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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

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1904 Belsize 18HP RE Tonneau
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the vehicle on a photo posted on a Facebook page, - any ideas on this car?  -- DL11 is Isle of Wight County Council where registrations started December 1903. This one has been very hard and would have joined our small band of 'unidentified' vehicles had our Ariejan Bos not advised that from a photo in the January 1905 issue of the Autocar he had not found a good match in a cca 1904 Belsize 18HP Rear Entrance Tonneau.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1905 Maxim 16HP Tonneau
Another interesting photo received via Mark Dawber of one posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification.  'Motor Fire in Cheltenham'.  -- Very unusual car made 1902-05 by the London General Automobile Co and designed by prolific inventor/aviator  Hiram Stevens Maxim, born Maine USA, also designer of the US Columbia Electric, and Maxim machine gun. From the honeycombed radiator and encased chain drive, a later cca 1905 Maxim 24HP Tonneau. Three types of rad?  

1905 Maxim 16HP Tonneau

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1905 Stanley Steamer Model E
Period photo submitted to Rootschat forum by Birtsbees (USA) of Grandpa and Grandma in Cambridge Massachusetts. Has not been able to figure out make or year. -- It is a 1905 Stanley Steamer Model E Runabout, made only in 1905, with coffin-nose bonnet with a flat top. Also three hinges, and no steering wheel as was  last Stanley to have tiller steering. Model E had a 10HP 2 cylinder engine of 56.c cu ins . Photo is depicting car being filled up with water at some sort of well.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Possibly c1906 Britannia Runabout
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. This one was labeled 'Essex'.  -- Impossibly unclear reproduction. Small round radiator for size of car. The ovals are narrower at top. High filer cap. Longish wheel hub. Does not fit easily to any regulars. Ariejan Bos thinks could be wrong rad for car. Our six possible makes; 3 France, 1 Holland and 2 UK. Wild guess, possible local Essex purchase so a Colchester made c1906 Brittania 24'40 Runabout.

Possibly c1906 Britannia Runabout

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1906 Triumph Motorcycle
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify vehicle on an NZ Facebook page matked Oriental Bay, Wellington, 1912. Norton? -- Chas Moody, our motorcycle expert, thinks a cca 1905'6 Triumph much repaired and updated by 1912 by spare-less Kiwis. It has no magneto so presumably a Trembler Coil is hidden somewhere out of sight. The handlebars look Norton and  forks don't appear to have any springing,  so all could have been taken from another early bike make. 

1906 Triumph Motorcycle

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1907 Spyker 15'22 Charabanc
While searching for answers we come across photographs of interesting vehicles which we put aside for later study and investigation. WW1 UK photo requiring identification. -- AM 1xxx is Wilts CC registration 1908-11, 1912 was 2000. Circular radiator, round bonnet, removable louvre panel,  with flat name area and has 14 spoke wheels back and front, This does seem to be a relatively unusual car for this area being a c1907 Spyker 15'22 Charabanc built in Amsterdan Holland.  Closed 1922.

1907 Spyker 15'22 Charabanc

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: P2 1907 Spyker 15'22 Charabanc
Photograph of interesting vehicle as above requiring identification. -- Later received advice from Neale Lawson, a renowned 'veterans expert' that in the Wilts CC records there is a 15 HP Spyker registered on the 20th April 1907 as AM 1016 to Sir Frederick Douglas Cunningham of Westbury, born Bengal India died South Kensington 1935, as a side entrance Tonneau dark green. This picture was obviously taken when it was quite a lot older/modified, but he thinks it is probably the same car.

1907 Spyker 15'22 Charabanc

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1907 Marmon Model F Touring
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the vehicle on a photo sent to him by Tim Martin from USA saying - any ideas on this car?  -- Some hints of an early Indianapolis built Marmon. We contacted our veterans experts Ariejan Bos who confirmed this is an American air-cooled cca 1907 Marmon Touring, probably the Model F. This would have been fitted with uprated  4 cylinder 35HP 90 degree air cooled V four cylinder engine and a cast aluminium body.   ( See also.. )

1907 Marmon Model F Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1907 Humber 30'40 Tourer
Another interesting photo posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. This one labeled 'Blackpool'.  -- Discussion if Delaunay-Belleville or Maudsley. Relatively sure neither, nor the other 'normal' round rads. Could be Blaclpool Speed Trials, a competition model by Humber at Beeston on the basis of the small production run of cca 1907 Humber 30'40 Tourer reputedly 5652 or 6838cc and claiming 60hp. This /similar one was used on trials after the IOM 1907 TT Races. 

