At a Vintage Car Museum that we visited we saw over 100 finest rare vintage cars in the world from Rolls-Royce’s, Bentley’s, Daimler’s, Mercedes’s, Maybach, Packard’s, Cadillac’s, Buick’s, Auburn’s, Cord, Lancia’s, Lincoln’s, Chryslers and many other distinguished makes from the USA, UK & Europe. Most of the cars are coach built by renowned coachbuilders like Hooper, Barker, Gurney-Nutting, Fleetwood etc. They are all hand-built to individual specifications of the buyer. Special cars like Limousines & Grand open Tours are used for ceremonial Occasions. Convertible cars for evening drives, station wagons like boats as well as like a horse-drawn carriage specially built for the family’s evening drives in the Dastan estate.
These collections have been built by the family of Shri Pranlal Bhogilal over the last century. This museum portrays that time of the Automobile industry when cars were not just used for transportation but for their prestige and gave an indication of the owner’s status.
If you’re a vintage car lover, then you should not miss out this place. Cars are in excellent condition. The museum also has some old muscles bikes, old ambulance and animal drawn carts.
During the Edwardian era (1905-1918), Daimler licensed and developed the Knight sleeve-valve system. Also during this era, Daimler switched from chain to shaft drive, first using conventional bevel gears, and then, from 1909, using worm gears.
Rolls Royce 1936
The Rolls-Royce Phantom III was the final large pre-war Rolls-Royce. Introduced in 1936, it replaced the Phantom II and it was the only V12 Rolls-Royce until the 1998 introduction of the Silver Seraph. 727 V12 Phantom III chassis were constructed from 1936 to 1939, and many have survived. Although chassis production ceased in 1939 (with one final chassis being built-in 1940), cars were still being bodied and delivered in 1940 and 1941. The very last car, though completed in 1941, was not delivered to its owner until 1947.
The Packard Eight was a luxury automobile produced by Packard between 1930 and 1938.
The Packard began its life in the early 1890’s when Ward Packard first got the idea to build a motor car. In 1903 the Packard Motor Car Company was formed.
By 1909 Packard was one of the major automobile manufacturers in America.
By 1925 Packard was the indisputable leader in the field of prestige automobiles.
The Cadillac Sixty Special name has been used by Cadillac to denote a special model since the 1938 Harley Earl-Bill Mitchell-designed Series 60 derivative. The Sixty Special name would soon be synonymous for some of Cadillac’s most luxurious vehicles.
The Series 60 was replaced by the 126-inch-wheelbase Series 61, offering the same body types and many of the Sixty-Special’s appearance features. Common to all 1939 Cadillacs was a redesigned dashboard, newly optional vacuum-operated radio antenna, rubber rear fender protectors, and something called “Controlled-Action Ride,” a reference to a higher rear axle rotation centre claimed to enhance ride comfort.
The Ponton was Daimler-Benz’s first totally new Mercedes-Benz series of passenger vehicles produced after World War II. In July 1953, the cars replaced the pre-war designed Type 170 series and were the bulk of the automaker’s production through 1959, though some models lasted through 1962.
The nickname comes from the German word for “pontoon” and refers to one definition of pontoon fenders — and a post-war styling trend subsequently called ponton styling.
The Ponton models were replaced by the “Heckflosse” or “Fintail” models.
Aren’t these cars Rare now?
Sources: –Daimler UK