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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 photo  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: 1902 De Dion Bouton Type J
Another curious photo received from Roger Lovell (UK) taken in Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire. Driver is a Mr Barrett and passenger is a Mr Davis. The pair worked in the Kibworth area as motor engineers for a short while. --   Early de Dion features. Has a 'pick-up' back, and has doors, so had involved some later do-it-yourself features. No numberplate. Our Ariejan Bos confirms a cca 1902 De Dion Bouton Type J, originally probably Rear Entrance Tonneau coachwork.

1902 De Dion Bouton Type J

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1903 Wolseley 10'12 Tonneau
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the vehicle posted on the internet and wandered if it was a Woleseley? --  Herbert Austin, a Brit living in Australia 1893 ran the factory that developed the Fredrick Wolseley sheep shearing machine, returning to UK 1898 to look after London end, and added cars to the range. Bought out by Vickers including Austin in 1901.  This is a cca 1903 Wolseley 10'12 Rear Entrance Tonneau. Austin left in 1905 to start Austin Motors

1903 Wolseley 10'12 Tonneau

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1906 Lorraine Dietrich Tourer
Interesting photo received from Alun Pugh of Leed (UK). He thinks it was owned by the KIRK family of Castle Grove [a fine house] in Headingley, Leeds. Registration is U 471.  --  U 471 was a  Leeds CBC registration issued 1906. The company hired Ettore Bugatti to design earlier cars but this one is a cca 1906 Lorraine Dietrich Roi Des Belges. Most models were manufactured in France in  Lunéville, Lorraine or in Alsace. The 20 HP was made in  Birmingham England for about a year. 

1906 Lorraine Dietrich Roi des BelgesTourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1906 Royal Tourist Model F
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the vehicle posted on the internet and in the background behind a Ford T stuck in the mud; - puzzled by the radiator? -- Relatively unusual car and one of a few from the USA which had a circular radiator. This one has inspection covers on the upper surface, vertical louvres below and very tall filler cap. Made in Cleveland Ohio, a follow on from Hoffman Steam Car, this is cca 1906 Royal Tourist Model F Touring, 4-cyl. 40 HP.

1906 Royal Tourist Model F

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1912 Bradbury Motorcycle
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the vehicle posted on the internet and wanted to know make, year and model; a photo from the Wellington area dated '1910-20'; no other info. Zenith Gradua? --  Our veteran motorcyclist Chas Moody says not a Zenith but ca 1912 Bradbury. Tank is distinctive of the Bradbury marque (1902-24), as is the one piece engine cranckase with lugs for the frame and seat down tubes, making the engine an integral part of the frame.

1912 Bradbury Motorcycle

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1912 Calthorpe 12'15 Tourer
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the vehicle posted on the internet and was puzzled by the radiator? --  View from One Tree Hill, a volcanic peak that is an important memorial place for the Maori. Humpy rad so I thought perhaps a Calcott but two of our experts advise it is definitely a cca 1912 Calthorpe Tourer, probably 12'15HP. About 24 built and only couple survivors; in NZ and OZ!! Calthorpe of Birmingham UK best known for their competition cars.

1912 Calthorpe 12'15 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1913 Talbot 'Invincible' Tourer
Interesting Facebook photo from Juha Kaitanen (Finland) who is trying to identify the vehicle taken in a town called Savonlinna in Finland. Suggested it may be an Austin or a perhaps a Talbot? --  Definite hump on the radiator which is higher than bonnet line, so not an Austin. It is indeed a cca 1913 Talbot 'Invincible' Tourer, probably the 25 HP. Interesting to note a near flat rear tyre and a stone under the left front wheel. Also just visible are the tops of the middle foldable 'jump seats'.

1913 Talbot 'Invincible' Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1923 Unic L1 10HP Torpedo
Lovely photo of a car outside the east end of Romsey Abbey received from Neil Jones (UK) who is a guide at the Abbey and collects old photographs of the abbey. --  The registration is unclear but seems to be HO #312 which would have been issued by  Southampton County Council. Romsey is about 10 miles away. The car is not British but is French. It has a rounded rather than flattish bonnet and rounded front to the mudguards. This suggests it is a cca  1923 Unic L1 10HP Torpedo.

