Saltbush

The Car That Travelled From Mt Gambier To Adelaide, September - 1931

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I've looked at so mamy 1926 to 1930 cars looking for this radiator shell. Even if it is the two coins logo, I'm not matching the radiator shell. Pontiac had some fluting on their shells.

 

Would have been a 270 mile drive (434 km) on dirt roads...

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My first thought is a 25 Willys Overland, but I can’t find any pictures with cowl lights. 

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I agree with 25 or 26 Overland. This car is from Australia, so they may have had cowl lights, just a guess...

 

Frank

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I have to disagree re Overland. Check out these two, a sedan in the US and a touring in Oz. Lots of differences - radiator shape, radiator badge and, most obviously the height of the head lamp cross bar.

 

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I still have no idea what it is though. Can't be too hard to work out. Not a big car, and note it has no front brakes.

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Willys Overland and the cheaper model called Whippet are two very different cars. Your two pictures are Whippets not the car I had in mind 

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6 minutes ago, Mark Wetherbee said:

Willys Overland and the cheaper model called Whippet are two very different cars. Your two pictures are Whippets not the car I had in mind 

 

They are NOT Whippets, they are Overland Sixes from the 'pre' Whippet' era.

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1 hour ago, Mark Wetherbee said:

 

That is an entirely different model, from an earlier era. Note it has the 'bent transverse front spring' which was used on the low, price Overland from about 1919 to 1925. It was a model intended to compete with the Ford T.

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10 hours ago, nzcarnerd said:

I still have no idea what it is though. Can't be too hard to work out. Not a big car, and note it has no front brakes.

 

You'd think so wouldn't you, but I've scoured through major and defunct makes for hours looking for that front without joy.

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3 minutes ago, Saltbush said:

 

You'd think so wouldn'y you, but I've scoured through major and defunct makes for hours looking for that front without joy.

 

I wondered if it was something from Chandler/Cleveland but I don't think they did anything that small.

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I looked up the SA registration records up to 1927, but 60525 isn't listed. If you had a family name or if you knew the area or district where the car was, it may help?

 

http://www.familytreeoz.com/search-ancestry-records.html?view=genList&id=17

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Around Blyth, South Australia. These are from photos collected by a long time resident from established old time families in the district. These came to him from Rhonda Gill, so her ancestors.

 

That can include Kybunga, Hart, Brinkworth, Clare .....

 

Hi Allan

Thanks for latest batch.

This Rhonda’s maiden name was Cocks –from  Snowtown. She married Rod Gill from Bute.

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that 1922 Nash Roadster doesn't have the ridge along the shoulder of the body. Other models on that link do, but not like the OP.

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I was just reading this post  -

  - and thought the front of the car looked familiar. I hadn't realised Cleveland did a 'small' car but a quick look at The Standard Catalog shows that in their last year - 1926 - they did a Model 31 on a 108 1/2" wheelbase.

 

Whaddaya reckon?

 

 

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More here re Cleveland. The engine in the Model 31 was a small side valve six, built by Chandler/Cleveland - 2 7/8 x 4 1/4, 165 cubes, 45 hp. The factory appears not to have built a roadster but I guess our mystery car might have A body built in Australia by Holdens - later to become part of GM.

 

https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=DspZDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA183&lpg=PA183&dq="Cleveland+Model+31"&source=bl&ots=Nhgf-8KDN7&sig=jeUUsvEuyjZMjkZI5_2TdRAidI4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjnjLjdxevfAhUUbn0KHaDYB58Q6AEwB3oECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q="Cleveland Model 31"&f=false

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Mark, I'm seeing too many differences to be convinced. Rad emblem for one and the front of the fenders. Look at the bottom of the rad shell in both pics.

The bumper on the OP's pic is also rather distinctive, although I admit it could an aftermarket item.

Thumbs down from me on this ID.

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29 minutes ago, Leif Holmberg said:

You are right Saltbush,it`s a Cleveland probebly 1925.

Leif in Sweden.

 

The most distinctive feature is the head lamp cross bar being so low down, relative to the radiator.

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Looks close to Morris 1936-1937,but this car dosen`t  seems to have "suisides"doors as most of the Morris have,?and it seems to be a 2 seat coupe model as well.Body built in AU?

Leif in Sweden.

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