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Old 2nd July 2018, 11:19   #1351
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A Junagadh Chevy is offered for sale here
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Going by the proportions of the hood it is likely to be a local conversion to soft top.
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The story of this car is in PakWheels, picture below lifted from their site. It was indeed a conversion, car came to Pakistan after the partition, and an American took her away from there.

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Restored quite well, but some features have been changed.
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Couple of more pictures from Pak wheels

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and here is period picture of HH Nawab Sir Muhammad Mahabat Khanji III, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh with the same car and some other people.

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Nawab Sahib Junagadh had one of the best kennels in India and ironically he died of rabies.
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Old 4th July 2018, 12:09   #1352
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Couple of pictures from Hyderabad nobility.

Nawab Mehdi Jung Bahadur and Nawab Sultan Ali Khan (4th from right) with others photo taken after hunting wild ducks.

Seen as a young boy 2nd from left is Nawab Arshad Ali Khan beside Nawab Fateh Ali khan.

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Nawab Hasan Yar Jung with his car in London.

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Picture credit: Mr. Umer Khan

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Old 5th July 2018, 18:01   #1353
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Couple of pictures from Hyderabad nobility.

Nawab Hasan Yar Jung with his car in London.

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Picture credit: Mr. Umer Khan
The second photo (GUM-514) is most likely a Hudson Deluxe Six or Country Club Six, ca 1939

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Old 10th July 2018, 13:03   #1354
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Maharajkumar R. Tondaiman of Pudukkottai, 1948

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Old 10th July 2018, 14:55   #1355
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Couple of more pictures from Pak wheels
I remember the Junagadh Chevrolet and its owner well from 1989-92 when I was posted in Karachi and was restoring my Packard. None of the car enthusiasts were intrigued by this car and we thought the top had been cut off rather shabbily in Karachi. The Pictures clarify this was a shikar conversion possibly after partition . I doubt this car was brought over from Junagadh as the family evacuated by Dakota at the last moment. In all probability the car was part of the Junagadh House Karachi establishment since before partition.
Most of the southern states had houses in Karachi, and the northern states in Lahore.
The owner was also not enthusiastic about this car and I distinctly remember a discussion wherein he was more interested in getting his old lawn mower fixed than this car. I think he got a good price for it and one fine morning the car was gone from the open area in front of the workshop where it had been languishing.
I do remember that while we were skeptical about the surgery on the car and the condition it had been in, the engine ran like a top and was exceptionaly smooth and quiet.
The owner and his family are a decent bunch of noble people and seldom pine after or remember their hey days, having settled in quiet domestic existence.

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The 2nd (Barker) body on the Bhavnagar Bentley 6.5 Liter; Chassis FA2513.

The 1st body, a fabulous polished aluminium sports tourer has now been reunited with the chassis:
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The 2nd Barker body on Bhavnagar's RR PI (Chassis 60AL) is also very much in the same vein. This chassis was shown at the last Cartier with a replica of the original body.

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Old 13th July 2018, 15:10   #1357
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Not a car but a motorcycle

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Darbar sahib Hayat khanji Shamsher khanji Babi bahadur of Devgam, Junagadh state at the age of 16 years on his Wanderer motorcycle, Sardar bagh palace, Junagadh,1931
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Old 23rd July 2018, 13:05   #1358
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This British Pathe video shows HH Maharani Chimnabai II Gaekwad of Baroda getting out of her car at about 4.16 minutes.



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The Maharana of Udaipur, standing by his car.
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This British Pathe video shows HH Maharani Chimnabai II Gaekwad of Baroda getting out of her car at about 4.16 minutes.

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The car is a 1924 Hispano Suiza H6B Limousine Landaulette , bodied by Willy van den Plas of Paris.

It was awarded the Grand Prix at the Paris Concours d'Elegance, June 1924
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In this photograph, Maharana Bhagwat Singh of Udaipur and Queen Elizabeth II are passing Suraj Pol, Udaipur, 1961.
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Can anyone identify the Tourer, behind the 1st Jeep ?
I had always thought it was the Bhogilal Lagonda. But now it seems maybe not.
Does the picture below help ?
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Another image from the same day

Maharana Bhagwat Singh of Udaipur and Queen Elizabeth II, Udaipur, 1961.
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Two exceptional Maharaja cars for sale...........

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The Jaipur Bentley Speed Six, Chassis LR2778

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The Patiala (later Tikari) Cadillac V-16

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A recent picture of the ex Jaipur Phantom II, number 22GX.


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Two exceptional Maharaja cars for sale...........

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The Jaipur Bentley Speed Six, Chassis LR2778

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The Patiala (later Tikari) Cadillac V-16

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I think these cars should be picked up by well heeled enthusiasts in India or Pakistan. High time these cars were brought back home. I wish I could afford to pick these up as Govt. of Pakistan now has allowed import of classic cars made upto 1968, against a fixed import duty of US$5000.
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The Maharaja of Datia in his early large Fiat


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