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Nawab Of Bhopal’s Vintage Bentley Car – Old Photo 1926 (#2)
This is the second photograph in my collection of the Nawab of Bhopal’s vintage Bentley car of 1926. Specially made for game hunting for the Nawab of Bhopal. See my earlier post- Nawab Of Bhopal’s Bentley Car – Old Photograph 1926 (#1). See also- Vintage Cars From British India Era – 6 Old Photographs.
In this photo, the vehicle is shown in the field after shooting down a tiger. The unfortunate tiger lies shot dead near the vehicle as a trophy. Bentley was first set up in 1919 and made an impact by winning the world-famous 24 Hours Le Mans races in 1924, 1927, 1928, and so on. First started in 1923 the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the most prestigious automobile race in the world and still functioning to date. Rolls Royce sold their maximum number of super-luxury vehicles to the Maharajahs and other wealthy clients in then British India era.
Read about- The Marque of the Maharajas.
Did you know- Maharaja Rajinder Singh of Patiala bought the first car in India 1892- the French-made De Dion-Bouton.
From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma Painting – 2 Old Postcards 1976., Steam Tram of Calcutta – Rare Postcard 1900., Century In Malabar Peirce Leslie & Co – Old Book., Rachamah or Egyptian Vulture 1790 Copperplate Engraving