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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 EXCEED 2,000 Enquiries Received and Identified

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1904 Thomas 30HP Touring Car
Surfing through the internet in attempting to identify old vehicles we came across a Wikipedia Website Page called Unidentified Automobiles showing very interesting ancient machinery for which they are asking identification, so we have a go !  --   This is a cca 1904 Thomas 30HP Three Cylinder Touring Car in Nome, Alaska, USA, notated as Gen Greely and party arriving at Golden Gate Hotel 1905. A Model 35 60HP four Cylinder won the ' around-the-world '  New York  to  Paris Race  in 1907.

1904 Thomas 30HP Touring Car

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1905 Humber 8'10 Swing-seat Tonneau
Surfing through the internet in attempting to identify old vehicles we came across a Wikipedia Website Page called Unidentified Automobiles showing very interesting ancient machinery for which they are asking identification, so we have a go !  --   Apparently the 1905 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race organised by the Automobile Club had two Humbers entered but neither seems had number 9? Winner was Arrol -Johnston, second Rolls Royce. This is a cca 1905 Humber 8'10 Swing-seat Tonneau.

1905 Humber 8'10 Swing-seat Tonneau

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1913 Bedford-Buick Tourer
A couple of photos received from Tom Cosens from Yorkshire (UK) of old cars he didn't recognise. The cars appear to be the same make. The street scene is Dewey Road in Dagenham. The terraces are no longer there.  -- The car is Anglo-American. The chassis was made by General Motors in Flint, Michigan and the body in Westminster by Bedford Motors. This is a cca 1913 Bedford-Buick Tourer, 15'18 (£305) or the 18'22 (£305). The name  Bedford  was used later by Vauxhall for lorries.

1913 Bedford-Buick Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1913 Bedford-Buick Cabriolet
A couple of photos received from Tom Cosens from Yorkshire (UK) of old cars he didn't recognise. The cars appear to be the same make. Both are on British postcards, the backs of which bear the same design, so both could be Dagenham.  -- The car is Anglo-American. The chassis is made by General Motors in Flint, Michigan and the body in Westminster by Bedford Motors. This is a cca 1913 Bedford-Buick Cabriolet, 15'18 (£285) or 18'22 (£395). 'Bedford' was used later by Vauxhall for lorries.

1913 Bedford-Buick Cabriolet

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1913 Metallurgique 40HP Landaulette
Lovely photo received from Nancy Bond  from David Huchings (UK) saying the people in the picture are his grandparents on the mother side and he would love to know the make and model, and maybe the year. -- This is a car manufactured in Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium by a company founded in 1898 already making railway engines. Represented in the UK by Charles Royce. This is a cca 1913 Metallurgique 40HP Landaulette. Bodies were made by Vanden Plas, founded 1870 Brussels.

1913 Metallurgique 40HP Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1920 Ford Model T Touring
One of a number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify the this European vehicle? The photo was taken somewhere in the USSR in late 1920s. -- Not sure if European made because the design is American. Most of car is hidden so dating is difficult but no demountable wheels so this is a cca 1920 Ford Model T. By then UK had a factory, as did Denmark,  and Trieste was supplying to  'Balkans & Eastern Europe'.

1920 Ford Model T Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1921 Citroen 5HP Two Seat Tourer
Lovely photo received from Nancy Bond  from Englehart, Ontario, (Canada) which was from her Grandmother. The Driver of the car was a William Tyrrell of England. They would love some information on the car. -- Interesting car for England because it was made in Levallois, Paris, France. From the three louvres on the bonnet this is an early cca 1921 Citroen 5HP Two Seat Tourer. One of the first mass produced cars in Europe and  specifically  targeted  at  women. Later made in UK in 1926.

1921 Citroen 5HP Two Seat Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1921 Mathis SBA Torpedo Special
Photo passed to us by Mark Dawber (New Zealand) on behalf of his friend Tim in the US, which may have come from a batch of photos for sale on Ebay.   -- Interesting car which seems to have been much modified. The body seems to be 'skiff' type with slatted wood, Vee windscreen, and electric lighting with an extra giant spotlamp. Obviously a Mathis of the 1919 to 23 period. 1920 mudguards. Probably  a cca 1921 Mathis SB/SBA Torpedo, 10HP, 1.1 L four c. Norwegian flag?

