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  1. Another facebook mystery - unfortunately a very small photo. There are some distinctive features to the car, the curved windshield frame, the smallish head lamps, the front fenders have no 'patterns' on them, the front bumper maybe either aftermarket or it has had extras added to it. To me that looks like a rumble seat step on the right rear fender - that would limit the possibilities. There is also a coloured panel along the side - typical of roadsters of the circa 1928-29 period.
  2. The question has been answered from elsewhere - 1929 Nash Standard Six Model 431 phaeton.
  3. A photo posted on facebook. The ten spoke wheels limit the possibilities, to maybe 1929-30 GM, Essex or Nash I think. My thought, because of the small number of hub bolts, and the position of the door hinges, is 1929 Nash Standard Six but I can't find a photo to prove it.
  4. Came across this old thread while looking at Maxwell stuff. Here is the local mag article with the '13 big six - one of only two survivors? - Toad of Toad Hall: 1913 Maxwell Tourer — The Motorhood
  5. 1900 Lohner-Porsche hybrid - 1900 Lohner-Porsche Hybrid | Porsche | SuperCars.net
  6. The body shape and window mouldings say it is a late 1940s/early 1950s GM car. I think this one is a '49 Oldsmobile.
  7. Take your pick - 1934 Color Codes - Plymouth Paint Cross-Reference (paintref.com) It would be interesting to see what modern colourising technology makes of it.
  8. Regarding your question about the spare wheel. In that era, for the great majority of cars, a single spare mounted on the rear of the car was standard. Twin sidemounts were an option. For 1934 there were four different lines of Plymouth cars and a large range of options available. In 1934 even the bumpers were an option on Plymouth - an extra $22. The car here is a convertible coupe and it was only available in the PE line as far as I can see. Plymouth built 4,482 of them - out of total production of 225,000. The new price was $685 - plus, I presume, local and state taxes and shipping.
  9. And the vent window in the rear side window.
  10. Mercedes are mostly known for their larger cars but they did build some small stuff as well. A list of the extensive range of models can be found on this page - a useful lot of info there of all models available in the UK in the teens. 1917 Motor, Marine and Aircraft Red Book: Cars - Graces Guide Click on the required page and then click on it again to enlarge it. Note the smallest Mercedes was 70 x 120 mm - 1847 cc. I suspect our mystery car is a little larger than that. I see no clues as to the location of the photos.
  11. I notice in those Hudson photos there are two different radiator shapes. I think our mystery car is a relatively small model - smaller than the Hudson of the era - note the small wheels - and is probably only a 'town' car.
  12. The history of Triumph dates back quite early but I agree it has nothing to do with that jack. Triumph Motor Company - Wikipedia
  13. 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. It is named after its main town - Vratsa https://www.google.com/search?q=OLD+1960%60s+VINTAGE+MOTORCYCLE+ENAMEL+LICENSE+BULGARIAN+METAL+OVAL+PLATE&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiFxOXa89DwAhUwNOwKHZ1nC1AQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1431&bih=939#imgrc=LgXjshw1iKZYJM
  14. 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.
  15. Same model as my grandparents owned in the 1940s -
  16. The plate was issued in the London, UK, area in late 1957.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Apparently the T wheels have a smaller bolt pattern that the A type.
  20. 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.
  21. I have been lucky to have made a few contacts, who have contacts with some very knowledgeable people into quite obscure stuff.
  22. Stutz with a custom radiator?? Could this be Douglas MacLean? Douglas MacLean - Biography - IMDb
  23. 1929 Chrysler Imperial 80. Hard to say just which variant the body is but they only built a few hundred of each.
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