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Looks to be about a 1913 Cole. The badge is a different color than this 1913, but I think it's close.

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Those triangular cowl lamps on the car in question will determine the exact year.

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Good  and quick identification, keiser 31. i might have recognized the make myself if it had the name COLE in large letters on the radiator. Now I don't need to wonder anymore, so thanks!

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I could see that the radiator emblem was quite distinctive but could not find an example anywhere. Thanks for showing that beautiful Cole emblem. 

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On ‎5‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 8:27 AM, 32ChryslerCP said:

Can anyone identify the make and model of  this car?

 

 

 

 

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Specifically, that is an early 1912 Cole 30/40 Touring Car.  Here is a picture of the same model with the top down with President Taft in it at a Tour stop.  Cole didn't use model years and during the span of 1912 and 1913, they came out with four different cars with lots of body types.  They were the Model 30/40, the Series 7, the Series 8, and the series 9.  In the fall of 1912, the Cole Series 8 used the Delco electrical system and starter.  The picture that @Keiser31 shared is a Series 8 as that was the last model with right hand drive.  The Series 9 came out in June of 13 and was left hand drive.  

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Thanks, kfle, so being so specific . I had purchased the photo a few years back and could never identify the make of the car.  President  Taft was a "portly" man, so maybe that account for both tires on the right side looking low on air pressure.

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2 hours ago, 32ChryslerCP said:

President  Taft was a "portly" man

Portly and/or stout are much nicer words than obese and fat like so many people use today.  We users of the English language have really taken the beauty out of it in the last thirty years.

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It's surprising to see a rear view mirror on a 1912 automobile. Ray Harroun is credited with having  the first rear view mirror on his 1911 Indy winning car, so the Cole in this photo was certainly sporting  the very latest safety feature.

 

Don

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On 5/20/2019 at 11:24 AM, keiser31 said:

Those triangular cowl lamps on the car in question will determine the exact year.

What is meant by "triangular" cowl lamps? Does that refer to a shape, or a brand? 

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1 hour ago, lump said:

What is meant by "triangular" cowl lamps? Does that refer to a shape, or a brand? 

I actually meant to say, the triangular area behind the cowl lamps.....

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Oh, got it. Thanks! 

 

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