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Family Farm Car About 1928


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The photo is of my great grandfather, great grandmother and family. The little girl between mom & dad looks to be four years old or so (she was my mom's favorite aunt and they were more like cousins. She was born in 1924, so the photo was about 1928. I'm pretty sure they were farming in Potlatch, Idaho in 1928 having come down from Canada a couple years earlier.

 

Can you help figure out the car in the photo? It's not a Model A because they never used wood wheels. Here are some opinions from friends on another site:

  • 1) Dodge or similar make - look at the beltline on the side. 2) 1928 Chrysler 4 door sedan.
  • 1) 1927 Willy’s Knight. 2) 1927 Willy’s-Knight Great Six. The standard ‘Six’ was a 2-door. 3) 1927 or 1928 Willys Whippet 
  • 1928-ish Chevy Sedan (2 votes). Look at the second lip above the running board, the double ‘style line’ above and below the door handle, the wood wheels, lack of fender mounted spare, the body colored headlight and single headlight support. BUT, somebody wrote the wheel hub doesn't match Chevy and another wrote "No, not a 1928 Chevy Sedan. The left front headlight is too low."

 

So, what do you think?

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10 hours ago, 1939_Buick said:

More to above.

This 1926 Chrysler has those 2 distinctive parallel molding

 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1926_Chrysler_S-60_Sedan_(32778049712).jpg

The car on wikimedia appears to be a 1928 Model 62 with Buick headlights or at least the rims.

The family car also looks to be a Model 62 from the bead on the rear fender and the headlight.

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The two body moldings were characteristic of Fisher bodies of the mid to late 1920's. Fisher was an independent body maker who built bodies for many car brands including Chrysler, General Motors and a number of obscure makers. Whatever  the brand the high roof dates it to the 1925-1927 era.

 

Don

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8 hours ago, DLynskey said:

The two body moldings were characteristic of Fisher bodies of the mid to late 1920's. Fisher was an independent body maker who built bodies for many car brands including Chrysler, General Motors and a number of obscure makers. Whatever  the brand the high roof dates it to the 1925-1927 era.

 

Don

 

A complex story but Fisher was wholly GM owned by 1926. Their Canadian plant was bought by Chrysler in 1926. We have the remains of a 1925 Chrysler with Fisher body tags on the cowl.

 

 Fisher Body Company, Fisher Body, Fisher Body Division, Fisher Brothers, GM, Fred Fisher, Albert Fisher, Charles Fisher, Fleetwood, General Motors, Standard Wagon Works, Coachbult.com (coachbuilt.com)

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