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  1. Received my Award of Excellence yesterday for our newsletter - good luck to everyone else who participated, hopefully yours is in the mail, too!
  2. 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...
  3. 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 .
  4. 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)
  5. Thanks to all who researched this. Does the car still exist in this form?
  6. Certainly looks like a '28 Chevy to me, when referencing this one (albeit with disc wheels)
  7. 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?
  8. Thanks for the ID. A Cabriolet explains why they kept the rear doors intact, as the rear of the roofline was already "cut out".
  9. 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?
  10. 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?
  11. 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."
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. Looks like a Lincoln town car. Taken around 1940, along West End Avenue in Manhattan. Pretty cool how they kept the rear doors intact and slid the boom into the rear passenger area.
  15. This photo, identified as taken in April 1910, features two men changing the tire on a large auto on Staten Island, NY. It's been shared on the Instagram account of "classicstatenisland". We'd like to be able to identify the car for them, and your help to do so is greatly appreciated!
  16. Thanks for the leads. Here's a 1935 Mercedes 200 Cabriolet C that I found online that matches in some respects.
  17. Unsure if "cabriolet" is the correct term in this case. Has a European flavor to it, although it appears to be left-hand drive. This photo was taken circa 1940 on Trinity Place in NYC, behind the Trinity Church cemetery, across from what is now the American Stock Exchange Building (known then as the New York Curb Exchange). Too bad it's not like today's Google Street View where we could pivot around to the front of the vehicle for a more telling look.
  18. Snapped on Oct 31, 1932 near 12th Avenue and 43rd Street in Manhattan.
  19. From the FDNY collection of NYC's Dept. of Records is this photo, identified as a 1929 Packard, converted to Searchlight #2. Taken outside Brooklyn HQ, on Jay Street.
  20. This photo, courtesy of the NYC Dept. of Records, was taken on 9/18/1930 at the opening of the extension of 6th Avenue in Manhattan. Mayor Jimmy Walker was on hand to cut the ribbon - is this his Duesenberg? What became of this car?
  21. Fairly distinct looking auto - what is it? Photo courtesy of the NYC Dept. of Records, Sanitation Collection. DSC plaque denotes Dept. of Street Cleaning.
  22. I believe the door is swung open ("suicide style") to the point where it appears invisible in this shot
  23. Hello all - attached are two photos taken on Staten Island in 1941 that captured parts of the front and rear of an older NYC Police Car. We are hoping that someone can help us identify it. We think we've ruled out usual suspects Plymouth (don't believe they had headlights mounted horizontally) and Ford, and went through photos of a host of other makes without finding a match. Many thanks!
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