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Old 1st April 2020, 14:25   #1561
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Stumbled upon a small footage of the Maharaja of Jaipur's garage.

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Screen grabs of the same, shows some of the most beautiful Jaipur cars, would be great if the experts can identify all the car.

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The original clip can be seen here

and a YouTube video of the same


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Old 2nd April 2020, 09:04   #1562
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This fabulous picture was shared by Heritage Transport museum

Maharaja of Dewas

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Old 2nd April 2020, 21:01   #1563
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This fabulous picture was shared by Heritage Transport museum

Maharaja of Dewas

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This is Maharaja "George" Jivajirao Scindia of Gwalior, with what looks like a 320 (going by the bonnet louvres). The pennant is Gwalior too, Dewas branches had Hanuman on the flag. The car could later have gone to Dewas.

Below, another Gwalior Mercedes 170 (?) we have seen before (1941 Wedding)

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Old 3rd April 2020, 07:12   #1564
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Names and location attached to a previously seen picture. One of the fleet of Crossley RFC pattern for the Prince of Wales' visit.

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Old 3rd April 2020, 14:10   #1565
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The pennant is Gwalior too, Dewas branches had Hanuman on the flag. The car could later have gone to Dewas.
Thank you so much Sir, your eye for details is phenomenal

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One of the fleet of Crossley RFC pattern for the Prince of Wales' visit.

Couple of more pictures from the visit of the Prince of Wales.

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and here is a letter from the resident agent in the east for Crossley Motors ltd., thanking Dunlop rubber co. ltd. for the tyres, 1922

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and another one from Allahabad, an advertisement by Crossley
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Old 3rd April 2020, 20:11   #1566
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Today marks the 120 birth anniversary of HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Bahadur Sinhji Man Sinhji, 26th Thakore Sahib of Palitana.

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HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Bahadur Sinhji Man Sinhji along with his son Shivendra Sinhji Bahadur Sinhji Gohel of Palitana
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what car is it ?
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The Kumar Rajah of Bobbili in his Arrol-Johnston car, 1915.

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Old 4th April 2020, 12:04   #1568
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Cross posting

The magnificent Holkar Duesenberg J 585, when in India.

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A 1902 Cotterean owned by HH Maharaja of Patiala since new. Picture courtesy: Roni Khan's collection shared in an international magazine:

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Old 6th April 2020, 13:49   #1570
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Jaipur 110, Humber from the fleet of Maharaja of Jaipur, HH is seen on the left of the person standing by the car, he is facing the same direction as the car.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur 1945

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Not a Maharaja car, still posting here.

The Governor of Madras's car outside the palace at Parlakimedi, during a visit to the Rajah in 1934


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I believe we have earlier seen other pictures of this car.
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Old 9th April 2020, 19:37   #1572
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Stumbled upon a small footage of the Maharaja of Jaipur's garage.

The original clip can be seen here
The black car in the picture below (marked with an arrow) hasn't been identified.

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I came across couple of more pictures today where we can see what seems to be the same car (on the left).

PC: Life collection

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another car is seen on the right side
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Blow ups of both the pictures, with the cars in focus

The car below seems to be the same car as in the arrow marked garage picture.
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The car below seems to be the Jaipur Cadillac with its top up, now with the State motor garage.

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Experts to the rescue !

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The black car in the picture below (marked with an arrow) hasn't been identified.

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I came across couple of more pictures today where we can see what seems to be the same car (on the left).
The car is indeed B77MX, the very handsome 4 1/4 litre Bentley DHC by HJ Mulliner. Originally a Bhopal car, it was gifted to Gayatri Devi on the occasion of her wedding. As always, Travancore was the first to report it here (Classic Bentleys in India).

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The car below seems to be the Jaipur Cadillac with its top up, now with the State motor garage.

Nicely caught!
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Old 11th April 2020, 17:42   #1574
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The following picture was taken during Tito's visit to Gwalior for a tiger hunt in 1955.
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Some of these were earlier shared as well.

Cadillac's

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Packards's and others

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More pictures from Marshal Tito's visit to Gwalior, 1955

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Chrysler Woodie
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Misc. cars, Jeeps, Vans, Trucks, Land rovers
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Garage view
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