Automobile Replaces Royal Coach for Maharajah in India (Oct, 1924)
Automobile Replaces Royal Coach for Maharajah in India
Mounted on a chassis that has a wheel-base of 178 inches, one of the world’s most luxurious automobiles has been delivered to the Maharajah of Alwar. It is designed after the pattern of the formal horse-drawn landau used by the ruler and takes its place as a state coach. The body seats four persons and is suspended on C-springs, the lower extremities of which are continued to meet the underside of the carriage and thus prevent excessive swing or rolling while giving complete isolation from road shocks and jars. There is said to be no sense of mechanical propulsion, the feeling being more that of floating than of riding on wheels. Four side lamps are lighted by electricity.