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The Royal Udaipur RR GLK 21
Classic Drive from Derby to Udaipur to Pebble Beach andÂ…...Continues

by Anu Vikram Singh, Bob Rupani and Gautam Sen


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OUT OF STOCK
267 x 280 mm | 10.5 x 11 in
Hardcover | 198 pages
261 colour photographs
ISBN:
978-81-89995-72-0 (Mapin)
978-1-935677-27-7 (Grantha)?
 
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Rs.3,999.00  | $85.00  | £52.00  | €65.00
 
 
 
          
   
 
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Foreword by Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar

House of Mewar

Historical Perspective

Restoration and Resurrection of RR GLK 21

Unique Identifications Marks

RR GLK 21 in Full Glory

Cartier Concours d’Elegance

International Events hosted by Vintage and Classic Car Collection, Udaipur

Continuity of Association with Maharanas

Rolls-Royce Books in the Palace Archives

RR Chronicles

Star in the Media

The Journey Continues...

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This book is about the ‘Royal Rolls-Royce of Udaipur, Rajasthan’. The 1924 Rolls-Royce Tourer 20 HP (bearing chassis no. GLK 21) was purchased by His Highness Maharana Bhupal Singh of Udaipur in 1936. She was procured primarily to serve as a source of parts for another Rolls-Royce 20 HP (chassis no. 42 GO), a favourite of Maharana Bhupal Singh. Soon after RR GLK 21 arrived in Udaipur, her engine was removed and fitted in RR 42 GO. Then World War II happened and RR GLK 21 became victim to the ravages of time. From 1940s to the end of the last millennium, she lay forgotten in the Zenana Mahal at the City Palace, Udaipur.

In 1999, Shriji Arvind Singh of Mewar decided to have her restored. After a restoration process that took around eight years, RR GLK 21 was finally resurrected and assumed pride of place in the Udaipur Palace Motor Garage. It was as if RR GLK 21, which had been bought purely as a source of spare parts for RR GO 42, was now making a miraculous comeback by ‘rising from the ashes like the phoenix’. RR GLK 21 has been the star at several prestigious events and has received extensive coverage in both the print and electronic media. The magnificent lady created history in August 2012 by becoming the first ever Indian entry to receive the Lucius Beebe Trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

What a life, what a story.

About the Authors
Anu Vikram Singh (AVS) of Karjali is the Keeper of the Vintage and Classic Car Collection (VCCC) at The City Palace, Udaipur, and has been associated with VCCC from its inception to the present. His enthusiasm for vintage cars, their working and upkeep has earned him a formidable reputation and made AVS a knowledgeable expert in the field. Narayan Rupani, now better known as Bob, is presently the managing editor of Auto India. Rupani has participated in several races and rallies with fair success and has been part of the only Indian team ever to have participated in the Isuzu Challenge Expedition. Gautam Sen began his career in 1984, with Maruti Udyog. In 1986, Sen launched India’s first news stand car magazine, Indian Auto, as founding editor. He launched Auto India in 1993 and continues to edit it.

 

 

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