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Old 7th October 2021, 08:32   #1786
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Four FIATs supplied to the Maharajas of Mysore, Jhind and Indore in 1905 by the Bombay Motor Car Company.
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Old 14th October 2021, 15:37   #1787
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A Jawhar Studebaker coupe, right hand drive around 1946. Wonder if it survives.

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Maharaja Digvijaisinhji of Nawanagar and a Mercedes. Delhi, May 1946.

Curiously for that date, it seems to have a regular license plate. Is this a known car ?
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An Idar royal with a large unidentified car

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Another shot of the Gwalior Rollston Packard

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A couple of Chevy Fleetmaster seen in Holkar events

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These superb family photos were very kindly shared by Himmat Singh Kalsia, for which we are very grateful.

A rare Jowett Javelin
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A 1948 Oldsmobile that seems to have changed colours too
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A Sunbeam Talbot DHC
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One of the better documentaries showing the Mysore Daimler during the Queen's visit 1961.

On the "Princely Mysore" facebook page

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The link wouldn't work, perhaps you can still find it!

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A Dholpur Ford Model B rumble seat in action.

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A real treat shared here (Pranlal Bhogilal Collection - Auto World - Dasthan - Kathwada - Gujarat)

Images of the Mercedes 540K (Cabriolet B ?) of the Bhogilal collection. ...
I am told the car was with the royal family of Jawhar State, and had been dieselised. Thankfully the original engine was sold along with the car. I've never seen it in person but it must be a truly remarkable automobile, just like most of the collection.
I had seen this car from the early days when I was still in school. It belonged to the Jawahar family who were living in Sterling Apartments on Peddar Road. The car was lying in the basement parking, there was a huge Mercedes Diesel monogram placed on the grill. The red number plate had become invalid and was tied around a pillar of the basement. One day I saw Pranlal driving it and it became that he bought it. The sum was supposed to have been Rs 15000/-. Pranlal often drove a car after purchase if it was working. Later on Anji Mehra who was associated with Pranlal at that time told me that they had gone to the palace and retrieved the original engine. I believe that the car now has some issues with the differential or some such issue.
I hope that she gets going again.

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A Sunbeam Talbot DHC
I have read that Mountbatten had the only 1930s Sunbeam-Talbot in the country. Is this the same car?

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I have read that Mountbatten had the only 1930s Sunbeam-Talbot in the country. Is this the same car?
Hard to believe a Viceroy would come to India with a second hand car, that too a marque not associated with a person of his position.

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Hard to believe a Viceroy would come to India with a second hand car, that too a marque not associated with a person of his position.

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https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nati...age-drive.html

I read it here, it said the same thing in the first line, though it could be wrong
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A 1950 Chevy Styline of the Zamindar of Seitur Thiru.

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Listed as Chadawad estate car, (cant be sure as couple of other pictures attributed to Chadawad were lifted from elsewhere)
Some more Chadawad cars, a Ford Model A tourer and a rare 2 door Ford of around 1934.

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