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Old 20th October 2020, 19:43   #1666
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A car at a Bhopal palace.

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Old 25th October 2020, 15:07   #1667
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Sawar was a tiny state in Rajputana, the ruler held the title of Thakur and not Maharaja as described below, Afaik !

What car is this ? Over to experts !

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Old 25th October 2020, 20:37   #1668
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I believe an early Standard (Coventry)
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Old 26th October 2020, 02:51   #1669
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Hi Folks!, that is actually a 1933 Chevrolet (three windows on the bonnet sides.) a rare car today because GM was right in the middle of the great depression and struggling to sell cars. The wooden frame work in the bodies also meant many didn't have a long life in service.

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Rao Uday Singh of Chadawad

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From the book " Bubbles " a biography of HH Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh, the last titular Maharaja of Jaipur.

The Family on holiday in Muree.

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Hunting BIG game in big style sometimes requires big chariots.

Attached are two interesting hunting coaches, both from 1931:

Jodhpur Mercedes-Benz Hunting Coach:
Little better picture of the same

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Old 1st November 2020, 05:39   #1672
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Little better picture of the same

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Lovely photo. Looks like it even has a personalized hood ornament vs the Mercedes Star!

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Perhaps one of these N Type or smaller LO Type ?

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Old 7th November 2020, 13:52   #1673
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Shared by Ajazul Haq

Bhopal cars

Have we seen this picture before ?

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Here are a couple of really super images that I haven't seen before, showing a Mercedes 170V Roadster of Maliya State (I doubt any connections to Kingfisher ). The lady pictured is Maharanisaheb Kanak Kunvarba Jadeja of Maliya State.
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Punjabapu wala of Mandavgadh shared this info :

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This car later went to Jetpur to Vikramsinhji, younger brother of the Darbar Saheb. I was going solo to Mumbai on my Bullet (about 1000 km from my place). Stopped by to see Kaka saheb enroute.

He said he wanted to sell the car. Somebody came & offered Rs 4500, but he stuck to 5000 and they didn't return. This was in Dec of 1976.

I requested him to hold on till summer of 77 when I finish college & would be back. I will collect the car then for 5000 but his son had promised the car to his friend in Rajkot. So he came and took the car while I was still in Mumbai. What a loss!
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Old 11th November 2020, 23:44   #1675
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In Car : Husm-ul-mulk Sahibzada Zabardast Khanji Palanpur, Standing with car is ADC Captain Sohel Khanji of Mepda, Palanpur
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Standing L to R : 2. Darbar Saheb Edul Khanji of Sukhpur, Junagadh, 3. Suba Saheb of Radhanpur, 5. Nawabzada Iqbal Muhammad Khanji Palanpur, 6. Nawab Saheb Murtuza Ali Khanji of Radhanpur, 7. Sahibzada Atta Muhammad Khanji of Palanpur,

Sitting L to R : 2. Thakore Saheb of Sherpura, Palanpur, 3. ADC Thakore Saheb Firoz Khanji of Dangiya, Palanpur (My Mother's Uncle)
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Punjabapu wala of Mandavgadh shared this info :
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The same Maliya State Mercedes 170V
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A 1935/36 Ford V8 from Mohammedgarh

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A 1938 Buick Limousine of Baroda is seen here.

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courtesy: Morris Monthly July, 2017

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One for you Kartik. Original picture from The Morris Register, July 1937. Looks like MC/P registrations.

Assuming a 2-Litre is MG "SA"

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Here is a picture from Pandit Nehru's visit to the then Kingdom of Sikkim in 1958, the car bears a Sikkim no. plate.

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