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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: 1924 Willys Knight Model 64 Touring
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.  He noticed some similarities with the 1924 Willys-Knight, but also with the 1924 Reo ... -- Our Mark Dawber agrees from the distinctive hubcaps and the the little 'extra bit' on radiator that this is probably a cca 1924 Willys Knight Model 64 Touring. My main identification feature was was the louvre panel. Production ended 1932.

1924 Willys Knight Model 64 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1911 Brush Runabout
One of a number of photos received from Margaret Kearns of Goulburn, (Australia) taken by Jim Brown of Goulburn nr Canberra (1880 - 1943), amateur photographer and a member of the local motor club. Taken Sunday 18 May 1913  outside the Commercial Hotel in Collector, NSW. -- Unusual American car made in Michigan recognisable from the wooden front axle and coil springs on four corners as a cca 1911 Brush Runabout, probably the Model E.  Motorbikes are too small to identify.

1911 Brush Runabout

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1914 Reo The Fifth Tourer
Surfing through the internet in attempting to identify old vehicles we often come across photographs on websites where they are asking for identification or have wrongly identified, so we have a go ! -- In this case it was suggested it could be a 1914 Oldsmobile or 1929s Durant. Part of the reason is that the photo was very grained and bad, so we first repaired it. This shows that the radiator top has an overhang, and it has coned hubcaps, which point it to being a cca 1914 Reo The Fifth Tur.

1914 Reo The Fifth Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1909 Bianchi 20'30 Roi de Belges
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) found this photo on Ebay and has been researching it. Looks a 1914 photoshop exercise! Babies on a German car ? -- Interesting photo of a lovely big car full of children and babies. Closer scrutiny suggests all 'children' appear to be the same girl at different ages, possibly the photographer's daughter? Car is not German but is Italian, being a cca 1909 Bianchi 20'30 Roi de Belges. Slightly later cars had bluish not white coloured radiator badge.

1909 Bianchi 20'30 Roi de Belges Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1914 Mitchell 7-6 Touring
One of a number of photos received from Margaret Kearns of Goulburn, (Australia) taken by Jim Brown of Goulburn nr Canberra (1880 - 1943), amateur photographer and a member of the local motor club. Entitled: 4. Outside Goulburn Railway Station - possibly arrival of NSW Governor, Sir Gerald Strickland, 25 April 1914. -- Lovely big fashionable American car from a horse wagon and motorcycle maker in Racine, Wisconsin, cca 1914 Mitchell 7-6 Touring,  making cars 1903-23.  Nash bought factory.

1914 Mitchell 7-6 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1914 Indian Model F Big Twin
One of a number of photos received from Margaret Kearns of Goulburn, (Australia) taken by Jim Brown of Goulburn nr Canberra (1880 - 1943), amateur photographer and a member of the local motor club. Sending two motorcycle pictures date not known, possibly at a rally in 1914. Definitely in Goulburn. -- Popular American motorcycle made in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1901. This one, dating is from no front to front mudguard, is a cca 1914 Indian Model F 7HP Big Twin V 998cc.

1914 Indian Model F Big Twin

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1924 Mannesman 5'20 Sports
Photo posted on AACA website by Vintageben (Australia) found in wife’s family’s album believed a Mannesmann. They lived near Giessen in Germany. -- German car make known from 1900 for their Mannesman Mulag lorries. Cars 1923-9. This is cca 1924 Mannesman 5'20PS W2 Sports Two-Seater. Earlier was 4'16, later 8'25 successful in racing. In 1927 they built under licence the Rickenbacker 8 but not successful and the car production stopped 1929.  Current company restructured 1977.

1924 Mannesman 5'20 Sports

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1911 Reading Model 40 Touring
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) found this photo and has been researching it, also via AACA, where suggestions have been American Austin, Cartercar, Columbia, Autocar etc.. -- We asked our veterans expert Ariejan Bos who advises, rare indeed, an American cca 1911 Reading Model 40 Touring, 4 cyl 40hp, by Middleby, Reading PA, 1910/13. Records show identical shape radiator, mudguards/bills, & matching wheel hubs. Radiator filler tube/cap not very clear, match.

1911 Reading Model 40 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1930 Chevrolet 5AD Coupe
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. USA 1934 Illinois plate, from background possibly taken in Chicago. -- We asked our Mark Dawber for quick help and he returned with cca 1930 Chevrolet Three Window Coupe;  headlights on pillars, no sidelights, Baker disc wheels. In 1928 different body, 1929 squarer back, 1931 wire wheels, 1930 Rumble seat to roof !

