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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/DATING:  SVVS HELP PAGES have some 4,000 Enquiries Received & Identified

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1900 Fouillaron 3.5HP Voiturette
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from the AACA by Tim Martin requesting identification.  -- This is a photographer's prop car as we have other pictures of car with different people in it. Looks similar to Ceirano, Corre and Fouillaron,and a Renault. Fuillaroin and Corre were joint directors of a company making quads but also selling Renaults. Multiple rows/louvres, offset crank handle, so is a cca 1900 Corre-Fouillaron 3.5HP Voiturette.

1900 Fouillaron 3.5HP Voiturette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1903 Darracq 8HP Tonneau
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a NZ Facebook page requesting identification Taken in 1903 at the old government house in Auckland. Darracq?  -- Confused by number louvres on the bonnet but our Ariejan Bos clarified that 8hp 1 cyl. often had only 6 louvres, and the 12hp 2 cyl. had 8. He found earlier 6(.5) hp models, with 7 louvres. However he found a match in 7 (short) louvres on a cca 1903 Darracq 8HP Tonneau 1 cylinder model.

1903 Darracq 8HP Tonneau

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1902 Peugeot 8HP RE Tonneau
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a facebook post by John Davies requesting identification. -- Registration number on the car on the right AH 222 was a Norfolk County Council issue but no dating records available. Check with the DVLA suggests still in use and LBVCR catalogue shows it in the 2019 Brighton Run as cca 1902 Peugeot 8HP Rear Entrance Tonneau, which suggests built pre-registrations, with later reg number?

1902 Peugeot 8HP Rear Entrance Tonneau

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1904 Little Star 7 HP Two-Seater
Interesting family photo from Paul Vesty (UK) taken in the 1960s of him and parents in a vintage car. A photographer's prop vehicle at the seaside  --  Our Ariejan Bos advises this is a cca 1904 Little Star 7 HP Two-Seater as manufactured by the Star Motor Company of Wolverhampton. Star made some lovely cars, became Guy Motors in 1928 but closed 1932. Star expert Neale Lawson  advises this car has survived and now has new owner, a new body and period Registration. 

1904 Little Star 7 HP Two-Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1905 Phoenix Quadcar
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification and dating. -- We have had this photo before and the vehicle is similar to the one on Help Page 119, the same make car but earlier model with external tower radiators. This is a cca 1905 Phoenix Quadcar using 844cc Fafnir engine, with passenger sitting in a forecar. What is quite interesting is that it carries a Birmingham CBC registration of 1923.  Perhaps original regn sold, or later wreck rebuild?

1905 Phoenix Quadcar

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1905 Daimler 30 Landaulette
Interesting photo from Joe Morgan (UK) of a car owned by Adam Dowie, a merchant in Java late 1800's. Returned to England circa 1905. living in West London with country house thought to be at Winkfield, Surrey.  -- Reg Number is London CC 1905. Car is cca 1905 Daimler 30 Landaulette. Daimler  bought right to use German Daimler name.  UK's oldest car maker, made a myriad of models in first years mostly differing engine size but similar bodies made by outside coachbuilders.

1905 Daimler 30 Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1909 Vivinus Town Car
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a facebook page showing Belgian photos.  --  Wolseley/Darracq type rad bur nothinbg matched. Our Ariejan Boss from Holland advised this was a very Belgian car, a cca 1909 Vivinus Town Car. Licences sold to New Orleans of England, Georges Richard of France and De Dietrich of Germany. Made bicycles 1890s, imported Benz, made own cars 1895, motorcycle and aero engines, closed 1912.

909 Vivinus Town Car

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1910 Pipe Sports Tourer
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a facebook page showing Belgian photos.  --  Radiator top is similar to a number of others of the period but this one was made by a Brussels pipe manufacturer who branched in 1900 into 'Compagnie Belge de Construction Automobiles'. Medium sized car so is a cca 1910 Pipe Sports Tourer, possibly the 16'20. Pipe did well in races, 'Gordon Bennett' and 'Keiserpreis', and was the basis for 1905 NSU cars.

