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A concrete reinforcement Find...! (update: 1911-12 Cadillac !)

Mystery car frame

Cars are found in fields, in barns, in atticks and basements. This chassis however was found in a cement floor....Peter Tönrqvist from Finland reports:

"My friend did find this old car chassis in a old house it was used in the cement floor as a means of reinforcement...! He did bring it to me for identification, but I don't have any clue what it can be. There are no markings or numbers found in the chassis and it is quite heavy. Overall width in the front 76cm, in the middle 84cm and at the rear end 84cm. Wheelbase about 290 cm.  Total lenght of the chassis 380cm. Rear suspension is special? Is it possible there were three springs. I am hoping someone can identify this chassis."



#6 2014-02-12 12:46
its a 1911 model 30 Cadillac its identical to the one I am restoring right now regards Rob.
#5 2014-02-12 12:18
Standing here looking at my car and comparing the picture to my chassis..... definitely Cadillac!
#4 2014-02-12 09:24
Its definitely a Cadillac Chassis - most likely 1911 to 1912
#3 2014-02-12 06:46
The rear suspension is of the platform type with 2 side springs & a transverse spring connection the ends of the side ones. Early RR Ghost, & a number of Napier models had this layout. The squared off back end of the chassis should give a good clue as to the make. I do not have a clue!!
#2 2014-02-12 03:05
My money is on Cadillac
#1 Keith Kuehn 2014-02-12 02:55
Opinions will be interesting. Though, it is simple. It is a 1910 G.O.K. These crop up every now and then, with lots of head scratching, hair being torn out, arguing, and everybody wanting it for the beginning of a aero motored race car.
Of course, we all know that G. O. K. stands for God Only Knows.......cheers everyone! Keith

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