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About What is it Quiz #427 1936 Citroën U23 autobus by Besset

Well, last weeks quiz #427 was indeed not that hard for most people. Lots of (partially) good answers naming marque and type of the bus flooded in. It was of course a Citroen U23. The bodybuilder was harder. It was not a dutch company as several people expected as the bus was photographed in Holland. But the coachwork indeed is French. It is built by the company&nb...

Cooper meets Cooper
Drawing artist Lilian Stephanie Cooper is a keen follower of PreWarCar-PostWarClassic. In case you wonder why we can only be honest. Maybe it is not as much due to her deep love for classic cars and possibly has more to do with the fact she's a full niece of the editor. Still it was a very nice surprise to receive a photo with Lilian showing up on the side of a Cooper....oops an Auburn 653 of cour...
A quick lesson on how to pronounce Beaulieu correctly .
 To those of you who have never visited the great autojumble of "Beaulieu". Please read the following with great attention or you will be in big trouble or with the best scenario, you will have a sunny instead of a fine rainy weekend. When you use an electronic navigation device in your car don't look for Beaulieu! You should look for Beaulieu! The two villages - both lovely situated on the sea...
PWC Workshop: mending socks
a workshop report by CQ: "Looking at the water outlet of an Amilcar engine, I realised that a part of the flange was corroded so much, water leakage was inescapable. I managed to buy another one; "in original condition" as the french say,  but no magnifying glass was needed to see clearly 3 pinholes in a very corroded area. Contemplating about a repair, I remembered m...
Best of Show Pebble Beach 2016: a wellknown 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet
Of course you may have seen the result of last weekend's Pebble Beach already. The fabulous 1936 Lanca Astura Pinin Farina that won the overall honours at Pebble Beach Concours already. Still it is a more than average happening that a car that was earlier offered at PreWarCar (in 2010) by one of our long standing advertisers - Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. This news reached us yesterday morning :"Hym...
Mystery 'car' in Sweden ( update: no Essex, no Model A Ford ! )
 

Well, this is what we like. The left overs of  what once was a car and possible now only interesting to look at. Or is it in fact a project with potential? Jack sent us this picture of a collapsed 4 door sedan that he spotted in Sweden. He took 2 photo's to sort out what it is when he was back home. Unfortunately, he still hasn't got the slightest idea what it is. Ca...

Classic Days, Schloss Dyck: same story, different year?
Report & photos by Hubertus Hansman:  "Well, in a certain way it is "Yes", but only if you look at the number (thousands!) of cars at. Although the majority of the cars at Classic-Days is post-war, you really find lots and lots of pre-war material at the castle's lawns. We're nmot talking about the "usual" Model A and Model T. But about the the 'usual' stunning Bentleys of the Benjafield...
What is it? Quiz #427
It is an easy one this time. It's a weekend you are busy BBQ-ing, watching the last bits of the Olympics, visiting auctions and concourses. So probably there's little time to test your memory and browse your history books.  So here you go. It is quite obvious which make it is, and most people can also identify the type. But what's the exact year? And maybe you even can tell if it's a factory ...
Birthday in a Bullnose Morris.
The story starts in a pub car park on a lovely summer's day in a village in England. Three men had stopped in their vintage cars for a drink to watch some cricket on the other side of the road. The badges on the cars' radiators read Bugatti, Deemster and Morris Cowley.Two ladies slowly approached their table and asked who owned the Morris Cowley? Well, our Morris driver was flattered they should c...
Immortal and extraordinary Alfa Romeo at Monterey.
Athlete Usain Bolt called himself  'immortal' since he won olympic gold for the third time on the 100 Meter sprint. If the black Alfa Romeo 8C pictured above could talk it would be allowed a similar claim. It's arguably the non plus ultra Alfa Romeo in this world. Whenever RM Sotheby's announce an auction of cars, you may be sure there will be some exciting examples, and the lots in their Mon...
PWC Workshop: a nearly forgotten tuning patent
      

by our rookie reporter:Sometimes one discovers the most incredible garages of individuals tinkering on their bolides. I found one of them, but not just an amateur, because he can restore anything. He has an impressive technical knowledge, skills and machines that are blowing your mind, all in a tiny garage where his great Salmson is stored as well. He has eve...

A Holiday Caravan Towing Mystery (update: Sunbeam Twenty Five )
Chris Jones sends this nice holiday shot of his Grandparents before the war. "They were keen caravaners and being motor dealers always chose a large tow car to take them on holiday from the available stock. I previously sent a photo of my Grandfather's brothers Thornycroft which was about the largest motorhome available before the war. Whilst the size of this car doesn't compare with this, it is ...
Where to sell a one-off 1928 REO Wolverine "Period Rat Rod" ?
David Williams writes: I stumbled upon a estate barn find and purchased the car from the granddaughter of a man who bought the car from a wrecking yard in El Paso, Texas. In the dark barn I saw the "V6" and the wrong type of wheels. In fact I saw a cool low dollar driver. Once I got it home I realized the v6 was a V8 and had been with the car for decades. Parts were tacked on and repaired ju...
A New World Record?
Veteran cars are classified in Australia as those manufactured before 1919.  This year the Veteran Car Club of Australia (Queensland) is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a series of 5- and 6-day rallies.  One of those was held last month in the Mackay district in tropical North Queensland.  The event kicked off with a visit to the Mackay Tiger Moth Museum and later, as you can see, ...
About What Is It quiz #426

The response to the quiz #426 was heartwarming and most of you knew it was a Grégoire. Many of you could also tell in extenso about the Rally de Saint-Sébastien in which it took part. So congratulations to Thierry, Fedor, Hunault, Gerd, Olivier, Kevin, Craig, David and Frank for your correct identification of the Grégoire. However, winning is in the details and ...

1933 Lagonda 16/80 2 seat Vanden Plas, SOLD Excellent! (Aug 12, 2016)
Thanks to your excellent website I have sold my Lagonda! thank you, Clive Tickner...
Prescott VSCC weekend, the best vintage show on Earth
There were much larger and much noisier engined cars, yet without a shade of doubt: at last weekend's glorious sunny VSCC Hill Climb weekend at Prescott the Buick engined Mitchell Board Racer was the most impressive new appearance.  The fields around Prescott were packed with campers, the pre-war parking packed with tourers and saloons who all came to enjoy the track and the orchard. This year sa...
Rescued from the fire: Mercedes 540K Mayfair Roadster
At PreWarCar.com we see lots of  mysteries. Some are solved within hours after publication. Some will never be solved. And for some it just takes a little longer. In this particular case 14 years ! before we heard more about the car. It was 2002 when we raised the question about a Mystery Mayfair bodied Merc and now we got a message from Stephen Mertz, who owned the car in the past. He writes...
Two Belgian Baron Mysteries (Update: De Dion Bouton, Darracq, Peugeot...)

These two photos were sent to us by Korben Guns. He writes: "I've been trying to identify these cars for a while now without success. The owner was Baron Paul van Reynegom de Buzet from Belgium. The first picture shows the baron's first car, and according to the numberplate it's the fifth car in Belgium. Underneath the picture it simply says: 'My first car, circa 1890'. Considering th...

1938 GMC Panel Van waiting for better times in Zimbabwe (update: 1940 )
     

This 1938 GMC Panel Van is patiently awaiting rescue in Zimbabwe and hopefully given a new lease of live. As can be seen from the photographs, it still has its original engine fitted, complete with carburettor and filter. The back axle is missing and probably has been used to build a donkey cart. Still a favourate means of transport in that country. The vehicl...

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