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Old 7th February 2021, 18:21   #1696
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Old 7th February 2021, 20:35   #1697
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Super find Kartik! I am pretty sure this is the Hooper Silver Ghost, chassis 133EM, now bluish and in the Bhogilal collection.

Dont know which the other Mandi R-R mentioned would be, unless it is the 20/25 GTK41- also now Bhogilal.
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Old 12th February 2021, 10:43   #1698
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I had saved these long time ago and do not remember the context, possibly Maharaja or British Indian administration cars ?
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The whitish car at the far right in the top photo looks like a Minerva Type X, ca 1911
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Not a standard?
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Just got my copy of the Historic auctions calender and was happy to find the same picture there, the cars are from Rajpipla

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Old 19th February 2021, 12:05   #1699
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Supposedly a caricature from Kapurthala, 1923

Maybe someone can translate what is mentioned.

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Old 19th February 2021, 15:06   #1700
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The Panna ruler with Polish royalty, standing beside a Mark VI Bentley Saloon, presumably B78BH. From the June 1949 issue of the Onlooker
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Old 21st February 2021, 12:02   #1701
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Here is a lovely picture of a lady perched on an early Norton. The registration reads NABHA 365 - I wonder if that implied it was a royal machine, or at the time maybe even civilian plates were in this style.

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Old 23rd February 2021, 11:31   #1702
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Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala and Anita Delgado, most probably abroad (?)

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Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala and Anita Delgado, most probably abroad (?)

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The car is most likely a Delage D8 with coachwork by Letourneur et Marchand.
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An interesting photo, described as Dr. Rajendra Prasad's visit to Darbhanga in 1955.

The tourer in the middle (with top down) looks very similar to the Baroda / later Panna R-R Phantom II 104SK with the body from the ex-Dharbanga 3XJ.

Given the date of this photo, it is likely a photo from Panna and not Darbhanga. Unfortunately, the Coat of Arms at the back of the woody is not clear.
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Thanks to Shoeb Masood for this picture of Tonk 77.

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PC: Anmoldeep Grewal

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The Benares / Ramnagar Buick Eight
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The ex-Bikaner Cadillac at Lallgarh Palace, Bikaner, this gorgeous car now survives in Jaipur

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Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner can be seen in most of the pictures !
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KartikeyaL, the R-R BIKANER-4-P is a Phantom I, Chassis 65EF, ex-Bombay Governor Frederick Sykes. It is a Hooper Landaulette.
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I wonder if it is the Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow getting out of the car in KartkeyaL's picture.
On a recent visit to Bikaner I chanced upon this picture, the picture/s were from the visit of Lord Linlithgow to Bikaner.
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Picture from 1908. Self picture (by timer) of Pt. Upendra Narayan Pahalwan, sitting in Narsingarh state Car.

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An attendant waits by the car of Begum of Bhopal

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