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IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1903 Decauville !0HP RE Tonneau
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum asking for identification of the car. 'Even though from behind, the car should be identifiable by the various mouldings around the bonnet side. -– Not one I could recognise but advised by Ariejan Bos that this is from the French loco maker is a cca 1903 Decauville !0HP RE Tonneau, from characteristic bonnet side panel. 1904 front was different.  Registration  A 1989  is London County Council early 1904.

1903 Decauville !0HP RE Tonneau

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1904 Leon Bollee Roi-des-Belges Tourer
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum  posting asking for identificatio.  Is it a Delahaye? -- Difficult so had to call in Ariejan Bos who advises this is an
early Leon Bollée. Registration 126-II (probably) indicates early 1904, Paris region. Early Léon Bollée honeycomb radiators had a roundish shape, but the bonnet had humpy shoulders. Not very elegant and changed in 1905 when the radiator received the same two humpy shoulders to match the bonnet.

1904 Leon Bollee Roi-dr-Belges Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1906 Swift 10HP Tourer
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. Rover  ?--  It is definitely not a Rover but although I recognised the car, I could not quite put a name to it to define the model. Our Ariejan Bos in Holland, who happily like me is surviving the virus, came to the rescue and advised the car is 1906 10hp Swift. With this type of bonnet he looks at Swift or Vulcan, but must check which one has the hand grip on the bonnet; which is Vulcan!

1906 Swift 10HP Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1907 Darracq 25'39 Tourer
Lovely photo received from Richard Stannard (UK) of great uncle Richard Stannard in a car in 1903 in Reigate where family had a Garage in West Street, earliest suppliers of pumped fuel. -- Regret photo cannot be 1903 despite 1904 London registration because the car is a cca 1907 Darracq 25'39 Tourer. This would have been a 'cherished plate' transferred from earlier car as old plates showed rich enough to have afforded a car when new and ultra expensive. Rad used about one year.

1907 Darracq 25'39 Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING:1908 Armstrong Whitworth Landaulette
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum asking for identification of the car in Ottawa, Canada. Is it a Rolls Royce? -– Not a Rolls, (then !) but another very unusual expensive British car having unique latching radiator water filler cap. Made in Elswick by major UK aero-armaments-loco-ship company, this is a cca 1908 Armstrong Whitworth Landaulette, 30 or 40HP. Cars became Siddeley Deasy, then  Armstrong Siddeley,absorbed by Rolls Roce Aero.

1908 Armstrong Whitworth Landaulette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1909 Hispano Suiza 60'75 6cyl Tourer
Photo from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from friend Tim in USA asking for ID. Hispano Suiza ? - but what model? -- Emilio de la Cuadra started electric car production in Barcelona as La Cuadra. Employed Swiss Marc Birkigt making IC cars. In 1902, ownership changed becoming Hispano-Suiza, bankrupt in December 1903. Restructured in 1904, and running in Spain until 1946. 1911 Hispano France began in Paris; by 1914 was their main plant. This seems cca 1909 Hispano Suiza 60'75 6cyl Tourer.

909 Hispano Suiza 60'75 6cyl Tourer

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: C1910 Buchet Motorpace Stearsman
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for the purpose of the chap in front of the 'Pacer'? -- Cycle pacing was common in late 1800s to make cyclists faster in long distance racing. Tandems bikes were frequently used with up to five chaps pedaling. Motorcycle pacing was popular and many accidents occurred. Motorpace had tandem engines up to 2,400cc. The guy standing at back was engineer, - chap up front steered the device. 

C1910 Buchet Motorpace Stearsman

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1914 Mercer Raceabout
Puzzling photo from Statler Gilfillen (USA) Grandfather Cleon Gilfillen in LA from 1912-17. Car was in Santa Monica race, Feb 28, 1914. Similar car on your website as Sunbeam GP. Same car/driver?-- Our Ariejan Bos says car is not British but American, cca 1914 Mercer, probably 35R. The car could have competed in the V American Grand Prize in Santa Monica. A Mecer won and Mercer nr. 9 was present driven by Huntley Gordon. Entry is marked NC 'not completed'; flagged lap 41.

