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Page 78 below relates to enquiries received during 2015Click on picture to enlarge

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Probably 1904 Lacoste & Battmann
Very interesting photo being investigated by our (UK) experts  who were suggesting it could be Lacoste & Battmann based? Very unusual rad.
-- Our Dutch contributor Ariejan Boss advised similar car was featured in The Automobile many years ago as possibly 1903 Gladiator but eventually agreed probably L & B.  L&B made chassis/cars badged under a number of names including some in the UK.  Early cars were De Dion based. Registration is Liverpool 1904. L&B became British in 1905.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1910 Renaut Taxi
Cinema screen grab from a French film "Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec" made in 2010 where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about a young woman who braves ancient Egyptian tombs to locate a mummified doctor and bring him back to Paris and back to life to cure her dying sister. --  Nice French car in a French period film surrounded by Model T Fords.  This has an open drive cab, has the scuttle bonnet with a hinged flap and is a  cca 1910 Renaut Taxi.

1910 Renaut AX Taxi

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1911 Ford Model T Runabout
Cinema screen grab from a French film "Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec" made in 2010 where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about a young woman who braves ancient Egyptian tombs to locate a mummified doctor and bring him back to Paris and back to life to cure her dying sister. --  Rather surprising that in a French period film they would need to use an American car. This has transverse spring, gas lights, no front doors, so is cca1911 Model T Ford.

1911 Model T Ford Runabout

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1911 Ford Model T
Cinema screen grab from a French film "Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec" made in 2010 where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about a young woman who braves ancient Egyptian tombs to locate a mummified doctor and bring him back to Paris and back to life to cure her dying sister. --  Surprising that in a French period film they would need to use American cars. Transverse spring, gas lights, Ford logo and rounded mudguards,  so is  cca  1911  Ford Model T.

c1911 Ford Model T

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1915 Powered Toy Car
Fascinating photo taken in 1915 received from Mike Statham, part of the Research Team at the Friends of Insole Court, formerly Ely Court, Llandaff, near Cardiff in Wales. . Could we identify car.
-- 'Automobile' specialist Mike Worthington Williams advised this would be virtually impossible to tell. East London Rubber Company, Harrods, Army & Navy, Co-op, Brown Bros and numerous others offered such Toy Cars, and many  were built  by gifted amateurs.  This one  looks  professional.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1915 FIAT 18BL Military Lorry
Cinema screen grab from an Italian film "Porca Vacca" (Holy Cow!) made in 1982 where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about a beautiful woman during WW1 who engages in affairs with two men, playing them against each other. Triangle dissolves against suicide and fascism. --  Not surprisingly the truck is of Italian manufacture and one of the two mass produced FIATs for the War effort. This is a cca 1915 FIAT 18 BL Heavy Military Lorry, 5.6L. Made between 1911 - 1921. 

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1916 Overland 86 Touring
Another request for identification of a vehicles received from our regular contributor Joao Ferreira (Portugal) who asked if we could help him identify this car that belonged to a relative. "Perhaps a Cadillac or a Studebaker of around 1916, but I'm not sure".  -- American, yes; Cadillac or Studebaker, no. This is a similarly big car made by the Willys-Overland Motor Company, a c1916 Overland 86 Touring. Overland had gone bust in '06 and was purchased by one of their dealers  John Willys.

1916 Overland 86 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1917 Model T Ford Touring
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Argentina?
-- Very popular American car probably made locally in Buenos Aires. Ford Argentina was founded in 1913 and assembled Model Ts from 'complete knockdown kits' made in the USA. This does not have demountable rims so cca 1917 Model T Ford Touring

1917 Model T Ford Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1919 Wolseley 16'20 Landaulette
Lovely period photo sent to us by Ian Davidson (UK) of his
uncle with his new taxi. It was taken in a village outside Dumfries, Scotland around 1920, and is thought to be a 1915 or 1920 Wolseley 15hp Landaulette. But might it be a Model T Ford? -- Not a Model T; no transverse spring. AA badge whith short base started 1920. Registration seems NA 6## is Manchester CBC mid 1919. Likely a pre WW1 built, but just post WW1 registered medium size c 1919 Wolseley 16'20 Open Drive Landaulette.

1919 Wolseley 16'20 Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1919 Model T Ford Touring
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Argentina?
-- American car, a cca 1919 Model T Ford Touring owned by an enthusiast as the car has a non-standard polished brass radiator and, more significantly, non-standard Hassler Shock absorbers, coiled springs fitted to transverse spring.  No bonnet?

1919 Model T Ford Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1926 Buick Standard Six Tourer
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Argentina?
-- Another American car, and from square tie bar below the lamps, split windscreen, two blade bumper with diamond central fixing a cca 1926 Buick Standard Six Tourer. The chap sure looks glum enough to suggest he may be going to his own wedding!

1926 Buick Standard Six Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1926 Oakland Sport Phaeton
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Argentina?
-- Small and not very clear photo, but we are relatively sure this American car which was made in Pontiac Michigan is a cca 1926 Oakland Sport Phaeton. ID features include front wheel brakes  and  multiple wheelnuts.  Bought by General Motors 1909.