1907 Humber 30'40 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1909 Lanchester 20 HP Double Phaeton
Our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) seems to be on the lookout for unusual cars and this time allied it to his religion- the local pubs in Newdigate. This one is Six Bells- What make and year is the car.  -- The photo is a bit fuzzy so we have repaired it a little. Car seems to have no bonnet which aims it at a Lanchester. It has a separate rear section with doors which puts it at cca 1909 and as it seems to have no steering wheel it is the 20HP. So, a cca 1909 Lanchester 20 HP Double Phaeton.

1909 Lanchester 20 HP Double Phaeton

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1909 Adler 7HP Two-Seater
Another interesting photo received via Mark Dawber of one posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. This one was labeled 'Doctor and Mrs Davis in Cheltenham in 1909'.  -- Not an English car, nor an Englisk 'look'. Advised by our Ariejan Bos that this is a car made in Frankfurt, Germany, but available in UK from a branch in London. This is a cca 1909 Adler 7HP Two-Seater Voiturette. Adler made bicycles 1853 cars 1905-WW2, office equipment therafter,  > Olivetti.

1909 Adler 7HP Two-Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1910 Hotchkiss T Coupe De Ville
Another lovely photo received from Anthony T. Sparling (UK-Ceylon) researching family tree. This one is of a probable friend of a relative living on Wray Common (Surrey UK). Would like to know make. -- Unclear registration probably J  so Durham (north England)  but no dating data available. French made in St Denis, Paris and later in UK in Coventry. Round raditor, lipped mudguards and curved scuttle suggests cca 1910 Hotchkiss 16'20 Type T Coupe De Ville with 3.1 litre straight 4.

1910 Hotchkiss T Coupe De Ville

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1911 Ford T Landaulette
Our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) seems to be on the lookout for unusual cars and allied it to his religion - the local pubs in Newdigate. This is Surrey Oaks, at other end of village. What make/year is the car. -- There are three cars in photo: an unidentifiable 'two-seater' behind the oak on the right. Difficult to fully make out but probably our friend photographer? with 1911 Model T (see below) at other pub. On the far left another two seater but not enough of it visible to make out what ?

1911 Ford T Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1911 Ford Model T Landaulette
Our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) seems to be on the lookout for unusual cars and allied it to his religion- local pubs in Newdigate. This one is Six Bells- What make/ year is the car.  -- The photo is a bit fuzzy so we have repaired it a little. Car seems to have no conventional front springs so is a Model T. It has a rectangular rather than curved bonnet so is pre 1916. It has no front passenger door so is pre 1912. Gas lights, no bill to front mudguard.  This is cca 1911 Ford Model T  Landaulette.

1911 Ford Model T Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1912 Austro Daimler Prince Henry
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify vehicle on Facebook from 1951 Glidden Tour in Pittsburgh. Mercedes?  -- Not Mercedes but a cousin. Daimler Germany had Austrian dealer, later subsidiary whom. Ferdinand Porsche joined as designer and made competition model for the 1910 German Prince Henry Trial, in which he then won in one. This is a later production model possibly US bodied (by Healey, New York?) cca 1912 Austro Daimler Prince Henry 22'86 Sport. 

1912 Austro Daimler Prince Henry

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1913 NSU 8'24 Roadster
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify modified roadster on a photo posted on a New Zealand Facebook page, Photo taken in Henderson Auckland NZ in 1930, possibly European, perhaps NAG or something German?  -- Nearly there. Made by a knitting machine manufacturer in Neckarsulm who started 1873, later made bicycles, motorbikes and in 1905 cars, Medium size so probably cca 1913 NSU 8'24 Roadster. Famous for Wankel Ro80 engine, VW in 1969. 

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1919 Bean 11.9 Two-Seater
Another interesting photo received via Mark Dawber of one posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. This one was labeled 'Head St, Colchester'.  Perry? -- A group of cars with the two on the right being quite unusual. The left one is not a Perry but quite close. Single piece windscreen says a cca 1919 Bean 11.9 Two-Seater Tourer with 1795 cc 4-cylinder engine.  Bean of Dudley was successor to Perry and bought rights and jigs in 1919, a quick post WW2 car market entry.

