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Old 3rd August 2018, 17:16   #1366
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Celebrations at the court of the Maharajah of Patiala on the occasion of the wedding of one of his daughters with the Maharajah of Patna: on the morning of the third day of the feast.

The Palace Guard before the cars of the guests appeared in: Dame 24/1933 recording: Lechenperg - Dephot (Photo by Harald Lechenperg / ullstein image via Getty Images)
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Patiala no. 13 can be seen along with many other cars, which our experts will be able to shed light on.

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Old 3rd August 2018, 21:37   #1367
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Patiala no. 13 can be seen along with many other cars, which our experts will be able to shed light on.

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Identity of the R-R Patiala-13 is not conclusive. The other R-R is Phantom I (Chassis 38MC,"PATIALA-12").

Also seen a Cadillac (probably V8 or V12); and the Chrysler Imperial.
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2 early Limousines, an Itala and a Fiat are on display in one of the state run museums in Patiala, probably in one of the palace museums. This must be the oldest Fiat in the country? Both cars look superbly preserved at first glance.



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The Prince of Berar (L) shaking hands with Ramanandra Tirtha. (Photo by Jack Birns/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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The Alwar Hispano Suiza H6B repatriating. Packing up after a 30 year sojourn in India
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The Alwar Hispano Suiza H6B repatriating. Packing up after a 30 year sojourn in India

A brilliant way to secure the car for transport, making it one with the wooden sleeper.



Imagine securing a modern car in this manner. You would ruin the front axles and transmission, the oldies however would not bat an eyelid at this kind of treatment.
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Old 8th August 2018, 16:07   #1372
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This has been shared before, here is the original Getty images picture.

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Cars lined up in front of Vijay Palace, during the state visit of British Governor of Bombay Sir Leslie Orme Wilson to the Kingdom of Rajpipla, Gujarat, India, February 1926. (Photo by Rajpipla/Atherton Archives/Getty Images)
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and another one from Rajpipla/Atherton archives

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Driving In Satpura Forest

A car is started with a hand-crank during a shooting expedition in the Satpura forest, Rajpipla, Gujarat, India, February 1917. The expedition is taking place during the state visit of the British Governor of Bombay, Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, to the Kingdom of Rajpipla.
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A war time Maharaja
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Cross posting : Couple of Mayurbhanj state pictures

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Outside the Mayurbhanj state Fire station.
Picture credit : Dibyendu Chandra Bhanja Deo

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Outside the Mayurbhanj state Fire station.
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Lovely pictures, Kartikeyal!

The car in the first photo is the Silver Ghost, chassis 55EM (currently registered MFA-3474). It is the second body by Hooper.

The second is also a Silver Ghost (78TG). Does anyone know the coachbuilder ?
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The Jind Buick 90 is up for grabs in 3 weeks!


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A largish Jodhpur Renault greeting an RAF Vickers Victoria.

Jodhpur Aerodrome, 1920's.
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Old 20th August 2018, 14:27   #1378
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The Maharaja of Jodhpur, 15th August 1948

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Not sure but this does looks like a royal party

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Viceroy Irwin's visit to the kennels at Jaora State. One Buick and many unknowns!
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