Sunday, 6 December 2015

Thrilling Pranlal Bhogilal's vintage car museum 03 Ahmedabad, India

Pranlal Bhogilal’s farmhouse near Ahmadabad is an exciting place for old car enthusiasts.  The exotic collecton of old car is not only one of the best in India, but also in the world where one can see a variety  of  pretty  old  strange looking  cars, representing   several of the greatest marquees of cars of different types of different time  from all over the world. They  are the forerunners of modern day high tech cars.

An interesting aspect about this museum is when its founder and industrialist Mr. Pranlal Bhogilal’ was alive,  he used to drive out in a different old car frequently and the people living near-by were  curious to know which exotic car they would be seeing next. Besides old cars, Mr.Bogilal's other collections include some 5,000 paintings and 2,000 bronze antiques - considered among the best in the world. When the Indian Maharajahs, in the post independence  period, particularly in the 1960s, were unable to keep the gas guzzlers in their home because of financial constraints, Bhogilal would be happy to adopt or buy them. Of the two vintage Maybachs in India, Mr. Bogilal owned one, the other owner happened to be the Maharajah of Kolhapur, Maharastra.


Presented below are some additional old cars that may be of interest to those who love cars of by-gone era.
Lancia Dilambda:  The Lancia Dilambda is a passenger car produced by Lancia between 1928 and 1935. Officially presented in Paris Motor Show in 1929, this  car has 4 litre V8 engine with 24 degree V angle.  First series, produced between 1928 and 1931. A  total of 1,104 were built.  Second  series, produced between 1931 and 1933, saw a total production of  300. Features include:  Modified gearbox and brakes. Torpedo 4-door sedan. 3958 cc V8 100 hp; Transmission - 4-speed manual gearbox  Successor:  Lancia Astura.

 
Citroën:   Citroën was the first mass-production car company outside the USA, founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën (1878–1935);  It is a  major French automobile manufacturer,  part of the  PSA  Peugeot Citroën group since 1976.  It introduced the modern concept of marketing in automobile sales. It was first to produce   all-steel-bodied car, the B10.[7] In 1930s.

Citroen 11 Legere, model year 1946, version for Europe North America. 4-door sedan body type. front-wheel drive, manual 3-speed gearbox;  petrol (gasoline) engine  displacement: 1911 cm3 / 116.7 cui,  55 hp ( brake ), T lbs.   top speed: 115 km/h (71 mph) (declared by factory).

Citroen 15 Six, model year 1946, version for Europe North America, 4-door sedan body type. front-wheel drive), manual 3-speed gearbox;  petrol (gasoline) engine  displacement: 2867 cm3 / 175 cui, advertised power: 56.5 kW / 76 hp / 77 PS ( brake ), accelerations: 0- 60 mph 20.1 s; 0- 100 km/h 22.7 s. op speed: 130 km/h (81 mph)
 
Jaguar:   Jaguar Cars is a brand of Jaguar Land Rover, a British multinational car manufacturer headquartered in Whitley, Coventry, England, owned by the Indian company Tata Motors  since 2008.

Two motorcycle enthusiasts, William Lyons and William Walmsley  founded in 1922  the Swallow Sidecar Company.  Jaguar made its name by producing a series of successful eye-catching sports cars. The Jaguar XK120 (1948–54), 1950 saw the unveiling of Mark VII saloon, a large car by European standards and within a month of its introduction, $ 30 million worth of orders  were taken in from  Americans.


Austin 7: The Austin 7 is a  famous British car and this super mini car was  produced from 1922 until 1939 in the United Kingdom by Austin. During that period  290,000 cars were built.  Nicknamed the "Baby Austin," it was one of the most popular
cars ever produced for the British market and for the commoners. This adorable car  received good reception abroad.  The various models included 2-door tourer, 2-door saloon, 2-door cabriolet, 2-door coupe. Features include: Engine: 747 cc straight-4 cyld.  Successor: Austin 8, Austin Big 7.

In  1909  they sold a single-cylinder small car built by Swift of  Coventry  called  the  'Austin 7 hp'. Prior to WWI,  Austin  built large cars.  It was  Sir Herbert Austin in 1920 who wanted to have small cars built  at affordable price for families.  Designer Edge convinced Austin to use a small four-cylinder engine with  696cc  giving the RAC  rating of 7HP displacement.  The Austin 7 was considerably smaller than the Ford Model T.  An electric starter was fitted from November, 1923.  The early cars used magneto ignition,  but this was changed to coil in 1928. The 3-speed and reverse gearbox integral with the engine was a characteristic feature of this car. Picture credit goes to: http://www.team-bhp.com

Rolls Royce 1923
Ford Model T 1910  
Ford Model A.www.team-bhp.com
Italian car Fiat 1909.www.team-bhp.com


1947American luxurycar Lincoln Continental.team-bhp.com
British car 1906 Moris. www.team-bhp.com  

1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I.www.team-bhp.com

Lancia Dilambda 1931.www.team-bhp.com

Austin 1935.
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Mercedes Benz 1937,www.team-bhp.com
Citroen 1946,www.team-bhp.com


Rolls Royce 1937www.team-bhp.com
Rolls Royce 1927www.team-bhp.com
Rolls Royce 1923  www.team-bhp.com
    Rolls Royce 1923www.team-bhp.com
    Rolls Royce 1927www.team-bhp.com
    Rolls Royce 1926www.team-bhp.com
    Rolls Royce 1923www.team-bhp.com
    Rolls Royce 1936. www.team-bhp.com
    English luxury car Jaguar 1950www.team-bhp.com
  • Armstrong Siddley 1955
Lagonda 1936. www.team-bhp.com
British car, smaller than Fied T.Austin 1928,
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Ref: 
http://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/citroe/traction_avant/traction_avant_normale_large/1946.html