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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

DENTIFICATION AND DATING:1903 Renault Type M 8CV Taxi
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. -- This seems a public postcard of what looks to be an early Paris taxi with Marthe Regnier as passenger. Marthe Regnier was a French Film actress and singer of the 'roaring twenties' known for 'Mayerling' and having lover Rothschild build her the Pigalle Theatre. The vehicle is a rather nice cca 1903 Renault Type M 8CV Taxi with interesting studded rear tyre over-gaiter

1903 Renault Type M 8CV Taxi

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1904 Speedwell 6HP Dogcart
My wife (UK) was having a rummage through some boxes of old family photos and came across this one. Although all keen motorists, these do not seem 'family' but seem to have been taken at a country show which included a horse box and a mid-1960s Jaguar. -- This car has a very early cca 1903 Coventry CBC registration which is still in use on the car. Date as made and first registered stated confusingly as '1921'. Car is a cca 1904 Speedwell 6HP Dogcart, made in Berkshire, England.

1904 Speedwell 6HP Dogcart

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1906 C.G.V. 25HP Limousine
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. -- This seems a public postcard of what looks to be a French car apparently in London featuring Gabrielle Rejane with son, a famous French theatre actress known internationally, especially in London at Royalty Theatre. Married to director of the Vaudeville and on divorce built her own Theatre Rejane in Paris. Our Ariejan Bos advises car is cca 1906 C.G.V. 25HP Limousine.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1907 Argyll 14'16 Tourer
More info from Stephen McCann confirming 'Argyll' from same Rachel Bloom (UK) photo below, in the Hardy & Goodman book advising owner as Bertie Gill of Borstal, Kent. Borstal (‘fort site’) village is now part of Rochester, east of London on the Thames estuary, mentioned in the Doomsday Book 1086. Fort built 1859 by convict labour and Borstal Prison 1870. 1902 became experimental juvenile detention centre from which came universal term  ‘borstal’  for reformatory youth correction.

1907 Argyll 14'16 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Probably c1907 Argyll 14'16 Tourer
Very small grainy c1908 photo received from Rachel Bloom  (UK) and first shown on on HP 169, which we were not able to identify due to low resolution and poor quality of the picture. Forward slanting louvres? --  However, since publication we have been contacted separately by two of our readers, Varun Coutinho and Stephen McCann, booth who think it is an Argyll from Scotland. If c1908, then from size of bonnet, it would probably be the bigger cca 1907 Argyll 14'16 Tourer. See update above .

UNKNOWN Early Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1909 Jackson No8 9'11 Roadster
My wife (UK) was having a rummage through some boxes of old family photos and came across this one. These do not seem 'family' but seem to have been taken at a country show which included a horse box and a 60s Jaguar. -- Advised this car is currently owned by the chap who runs PreWarCar website in Holland. Strange photo reg NO (1920 Essex reversed)? The car is a British made cca1909 Jackson No 8 Roadster, on their ads was 9'11 De Dion single. In 1959 UK, was A358 London 1904?

1909 Jackson No8 9'11 Roadster

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1910 De Dion Bouton Two seater
My wife (UK) was having a rummage through some boxes of old family photos and came across this one. Although all keen motorists, these do not seem 'family' but seem to have been taken at a country show which included a horse box and a 1960s Jaguar. -- This car has a puzzling low 1920 London CC registration, no longer in use but car may well be!.  The smallish radiator identifies it as a cca 1910 De Dion Bouton Two seater and louvres suggest a cca 14HP Model,  so small but quick!

1910 De Dion Bouton Two seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1912 Corre La Licorne 12HP
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. Seems photo was taken in France. -- This has a 'continental' look about it but not De Dion or Minerva. Seems smallish car. Ariejan Bos advised '..easy one, Collomb on a Corre La Licorne 12hp during the 1912 Tour de France." Albert Colomb was a Grand Prix driver for Corre and also took part in 1923-26 Le Mans Races Grand Prix d'Endurance, without a great deal of success. 

1912 Corre La Licorne 12HP with Albert Colomb

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1914 Delahaye Type32 Tourer
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. Photo taken at fiesta in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. -- Car looks French and squareish logo on radiator helps. This is a pre WW1 French cca 1914 Delahaye Type32 Tourer. Company founded by Émile Delahaye in 1894, in Tours, France, making belt driven cars, but he died1905. Delahaye company patented twin cam multi-valve engine and the introduction and development of the V6 format.

