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The SVVS Website currently receives approximately 500,000 hits a year and the "HELP PAGE" is internationally the most visited 'page' on the site. We receive numerous e-mails from historians and motoring enthusiasts from all over the world with the request to identify vehicles from old photographs. We can help with identification of Classic cars because most of us are old enough to remember them as new, and owning Vintage or Veteran vehicles, many of us, and/or our associates, are also specialists in own make or type of vehicle  -   These Help Pages are therefore devoted to some of the interesting enquiries received, and information that we have provided.  While page is being built, enquiries are in received order, - when completed,  cars are in year order:

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IDENTIFICATION/DATING:   SVVS HELP PAGES NOW EXCEED    100 pages  and   2,5000 Enquiries

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1914 Abadal 15.9 Skiff Sports
Our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) managed to get enough coal to power up his computer and via random prods of a finger ended up on the arpanet. He saw a photo which greatly puzzled him and he wondered what the car was.
-- The big black sideways-on rear passenger hat suggested he was not fond of bulls. So this suggested Spain. Frasncisco Abadal was the Madrid agent for Hispano but later sold own car made mostly by Imperia (Belgium),  cca 1914 Abadal 15.9 Skiff Sports.

1914 Abadal 15.9 Skiff Sports

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1916 Straker Squire Ambulance
One of a number of high quality interesting photos sent to us by Mike Mackrill (UK) with website called Nostalgic Picture Library. " Please find as an attachment a photography of Hendon Ambulance".
-- Fabulous detailed photo but registration not visible to help with precise dating. Around WW1 time, this is a car based ambulance although company made ambulances for Army Medical Corps, lorries and London busses.  Had one car model policy, so  cca 1916 Straker Squire 15HP Ambulance.

1916 Straker Squire Ambulance

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: King Ferdinand 1 of Romania
Another fascinating photograph from our regular contributor Cicos Florin in Constanta by the Black Sea (Romania) who is interested in old cars of Romania.  Do we know what this is?   -- A couple of absolutely fascinating photos featuring King Ferdinand 1 of Romania (1865-1927). Of German origin, he was king from 1914 to 1927 following his childless uncle King Carol 1. Married to the daughter of the Duke of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Fought/won  against  Keiser in  WW1.

King Ferdinand 1 of Romania

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
Another fascinating photograph from our regular contributor Cicos Florin in Constanta by the Black Sea (Romania) who is interested in old cars of Romania.  Do we know what this is?   -- A couple of absolutely fascinating photos featuring King Ferdinand 1 of Romania (1865-1927). This photo shows his car which was ordered new from United Kingdom. We are advised by Tom Clark that was ordered in 1919 and is a 1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Limousine with chassis number J: 39LW.

1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Limousine

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1924 Austin 12'4 Saloon
Damaged and poor quality photo sent to us by Ian Howell (UK) saying "
I found your site on Google and was wondering if you can help. My grandparents are in the front seats and they were married in 1931, so taken around that time in the south west of England. Best scan I can get of the image."  -- We have had a go of repairing and filling in the missing bits of the photo. No registration to help with precise dating. From high forward  air vent,  probably is a  cca 1924 Austin 12'4 Saloon.

1924 Austin 12'4 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1927 Citroen B15 Charabanc
Interesting photo-of-photo  sent to us by George Layton of Bracciano (Italy), suggesting these vehicles may be interesting. The  bridge behind was blown up by retreating German army.
  -- I have seen a photo of this bridge before and relatively sure it is somewhere in 2,500 photos on our Help Pages. Photo is not too clear but both vehicles seem to be French. The little car in the background looks like my cca 1921  Citroen  Model C.  The bus  looks  like a  cca 1927 Citroen B15 Charabanc.

1927 Citroen B15 Charabanc

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1927 Chevrolet Capitol AA Touring
Another photograph from a new batch received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. These are from his unidentified file and this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify the vehicle. --  Another spotty photo, which we have repaired, of an American car bedecked with a lovely ladies. Car has radiator which no longer bows down but had a pointed down peak in the centre. This is a General Motors car from Detroit, cca 1927 Chevrolet Capitol AA Touring.

