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Help? What is this car?

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With the transaxle and distinctive push button flip open radiator cap I vote for Overland. That said I have also been wrong before.--Bob

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I see what you mean re the radiator 'ghost' but I cannot find any Mercer's that look quite like this? Or Overlands? I am awaitng some motor pics I hope which might give some more ideas...but I really sm stuck as to what this is.

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No Maxwell that I have ever seen has that huge radiator filler. It does have the 1914 Maxwell looking radiator. Maybe a Maxwell guy will ring in on this one.

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Is this radiator cap original or maybe after market for easier filling? Also the bottom of the radiator surround is an unusual shape-one I cannot find quite like it on any other car of this period.

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Ps I know nothing about Crow Elkharts but they have a similar shaped emblem to Maxwell? No Maxwell I can google seems to have the bottom of the radiator surround right?

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I have been around several (many) early Maxwells of various models and years. But have never seen one with a transaxle, such as the one shown in the rear view picture. --Bob

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A good guy I have been emailing has suggested it may be a Corbitt? I am not familiar with this marque - does anyone have any photos of Corbitts?

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Hi, rear spring set up and radiator are very similar to Staver Chicago. But several details are somewhat different. Both Marion and Mason also used a similar rear spring arrangement . Can you supply any other photo's? Thanks Greg in Canada

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The radiator shell ghost does resemble the Crow-Elkhart. They also had the transaxle with 3/4 elliptical springs. I have a 1916 Crow-Elkhart and the radiator shape is entirely different.

Jim Showers

1915 Madison

1916 Crow-Elkhart

1921 Stanley

1941 Packard 120

1947 Packard Clipper

1953 Packard Cavalier

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Looks to me like someone was trying to piece together the remnants of a wreck. There is no engine, no radiator to firewall rod, the first photo shows damage from being hit on the left side (body is shifted to the right about 4 inches or more), the rear end does not have brake rods attached, just to name a few. Might be an early attempt to build a speedster, who knows. Just an opinion.

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Cannot tell you what the car is but the rear axle is a Weston Mott of 1911 era. It is 95% similar to a Regal Underslung unit.

If anyone has one similar or knows the wearabouts of one please let me know

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Alex, did you ever get any more information on the mystery car? I am still interested in knowing more about it. Any more photo's? Greg in Canada

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I purchased a basket case 1913-1914 Maxwell model 35-4 last fall. This car looks the same as mine. My radiator is a bucket fill made by Brisco, it has a weston Mott transaxle rear with 14 inch external brakes, a Covert transmission and the rear frame member has the exact same bolt holes for three large brakets to mount spare tire and two holes for the rear tail light. The radiator emblem is a shield style, red white and blue, that says Maxwell Motors Detroit Michigan. This model was made in the Stoddard Dayton plant in Dayton Ohio.

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