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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: 1908 Swift 15'18hp Tourer
One of three lovely photo received from Michael Balmforth (Australia) whose interest is in family history. It would help knowing rough dates of cars to help identify who the people are. Photos taken in New South Wales. -- Three of our experts think this is a British car made in Coventry. The badge on the rad when enlarged seems to suggest an arrow with letters, which was the mark of a cca 1908 Swift Tourer, possibly the 15'18HP four.  Body style suggests possibly rebodied later.

1908 Swift 15'18hp Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1908 Humber 10'12 Four Seat Tourer
Surfing through the internet in attempting to identify old vehicles we often come across photographs or old Postcards, including those on Rootschat and those for sale on Ebay, of very interesting ancient machinery which has not yet been identified, so we have a go !  --   British made car  with AK registration which is Bradford County Borough Council (Yorkshire); no numbers visible so no help in dating. The car has almost diamond rad, so it is a cca 1908 Humber 10'12 Four Seat Tourer.

1908 Humber 10'12 Four Seat Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1911 Bergdoll Model 30 Touring
Another photo received from  Georges Truffaut (Belgium) of vehicles they are trying to identify. Some people think this is a Reo, others say EMF Studebaker. Probably taken in Canada or United States. -- Neither. Turns out to be a very uncommon car. Our Ariejan Bos is quite sure it is a Philadelphia made cca 1911 Bergdoll Model 30 Touring. The chassis is not straight and has a kink down largely hidden by the toolbox ! Not a unique feature, but unusual rear hub, spring and  mudguard also match.

1911 Bergdoll Model 30 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1911 SCAT 22HP Tourer
Rather magnificent photo received from Giles Bryan (UK) saying " I was going through some old family albums and came across this car. The picture is about 1920 in England. Any help would be greatly appreciated. -- British wire wheels and RHD led me up a 'British' blind alley. One of our wise sages however advised probably bought and fitted out in the UK by Newton and Bennett, but on an Italian chassis. This seems to be a cca 1911 SCAT 22HP Tourer.  SCAT  started by one of  Ceirano  brothers.

1911 SCAT 22HP Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1912 Hotchkiss AB Town-Car
Surfing through the internet in attempting to identify old vehicles we often come across photographs or old Postcards, including those on Rootschat and those for sale on Ebay, of very interesting ancient machinery which has not yet been identified, so we have a go !  --   While the stature of the apparent driver may have been relatively small, this is a rather grand French cca 1912 Hotchkiss AB Town-Car. Hotchkiss was American making armaments who came to France 1860.

1912 Hotchkiss AB Town-Car

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1913 Mercedes 37'95 Tourer
Surfing through the internet in attempting to identify old vehicles we often come across photographs or old Postcards, including those on Rootschat and those for sale on Ebay, of very interesting ancient machinery which has not yet been identified.  --   Exhibition sign says Milnes Daimler who made busses and commercial vehicles but were also in 1909 agents for Mercedes in the UK; dissolved by the WW1!  Four exhausts  and  chain  drive  suggest  a  cca 1913 Mercedes 37'95 Tourer.

1913 Mercedes 37'95 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1914 Unic Landaulette Taxi
Lovely photo received from Gerold Heinje (Germany) saying " taken June 1914 during honeymoon trip from London to Cornwall. The groom was not the owner, - architect who had a motorcycle. Could one rent in 1914 a car/chauffeur for honeymoon? -- Registration is London CC 1914 and the car is French. This looks like cca 1914 Unic Landaulette  Taxi of which many hundreds were in use locally. By 1915 it was the only taxi purchasable in  London.  I guess  they could  hire a  taxi to go anywhere!

1914 Unic Landaulette Taxi

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Possibly 1914 Napier Special
Lovely photo received from Keith Chiazzari, Alberta (Canada) saying "..always wondered what my Great-uncle Leonard Slatter is driving; from his WW1 album taken in France while with the Royal Naval Air Service in 1917 or 1918; fairly upmarket vehicle. -- Things do not add up on this photo so we think this could be a cca 1914 Special. Radiator is Napier, bonnet adapted to fit the rad. Wheelbase is very short for a car with such a long bonnet,  wrong rear wheel.  Engine  may  be  a  Naper 6.

