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Old 13th March 2022, 22:48   #16
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Thanks a million for the superb coverage!
Is the Bentley 3 1/2 Litre a recent import ? Thanks
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The colours of the Phantom III (3BU106) might seem a little bright for a 1930s car, but these were the colours originally suggested to the coachbuilder by the Maharani of Baroda. This is the Binder drawing.
The final colours she chose were purple and light mauve. The seats were in green silk brocade with embroided purple flowers.
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The colours of the Phantom III (3BU106) might seem a little bright for a 1930s car, but these were the colours originally suggested to the coachbuilder by the Maharani of Baroda. This is the Binder drawing.
The final colours she chose were purple and light mauve. The seats were in green silk brocade with embroided purple flowers.
Oops, sorry - the coachbuilder was Kellner of Paris, of course!
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I guess I got the engine nomenclature wrong, this one is a 4 1/4 Sports Tourer.

I am told this is the same car - https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post4726480 (Classic Bentleys in India)
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That smashing looking Bentley is B185HM ex Nilgiri, which has been recently restored and changed hands.
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I guess I got the engine nomenclature wrong, this one is a 4 1/4 Sports Tourer.

I am told this is the same car - https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vinta...ml#post4726480 (Classic Bentleys in India)
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That smashing looking Bentley is B185HM ex Nilgiri, which has been recently restored and changed hands.
Here's a lovely click of the B185HM ex-Nilgiri 4 1/4 shared by Classic Car Scene Delhi before it got a new paintjob and a new registration.

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Re: 23rd Vintage and Classic Car Rally Jaipur - 12th & 13th March 2022

A great collection and deeply satisfying as always. And as always, the postwar American collection are a stark contrast to the rest.
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The colours of the Phantom III (3BU106) might seem a little bright for a 1930s car
The final colours she chose were purple and light mauve. The seats were in green silk brocade with embroided purple flowers.
Thanks Steve! Here is a period description of the car as seen in London (The Motor, Aug 24, 1949).

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Found this pic in the archives. A document stating that the B185HM 4 1/4 was delivered to the Maharaja of Nilgiri.
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