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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 AND DATING: 1906 Argyll 10'12 Tourer
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) was intrigued by this photo taken circa 1907. Is the car an Argyll?  -- Yes indeed this is a car manufactured in Scotland. Argyll began manufacture in 1899 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, as Hozier Engineering. By 1905 renamed Argyll Motors had become the biggest car manufacturer in Scotland. After a move to new factory in Alexandria went broke 1907. Reformed went on to 1932. From few louvres looks like a cca 1906 Argyll 10'12 Tourer.

1906 Argyll 10'12 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1908 Darracq 25'30 Landaulette
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) was intrigued by this photo taken circa 1907. Is the car a Darracq?  -- I was not sure because although I had recently seen a radiator that was something very similar, I could not find photo in my records. Our Arierjan Bos advised that indeed it was a Darracq. He suggested it was a cca 1907/08 Darracq Landaulette, one of larger models, possibly 25/30 HP model. Darracq went through early period with myriads of rad shapes.

1908 Darracq 25'30 Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1908 Humber 10'12 Tourer
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) was intrigued by this photo which suggests it is a Humber being exhibited in a Polish Museum but no information on the model.  -- We have had a number of veteran Humbers on our Help Pages throughout the years so from features such as the winged mudguards, no louvers, oval badge, short header gap where the badge is, and almost all sides of inner rad frame of similar length; this is cca 1908 Humber 10'12 Tourer, unlikely 15HP.

1908 Humber 10'12 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1910 Renault AX Torpedo
Cinema screen grab taken from a 1970 American musical film "Darling Lili" being investigated by IMCDB. Film about WW1 British singer who is also a German Spy (Julie Andrews) and air ace German uncle (Jeremy Kemp).  -- Apears in a number of scenes from different angles but is same car.  Photos are all very dark and pixly but we are relatively sure this is a cca 1910 Renault AX Torpedo. Although some cars in period did have spares at back, this one has a later post-WW1 war coacbuilt back.

c1910 Renault AX Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1910 De Dion Bouton CF Phaeton
Cinema screen grab taken from a 1970 American musical film "Darling Lili" being investigated by IMCDB. Film about WW1 British singer who is also a German Spy (Julie Andrews) and air ace German uncle (Jeremy Kemp).  --  Film was shot in Brussels for Paris and in Ireland at Weston Aerodrome. Released twice due directorial disagreements; 'directors cut' 1991.  Photos are all very dark and pixly but we are relatively sure this is a Paris France made cca1910 De Dion Bouton CF Double Phaeton.

1910 De Dion Bouton CF Double Phaeton

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1910 Hotckiss Model T Landaulette
Cinema screen grab taken from a 1970 American musical film "Darling Lili" being investigated by IMCDB. Film about WW1 British singer who is also a German Spy (Julie Andrews) and air ace German uncle (Jeremy Kemp).  --  Film was shot in Brussels for Paris and in Ireland at Weston Aerodrome. Released twice due directorial disagreements; 'directors cut' in 1991.  Photos are all very dark and pixly but we are relatively sure this is a Paris France made cca 1910 Hotckiss Model T Landaulette.

1910 Hotckiss Model T Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1912 Lohner-Porsche Petrol-electric
One of number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify vehicle from 1913 Vienna? --  Only recognisable item is the wheel centre which looks Lohner-Porsche. But Porsche left Lohner 1906 for Daimler. Some commercials made after, internationally and for the Vienna Fire Brigade and Post Office. So would seem to be a cca 1912 Lohner-Porsche petrol-electric with engine driven generator, to electric motors in wheelhubs.

1912 Lohner-Porsche Petrol-electric

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1914 Austro Daimler 14'32 Tourer
One of number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify vehicle used by Austro-Hungarian Army during the Great War. Austro Daimler? --  Austro Daimler was a subsidiary of Daimler Germany run by Paul Daimler in 1902 and joined by Ferdinand Porsche in 1906. Racing was undertaken and Porsche designed the Prinz Heinrich. This has long thin header spitzkuhler so this is the cca 1914 Austro Daimler 14'32 Tourer.

