Casper Friederich

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About Casper Friederich

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  • Birthday 09/05/1969

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    Interested in old cars since the age of 10

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  1. Regarding Oldsmobile curved dash:initially they came with wire wheels, artillery wheels became optional in 1904. The Franklin is a 1902-03 Model A. Cadillac, not Ford. The clue is the latter also had longer front springs
  2. The second and third cars from left are Brush "Everyman's car":s. The nearer is an earlier version produced 1908-09, you can clearly see the coil springs. Other interesting features were one-cylinder engine and wooden axles and frame.
  3. Isn't it Stockholm Olympic Stadium in the background of the second Photo? It was constructed in 1911-12.
  4. Wrong, instead we have here two of Carl F.W. Borgward's products. The first car is a 1938-39 Hansa 2000, 6 cylinder 2-litre engine. The second car is a Hansa 1100 introduced at the 1934 Berlin Motor Show. It was Borgward's first car with four cylinders and four wheels. A kind of Third Reich Borgward Isabella, but not that common even in Germany. Exported to States like Sweden and Estonia, I never heard of anyone here in Finland though. However, in the public domain is a film made by the Finish Automobile Association in the early 50s. The subject is buying a car, a warning to buy such an odd ball used car as a Hansa 2000. The car in the short movie had probably been left over by the German Troops when they retired from Lappland.
  5. Yes, 1st generation M-B 170 with conventional ladder chassis. Introduced at the 1931 Paris Motor show, in this form produced upto 1934. Rear swing axle and hydraulic brakes; 13775 were made including the improved 1935-1936 Model. Rare today.
  6. I don't think it's a Reo, at the time America entered ww1 they had a characteristic and strange looking radiator.
  7. The Rolls-Royce 40/50 of 1907 had platform rear suspension; from 1908 it was equipped with three quarterback elliptic rear springs witch were superseeded in 1912 with cantilevers.
  8. A kind of 1935-36 Pontiac without Silver Streaks...
  9. Six cylinder 1935 Hupmobile Series 518 Sedan? The larger eight cylinder Sedan seems to have had opening boot lid.
  10. Didn't Virgil Exner design the first generation Valiant besides the Early 60s Chrysler with it's freestanding head- and rearlights? But only the last one is remembered of pioneer retro design, although the cheaper earlier one had a mocck pressed spare wheel in the rear deck lid. I have always thought that it's pity Exner passerar away in the early 1970s, before the interest in his creations caught on.
  11. Surely about three years younger than 1925. The oldest car seems to be the Ford Modell T Centerdoor with its oval rear window, made before August 1923.