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Old 17th August 2015, 10:26   #106
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And though probably not a State car, here we see Nehru with the Earl and Countess Mountbatten in Shimla in a Sunbeam Talbot. Note the blank plates but royal (?) crest.
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The Presidential Cadillac, ca 1963

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Admiral Sir Arthur of West Indies was received at Government House in December, 1947. In New Delhi.
Looks like a Rolls to me:

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Looks like a Rolls to me:

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This should be the Rolls Silver Wraith WVA6, Park Ward Limousine, probably brand new at the time. Survives in Bombay.
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President Tito, Delhi 1954
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Technically not a Rashtrapathi Bhavan car........but wonder why it has no CD plates

Gorbachev Visit, 1986. Appears to be a 1983/4 ZiL 4104 Limousine

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Came across this interesting though poor photo of what looks like an Independence Day celebration or something close to that. In the back we see what is almost certainly a black Jeep Wagoneer with red plates with stars - probably a Staff Car of the Forces? Also pointed out to me was probably that is Manmohan Singh being escorted, so likely to be a slightly older photo.

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I cannot positively identify the car, but maybe it is a 1954 Dodge/DeSoto/Plymouth? And if it is, and being in Srinagar for diplomatic use, it is quite likely to be the same DeSoto we saw here

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Yes Its the same Desoto, The plates have changed as of today too!!
My friend has it!

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A friend shared this image of Indira Gandhi and Vasantrao Naik in a 1960 Chevy Impala convertible. Note the Jeep Wagoneer in the back, and maybe an older wagon. Wonder if they survive.

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A friend shared this image of Indira Gandhi and Vasantrao Naik in a 1960 Chevy Impala convertible. Note the Jeep Wagoneer in the back, and maybe an older wagon. Wonder if they survive.

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Please note the damaged right headlight and trim. Wonder why its left as it is. Fresh incident or lack of spares. Present days the vehicle will b pulled out of VIP duty and it will b a media event,mebbe a panel discussion
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A friend shared this image of Indira Gandhi and Vasantrao Naik in a 1960 Chevy Impala convertible. Note the Jeep Wagoneer in the back, and maybe an older wagon. Wonder if they survive.

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As you notice that the wheels caps in the impala are off. Could be a private car used for a factory opening and local political tour. Many large families of the 70s gave the car out or had large plants inaugurated by high profile political entities

Waggoner looks like a locale collector car

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Another picture of the Queen's visit to Calcutta in the chopped Dodge Kingsway. In this picture we can clearly see the Suburban badge - this wasn't a sedan but a wagon

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Another picture of the Queen's visit to Calcutta in the chopped Dodge Kingsway. In this picture we can clearly see the Suburban badge - this wasn't a sedan but a wagon
And another very nice clear picture of the same event.

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Another one maybe from the same event , but a different car
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Queen Elizabeth Arrives at Calcutta 1961

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and this is maybe from Rastrapati Bhavan

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