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  1. Hi all - looking to identify the sedan seen from the left rear view, located on the left of the picture. Bonus points for identifying the 1930's coupe behind the Buick Super. Thanks, Paul
  2. Received my Award of Excellence yesterday for our newsletter - good luck to everyone else who participated, hopefully yours is in the mail, too!
  3. Saw that one while I was hunting for a match, as I was thinking Chevy or GMC. Certainly can be a case where bumpers were simply functional, as the truck was used commercially. One falls off, let's find another and keep on going...
  4. Hi all - the distinctive dip in the rear bumper, along with double doors, should be enough to go on to identify this truck. Of course, I'm striking out. Appreciate the help .
  5. This photo was taken circa 1950, showing a gas station on Staten Island. Along with the shoebox Ford and a neat roadster (with what looks like strange rear bumper additions), there is a stretched sedan making its way down the road. Looks like a Chevy, but I'm not 100% certain. What do you think? (bonus points for the car seen from the rear just inside the curb)
  6. Thanks to all who researched this. Does the car still exist in this form?
  7. Certainly looks like a '28 Chevy to me, when referencing this one (albeit with disc wheels)
  8. Appear to be too many differences from a Pierce Arrow (as best I can determine, the shape of the radiator, a louvered hood and external door handles don't match). Am I correct?
  9. Thanks for the ID. A Cabriolet explains why they kept the rear doors intact, as the rear of the roofline was already "cut out".
  10. Nice shot of what appears to be NYC's 1940 Chrysler Imperial parade car by Derham. Based on the Olds behind it, it was nearing the end of its use, as Chrysler would build three Imperial Parade Phaetons in 1952, with one going to NYC. Anyone know what became of this car?
  11. Just curious, since we sourced the photos from the same NYC archive, how you happened upon this matching car? Do you also flip through thousands of photos looking for interesting vehicles like I do?
  12. I wrote Norm Buckhart at The Locomobile Society to ask him if they knew anything about this car. His reply: "Hello Paul - no, unfortunately we formed the Society to track down all the surviving Locomobiles - this was back in the mid-1990’s - and found about 165 of the 38/48 HP cars. We did it by serial number and one way or another we authenticated them. By 1927 the banks controlled the remains of the company and it was being sold to Durant to use the name. The last date we have is 1926 and that was for a total of three Model 90’s - a mono block engine. Pretty much all the 48’s were built in 1925, not 1926 or later. There is no way to identify that car. It has wire wheels and an aftermarket front bumper. Since the parts used to build cars after 1922 were all the same - they all looked the same - so it could have been anything."
  13. Are you sure about the plate? The date of the photo is October 1927. Plates in NY that year were black on yellow, with NY 27 across the top. 1928 plates were yellow on black, with NY 28 across the bottom, and 1930 plates were also yellow on black with NY 30 across the top. This plate looks like a 1927.
  14. From the New York City collection of photos of Bridges, Plants & Structures comes this photo taken on October 4, 1927 in a municipal garage. We believe the town car is a Locomobile, based on the radiator shape and front bumper. Do you agree?
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