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Casper Friedrich

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  1. 1956 model with custom wheels and no orginal paint... Second year the tri-Chevy. (Aka 1955, 1956 and 1957) Bel Air hade became the top-level Chevy in 1953, before that (1950-52) only the two-door hardtops were called Bel Airs.
  2. A French De Dion Bouton 8 cv, made from 1902 onwards.
  3. Interesting to compare it with the 1927 film Berlin: Die Symphonie der Grossstadt
  4. BTW: the man standing in the back of the car and greets the crowds is the then newly elected president Francisco Madero. Photo was taken in Cuernavaca, June 1911 http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/themexicanrevolution/ig/Photos-of-the-Mexican-Revolution/Madero-enters-Cuernavaca.htm I have seen a picture with him riding in the very same car entering Mexico City the following month
  5. Exactly a hundred years ago from today the Austrian magazine Allgemaine Automobile-Zeitung publiced a feature of the Viennese coachbuilder Keilb. (builder of early Porsche 356 convertibles) They especially mentioned that the headlights were integrated with the front fenders: http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=aaz&datum=19140118&seite=53&zoom=33 My first thought was a poor man's Pierce-Arrow!
  6. Manchester built Crossley: http://www.crossley-motors.org.uk/history/preww1.html
  7. 1923 Columbia Six: http://balmoralgreen.co.uk/5.html
  8. Richard Schwartz had been a motorist since 1899. Some of his friends looked down on him when he got a Model T. He decided to improve it, so it wouldn't be ashamed among noble European marques. His version had lower and more stylish bodies than the American original. But the most important modifications were under the hood:New pistons, Bosch magneto, -starter and lighting. http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=aaz&datum=19230701&seite=15&zoom=33
  9. After googling on Chevrolet I think it could be a 1922 Series 490 http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1920-1922-chevrolet-series-490.htm
  10. I think that it's a bit earlier than the Whippet, introduced for 1926.
  11. Apparently not the model of this wreck, but in 1922 Davis had a roadster named Man O' War.
  12. Browsing through Austrian national libray's digitalized Österreischer Motor-der Flug I found a bluprint for the aircooled Ford model H. ÖNB-ANNO - Österreichischer/Europa Motor Never heard of that prototype before. The quote from Horseless Age doesn't mention that it never saw production. BTW The same 1925 issue had a feature on the contemporary Morton & Brett speedster: ÖNB-ANNO - Österreichischer/Europa Motor
  13. 1948 Series 1500 Stylemaster
  14. Found also a photo of a 170 S A-cabrio (1949-51) taken in 1962 in the upper class Östermalm-district in Stockholm: http://www.stockholmskallan.se/ContentFiles/Import/SMF/2012/03/8/SSMFOE001352S.JPG
  15. My second opinion would have been something German. Mercedes-Benz of course the sole alternative for the 1950's.
  16. Take a look at this picture: http://www.stockholmskallan.se/PostFiles/SMF/SSMDIA015585S.jpg Isn't that a late 1930s Buick with a convertible body by Gustaf Nordberg in Stockholm lurking behind the little stone building? The place today: https://maps.google.fi/maps?q=Norr+M%C3%A4larstrand+66-68+stockholm&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x465f77d708d5ff9d:0x2f6bb5330be16858,Norr+M%C3%A4larstrand+66,+112+35+Stockholm,+Sverige&gl=fi&ei=_h8NUsP-IKWh4gSx44CgBw&ved=0CC4Q8gEwAA
  17. Yes, a very early Goggomobil. Made before the end of 1957, since it has sliding side windows and different tail light location. The model was introduced at Frankfurt Auto Show in 1954 and production ended on June 30, 1969. Three engine sizes, 250, 300 and 400 cc. The first was aimed at those West Germans that only had an old motorcycle driver's license. BTW Uwe Staufenberg has an interesting period catalogue of accessories for these microcars: Goggomobil.com Original Perohaus Zubehör Katalog
  18. Yes, 1924-29 Amilcar CGS "Poor man's Bugatti" Four-cylinder sidevalve with only two main bearings.
  19. 1922 to early 1925 Franklins had horse collar hoods
  20. The bear is climbing the hood of a 1949-50 Ford. The other car is a 1949-52 Chevrolet Fleetline
  21. 557 002 at the left is a 1957 Chevrolet. The right car with whitewalls is a Buck of the same vintage.
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