1910 Pipe Sports Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1910 Swift 7HP Tourer
Interesting enquiry received via the Automobile from Peter Christie (UK) showing his mother's father and mother driving. The two girls on the left of the picture are his mother and her older sister and on the right are two other older sisters.  -- Unclear registration either DS 219 (Peebles Scotland), or DB 219 (Stockport CBC 1910). Car designed by Austin using just one cylinder 1099cc but made for them 1909-11 by Swift Motor Co as a 1910 Swift 7HP Tourer; also sold as first Austin 7HP.

1910 Swift 7HP Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1912 Unic Landaulette Taxi
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification and dating of the car on the right. -- It is an open drive landaulette which does not seem to have a driver's door, which helps in dating, and may have circular taxameter, a Taxi. Registration is Brighton CBC 1912. The vehicle was a popular French Taxi of the time, a cca 1912 Unic Landaulette Taxi, 10'12 likely 12'14HP imported by Mann & Overton, London, available as chassis or complete. 

1912 Unic Landaulette Taxi

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1913 Audi 14'35 1 ton Lorry
Enquiry received concerning a lorry being used by demonstrators in Germany in 1918 at the end of the First World War. Question as to what the vehicle was?  -- Realtively confusing because the vehicle deffinately seems to have built as a lorry but seems to have a car type of front. Investigation of the badge and the position of it so that the lower edge is below the lower edge of the radiator suggests the German company Audi. Further research advises it is a cca 1913+ Audi 14'35 1 ton Lorry.

1913 Audi 14'35 1 Ton Lorry

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1914 Humber 10HP Tourer
A rather blurry photo received from SVVS Member Marion Woodville (UK) who was told it was a pre WW1 Humber, and by the clothing of the occupants was guessing taken in the 1920s. -- Not as easy as it looks. No numberplate visible to help in dating. Steep 'older' rake to rad. Leather capping to doors. Lip to rad hinge. The running board and mudguards are non-standard as is the sidelight on mudguard, and there is no skirt. Could be a 1920s update of a cca 1914 Humber 10HP Tourer.

1914 Humber 10HP Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1914 Tilling Stevens TTA1  Omnibus
Another interesting photo from Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification and dating of the double decker bus in the middle. -- Very 'Renault-y scuttle bonnet but this one is a British 'hybrid' vehicle built in Maidstone in Kent using a petrol engine connected to electric generator to drive a traction motor driven live axle to rear wheels. This is a cca 1914 Tilling Stevens TTA1 Petrol-Electric Omnibus. Rheostat so no conventional gearbox; therefore take-off and drive very smooth. cca 1914 Tilling Stevens TTA1 Petrol-Electric Omnibus. Rheostat so no conventional gearbox; therefore take-off and drive very smooth.

1914 Tilling Stevens TTA1  Omnibus

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1916 Ford Model T Special
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a facebook page showing unidentified cars.  --  Strange looking car that looks familiar; transverse front spring, Hassler shocks, curved bonnet, half a double frame windscreen, crowned curved mudguards,  - lot to confuse. It is either a pre 1915 Ford Model T Touring updated to the rounded bonnet spec, or it is a post 1916 newer car ' sportified ' to have a lower older windscreen / roof arrangement.

c1916 Ford Model T Special

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1915 Wolseley 24'30 Staff Car
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a facebook post by John Davies requesting identification. -- No registration number visible on the car on the left surrounded by WW1 wounded soldiers. Car was made in Birmingham by a Vickers combine in conjunction with Herbert Austin. Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Company started 1901 and by 1913 was Britain's largest car manufacturer. This is cca1915 Wolseley 24'30 Staff Car, six cylinder.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1917 Ford Model T Taxi
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a facebook post by John Davies requesting identification. French? -- American car with probably a quality British body and French wheels, Post 1916 rounded rad, bonnet and scuttle; curved crowned mudguards, still gas sidelights. This seems a cca 1917 Ford Model T  chassis with a coach-built two-window Landaulette Taxi open drive body (town car) with plain French Michelin disc wheels. Nice!

1917 Ford Model T Landaulette Taxi

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from AACA forum.  --  Registration is Manchester CBC. Our RR Specialist Tom Clarke advises this is a 1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost with Cockshoot Allweather Coachwork. Cockshoot of Manchester coachbuilders since 1844 became Rolls Lancs agents, then others. Car chassis 23PG listed UK in 1959 and was in USA before 1972. Last seen 1998 with same body. Not in RROC but may be Silver Ghost Association.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1922 Bentley 4.5L Fire Engine
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from AACA forum.  -- A vehicle with a checkered past started life as a 1922 Bentley 3 Litre Sports, different registration, and still in use today. Bit of a 'Bitsa', chassis number 54 was a competition hill climb car in 1920s. Photo when it had a 4.5 engine and Sunbeam body used by City of Chichester Auxiliary Fire Service during World War II; - previously in use by Sussex  Home Guard  as the "Panzer-wagen" .