1930 Chevrolet 5AD Three Window Coupe

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1911 Talbot Colonial Tourer
One of a number of photos received from Margaret Kearns of Goulburn, (Australia) taken by Jim Brown of Goulburn nr Canberra (1880 - 1943), amateur photographer and a member of the local motor club. Entitled: Western Suburbs Rugby League Team - Saturday 8 August 1914 in Auburn Street, Goulburn -- Lovely photo of a lovely British car of French Clement Bayard origin later all- British Clement-Talbot. This is a cca 1911 Talbot, probably a 25HP Colonial Tourer. Became STD Motors.

1911 Talbot Colonial Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1913 Mitchell Model 5-4 Touring
Another from a number of interesting period photos sent by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Can you please identify vehicle on a Southport or Bradford postcard; registration AK 2226 ?-- Reg is Bradford. Initial gut feeling, a Humber, but wrong large high radiator with starting handle touching the rad, no forward tie rod, the American style demountable wheels, rounded type bulkhead etc. Bedford Buick? Our Ariejan Bos confirmed American but cca 1913 Mitchell,  probably 5-4 Touring 40HP.

1913 Mitchell Model 5-4 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1935 Hudson Terraplane Coupe
Intriguing period photo received from John Kennedy (UK) saying he is involved in a family history project and has two photographs of the front and back of a car that was involved in a road accident in 1937. Can we advise the make and model? -- American car also assembled in UK, so if photo taken in UK, car may have been made in the UK. Car is cca 1935 Hudson/Essex Terraplane Two-Seat Coupe with Dickey. British Railton cars had Hudson engines/chassis.  Hudson bought Railton 1939.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1979 Syrena 105 Saloon
Lovely photo submitted by Annika Fuchs (Germany) who is very fast becoming keen on old cars via her boyfriend Simon who took the photo. Both were recently looking at another car and in stable next door was this one. Did we know what it was? -- Relatively modern but unfamiliar despite there having been over 500,000 made, - in Europe!  Obviously not one that that was pushed for export. Made in Warsaw, Poland, by FSO/FSM 1955-83, this is UK registered  cca 1979 Syrena 105 Saloon.

 1979 Syrena 105 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1935 Darmont Three-wheeler 
Our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) seems to be on the lookout for unusual cars, and wondered if we knew what this one was? Found on an old French calendar. No idea of what it is. -- Rectangular configuration to axles with plunger suspension, and no visible rear wheel, suggests Morgan; but as it is in France it is a licensed cca 1935 Darmont Etoile de France Three-wheeler with later much modified bodywork and grille. Photo by Robert Doisneau "Bolides Paris". Seemingly postwar pedalcar.

c1935 Darmont Three-wheeler

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1908 Minerva Type M Landaulette
Another interesting glass negative received from Margaret Kearns of Goulburn, (Australia) which was labeled "Miss Faithfull's car", owned by Florence E. M. Faithfull (1899-1992) daughter of owners of sheep-grazing Springfield Station, near Goulburn. -- I thought possibly French Mors because of apparent bonnet crease but this is only a 'wave'. Ariejan Bos suggests from the distinctive wheel hubs the car is Belgian prestige cca 1908 Minerva Limousine-Landaulette,  likely  the type 'M'.

1908 Minerva Type M Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1903 Napier 16HP Tonneau
Very interesting period photo received from our regular contributor Tom Cosens, Yorkshire, (UK) asking if we could help with this one which he thinks is a French Panhard et Levassor.  -- This one started a lively debate amongst our experts. It looked to me much like a Star but our specialists doubted it.  Ariejan Bos suggests from the details of the visible rear breaking system that this is probably a British cca 1903 Napier 16HP Tonneau, similar to one on our previous Help Page HP133.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1922 Citroen 5CV C2 Torpedo
Couple glass negatives received from Margaret Kearns of Goulburn, (Australia) of Jim Brown of Goulburn nr Canberra (1880 - 1943), amateur photographer and a member of the local motor club. Had in 1935 Austin 12?  -- Not Austin but similar car to mine. Bit earlier, with strange body, low headlights, unusual mudguards and strange position of spare wheel. This is French cca 1922 Citroen 5CV C2 Torpedo. Similar one did two year circumnavigation of coastline of Australia in 1925'26.

