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Old 26th October 2018, 21:32   #2461
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RR SW Hooper Limousine CLW35 for the Nawab of Bahawalpur, ca 2014.

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Old 3rd December 2018, 10:24   #2462
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RR PI, 71RF for the Maharani of Baroda, 1927
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Old 14th December 2018, 08:25   #2463
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Hi, does anyone know anything about this Phantom III just restored in India. I am pretty sure that it is the Hooper body from chassis 3DL66. Any information REALLY appreciated.

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Chassis 60576, "Pearl of the East", for Frank Norbury, later to Gwalior. May, 1908
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Old 17th December 2018, 17:00   #2465
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Silver Ghost, 60576. Frank Norbury and later Scindia of Gwalior. March, 1908

Usually seen with the detachable top in place.

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Old 14th January 2019, 01:11   #2466
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Hi all,

This is to request information on a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Tourer (Barker Body) which once belonged to my Great-Great-Grand father Late. Rasool Yar Jung a nobleman of high ranking in Hyderabad-Deccan, India. Please find below a photograph of that car.

Some experts believe that this Rolls Royce is Chassis 61-CW. The car was ordered and delivered to H.H. The Nawab of Jaora, India in the 1920s. My Great-Great-Grand father appears to have bought this RR from him subsequently. I have obtained the Chassis card/Order card of this car, which can be seen below.

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Re. the Jaora car (#61CW), the sales cards show that it was bought in 1932 by Rasool Yar Jung. Since Vintage Khan informed us that the car was owned at some time by Rasool's son, Naheeb, this is all consistent and I think it confirms the id. of the car. It had an "engine turned aluminium dashboard" like the Bugattis.
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There is no evidence that #61CW has survived.
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For the moment this car appears to be lost. Its whereabouts are not known, no register or club appears to have it in their records. When a car like this Rolls surfaces anywhere in the world, the first effort is made to check its ID no and get it recorded. Apparently this car has not surfaced till date. Anything could have happened to it, scrapped, exported, one will have to wait till something comes up. Many such cars were rebodied to a bus or shooting brake, Bombay had a RR hearse, surely rebodied. You should try to follow up with the owners family what they did with the car. And then keep a lookout whenever a Rolls surfaces and check its ID. There are still a few Rolls Royce cars in India locked up and their ID has not been recorded. Like the car used for religious purposes in Kolkatta, if she still exists.
Good Luck, may one day the fate of 61 CW become known.

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Aameen!!! Thanks Harit, hope we'll trace this RR someday.

Cheers!
Great news !

A request on the FB page of RR and Bentley motor cars by Vintage Khan today led to the information on 61CW.

Many thanks to the fantastic efforts of Rob Geelen in managing the great FB page and Henk Gerritsen for providing the info and pictures.

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#61CW 1920 Silver Ghost Barker Tourer now in the Clive Cussler Museum Treasures of Khan.
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Thanks to Vintage Khan as well for relentlessly pursuing this mystery and also for letting me break the news here.

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Old 14th January 2019, 01:25   #2467
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The car in the Cussler museum is 58NE, with its original Park Ward 2-door cabriolet. (i.e. not 61CW)
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Old 15th January 2019, 12:13   #2468
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The car in the Cussler museum is 58NE, with its original Park Ward 2-door cabriolet. (i.e. not 61CW)
Thank you for the information, got excited a bit too soon, perhaps it was too good to be true !
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Today went for servicing of Hexa to the Sanghi Motors TASS, Indore, where this beauty was parked! There was another vintage covered in tbe garage. On searching over the Internet found out that Mr. Sharad Sanghi, one of the directors of the said dealership is one of the largest vintage car collectors in the country!
Anything on the history of this car?

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Hi, does anyone know anything about this Phantom III just restored in India. I am pretty sure that it is the Hooper body from chassis 3DL66. Any information REALLY appreciated.
Saw this same RR Phantom III last Saturday near Arjangarh Metro Station in New Delhi.


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Old 19th January 2019, 02:23   #2471
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I have more information about this car, which was put together from a number of chassis in the USA, and imported into India in 2016. The main chassis frame is from 3AZ60, the engine from 3BT135, the body is from 3DL66 and other pieces from 3CP30. The chassis plate identifies the car as 3CP30.
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Picture from the coronation day of Maharaja Sadul Singh of Bikaner, 1943

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This 1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30 HP Gurney Nutting was on display at Hotel Claridges (New Delhi) during the Rolls Royce Cullinan launch last month.


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This is 1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30 hp Gurney Nutting all-weather tourer GRO48, ex-Maharajadhiraja of Darbhanga.
It is the subject of a 1:43 scale resin replica by Matrix Scale Models of The Netherlands.
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Here is a picture and little story about it
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Hey jimmy. what in particular is unique about chassis 3CP30? If I'm not mistaken, its an American import (assuming by the white-wall tyres), done up by Ranjit Malik (i believe). Someone has posted a few pictures of the car on pg.165.
Happened to pass it once near the Chattarpur metro, but just seemed like a regular PIII.
The colour does look quite nice though.
If im not wrong, the same people have restored quite a few American import Rolls & Bentleys.
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