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Old 18th December 2020, 02:02   #136
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Re: Cars of HH Nawab Sadiq M Abbasi V of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

1930 Packard 740 RHD Limousine, BWP 120
Chassis # 186534, Engine # 182381, Body # 415804, Vehicle # 186205R
Anti theft ID stamped on firewall: II7874
This photo of my car came up recently.
Recently freshly made Detroit Lubricator Type 51 carburetors have become available approx. $5250 from Scott Henningsen's, USA. Superb reproduction. Last month my son gifted me one from them. My original having deteriorated, actually crumbled into oblivion. I was running the car for past 35 years on a jury rigged Chevrolet down draft carburetor on a U- shaped intake Tube for last 35 years as any used or even NIB carbs were beyond safe and reliable use because of Pot metal.
Will put it on and report but so far it is sitting like a museum piece on my desk.

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On the occasion of a visit of His Excellency Field-Marshal Sir Phillip Chetwode, Commander-in-Chief in India.

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Great find. This is my RR Phantom 1 Chassis 45WR at the private railways siding and station at Dera Nawab Sahib where the two long and one short carriages were stationed. Its a curious double height design of a private siding allowing purdah for the household. Building still exists but the railway carriages got burnt down, some say arson by thieves who stole away the interior.

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I picture of a Ford Model T with a bus body has been recently sent my way (photo credit: Bahawal Abbasi). Judging from the steel radiator shell, the vehicle dates onwards from 1917. My guess is that picture may be from the early 1920's. But I am not sure.
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Two cars of the Nawab Sahib, took part in the 2021 Distinguished Gentlemen's Drive, an event where people dress as dapper/ dandy in period fashion and take their cars around to promote awareness of Prostate Cancer. 1928 Rolls Royce 45WR body by Barker UK and 1930 Cadillac V-16 body by Vanden Plas Belgium. Photo credits to Syed Behram Ali, Daniyal Khan and Ramish Muzaffar.

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1928 Rolls Royce 45WR body by Barker UK and 1930 Cadillac V-16 body by Vanden Plas Belgium.
Lovely Amer! Two cars saved from oblivion thanks to you!

Is 45WR in its original paint ?

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Lovely Amer! Two cars saved from oblivion thanks to you!

Is 45WR in its original paint ?
Yes it is as painted by Barker in 1934 when the Limousine Pullman de ville body was erected and it is my pride and joy for Preservation class.
That said, the first body, a Thrupp & Maberly disappearing top tourer with a semi boat tail type back, in Nile Blue and Ivory and Grebel spot lamps etc. would be a show stopper at Pebble Beach type shows.
The instrumentation ( bezels etc.) were in Nile Blue too, as were Chassis components.

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The Nawab of Bahawalpur Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi V, and Begum Sahiba Lady Olivine at the Ascot races, England circa 1938, disembarked from his RR P-III Barker Sports Saloon. Photo supplied by Sahibzada Omar Abbasi, grand son of the Nawab.

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The Nawab of Bahawalpur Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi V, and Begum Sahiba Lady Olivine at the Ascot races, England circa 1938, disembarked from his RR P-III Barker Sports Saloon. Photo supplied by Sahibzada Omar Abbasi, grand son of the Nawab.

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This photo of 3AX87 is from 30th July, 1952. So the car must have remained in England for a few years after WWII.
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This photo of 3AX87 is from 30th July, 1952. So the car must have remained in England for a few years after WWII.
Thanks for these pics guys. All I need to know now is what the UK registration number of the car was! Cheers. Steve
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In all probability it was BWP 205.
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Re: Cars of HH Nawab Sadiq M Abbasi V of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

I came across this very interesting write up by a gentleman, on Facebook. Perhaps some of the esteemed contributors to the thread, would find it interesting and share their knowledge and insight.



https://www.facebook.com/groups/2624...2710174883435/
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Thank you for the post. Lt Gen Marden was a well known and well respected part of the Bahawalpur Govt., and pre partition he had been made the GOC of the Bahawalpur forces by the Nawab. These were regular troops and also included His Highnesses Body guard unit. He was replaced by Major General Sir Sam Greaves as the commander of the new division around the end of 1948. The Amir was reluctant to replace him (or any other officer) but Marden had very limited military knowledge or experience in command and C-in C Pakistan Army Gen Douglas Gracey insisted on his replacement.
Lt Gen Marden lived on in Bahawalpur as a close confidant and trusted advisor with HH. As per anecdotal information from knowledgeable sources of Bahawalpur family, HH was instrumental in getting Gen Marden married to a very fine English lady who was one of the governesses of his sons. The General had a couple of pet dogs among them a very obese black Labrador named "Tumko Mono Push" or " Tumku Munu Push". He was unable to move under his own steam and was laid face outwards at the generals railway coach and nobody dared come near it. (I am told the name may be a distortion of Bengali words or Urdu meaning I will push you).
After the death of HH, in 1966, he was at liberty to sell off the gifted car and I understand from the post that Mr. John Warth and his son bought the car from him and took to UK, after much adventure at the docks during the 1971 War.
Gen Marden is buried in Dera Nawab. Per instructions his beloved old dogs, fed on candies among other things, were put to sleep and buried near his grave. His widow left for UK soon after.