1922 Citroen 5CV C2 Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1918 Studebaker Light Four Touring
Couple glass negatives received from Margaret Kearns of Goulburn, (Australia) of Jim Brown of Goulburn nr Canberra (1880-1943), amateur photographer and a member of the local motor club. Had 1935 Austin 12?  -- Not Austin, not even European but American from South Bend, Indiana, manufacturers in 1902 of Electric cars. Started making petrol cars in conjunction with Graford and later EMF, and made own in 1912. This one is theirs, a cca 1918 Studebaker Model SH Light Four Touring.

1918 Studebaker Model SH Light Four Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1940 Hudscon Model 41
Our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) seems to be on the lookout for unusual cars, and wondered if we knew what this one was? Photo found on the net. Possibly taken in 1951? -- Photo is entitled First police officer in Norway. Bit of further detective work suggests this is not in Scandinavia but Norway in Oxford, not far from China, Milan, Lebanon, Poland, Sweden, Paris and Belgrade. Confusing? Car is not ; a cca 1940 Hudscon Model 41 but bit difficult from photo to see exactly which body.

1940 Hudscon Model 41

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1903 Gladiator Tonneau
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) found this photo on facebook, thought it was a Panhard & Levassor but wondered what model this one was. -- Our veterans expert Ariejan Bos advises this is a French cca 1903 Gladiator Tonneau, probably 12HP, made in by Clement Gladiator. Known make in England but the photo has an embossing which suggests Tibbitt (?) Wellington, suggesting New Zealand. UK 'W' registration was Sheffield,  although there is a Wellington in Somerset.

1903 Gladiator Tonneau

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1895 Duryea Motor Wagon
Our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) seems to be on the lookout for unusual cars, and wondered if we knew what this one was? Photo from Romanian flea market ! -- Very early car which was an attraction at the Barnum & Bailey Circus touring America and would have been the first 'horseless carriage' many people would have seen. Photographed in York in 1896 on Penn Common. This is a cca 1895 Duryea Motor Wagon 4HP. The Duryea Brothers built their first car 1893 in Springfield, Mass.

1895 Duryea Motor Wagon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1936 Ford Model C 10 HP 2Door Tourer
Interesting period photo received from Chris Hale, of Saffron Walden (UK). The couple in the front of the car are his grandparents and he thinks the picture to be dated around the mid 1930s. The vehicle is parked outside their home in Knowsley near Liverpool. -- Car made in Dagenham by the Ford Motor Co, as follow-on from Model Y, introduced 1934 as a saloon and in 1935 as a Tourer, and as no registration visible to aid dating, would be a cca 1936 Ford Model C 10 HP Two Door Tourer.

1936 Ford Model C 10 HP 2Door Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1904 Humberette 5 HP Two-Seater
Earlier photo received from Ged Moss (UK) of his G.Grandfather's 1905 Star. G. was the Managing Director of Rotherham Forge & Rolling Mills. Ged has subsequently found other photos of early cars but he has no idea of what they were.  -- Very pixly contact-strip photo, which we tried to improve, of only the very front of the car but the bonnet is indicative of a cca 1904 Humber Humberette 5 HP Two-Seater. Humberettes came 1903 to 1912, 5, 6.5, 7.5HP single, - to 8.7HP twins.

1904 Humberette 5 HP Two-Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1905 Daimler 28HP Tonneau
Earlier photo received from Ged Moss (UK) of his G.Grandfather's 1905 Star. G. was the Managing Director of Rotherham Forge & Rolling Mills. Ged has later found other photos of early cars but he has no idea of what they were.  -- From another row of cars where only the fist one has enough detail to work on; and a very impressive one to look at. This is a cca 1905 Daimler 28HP Side Entrance Tonneau. By then Daimler had the Royal Warrant and was part of Birmingham Small Arms (BSA).

1905 Daimler 28HP Tonneau

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1977 Nysa 522M Minibus
Cinema screen grab taken from an Egyptian Film 'Al-Aragoz' (The Pupepeteer) made in 1989, where cars are investigated by IMCDB. Film is about a puppeteer, whose shows dramatize the promise of Nasser's socialist revolution, widower with one son he sends to Cairo university. --  The two cars a re British  and the van is a Polish cca 1977 Nysa 522 M Minibus built near the Czech border. The Car on the left is a Vauxhall 12/4 Saloon, and car on the right is a Rover P2 as it has bonnet louvres.

1977 Nysa 522M Minibus
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