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Old 23rd August 2017, 12:20   #166
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Another period picture of the convertible that was attending events in Bombay in the 60s - assumed to be the Mysore car that has been on sale recently in the US.

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The Eastern Automobile company, Bombay for Auburn.

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This was shared on old Bombay Facebook page

Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror / BCCL

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The magnificent Holkar Duesenberg J 585, when in India.

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Here is a treat for Duesenberg fans. Photo credit to Sheikh Mukhtar Sahibs son Mr Moin who has given these very nostalgic pictures of his fathers Duesenberg to me with permission to post these. Handsome man handsome car.
The imposing Duesey makes an appearance in his film 'Do Ustaad'

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Hello Guys, The information and pictures you guys share are truly nostalgic. I wanted to share pics of these 2 Auburn's and a Cord that I came across at the Pranlal Bhogilal museum.

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A 1935 (?) Auburn 4 door convertible is seen in the 1957 movie Aasha.

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A similar car was in South India with a Chettiar family, and survives in Indore. I wonder if its the same car.
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Here is a lovely find, a right hand drive Auburn Speedster in Bhopal presumably in the 30s. Wrongly identified as a Hispano Suiza.

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The following has been narrated to me by the son of Sheikh Mukhtar, the owner of Gurney Nutting Duesenberg:

"Mehboob Khan was a renowned film producer/director ( Mother India, Aan etc.) who gave Sheikh Mukhtar his first break by making 3 films with him (Roti, Ek Hi Rasta, and Behen).

One day Sheikh Mukhtar was seen by him pushing his Mercedes 540K home as its starter Bendix had stuck, a recurring problem. The famous Director made fun of Sheikh Mukhtar, taunting that now that Sheikh Mukhtar had become a star, he should get a brand new car instead of being seen pushing old junks around the streets of Bombay. Sheikh Sahib got irked and said "you know films and I know Cars and I will show you the worth of old cars".
He exchanged the Gurney Nutting Duesenberg with money and a new Chevrolet Impala convertible, allowed import into India against the foreign exchange earned from the sale of the Duesenberg.
He always repented trading the Duesenberg ( on an ego matter)"
Reportedly it was more talk of the town than the Duesenberg as new Chevys were a rare sight.
It gives me an ache in my heart.
Photo of Chevrolet with Sheikh Mukhtar (tall gentleman) and companions in Bombay, shown for posterity and as a reminder of what Duesenberg's were down to in those days, even in USA.

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Photo of Chevrolet with Sheikh Mukhtar (tall gentleman) and companions in Bombay, shown for posterity and as a reminder of what Duesenberg's were down to in those days, even in USA.
Such a lovely story, thanks for sharing. Do any more pictures of the Chevy exist? Registration number known? Then we can try tracking it down.
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