1914 Delahaye Type 32 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1914 Belsize 15.9 Tourer
Couple more lovely photos received from Michael Streuli (UK) advising he thinks FL715 was  Peterborough, and that driver, his grandfather, lived there from 1914-15. He died in 1925.  -- Reg is indeed 'Soke of Peterborough CBC' issued late 1914. 'Soke' is a medieval term for a historic area of the diocese, also a 'Liberty' or 'Nassaburgh hundred' including 30 parishes. The car is also interesting, being bigger British cca 1914 Belsize 15.9 Tourer, made at Belsize Woks, Manchester.

1914 Belsize 15.9 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1914 Sunbeam 12'16 Tourer
Lovely detailed photo received from John Steed (UK)  asking id we are able to identify the fine looking vehicle in the attached photographs. The driver is his Grandfather, George Edward Steed. He lived in Cheam, Surrey and I believe this photograph was taken in the mid 1920s.  -- Embarrassed to say our Ariejan Bos had to tell me to check out Sunbeam? And indeed it was a  cca 1914 Sunbeam 12'16 Tourer. High quality model, copious bodywork, made in Wolverhampton 1912-1914.

1914 Sunbeam 12'16 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1920 Autocrat 10'12 Two-Seater
Very puzzling photo received from Phil Crane (USA) who has been struggling to identify the attached with two sets of 4 louvers. -- Our local experts continued with the search and equally got nowhere so asked our Dutch veterans expert Ariejan Bos who had purchased a scrapbook with cut-out cars in it, and advised it was a quite unusual quality British cca 1920 Autocrat 10'12 made in Birmingham probably using Dorman 1600 engine. Lasted 1913-1926, taken over by Calthorpe.

1920 Autocrat 10'12 Two-Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1925 Jowett Seven Saloon
A then-and-now Photo received from Neil Jones (UK), a guide and collector of locel postcards, advising not sure if the photo is clear enough of village he lives in, North Baddesley, near Southampton. -- Very difficult to make out because of the tiny size of the car and hand painting hides all details, apart from the vertical line coming from centre bottom of the narrow radiator upwards; high starting handle, and small low headlights. This suggests cca 1925 Jowett Seven Saloon.

1925 Jowett Seven Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1926 Morris Cowley Tourer
Couple more lovely photos received from Michael Streuli (UK) advising His Grandfather lived in Peterboro and later in Manchester. He died in 1925. Picture taken in Manchester in August 1926; the small boy is his father, aged 10. -- No reg to help in dating. Our Chas Moody advises that from a number of details oncluding Shell Petrol Can, this is a cca 1926 Morris Cowley 'Bullnose' Tourer built in Cowley Oxford 1915-1920. Name 'Bullnose' came from having a rounded radiator like a bullet nose.

1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1926 Buick Standard Six Sedan
Puzzling photo sent to the Rootschat Forum by a (USA) enquirer asking if anybody can help identify the year, make and model of the vehicle  shown in this family photo.  -- This is a cca 1926 Buick Standard Six. Dating from the registration plate Michigan 26. Buick from drum headlamps with decorated front headlamp rim and down pointed centre to radiator top. Front wheels appear to have multiple wheelnuts so is a Standard Six rather than a Master Six, model is 27 from having 4 doors.

1926 Buick Standard Six Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1927 Studebaker Commander Sedan
Interesting photo received from Charles Dagenais (France)  asking if we are able to identify vintage picture taken in circa 1934, in Montreal, Canada of a car that once belonged to uncle Rodrigue. This one is his personal car, possibly an Auburn? -- Our Mark Dawber advises that it is not an Auburn but 'second series' mid range and mid price six cylinder, disc wheel, all-steel bodied cca 1927 Studebaker Commander Six Sedan made by the ex- horse wagon makers from South Bend, Indianna, USA.

1927 Studebaker Commander Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1928 Ford Model A Pick-up
Interesting photo received from Charles Dagenais (France)  asking if we are able to identify the vintage picture taken in circa 1934, in Montreal, Canada of a car that once belonged to uncle Rodrigue. This one is milk delivery truck probably acquired in 1929 as his vehicle as milkman. -- Our Mark Dawber notes the distinctive wheels that nobody else used, probably the 21" size, which were fitted to the earlier cca 1928'9 Ford Model A Pickup, which seems to fit in with the info supplied.

