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IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1903 Panhard & Levassor Type A
Very interesting period photo received from Christine Roach (UK) of a car driven by her Great Grandfather.  -- The car seems to have no registration so is likely to be of an era before registrations were introduced in 1904. The starting handle is offset which conforms to the info that it was a Panhard & Levassor who started making cars in 1887 to 1967, then made armored vehicles. This is Paris made cca 1903 Panhard & Levassor Type A  7HP twin cylinder Rear Entrance Tonneau.

1903 Panhard & Levassor Type A

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1903 Darracq Triple Phaeton
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the unusual car on thiese vintage photo labelled as being taken in November 1904 and the car is suggested to be a Darracq?  -- This one needed help from our veterans experts Ariejan Bos who advised it is a cca 1903'4 Darracq Triple Phaeton, probably the 24hp model. Made from  halfway 1903, and first with a honeycomb rad core. Characteristic for Darracq ignition timer just on the left hand side of the crank handle.

1903 Darracq Triple Phaeton

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1908 Clement Talbot Tourer
Another puzzling photo received from James Baxendale (UK) of cars belonging to his great great uncle. Photo is dated 1919.  -- No registration visible to help in dating and not much of the car visible either. However the hump on the radiator and the cup handle at the back of the bonnet help to identify it as Clement which had complicated French/UK connections. This would seem to be British Kensington built ca1908 Clement Talbot Roi de Belges, with one of bigger engine options.

1908 Clement Talbot Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1908 Clement Talbot Tourer
Another puzzling photo received from James Baxendale (UK) of cars belonging to his great great uncle. Photo is dated 1919.  -- No registration visible to help in dating and not much of the car visible either. However the hump on the radiator and the cup handle at the back of the bonnet help to identify it as Clement which had complicated French/UK connections. This would seem to be British Kensington built ca1908 Clement Talbot Roi de Belges, with one of bigger engine options.

1908 Clement Talbot Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1910 Metallurgiqe 12CV Two-Seater
Another very interesting period photo received from Christine Roach (UK) photographed by her Great Grandfather.   -- This is a fantastically detailed photo which presumably would have been a glass negative as it enlarges to show great detail. Very recognisable radiator but it also helps enormously that it can be read from the wheelhubs that this is a prestigious car from Belgium, a  cca 1910 Metallurgiqe 12CV Two-Seater & unusual Dickey. Popular make in UK, bodywork probably Vanden Plas.

910 Metallurgiqe 12CV Two-Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1911 Clement Bayard Tourer
Interesting period photo received from Greg de Bourgknecht, Brookline MA (USA) of his Grandfather Arnold Joseph de Bourgknecht in his Renault in Switzerland around 1920. 'I have been told it is some kind of Renault.' -- Regret this is not a Renault although it does have a similar scuttle bonnet. It is however French and made by an older company with complicated Anglo-French history. This is a cca 1911 Clement Bayard Tourer, from the body/bonnet, probably the six cylinder AC6 C2.

1911 Clement Bayard Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1911 Humber 18'20 Tourer
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the cars on this photo and believes the car on the right is a 1911 Cadillac. But what is the other one? Maybe British?  -- Seems on the right to be a cca 1911 Cadillac Model 30 Demi Tonneau. The one on the left stuck deep in the mud with gents in white trousers trying to tow it out (!) looks very much as if it was indeed a British cca 1911 Humber 18'20 Tourer. Ladies calmly looking on;  probably pre-women's lib days.

c1911 Humber 18'20 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1912 Flanders 20 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. This one is entitled "Goulburn Motor Club Outing 1913".  -- This is an American car manufactured in Detroit Michigan by company operating 1910 to 1913. This is a cca 1912 Flanders 20 Touring. Walter Flanders, ex-Ford 1908, formed EMF,  left,  started Flanders 1910,  became Studebaker.  

1912 Flanders 20 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1912 Hudson Model 33 Torpedo
Another from a number of interesting period photos sent by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Attached photo on a postcard of unknown probably WW1 vehicle in Winnipeg, Canada. Can you please identify car? -- We can advise this car was built in Detroit, Michigan, USA started in 1909 by a department store owner. This is a cca 1912 Hudson Model 33 Three Door Torpedo. The car was fitted with a Disco self starter which injected acetylene into each cylinder, the gas to be ignited by the trembler coil.