1914 Mercer Raceabout

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1915 Packard 3-38 65HP Kegresse
In the process of researching my article on  Lenin's Rolls Royce I came across this photo of a car labelled " c. 1922 Vladimir Lenin’s Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, modified with tracks and skis." -- It is
amazing the mount of rubbish and totally wrong mis-information that is continuing to be disseminated by 'first ranking' internet organizations without anybody fully bothering to check if the facts are actually valid, true or accurate. This is actually Tsar Nicholas 1915 Packard 3-38 65HP Kegresse Tourer.

1915 Packard 3-38 65HP Kegresse

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Possibly 1919 Napier Aero-Engined Car
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. --  Size of car suggests it may be a aero engined special with a Rolls Royce like radiator. Impressive decapitation starting handle. The registration is London 1919 which suggests just post WW1. The only mention we have been able to find is a Motorsport photo suggestion that it may not be Mercedes or a Rolls chassis.  but a Napier  Test  car with a Napier RAF3 260 HP V12 Engine.

Possibly c1919 Napier Aero-Engined Special

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1923 Neracar Type B Motorcycle
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. Is it a Ner-a-Car? -- Yes, a centre hub steering feet forwards motorcycle by Carl Neracher in 1918 on basis of a 1911 Bi-Car design. Made in USA by the Ner-A-Car in Syracuse, New York, who made 10,000 'Neracars', and under licence by UK Sheffield Simplex at Sopwith Aviation Works in Kingston, who made an additional 6,500. USA machines used 221 cc engines and UK 258cc.

c1923 Neracar Type B Motorcycle

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1924 Citroen C3 5CV Cabriolet
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum of Old Photos asking for identification of the car. Is it a Citroen? – Well known photo on a number of Alamy and other picture gallery sites celebrating Britain’s second white line in centre of the road in London in 1924. The first was in Sutton Coldfield in 1921. The car is not identified on any of them. It was made in Paris, France, is a cca 1924 Citroen C3 5CV Cabriolet, with a London CC registration of late 1924.

1924 Citroen C3 5CV Cabriolet

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1924 Peugeot 5CV Quadrilette
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. - From the photo this very much resembled the Citroen 5CV, LHD, so was likely French and from that era. Headlamps on the wings and transverse front spring, on very small wire wheels. Looks 2 seats, not tandem Initially looked at the Peugeot Bebe but this is the later post WW1 cca 1924 Peugeot Type 172 Quadrilette 667cc. 12,300 cars built 1921-4. Called  Peugeot 5CV.

1923 Peugeot_5CV_Quadrilette

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1925 Sarolea 23T 500cc Motorcycle
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum  posting asking for identification of motorcycle in Japan. -- Before Japan beat the world at motorcycles in the 1950s because the bike is from our neck of the woods, Europe, Belgium to be precise. Company started 1850 making bicycles and weapons. Successful racing in 1920s. Closed 1963. New company 2008 making electric TT Racers!! This seems cca 1925 Sarolea 23T 500cc Motorcycle advertised in Japan.

1925 Sarolea 23T 500cc Motorcycle

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1925 De Dion Bouton 30HP Charabanc
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting indicated as a Citroen AC6G Char banc. Lot of bus for a little engine? – Note rad is considerably vee shaped and has crisp lines around the matrix. Citroen from the earliest times had flat radiators and curved tops. Looks more like a cca 1924 De Dion Bouton 30HP Charabanc which could have bodies for up to 35 people. Railway viaduct over Loup river in mountains above Nice. blown up by Germans in 1944.

1925 De Dion Bouton 30HP Charabanc

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1925 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan 
Interesting group photo received from Adrian Pollitt (UK). The  date is around 1925-1927. Car is obscured by the people so he hasn't found a match. -- The car is American but the location could well be England as car has a sidelight on the wing. No visible springs so car has transverse suspension. As to dating, it seems to have a lip to the wings, few big rear louvers, three side window similar to the 'Tudor' but has two doors each side, all advising this is posh cca 1925 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan. 

1925 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1925 Frazer Nash 1.5 Sports Rebodied
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting where this car is indicated as an Invicta. Mark thinks Frazer Nash?
-- Iinteresting one because the answer could be a bit of both! Lots of digging on the internet determined the full registration was OM 9839. More digging found the same registration on old photos of a
1925 Frazer Nash 1.5 Sports with sporting polished aly boat-tail body. Study of both front suspensions suggests re-bodied Frazer Nash.

