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Old 23rd June 2020, 12:37   #2596
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GAR71- Baron Glossop / Kirnani Regn WBB-1414
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WBB-1414 (in met. blue, then in dark green) which is shown as GAR71 below has raked flip-flap shutters, Cornercroft wing lamps and bumper over-riders.
Recently I came across a picture posted by Shelley Ann Nash and connected with her, some interesting history of this car.

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Me with Mel Crossley, my brother Alan and a long lost pal, Ujjal Rana in Calcutta. This was us at the vintage car rally
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The picture that you have found is of me and Mel Crossley who was the son of the owner of the Rolls Royce, He used to drive around the streets of Calcutta with me in it, this picture was taken in or around 1965.

His father was Major John Francis (Yogi) Crossley. His family are the famous Crossley family of Yorkshire and Crossley carpets.

Major Crossley, was one of the original Sea Wolves. Google the film his role was played by Patrick Macnee.

He also had an old Bristol car and a 1945 Mercedes.

Another incident that she narrated
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One thought/memory, during the rally, when we came to some traffic lights, there were lots of local bystanders and one of them ran out and put his ear on the bonnet to hear if the engine was in fact running as it was so silent
I have asked if she can help in getting more details and pictures from Mel Crossley.


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Old 3rd July 2020, 02:20   #2597
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courtesy: Indianrajputs

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Supposedly owned at one time by Raja Rao Uday Singhji of Chadawad.

Identified as a 1933 Phantom II Continental; chassis 170MY. But no India connection per the Continental expert.

It could have been owned by the Raja in the U.K.; though doubtful.
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Expert opinion is that the Sarila car is the same as the Charkhari Silver Ghost (Chassis 50-UG). It could have gone from Charkhari to Sarila at some point.
Chassis #50UG (Maharaja of Charkhari)

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Rolls Royce Silver Shadow from New Delhi

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The Satyanarayan Temple RR Silver Ghost, Chassis #6UE

PC : Mr. C.P Verma via Shrivardhan Kanoria

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Hi,

There was a Silver Wraith with British High Commission in the then Dacca in East Pakistan. Does anyone have any detail of the car?

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