1922 Bentley 4.5L Fire Engine

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1923 Citroen 5CV Topedo/Van
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a facebook page posted by Jules Queva.  --  Memories of my youth in Croatia where only car in town was a station taxi on same principle but an Opel. Our Michel Gosset advises it is a Citroen Model C, a DIY van change of a Torpedo: one piece windscreen articulated at top. The VL and Cabriolet : two parts articulated at the top. The Trefle and strapontin are: one piece articulated a the bottom.

 c1923 Citroen 5CV Topedo/Van

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1925 Willys Overland 65 Touring
Difficult photo received from Fred W. Kennedy (Canada) an author of Jamaican history. Photograph of grandmother and her family was taken in 1925  in Mandeville, Jamaica, British West Indies. He owned a 1915 Overland but this does not look it? -- Not much car to see. Not 1915 but does look like cca 1925 Willys Overland 65 Touring as has front brakes, 6 rear/12 front wheel studs, louvre panel with low mid handle on bonnet with wavy top surface, rear opening doors, drum headlights. 

1925 Willys Overland 65 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1927 Morris Oxford Doctor's Coupe
Repaired photo from Dean McCarthy Dublin (Eire) found while recently trawling through the family photo collection. On the back a note says Delage 1927 ?  -- French Delages of the era were sporty cars with wire wheels and slightly rounded rad. This is British, a squareish rad and our Chas Moody advises it is a top-of-the-range cca 1927 Morris Oxford 3/4 Folding Head Coupe (Doctor's Coupe), 13.9 HP, 1802 cc, 4-cylinder SV. Rad is post 1926, and roof folding mechanism only offered in 1927/8.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1927 Adler Standard 6 Tourenwagen
Another interesting photo from our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a Facebook page requesting identification.  -- This seems a well hand-coloured version of a black & white photo of a OLEX service station. Olex was an Austrian company founded in 1901 also later operating in Germany, Became German, later Deutsche BP, division of British Petroleum. The car with triangualr logo, horisontal louvres and badge bar is cca1927 Adler Standard 6 10'45 Tourenwagen.

1927 Adler Standard 6 Tourenwagen

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Possibly 1932 Wolsely Hornet Special
Interesting family photo from Peter Clackett (UK) of his father when he would have been in his early twenties in the '34-38 period, Dad was 6'2" to put it in perspective to size of car. Photo had been sent to VSCC. -- Very difficult one as the pdf is such poor quality and seems a black/white scan not greyscale. We requested better photo but no reply. Two of our team feel this is a cca 1932 Wolseley Hornet Special, this one from shape of tail possibly bodied by Swallow Sidecar (Jaguar).

Possibly 1932 Wolsely Hornet Special

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1935 Austin 10'4 Colwyn Cabriolet
Very small blurry photo received from Geoff Charman (UK) of  late father-in- law's first car advised as Austin Chummy. Seems not, possibly an Austin Ruby. Sorry about the photo size. -- Poor photo. Lots of searching by our team and conclusiona cca 1935 Austin 10'4 Colwyn Cabriolet. Seems to have suicide doors, wire wheels, three vent flaps on the bonnet and one on the scuttle, and the hood iron in place of the rear window, & boot. Wheel hubs are about the right size,  as are headlights.

1935 Austin 10'4 Colwyn Cabriolet

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1954 Vauxhall Velox Saloon
Another puzzling photo received from James Baxendale (UK) of cars belonging to his family. Can we confirm that the car is a 1954 Vauxhall Wyvern EIX ? --  Registration is indeed 1954 and was issued by Hereford County Council. We are not one-make specialists but our general identification knowledge suggest that this is not a Wyvern but a 1954 Vauxhall Velox Saloon. The two cars were relatively similar in appearance but Velox Six cylinder had a Vauxhall badge bar below logo.

1954 Vauxhall Velox Saloon
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