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IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1900 De Dion Bouton 4.5HP Vis-a-vis
Couple of interesting photos received from Jean-Emmanuel Chevry
(France) who has a website devoted to identification of international numberplates. This one is headed Bournemouth 1904-registered car EL53.  --  Unusual front and confirmed by Rory Sinclair that this is a cca 1900 De Dion Bouton 4.5 Vis-a-vis type G1.   " Maybe a tool box has been fitted in place of the front seat, which was easily removable and could face forwards or backwards, - hence the hinged front footboard."

1900 De Dion Bouton 4.5HP Vis-a-vis

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1904 Panhard & Levassor 10HP
Picturesque period photo sent to us by Lee Banister (UK) of his house and car believed taken before 1909. On the photo is written 'Hanslope'. -- Registration BH11# was Buckingham CC during 1904. Hanslope is a village Near Milton Keynes, Bucs. The rake of the steering wheel suggests 1904 and the body suggests this could be a Taxi because of the access. This is a cca 1904 Panhard & Levassor 10HP 4 cylinder. Similar bodies were also available as  'Coupe de Ville' and  'Landaulette'.

1904 Panhard & Levassor 10HP

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1911 Cyklon Cyklonette
Cinema screen grab taken from French film ' Le Chemin du Paradis' (The road to Paradise) made in 1930 where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about three impoverished men opening a petrol filling station and fall in love with the same lady. --  Very unusual three wheeled vehicle made in Germany. This is cca 1911 Cyklon Cyklonette. It had two wheels at the back and single steerable wheel at the front. Mounted on and above the front wheel was a chain driven 450cc engine.

1911 Cyklon Cyklonette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1911 Delahaye Type 43A Fire Truck
Cinema screen grab taken from a French comedy film " L'école des cocottes " made in 1957 where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about a Parisian seamstress who drifts into a relationship with a wealthy merchant and begins to prefer wealth to love. --  Relatively easy to establish that this is a Fire Engine and from the badge on the radiatior that it is French. This is a cca 1911 Delahaye Type 43A Fire Truck,  manufactured in Tours,  American  garrison  WW1.

1911 Delahaye Type 43A Fire Truck

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1911 Stoewer 6/18 Zweisitzer
Couple of interesting photos received from Jean-Emmanuel Chevry
(France) who has a website devoted to identification of international numberplates . Can we help with identification of the vehicles. This one from 1920s Penang, Malaya.  --  Interesting car for Malaya because it was manufactured in Stettin Germany (now Szczecin, Poland) by a company set up to make sewing machines in 1896, cars in 1899. This is a cca 1911 Stoewer 6/18 Zweisitzer,  probably the C1,  1,546cc 4 cylinder.

1911 Stoewer 6/18 Zweisitzer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1913 Praga Alfa
Cinema screen grab taken from an American TV Series ' The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles ' made in 1992'3 where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about the early life of the infamous treasure hunter in WW1.--  Series shot in the Czech Republic. This is a car made in Prague in the then Czechoslovakia by Ceskomoravská Továrna na Stroje who started off making cars under licence from Isotaa-Fraschini. Much modified for film, this is a cca 1913 Praga Alafa. 

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1915 Locomobile Model 48 Touring
Another fascinating 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 is?   -- A rather large magnificent American vehicle built in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Started with steamers in 1899. Was first car in a war, the Boer War. Changed to gasoline cars in 1902 and went for the luxury market. This is a cca 1915 Locomobile Model 48 7P Touring
. Gorgeous lamps, swaged bonnet panel.

915 Locomobile Model 48 Touring

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1919 Singer 10 Light Car
Picturesque period photo sent to us by
Kelvin Smith  (UK) who is carrying out research on his local village of Oxborough, Norfolk, and would like to identify the cars in the attached two photographs. They were used by the owners of Oxburgh Hall in the 1920s. -- Oxburgh Hall is a moated great house built in 1482 and has remained in the Bedingfield family since. The car in the photo is a cca 1919 Singer 10 Two Seater. Tens were built from 1911, gap for WW1, continued, & redesigned 1923.

