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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 AND DATING: 1906 Daimler 28 Landaulette &Tourer
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. This one was labeled' Daimlers in Blackpool.'.  -- Both cars have the tie rod ahead of the front axle so pre-1906; by 1906'7 they were behind the axle. Both have a straight bottom to the rad rather than curved so also pre 1906. Left car has 12 spokes. They look very similar in size, both being a mid range car so would be a cca 1905'6 Daimler 28HP Landaulette on left and a cca 1905 Tourer on right.

1906 Daimler 28 Landaulette &Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1907 Enfield 15HP Tourer
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the vehicle posted on an NZ Facebook, Grand Hotel Aucland. Is it an Enfield, and what date.  --  Distinctive badge of a sideways cannon as used by Royal Enfield bicycles, motorcycles and cars. This type of radiator shape was used for only a short period on the cca 1907 Enfield Tourer which came in a 15HP and a 25HP version. Soon after in 1908, Enfield was taken over by Alldays & Onions becoming Enfield-Alldays.

1907 Enfield 15HP Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1907 Enfield 15HP Tourer
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. Newtown Motor Garage, Pool Road, Newtown, Powys, Wales. It looks like another Merioneth registration. A distinctive radiator, but what? --  Humber suggested, but no again. Cannot make out registration, but low number, so early. Distinctive rad indeed from a company that constantly changed shape of rad, including circular. Confirmed by Ariejan Bos as a cca 1907 Enfield, probably 15HP Tourer..

1907 Enfield 15HP Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1907 Daimler 35HP Tourer
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the vehicle posted on an NZ Facebook, Grand Hotel Aucland. Is it a Daimler, and what date.  --  Indeed car from the British Daimler company founded in London 1896 who bought right to use German Daimler name. Daimler made numerous engine size models in period but overall size of the car did not alter much visually. Largish size car so could be 45HP model but more likely is cca 1907 Daimler 35HP Tourer.

1907 Daimler 35HP Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1907 Humber 10'12 Tourer
While investigating the above car we came across a very similar photograph of a car with a similar registration on the Old Photos of Bangor website awaiting identification. --  Yes, this one  is a Humber ! Registration FF 53 is Merioneth County Council in Wales, late 1907. Bangor is just up the road by Menai Bridge to Anglesey. Humber started in 1887 with bicycles, motorbikes and then cars, initially at Beeston, then Coventry. This is a cca 1907 Humber 10'12 Tourer. Became Rootes.

1907 Humber 10'12 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1908 Panhard-Levassor 18hp Limousine
While searching for answers we often come across photographs of interesting vehicles which we put aside for later study and investigation. Interesting UK photo requiring identification.  --  This is from a French company initially in 1890 making cars under German Daimler licence, making own car in 1891. Became one of France's main car producers, turned to military work and taken over 2012 by Renault, Has chain drive so probably c1908 Panhard & Levassor 18HP Limousine.

c1908 Panhard & Levassor 18HP Limousine

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:    Probably c1909 NAG Sightseeing-Bus
Another puzzling photo received from Tom Cosens from Yorkshire (UK) of an old car he didn't recognise. This is from his collection of postcard curiosities on which he has no other background, but which are needing identification.  -- Really lovely photo of a three level mall 'sightseeing bus'. Solid roof, beautifully built coachwork body and not a charabanc. Chain Drive, multiple wheelnuts at back and front and cup handles for the Bonnet.  For  full article  on the process of identification  click here.

 Probably c1909 NAG Sightseeing-Bus

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1909 Belsize 14'16 Tourer
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. Is this a Humber?  --  No.  Photo is from Bangor. Registration FF 82 is Merioneth County Council in Wales 1909.  Bangor is just up the road near the Menai Bridge to Anglesey. British car, manufactured at Belsize Woks, Manchester, by company initially Marshall & Co making cars in 1897. Changed name to Belsize Motors in 1906. A medium sized car so os likely a  cca 1909 Belsize 14'16 Tourer,

1909 Belsize 14'16 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1909 Belsize 14'16 Open Tourer
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. This one was labeled 'On holiday'.  -- Written on the photo is Queen's Hydro Hotel, Blackpool. It is still there on the South Promenade but has a modern facade to the ground floor. The car registration is FR 474 which is Blacklool CBC (started Oct 1904)  but no dating data available. The car was built 50 miles away in Manchester and as has a curved scuttle so later cca 1909 Belsize 14'16 Open Tourer.

