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Old 4th April 2020, 12:29   #2566
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Mr. Shrivardhan Kanoria kindly shared this picture when the car was owned by his maternal grandfather Mr. H.C Agarwal in the 1960's, picture from Southern Avenue lakes, Calcutta.

Rolls Royce #105MW 1933 Phantom II Open tourer by Barker for the Raja of Hathwa

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Old 6th April 2020, 14:07   #2567
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Another one from Mr. Shrivardhan Kanoria, the car was owned that time by his maternal grandfather Mr. H.C Agarwal, Calcutta.

Chassis #3AZ178, second owner was Mahaharaja Kameshwar Singh of Dharbanga.

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Old 18th April 2020, 17:06   #2568
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Here are two that I just found in an old book:

A 1913 Silver Ghost with a 'body built by the Indian firm of Khan'.
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The description of this one merely says it was a Phantom I Tourer made for the Nizam of Hyderabad
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Here are two that I just found in an old book:

A 1913 Silver Ghost with a 'body built by the Indian firm of Khan'.

The description of this one merely says it was a Phantom I Tourer made for the Nizam of Hyderabad
The Silver Ghost is chassis 2366. Originally a tourer by Cann & Co. It was later modified by Steuarts of Calcutta.

The PI is 71DC for Nawab Wali-ud- Dowla of Hyderabad. Both cars survive in good nick.
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Old 21st April 2020, 19:12   #2570
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R-R Silver Ghost, Chassis 1692, Barker Tourer Torpedo for Nawab Salar Yar Jung.
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Old 22nd April 2020, 01:19   #2571
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The Queen turns 94 today !

Queen Elizabeth II on her trip to Jaipur (India), 1961, seated with the Queen is Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur.

The Car is 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II, chassis #89MW.

PC: Hank Walker/LIFE

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Old 28th April 2020, 11:12   #2572
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1924, Rolls Royce Silver Ghost WBB674, Chassis #3TM !


Info and picture courtesy : Shrivardhan Kanoria

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This beautiful car was owned/used till 1943 by Lord Linlithgow, the then Viceroy of India and subsequently owned by Lady Ezra and then by Ray Howard from 1968 to 1972, who was a car racer in Calcutta.

The car also participated in the 1st Statesman rally in 1968, Ray tried to take the car abroad with him but wasn't successful, finally it was gifted to Rev Mark Buntain of Assembly of God's Church and school. After Rev Mark passed away in 1989, the car was jointly bought by Mr. Shashi Kanoria and Mr. Vinay Agarwal, the car was with them for a few years and subsequently sold to a Hyderabad collector.

The car was driven at midnight by Late Shashi Kanoria and loaded onto the train at Howrah station. It remains in the Hyderabad collection
Car as found
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After restoration
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Detailed pictures were shared by Vintage Khan here

Thanks to Shrivardhan for sharing another interesting story and great picture.


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Here are two that I just found in an old book:

A 1913 Silver Ghost with a 'body built by the Indian firm of Khan'.
I had often wondered and now seem to be convinced that this body by Khan is a local effort in then NWFP /Peshawar ( Pathan area) of making a tourer into a closed body. The lines and general presentation would surely suggest that. There still is a large local industry in NWFP as well as Punjab of making truck and bus bodies on chassis, previously Bedford and now Hino. So the art of making bodies was there. I may be totally off here.
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Cross posting

Shared by the Anglo Punjab Heritage.

PC : Sikhs in Britain

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala in London.
Chassis no. #52CW

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Shrivardhan Kanoria shared a video from the 1968 Statesman Rally, Calcutta.

Here are some screen shots from that rally

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1924, SG Chassis #3TM. Car survives in Hyderabad
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1921 SG 109MG, Ex. P N Tagore. BHPian mbz190's grandfather's! Car survives in US.
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SG 6UE, Rudyard Kipling/Satyanarayana Temple. Car survives
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1923 SG 16 NK, Originally Jodhpur
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1936 25/30 GUL74
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The Silver Ghost is chassis 2366. Originally a tourer by Cann & Co. It was later modified by Steuarts of Calcutta.
Cann Silver Ghost Tourer, #2366, 1913 for Dr. W. M. Allen of Glasgow.
Picture & info courtesy : Rob Geelen

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Re-bodied into an Open Drive Limousine by Steuart of Calcutta, India

When owned by Shrivardhan Kanoria's maternal grandfather Late H.C. Agarwal, 1960's

PC: Shrivardhan Kanoria

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Current #2366 1913 Silver Ghost rebodied unknown Torpedo Tourer (ex Cann Tourer-rebodied Steuart)

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Silver Ghost, 171LG for Maharaja Ranjitsinhji "Ranji", Jam Saheb of Nawanagar.
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courtesy RR and Bentley FB / Rob Geelen

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A side view of 171LG for Ranjitsinhji.
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Rolls Royce "Talcher 30", chassis no. ?

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A Times of India quote in a R-R advertisement. June, 1937
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