101 Automotive Jewels of India
Collector's Edition
Gautam Sen & Makarand Baokar

101 Automotive Jewels of India by Gautam Sen and Makarand Baokar
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101 Automotive Jewels of India Collector's Edition
by Gautam Sen and Makarand Baokar


Within the covers of this book unfolds a journey of discovery of the most unusual, the best preserved and the most archetypical vehicles that survive in the country today. It catalogs the most authentic examples of India’s automotive past, as well as a carefully considered selection of historic vehicles that stood out from all the others.

  • Collector's Edition with silver fore edge and enhanced dust jacket
  • Only 180 copies produced
  • Page count: 272
  • Image count: 372
  • Page size: 29 cm x 23 cm (portrait)
  • Hardcover with dust jacket
Featured cars include:
  • Cadillac, including: Cadillac Series 61 4-door Convertible, Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville, Cadillac Series 62 Sedan, Cadillac Series 75 Limousine
  • Jaguar, including: Jaguar E-Type, Jaguar Mark V 3 ½ Litre Drophead Coupe, Jaguar XK120, Jaguar XK140
  • Lanchester, including: Lanchester 40HP, Lanchester Straight 8
  • Lancia, including: Lancia Astura racing special, Lancia Dilambda, Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato, Lancia Lambda
  • Mercedes-Benz, including: Mercedes-Benz 130, Mercedes-Benz 190SL, Mercedes-Benz 220SEb convertible, Mercedes-Benz 230SL, Mercedes-Benz 24/100/140PS 630K, Mercedes-Benz 300d, Mercedes-Benz 300Sc, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, Mercedes-Benz 500K, Mercedes-Benz 540K, Mercedes-Benz Nurburg 460
  • Rolls-Royce, including: Rolls-Royce 20/25HP, Rolls-Royce 25/30HP, Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost, Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental, Rolls-Royce Phantom III, Rolls-Royce Phantom V, Rolls-Royce Twenty, Rolls-Royce Wraith
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Author Biography

Gautam Sen

Internationally acknowledged as the leading automotive journalist and writer in India, having founded the country’s first newsstand car magazine Indian Auto in 1986, Gautam Sen also launched Auto India in 1993, which became India’s best-selling car magazine ever. Later he also launched the Indian editions of auto motor and sport and BBC’s TopGear magazine. Since 2007 Sen has been back in the driver’s seat at Auto India and has been dividing his time between Paris, where his family lives, and Mumbai.

Though less publicized, Sen has also been directly involved with the automobile industry in India and Europe, beginning with his first automotive job at Maruti Udyog Limited, India’s leading carmaker, and then subsequently consulting at various levels in the areas of technology, design, product development, marketing and joint ventures, and in the process, interacting with the likes of Hero Motors, Hindustan Motors, Ideal Jawa, Mahindra & Mahindra, San Motors, Tata Motors, and TVS-Suzuki. Sen also lead the design and development of India’s first sports car, the San Storm.

Whilst working on design and development projects, Sen has worked with eminent designers such as Gerard Godfroy, Tom Tjaarda and Marcello Gandini.

Sen has authored several critically acclaimed books on automobiles: The Maharajas & Their Magnificent Motor Cars (published in French by E.T.A.I., in English by Haynes Publishing and in German by Heel), The Car Design Book, Rolls-Royce 17EX A Fabulous Destiny, and A Million Cars for a Billion People, other than co-authoring The Story of the Star in India and The Royal Udaipur RR GLK 21.

Makarand Baokar

A photographer who has built a strong portfolio, encompassing originality and a unique style, Makarand Baokar, exemplifies a range of expertise, from creative concept development, the photography shoot itself, through to full post-production. From shooting on the most treacherous mountain roads of Northern India, to plush studios in Mumbai, Baokar is able to get straight into the task at hand. Baokar has worked with and shot for brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Skoda, Maruti Suzuki, Cartier, Nivea and for personalities like Prince Michael of Kent, Ari Vatanen, Giacomo Agostini, Ajinkya Rahane, Neel Jani and Sir Stirling Moss.

With a portfolio made up of more than 500 historic vehicles, Baokar is also a proud member of The Guild of Motoring Writers. Amongst the books that Baokar has contributed with images and photography, the most noteworthy are: The Maharajas & Their Magnificent Motor Cars, Story of the Star in India, The Car Design Book, Rolls-Royce 17 EX A Fabulous Destiny, Adventure Drives with the Hyundai Creta, The Golden Quadrilateral India’s First Modern Highway Network, Marcello Gandini: Maestro of Design, and The Bertone Collection.

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5 of 5 A beautiful book September 27, 2018
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A top quality book with superb photography, highly recommended.

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