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1 hour ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Condensing the image  and reducing the contrast seems to help show the details.  I'd opine it was a European coach-built Packard by the descending belt-line and top with landau irons with a 1940-'41 radiator grille grafted onto the wider shell, maybe a 1935 Eight. 

PACKARD Bird estate auction 1962.jpg


Could it be the Sergio Franchi Packard? About thr right time and place.

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, edinmass said:


Could it be the Sergio Franchi Packard? About thr right time and place.

 

 

 

 


Didn’t come to the US until 1970.

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9 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

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40 Cool Found Photos Capture Couples Posing With Their Cars in the ...

Adler.

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2 hours ago, hanski said:

Adler.

1923-24 6/24 PS, perhaps a former open tourer rebodied. The latter 6/25 had plainer headlights. 

The clothes the couple is wearing has a more 30s feeling, too.

Edited by Casper Friederich (see edit history)

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2 hours ago, Casper Friederich said:

1923-24 6/24 PS, perhaps a former open tourer rebodied. The latter 6/25 had plainer headlights. 

The clothes the couple is wearing has a more 30s feeling, too.

 

Agreed.   And I like it.

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A 1907 ad for the Adams automobile used a term "Pedals To Push".  There is an article about the Adams vehicle in a publication titled Motor Traction, May 9, 1908, page 478, titled "The Adams Pedals-to-Push Cab."  The article describes the system as:  ...."the transmission gear is epicyclic, and the changes are controlled by pedals actuating the necessary brakes and clutches to bring the required gears into action. ... operated as it is by brakes and clutches ... provides three speeds forward and reverse ... power is taken by propeller shaft to the rear live axle."  The description of the Adams transmission suggests it is somewhat similar to but different than the Ford Model-T transmission, that uses foot pedals to operate bands in a planetary transmission.

07 Adams Clymer Scrapbook Foreign Car Vol. 1 p100.JPG

Adams taxicab with pedals to push control Motor Traction May 9 1908 p478.JPG

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12 hours ago, LCK81403 said:

A 1907 ad for the Adams automobile used a term "Pedals To Push".  There is an article about the Adams vehicle in a publication titled Motor Traction, May 9, 1908, page 478, titled "The Adams Pedals-to-Push Cab."  The article describes the system as:  ...."the transmission gear is epicyclic, and the changes are controlled by pedals actuating the necessary brakes and clutches to bring the required gears into action. ... operated as it is by brakes and clutches ... provides three speeds forward and reverse ... power is taken by propeller shaft to the rear live axle."  The description of the Adams transmission suggests it is somewhat similar to but different than the Ford Model-T transmission, that uses foot pedals to operate bands in a planetary transmission.

07 Adams Clymer Scrapbook Foreign Car Vol. 1 p100.JPG

Adams taxicab with pedals to push control Motor Traction May 9 1908 p478.JPG

Based on the American Hewitt, according to Bill Boddy who wrote twice about the "pedals to push" Adams in his Motorsport Magazine, in September 1958 and August 1990 issues.

BTW Hewitt was swallowed up by Mack Trucks, mr. R. Hewitt remaining as a consulting engineer for the new company.

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/september-1958/51/fragments-forgotten-makes

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/august-1990/72/forgotten-makes-no93-the-pedals-to-push-adams

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2 hours ago, Casper Friederich said:

1927 Ballot 2-Litre

Ballot 2-Litre (2).jpg

Really neat looking sedan :) - not everyone's cup of tea, but I like it

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9 minutes ago, twin6 said:

What heat wave?

Hall's.JPG

mud.jpg

Love the Winton runabout!

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