VETERAN CARS: 1899
Gardner Serpolet & 1906 Krieger
Enquiry received from the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum in
Cleveland USA www.wrhs.org
requesting assistance in valuation of two of their European
exhibits; a 1906 Krieger K1 Electric Landaulet (£25K) and an 1899
Gardner Serpolet Steam Carriage (£60K). SVVS do not have
facilities to provide this service
but assistance kindly provided
by Bob Dyke of Steam
Car Club GB and Stewart
Skilbeck of Bonhams
IDENTIFICATION & DATING:
1903 Darracq and 1926 Ford Model T
Enquiry from Michael Martin of ballon
requesting a picture of an 1937 Austin 12 and assistance on
identifying and dating two other cars on their very interesting
village website. Well worth a visit to what seems to be a lovely peaceful
rural community ! Grafix provided by Bozi and information by
Desmond Peacock, Bryan Goodman and David Smart. SVVS
has a Darracq and four Model T's.
IDENTIFICATION AND SPARE PARTS FOR A
1903/4 DE DION BOUTON
Request for assistance from William King of
whose father has an original single cylinder water
cooled 8HP De Dion Bouton languishing in the corner of the garage
(wow!). Chassis is slightly different to other similar models seen
and the body was taken in period from a local hansom carriage.
Through SVVS De Dion owner/contacts we were able to put
William in contact
with a De Dion expert for help.
IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:cca
1906 Panhard & Levassor
Interesting photo received from David
(UK), of a car driven by his grandfather, with the request to
provide positive identification and dating. SVVS's Bryan Goodman
identified the car as being a chain driven 4 cylinder Panhard
Levassor built between 1905 and 1907. The AA badge on the bonnet is
without wings so this dates the badge as pre 1911. 'Washable' seat
covers, Oil side lights and Acetylene main beam.
IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: cca 1912 Belsize
Two photos received from Roger Grant
which were taken at Edrom,
Berwickshire in 1913 of a car which had belonged to his grandfather Rev.
W K Grant. The request was for identification and dating. The car shown
two seater, with a 4 cylinder 1944cc engine,
manufactured between 1912 and 1916. If the picture was taken in
1913, the car was possibly new registered in Berwickshire.
IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:cca 1912
Deasey or Sideley Deasey
Mark Masa in Ohio USA has recently acquired from New Zealand a very
interesting vehicle requiring precise identification and
dating. It is likely to be Deasey or a Sideley Deasey and it is
said to be cca 1912. Mark would welcome all information and assistance
in what will be a complex restoration project. SVVS's
Simon Pearce and ASOC looking into but all help is welcome. See
car & bits: www.linkcycles.com/deasy/index.htm.
GENERAL IFORMATION ON THE MAKE REQUIRED:1914 Mors RX
Interesting Photograph received from Bary Parsons
of Victoria AUSTRALIA
of a lovely
1914 Mors RX which has been restored by his father
Ted. The car was built up from very little and was actually at one
stage made into a tractor. It seems that there are about 14 Mors in Oz
which must say something for the Oz climate. Not much on Mors on the Net
would wellcome any info and pictures on Mors car history.
CALCOTT IN NEW ZEALAND:
Calcott 10.5HP Light Tourer
Sarah Laurie from NEW ZEALAND advises
this two seat 1914
Calcott was originaly found in a
riverbed on the South Island of New Zealand. The engine was in a
nearby shed, used to drive a saw bench. All restored in 1972.
Later regularly used in local rallies. Requires minor restoration
to engine and exterior and has no hood. Being driven on a Daytime
Warrant as the gas lights do not run. Contact
IDENTIFICATION & DATING:
Hanomag 2/10 "Kommisbrot"
Enquiry received from Rick White of Atlanta
requesting identification of photo of friend's
grandfather in Germany in the 1920's. Bozi identified car as a 1927 Hanomag 2/10 "Kommisbrot" (Army Loaf) made
in Germany between 1924-28, by company better known for their Steam
Locomotives. This 2 seat car has disc wheels (so 1927/28) with rear mounted
499cc engine with chain drive to rear axle with
DATING: 1928 Trojan 10 cwt Large Capacity Van
Dated by SVVS Trojan Expert Don Williams.