Possibly 1914 Napier Special

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1917 Liberty Truck B 3-5 Ton
One of a number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify this
rare photo of truck in town of Narwa of the North-Western Army. Anti-Bolsheviks who fought Communists in 1919-1920 during the Civil War in Russia.  --  American standardised cca 1917 'Liberty Truck B'; 6.9L, 52HP, 4 cylinder. 9000 made 1917'18 by 15 US manufacturers, 7000  shipped overseas.  All had simple radiator marking sign of  'USA'.

1917 Liberty Truck B

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1922 Pluto Amilcar Type CC
Another lovely 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 vehicle is?  --  The car is relatively easy to identify as French but the body is unusual. Helpfully, a circular badge on the side of the car has wording TH Bender Karosseriebau Wurzburg, this being Germany. On the rad is a cat badge Pluto, all  which suggests this could be a  German  licence  made  cca 1922 Pluto Amilcar Type CC.

1922 Pluto Amilcar Type CC

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1925 Dodge Brothers 116 Touring
One of three lovely photo received from Michael Balmforth (Australia) whose interest is in family history. It would help knowing rough dates of cars to help identify who the people are. Photos taken in New South Wales. -- This is an American car from Auburn Hills, Michigan, and having a chrome radiator surround, bullet headlamps, from a curved skirt under the doors with kickplates, and having a two piece windscreen, all suggests this is a cca 1925 Dodge Brothers 116 Touring

1925 Dodge Brothers 116 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1927 FIAT 509 Cabriolet
Cinema screen grab taken from an Italian comedy film " Quando c'era lui... caro lei!" made in 1978 where cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is a satirical recount of the Italian Mussolini fascist era. --  Italian film so likely an Italian car, and indeed it is. A person is sitting low behind the front passenger seat suggesting this is the Cabriolet. So this would be a cca 1927 FIAT 509 Cabriolet. Quite a small car made between 1924-1929,  as a spyder, saloon or cabriolet with 990cc engine.

1927 FIAT 509 Cabriolet

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1928 Dodge Senior Six Sedan
One of three lovely photo received from Michael Balmforth (Australia) whose interest is in family history. It would help knowing rough dates of cars to help identify who the people are. Photos taken in New South Wales, this one was taken in Vaucluse. -- This one took some searching because fashion was for multi sectioned bonnet louvres on many makes. Our Mark Dawber advised it was a mainstream American car, and it is a  cca 1928 Dodge Brothers Senior Six Sedan. Introduced 1927.

1928 Dodge Brothers Senior Six Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1928 Panhard Levassor Tourer
Another lovely 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 vehicle is?  --  Very nice luxury car with unusual bodywork. Fortunately the wheelhubs are just visible as is part of the logo on the radiator. This car is French, made by one of the pioneers of motoring 1887. Model is difficult to judge but looks like a cca 1928  Panhard  &  Levassor  Tourer,  Model X42  or perhaps smaller X63.

1928 Panhard Levassor Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1930 Chevrolet Universal AD Sedan
Surfing through the internet in attempting to identify old vehicles we often come across photographs or old Postcards, including those on Rootschat and those for sale on Ebay, of very interesting ancient machinery which has not yet been identified, so we have a go !  --   This one is American and has the typical central rear lamp that identifies is as a cca 1930 Chevrolet Universal Six AD Sedan. It does also help that the logo and badge, just above the rear lamp,  confirm this information.

1930 Chevrolet Universal AD Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1930  FIAT 521 Saloon
Surfing through the internet in attempting to identify old vehicles we often come across photographs or old Postcards, including those on Rootschat and those for sale on Ebay, of very interesting ancient machinery which has not yet been identified, so we have a go !  --   This seems to be a cca 1930 FIAT Model 521 Saloon. These were made between 1928 and 1931, had 6 cylinder 2516cc engines and were rated 50HP.  They followed Fiat 520s.  This has  later  semaphore  trafficators.

1930 FIAT Model 521 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1933 Wolseley Hornet Special
Photograph posted on the PreWarCar website of fathers car by  Marcelo Kauffman who wanted to know the make and year. Can anyone help?
-- This is a British car with what is not a British numberplate although it does look like one. The car is a cca 1933 Wolseley Hornet Special. These were supplied as chassis to external cochbuilders including Swallow, Abbey, Jensen and Eustace Watkins;  1271 or 1604cc. This one has no runningboard, single upright grille rod, spats. E-W Daytona four seater?

