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Old 10th October 2019, 03:36   #166
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A lovely shot of Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolai Bulganin in Srinagar, 1955, riding in a DeSoto registered J&K 4. I assume this too is an official/Governer's car.

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Must have been a Kashmir State car borrowed for the occasion. You can actually see Karan Singh between the two. He must have been Sadr-e-Riyasat at the time. I had also posted a pic of the same car at Banihal Pass.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-w...ml#post3497172 (How rich were the Maharajas before Independence! Cars of the Maharajas)

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Old 21st January 2020, 12:09   #167
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500 SEL kept at the Rashtrapati Bhawan museum.
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With Trump's visit, the media went into history and this image of President Eisenhower was doing the rounds. This one was shared by KartikeyaL
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Some more googling threw up this nice quality image here
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The car survives in Kanpur, a 1954 Plymouth.
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Some more pictures from Rashtrapati Bhavan's archival collection.

Cadillac with USSR top brass
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Jeeps for the parade
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Another image of Queen Elizabeth's visit to Madras in 1961. The car survives, registered MSS 9999. I think now in the Geedee museum.
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More reading on the car here
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Bulganin, Khrushchev and Nehru in India in 1955 riding in a Dodge Kingsway convertible.

A lovely shot of Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolai Bulganin in Srinagar, 1955, riding in a DeSoto registered J&K 4.
Its seems that the Russian dignitaries visited a lot of places in India and used as many cars, just came across these pics of them in a Plymouth Belvedere on their visit to Poona.

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Its seems that the Russian dignitaries visited a lot of places in India and used as many cars, just came across these pics of them in a Plymouth Belvedere on their visit to Poona.
Super pics, the car survives in a Pune collection!

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The black and white images seem to have been taken at the NDA, the National Defense Academy at Khadakwasla outside Pune.
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Technically, not all of these are "Rashtrapathi Bhavan" cars. Eisenhower's Visit, 1959 and the Queen's Visit, 1961. And some seen before.

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Queen's Visit, 1961.

PC: Hank Walker/LIFE Collection

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This was on FB as "Queen in India", I am not sure, somehow doesnt look India, also what car is this ?

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This was on FB as "Queen in India", I am not sure, somehow doesnt look India, also what car is this ?

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It is a Humber Super Snipe. If not India,it might be Sri Lanka or Pakistan. This would be circa 1959/60
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It is a Humber Super Snipe. If not India,it might be Sri Lanka or Pakistan. This would be circa 1959/60
It is a Humber Super Snipe, 1953. Taken during the Queen's visit to Ceylon in 1954.

The attached pic with Prince Philip is likely the same car.

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Unsure if a repeat. One of the Governor's Chryslers supposedly pictured here for Nehru's Kerala visit. I wonder if one such car was stationed in Kerala. We have seen 2 cars Madras registered, and one more Jamshedpur registered.

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Unsure if a repeat. One of the Governor's Chryslers supposedly pictured here for Nehru's Kerala visit. I wonder if one such car was stationed in Kerala. We have seen 2 cars Madras registered, and one more Jamshedpur registered.

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I believe it is this same car, taken during Nehru's visit to my maternal grandfather's family home (taravad) in Nilambur, (Malabar). Perhaps MSY-6154 ?
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