1928 Ford Model A Pick-up

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Probably c1928 FIAT 519 Torpedo
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. Registration plate is New Zealand mid 1956 and 1961 and slide found its way to someone in UK who wondered if a NZ photo - which the plate confirms. Nothing known about identity of the car.  -- This looks quite a big car and our best guess is that it could well be the Italian cca 1925 FIAT 519 Coachbuilt Torpedo, or even grander Superfiat 520 de-luxe six. Perhaps local body?

Probably c1928 FIAT 519 Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Perhaps c1929 Stamdard 9 Tourer
Very small grainy c1908 photo received from Andrew Barton (UK) which is an enlargement from a section of a bigger photo believed taken in 1930s and showing a car on a rural road in Gloucestershire. Reg  seems BK505?? -- If so, Portsmouth. Difficult to make out detail beyond horisontal louvres, quite common. Couple of suggestions, a Standard, so probably a cca 1929 Standard Nine Tourer. Split screen, wide rad, small lights. No obvious hump to bonnet, bit puzzling as unclear photo?

Perhaps c1929 Stamdard 9 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1930 FIAT 521 Saloon
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. Title is mystery Germans from the numberplates. -- One of two photographs which actually show Italian origin cars. This one has a very impressive stoneguard which did make identification quite difficult but established it was a cca 1930 Fiat 521 Saloon. Interestingly, these were also mage in Germany at  FIAT-NSU  plant in Heilbronn from 1930.  About 33,000 produced 1928-1931.

1930 FIAT 521 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1931 Jowett Black Price Seven
Puzzling photo sent to the Rootschat Forum by a (UK) enquirer asking if anybody can help identify the year, make and model of the vehicle  shown in this family photo.  -- This is a cca 1931 Jowett Long Seven, the unusual Black Price model. It had a 907cc side valve flat twin engine. Registration could be NG121 which would be Norfolk mid-1931. In 1930 all production halted due a major fire at the factory and this model was subsequently advertised as "Back home again" 1931 model, at £142, 

1931 Jowett Black Price Seven

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1936 FIAT Ardita Torpedo
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. Title is mystery Germans from numberplates? -- This is one of two photographs which actually show Italian origin cars. This one looks a cca 1936 FIAT Ardita Torpedo, an impressive cabriolet which seems to have coachbuilt bodywork on the long chassis. The Ardita is a follow-on to the Fiat 514, being the 518, with either 1.7 or 2.L. Also made  in France by Simca Fiat and Poland.

1936 FIAT Ardita Torpedo

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1939 Triumph 350 3SE Motorcycle
Puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) questioning London 1968 registration as advised on another website? -- Our Tony Oakes advised PMP registrations date from 1939 and were used by the War Department. Further research advises used by WReNS Women Motorcycle Dispatch Riders, re-formed in 1939 by Admiralty and Royal Navy from women with motorcycle experience; from local race circuits! Our Chas Moody says this is a cca 1939 Triumph 3SE 350cc Motorcycle.

1939 Triumph 350 3SE Motorcycle

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1948 Playboy Model A48 Convertible
Fascinating tread noted on the AACA Forum in Identification of this car which advises that this is a cca 1948 Playboy Model A48. -- Built in Buffalo new York by Louis Horowitz' Playboy Motors (Heffner advised post closing to use name.)  94 'prototypes' were built for demonstrating to dealers and were well received. None sold to public. Unfortunately legal problems forced bankruptcy 1949, sold to Lytermobile NY, also failed. Very few remain, as retractable hardtop, convertible and estate.

1948 Playboy Model A48 Convertible

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Unknown 1920 Charabanc
Puzzling small photo received from our Sunbeams expert Bruce Dowell (UK)  asking if we identify this Charabanc. -- We have enhanced and enlarged photo but the important radiator remains blurry. Logo is oval. Registration T 893# is a Devon CC of 1920, (TA starting '21). 'Pride of the Moor' seems to be AC Bulkpin & Son, Motor Engineers in the Newton Abbott. Our best guess is a cca 1921 Dennis Charabanc but not positive ID. Perhaps some of our bus expert readers could provide some help?!

Unknown 1920 Charabanc
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