In 1978 I saw this car in London, restored to a high standard, in green with cream/ Old English White fenders, with the Bahawalpur state crest with Pelicans, on the rear doors (not the intertwined AA of HH's personal cars), displayed for sale at Coy's of Kensington, then at Kensington mews London. For sale at GBP 28000 or so.

The above account is from notes to my book and Friday times article, and not definitive on the personal life of the General. Additions and corrections are welcome.

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It is amazing that new cars of Motorkhana Nij of HH the nawab keep surfacing. Latest is a contribution by Sahibzada Omar Abbasi, grandson of Nawab Sadiq Abbasi V, showing a 1929 Oldsmobile Tourer with BAHAWALPUR number plate. On the steering is Sahibzada Haroon ur Rashid Abbasi, grandson of the Nawab with another, hitherto unidentified grandson, with their English Governess sitting in the back with pet dogs.

The Motorkahana Nij list, given below, now adds this car at S.No.70.

List updated 21-05-2022 :

1. RR Silver Ghost 86CW Barker Tourer
2. RR Silver Ghost 41LK Tourer, later armoured car by Barker
3. RR Silver Ghost 82RM Torpedo Barker, later Pullman Limousine Barker
4. RR Silver Ghost 70TM Cabriolet de Ville Barker BWP31
5. Renault MC #189583 (1926) Limousine Windovers
6. RR Twenty barrel sided tourer Barker 81K2
7. RR P1 39MC Hooper Roadster, later touring sedan Barker
8. RR P1 92YC Boudoir Darbari Open drive limousine BWP 73
9. RR P1 45WR Disappearing top tourer Thrupp & Maberly (Cairo Show), later Pullman Limousine Barker BWP 97
10. Mercedes SSK Barker
11. Mercedes SSK boat tail
12. Packard 640 roadster 1928
13. Packard 740 roadster 1929
14. Packard 740 Limousine 1929 BWP 120
15. Cadillac V-16 # 702298 Vanden Plas (London Motor Show) 1930 BWP133
16. Lancia Lambda four seat phaeton
17. Armstrong Siddley Limousine BWP 134
18. RR PII 180PY four seat sunshine coupe Barker BWP 182
19. RR PIII 3-AX-87 touring Sedan (bullet proof) Barker BWP 205
20. Mercedes 540K convertible # 154068 Barker
21. RR Silver Wraith CLW35 empress Hooper
22. RR Silver Wraith GLW20 Hooper touring
23. RR PV 5BV61 Parkward limousine
24. Bentley 3.5 litre B32EF
25. Bentley Mk VI B94KM
26. Bentley Mk VI B16BA Hooper
27. Humber Pullman limousine 1951 BR 4147
28. Jaguar Mk IV 1.5 litre BR 4239
29. Jaguar Mk 10 BWP 300
30. Lincoln Zephyr V-12 Sedan BWP 307
31. Chrysler Limousine BWP 271
32. Chrysler Limousine BWP 263
33. Lincoln Cosmopolitan BWP 341
34. Daimler DK 400 Hooper Perspex coupe
35. Cadillac 1939 series 75 limousine RHD BWP 260
36. Cadillac 1942 BWP 267
37. Austin Ruby convertible
38. Bristol 1950
39. Jaguar MkV BWP 334
40. Ford Woodie wagon 1941 BWP 309
41. Ford Woodie Wagon 1941
43. Crossley Caravan BWP 105
44. Ford Caravan 1939 BWP 249
45. Lincoln Model K, convertible, 1934
46. Cadillac series 62 sedan 1953
47. Buick Roadmaster convertible
48. Buick super 8 convertible 1947 or 1948
49. Cadillac series 75 1962
50. Studebaker convertible 1950 RHD
51. Jaguar XK140
52. Chevrolet sedan 1937 BWP 208

53. Armstrong Siddeley sapphire 1951 BWP 402
54. Buick 1938 BWP 365
55. Ford phaeton 1936
56. Humber Pullman 1949 BWP 425
57. Wolseley 14hp BWP 775
58. Ford 1941
59. Rover
60. Triumph Gt 6 (was not in his personal use)
61. Thames trader truck BWP 423 (it was still parked in their personal garage)

62. Opel station wagon BWP 414
63. Ford Consul BWP 425
64. VW minibus BWP 415
65. Willies Wagon BWP 375
66. Ford Consul BWP 426
67. Ford Mercury BWP 430
66. Vanguard BWP 382
67. Ford Mercury BWP 390
68. M. G. BWP 383
69. Ford Prefect 1959 (four of)
70. 1929 Oldsmobile Tourer (with "Bahawalpur "Plates)
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