1921 Mathis SBA Torpedo Special

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1921 Studebaker Big Six Touring
Another lovely photo received from Tom Cosens from Yorkshire (UK) of an old car he didn't recognise. This is from his collection of postcard, this one being from Spain. -- The car is American, made in South Bend, Indiana by a company founded 1852 making farmer's wagons and wagons for the US Army. Went into electric cars 1902. First petrol cars made with Garford in 1904 and EMF 1908. Square headlamps and louvres toward the rear, this  is a  cca 1921 Studebaker Big Six Touring.

1921 Studebaker Big Six Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1922 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan
Surfing through the internet in attempting to identify old vehicles we came across a Wikipedia Website Page called Unidentified Automobiles showing very interesting ancient machinery for which they are asking identification, so we have a go !  --   This photo is notated as 'Marius Windfeld-Hansen c1910' who seems was a Danish industrialist (1850-1931) who founded a couple of cotton mill companies. This photo cannot be c1910  because car is earliest a cca 1922 Ford Model T Fordor.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1925 Morris Oxford Bullnose Roadster
Our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) found this photo on a friend's Facebook page....any ideas...possibly Morris?
-- Rather poor photo but does indeed seem to be cca 1925/6 Bullnose Morris Roadster but difficult to tell if Oxford or Cowley. Our Morris Man Chas Moody advised certainly a cca 1925 Morris Oxford Roadster. 1926 cars had plain doors with no edging; this has edging. Cowleys had shorter wheelbase (8'-6") fr mudguards curved,  Oxfords (9'-0") end slopes down at about 45deg.

1925 Morris Oxford Bullnose Roadster

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1925 Fiat 509 Torpedo
Surfing through the internet in attempting to identify old vehicles we often come across photographs or old Postcards, including those on Rootschat and those for sale on Ebay, of very interesting ancient machinery which has not yet been identified, so we have a go !  --   Rather poor photo of Little St Bernard Pass in the Alps between France and Italy at 2,188m. From personal experience not very pleasant in the winter before tunnels and motorways. Car is cca 1925 Fiat 509 Torpedo.

1925 Fiat 509 Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1926 Buick Master Six Sport 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?   --  This is a competitor at a " Romanian Touring Contest ". In view of the Steyer photo on the previous page, we think this could be June 1926. Our Mark Dawber thinks this car is a cca 1926 Buick Master Six Sport Phaeton Model 26-55. Competition vehicle so some details may be specific to this car.

1926 Buick Master Six Sport Phaeton

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1926 Buick Standard Six Touring
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?   --  This is a competitor at a "Romanian Touring Contest ". In view of the Steyer photo on the previous page, we think this could be June 1926. Our Mark Dawber thinks this car, number 19,  is a cca 1926 Buick Standard Six  Model 26-25, five passenger Touring.  Very similar to car 20, but front bumper.

1926 Buick Standard Six Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1926 Buick Standard Six 5P Touring
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?   -- This is a competitor at a "Romanian Touring Contest ". In view of the Steyer photo on the previous page, we think this could be June 1926. Our Mark Dawber thinks this car, number 20,  is a cca 1926 Buick Standard Six  Model 26-25, five passenger Touring.  Very similar to car 19, drum headlamps.

1926 Buick Standard Six 5P Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1928 Whippet 96 Roadster
Another couple of photos received from Tom Cosens from Yorkshire (UK) of old cars he didn't recognise on a poscard originating in Spain. This one appears to have been rather comprehensively crushed by a tree.  -- Guessing from the numberplate and that car had sidelights, and size of tree, that the location may well be Antipodean, although the car is American. Our Mark Dawber correctly pointed out it is a cca 1928 Willys-Overland Whippet 96 Roadster,  and the body may well be local.

1928 Willys-Overland Whippet 96 Roadster

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1930 Opel Cabriolet
Another photo received from our regular contributor Raoul Rainer from Stuttgart (Germany) from a batch of photos he purchased recently and has on a big website on line. A German-registered car, but possibly not of German manufacture. The bumper looks more American than German? --  Despite the external stone guard on the radiator, we think it is German and are relatively sure this is a cca 1930/1 Opel Cabriolet, 1.8L or 1.2L,  square bar between headlights,  rounded metal windows.

