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  1. There have several runs of very accurate 1886 Benz replicas.
  2. The home market cars didn't have 'made in the USA' on the badge. That is export only. My hands reflected in the mildly pitted chrome on the radiator shell of my Dictator. The car lived very close to the sea for 50 years.
  3. The truck looks to be a teens International.
  4. The body tag tells us it was originally an FD series rumble seat coupe. There are no surviving records of individual body style production of any Studes pre 1934. Total FD production - December 1928 to June `1930 was 17,527. It is reasonable to assume. from the engine number below. that this car was built about 2/3 the way through production and from that there are no more than about 1,000 of these coupes built. Also on the block there will be a casting date. This is the date on a President 8 engine - 20 December 1928 -
  5. This 1917 Moon in NZ has them but I think they are 'period aftermarket'.
  6. From the look of the rally numbers on the cars that photo of DM1932 was taken during the 1996 VCC NZ 50th Anniversary Rally. I don't know any more about the car but I know someone who might. I will see what I can find out. A link to the carjam page which gives its chassis number - Report - DM1932 - 1932 DODGE SEDAN in Black with Blue | CARJAM The Hillman Husky was never common here but as an odd coincidence I saw this Commer Cob on the road on Saturday and luckily someone took a photo of it at the meet up it went to in New Brighton on Sunday morning 6 June and posted it on facebook. I guess there must be a Rootes group club here but I don't know.
  7. The 810 was a Bluebird variation. The grey wagon is definitely a Cedric. I think the badge on the side says 260C. The model was sold in NZ I think but I have an idea he brought that one from Australia.
  8. For those that have not looked this one - Studebaker President? - General Discussion - Antique Automobile Club of America - Discussion Forums (aaca.org) Any thoughts on the source of the fenders, hood and radiator grille. Possibly Graham for the fenders? First thought for the hood was Auburn but nothing matches.
  9. If you are referring to the workshop photo of my Studebaker, that shop belongs to a friend of my son. He is in New Plymouth and has several of them. We did some maintenance in his shop on the Studebaker before it was driven the 400 miles home. The white sedan is a 1970 130 series Cedric. Not sure of the model of the grey wagon - maybe a 230 series.
  10. From the Antique Studebaker Revue Sept/Oct 1975 - My guess is that with the earlier cars there is no specific shade. At the bottom it says 'concluded on the next page', but I don't have that. This lot was posted on the NorCal Studebaker facebook page.
  11. I have never seen one of these but I guess that running board is made from aluminium - like quite a lot of the rest of the car?
  12. The double bead moulding on the fenders says it is not later than 1926.
  13. Base four cylinder Model 50 on the short 103" wheelbase and with mechanical two wheel brakes. I assume it shares its body with the next size up Model 60 which was on the 109" wheelbase chassis which was used for a variety of Mopar models a few years later.
  14. Note the difference in the way the removeable rear window section of the top is done on the restored Plymouth versus what I presume is an original. There was a guy who recently documented his Rolls-Royce Phantom II upholstery and trimming job on a facebook page and he did the removeable section with a zipper which I thought was completely wrong. It is only since I acquired by Studebaker (non-folding top) cabriolet that I have noticed such things. On my Stude the guy who restored it in the 1980s did the section with fasteners but did put in is a plastic window. I did get the original glass window and frame with the car when I bought it. The original Plymouth from page 340 - My Studebaker - I am not in that trade so what is correct and what is not I don't know but I see on my car the fasteners are hidden from the outside. Photos from the online ad before I bought the car.
  15. Bedfordshire, UK, registration circa 1933. Working on what model RE it is.
  16. A good shot of the rumble seat steps, the paint scheme and details of the top on whatever kind of roaster it is - Mopar??
  17. A photo that reappears every once in a while - it is a 1928-29 Studebaker, probably a Dictator. A good close up of the factory optional pinstriping.
  18. Remember to take a tape measure to measure the wheelbase and the wheel sizes. See if you can find an engine number - should be on the left side we can see in the photo I think. More photos of course. The instrument panel for example. I see a rumble seat step on the left side fender so I guess it is a right hand drive car. My 1928 GE Dictator cabriolet has them on the left but the gold bag door is on the right - as it is on the mystery car here - which suggests they did not do a right hand drive coupe body rear half body pressing.
  19. At first glance the moulding on the door and cowl look like 1929-30 Studebaker. The hood and radiator shroud? - I don't know. The front fenders look like Reo, maybe. Because of the style of water jacket cover I think the engine is the smaller 250 cid Commander model. More information needed. What is the wheelbase length? There should be a frame number on an aluminium plate on the left front chassis rail behind the front wheel. There should be a body plate on the firewall. Might be easier to see with the photos straightened -
  20. There used to be a very original '32 DM sedan that appeared at local events here in NZ many years ago. I heard a story that the owner had two of them and wrecked one to ensure that the remaining was really the 'only one' here. Since the owner passed away, quite a few years ago now, I don't know what has happened to it. I don't have a photo of it unfortunately. The story in The Standard Catalog says the DM was a PB Plymouth with Dodge body and 'trim'. Apparently 1173 built in the US and 16 in Windsor, Canada, all for export. Whether the NZ was ex Canada or the US I don't know. Also unknown is whether it was wood or steel body.
  21. I am intrigues by the engine colour. There are many Stude engine pics on the net and most have an olive tinge to the green. I was interested to see this page posted on a Stude facebook page - from the Antique Studebaker Revue Sept-Oct 1975 - which notes one version of the colour was to 'match colour of engine oil' - My GE Dictator was restored back in the 1970s/'80s and when I bought it last year needed the engine bay tidied. It ran without too many rattles and has good oil pressure so we decided to leave it buttoned up. It needed the starter ring gear replaced and a new clutch plate so it was lifted out and my son, who is an apprentice panel beater and painter, painted the engine from a mix he made up. I thought when I first saw it that it was too dark, but now I think it looks ok. I know that in an ideal world the firewall should be flat black but I decided to leave it the way it was. If you are wondering about the wires coming from the generator in the 'engine painted' photo it is part of the 12 volt conversion which uses the generator field coils, and the regulator, both Bosch parts, from an Australian Holden from the circa 1964. Those parts are from another Stude I had running some eyars ago.
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