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Old 17th March 2020, 16:52   #1546
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HH Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II and Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, welcoming Queen Elizabeth at Jaipur, 1961.

A Buick is partially seen, whats the car in the center ?

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The Buick appears to be a 47/48 - not her 46 convertible recently restored. We have seen pictures of her driving a sedan as well, maybe it is that one.

The other car in question appears to be a 56/57 Studebaker. Probably a President going by the two tone trim.
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Old 17th March 2020, 20:47   #1547
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From the same Bissau site:

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A Khairagarh Buick with Rani Sharda Devi of Bissau at the wheel.
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Old 18th March 2020, 00:06   #1548
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HH Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II and Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, welcoming Queen Elizabeth at Jaipur, 1961.
From the same day, Jaipur R-R Phantom II (Chassis 89-MW) is also seen

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A Khairagarh Buick with Rani Sharda Devi of Bissau at the wheel.
Rani Sharda devi was from Khairagarh and married into Bissau family, I am hoping this car survived ? The picture is from 1960's.

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From the same day, Jaipur R-R Phantom II (Chassis 89-MW) is also seen
The car behind is likely to be a 48/49 Cadillac. One convertible is in a private collection that was supposed to have Jaipur connections, perhaps the same car.

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Old 18th March 2020, 15:55   #1550
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The car behind is likely to be a 48/49 Cadillac. One convertible is in a private collection that was supposed to have Jaipur connections, perhaps the same car.
This one, from your earlier post here

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Not sure this has been posted before.
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Old 20th March 2020, 21:14   #1552
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Kapurthala Zebra cart and a car partially seen here.

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An image shared showing Thakur Saheb Rajendra Singhji of Namli with a 1934-ish Packard, incorrectly described as a Hispano-Suiza. Note the distinctive centre mounted Grebel spot light.



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An image shared showing Thakur Saheb Rajendra Singhji of Namli with a 1934-ish Packard, incorrectly described as a Hispano-Suiza. Note the distinctive centre mounted Grebel spot light.
a la the Berar Packard. The car looks similar too, though I am no Packard expert.
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Old 26th March 2020, 21:56   #1555
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Prince Paljor Namgyal, the first and the only Pilot prince of Sikkim was born on 26th November, 1921 at the Royal Palace, Gangtok to the Eleventh Maharaja of Sikkim, Sir Tashi Namgyal, K.C.I.E, K.C.S.I. and Maharani Kunzang Dechen.
As an air pilot Prince Paljor. " Sikkim 32 "

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Here is one of the Tajpur cars on a hunt, Should be a " Singer" as mentioned.
Some nicer pictures

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Quite a few pictures can be found here:

http://tajpurroyalfamily.in/cars.php

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Some nicer pictures

Quite a few pictures can be found here:

http://tajpurroyalfamily.in/cars.php
Thought I will post them all here

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Tajpur - Likely a 1959 Pontiac Catalina Safari wagon


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Old 30th March 2020, 12:58   #1559
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Mayurbhanj State

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Old photograph of Mayurbhanj Maharaja hunting party with elephants, beaters and touring car on the visit in 1929 of H.E. Sir Hugh Stephenson, Governor of Bihar and Orissa to Mayurbhanj State
Creator: unknown; Linrothe, Robert N., 1951, photographer

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Old 31st March 2020, 13:16   #1560
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Screen grabs from Getty Images.

HH Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur on Campaign trail.

Please watch this video here

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