1923 Unic L1 10HP Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1924 Crossley 14 Saloon
Puzzling photo received from Sharon Heppell (UK) editor of the Romany & Traveller Family History Society. Photo was taken in the late 1920s/early 1930s, probably in Lancashire, England, and shows her great-grandmother Pamela Sillers (left) and great-aunt Muriel Sillers (sitting). From their dress, possibly a wedding. --  Really not very much to go on; no sight of bonnet and it is a coach-built body. Probably an upmarket cca 1924 Crossley 14 (12'14) Saloon, four-cylinder 2,388cc .

1924 Crossley 14 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1926 Ford Model T Tudor Sedan
Puzzling photo received from Daryl Foster, Victoria, BC (Canada) who is wondering if we can identify the car in the attached photo taken in the Netherlands and owned by a family lining there. Sorry about the quality. --  No visible springs so number of our experts agree on Ford Model T. Our John Warburton advises it is a cca 1926 Ford Model T Tudor Sedan; 'Improved Ford' was introduced in July 1925. Radiator, bonnet louvres and the high front bumper bars (an optional extra that year) all match. 

1926 Ford Model T Tudor Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1926 Lancia Charabanc
Interesting photo received from our Singer expert Simon Bishop (UK) saying received from a Singer background but did not seem to be one. What was it?  --   Agree not a Singer and relatively sure this is a cca 1926 Lancia Charabanc. It looks like it is a big 18 seater so is probably based on larger Pentajota lorry chassis made between 1924-33. Lancia charabancs were very popular in the UK during the 1920s. Vicenzo Lancia was a FIAT racing driver in 1900 and started own company 1906.

1926 Lancia Charabanc

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1926 Peugeot 172R Cabriolet
Knowing my ownership of a 5CV Citroen, our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) wondered if this is a Customised 5CV, which was  posted on facebook apparently from a French postcard.  --  Yes and no ! It was generally classified in France as a 5CV, but it went through three different size engines and four different models, and NO it it was not a Citroen.  This one has headlamps on the wings so a later cca 1926 Peugeot 172R Cabriolet of which about 27,000 were made 1926-1928.

1926 Peugeot 172R Cabriolet

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1927 Vauxhall 25'70 Laundaulette
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the vehicle posted on the internet and wanted to know make, year and model. --  The mummy's head is Egyptian, the car is British but the numberplate was Irish from County Claire in south-east of Eire. We had suggested it was a Vauxhall 20'60 but our John Warburton says it is the more interesting sleeve-valve 25-70hp of 1927 which General Motors continued making after the take-over of the original Vauxhall company.

1927 Vauxhall 25'70 Laundaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1927 Singer Senior 10'20 Tourer
Another photo from our  regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) who is trying to identify rear vehicle on posted on the internet and wandered if it was a Singer? Photo about 1927. Is writing Croatian? --  No, not it is not Croatian nor does it seem East European; perhaps Esperanto? Car  in front is a Model T Ford and our Singer expert Simon Bishop confirms the car behind is a cca 1927 Singer Senior 10'20 Tourer. Semi elliptical springs and artillery wheels confirm model/year

1927 Singer Singer Senior 10'20 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1927 Singer Six 14'34 Two Seater
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the vehicle posted on the internet and wandered if it was a Singer? --  Our Singer expert Simon Bishop agrees with our other experts that it is indeed a Singer but says  it is quite difficult to tell if it is a 27'28 Senior or a 14'34 Six, as the two-seaters tend to look identical in photographs . From the chunkier tyres he feels it is mole likely to be a cca 1927 Singer Six 14'34 Two Seater/Dickey, which was on 20'' tyres rather than 19".

1927 Singer Six 14'34 Two Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1928 Trojan Arcilles Saloon
Bunch of photos sent to us by Graham Ball (UK) of car MW2962 taken around 1932 in Swindon, Wiltshire. Image is from Facebook, and he is trying to establish if it was a relative who had a shop in the area. --  The car is quite interesting as it is a relatively unusual saloon version of the mid-engined Trojan Utility Car. Registration is Wilts County Council issued mid 1928, so this is the later 1488cc two cylinder two-stroke on optional pneumatic tyres, fabric bodied cca 1928 Trojan Archilles Saloon

1928 Trojan Archilles Saloon.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1929 Citroen C6 Berline
Another puzzling photo received from James Baxendale (UK) of cars belonging to his family. This one appears to have been taken in Geneva in about 1928. --  Not a British car but French, and it is a Citroen.  A new range of Citroens was introduced in late 1928 being the C4 and C6. The bonnet louvres go along the full length of the bonnet suggesting this is the bigger six cylinder model. No wheelhubs suggest an earlier model, and two side windows, so this would be a cca 1929 Citroen C6 Berline.