1919 Singer 10 Light Car

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1923 Studebaker Special Six Sedan
Interesting photograph posted on a
(German) website Hubler.de "For friends of classic cars " featuring photos of old cars and motorcycles, many which have not been identified. -- This one is American, built in South Bend, Indiana, by a company founded in 1852 to build wagons. Went into cars in 1902. Ran into financial problems in 1954 when it merged with Packard. Our Mark Dawber identifies this as a cca 1923/24 Studebaker Model EL Special Six Sedan. Last Studebaker, Canada 1966.

1923 Studebaker Special Six Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1924 Unic L1 Limousine
Cinema screen grab taken from a French film 'Les Musiciens du Ciel' (Musicians of the Sky) made in 1940 where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about a small time crook who falls for a Salvation Army girl. --  This is a French Unic. Dating can be taken from from small louvres being across the whole of the bonnet side panel; cca 1925 Unic L1 Limousine. Formed 1905 by Georges Richards & financed by Baron Henri de Rothschild.  Eventually FIAT in 1966  and Iveco 1975.

1924 Unic L1 Limousine

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1926 FIAT 503 Two-Seater
Interesting photograph posted on a
(German) website Hubler.de "For friends of classic cars " featuring photos of old cars and motorcycles, many which have not been identified. -- This one is Italian, built in Turin. This is a cca 1926 FIAT 503 Two-seater, powered by 1.4 litre sidevalve four-cylinder engine. Taxable horsepower 16. These were made between 1926- 27 and were loosely based on the Taxi of 1908, a descendant of the Tipo 501. Maximum speed  75kph (46mph), 24.4 MPG.

1926 FIAT 503 Two-Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1926 Humber 9'20 Two Seater
Picturesque period photo sent to us by
Kelvin Smith  (UK) who is carrying out research on his local village of Oxborough, Norfolk, and would like to identify the cars in the attached two photographs. They were used by the owners of Oxburgh Hall in the 1920s. -- Oxburgh Hall is a moated great house built in 1482 and has remained in the Bedingfield family since. The car in the photo is a cca 1926 Humber 9'20 Two Seater and Dickey.  No front brakes.  This was an  enlarged version  of the 8'18.

1926 Humber 9'20 Two Seater

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1927 Bugatti Type 37 Grand Prix
Another fascinating 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 is?   --  The make is quite easy as the badge can be read, Bugatti. The model is a bit more difficult as very similar cars were available with different size engines. Two of our Experts advise this is a cca 1927 Bugatti Type 37 Grand Prix. It is not the supercharged Type 37A as is possible to see wire wheels not spokes.

1927 Bugatti Type 37 Grand Prix

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1929 Chevrolet AC Six Landaulette
Another photo received from  Georges Truffaut (Belgium) which they are trying to identify. Photograph taken at the Belgian coast he presumes.--  Lovely period photo of coachwork that looks European, but the car does not. Our Mark Dawber thinks that from the Baker disc wheels with four rim bolts (rather than wire wheels), half a bonnet side of louvres, this is an American cca 1929 Chevrolet AC Six with an unusual  Landaulette  body. Fitted with  Belgian  made  Englebert  tyres.

1929 Chevrolet AC Six Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1929 Buick Model 116 Sedan
Couple of photos received from Aniruddh Kasliwal
(India) asking if we can identify what this car could be ? He thought it could be a Lanchester, but could be wrong. --  Not a great deal on the photo to help with the identification except for the unusual pattern mudguard. Our Mark Dawber thinks this is a cca 1929 Buick Model 116 Sedan, or the bigger 121; the 'pregnant Buicks'. It is fitted with the optional disc wheels and has external contracting rear brakes,  the last year for these on Buicks.

1929 Buick Model 116 Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1929 Hudson Model L Phaeton
Interesting photograph received from Zane Blackmore of Raymond, Alberta
(Canada) which he found after his mother aged 99 had passed away. Photo was taken in southern Alberta, Cardston, Beazer area and titled MIA Girls in Dan Blackmore's Touring Car, Waterton Camp Trip, 1944. Love to know what it was. -- Our Mark Dawber advises this is an American car made in Detroit and is  cca 1929 Hudson Model L  Biddle & Smart Seven Passenger Phaeton.  Hudson made cars in Canada in 1938.

