Thiruvananthapuram: Benz Carr, the youthful brother of the late Maharaja of Travancore Sri Chithira Thirunal Balaramavarma and a senior member of the royal household, is now owned by Benz Carr. Lens Group Chairman MA Yousafzai and Marthanda Verma hand over the Ben 42 Benz automotive to him as a token of their uncommon friendship and intimacy. Earlier than his dying, Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma needed at hand over the automotive to him.
Lastly, his son Padmanabha Varma determined to current Yusuf Ali with a 1955 mannequin Mercedes Benz 180T automotive stored on the Kawadiar Palace. Benz, made in Germany, was acquired by the royal household within the Nineteen Fifties for Rs 12,000. He purchased the automotive on the age of 38. It’s estimated that Marthanda Varma traveled 40 lakh miles on his personal and as a passenger on the age of 38.
The automotive, which was registered in Karnataka, was the favourite of Marthanda Varma’s assortment. He used this automotive to journey whereas residing in Bangalore. Of this, 23 lakh miles are on this Benz. Benz medals are additionally affixed to the entrance of the car to mark the space coated. On the age of 85, Marthanda Varma drove the identical car.
He was approached by many celebrities to purchase the automotive at a hefty worth. The Benz Firm itself needed to show the Benz, which had traveled a report distance, into a logo of pleasure. He was approached by the highest brass of the corporate saying that he may take it again and provides him 2 new vehicles in return. However Marthanda Varma, who stored all of the antiques in gold, together with the Roly Flex digicam and automotive he purchased in 1936 from the watch, didn’t surrender the automotive.
Uthratham Thirunal determined at hand over the automotive to his pal Yusufali. Marthanda Varma visited Yusuf Ali at his residence in Abu Dhabi and invited him to the Kawadiar Palace. When Yusufali arrived on the Pattom Palace in 2012, Uthradam Thirunal expressed his want to donate a automotive. After Uthradam Thirunal left, the automotive was below the care of his son Padmanabha Varma and Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma Basis for a very long time. The royal household has determined to current the automotive to Yusuf Ali quickly, as per the needs of Utradam Thirunal.