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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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Page141 below relates to enquiries received during 2019Click on picture to enlarge
IDENTIFICATION/DATING:  SVVS HELP PAGES have some 3,500 Enquiries Received & Identified

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1929 Vauxhall 20'60 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. --  No background on the photo, but the mummy's head is Egyptian, the car is British but the numberplate, which seems to be IE, was Irish from County Claire in the south-east of now Eire. Regretfully no dating data available. The car is a large louvered cca 1929 Vauxhall 20'60 with a Laundaulette coach-built body and quartered windscreen.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1907 Argyll 10'12 Landaulette
Postcard received from Robert Ryan (UK) who is investigating the car shown, and wondered if it was an Arrol Johnston? -- Postcard is of Helensburgh, a small town NW of Glasgow, Scotland. Arrol Johnston is a Scottish car made in Paisley, but this is not one of them. Registration letter V was issued by Lanark CC, south of Glasgow/Edinburgh but the car was made nearby Helensburg in Alexandria. Not a clear photo but this would seem to be a cca 1907 Argyll 10'12 Open-drive Landaulette.

1907 Argyll 10'12 Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1929 Marmon Roosevelt Sedan
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. --  Very difficult one but badge on the radiator seemed to have a human face type logo. Very few have that. One which did have a face for a short while was the Marmon Motor Co of Indianapolis who made the cca 1929 Roosevelt 4-Door Sedan 1929/30. Named after President Theodore Roosevelt. Marmon were in Indianapolis from 1851 to 1933.

1929 Marmon Roosevelt Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:c1960 Shirley Mk2 Sports
Photo from our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) who is a Ford specials and hotrods fan. --  Not our specialty; keeping up with over 2.5 million models from mainstream car manufacturers is difficult enough without going into the realms of obscurish Ford one/two off specials. Registration is Isle of Bute in Scotland, so an age-related plate. Nearest we had was photo of identical car with another similar CSJ registration named  'Ford Model Y special'. This is c1960 Shirley Mk2 Sports, 1172cc.

c1960 Shirley Mk2 Sports

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1954 Fiat 1100/103 Saloon
Another interesting photo received from George Layton (Thailand) who photographed it at Malaga airport and wandered as to model and year?   -- This is an Italian car that was also built around the world in a number of countries. Therefore a little difficult to be sure on exact origin but this is pre-SEAT and so we think this one was built in Italy and is a cca 1954 Fiat 1100/103. Three outer bar grille and  colourscheme suggests posher Tippo B.  It seems to have pre 1992 Portuguese number plate.

1954 Fiat 1100/103 Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Possibly c 1908 Itala Tourer
Another interesting photo received from Mike Statham (UK) part of the Research Team at the Friends of Insole Court, formerly Ely Court, Llandaff.  These are O' Callaghan cars taken at Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland.   -- This is same car as below but this time pulling a plow!! Note rope/chain round rear wheel.  Cars were frequently used for plowing. Photo is not much help as does not show front of car.   Itala would have been well known just then as being winner of the Peking to Paris race.

Possibly c 1908 Itala Tourer plowing

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Possibly c 1908 Itala Tourer
Another interesting enquiry received from Mike Statham (UK) part of the Research Team at the Friends of Insole Court, formerly Ely Court, Llandaff, near Cardiff.  These are O' Callaghan cars taken outside Cremona House, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Is this a White Steamer?  -- Not a White, but doubt as to what it is. Best guess from rear brake bracket by our Dutch veterans expert Ariejan Bos is that this could be an Italian made cca 1908'9 Itala Tourer, as in winner of Peking to Paris.

Possibly c 1908 Itala Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Probably 1907 Scout Tourer
Batch of lovely photos received from Graham Kay (UK) from his late grandmother's estate. From his knowledge this very old car was one of their first cars at Crowle in Lincolnshire, guess around 1905. --  U 63# is a Leeds CBC registration of cca 1907, so relatively local. The car was a puzzle but advised by our Dutch veterans expert Ariejan Bos that this could be a British Salisbury Wiltshire built cca 1907 Scout Tourer, possibly the 25HP six cylinder TT. 1500 cars were made to closure 1921.

Probably 1907 Scout Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1928 Horch 8 Type 305 Cabriolet
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. --  Obviously a good year for very strong headlamps as expected from a quality German car by August Horch. This is an ancestor of the modern Audi, via Auto Union, Audi being Latin for Horch (listen). This is a cca 1928 Horch 8 Cabriolet, from the radiator details probably type 305, 3378cc eight cylinder 65PS,  made between 1927-8.

1928 Horch 8 Type 305 Cabriolet

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1922 Morris Cowley Two-seater
Batch of lovely photos received from Graham Kay (UK) from his late grandmother's estate and taken in or around Doncaster and Sheffield. This picture show a registration WA 7363 and would have been taken around 1930. From your website identified as Morris Cowley Bullnose?--  WA is a Sheffield CBC registration c 1922. The three lamp set makes it as a Cowley, as does one-piece windscreen and passenger's door only. Therefore this is indeed a cca 1922 Morris Cowley Two-seater & Dickey.

1922 Morris Cowley Two-seater Bullnose

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1917 Rover 12 Drophead Coupe
Batch of lovely photos received from Graham Kay (UK) from his late grandmother's estate and taken in or around Doncaster and Sheffield.  This picture show a registration LR 5###. --  LR is a London County Council registration of cca 1917. The car is a rather pretty Doctor's Coupe which was a development on the Owen Clegg designed Rover 12 introduced 1911, and  which continued in production after WW2 with mods until 1924. This is a pre WW1 cca 1917 Rover 12 Drophead Coupe.

