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  1. Info on this one from a friend in the UK - being round and in porcelain it definitely not a UK plate - - 1960s Bulgarian . Stamp to the left of the letter BP is Vratsa Province on the northern border with Romania. Bulgaria uses the Cyrillic alphabet like bits of my lot. B is the letter V of Vratska and P is the letter Er (R), not quite sure for what?? Vratsa Province (Bulgarian: Област Враца Oblast Vraca, former name Vraca okrug) is a Bulgarian province located in the northwestern part of the country, between Danube river in the north and Stara Planina mountain in the south.
  2. If it is in fact a UK plate then it is West Sussex 1958. I am puzzled by it being round though, and the P being smaller than the B.
  3. Same model as my grandparents owned in the 1940s -
  4. The plate was issued in the London, UK, area in late 1957.
  5. I think most who grew up on agricultural properties were on the tractor before the age of ten. In my case I started at about ten - and we still have the same tractor, a Ferguson TEA today, although at present it is 'parked up' as the (bought new in '76) M-F 135 gets most use. We are longer growing commercially but the tractor is handy for moving cars, and gets a good run once or twice a year at haymaking time.
  6. If you ever want to translate a piece of foreign language - eg French - just type 'translate French to English' in the search line of a new page, and it should come up with a couple of boxes for each language. Then all you do is copy and paste the section of text, et voila. I think sometimes it struggles with more technical stuff but you get the idea.
  7. Apparently the T wheels have a smaller bolt pattern that the A type.
  8. Btw I am guessing the hedge in the background is the sort of thing that caused so much trouble for the Allies trying to advance through France in June 1944.
  9. I have been lucky to have made a few contacts, who have contacts with some very knowledgeable people into quite obscure stuff.
  10. Stutz with a custom radiator?? Could this be Douglas MacLean? Douglas MacLean - Biography - IMDb
  11. 1929 Chrysler Imperial 80. Hard to say just which variant the body is but they only built a few hundred of each.
  12. You were partly right on the German Navy, but I have received some more specific information - 'Our Moscow military uniforms expert thinks the uniforms are German WW1 'Marinekorps Flandern', Marine Infantry servicemen who used 'M' registration numbers. 'Marinekorps Flandern' were the Naval Corps of Imperial German Kriegsmarine 1914-18 operating in coastal area of Flanders: canals, bridges, locks and ports (Belgium/Holland). Car on left has widow's peak radiator header tank and is wide enough for only a single person which suggest a circa 1914 Wanderer Pupchen W3 Toure
  13. There is a right hand drive Flyer here in NZ - probably a rare variant. And there have been the remains of a couple of Beacons.
  14. One memory I have of my trip the the US in 1978 was the wheel covers stacked against the side on freeway clover leafs - probably not able to be retrieved.
  15. My book of serial numbers suggests only 651 were built. Body choice was sedan or coupe.
  16. Like this one which no one has yet come up with a definitive answer for - A family photo from about 1912; we know the people, but not the car. What is it? - What is it? - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org)
  17. This, unfortunately not very big, photo was posted on a facebook page. Apparently the Chicago History Archive have dated it at 1925. I reckon it is from several years earlier. That looks to be an ohv Oakland chassis on the left. Oakland went to a side valve engine for 1924, so to me that photo is no later than 1922. I think those car Haynes cars on the right.
  18. Pic #3 - looks to be a Smiths Auto Wheel. The AT registration is Kingston-upon-Hull. From the look of the grumpy spectators the date is probably just pre WW1. Pic #4 looks like a stretched Purvis Eureka. Pic #5 - the bike was registered in the Reading, UK, area in 1952. Not much clue to the identity of the bike, but it competing in a trial, a very popular type of event in the UK.
  19. 1931 Buick Series 60 on the 118" wheelbase I think. The 8 radiator cap distinguishes it from a 1930 model. Since I have become the owner of a car with a golf bag door I been noticing the shapes and method of opening of various cars with them. There is quite a variety.
  20. Early 1920s Packard Six on the left? -
  21. I did initially think Chrysler but couldn't get a quick match. I am aware there were 'Royal' and standard models, and also early and late series models. As far as I know there are no NZ new 'real' 1931 Chryslers. I have never seen a CD 8 but there are a few CM sixes that are more recent imports. Up to 1930 Chryslers popular and there are plenty of survivors. It looks as if our mystery car is slightly different to your donor sedan with the placement of the cowl lights and also the windshield visor brackets which have the extra little struts which
  22. Posted a short time ago on a facebook page. The poster's wife's great grandfather. Chrysler? Graham? Hupmobile? or??
  23. Similar dimensions - at least in height - to the 1910 National 40hp that visited NZ in 1996 -
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