Originally John Graham (UK)
grandfather's fish delivery van driven by
Albert who lost an arm in First War. Had multiple hand
attachments. When driving had a ring on his arm which fitted
a post attached to the steering wheel. When cleaning the van this
was changed to a hook. In very cold weather van needed parts
of fuel system to be heated with a naked flame to start !!
WITH BODYWORK INFO:
1930 Citroen AC 6 Phaeton
Enquiry received from Robert Richardson of AUSTRALIA
contemplating restoration of a complete car but with rotten
runningboards. He requested further information on the Phaeton
Body but as the Phaeton is not listed amongst the 14 official
bodies for the C6, can only assume the body is of American or
Australian origin. From Bozi's records there are no C6s currently
registered in the UK. Help ?
VALUATION OF VINTAGE CAR :
1932 AUSTIN 16/6 Tourer
Advised by Chris Rushen in Wiltshire (UK)
father is thinking of selling their 1932
Austin 16/6 Tourer which has been
in the family for over 30 years. Austin 16/6's are quite desirable
being at the larger end of the Austin model range. From the photo the car
seems in very good condition. Price at this stage is not fixed but
likely to be in the region of £12/13K. If interested, contact us
and all enquiries will be
1933 AUSTIN Heavy Twelve
Enquiry from Ken Wallis of Sheffield (UK)
correct box. One now located in Dartford from an Austin taxi.
Suitable sources for Austin bits can be ads in mags of Vintage Austin Register or
Austin 10 Drivers Club, or the
Automobile. Also try the Restored
Classics small ads which came up
with Chris Wilkins in Cwmbran but he only had Light 12 and
Cambridge boxes. Also try 'Available Austins' or '
DISTRIBUTOR REQUIRED: 1935
Steyr 100 Cabriolet
Request for assistance from Bogdan Coconoiu
of RUMANIA, member of the Retromobil
Club Romania, who is commencing
the restoration of a 1935 Steyr 100 Cabriolet. He is in desperate
need of a Bosch Distributor VE 4 ARS 138. If you know of one
please contact us.
Bogdan is a keen supporter of British
cars having a very smart Mini Cooper and also being the President of the Mini
Club Romania. Also writes motoring articles.
IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:cca 1936 Peugeot 301 Berline
Interesting photo received from Danielle of Great
showing her grandfather next to a car pictured in France
before the war. The request was to establish the year, make and model.
Investigation of the photo suggests that it is a Peugeot of the thirties
period, a late Type 301, with a berline style body and higher headlamps,
so probably 1934
Peugeot 310 LR NP5 Berline, built between April and August 1934.
LOCATION OF A: 1937 FORD 7W Tourer
Email from John Smeardon of Western CANADA (ex Plymouth UK)
advising his father had a Ford 7W
Tourer and wondered if it was the one
SVVS's Tony Russell now has. Tony responded that Ford only made 1009 of
these cars and only six have survived world wide! Three are in UK,
and one each Australia, Canada & Holland. Tony is the third
owner of his, so this not the one ! A known 7W was in the Torquay
area in 1937.
CONFIRMATION OF IDENTIFICATION: 1938 Sunbeam Talbot 10
Interesting contacts with Luis Forteza in URUGUAY
who is selling the Sunbeam Talbot pictured in its normal
resting place in an underground car park. Luis advises that the
vintage car movement in Uruguay is small but it seems to be active there being a
good club in Montevideo at http://montevideoclassiccar.com .
The car is selling for $13,800 which is a very similar price for a
good example in the UK at about £7 - 9,000.
IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:cca 1939 Talbot Lago
Identification of a lovely car spotted in front of a Tyre
Fitting Bay in Boulogne, FRANCE,
by Bozi Mohacek who managed to snap off four photos before the
owner, who was in a bit of a hurry, roared off. Subsequent investigation
suggests that this could be one of the 1938 Talbot-Lago Grand Prix cars
which won the French Grand Prix and the TT Races in 1939 or perhaps
one of the 1939/40 4.5l cars. Investigating.
LOCATION OF FLO 544:1939 Triumph Dolomite
Colin Rolfe emailed from the USA saying that he and his father renovated the
Dolomite in 1953 but
in '54 moved to
the USA without it. Dad, now 95, and Colin, now 63, repainted
the car dark maroon and re-chromed. Dad even re-French polished
the burled walnut interior. They often speak of the Dolomite
and wonder if it survived. SVVS's Jon Quiney advises there is no
trace of it on current Register. Help Please !