1917 Rover 12 Drophead Coupe

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1925 Minerva AC Tourer
Batch of lovely photos received from Graham Kay (UK) from his late grandmother's estate and taken in or around Doncaster and Sheffield. It is not showing a registration, but would have been taken around 1930. --  This is a rather magnificent car built in Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium, whose early UK representative was Charles Rolls. Cars are of Rolls-Royce quality and this one is a neat cca 1925 Minerva All-weather AC Tourer, probably the six cylinder Knight sleeve-valve engined 30 CV.

1925 Minerva AC Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1931 Rover Meteor 20 HP Saloon
Batch of lovely photos received from Graham Kay (UK) from his late grandmother's estate and taken in or around Doncaster and Sheffield. These pictures show a registration WE7941 and would have been taken around 1930 judging from the boy who is his father born in Dec 1923. --  WE is a Sheffield CBC registration. Couple of identification features, the notch at the base of upper part of rad and the roundel on the badge bar, indicate this is a cca 1931 Rover Meteor 20 HP Coach-built Saloon.

1931 Rover Meteor 20 HP Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1913 Metallurgique 20'40 Special
Another interesting enquiry received from Mike Statham (UK) part of the Research Team at the Friends of Insole Court, formerly Ely Court, Llandaff, near Cardiff.  These are O' Callaghan cars taken outside Cremona House, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Military car?  --  Damaged photo which we have repaired. No numberplate visible. Could well be the same car as below but re-worked during WW1 for military service. Same age lights so is probably a  cca 1913 Metallurgique 20'40  Special.

1913 Metallurgique 20'40 Special

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1913 Metallurgique 20'40 Tourer
Another interesting enquiry received from Mike Statham (UK) part of the Research Team at the Friends of Insole Court, formerly Ely Court, Llandaff, near Cardiff.  These are O' Callaghan cars taken outside Cremona House, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland.  --  No numberplate visible but the AA sign is post 1911. These two photos seem to be of the same car with hood up/down. The car is Belgian, made in Charleroi by locomotive/rail company, and is a cca 1913 Metallurgique 20'40 Tourer.

1913 Metallurgique 20'40 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1914 Calthorpe 10'12 Minor Two-seater
Another interesting enquiry received from Mike Statham (UK) part of the Research Team at the Friends of Insole Court, formerly Ely Court, Llandaff, near Cardiff.  These are O' Callaghan cars taken outside Cremona House, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland.  A Baby Peugeot perhaps? --  No, this is not French but British. Identifying feature is two sets of bonnet louvres with a gap/handle in the middle. Made in Birmingham it is a cca 1914 Calthorpe 10'12 Minor Two-seater. Closed 1914 and 1925.

1914 Calthorpe 10'12 Minor Two-seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1906 Rambler 20 HP Surrey, Type 1
Another interesting photograph found while surfing the web researching unknown machinery. Westbrook Historical Society wanted to know make? --  Lovely photo of an early US car from Kenosha, Wisconsin made by English-born Thomas B. Jeffery who entered the car business in 1897 and started mass producing. In 1902 he was second largest US manufacturer after Oldsmobile. Recognizable by circular bonnet top with louvres, this is cca 1905 Rambler 20 HP Surrey, Type 1.

1906 Rambler 20 HP Surrey, Type

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:c1948 Citroen 11BL Legere
Cinema screen grab taken from aPolish film "Kamienie na szaniec" (Stones for the Rampart) from 20142 where cars are being investigated by IMCDB. The film is about a Polish partisan group Gray Ranks during the Nazi occupation of Warsaw in WW2. --  ...when Citroen were actually not making cars so this would have needed to have been pre 1940. Car is however post war cca 1948 Citroen Traction, probably a 11BL Legere, with non-period orange flashing indicators on roof sides.

1948 Citroen 11BL Legere

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1938 Vauxhall GL 25hp Limousine
Another puzzling photo received from James Baxendale (UK) of cars belonging to his family. Photo taken June 1941. Mother has written on the back that it was a Daimler, but may not be case as there have been some mis-identifications!). --  And this is indeed another. Not a Daimler. Identification features are the back-end of the bonnet louvres and the back-end of the 'flutes' by the windscreen. Flutes identify it as a Vauxhall and the louvres as the cca 1938 Vauxhall GL 25hp Limousine.

1938 Vauxhall GL 25hp Limousine

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1928 Indian X4 Roadster
Photo from our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) wondering what it was? --  Immediate thought was American Austin or the later American Bentham, with which photo has actually a design connection. This is a prototype car, normally not our specialty, made by the American motorcycle manufacturer 'Indian' whose bikes were becoming as expensive as a Model T. This is a cca 1928 Indian X4 Roadster, last of four experimental cars. Depression killed car and new car division sold.

1928 Indian X4 Roadster

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:c1964 Skoda 1202 Station Wagon
One of number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify cars taken somewhere in Czechoslovakia in 1960s-1970s?  --  Reg seems Hutna Hora, so car was likely to have been a Skoda and indeed it was; this model was made between 1961 and 1973 with very little change, so likely a cca 1964 Skoda 1202 STW Standart Station Wagon. They had one door on driver's side and two on the passenger; deluxe had a stripe.

c1964 Skoda 1202 Station Wagon Stadart SWG

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:c1960 Skoda Octavia Super Saloon
One of number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. Can we identify cars taken somewhere in Czechoslovakia in 1960s-1970s?  --  Reg not discernable and no name to hotel, so cannot help on location. Car is indeed another Skoda; full oval front with horizontal badged bar and vertical grilles makes this a cca 1960 Skoda Octavia Super Saloon, two-door model 993, four cylinder 1221cc, 115 kph, made 1959 - 1961.

c1960 Skoda Octavia Super Saloon
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