 1909 Belsize 14'16 Open Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1909 Sunbeam 14'20 Tourer
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. This one was labeled Blackpool 1909. Suggestion a Sunbeam 12'16? -- Certainly looks a Sunbeam. Photo is marked as 'J Farrer & Son -1909'' perhaps machinery manufacturer in Sheffield? Car has no chain drive and has a rounded scuttle. If the photo date is correct then this has to be the Coalten designed cca 1909 Sunbeam 14'20 Tourer (later 16'40)  or perhaps the smaller later 12'16.

1909 Sunbeam 14'20 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1909 De Dion Bouton 12HP Tourer
Our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) seems to be on the lookout for unusual cars and wondered if we knew what this one was, Found this in in an old tourist guide book...any ideas?  -- First thoughts was De Dion Boutomn but odd dumbirons. Checked with our Ariejam Bos who had been meaning to do a search on De Dion dumbirons with front shackles and confirmed De Dion used them sporradically 1907-11. Biggish car with front doors so probably a cca 1909 De Dion Bouton 12HP Tourer.

1909 De Dion Bouton 12HP Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1912 Minerva Model CC 38HP Tourer
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify vehicle on an NZ Facebook, 'c1914-19 Nurses from the Convalescence Hospital Springs Flat Whangarei in a Minerva in Bank Street. Model? -- Indeed a Belgian Minerva quite popular in Britain so known in the 'colonies'. The wave of the bonnet goes alonf the full way, so pre 1912. The Scuttle has a bulbous section leading to a flat drop to bonnet so after 1910. This makes it ca1912 Minerva Model CC 38HP Knight Tourer.

1912 Minerva Model CC 38HP Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1914 Calcott 10.5 HP Tourer
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. This one was headed Cars in Cheddar Gorge. -- Cheddar famous for the cheese and Gorge for Britain's oldest human skeleton from 9000 years ago. Car too tiny to be fully sure between Standard and Calcott, but our money is on the Calcott with broader bump and rounded mudguards. This would seem to be a cca 1914 Calcott 10.5 HP Tourer. Only one size model made before World War 1.

1914 Calcott 10.5 HP To

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1914 Sunbeam Sporting 12'16 Tourer
Fascinating but very puzzling photo received from Phillip Sampson (UK) asking if we could please identify the car if possible. Photo was taken in Cheltenham UK c1916.  -- Familiar looking vehicle but very strange radiator. Car suggested Sunbeam, and indeed identified by Ariejan Bos as a cca 1914 Sunbeam Sporting 12'16 Tourer, from an in-depth article in The Automobile February 2001. Better reference system than mine!! Based on Dieppe 1912 Coup de l'Auto winning car. Only 100 cars made. 

1914 Sunbeam Sporting 12'16 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Probably 1921 Grey Dort Four Touring
Fascinating and puzzling photo received from Cathy Stewart (Australia) curator for the Milton Ulladulla Historical Society (MUHS), on the South Coast of NSW, asking if we could date and identify car.  -- Surprisingly difficult. Sidelights on wings confuse as does the rounded shape of the top of the rad, but we now think this could be the Canadian built version of an American car. Shape of scuttle and bonnet suggest earliest date of cca 1921/22 and would make this Ontario built Grey Dort Four 30hp.

Probably 1921 Grey Dort Four Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Probably c1921 Harroun AA2 Touring
While searching for answers we often come across photographs of interesting vehicles which we put aside for later study and investigation. This one we had not been able to identify at the time. --  The photo is titled “Hough-McRae Motor Co”and  in background is 'Harroun Cars'. Roy Harroun was the first winner of Indianapolis 500 and later went to make his own car. He manufactured about 2,000 cars 1917-21.  For the  full article  on the process of identification  click here.

Probably c1921 Harroun AA2 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1926 Cadillac Custom 314 Touring
Another puzzling photo received from Tom Cosens from Yorkshire (UK) of an old car he didn't recognise. This is from his collection of postcard curiosities on which he has no other background, but which need identification. Nash?  -- This is a large car with louvres set back from 'widows peak' rad and multiple front hubnuts. Mark Dawber confirmed from his
'80 Years of Cadillac' this is cca 1926 Cadillac Custom Series 314 Touring Car (Fisher bodied) on longer 138"wheelbase. Price $3250.

