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Old 26th April 2021, 14:51   #1741
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Starting at 36:00 you will see many interesting cars:
An unidentified Silver Ghost
The Jaipur Phantom II (22GX)
3 Alwar Hispano Suizas (including the elusive ALWAR-1). This is a car we have seen before, carrying the mortal remains of H.H.; complete with sunglasses.
The Ratlam LaSalle
A Bikanir Buick
and many others!
I am reposting this fantastic BFI Video on the Wedding of Maharaj Kumar Shri Meghrajji Shaeb of Kutch and Maharaj Shri of Kishangarh (1933).



Past the 36th minute you get see some of the great cars

Ratlam Lasalle
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1920 Silver Ghost # 50RE, Baker Torpedo Tourer for Maharaja of Jodhpur
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Car is in UK
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1930 Phanton II # 22GX, Baker Open Tourer for Maharaja of Jaipur
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This car was driven across Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran onwards to Europe
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Period picture as the car across Afghanistan, sports its RJL Number Plate
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The Alwar Hispano's
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1930's Bikaner Buick
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Probably a 1928-29 Dodge Brothers. Probable a Alwar car as it has a bell in the front. Very similar to the Sandur Dodge
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Making up the rear
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Old 27th April 2021, 04:50   #1742
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Ratlam Lasalle
1920 Silver Ghost # 50RE, Jodhpur
1930's Bikaner Buick
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Ratlam must have been a LaSalle aficionado - unless this car from 1927/28 is the same as the one in the video.

Surprising to see H.H. Gangasinghji in a humble Buick and H.H. Jodhpur in a 13 year old Silver Ghost (although rebodied). Perhaps they did not want to rain on Alwar's Hispano parade!
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Old 27th April 2021, 12:30   #1743
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Picture possible from Wadhwan

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Shared by Mr. Balendu Singh

Photograph from 1930's, Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner.
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Maharaj Kumar Bijey Singh ji Sahib at the wheel, Th. Prithvi Raj Singh Ji Tanwar, standing behind him

Lt. Col. Th Asu Singhji Rampura, Mian Aisan-Ul-Haq, Chief Justice Bikaner State, among others. The Car is a LaSalle V8.
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Photograph from 1930's, Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner.
Lovely! I think it is a Cadillac V8, not a LaSalle.
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Old 28th April 2021, 12:48   #1746
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Listed as Chadawad estate car, (cant be sure as couple of other pictures attributed to Chadawad were lifted from elsewhere)

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Likely a 1928 Buick Mclaughlin Master Six like the above ?
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Likely a 1928 Buick Mclaughlin Master Six like the above ?
Mallya used to have a Buick Mclaughlin. Pic is from the IAJ, august 1988.

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Glimpses of #89MW and the Jaipur Cadillac from the Queens visit, 1961

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Armoured cars given by the Phaltan State in support of the war efforts of the Government.

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Understand that Phaltan had order six of these and four very given to the Government's war efforts.

Two were given to the Southern Command at Pune, which were later used by the Phaltan Police Department.

Cannot figure out the make

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Radhika Raje Gaekwad shared this picture of her grandfather Maharana Rajsaheb Pratapsinh Jhala of Wankaner

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Lovely, Kartik! It is a 1934 Riley Imp. The attached picture is courtesty Manvendra's book. The car was back in England in 1953.

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Not a Maharaja car but posting here

The Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow in Lucknow, 1937.

What car is this ?

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