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9 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

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Omnia was the premier French automotive magazine, was published once a month from 1920 thru most of 1936 when the Depression stifled it forever. Pages were coated stock , so photographs within remain good and clear until now so many years later. It took me over 4 decades to accomplish but I managed to put together a collection of nearly all issues for their entire production run. All this accomplished with the help of a motor book dealer in West Sussex, England who owned a 1931 Chrysler Imperial CG club sedan and a 1929 Lincoln model L dual cowl phaeton! The end of year auto show magazines of L'Illustration and La Carrossiere magazine are also amazing to look at from that era for images and information on the classic car era of land yachts.

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1 hour ago, John_Mereness said:

Derek Reaban

This is a photo of my Wife's Great Aunt by her car with her dog.  There is no information on the back of the photo.  I would appreciate your help in identifying the car.

 

Thanks,

 

Derek Reaban

Tempe, Arizona

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Looks a lot like a 34 Chevy

 

 

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5 hours ago, 30DodgePanel said:

 

Looks a lot like a 34 Chevy

 

 

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There is no doubt it is a '34 Chev but the body is a mystery. I haven't seen any listing for a victoria coupe anywhere, or a photo of one. The body looks too short to be a coach.

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37 minutes ago, nzcarnerd said:

I haven't seen any listing for a victoria coupe anywhere, or a photo of one. The body looks too short to be a coach.

I think it is a 2-door sedan/coach.  Look through the car at the left rear window (of the back seat).  The hubcaps don't look Chevy, however--compare them.

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17 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

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A.J. Miranda who was the NY distributor for Dupont had a "salon" in the Hotel Delmonico in NY City.  I believe that is where this photo was taken.

 

The car is the Hibbard & Darrin "Transformable" that was built by Floyd-Derham (the first 3 of the 6 built) or Merrimac (the last 3 of the 6 built).    Depending on which car this is.

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10 hours ago, nzcarnerd said:

 

There is no doubt it is a '34 Chev but the body is a mystery. I haven't seen any listing for a victoria coupe anywhere, or a photo of one. The body looks too short to be a coach.

I believe what you are seeing is this early storage option that some of them had that would make them appear to be a Victoria in photo angle that John posted earlier. 

 

 

9 hours ago, Grimy said:

I think it is a 2-door sedan/coach.  Look through the car at the left rear window (of the back seat).  The hubcaps don't look Chevy, however--compare them.

You are correct Grimy, it is definitely a 2 door.  

 

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Wow, what is the story on this car's windshield and top?  I have never seen anything like that on a car.  It kind of reminds me of a homebrew "snowmobile" that we smashed into the front of a Mack truck back in 1961.  It didn't ruin the '37 Ford flathead V-8 but it sure totaled out our home made cab.

 

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Accessory stores for car stuff were very popular, most issuing catalogs the thickness of a telephone book/directory ( if most here recall what a telephone book was!) and there were all kinds of after market "contraptions" to put on your car to make it more comfortable. This looks like it may fall into the store bought and installed category then the backyard fixit installation. Even car companies/manufacturers would offer up the strangest stuff for a few extra $.

In the early 1930s there was even a device that you filled with cigarettes that if you pressed a button would automatically move a cigarette, light it and pop it out so you could then take it without loosing focus while driving. No I didn't make that up . 🙃

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I've always wanted an amusement park car.   When I was 12 it made sense.  I don't know why I still have an infatuation with them.    I would LOVE this one.

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5 hours ago, alsancle said:

I've always wanted an amusement park car.   When I was 12 it made sense.  I don't know why I still have an infatuation with them.    I would LOVE this one.

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The next step was this, the Rytecraft Scootacar built in England in the 1930s.  The early ones were powered by the Villiers Midget engine - a 98 cc single cylinder two stroke usually seen on lawn mowers and some scooters.  One keen person drove theirs around the world.

 

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How about I toss this one out here. The model T on the viewer's right, is a fairly rare 1911 torpedo roadster, a one year offering with fenders, hood, steering column and a dozen other parts unique to this one year and this and the also one year only "open roadster" models. The car in the middle is a N/R/S series, but I can't quite make out which of the three models it is (it is not a 1908-only S roadster). The non-Ford on viewer's left? I don't know with any certainty. My immediate reaction is that it may be a Peerless. They had a radiator shell very similar to that for a few years then.

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1 hour ago, alsancle said:

There were certain cars in the mid to late 30s that just did not do the sidemounts the right way.  This Packard included.

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I don't think those are factory sidemounts - that looks like a 6 cylinder 115C.  Packard didn't offer sidemounts on the six because the shorter wheelbase didn't leave enough room in front of the door when mounted at a normal height

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