Monday, August 26, 2013
Excerpts from Indra Vikram Singh's book 'Don's Century' ..... 27 - Chapter 7 : PEERLESS RUNGETTER AND OTHER MASTERS OF THE WILLOW (32. Sachin Tendulkar)
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
5. Rolls-Royce Phantom I 1927, (chassis no. 55 EF) Elkington Carriage Co. cabriolet de ville coachwork, registration number YF-8389. It was painted royal blue and black, and trimmed in gold figured damask, the steering wheel being ordered in ivory white, quite a common feature with cars supplied to the Indian market. Delivered to the Maharaja at the Savoy Hotel in London. The car was sold in May 1929 via Messrs. Windovers.
(Rolls-Royce Phantom II 1935, chassis no. 171 TA, earlier owned by Maharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla at his estate ‘The Manor’ in Old Windsor, England).
(Rolls-Royce 20-25 hp 1936, chassis no. GBK 42, ordered by the Maharaja of Rajpipla, but sold without taking delivery).
Many of the Rajpipla Rolls-Royce cars are still in existence around the world.