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Old 14th April 2023, 05:10   #2731
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Re: Classic Rolls Royces in India

A Phantom III new to India (last year I think). 3AZ78, a Barker landaulette (a rare body style in 1936). Derelict in the USA for over 50 years but now at least running in India. I am hoping to find out more. Steve
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Old 8th July 2023, 06:26   #2732
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Re: Classic Rolls Royces in India

Been a while since I posted here. A Rolls Royce christened “Jewel of Asia”:

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Old 11th July 2023, 00:05   #2733
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Re: Classic Rolls Royces in India

From the caption:

A Rolls-Royce chassis carrying an Indian-built body which has been delivered to the order of H.H. The Rajah of Pithapuram. The body, which was built by Simpson & Co., of Madras, is a " D' frontel limousine-landaulet framed in Indian timber with aluminium panels, the doors and windows being fitted with double frames. One set of frames are fitted with bevelled glass, the others with very fine brass gauze for Zenana use, allowing the occupants to see but not to be seen.
An electric fan is fitted for use when the car is standing.

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Re: Classic Rolls Royces in India

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A Rolls-Royce chassis carrying an Indian-built body which has been delivered to the order of H.H. The Rajah of Pithapuram. The body, which was built by Simpson & Co., of Madras
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Silver Ghost, Chassis 1295. Shown with top up (The Motor, January 1911)
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Perhaps the most detailed walk around I have seen of the RR SG (33AU, ex-Jodhpur) and PI (21YC, Dr. Rangachari) - at IIT-BHU
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