Vintage & Classic Car Collection of Gondal’s Royal Family –

Vintage & Classic Car Collection of Gondal’s Royal Family

The collection includes a pre-1910 New Engine that belonged to Maharaja Bhagwat Sinhji which is a real beauty with its superbly crafted gas-operated lamp, curved glass windscreen and woodwork interiors of the coach. The Delage D8, Daimler, and the grand 1935 Mercedes seven-seat saloon are examples of supercharged European cars of the 1920s and ’30s known for their superbly crafted bodywork and high performance.


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Stylish American cars in the collection include a 1935 Packard two-door convertible coupe, the 1930s Buick convertible, and the 1935 Ford convertible. Imposing American cars of the 1940s and ’50s include a 1941 Cadillac saloon, a 1947 Cadillac convertible, a 1947 Buick convertible, a 1947 Oldsmobile, the 1940s Studebaker convertible, the 1947 Lincoln V12, and the 1950s Cadillac Eldorado limousine. The Gondal collection also has post-WW2 jeeps, station wagons, and pickups that have seen many a Shikar in the 1940s and ’50s.


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he high-performance European cars of the late-1950s include the 1958 Mercedes 300SL two seat roadster, the 1959 Jaguar XK150, and other cars that Maharaja Jyotendra Sinhji and Maharajkumar Ghanadityasinhji raced to wins at many circuits. Also in the collection are muscle cars like the 1960s Chevrolet Camaro and Surtees Formula 5000. Recent additions to the collection include the 1992 Corvette ZR1, the 1997 Chevrolet Camaro, the 1997 Buick Riviera, and a Dodge.



HH Maharajah Shri JYOTENDRASINHJI VIKRAMSINHJI Sahib, 16th Maharaja of Gondal

16th Maharaja of Gondal (1969/-) (Naulakha Palace, Gondal, Gujarat, India)born 1939, educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun and at St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, and passed out in 1958, a keen sports car racer in his younger days, having participated in various races, both in India and abroad, married HH Maharani Kumud Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Dharamkumarsinhji Bhavsinhji of Bhavnagar, and has an issue.

  • Yuvarajkumar Himanshukumarsinji Jyotendrasinhji Sahib, born 30th December 1966, married (div. 2003), Yuvarani Hema Kumari (Rajkumari Hemangini Kumari), daughter of Maharaj Chandra Shekhar Singh of Bikaner.