Vintage Car

HISTORY OF VINTAGE FORD-‘A’ CAR REGD NO. MP- 07- W- 2233 MODEL 1930

Border Security Force has the proud privilege to own and maintain FORD-A 1930 Model Vintage Car. The erstwhile Provincial Govt of Madhya Bharat acquired this Car sometimes in 1930. The new registration No. of this Car MP 07 W- 2233 is issued by RTO Gwalior on 30 Oct’ 2004. The car was used by the then British Governor of the Province & on attaining Independence by the State Police Chief. Besides, erstwhile British Governors of the Province, many British Viceroys including Lord Wavell and Lord Louis Mountbatten graced its seats. India’s great Freedom Fighters like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr Rajinder prasad traveled in this car to meet the Governor of Madhya Bharat between 1933 and 1935. Shri K F Rustamji, IPS, last officially used it when he was Police Chief of Madhya Pradesh. In the year 1971, it was given to Central School of Motor Transport at Sagar, Madhya Pradesh for training purposes. In 1971, when Border Security Force, which was raised by Sh K F Rustamji, took over the Central School of Motor Transport from Madhya Pradesh Police at Sagar, the car came as a gift to the BSF.

Ever since 1971, it is with Central School of Motor Transport (CSMT), Border Security Force (BSF) located at Tekanpur, near Gwalior (MP). The School imparts automobile training to BSF, other Central Police Organizations and State Police personnel. The CSMT is also privileged to start the first Automobile Engineering College in Northern India and this precious Ford Car is being used in teaching the developments in automobiles in last many decades.

Almost all visiting dignitaries to BSF Academy Tekanpur (description of whom includes Who is Who in India ) like ex Presidents Shri Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Shri V V Giri, Shri Zail Singh and as Vice President Shri Shanker Dayal Sharma, Ex Prime Ministers Smt Indira Gandhi and Shri Charan Singh, Chinese Minister of Public Security, Shri Zhu Entao ( 20 Jul’92), Union Ministers Shri L K Advani, Shri Madhvrao Scindia, Shri Rajesh Pilot, Shri Arjun Singh, Governors and CMs of MP, COAS and a number of senior bureaucrats, Police, Armed Forces and CPO officers, have graced this car. It is one of the unique official vintage car, used by so many varied luminaries of British Raj and dignitaries of post independence era.

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