1926 Oakland Sport Phaeton

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1927 Chevrolet 1 Ton Truck
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Msalaysia?
-- According to our Mark Dawber this is an American lorry, a cca 1927 Chevrolet 1 ton Truck. Small hubcaps are the clue, and the fat tyres (6.00 x 20) and longer wheelbase make it the heavier  one ton  model.  No front brakes are visible,  so probably 1927.

1927 Chevrolet 1 ton Truck

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1928 Dixi DA1 3'15 Tourer
Another fascinating photograph from our regular contributor Cicos Florin in Constanta by the Black Sea (Romania) who is interested in old cars of Romania.  Do we know what this is?  --  It is the very first BMW! In 1927 Automobilwerk Eisenach in the centre of Germany who made big luxury cars, purchased a licence from the British Austin Motor Co for production of the Austin Seven. Headlamp bar suggests this is a cca 1928 Dixi DA1.  BMW bought company 1928,  and DA2 introduced 1929.

1928 Dixi DA1 3'15 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Argentina?
-- American car, possibly made locally in la Boca. Ford entered the Argentinean market in 1917 with an assembly plant in Buenos Aires. From the brightwork of the radiator shell which seems nickel, this would be  cca 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton.

1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1930 Citroen C4 Berline
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Romania?
-- Nice to see a non-American car in this Romanian photograph. This car looks European, has solenoid trafficator semaphore turn signals developed by the French, has five wheel-nuts and knurled hub, and a small sun visor, so a cca 1930 Citroen C4 Berline.

1930 Citroen C4 Berline

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1930 Ford Model A Touring
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Argentina?
-- Very popular American car which may have been made locally in Buenos Aires. Ford Argentina was founded in 1913 and assembled Model Ts and later Model As in Buenos Aires. This is a well used cca 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton, taken in 1935.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1931 Ford Model AA Flatbed Lorry
Blurry grayscale photocopy of a photograph received from one of our members asking if we could identify the vehicle and also suggest the possible year of manufacture. Registered in the UK and right hand drive. 
--  This is a British made truck from the new Ford factory just opened in Dagenham near London. Registration JH 864 was Hertford CC 1931. The vehicle is a cca 1931 Ford Model AA Flatbed Lorry, which was being made in parallel with the Ford Model A car,  both introduced 1929.

1931 Ford Model AA Flatbed Lorry

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1933 Ford Model 40 Tudor
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Argentina?
-- American car, possibly made locally in Buenos Aires. Radiator grille had vertical bars with no horisontal dividers, bonnet had slanting louvres, no twin horns fitted, and no sign of the V8 badge on the rad, so is a cca 1933 Ford Model 40 Tudor Sedan.

1933 Ford Model 40 Tudor Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1936 Morris Eight Two Door Saloon
Small and slightly damaged photo sent to us by Chris-Diaen Heneke (UK) who uncovered this photo of their house while doing some renovation work. They are interested in trying to date it and find out more about the owners. They thought if we could identify the car, this would help. 
-- Unfortunately no registration showing so no accurate dating of car. This is however, a cca 1936 Morris Eight Two Door Saloon, Series I, 998cc, which was made 1935 - 1937.  165,000 cars were made. 

1936 Morris Eight Two Door Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1949 Triumph Renown Saloon
Small and relatively blurry photo sent to us by Terry Green (UK) of a vehicle used for several years in the period 1950 to 1955. The photo was taken in 1953 at Conkwell, in Wiltshire.
--  Registration, when enlarged, was FMR 650, which is Wiltshire County Council issued October 1949. The car is a 'razor edge' Triumph Renown 1800 Saloon built 1946 to 1949 with a Mulliner body. First under 'Standard' ownership. Two Litre came late 1949.  Similar smaller  'razor edge'  car was the Triumph Mayflower.

1949 Triumph Renown Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1951 Citroen Traction Avant
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Malaysia?
-- A French car manufactured between 1934 and 1957 during which 760,000 various versions were made, and which were widely exported. From the radiator grille and low windscreen wipers this one looks a  cca 1951  Citroen Traction Avant  Legere saloon.

c1951 Citroen Traction Avant

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1952 Ford Consul MK1 Saloon
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Malaysia?
-- Medium sized British car which was widely exported. Introduced in 1950 and made in this form until 1956 when replaced by the bigger Mk2. From the lack of chrome this would seem to be an earlier car, being a bent cca1952 Ford Consul Mk1 Saloon.

1952 Ford Consul MK1 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1952 Mercedes Benz 170 Limousine
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Argentina?
-- A car in a motor accident at traffic lights. The car is a cca 1952 Mercedes Benz 170 Limousine. Difficult to tell if petrol or diesel, which adds a designation letter. May have been built locally as MB had their first overseas plant in 1951 in Buenos Aires.

c1952 Mercedes Benz 170 Limousine

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Unidentified c1930sTourer
Number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos and who has a website devoted to this subject at http://antique-photos.com/en/. Can we identify this car photographed in Dahar, Egypt?
--Dahar is either a suburb od Cairo or a town on the Red Sea. Much time spent pondering over this one but no responses. Photographed from the back and most identification features are  hidden so only a make expert could tell what this could be.

Unidentified American Tourer
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