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Old 9th October 2018, 11:29   #181
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The aptly named 'Automobiles Ltd' in Bangalore were agents for Chevrolet, Vauxhall, Hillman, Humber, Talbot, Pontiac and La Salle cars, as well as Chevrolet Oldsmobile and Commer trucks. Courtesy the Bygone Bangalore facebook page, dated April 1938.


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Did Automobiles Ltd, South Parade Bangalore later become the famous Webb's service station? They seem to have the same address and agencies for the same brands. Credit to the same source on facebook.


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Did Automobiles Ltd, South Parade Bangalore later become the famous Webb's service station? T
I think "South Parade" was the name of the road where Webbs was and remained to be in what became MG Road Bangalore latter on.

The road was so called/named in reference is to the south side of the Army Parade grounds. I don't think they (Webbs) were known as anything wlse other than Webbs ever. Of course this is open to correction by stalwart Bangaloreans like KPS and others.

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A 1929 Chrysler ad, for foreign markets lists the following dealers for Chrysler products

  • Automobile Co Ltd, Bombay
  • The Motor House, Rawalpindi, Srinagar & Peshawar
  • Jones & Co, Madras
  • Peary Lal & Sons, Delhi and Lahore
  • Merwanji Edulji & Co, Karachi
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Some dealerships possibly not mentioned before can be seen here (Cost of classic cars when new? Pics of invoices included) and here (Cost of classic cars when new? Pics of invoices included).


The Pioneer Cycle House in Madurai were the dealers for Royal Enfield.
Hajee's Sales and Service were dealers for Yezdi, at St. Mark's Road in Bangalore.
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Monday Limited, Delhi for Morris and Wolseley cars 1934

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Someone please translate this one

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Bombay Motor Services Ltd. was incorporated in 1920.

Any more info on this ?

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Bombay Motor Services Ltd. was incorporated in 1920.

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Another one, this time serial 202. Wonder why he bought them in one share each ?
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I think "South Parade" was the name of the road where Webbs was and remained to be in what became MG Road Bangalore latter on.

.. I don't think they (Webbs) were known as anything wlse other than Webbs ever.
That would be correct. I do remember Webb's garage on MG Road. It was taken down sometime back (couple of years ?), meeting the same fate as many other places in the city
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W. Leslie & co., Calcutta for Humber, apologies if shared earlier.

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W. Leslie & co., Calcutta for Humber, apologies if shared earlier.

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OT - But this property in Chowringee was owned by Family till a while back . Ill ask Dad if he remembers anything about the original tenants or has some documentation still
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OT - But this property in Chowringee was owned by Family till a while back . Ill ask Dad if he remembers anything about the original tenants or has some documentation still
A quick google search threw these up.

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Found this one here
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OT - But this property in Chowringee was owned by Family till a while back . Ill ask Dad if he remembers anything about the original tenants or has some documentation still
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A quick google search threw these up.

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Found this one here
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Wonder which was this dealership !

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The Eastern Automobile company, Bombay for Auburn.

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Thanks to Mr. Mahadevan for allowing me to share here

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and many thanks to Mr. Milind Ingle, for letting me share the advertisements from his personal collection.

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