1929 Citroen C6 Berline

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1930 Buick Six
Puzzling photo received from Ray Viney (UK) who has not been able to establish the make and model of the car in the photo which was taken in 1933 in Newport, Monmouthshire. He assumes it is classed as an open tourer  --  Photo looks almost like a film screen grab. Registration GF 6634 was issued by London County Council in April 1930. The car however is not British bur American, This is a cca 1930 Buick Six. From the photo it is a little difficult to tell if it is a 'Touring' or a 'Roadster'.

1930 Buick Six

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1930 Ford Model A Roadster
Another interesting photo sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify this car. The photo belongs to his fellow collector. No additional info is available, neither year, no venue. --  Regret cannot be much help on venue apart from,.. an orchard! Car is a bit easier, identification mainly from the wheels and dating from lack of curve to the bottom of  bulkhead, no side lights. This is cca 1930 Ford Model A Roadster. Model A 1927-1931.

1930 Ford Model A Roadster

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1932 Austin 16'6 Saloon
Bunch of photos sent to us by Graham Ball (UK) this one showing his mother, and was taken in Lynton in 1948.  On the back of the photo is written 'JJ the Blue Peril'.  I remember some reference in the family to a Joet Javelin, but pretty sure not a Joet? --  The name was Jowett and indeed it is NOT a Jowett.   Registration is not visible but photo name suggests JJ, issued by London CC in 1932. Larger wheel hubs, bulkhead sidelights, date this a cca 1932 Austin 16'6 Saloon, possibly aBurnham.

1932 Austin 16'6 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Perhaps 1932 Hispano Suiza or  Delage
Another puzzling photo received from from Georges Truffaut (Belgium) of a vehicle he is trying to identify. "Is it a Rolls or is it a Hispano Suiza or .. ". --  Too many things against it being a Roll, more likely Hispano Suiza. Slatted rads seem to have started round 1931 so possibly J12 or K6. Both have flap louvers and encased spare wheel. Small wheel hubs. Further option suggested was Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 but had knock-on spinner hubs.  Another option is a cca 1933 Delage  D8  Coupe de Ville.

Perhaps 1932 Hispano Suiza or  Delage

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1934 Humber Vogue Pillarless Coupe
Another puzzling photo received earlier from James Baxendale (UK) of cars belonging to his family. This one appears to have been marked Herefordshire, 1930s. --  The registration VJ 5851 was indeed issued by Hereford County Council in 1934. The photo shows as rather attractive coachwork on a relatively early car. This is a cca 1934 Humber Vogue Pillarless Coupe. This was a rare Captain Molyneux designed car from the Humber 12 range having a four-cylinder side-valve engine of 1669cc

1934 Humber Vogue Pillarless Coupe

INFORMATION ON VEHICLE:1955 Altair Ford Special
Photo sent to us by Glenn Burnage (UK) who is trying to track down the owner of a Ford special that he owned several years ago, and has some info about the car that the current owner may appreciate. The car is an Altair, reg No ESL587 Perhaps we may know of its whereabouts. --  Regret we have no info on current owner/location but can advise that our Publicity Officer Tony Russell was complicit in manufacturing several Altair 1172 cars with Tony Weale of Reigate,  in about 2001 - 5.

1955 Ford Altair 1172 Special

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1965 Peugeot 404 Berline
Another interesting photo sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify the car taken in the Yugoslav city of Lipice in 1973? --  Popular French car 1960-1975 of which nearly 3 million were made in France and on various continents. The village of Lipice is now in Croatia and is inland from the Adriatic Sea from Senj. There is also a Lipica in neighbouring Slovenia (ex-Yugo). The car has bi-coloured indicators so is cca 1965+ Peugeot 404 Berline.

1965+ Peugeot 404 Berline

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1969 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
Another interesting photo sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify a foreign coupe taken at a certain exhibition held somewhere in the USSR in 1970s ? --  Popular Italian car made in number of variants 1967 to 1975. Side-on view did not change much during the period and front of photo is damaged so no headlights shown. However it does have large hub caps on the wheels so this is cca 1969 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, either AC or BC.

1969 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
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