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  1. Teens touring.

    Yes Oaklands were popular here in NZ and there are several survivors.
  2. Teens touring.

    The photo is not really clear enough to blow up any bigger unfortunately. The light coloured touring with the Auster screen will be distinguished by the greasing access points below the doors. I would doubt it is a Marmon. The roadster this side of it has distinctive hubs. The New Zealand car market was dominated by American makes as they stood up to the poor roads the best. However there were plenty of British and European cars imported as well. It wasn't until after WW2 that tariffs were imposed that favoured Commonwealth built cars. I think New Zealand had a car ownership percentage from quite early on. Here is a sample from the wiki page regarding the NZ motor industry. "The number of cars owned per 1000 persons [note 1][25] 1924: USA 143, Canada 77, New Zealand 71, Australia 23, United Kingdom 14, France 11[26] 1967: Canada 283, Sweden 250, Australia 274, New Zealand 293.[27] 2011: Canada 662, Sweden 520, Australia 731, New Zealand 708. (years:— Canada 2014, Sweden 2010, Australia 2015, New Zealand 2011)" 2014 figures here -
  3. 1920s taxis

    I first thought these cabs were Cadillacs but now not so sure. Too big to be Checkers though. Auckland, New Zealand circa 1926.
  4. Teens touring.

    A car park photo from New Zealand - circa late teens. Any ideas on the big touring, which I would date at 1913, closest to camera. I see a circa 1915 Studebaker roadster in the middle.
  5. pic from Shorpy

    This picture of the Knickerbocker Theatre on Washington DC from October 1917 appeared on Shorpy a few days ago. I was curious about what the car on the right might be. It looks to be a 'sporty' low-built' chummy roadster with unusual head lights.
  6. 1928 Pontiac serial / VIN location? Help needed.

    Just had a closer look at your engine photo. That first number is a 4. Compare it with the second last digit which is a 1. So the engine number is P400518 which fits into the sequence provided by mreilly44.
  7. 1925 Studebaker?

    Moiré - pronounced 'mwarei' -
  8. 1925 Studebaker?

    I can't explain the look of the hood sides. Yes it does remind you of the 1929 era look. Re the moiré pattern, of course we should add the acute accent to the e. The one I used earlier in this sentence came up automatically with the dictionary options but there are other ways of adding it. I haven't tried them yet though. I don' think there is any doubt the car is a Studebaker -
  9. 1928 Pontiac serial / VIN location? Help needed.

    The frame rear cross member plate - this one is a derelict chassis. That is the fuel tank visible below the cross member.
  10. 1928 Pontiac serial / VIN location? Help needed.

    The frame number on the rear cross member is probably hidden by the body. The engine number is easy to find, along with the casting date, on the left side of the engine looking forward. I presume the casting date on the 1928 engine will start with a K. There pics are our October 1926 bodyless chassis.
  11. 1925 Studebaker?

    Yes, Special Six, not later than 1924.
  12. 1925 Studebaker?

    Moire pattern -é_pattern
  13. ?? Steering wheel and column

    Maybe also Oakland?
  14. 1957 Buick Fenders

    Bodies are only different from the cowl back aren't they?
  15. 1931 Reo - Confirmation needed

    The car has 1932 Reo wheels and front sheet metal and the hood is 1929 Studebaker Commander. The body - ? - maybe 1930-31 Reo? I think Reo, like Studebaker, seemed to mix and match parts as the newer style became available.