1926 Cadillac Custom 314 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1927 Fiat 509a Tourer
Another puzzling photo received from Georges Truffaut (Belgium) of a vehicle he is trying to identify. "
Could you please help me to identify the cars in attached picture? Left ones are Minerva. All cars have Belgian licence plates -- The car on the right (4) is a cca 1927 Fiat 509a Tourer. The 509 announced in 1924, replaced the 501 in 1925 and spec changed to 509a in 1926. At the end of the production run in 1929 over 90,000 cars built including spors car models, taxi cabs & commercials.

1927 Fiat 509a Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1930 Thornycroft A2'FB4 Flatbed
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. This one was labeled 'Flooding.'.  -- Rather apt photo for what has been happening in Britain for the last month. Nothing new although floods caused my melting snow is not normally a British problem; rain, yes!  Swinton-under-Whychwood is near Oxford and lorry has Birmingham reg of 1930. The lorry is a Basingstoke built cca 1930 Thornycroft A2'FB4,  who started in steam vehicles  in 1896.

1930 Thornycroft A2'FB4 Flatbed

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1932 Standard Big Nine Saloon
Another puzzling photo received from from Georges Truffaut (Belgium) of a vehicle he is trying to identify. "
Could you please help me to identify the cars in attached picture? Left ones are Minerva. All cars have Belgian licence plates -- Second from right (3) is a  British car built by company founded in Coventry 1903. Car has twin blade bumper, shortish bonnet, no badge bar, wing mounted headlamps and high level windscreen wipers so is most likely a 1932 Standard Big Nine Saloon.

1932 Standard Big Nine  Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:  1934 Chenard Walcker Aigle 8
Lovely photo received from
Peter Klein (UK) taken in Nice in 1934 of what seems to be a  Chenard et Walcker Aigle 8, but wit bodywork he was not able to match. Had no reply from C&W website so is trying us. -- Not specialists on French coachbuilders but C&W cars were bodied by many renowned companies. This has wire wheels and bulbous rad  suggesting a coachbuilt cca 1934 Aigle 8 14CV Decapotable, similar to Monte model  but later aftermarket mascots and Super-Aigle bumpers.

1934 Chenard Walcker Aigle 8

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1964 Mercedes Benz 190 Fintail Saloon
Another very interesting photograph sent to us by Andrew Kostinn from Moscow (Russia) from a batch showing a vehicls in the Middle East, dates and places unknown. Is it possible to identify this car? --  Slightly too new for our sphere of expertise but the Mercedes badge and 'fins' on the wings tell us it is a 1964 Mercedes Benz 190 Fintail Saloon. This was part of the W110 range being either a 190c with a 1.9L petrol engine, or a 190Dc with a 2.0L diesel engine. Replaced by 200 in 1965.

1964 Mercedes Benz 190 Fintail Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1969 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan
Another very interesting photograph sent to us by Andrew Kostinn from Moscow (Russia) from a batch showing a vehicls in the Middle East, dates and places unknown. Is it possible to identify this car? --   Slightly too new for our sphere of expertise so we contacted our 'Americans Expert' Mark Dawber who advises it is a cca 1969 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan (model 45469). The Custom has different tail lights to standard model. Made 1968-76 with  5.5L V8 engine. 8th series ended in 2005,

1969 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1970 Buick Electra 225 Hardtop
Another very interesting photograph sent to us by Andrew Kostinn from Moscow (Russia) from a batch showing a vehicls in the Middle East, dates and places unknown. Is it possible to identify this car? --  Slightly too new for our sphere of expertise so we contacted our 'Americans Expert' Mark Dawber who advises it is a cca 1970 Buick Electra 225 Four Door Hardtop. Difficult to tell from front whether a 'standard' (mod 48257) or a Custom (mod 48457). Part of General Motors, still going.

1970 Buick Electra 225 Hardtop

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1972 Lincoln Continental Sedan
Another very interesting photograph sent to us by Andrew Kostinn from Moscow (Russia) from a batch showing a vehicls in the Middle East, dates and places unknown. Is it possible to identify this car? --  Slightly too new for our sphere of expertise so we contacted our 'Americans Expert' Mark Dawber who advises it is a cca 1972 Lincoln Continental. The 1973 is near identical but he thinks this is a 1972. Lincoln, founded 1917, is the luxury division of Ford, bought 1922, to compete Cadillac.

1972 Lincoln Continental Sedan
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