1912 Hudson Model 33 Three Door Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1913 Peugeot Torpedo
Another interesting period photo received from Greg de Bourgknecht, Brookline MA (USA) of his Grandfather Arnold Joseph de Bourgknecht. No idea of the make or model of the car, or the year of the photo, but it was taken at Bourgillon Switzerland.  --  Another French car from another early and still current French manufacturer that employed Ettore Bugatti. This is a large executive car, and from scuttle /body/ radiator is a cca 1913 Peugeot Torpedo, probably from 130 / 140 series.

1913 Peugeot Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1913 Vauxhall 25 HP Staff Car
Another from a number of interesting period photos sent by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK) " Attached photo on a postcard of unknown WW1 vehicle probably in France. This one is dated 1914. Can you please identify vehicle -- We can advise this a cca 1913 Vauxhall 25 HP Touring Car, 3,969 cc, also known as the D Type Staff Car. 4,500 were made specifically for the British forces from 1912 until 1922. Saw service in Jerusalem, Middle East and throughout the European theatres of WW1.

1913 Vauxhall 25 HP Staff Car

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1914 Siddeley Deasy 18'24 Tourer
Very interesting period photo received from Christine Roach (UK) of a car driven by her Great Grandfather possibly taken round about 1920/3. Cannot find anything like it online.  -- Registration London approximately February 1914. Company started 1906 by Captain Henry Deasy who then left the company 1908, was replaced by JD Siddeley, from Wolseley. Became Siddeley Deasy 1913 and became Armstrong Siddeley 1919 to 1960. This is a cca 1914 Siddeley Deasy 18'24 Tourer.

1914 Siddeley Deasy 18'24 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: cca 1914 Mercedes Tourers
One of number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia), a collector of old photos. Can we identify this car used by Keiser Wilhelm II on 1917 visit to Kurland? Second photo is from a friend and is very same vehicle. -- Not same car, one is a Tulip Phaeton and the other is a Tourer; one runningboard  is straight and other has a hollow for spare wheel. Both are chain drive, so are pre 1915. Both are Mercedes pre the Benz merger. Lots of models round WW1, so not sure!

c1914 Mercedes Tourers

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1914 Vauxhall B Type Tourer
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the cars on this photo and believes the older car with the large headlights on the right is a 1913 Cadillac. But what is the other one? Maybe a Vauxhall A Type?  -- Large flute scollops are evident on types A and B. Photo is very small so not able to pull out details, but the body seems to flow to the scuttle suggesting tapered flutes rather than parallel flutes, so more likely to be a  cca 1914 Vauxhall  B Type Tourer. 

c1914 Vauxhall B Type Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1915 Ford Model T Touring
Interesting period photo received from Ian Preston (Canada) saying he is trying to find out what make and year this car might be. The family in it lived in Dingwall, Scotland. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.   -- Registration appears J 3252 which was issued by Durham CC but no data available to help in dating; pre change to letters PT in 1922. Car is relatively easy to identify having a transverse front spring and angular bonnet pre-1916, gas lights pre 15, so cca 1915 Ford Model T Touring.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1915 Ford Model T Touring
Another very interesting period photo received from Christine Roach (UK) photographed by her Great Grandfather, this one is believed to be Talbot?   -- Registration seems to be HJ 230 which is Southend-on-Sea County Borough Council of late 1915. Car is from Detroit, Michigan, recognisable via the transverse front spring and angular bonnet, which make it pre-1916. It has a 'bill' on front mudguards, and scuttle cowl. This ties in with the registration so car is cca 1915 Ford Model T Turing.

1915 Ford Model T Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Possibly 1917 AEC 3 Ton Dropside
Another from a number of interesting period photos sent by Alun Pugh of Leeds (UK)" Attached photo on a postcard of unknown WW1 vehicle probably in France. This one is dated 1918. Can you please identify vehicle?" -- Not possible to give a positive identification but from the wheels and radiator we think this could be a cca 1917 AEC 3 Ton Dropside Lorry. On the side of the cab is "No 15 -  ?? Aircraft Section No 6". The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was WW1 air arm of the British Army.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1922 Overland Model 4 Touring
Slightly blurry photo received from James Baxendale (UK) saying grandmother had suggested the cars as either a Wolseley 10 two seater, or a new Ford "Tin Lizzie".  -- Regret it is neither. Not a Wolseley 10 Two-Seater & Dickey. The car on the photo is American but is not a Ford Model T either, although it has a transverse front spring, and looks a bit similar. This has uniquely triangulated spring, covered by an apron cover below rad, and is a RHD cca 1922 Overland Model 4 27hp Touring.

