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Old 17th May 2020, 05:32   #1591
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Ambliara. Packard perhaps ????
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Old 18th May 2020, 14:23   #1592
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Maharaja of Kota with his Sheffield Simplex car, 1916

Source: "The Illustrated London news, April 1, 1916"

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Old 20th May 2020, 15:51   #1593
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This is owned by sirohi maharaj.
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Any pics of the Chevy next to it?
12 years since the above posts were made.

Here are two old pictures of the Sirohi cars,

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And one of their Austin

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Old 21st May 2020, 02:52   #1594
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RAMPUR-18. A really cute Ford V8. The mother-in-law seat occupant flew away.

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Old 23rd May 2020, 15:42   #1595
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Rolls Royce "Talcher 30"

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Old 27th May 2020, 14:25   #1596
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Rare photo from 1907 from the installation of HH Maharaja Ranjitsinhji, Jam Saheb of Nawanagar

Jam Saheb Ranjitsinhji in his 24 H.P. Napier car.

Notice the "Flat" rear tyre !

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Old 4th June 2020, 13:03   #1597
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One of the fleet of Crossley RFC pattern for the Prince of Wales' visit.
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Creator(s) Pindi Lull (fl.1921) (photographer)

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Prince of Wales in a car, Baroda: Edward, Prince of Wales. Royal Tour in India, 1921-1922 Oct 1921-Mar 1922
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Old 11th June 2020, 13:55   #1598
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HRH Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850-1942) arrives at Sikandra, India 1921

PC : Willie Burke (photographer)/ Royal Collection Trust

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Old 16th June 2020, 13:42   #1599
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This 1941 Cadillac 62 is for sale at Hemming's

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Once owned by the Royal Family of the Kotah District, State of Rajasthan in India. "His highness of Kotah" being the registered owner. With its rich history and the vehicle being right hand drive makes this beautiful Cadillac an absolute collectible!

1941 Cadillac 62, Original Matching numbers and full Indian registration with the vehicle.

The 62 Series took many of the designs from the previous 75 Series but had many improvements including a shorter wheelbase which improved handling and driveability. Under the hood is the Monoblock V8 346 Block (5.7ltr) with the 3 Speed Manual.

"Kotah no. 7 / RJR 680"

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The Caddy is stunniing in that colour combination . The Side valve V8 is great engine also which GM supplied as poweer units during WW2 for Generators, Welders , Water 0umps etc etc .
But how did it Leave India?
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Vikramaditya Singh, (Kashmir), posted this on Himalyan history group on Facebook

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This is a post on the lighter side. Seated on the front passenger seat is my grandfather, Maharaja Hari Singh in one of his favourite cars. On the driver seat is Maharaja Umaid Singh ji of Jodhpur (grandfather of Maharaja Gaj Singhji). And seated behind him is his younger brother Ajit Singh ji. I am unable to identify the other two passengers in this beautiful car, details of which follow. Interestingly, if you zoom into the number plate, you can vaguely see 'KASHMIR'!

Tempo G1200- 1937
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Vikramaditya Singh, (Kashmir), posted this on Himalyan history group on Facebook
A similar car is with the Jodhpur royal family, along with the Delahaye. Since there is a Jodhpur connection to this photo, perhaps it is the same car surviving.

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Photograph taken in1935 showing Maharaja Hari Singh coming down stairs of his palace at Gupkar Road Srinagar to enter his newly acquired G.M.LaSella motor car delivered from Detroit USA. Maharaja Hari Singh was a a fond collector of motorcars.
I think he meant a LaSalle?
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Picture Credit: Pindi Lull via The Royal collection Trust

Prince of Wales alighting from a motor car, Allahabad [Edward, Prince of Wales. Royal Tour in India, 1921-1922]
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Arrival at racecourse, Rangoon
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