1927 Chevrolet Capitol AA Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1928 Chevrolet AB National Truck
Another photograph from a new batch received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos. These are from his unidentified file and this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify the vehicle. --  Lovely rural posed photo of an American truck made by the General Motors and could have been assembled in a number of places in US and overseas. Louvres along full bonnet, pointed down spike on rad, bowl headlamps,  wooden wheels, so a  cca 1928 Chevrolet AB National.

1928 Chevrolet AB National Truck

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Probably 1928 Federal Scout Van
Another photograph from a new batch received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. These are from his unidentified file and this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify vehicle. --  Lovely photo of what seems an American made van used for delivery of a macaroni which carries a the Royal warrant. Unfortunately the recumbent driver is hiding the bonnet side badge, and no badge on the rad, but we are relatively sure this is  cca 1928 Federal Scout Panel Van.

Probably 1928 Federal Scout Van

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1929 GMC T19 Truck
Another photograph received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. He bought another batch of pictures and thinks this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify the vehicle. --  Another not very clear photo so difficult to find enough data to identify but two of our experts think this is probably an American truck made by the General Motors Truck Company in Detroit. Chap sitting on wing is hiding the forward badge on the bonnet,  but a  cca 1928 GMC T19 Truck. cca 1928 GMC T19 Truck.

1929 GMC T19 Truck

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1929 Hupmobile Series M Touring
Another photograph received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. He bought another batch of pictures and thinks this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify the vehicle. -- Pointy down bit in the centre of top of radiator reminds of a Czech Praga but they were LHD and had no radiator caps. Louvres also do not go to the front.  Lots of searching later revealed that this is American Detroit built cca 1929 Hupmobile Series M Touring. Hupmobile  lasted until 1939.

1929 Hupmobile Series M Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1929 Chevrolet International Phaeton
Another photograph received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. He bought another batch of pictures and thinks this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify the vehicle. --  Another very small and very blurry photo. Not really enough data to enlarge and pull out identification details but our Mark Dawber thinks the car on the right is American, cca 1929 Chevrolet International Phaeton. Company started 1911 by William Durant and Louis Chevrolet.

1929 Chevrolet International Phaeton

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1929 Buick 116 Series 27 Sedan
Another photograph from a new batch received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos. These are from his unidentified file and this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify the vehicle. --  Slightly blurry and damaged photo, which we have repaired, of an American car bedecked with a lovely lady. Car has radiator used for very short while and seems to have later disc wheels. This is a General Motors car from Detroit, a  cca 1929 Buick 116 Series 27 Sedan.

929 Buick 116 Series 27 Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1929 Essex Super Six Phaeton
Another fascinating photograph from our regular contributor Cicos Florin in Constanta by the Black Sea (Romania) who is interested in old cars of Romania.  Do we know what this is?   -- The shape of the radiator and bonnet suggest an American car built by Hudson Motor Company in Detroit started by a department store owner. In 1919 they introduced a budget brand of which this is one, a cca 1929 Essex Super Six Phaeton. Hudson also had a factory in the  United Kingdom,  in Brentford, London.

1929 Essex Super Six Phaeton

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1930 Citroen C Six Familiale
Another photograph from a new batch received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. These are from his unidentified file and this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify the vehicle. --  Romania must have been a very good market for American vehicles because almost all the cars in these photos come from US. Therefore quite a nice change to have a car that is made in Europe, Paris. This is a cca 1930 Citroen C Six Familiale,  here being used as Taxi.

1930 Citroen C Six Familiale

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1931 Chrysler CM6 Sedan
Another photograph from a new batch received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. These are from his unidentified file and this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify vehicle. --  Another American car, this one from a company started by man who had just sorted out Willys Overland. Walter Chrysler reorganised the ailing Maxwell Chalmers company into the Chrysler Corporation in 1925. This is cared-for cca 1931 Chrysler CM6 Sedan, here being used as Taxi.  

