Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Kolkata2Kutch RoadTrip: Gondal Royal Vintage and Classic Car Collection

We left Devpur at the crack of dawn and our gracious hosts packed breakfast for us too. We had a long day and drive ahead of us. We planned to make three stops; Gondal, Junagadh & Somnath before our final destination for the day, Diu.

Our first stop was the Orchard Palace in Gondal and we arrived there a little past 10 am. The reason for Orchad Palace was simply put; Car, Glorious Vintage Cars. We heard about this place thanks to my wife’s aunt who had mentioned it and said we must stop here since she knew I was a big fan of cars.

So our first order of business was not the Palace itself, but the Gondal Royal Vintage and Classic Car Collection Museum on the premises. And the rest is below for you to see. 

I've noted down the names of cars that had placards, or I knew of. The rest I leave to the experts to help me out with.







Mercury 1947 (U.S.A.)
Mercury 1947 (U.S.A.)
Chevrolet 1951 (U.S.A.)
Chevrolet 1951 (U.S.A.)
Frazer 1947 (U.S.A.)
Frazer 1947 (U.S.A.)
Oldsmobile 1947 (U.S.A.)
Oldsmobile 1947 (U.S.A.)
Cadillac 1941 (U.S.A.)
Cadillac 1941 (U.S.A.)
Lincoln V12 1947 (U.S.A.)
Studebaker Convertible 1947 (U.S.A.)
Studebaker Convertible 1947 (U.S.A.)
Cadillac Convertible 1947 (U.S.A.)
Cadillac Convertible 1947 (U.S.A.)
Buick Convertible 1947 (U.S.A.)
Rolls-Royce 1973 (U.K.)
Rolls-Royce 1973 (U.K.)
Chevrolet (U.S.A.)
Chevrolet (U.S.A.)
Cadillac Limo 1955 (U.S.A.)
Cadillac Limo 1955 (U.S.A.)
Cadillac Limo 1955 (U.S.A.)
Packard 1935 (U.S.A.)
Packard 1935 (U.S.A.)
Mercedes 7 Seater 1935 (Germany)
Mercedes 7 Seater 1935 (Germany)
Buick Convertible 1934 (U.S.A.)
Buick Convertible 1934 (U.S.A.)
Daimler 1930 (U.K.)
Daimler 1930 (U.K.)
Delage 1930 (France)
Delage 1930 (France)

Ford Mustang 2015 (U.S.A.)
Buick (U.S.A.)



Jaguar E-Type (U.K.)
Jaguar E-Type (U.K.)
Jaguar E-Type (U.K.)
Jaguar E-Type (U.K.)
Formula 5000 1972 (U.S.A.)
Formula 5000 1972 (U.S.A.)
Chevrolet Corvette (U.S.A.)
Chevrolet Corvette (U.S.A.)
Chevrolet Corvette (U.S.A.)
Chevrolet Camaro 1969 (U.S.A.)
Chevrolet Camaro 1969 (U.S.A.)
Chevrolet Camaro 1969 (U.S.A.)
Chevrolet Camaro 1969 (U.S.A.)




Mercedes-Benz (Germany)
Mercedes-Benz (Germany)
Mercedes-Benz (Germany)
Mercedes-Benz (Germany)
Ford V8 1947 (U.S.A.)
Ford V8 1947 (U.S.A.)
Ford V8 1947 (U.S.A.)
Ford V8 1947 (U.S.A.)
Ford V8 1947 (U.S.A.)
P.S.: Not all the cars from the collection were present.