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Old 13th February 2018, 18:37   #1321
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The Maharaja of Mysore's car.

The centre crest on the wheelcovers make me think it is a ca 1939 Cadillac; and not a Buick (had plain wheelcovers).
I think its a 1940 Cadillac 62 based car/limo with two vents on the side. 39 had only one. regards

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Old 23rd February 2018, 14:20   #1322
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This appeared in "The Graphic", 29th March 1930 , covering the meeting of the ruling princes of India.

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The picture below shows the Raja of Narsinghgarh

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" The Raja of Narsinghgarh (extreme left), arriving in his luxurious car for the conference of chamber of princes in Delhi "
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Old 24th February 2018, 14:51   #1323
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Darbar Saheb of Dedan state is at the wheel of what seems like 1935 Ford Model 48.

Picture courtesy : Mr. Indrajit Kotila
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Dedan is a village and former non-salute princely state on Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat, western India.

The Fifth Class princely state was ruled by Kathi Baberia Kotila chieftains.
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Sorry for the picture quality , this is from Sirmour
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Sorry for the picture quality , this is from Sirmour
Likely the same Chrysler (GG, 1931 ?) that KartikeyaL had posted over 4 years ago!

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-wa...ml#post3207547

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Not sure if this has been shared before, Queen Elizabeth II with HH Jaipur on the former's visit to India, 1961.

4 cars can be seen here, all partially though !

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Maharaja Ranvir Singhji with "RATLAM 1"
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The Kumar Rajah of Bobbili, Madras can be seen with his Arrol-Johnston car

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Thakur Bhawani Singh Balunda with his Ford Mercury

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The following pictures are from the Royal Gwalior wedding ,1941.
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A water sprinkling vehicle can be seen at the Baroda palace in this Getty images picture.

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Adiya Singh Jhala posted pictures in FB on his grandfathers car, a Auburn!
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Thakore Dharmendra singh Rana and Rani Saheb Bharati Devi of Chuda with their 1936 Auburn Speedster, 1945

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Posted on FB by Karni Singh Pratihar, on his grandfather's cars. Appears to be from Udaipur royalty!

Rolls Royces
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This is the Moon, which survives and is currently in Kolkata
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Posted on FB by Karni Singh Pratihar, on his grandfather's cars. Appears to be from Udaipur royalty!
Thanks KPS. These are indeed ex-Udaipur cars.

RR 20 H.P. "RJY-1186" is chassis # 64H9; fitted with hand controls and still in India. Now registered OR11G-1

RR 20 H.P. "RJY-3906" is Chassis # 42G0; now with John Fasal in England.

More on the fabulous Udaipur cars can be found here:

http://www.royalcarsofudaipur.org/Th...Maharanas.aspx

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A Janod State Oldsmobile, ca 1947 model
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