Sudhir Choudhrie, born in 1949, was raised by his mother in Delhi, India. He is a well-established businessman and an active Philanthropist. After graduating from the University with a degree in Economics, he worked in a real estate firm owned by his grandfather.
One of Choudhrie’s hobbies is collecting and restoring rare vintage cars from various countries, including France and Italy. In his collection, Choudhrie has brands from three of the most famous vintage car manufacturers in France, including, Cottereau, Darracq, and Hispano-Suiza. These manufacturers were known to be the most powerful and fashionable in the early 20th century.
Their models’ meticulous design is evident in every aspect, making them highly valuable to dedicated collectors. One of the most iconic and highly prized cars in Choudhrie’s collection is The 1927 Hispano-Suiza H6B; its price is accredited to its revolutionary design.
The engine of this car was designed by Marc Birkigt, who drew his inspiration from an aircraft engine. Another French model in the collection is Cottereau Voiturine. It produces 7 horsepower via a single-cylinder, water-cooled engine paired with a three-speed transmission. Manufactured in 1903, Cottereau Voiturine is among the oldest cars in the world.
Sudhir Choudhrie also has the Darracq Type V in his collection. The car has a 4-speed transmission in its inline 4-cylinder side-valve engine producing 12 hp. The 1914 model, Type V is one of Choudhrie’s favorites.
One of the most famous Italian automobiles is the Fiat 514, manufactured from 1929 to 1932 by Fiat. Today, Fiat produces about 90% of automobiles in Italy. Choudhrie owns a 1930 Fiat 514 colored yellow with a black top. Sudhir Choudhrie is a senior advisor to the London-based C&C Alpha Group and vice chair of Alpha Corp Development. He is also active in politics and international diplomacy.
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