1929 Hudson Model L Phaeton

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1933 Opel 1.2L Lieferwagen
Interesting photograph posted on a
(German) website Hubler.de "For friends of classic cars " featuring photos of old cars and motorcycles, many which have not been identified. -- This one is a German van being used by the Berlin State Police.  It is a cca 1933 Opel 1.2L Lieferwagen. This type of vehicle was used by the German state including the Luftwaffe.  It was the van version of the Opel 1.2. made between 1931 - 1935,  four - cylinder petrol  22 HP engine,  growing to  23 HP  in  1933.

1933 Opel 1.2L Lieferwagen

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1934 Austin 12 Ascot Saloon
Picturesque period photo sent to us by Robert Broadbent (UK) who is the Editor of the community website for Stainforth, Doncaster, in Yorkshire. Could we  identify the make & model as it may give the decade the photo was taken. Reg CV could be a Yorkshire West Riding, or a Cornish plate. -- Registration is Cornwall CC early 1934. The car was identified by our Tony Oakes as cca 1934 Austin 12 Ascot Saloon. Ascots were made 1933-37. Our suggestion, the photo is just pre WW2.

1934 Austin 12 Ascot Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1934 Stoewer R 150 Sport Cabriolet
Interesting photograph posted on a
(German) website Hubler.de "For friends of classic cars " featuring photos of old cars and motorcycles, many which have not been identified. Marked Cabrio 1934 Opel ?-- Not an Ope, but this one did take a bit of searching. It does look a German car and the features are the horisontal louvres and chrome strip on door. Eventually determined as a cca 1934 Stoewer R 150 Sport Cabriolet, only made 1934/35.  Shut by  Russians  after takeover  WW2.

1934 Stoewer R 150 Sport Cabriolet

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1934 Maserati 8CM  Grand Prix
Another fascinating 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 is?   -- A grand prix car manufactured in Bologna Italy by the Maserati Brothers. This one is a cca 1934 Maserati 8CM Grand Prix. Made 1933-35, it had a 3L straight 8 engine. Maserati had already won the Targa Florio in 1926 and won 1934-35 Belgian Grand Prix,  then won the  Indianapolis 500 in 1939-40.

1934 Maserati 8CM  Grand Prix

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1936 Talbot Lago T150C Grand Prix
Another fascinating 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 is?   -- Grand Prix car manufactured close to Paris by Antonio Lago after he purchased in 1935 the collapsed French division of the UK Sunbeam Talbot Darracq. He introduced some stunning exotic sporting cars. This is a cca  1936 Talbot Lago T150C Grand Prix.  Company eventually sold to  Simca 1958.

1936 Talbot Lago T150C Grand Prix

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1937 BMW 328 Sports Roadster
Another fascinating 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 is?   -- A sports car with a competition pedigree, having a low key launch at Nurburgring in 1936. Stunning looks and race winning performance in the TT and Mille Miglia, and later in the RAC and in the Le Mans, ensured international recognition. These are two  cca 1927 BMW Typ 328 2L Sports Roadsters.

1937 BMW 328 Sports Roadster

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1937 Wolseley 14'56 Tourer
Cinema screen grab taken from a British Documentary film 'War and Order' made in 1940 where the cars are being investigated by IMCDB. Film is about creation of Reserve Police force to replace the Policemen who had enlisted for military service. --  Relatively easy to establish that this is a British Wolseley. Bit more difficult to see the nunberplate; probably DYK 92 which was London CC May 1937. Unusual softop body specifically for the Police, cca 1937 Wolseley 14'56 Tourer.

1937  Wolseley 14'56 Police Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1947 Packard Clipper Deluxe
Another fascinating 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 is?   --  Yes, a rather nice American car made in Detroit by the Packard Motor Car Co, founded in 1899 and which ceased in 1958 after being part of the AMC. This was a luxury car being a cca 1947 Packard Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan, long  rumored to be  the basis  of  Stalin's  Russian  ZIS 110  state limousines.

1947 Packard Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:Unidentified Car in Kashmir c1920
Couple of  interesting photos sent to us by Mike Statham (UK) requesting identification. Photos were taken somewhere in Kashmir 1919 to 1921. They were in his grandfather's collection from his time in the army in India (parts now Pakistan). Not very good snaps, taken with a simple box camera and certainly 620 contact prints. -- Indeed too blurry and impossible to to make out any identification features. Could be American but  RHD. Perhaps Austro-Daimler?  Still a mystery?

Unidentified Car in Kashmir c1920
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