1914 Austro Daimler 14'32 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1915 Opel 10'24 Dopple Phaeton
One of number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify vehicle used by the Austro-Hungarian Army during the Great War. Opel? --  Opel produced racing and record breaking cars in the 1913'14s and was Germanys largest car maker. During WW1 Opel was producing military vehicles. In 1916 Opel introduced the 18'50 with spitzkuhler rad. So flat rad, five louvres, has to be cca 1915 Opel 10'24 Dopple Phaeton Form F.

1915 Opel 10'24 Dopple Phaeton

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1919 Rochet Schneider Torpedo
One of number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify vehicle taken in 1926 (maybe it's Austro Daimler?).  --  Not an Austro-Daimler. While not a totally positive identification, three of our experts agree French, and two think it is a cca 1919 Rochet Schneider, possibly the 30 HP. Similar to the A-D in having cantilever spring, it is different by having angled rather than rounded bonnet top, and solid 6 stud wheels.

1919 Rochet Schneider Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1922 Austin 20/4
Another interesting period photo from a glass negative sent to us by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you please identify this car. Not easy this one....any ideas?"  -- Not an easy one at all but there are some positive pointers to look at. Painted rad surround, no louvers, plain bonnet handle, and headlamp with cable coming out the back. Wheelnut seems to have large letters, just not discernable. All these can be found on a cca 1922 Austin 20/4,  probably a saloon,  3,610cc four,  1919 to 1929.

1922 Austin 20/4

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1925 Buick Master Six 49X Touring
One of number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify vehicle believed to be a 1923 (Buick-?).  --  Our Mark Dawber thinks it is a cca 1925 Buick Master Six  Model 49X, 7 passenger Touring, built for export only. 128" wheelbase. 1924 cars used 32 x 4.5 tyres, 1925 cars used 32 x 5.77 or 6.00 x 22. Not 1926 as they had headlight tie bar below the lights. 1924 cars don't seem to have the shiny ring on back of headlight.

1925 Buick Master Six  Model 49X Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1925 Dodge Brothers 116 Touring
Very puzzling period photo sent to us by Beres White (Australia) showing his Great Grandfather, John Folkard and two of his sons. He lived in Sydney. Appreciate any help to identify the car.  -- Not much to go on except the rear light, a hole in the apron near the back, the sidelight, and blobby windscreen support. Needed help from our Mark Dawber in NZ who eventually determined it is a cca 1924/5 Dodge Brothers 116 Touring. Hard to be specific on the year with no car to see!

1925 Dodge Brothers 116 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1926 Tilling Stevens B9 Bus
Another interesting period photo from a glass negative sent to us by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you please help ID this convoy of West Yorkshire buses. Third bus reg seems WU#.  -- All busses on photo are likely made by Tilling Stevens. Back ones difficult to make out.  Reg is West Riding of Yorkshire cca 1926 and the shape of radiator confirms it is an earlier vehicle. This could be similar to the bus at the front of the column and would likely be a cca 1926 Tilling Stevens B9 Single Decker.

1926 Tilling Stevens B9 Bu

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1927 Tilling Stevens B9 Bus
Another interesting period photo from a glass negative sent to us by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you please help ID this convoy of West Yorkshire buses. Front is WW4254   -- Relatively sure all busses were made by Tilling Stevens. Thomas Tilling was a horse bus operator in London 1850 who teamed up with WA Steverns 1911 to make petrol electric busses. Registration suggests 1928 but shape of radiator unit suggests earlier, possibly a cca 1927 Tilling Stevens B9 Single Decker.

1927 Tilling Stevens B9 Bus

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1928 Leyland Lion PLSC1 Bus
Another interesting period photo from a glass negative sent to us by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you help ID this Settle bus please? Reg is WW 5185.  -- Registration is West Riding of Yorkshire County Borough Cl c1928. The radiator has the slight bell shape, has the crest badge and has the ovalish logo on the header which would say, if visible, Leyland, Lion. Number of Lions models made in period and this one looks short body so would be the cca 1928 Leyland Lion PLSC1, speed 25mph.

1928 Leyland Lion PLSC1

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1928 Tilling Stevens B10 
Another interesting period photo from a glass negative sent to us by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you help on convoy of West Yorkshire buses. Second registration is WW4254   -- All busses likely Tilling Stevens. Tilling Stevens made petrol electrics where petrol engine drives generator driving electric motor on rear wheels. Registration is West Riding of Yorkshire 1928 and shape of smaller radiator unit with smaller nameplate suggests cca 1928 Tilling Stevens B10 Single Decker.