1933 Wolseley Hornet Special

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1935 Riley Lynx Four Seat Tourer
Damaged photo received from Hannah Bradley (UK) saying "I am wondering if you can help identify the car in this photo. Photo taken in 1963 by the Tyne bridge in Newcastle. I believe my Father was going on a rally of some kind. It may be a Riley. -- Registration is Leeds CBC early 1935. This is indeed a Riley and a cca 1935 Riley Lynx Four Seat Tourer. Our Riley expert Chris Cuss confirms it is from the '22 T 'Chassis series, with new 1,496cc 4 cylinder engine.  Lynx were made 1934 to 36.

1935 Riley Lynx Four Seat Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1935 Lancia Augusta Berline
Cinema screen grab taken from an Italian comedy film " Quando c'era lui... caro lei!" made in 1978 where cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is a satirical recount of the Italian Mussolini fascist era. --  Italian film so likely an Italian car, and indeed it is, but possibly made in France. The badge and the rad give it away. This is a cca 1935 Lancia Augusta Berline. The Augusta was a departure by Lancia into smaller cars, this being  V4  1196cc.  It was also marketed as Belna,  1933 to 36.

1935 Lancia Augusta Berline

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1936 Opel Blitz 1.5 Ton Bus
Cinema screen grab taken from a Czechoslovak film " Usmevavá zem" (Smiling Country) made in 1952 where cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about a village in South Bohemia undergoing changes of collective farming. --  Czechoslovak film but after much searching we are relatively sure this is a German Vehicle made by an American subsidiary of General Motors. We think this is a cca 1936 Opel Blitz 1.5 Ton Bus, the body size suggests a relatively small  eleven  seater coach.

1936 Opel Blitz 1.5 Ton Bus

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1942 Packard 0ne Eighty Limousine
One of a number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is a collector of old photos. Can we identify this photo of a vehicle possibly photographed in South America in the 1950's.  --  This is an American car entering an America establishment. There were a number of cars in period that had the bodystripes on the wings, but our Mark Dawber rightly says this is a cca 1942 Packard One Eighty, Super Eight Limousine.  Writing on the boot suggests OneEighty.

1942 Packard 180 Limousine

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1946 Ford Super DeLuxe 2 Door Sedan
Couple of photos of an old car shell received from Jennifer Panton  (USA) who is trying to help her dad figure out what kind of car hull this is. Photo was taken in the United States. Is it a 1947 Ford? -- Yes indeed this is a Ford but it is not 1947. The car on the photo has two chrome embellishers across the back, for two years only. The body side embellisher is relatively straight, no dip at back, & side windows have chrome surround.  This is a  cca 1946 Ford  Super  DeLuxe 2 Door Sedan.

1946 Ford Super DeLuxe 2 Door Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1949 Willys-Overland Jeepster
Number of  photos received from Matt Sykes (USA) saying" I hope you can help me identify this vehicle. I was told that it is a 1935 Willys Jeep. I can't seem to find any information on the internet. I found this site and decided to send some pics. -- This is indeed a Willys but is a cca 1949 Willys-Overland Jeepster. Different sizes of engines available but cannot tell from the photos. Dating is from the Willys badge being below the bonnet and the style of the grille. No outer rear step so 1950?

1949 Willys-Overland Jeepster

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Unknown cca 1914 Two Seater
Intriguing photo received from Aileen Brookfield (UK) saying " I have some photographs of lovely old cars that belonged to my paternal Grandfather and wonder if you could identify one in particular for me. Tiny photo I have had professionally blown up. Only clue on it states Fleetwood 1919. -- So pre 1914 and WW1 but regretfully none of our experts have been able to provide identification. Not enough visible. Seems British electric side lamps & polished conical wheel embellishers.

Unknown cca 1914 Two-Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Unknown 'Twenties' Race car
Puzzling photo received from Patricia Allen (UK) saying" I have a photo of this car and can't identify it. I thought it might be a Bugatti but I can't find anything exactly the same when looking at pictures on line so think I must be wrong. -- Definitely not Bugatti, probably a home made special. Registration is London CC, mid 1921. One of our wise sages suggested a British ABC; springs, no rad cap and no visible rad = air-cooled maybe, high starting handle perhaps high mounted flat twin. 

Unknown 'Twenties' Race car; possibly ABC
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