The first car coming into Nepal, 1948.

"Instead of cars carrying workers, Nepal has workers carrying cars on the rocky, hilly trail from Kathmandu. Here automobiles, stripped of wheels and bumpers, are shoulder-borne to and from the capital, the only Nepalese city with modern roads. This old German-made Mercedes is going to India as a trade-in on a shiny American model. Some 60 coolies, moving to the rhythm of a chant, balance it on long poles."

Big Benny

Tue Jul 16 2013 17:28:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In 1940 Adolf Hitler had gifted a 1938 Mercedes Benz to King Triubhuvan of Nepal. It was the first car in Nepal, and it was brought to the capital on the backs of several men, since Nepal had no roads back then.

Here's another great pic:

Wed Jul 17 2013 16:57:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)


Ha, now all they need are some roads to go with it.

Wed Jul 17 2013 17:57:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tammy "The Wrench"

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