LORRIES USED TO TRANSPORT
DRAUGHT HORSES: IN 1948 IRELAND
Request for information from an Author
in Scotland researching information for a novel and on which type
of lorry would have been used in 1948 to transport Draught
Horses from Northern to Southern Ireland. Advice from various sources suggested that the most likely would
have been a type OL Bedford Livestock lorry similar to the photo,
and that tractors of the day were Ferguson TE20 and Fordson Major.
SPARE PARTS NEEDED: 1950 Vauxhall Wyvern LIX
Enquiry from Fernado Gaspar of PORTUGAL
as to where he could get spares for his Wyvern LIX. Advised by
SVVS's Graham MacKenzie , who has a 1951 Vauxhall Velox LIP, that
the main club for these vehicles is the VAUXHALL
OWNERS CLUB 1903 - 1957. About
100 LIP and LIX cars are known to survive worldwide, lots of them
having been exported to South Africa & Australia. Some spares,
mainly mechanical, via the Club.
VALUATIONS OF TWO 'CLASSIC' CARS:
Rover 90 and
Tim Homes of London (UK)
has two classic
cars in the family and wanted to know their general values. A
Rover 90 P4 of 1955 vintage would be in the band of £1000 to
£4000 depending on mileage and condition. The Citroen Maserati of
which 13,000 were built is becoming a collectors item and
depending on the quantity of rust and if any problems with hydraulics
could be in a quite wide band of between £2,500 to £13,000.
DO I BRING MY CAR BACK TO THE UK ?:1958 AUSTIN Metropolitan
Kirsty McKay is returning from KENYA
and has been offered
approx. £2,500 for her part-restored car locally. Maths says she should take
it. If she brings it with her as 'personal', no VAT but then she
cannot sell it for a year. If commercial import then 17.5% VAT (specialists
can reduce this to 5%). Either way shipping about £1500, then
Registration and MOT costs. Current UK values for Metropolitan
Saloons cca. £3000.
IDENTIFICATION & DATING: cca 1936
Enquiry from Smita in INDIA
identification of an unusual microcar.
Identified by Bozi as cca
1936 Rytecraft Scootacar which was manufactured in London N1,
1934-40. Two models, 98cc(15mph) single pedal control, single
speed, centrifugal clutch, solid diff; later 250cc also Villiers,
three pedals, with electric lights (40mph). Used as midget runabout, children's car & dodgem
car ; also commercial 'scootatruck').
Requirement for a photo of correct wheel
Enquiry from Lee Basinski of www.pearlcraft.com.au who are restorers of steering wheels in Melbourne
information on the appearance of an original 1935 Austin 16 York
steering wheel. Mike Knowles was able to provide the appropriate
car (currently 'resting') to photograph by Bozi and details were subsequently Emailed. Lee
advised the wheel was for apparently the only such car in
Australia which was originally bought for the Lord Mayor of Sidney to be
driven around in.
TO PURCHASE: LONDON TRANSPORT DOUBLE
Enquiry received from Randy Beers of Colorado Springs, USA asking advice on purchasing a London Transport double decker
bus already in the USA. As the SVVS is mainly a car club with only
limited involvement in buses and commercials it was suggested by
one of our members to visit www.busweb.co.uk
for potential leads and that the
British Bus Preservation Group www.bbpg.org.uk
may be a good place to start.
Where to advertise it? Suggested The
Automobile Magazine classified.
ORGAN : Request
for assistance in repairs to Ford D lorry on which the organ is.
COACH : Request for info
where to buy one. The SVVS one is not for sale. Help ?
: Dimitrios Pantelli needs
a vintage/replica for an ice cream van. Help ?
|1934 TRIUMPH GLORIA :
Jean Hunt looking for photos.
Jon Quiney of TOC was kind to oblige.
: Darren found
brochure on a 1913 Belsize in garage in Faversham.
: J C F-Lopez from
SPAIN wants one. Try Jaguar
Enthusiasts Club mag.
: Magazine requested photos of a
1927 Austin 7 open Tourer for article.
: Requested a 1970 Lorry
for food programme, SVVS Could not help.
: Number of Emails asking
if any SVVS Members do weddings. Yes !