British India General Insurance Company Car Policy 1936

This is an interesting motor car policy from the British India era of 1936. Issued by the British India General Insurance Company in 1936. For an Austin Seven Cabriolet motor car. There is not much account of this insurance company today. Except that it was incorporated in 1919 and registered at the registrar of companies in Bombay, now Mumbai.

There are no further details or data on this British India General Insurance Company. So this is possibly the only piece of indication that such a company existed. The Austin seven Cabriolet for which it was insured was owned by one Mr. Ramanathan Chettiar of Madras, now Chennai.

The estimated insured value of the vehicle including accessories was Rs 2400. The premium effected was Rs 103. The Austin 7 Cabriolet was first introduced in 1922 in England. It remained in production until the beginning of World War II in 1939. By which time 290,000 was made. The Austins achieved great popularity not only in England but also in its dominion countries and Europe. Click on the photo for better view.

See also post Vintage Cars From British India Era – 6 Old Photos. Also, read Evolution Of Motor Vehicle Policies In India.

Did you know- the Austin Seven became a racing car thus it went on to prove its reliability.  

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