Some people are always more interested in vintages rather than the new things that are being made every day. There are two types of car lovers. One who likes speed and cars that will make you feel you are flying. And then there are the second types who are basically vintage car lovers. Vintage cars are also a part of a country’s history and heritage. It says a lot about the country’s past. So, here is a list of vintage cars that are famous in India.
1925 Hispano Suiza H6B
Originally owned by the Maharaja of Mysore, the 1925 Hispano Suiza H6B is a very unique car with a body style called ‘La Transformable 6 Glace’. Due to this, you can keep the roof closed, as a landaulet or as a full cabriolet. This car is now kept in the GD Naidu museum in Coimbatore that to fully restored. It is a very important edition not only in India but also globally because of its Saoutchik bodywork.
1931 Lancia Dilambda
A Lancia Dilambda is the earliest Pininfarina bodied car. It is a single family-owned car. Along with its history, the best thing is it is owned by Mahindra now. This makes it essentially an Indian brand which is something to be proud of for all vintage car lovers.
1935 Delahaye 135MS
Owned by Dalip Singh from the royal family of Jodhpur, 1935 Delahaye 135MS is a work of art and the most valuable classic car in the country. It has stunning custom coachwork by Figoni and now it is one of 5 surviving cars in the world made by him. It has royal lineage throughout its history. It also won the first-ever Cartier Concourse d’Elegance in Mumbai a decade ago.
1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental
Rolls Royce is considered one of the best cars in the world.
Stunning proportions, unmatched road presence and a sheer orgasm of lines and details, this Gurney Nutting bodied Phantom II are the only one of its kind in the country. This is possibly the only car in the country that can match the sheer beauty of the Delahaye.
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
The only post-war car in this list is this absolutely stunning and very famous Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. The only 300SL that exist in India, this drop-top supercar from the 50s has been owned by the royal family of Gondal. They have always been massive petrol heads and the 300SL roadster shares its garage with its modern version, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
So, if you haven’t seen these cars live yet, make sure next time you visit these places, these classic cars are a must-watch on your list.
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