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Old 30th November 2013, 20:37   #871
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I found this article with a couple of pictures in a 1921 Austrian magazine.
These cars (supposedly Graham-White, which I doubt) were made for the Maharajah of Bharatpur. Anyone knows these car?
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These were indeed a pair of Daimlers made for Bharatpur by Grahame-White for the Prince of Wales visit in 1921-22.

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This car has still not been sold. Import of Vintage cars is now allowed, but sadly this car is not eligible under the scheme as it is post 1950. This was formerly a Jaipur car but never came to India.
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Here is another ex-Jaipur Bentley, also for sale. This car was only used in the U.K.

We had seen this car a few years ago in the Bentley thread.

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http://www.carsales.com.au/private/d...SE-AD-2222084/
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A rather striking Baroda Phantom II is available. Anyone brave enough to bring the car home?

http://www.prewarcar.com/index.php?o...159&Itemid=432

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A rather striking Baroda Phantom II is available. Anyone brave enough to bring the car home?
Why brave, because of the colour combination?
Even if original, I don't like it.

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I'm afraid that although advertised as a Barker boat tail, this body was put on in 1967 by Spanish coachbuilder Verth.
The original colour scheme of the car was: New Ivory over Mandeville Blue with Mandeville Blue leather.
Not sure how that must have looked, but having seen the above car in the flesh, it can not be worse...;-)
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I'm afraid that although advertised as a Barker boat tail, this body was put on in 1967 by Spanish coachbuilder Verth.
The original colour scheme of the car was: New Ivory over Mandeville Blue with Mandeville Blue leather.
Not sure how that must have looked, but having seen the above car in the flesh, it can not be worse...;-)
We have seen this picture before, here is what 70WJ looked like originally.

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We have seen this picture before, here is what 70WJ looked like originally.
If this was a Baroda state car as implied, why did it have a Bombay Presidency registration? I wonder why.

In 1942, the state garage of Jaipur offered a 6 cylinder Alfa Romeo for sale. No other info in the ad. Ofcourse the car may have become undersitable, 6 cylinders drinking a lot of petrol during the rationing days.
Anyone has an idea about a Jaipur Alfa?

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If this was a Baroda state car as implied, why did it have a Bombay Presidency registration? I wonder why.
I think it was a trials car sold on to Baroda.
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While browsing through a coffee table book on benares came across this picture of a cadillac from the garages of the maharajah of benares. I remember seeing this car as a child when we had gone to see him.
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This photo is supposedly from the Royal Family of Tana, can anyone identify the car
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This photo is supposedly from the Royal Family of Tana, can anyone identify the car
Here you go, as always identified by Travancore

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I saw #100EF in 2008 at the RREC Annual Rally.
Not sure if it's original to the car but I really liked the mascot!
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I saw #100EF in 2008 at the RREC Annual Rally.
Not sure if it's original to the car but I really liked the mascot!
Nice catch! I believe the hood ornament was original - or at least the car seems to have had it while in Udaipur / India. Never noticed it before.

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Interior "shot" of #100EF.
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Courtesy of The Princely India facebook page

A Chevrolet Tourer of Surgana (1933?)

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An elaborate early articulated caravan of unknown make was prepared for Gwalior state. Wonder if it survives.

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