1931 Chrysler CM6 Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1932 Nash 960 Sedan
Another photograph from a new batch received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. These are from his unidentified file and this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify vehicle. --  Another American car, this one built in Kenosha, Wisconsin, by company that started in 1916, made four wheel trucks in 1913, became US WW1  main truck maker. and later teamed up with a refrigerator manufacturer. This is cca 1932 Nash 960 Sedan here being used as Taxi.

1932 Nash 960 Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1934 Fiat Balilla 508B Berlina
Another photograph from a new batch received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. These are from his unidentified file and this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify vehicle. --  Fabulous photo of a car being pushed across a river up to the axles in a very fast flowing water. No ford this!! Very surprising they even attempted it! This is an Italian car made somewhere in Europe as number of countries made them ; - a  cca 1934 Fiat Balilla 508B Berlina

1934 Fiat Balilla 508B Berlina

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1934 Humber 16'60 Drophead Coupe
Interesting period photo sent to us by Jeff Parker (New Zealand) saying "
Photo circa 1957. My father had just bought it and I'm sitting at the wheel. I think he said it was a 1936 Humber Drop Head Coupe. We were living in Wrexham at the time. Sold around 1960 and we moved to New Zealand in 1964. -- Five louvres, upper wipers and wire wheels suggest slightly earlier, cca 1934'5 Humber 16'60 Foursome Drophead Coupe. Only 5,000 with differing bodies made. Similar car / sidelights Snipe 80.

1934 Humber 16'60 Drophead Coupe

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1935 Chevrolet Sport Coupe
Interesting period photo sent to us by Renee Alcock from the Epworth School Archives (South Africa) saying "
I am trying to identify the Make and Model of the vehicle in the attached photograph- Circa 1940/41 Taken in South Africa."  -- The shape of the car is definitely an American 'three window coupe' despite having four! General Motors product which may well have been made in South Africa as  local production/sales started 1926.  This is a  cca 1935 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe Sport Coupe.

1935 Chevrolet Sport Coupe

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1938 Chevrolet 1.5 Ton Truck
Another photograph from a new batch received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. These are from his unidentified file and this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify vehicle. --  Badly damaged photo which had most of the front of the truck missing. Fortunately a small piece of the bonnet side badge was visible advising it is an American vehicle. A bit of research enabled us to match and to airbrush the front on! This is a  cca 1938 Chevrolet 1.5 Ton Truck

1938 Chevrolet 1.5 Ton Truck

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1956 AC Petite MK2
One of a number of high quality interesting photos sent to us by Mike Mackrill (UK) from  his website called Nostalgic Picture Library. This is from the Transport section and headed 'Three Wheeled Car & Caravan' .
-- One of the fads that is now long forgotten but this is a brother to the AC Cobra. It is a cca 1956 AC Petite MK2 Three Wheeler, 350cv Villiers engine, 60mpg, 40mph. DeLuxe Model cost £392-3-3 including purchase tax. About 4000 made between 1953 and '58  at Thames Ditton, Surrey.

1956 AC Petite MK2 Three-Wheeler

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Unknown 1920s Touring Car
Another photograph received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. He bought another batch of pictures and thinks this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify the vehicle. --  Now a politically incorrect number of dead animals. Another car which is not at all easy by having people blocking most of the identification features. Could be America but does also have European features. Looks like the black cat  (lower left)  is not too sure about the dog either.  Help please!

Unknown 1920s Touring Car

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Unknown cca WW1 Touring Car
Another photograph received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. He bought another batch of pictures and thinks this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify the vehicle. --  Not really. A number of our experts have studied this photo and apart from concluding that it has a typical cca WW1 period body shape, there is very little else that can provide immediate identification. Perhaps somebody may recognise the differing unusual rear hub.  Help  please!

Unknown cca WW1 Touring Car

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Unknown cca WW1 Tourer
Another photograph received from George Nica (Romania) who collects car photos
. He bought another batch of pictures and thinks this one may have been taken in Romania. Can we identify the vehicle. --  Another car which is not at all easy to identify by having too many people blocking almost all of the identification features. Not much of the actual car can be seen. We feel it could be Teutonic but none of our experts have any suggestions a suggestions as to make!   Help please!

Unknown cca WW1 Tourer
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