1928 Tilling Stevens B10

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Possibly c1928 Marshall Oil Tractor
Another interesting period photo from a glass negative sent to us by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you please identify this tractor?"  -- Very difficult to tell an obscure tractor from the back but we will try. There is an absence of height to the machine and of any external large flywheel, which suggests it is not a steam traction type of tractor. Large chimney suggests it is an Oil Tractor and exponents of these were Marshall, Sons & Co who made a version of the Lanz single cylinder diesel two-stroke. 

Possibly c1928 Marshall Oil Tractor

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1928 Fordson Model F Tractor
Another interesting period photo from a glass negative sent to us by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you please identify this tractor?"  -- We are relatively new to the identification of vintage tractors so needed to do some background digging. This one is helpful in having recognisable wheels but unhelpful in having an ad drape completely covering the engine. Notwithstanding, we think this is from Henry Ford, possibly from Cork Ireland is a cca 1928 Fordson Model F Tractor, 1917-'28.

1928 Fordson Model F Tractor

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1930 Morris Oxford Six Saloon
Another interesting period photo from a glass negative sent to us by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you help ID this car at Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire. Registration is KR 2953.Kent c1929.  -- Registration is indeed Kent, but 1930. The photo is quite grainy and bit distorted but we are relatively sure from the angled bumper bars that this is a cca 1930 Morris Oxford Six LA Saloon. These were made 1929 to 1934, 1,938cc, in-line six rated 45 HP, and had Budd all-steel body, later coachbuilt.

1930 Morris Oxford Six Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1932 Fordson Model N Tractor
Another interesting period photo from a glass negative sent to us by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you please identify this tractor?"  -- We are relatively new to the identification of vintage tractors so needed to do some background digging. This one is difficult because of flat spiky wheels which determined were for cutting grass on golf courses with gang mowers. Some were fitted with double pneumatic tyres for same reason. Cca1932 Fordson Model N, poss Cork but probably British made.

1932 Fordson Model N Tractor

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1936 Steyr 100 Kabriolet
Cinema screen grab taken from an 1985 Italo-German Film The Berlin Affair  being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about Nazi diplomat  in love with the Japanese Ambassador's daughter in 1938 Berlin.  --  To make it more international, the car is Austrian, made by 1915 OWG, weapons manufacturing company in Steyr, Upper Austria; renamed 1926 Steyr-Werke. By this time and despite Ledwinka and Ferdinand Porsche it had been bailed out by Austro Daimler: cca 1936 Steyr 100 Kabriolet, 34HP.

1936 Steyr 100 Kabriolet

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1937 Polski Fiat 621 L Ambulance 
One of number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify vehicle taken in pre-WWII Poland.  --  Looks a FIAT, but as it is Poland, it is probably cca 1937 Polski Fiat 621 L Ambulance based on the 2.5-tonne truck, the basic lorry of the Polish Army during the 1930s. Serial production started in 1935 at the Państwowe Zakłady Inżynierii (including Ursus) and lasted until 1939, the German  invasion of Poland.

1937 Polski Fiat 621 L Ambulance

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1937 Goliath FW200 Dreirad
Cinema screen grab taken from an 2015 German Film "Kleine Grosse Stimme" (Little Big Voice) being investigated by IMCDB. Film about boy with golden throat and dark skin, who is exploited by racist grand parents, and who runs away to auditions at the Vienna Boys Choir.  --  Three wheelers were quite popular in Europe in the 1930s. This one was built in Bremen Germany by Goliath-Werke Borgward & Co., and has the grille at the front so has water cooled engine; cca 1937 Goliath FW200

1937 Goliath FW200 Dreirad

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Unknown c1930 Animal Transporter
Another very puzzling period photo from a glass negative sent to us by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you please identify this Animal Transporter which has no visible registration plate?"  -- Very frustrating because the logo on the radiator is almost discernable but not quite. We are not specialists on commercial vehicles so we would appreciate any help on identifying this vehicle which we are relatively sure is British. The logo seems to be in a triangular hollow high up on the header tank.

Unknown c1930 Animal Transporter
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