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  1. Answering my own question. It is a Chrysler - probably 1924-26 maybe.
  2. These photos were posted on a local facebook page. They were taken in 2005 and are the only ones available of this car. I can only assume that the front and rear halves belong together. I have no idea what it is but I assume it is American. There are some cars that it isn't - including Buick, Chrysler, Hudson and Hupmobile. Those rear frame horns have to be a clue. Also the heavy rear wheel spokes and the multiple rivets in the hub. I guess the engine is a side valve six. It is hard to say what size but I guess mid size - maybe 250 cubic inch or bigger?
  3. Could be. Looks good. Fenders and hubcaps look to be a match. Hups were popular in NZ.
  4. Taken in Hastings shortly after the big Hawke's bay earthquake on 3 February. Emergency mattresses being delivered to the drill hall. I think the vehicle was a car but has been converted to a pickup. It has wood felloe wheels so has to be pre 1920. Maybe Oakland? Or something bigger? Maybe a clue in the steering wheel controls.
  5. I notice the mystery car has non- detachable wheel rims so is it quite early. Bearing in mind it looks like the 1915 Studebaker, maybe it is a 1913 or '14 model from the same maker? They have the lights mounted lower down.
  6. You mentioned a 'variety of body styles'. One was the 'ute' which would probably have gone over quite well in US. Basically a Corvette pickup - 6.2 litre LS engine etc. Just one of many variations from HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) - this one is a 2017 - an HSV Maloo GTS-R. Photo taken in Methven, NZ, 29 December 2019. Btw I have no particular desire to own one though.
  7. Might be – the 1910 Model 38 had a rear fender like that.
  8. The first Stude was 1913. I think that car is 1909-10. It does bear a resemblance to the EMF of that era. So many cars of that era looked like that. Hopefully there is some small detail which someone recognises. It is not a big car.
  9. I don't think it is a Graham-Paige as 1928 was the only year to have louvres like that but the Graham louvres were much coarser I think. Is the large rear hubcap a clue?
  10. Checking further I see the last of the big sixes also had them - pic from a 1916 movie.
  11. Of course the most well-known exponent of the 'park lamps under the head lamps' was Packard with their Twin Six, beginning in 1915.
  12. It is good that progress is being made on this. Now we just need to identify the other car in the workshop. Or is it another Commonwealth?
  13. Found my book of US car serial numbers. For 1920 the Standard was the Model I and numbers went from I1600 to I3604. They seem to have had a brief heyday in the late teens/ early '20s but went out of business about 1923 - as I think several other makes did. Mitchell is one that comes to mind. Must have been something about the post WW1 financial climate that made business difficult.
  14. Yes, I hadn't noticed that.