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Old 9th September 2017, 03:06   #1291
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Presenting the famous Jackie picture in "Technicolor"
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Rajkumar Chotrai Bharatendra of Nilgiri with Maharani of Puri.
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Clears my doubt on the car finally with this 2nd picture in colour .This is a Golden Anniversary car of Cadillac 1952 while the car at the 21 Gun Salute was an earlier car 1951

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The caption suggest that this was the first car in Cutch

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The first car that came to Cutch in 1912-13 has Maharao Khengarji along with his 5-6 year old grandson Madansinhji seated at the back.
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I found this pic on net of Maharaja of Tana.
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It looks rather more like a New Phantom or very late Silver Ghost to me.
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We are certain that the cars is a Rolls. See the two projections on the cowl panel outside the windshield. So a P I or a late Silver Ghost.
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This car has been tentatively identified by "experts" as R-R PI Chassis 100EF (originally Udaipur).
Some more information about the above picture

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Seated in the front : Rawat Hari Singhji -II -Baansi , Rajrana saheb Hari singh ji of Tana

Seated behind :Rawat Sawai Hari Singh ji of Begu, Rajrana saheb of Badi Sadri ,Maharaj Saheb Karan Singh ji of Karjali , Kunwar Harish Chander Singhj of Karjali !
I have been told that the car belonged to the Karjali (Mewar) family, which is another branch of the Udaipur royal family.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~royalty/ips/k/karjali.html
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Napier belonging to Maharaja Nabha
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Napier belonging to Maharaja Nabha

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The same Nabha Napier 1914, top down.
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Out of H.G.Wells' Time Machine - part of the Faridkot fleet that time and history forgot.

Too bad not more of the Bentley is seen.

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And the Silver Wraith seems to not want to be part of the family group photo

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From the illustrated London news, February 4th 1911

Princess Leila of Gondal, in her motor car.

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A "Royal" Enfield - Kohlapur

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Dassara Procession

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A barely visible car can be seen here with Singampatti Raja second from left & Maharaja Baroda

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Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikanir at a RAF Base, WWII, ca 1940.

I have not tried to identify the car.

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Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikanir at a RAF Base, WWII, ca 1940.

I have not tried to identify the car.

This looks to be a 1946 Chevrolet Fleetmaster (46, b cos of the chrome beeding running from the bonnet till the endunder the rear quater glass, found only in 46 model)

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Pictures from the Sadul club, (formerly the Victoria memorial club) Bikaner.

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Major-General H.H. Shahaji II Bhosle, Maharaja of Kolhapur, GCSI is given guard of honour by the Maratha light infantry regiment, maybe a royal vehicle or an army vehicle can be seen behind.
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