1925 Frazer Nash 1.5 Sports Rebodied

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1926 Coventry Eagle Flying 8
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum asking for identification? Brough? -– Registration seems to be FM or FN, both London CC 1925/1926. We thought Brough Superiob but 'bikes man' Chas Moody advises this is  cca1925/6 Coventry Eagle 'Flying 8' JAP 981 V  with distinctive cut-away front mudguard (unlike any Brough) and the twin rear frame stays which could be some kind of rear suspension. A1926 YN 290 Coventry Eagle sold Bonhams £65,000.

1926 Coventry Eagle Flying 8

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1932 Bentley 8L Mulliner Saloon
Interesting 'little & large' photo from David Lawson (UK) of his father's 1932 Bentley 8L Mulliner Saloon. --Jack (John) Lawson, a businessman, who lived in Chaclacayo, in Peru purchased the car in UK in c1957 and shipped it to Peru. The car was a greyish but was re-painted in his livery black and white in Peru. Father sold car in 1962 to a man in Lima who later shipped it to New York in c1985. Became black. Subsequently rebuilt and is now in the 'Jay Lano Garage'. See interesting Video of car.

1932 Bentley 8L Mulline Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1937 Ford Special Saloon 
Photo from Spain by Raoul Rainer (Germany), and my attempt to remove people. --  Seems a Ford "special" made from number of cars. Split screen back/front. No visible headlamps so in-wing. Two side windows with rear window smaller, so probably 'two-door' as no rear hinges. Windows have chrome surrounds. Front end probably a cca 1937 Ford 78 Tudor ; middle doors from a 1935 Deluxe convertible. Rear 'coachbuilt' on a Ford 'trunk-back' chassis. Rebuild of a rear-end shunt?

c1937 Ford Special

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: c1949 Ford Prefect Special? 
ID above  disagreed by Tony Russell who with Ford sidevalve friend are positive front end is early circa 1949 Prefect E93a UK with  headlamps re-located. The centre door is not Ford CX, but almost certainly home made as is the whole rear of the body. The car is based on the generic chassis and running gear of the Ford 10hp 1172cc E93a range. The wheels standard 16 inch items as fitted to all the Prefect range from 1938 to 1949. Photo probably taken 1950's.  Views on this appreciated.

c1949 Ford Prefect Special? 

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1938 Francis Barnett H47 250
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum for identification
of motorcycle and uniform? -– Registration EYH 952 is London 1938. Motorcycle is 'Fanny Barnett' a c1938 Francis Barnett H43 250, Following article on  'Wrens' (W.R.N.S.), our 'bikes man' Chas Moody suggests this uniform is 'Women's Transport Services of the First Aid Nursing Yoemanry, which gained somewhat unfortunate abbreviation of FANY. Uniform also separately suggested by Rootchat.

1938 Francis Barnett H47 250

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1938 Hillman Minx Saloon
Another puzzling photo received from Mark Dawber (New Zealand) from a forum posting asking for identification. Standard ? --  No, from the unusually wide body stripe which extends along bonnet, body, and down to bottom of the back suggests another British car initially model known as the 'Magnificent'. In 1936 it got new body which was retained largely unchanged to 1949. From the boot which opens outwards and wheeltrimsx of smaller size this must be cca 1938 Hillman Minx Saloon.

1938 Hillman Minx Saloon

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: 1951 Morris Z Van
Couple of lovely photos of a cca 1951 Morris Z Van, with additional single rear side window, belonging to Ananth in Chenai (India). - He mentions Utilevan, a trade name of Martin Walter Morris Y but this is not one of their conversions. Morris made some 51,000 Z vans 1940-53 based on Morris E, widely used by UK GPO Telephones. Military versions were called 'Tillys' (utility) and a range of pickup coupe utes was made in Australia. Rear side window was not normal, so could be home-made.

1951 Morris Z Van

IDENTIFICATION AND DATING: Unknown c1910 Tulip-bodied Tourer
Very puzzling family photo received from Steve Hartwich (USA) taken in Germany. His granny seems passenger in rear. -- Enquiry already appeared on PreWarCar. Pool of obscure car identifiers is very small. Suggestions so far of pre-WW1 NAG, Presto and Durkopp. Our veterans expert Ariejan Bos has already advised PreWarCar his suggestion that it is a cca 1910 NSU Tourer. I have not been able to find positive proof but bottom of HP161 a similar slatted rad photo remains unidentified. Help!

Unknown c1910 Tulip-bodied Tourere
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