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Old 23rd June 2020, 12:37   #2596
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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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More info from Shelley

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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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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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Old 6th July 2020, 15:26   #2598
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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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A couple with their car in Indore, India, July, 1928.

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A couple with their car in Indore, India, July, 1928.

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I believe this is the Dhar Silver Ghost, chassis 34RE. A Union Motor Car Co. cabriolet.

The photo below probably shows the same car (followed by a 20 H.P. ?) during the Viceregal Visit to Dhar Fort.

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The Mayurbhanj RR Silver Ghost, 55EM with its second body.
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I just found this, its the 20hp 66H3 Bharatpur chassis I restored in Delhi after blasting and zinc spraying.
Rob Geelen recently shared this on the "‎Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars" Facebook page

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#66 H3 1923 20 hp Barker tourer in polished aluminium supplied to the Maharaja of Bharatpur
(Apologies if shared earlier.)

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Rob Geelen recently shared this on the "‎Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars" Facebook page



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Any idea who is seen in the photo? So strange to see whitewalls on the car.
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A Rolls Royce Silver Ghost belonging to Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, then a staff officer, being used by the Viceroy of India when visiting the airfield at Risalpur in North India in about 1917.
Source : The Bates and Hindmarch collection

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Source : The Bates and Hindmarch collection

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Lord Montagu's car (Portholme L-E tourer, Chassis 2449) on loan to the Viceroy's tour
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Rolls Royce Silver Spur from New Delhi

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