1922 Overland Model 4 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1924 Amilcar CGS3 Skiff
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the unusual car on this vintage photo taken in a 1920s Car Park in America?  -- Seems a small light car, has a French look about it, possibly a cyclecar with a boattail back. Also has marine features on the scuttle. The bonnet sides seem to have two sets of multiple louvres. Not a clear view of the radiator but the giveaway is the Pegase emblem flying high above the rad. This is a French  cca 1924 Amilcar CGS3 Botattail Skiff.

1924 Amilcar CGS3 Skiff

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1927 Chrysler Model 50 Sedan
Looks like an inkjet printed photo received from Carl Lee (UK) asking if we could help him identify the car pictured with his grandfather? Guess it is dated around 1925?  --  Registration is British and appears CT 9893 which was Kesteven County Council, a subdivision part of the county of Lincolnshire. The car is a relatively surprising American, from Detroit, supplied soon after the company was formed in 1925. Tapered bumper and the registration date this car as cca 1927 Chrysler Model 50 Sedan.

1927 Chrysler Model 50 Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1927 Hudson Essex Super Six
Another slightly blurry photo received from James Baxendale (UK) of cars belonging to his great great uncle. Photo is dated 1928.  -- Registration UY 2156 was issued by Worcester County Council in late 1927. The car is American, Detroit, Michigan, but might have been manufactured in Bretford London by the UK Branch of Hudson Motors as an economy brand named Essex. The rad is Essex but triangular badge appears Hudson.  This is a cca 1927 Hudson Essex Super Six Brougham. 

1927 Hudson Essex Super Six Brougham

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1929 Talbot Type AG 14'45 Tourer
Another very interesting period photo received from Christine Roach (UK) photographed by her Great Grandfather, this one is believed to be Talbot?   -- Regretfully no registration visible to aid dating but the car is indeed a British Talbot of the late 1920s. Fortunately Talbot had a 'one model' policy so this means that the car is a cca 1929 Talbot Type AG 14'45 Five Seat Tourer. These Talbots were built in Kensington, London. Company became STD Motors, and was later purchased by Rootes 1935.

1929 Talbot Type AG 14'45 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1932 Marmon 16 Sedan 
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 ! -- Photo has a blemish on the top front of the radiator making it difficult to determine if edge is angular or round. Slatted sidelight appears very similar to a Cadillac but we think this is by another American manufacturer of prestige cars, being cca 1932 Marmon 16 Close-coupled Sedan made in Indianapolis Indiana to 1933.

 cca 1932 Marmon 16 Close-coupled Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Probably 1935 Standard 12 Saloon
Another very fuzzy photo received from James Baxendale (UK) of cars belonging to his family. This photo is a screen-grab from a cine-film dated 1936 of the family car being loaded onto a ship. He thinks it may be an Austin.  -- Couple of our experts agree not an Austin. Car has two sets of horisontal louvres, quite high up on the bonnet side, has a slim boot and double suicide doors; hence no Austin matches!  From the features we feel however it may well be a cca 1935 Standard 12 Saloon.

Probably 1935 Standard 12 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1954 Citroen Light 15 Saloon
Enquiry and photo  photo received from Ken Cox (UK) asking if we might be able to identify car taken at the Royal Standard of England pub in Buckinghamshire he visited recently. He has surfed the internet to the limit of his ability and hopes that perhaps some local expertise can assist. -- Car is French with RHD so made for export. UK made models in Slough have  chevrons behind the grille. Originally built in 1953 but registered in the UK in 2014,  this is a  cca 1954 Citroen Light 15 Saloon.

1954 Citroen Light 15 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1970 Jaguar  XJ6 4.2L Saloon S1
Lovely photo submitted by Annika Fuchs (Germany) who is very fast becoming keen on old cars via her boyfriend Simon. Both were recently in Pula in Istria, Croatia, and came across this lovely looking Jaguar with local numberplates. Did we know what model it was? -- Relatively unusual car for Croatia and in exceptionally good condition. From rear lights and wheels this is cca 1970 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Litre Six Saloon; S1. These were made 1968 to 1973,  when they were replaced by  Series 2. 

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