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Old 28th August 2020, 22:22   #1636
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Lovely! Though the colours look darker, I beleive it icould be this Alwar Silver Ghost, Chassis 1523.
I had thought so too, though the image is dated 1909, and the chassis 1523 I think is 1911?
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Old 29th August 2020, 12:22   #1637
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Alwar Lanchester

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I had thought so too, though the image is dated 1909, and the chassis 1523 I think is 1911?
Great point Karl! But I cannot think of anything similar.

Attached is "1442" for Lord Minto (which again was a 1910 model) - but entirely different car.

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Lord Minto arriving by motor car to view the Alwar stables, 1909, is it an Alwar car or a Viceregal car ?

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I believe this huge 'Pullman limousine' is a 40 h.p. Napier probably built by Simpsons of Madras for the Maharaja of Alwar. It would appear to be a 'ten- light' enclosed drive limousine on artillery wheels whereas the Alwar Rolls-Royce (1523) was a six-light cabriolet on Rudge Whitworth wire wheels, fitted in April 1911. If the image was clearer, the roof 'hooks' could indicate a fully 'detachable-top' or maybe just a luggage rack support ? Lord Minto left India in 1910 and the Alwar Rolls-Royce was only on test in Derby during February 1911 and made ready for the Delhi Durbar in December of that year. It was finished in Ivory with vertical blue lines.
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Old 31st August 2020, 12:17   #1640
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A gorgeous picture of the Rewa Daimler, which I have been told was published in National Geographic magazine from late 60's, the gentleman promised to send me the copy

Anyone can identify the people in the car ?

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Leading historian John Fasal makes the following observations
Here is the same car.....a 60 H.P. though, 1907/1908. Picture published February, 1908.

Likely a British body perhaps by Sayers & Co.

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The car in KartkeyaL's lovely photo is an Argyll, ca 1905
Couple of more pictures

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An Oudh tourer - perhaps a Hudson?

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Unxhagaon Jeeps doing shikar duty, 1969

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Shared by Umar Baig via Bhopali tales

"Princess Abida Sultan jumping Skoda car"

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Rupendra Pal Singh (Uchagaon), shared these pictures of his grandfather Late Surendra Pal Singh, MP from Bulandshahr, also former minister in the Union cabinet, during his days abroad.

The car is a coach built Hudson,ATTACH]
This should be Unchagaon, Bulandshahr Dist. There is also a different Uchagaon in Karnataka
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This should be Unchagaon, Bulandshahr Dist. There is also a different Uchagaon in Karnataka
Yes, Sir, I missed the 'n'

Here is another picture of Late Surendra Pal Singh of Unchagaon at a RAC rally 1936.

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Yes, Sir, I missed the 'n'

Here is another picture of Late Surendra Pal Singh of Unchagaon at a RAC rally 1936.

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Wolseley Hornet?

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We have earlier seen the Bhopal 1926 Bentley 6½litre tourer with the tiger.
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here is the same car, on the same day with members of the Bhopal royal family.

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These pictures of the Buria Fort cars have been doing the rounds on social media. Maybe they have been sold.

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Cars beloning to Raja Rattan Amol Singh of Buria

4 cars and a few bikes, cars mentioned are Willys Knight, Hudson, Singer and an Austin.
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