Udaipur City Palace Vintage & Classic Car Collection presented by Taj Group of Hotels

The most pristine range of 20 historic cars as part of the collection used by Udaipur’s three previous Maharanas will be presented to vintage and classic car aficionados. These vehicles are housed in the original former Mewar State Motor Garage, a fine setting for these prized vehicles.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur - Vintage Car CrescentThis garage was built at a time when the only vehicles in town were in possession of Mewar State Motor Garage and even though most of these vehicles are over 70 years old they are in perfect condition, perfectly restored and painstakingly polished to a mirror finish.

These exhibits on display include four Rolls Royce. The 1924 20HP was awarded Best in Class Category, Vintage Classic in Cartier Travel with Style Concourse in November 2009. There is also a 1934 Rolls Royce 20-25 HP which was used to transport the cricket team to and from the grounds. A 1930/31 Rolls Royce 20-25HP also holds a place of pride in the garage which started off as a Tourer but was converted to a Shooting Brake by Maharana Bhagawat Singh while the last Rolls Royce is a 1934 Phantom II purchased by the 76th Custodian House of Mewar, Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur which stands testimony of the most exquisite vehicle on display.

Other vintage vehicles on display include two 1938 Cadillacs which are still in use as on date, a 1946 MG-TC convertible along with a 1930 Ford A Convertible and Vauxhall – 12. Also on display are a 1946 Buick and 1959 Morris Minor 1000. Shyam Kaikini, General Manager, Taj Lake Palace said, “The Taj Group of Hotels is so pleased to introduce The Vintage & Classic Car Collection in Udaipur to the Asian market. These incredibly well kept historical cars form part of Udaipur’s proud history as the leading Rajputana state during the time of the Maharanas. Each car was owned and used by an Udaipur Maharana, which makes them of particular interest to car aficionados across the world and particularly in Asia, where there has been an enormous growth in vintage & classic cars in recent years.”