been done to get it to concourse, paucity of time could be the reason. Found the paint job mediocre and lacked attention to minute details at quite a few places. Nevertheless always gives a super sense of joy to see Hispano's.

The paint and restoration was carried out by the same team that had other entries at the recent Cartier show.

Now any guesses why the Hispano was not given the same attention to detail?

But I do think you are being a bit over critical. It was a pleasing job and some of us know how difficult it is to restore. Please enter a car in such shows , go thru the pains of restoration and then comment
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The paint and restoration was carried out by the same team that had other entries at the recent Cartier show.

Now any guesses why the Hispano was not given the same attention to detail?

But I do think you are being a bit over critical. It was a pleasing job and some of us know how difficult it is to restore. Please enter a car in such shows , go thru the pains of restoration and then comment

How I'd wish that day arrives but doubt in this life time. Well it was just an observation my kind Sir as I saw bubbles popping out near the right side of the door as well as paint peels around that area which generally is not expected from restorations of this quality. Sorry if I sounded over critical as that never was the intention.
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How I'd wish that day arrives but doubt in this life time. Well it was just an observation my kind Sir as I saw bubbles popping out near the right side of the door as well as paint peels around that area which generally is not expected from restorations of this quality. Sorry if I sounded over critical as that never was the intention.
Interesting observation. Now Tweety whispered in my ears that the Hispano and Minerva were painted in the same workshop, but the Minerva was pre-selected for Best Of Show.

Is it possible that the Hispano was considered competition and therefore some defects were not corrected?

But politics apart, it was great meeting old friends and making new ones.
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A very well presented car indeed! Such cars sadly are seen rarely by the enthusiasts .

I wonder what can be done to bring out more such cars. Cartier was a good reason for these cars to be spruced up and shown, but tweety tells me that they are having a rethink on future shows in India.

It would be a pity if they stopped sponsoring such events here but it would be a greater pity if they continued to do so in the manner they do
indeed a pity if they do stop, i quite like the show, it was an excuse to get my car running again, even if it didnt win its class, which I knew it wouldnt, but there should be some consolation, and the number of prizes should be increased to include runners up in all catagories, that way i would have had a chance at something to show my kids and wife at home.

as for the hispano, i loved it, i dont care much for trailer queens, i like a car that can be used. if its too shiny,then you cant take your kids out in it for an ice cream.
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Few pics of the rolls royce mysore collection that i received in watsapp from a friend of mine.

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At a recent Bombay event, three special ex-Mysore cars were reunited - probably for the first time in decades.

From L-R are
  • 1949 Bentley Mark VI, Park Ward DHC, #B438CF, later Bharatpur
  • 1948 Invicta Black Prince, Airflow Streamlines DHC?, later Gondal
  • 1949 Bentley Mark VI, H J Mulliner DHC, #B126EY, later Pune

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From Bangalore by gone facebook page, Mysore No. 3

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