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Old 28th March 2020, 19:11   #2551
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Another picture, is it a different car ?

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I think so. The ribbing on the wings is absent too. Though both likely Phantom I.
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I think so. The ribbing on the wings is absent too. Though both likely Phantom I.
Is it just me or do I see the ribbing on both?
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Is it just me or do I see the ribbing on both?
Yes, seems like both front and rear wings
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Some more pictures of the car, What is the Chassis no. ?
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87TA, Hooper Limousine, ex-Darbhanga to the best of my knowledge. First owner Maj. Gen. Sir Phillip Nash.
Our dear friend, well-wisher and Rolls-Royce guru John Fasal has written in with a correction. BRN 6666, chassis 87TA was sold by Jack Barclay Ltd. in London to H. H. The Maharaja of Tripura for the sum of 2150 pounds. John has the original sales order sheet dated the 17th of June, 1936.
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Old 30th March 2020, 13:00   #2555
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Mayurbhanj State

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Old photograph of Mayurbhanj Maharaja hunting party with elephants, beaters and touring car on the visit in 1929 of H.E. Sir Hugh Stephenson, Governor of Bihar and Orissa to Mayurbhanj State
Creator: unknown; Linrothe, Robert N., 1951, photographer

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PI, 63TC in front. Possibly unidentified SG at rear.
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PI, 63TC in front. Possibly unidentified SG at rear.
If another Mayurbhanj car, it might be one of three Ghosts - 118MG, 55EM or 78TG. 55EM was a hardtop, so ruled out. 118MG was rebodied in 1926 with a smaller hood, so it should be 78TG - I don't have the coachbuild details though.
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If another Mayurbhanj car, it might be one of three Ghosts - 118MG, 55EM or 78TG. 55EM was a hardtop, so ruled out. 118MG was rebodied in 1926 with a smaller hood, so it should be 78TG - I don't have the coachbuild details though.
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This is likely to be 78TG as well. Unique wing lamps on top of the REAR wing.
And wing lamps + scuttle lamps at front.
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Credit : Getty images via The March of Time
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Date created:01 January, 1952

Screen grabs of #3BU76, also notice the fuel pump.

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and another picture, which chassis ?

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Screen grabs of #3BU76, also notice the fuel pump.

Attachment 1987001

and another picture, which chassis ?

Attachment 1987002
The "Horse Head" hood ornament is on PII, 89MW. It also had the "Rooster" as seen in the Jaipur Club photo, now on the Rajmata's Bentley.
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Another lovely cabriolet ordered from India. The chassis left the factory on 7 May 1937, fitted with engine K38R, steering at the low F rake and set up for use in India.

The chassis was sent to Barker & Co. the same day. They built a cabriolet (tourer with division) to drawing number F9392 and body number 7318.

The car was ordered on 5 February 1937 by Allied Motors Ltd in Bombay, and it was shipped there on the ss "Harmodius" on 15 September 1937. The order was from His Highness Balbhadra Narayan Bhanj Deo, the Ruling Chief of Keonjhar State in Orissa (born on 26 December 1905; I haven't been able to find out when he died) - he succeeded on 12 August 1926. It has been registered KEONHJAR 207
Mr. Shrivardhan Kanoria kindly shared the following picture of the Keonjhar PIII when it was owned by his maternal grandfather Mr. H.C Agarwal in the 1960's, picture from Southern Avenue, Calcutta.

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Mr. Shrivardhan Kanoria kindly shared the following picture of the Keonjhar PIII when it was owned by his maternal grandfather Mr. H.C Agarwal in the 1960's, picture from Southern Avenue, Calcutta.

Attachment 1987149
3 months for the Chassis to be erected by RR and 3 1/2 months for Barker to design, make and ship the car. Not bad at all.
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1942, visit of China's, Chiang Kai-Shek to India, is that a Viceregal RR ? Over to experts

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1942, visit of China's, Chiang Kai-Shek to India, is that a Viceregal RR ? Over to experts

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Phantom II, 6GY Hooper Limousine (2nd body) for Viceroy Linlithgow. Shipped to India, 1936.

1st body seems to have been a Barker Landaulette for Mrs. Mabel S. Luck.
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