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Rotorua New Zealand 1919

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Bonus points for the third car and I'll buy a chicken dinner if you can ID the 4th car!

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Could the first one be a 1916-ish Hupmpobile "N" ?

 

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Thinking further on this one I remembered a photo I had on file which might be of the same car. 

 

Photo also taken in Rotorua about 1919.

 

I had tentatively identified it as a Reo but maybe not. Whatever it is it was something that was not available with right hand drive.

 

I think the car in the middle of the front row is a Reo but the car at right rear - our mystery car - is obviously not.

 

 

Rotorua cars r to l Cad Reo Stude back maybe Reo and Olds (2).jpg

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The first car is a 7 passenger touring with jump seats between the back of the front seats and the rear seat. It is a long wheelbase car. A standard touring does not have enough room to add jump seats. To my knowledge, only one manufacturer painted the stripe around the top edge of the body. I can't remember which make that is though.

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The first car looks alot like a 1914 - 15 Chalmers that used a t-head 6 cylinder engine.  Front fenders, belting around the body and radiator look correct but can't find a good picture of one.

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5 hours ago, kbeach said:

The first car looks alot like a 1914 - 15 Chalmers that used a t-head 6 cylinder engine.  Front fenders, belting around the body and radiator look correct but can't find a good picture of one.

 

Like this one?

 

 

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https://www.lemaymarymount.org/1915-chalmers-six-48-7-passenger-touring

 

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