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  1. And the next one to the right of the Tempos is a 1946 Chevrolet - with its one-year-only hood 'ornament'.
  2. Christchurch, New Zealand, 1952. The Waltham Road over bridge - it is still there but much updated. I think the road surface was in the midst of an upgrade when this photo was taken. It was a time when there were still post war shortages - especially of new cars, although due to the demand for wool brought on by the Korean War there were more cars imported in 1952 than in the year before and after. Licences to import relied heavily on the country's balance of payments at the time. Taxis were all black - the closest one is a Vauxhall Model LIP Velox and the other is a '39 Oldsmobile. 1939 was the last year that Oldsmobiles were sold new in NZ. A total of 98 were imported and sold over the period 1939-40, most would have been the low price Series 60. In the 1950s NZ's car imports were mostly from Britain. Most importantly many people still relied on bicycles to get around town.
  3. Another period one from facebook. Taken in Nevada in 1917. Varun reckons Cadillac but I disagree, although I don't know what it is. Posted to look as if it has right hand drive - - but maybe really has left hand drive??
  4. A period photo from facebook. Apparently the driver is the grandfather of the fb poster and the photo was taken in Illinois. Car identity unknown - It looks to have 'knobs' on the hood to prevent the lifted side from flopping over.
  5. Buster Keaton owned two of them I think - IMCDb.org: 1920 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout in "Seven Chances, 1925"
  6. Sounds like it needs it clutch adjusted up. That is if the clutch was being used to attempt to change gear. You probably still have to double clutch on these. I recall the sound track in the movie "The Sting" - that was a long time ago. Whoever drove the big Pierce in that made a hash of his gear shifts.
  7. That looks to be our mystery Rolls-Royce, as in the photo from above. Maybe a custom-built Silver Wraith?? 1963 - confirmed by this one - Queen Elizabeth II: Photos From Every Year of Her Record Reign (businessinsider.com)
  8. Here is another one of the Humber Pullman which, like the Daimlers, was built for the 1948 royal tour that didn't happen -
  9. More on the 1954 royal tour of Australia here - Kitten Vintage: The Royal Tour - February 1954 (debyclark.blogspot.com) Seems the royal car in Brisbane was an open Humber - which looks to be a 1948 version of the Humber Pullman Mark II due to the round lights below the head lights -
  10. I found this pic on the net - definitely a Rolls - but is it 1954? The photo is from a 'members only site', the Herald Sun. I snuck the photo off the google page but couldn't access the info. Here is one that say it is 1954 and it is one of Daimlers that were built in 1946-37 for the tour by George VI that didn't happen due to his health. [Royal visit. Queen Elizabeth II, Melbourne 1954] [picture] , State Library of Victoria (slv.vic.gov.au) 1954 again, with the Daimler landaulet, a Humber Imperial, two Humber Super Snips and two Daimler Conquests.
  11. Are you sure about the date? As far as I know a small fleet of Daimlers was used for the royal tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1953-54, six in NZ and four in Australia.
  12. About every five to ten years a group of (mostly) vintage Bentleys makes a tour of New Zealand - usually 20 or more cars. I think the first was in 1999. I recall one event from a few years later there were five (out of the 100 built) eight litre cars. That tour coincided with one run by the vintage Vauxhall group from Australia - not often you see a dozen or so 30-98s together. Not an event for the 'impecunious'.
  13. More from the Detroit Public Library collection - courtesy of Varun -
  14. BUT - Varun Cutinho suggests it is a 1913 Interstate.
  15. Had this answered elsewhere - 1913 Imperial, built in Jackson, Michigan. Looks like a custom top on a touring car.
  16. I don't know how much machining work Temperos do. Auto Restorations occasionally make that sort of stuff from scratch. There are some skilled machinists out there. The Alfa Romeos from Auto Restorations have engines from overseas. Another recently completed project is this 1959 Testa Rossa - built around the mechanicals of a later model 456, so not '100% accurate' as the title of this thread discusses. I have seen it on the road a few times. Lots of photos - 1959 TR 250 Representation | Autorestorations
  17. Rod Tempero in Oamaru, New Zealand, has built some good stuff over the years. I am sure there are others doing similar work elsewhere - Rod Tempero Motor Body Builder LTD – History
  18. A local restoration shop has built a couple of Alfa Romeos - Custom Coach | Project categories | Autorestorations
  19. Mention was made earlier of the Pur Sang replicas from Argentina. This one was in their trade tent at Goodwood Revival in 2016.
  20. Maybe the two Dodges (HT1943 and DM1932) in the photo above taken in 1996 were owned by the same person? DM 1932 is still on carjam. Hasn't had a wof since 2011 - note its date of first registration is May 1933 - late registrations are quite common for cars of that era - Report - DM1932 - 1932 DODGE SEDAN in Black with Blue | CARJAM
  21. Mind you there are those that make themselves useful - or perhaps the driver didn't have his swimming togs -
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