Saturday, November 18, 2017

Standard car dealers in India

This article is about car dealers who sold and serviced Standard Triumph cars in India. All the images in this article come from  "Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon, India" Web: www.heritagetransportmuseum.org facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heritagetransportmuseum

I have here shared some dealer adverts and would welcome any further comments and material that readers may have.

T R Pratt of Calcutta 1911

T R Pratt of Calcutta 1911 advert
T R Pratt 1911 advert
This advert first appeared in The Empress Coronation Durbar Souvenir from 1911.
Cover of The Empress Coronation Durbar Souvenir
Cover of The Empress Coronation Durbar Souvenir
T R Pratt, Norton Buildings, Calcutta agent for Standard Cars supplied a 6 cyclinder 20HP car for George V his majesty the King-Emperor to use at the Delphi Durbar (a celebration of his coronation).

Triangular Motors Limited 1948

This Triangular Motors Limited, New Queens Road, Bombay advert from 7 August 1948 for the Standard Vanguard is I think aimed at British nationals returning to the United Kingdom.  I have seen other adverts by this business advertising a branch in Poona and Wolseley cars.

Standard Vanguard phase 2 1954

Standard Motor Products of India Ltd, Madras advert from 18th April 1954 for the Standard Vanguard phase 2 includes a list of distributors:
  • Metro Motors, Bombay
  • Rajputana Motor Car Co, Ajmer 
  • Sikand & Co, New Delhi
  • French Motor Co Ltd, Calcutta
  • The Union Co (Motors) Ltd, Madras
  • R I Works, Nagpur
  • Auto Chenoy, Secunderabad 
  • Dealer for Gujarat
  • Ahmedabad Motor Ltd, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad

Standard Vanguard phase 3 1957

By 1957 Ahmedabad Motor Ltd are now listed as distributor of Standard cars.

Standard Super 10 1957


Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Standard Triumph car dealers in India, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: All the images in this article come from  "Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon, India", with exception of Cover of The Empress Coronation Durbar Souvenir.
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