1919 Bean 11.9 Two-Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Possibly 1919 Buick 35 Touring
Another puzzling photo from Tom Cosens from Yorkshire (UK) of an old car he didn't recognise. No other background.  -- Military driver and personnel in a parade with newsreel camera filming the event. No visible number plate but has a British policeman and car is RHD. Headlamps moved from inside to top of the wings. Smallish American car. Part encased dumbirons. We asked our friends at AACA, poss Dort or Maxwell,  or possibly a Red Cross cca 1919 Buick Model 35 Touring.

Possibly 1919 Buick 35 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1924 Cubitt 16'20 Tourer.
Another interesting photo received via Mark Dawber of one posted on Facebook by John Davies (UK) looking for identification. This one was labeled 'Head St, Colchester'.  Lancia? -- A group of cars with the two on the right being quite unusual. On right is not Lancia but a British cca 1924 Cubitt 16'20 Tourer. Cubitts were civil engineers, builders of Royal residence Buckingham Palace, Osborne Hse., and Cenotaph, venturing briefly into American style car production 1920-25 of about 3,000 cars.

1924 Cubitt 16'20 Tourer.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1926 Fiat 503 Four Seat Torpedo
Another photo from our regular contributor Raoul Rainer from Stuttgart (Germany) from a batch of photos he put recently onto his facebook page.  -- Suggested as a Fiat 509 but this is a bigger car. Primary recognition feature of the 509 is the external dynastart unit in the lower centre of the radiator which this has NOT got. We think this is a cca 1926 Fiat 503 Four Seat Torpedo. It has a similar mid height bonnet hinge, spare tyre carrier, badge bar and also larger rimmed headlamps.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1928 Erskine 51 Sedan
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the two vehicles on a photo posted on a Spanish Facebook page, - any ideas on this car?  -- The car on the left confused us a great deal by having European style wheels and a European look, not surprising because it was designed with Europe in mind and launched in Paris and London, before in USA. This is Studebaker's smaller cca 1928 Erskine 51 Royal 6 Sedan. Non-standard wheels. About 90,000 cars made 1926-30.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1930 Hudson Great Eight Sedan
Lovely photo sent to us by Leyland expert Mike Sutcliffe (UK) who has a wonderful collection of fully restored pre-1925 Leyland busses. Do we know make of car? -- The registration GG 2575 is Glasgow BC of 1931.  The car is American although some were assembled in Acton in London. Our Mark Dawber advises this is a cca 1930 Hudson Great Eight, probably Model U long wheelbase seven passenger Sedan, smaller and lighter than the Six, but six engine was 4,7 litre, and the eight only 3.5.

1930 Hudson Great Eight Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1932 Opel 18B Limousine
Our regular contributor Mark Dawber (New Zealand) is trying to identify the two vehicles on a photo posted on a Spanish Facebook page, - any ideas on this car?  -- The car on the right equally confused because this time it is a European car but with an American look. This is a German Car designed in America. Has the rounded badge bar and sems to have three widows each size so is probably the bigger cca 1932 Opel 1.8 Four-Door 18B Sedan. Range made 1931-1933 after GM took over Opel.

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:c1939 Fiat 500 A Topolino Saloon
One of number of interesting photos sent to us by Andrew Kostin from Moscow (Russia) who is collector of old photos. 'Can you identify car taken in occupied Germany by a Soviet officer in 1946. Exact venue is unknown.  -- We think the building in the background is the lower part of the Victory Statue in Berlin's Tiergarten Park to commemorate victory of Prussians over the Danes 1864. Guess then in Brirish sector as British Flag?  The car is Italian cca 1939 Fiat 500 A Topolino Saloon, solid roof.

c1939 Fiat 500 A Topolino Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1949 Voisin Biscooter Prototype
Our Publicity Officer Tony Russell (UK) seems to be on the lookout for unusual cars and wondered if we knew what this one was? Photo from one of our new members.  -- Well known photo from Paris Salon 1949 of a microcar designed by early French aviator and founder of world's first aircraft factory in 1905, Avions Voisin. In 1919 also started making luxury cars, but shut down 1939 by Nazis. Designed the  1949 Voisin Biscooter  Prototype,  later 20,000 made as Biscuter in Spain 1954-58.

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