1931 Opel Cabriolet

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1930 Graham Paige Special 822 Sedan
Photo posted on AACA website by Dosmo (USA) saying any help would be appreciated in identifying this vehicle.   -- The tower device is a Weaver Automatic Brake Tester which enabled customers to test their own brakes. Each wheel was measured separately and indicated by a liquid tube so ech could be compared visually. Still made like it today! Car is also unusual having flap louvres being a cca 1930 Graham Paige Special 822 Sedan. Fitted with a staright eight cyl cca 5L 100bhp engine.

1930 Graham Paige Special 822 Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1930 DeSoto CF Sedan
Cinema screen grab taken from a Swedish TV Series "Brottsplats Sverige"  made in the late 1990s where cars are being investigated by IMCDB. The documentary series deals with historical criminal cases and using their own investigators set about solving unsolved cases.  -- This car is American,  made in Highland Park, Michigan, by a division of Chrysler Corporation which was making cars 1928 to 1960, named after Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. This is a cca 1930 DeSoto CF Sedan.

1930 DeSoto CF Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1932 Commer Centraur 2-Ton Lorry
Interesting period  photo received from regular contributor Bill Stothard of the Cudworth Local History Group (UK) asking if we can again help with this photo? Sure is a Commer Centaur, taken earlier than 1935 because later spot was occupied  by pair of semi detached houses where his brother and he were born. --  He is right, indeed a West Riding of Yorkshire registered 1932 Commer Centraur Two-Ton Lorry. Commercial Cars became Humber 1926, who became Roots 1931.

1932 Commer Centraur 2-Ton Lorry

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1935 Ford Model C 10HP Tourer
Interesting period  photo received from regular contributor Bill Stothard of the Cudworth Local History Group (UK) asking if we can again help with this photo? Believes it is a studio mock-up but his colleagues believe it a genuine production vehicle with windscreen removed to ensure better visibility of the occupants. --  Regret his colleagues win. This is a standard cca 1935 Ford Model C 10HP Tourer. Model C was produced in UK 1934 to 37.  Tourer was introduced in 1935.

1935 Ford Model C 10HP Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1936 Daimler Light 6 Fixed Head Coupe
Interesting period  photo received from regular contributor Bill Stothard of the Cudworth Local History Group (UK) asking if we can again help with this photo? Canbnot offer much guidance or assistance on this one, other than an estimated date of 1942-43 for photo of Mary Green with workmates. --  Very grainy photo with the ladies hiding most of the car. From bonnet release lever on top front of bonnet panel we think this is a  cca 1936 Daimler 15hp Light Six Fixed Head Coupe, 2-litr.

Probably 1936 Daimler Light 6 Fixed Head Coupe

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1939 Adler Trumph Junior Limousine
One of a number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify the German car in this photo taken in East Germany (Saxony) in 1950s ? -- German car indeed made in Frankfurt by a company also known for its typewriters. From the circular holes in the wheels which were introduced 1938 and the fold down canvas centre of the roof, this is a cca 1939 Adler Trumph 1E Junior Cabrio Limousine, over 100,000 made!

1939 Adler Trumph 1E Junior Cabrio-Limousine

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:c1954 GAZ M20 Pobeda Saloon
One of a number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify the car in this photo taken USSR in 1960s of Marshal of the Soviet Union arriving at military garrison? A ZIM? -- Russian car but not a ZIM. This is a cca 1954 GAZ M20 Pobeda Fastback Sedan made by Gorky Avto Zavod. Pobeda (Victory) was favoured by Stalin. Original name Rodiana (Homeland) and earlier 'Molotovets'.  Factory was 'Vyacheslav Molotov'.

c1954 GAZ M20 Pobeda Fastback Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Unknown post 1920 Charabancs
Part of a photo received from Robin Daly (UK) taken in Broadmoor in Surrey, dated 1925. The two vehicles seem to be charabancs - this was a very popular day trip for Londoners. Can we confirm this and say anything about them?  -- Photo is too small to ascertain any details re make. Indeed large charabancs on pneumatic tyres, fold down roof and stepped angled seating. This would suggest that they are post 1922/3. Converted WW1 (1914-18+)  lorry busses / charabancs had solid tyres.

Unknown post 1920 Charabancs
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