Search ads by make

Previous Features

The Weingarten Mystery (Update: 1908 De Dion Bouton Phaeton)

summer 1909_weingarten_470
We found this photo some time ago and the only information that came with it is - in soft pensil at the back -  'summer of 1909 Weingarten'. The name is of course not the make of the car but the small town in the very south of Germany. The building in the background - we hesitate - looks quite similar to the one which is charactistic for the center of Weingarten. Yet off all of that doesn't help a lot for identifying the fine motrocar. Is the right hand headlight covering the name Bignan? Very unlikely as Bignan started only in 1918.

So what other name starts with B and ends with N? Bardon? (they stopped production in 1903..)  Barton?  (they only lived in 1903...) Bastin? (according to Georgano a small car with round radiator...). Following a number of makes which are too new. Then Bjering? Borbein? Boston? Bowen? Braun? (austrian make living from 1899-1910, could be?) Brennan? Briton? Brown...? Probably easier to concentrate on the nice radiator shape. Looks more like a 1908 Packard, but not quite. Hope you'll help us out of this winery...

(photo collection PreWarCar)


#6 2014-06-05 11:13
hELLO It's still Bruno , here is the link for the photograph of the de dion bouton 1909
#5 2014-06-05 10:16
From the radiator it looks like a De Dion-Bouton. Maybe the lettering on the front is the owner's name?
#4 2014-06-05 09:10
I'm Bruno from france , I think it is a De Dion-Bouton around 1908-1909.
I have a photograh of a restored torpédo similar to this one.
#3 Mathieu Cuppens 2014-06-05 08:25
What you don't see on the picture is the filler plug on the radiator, it is perhaps a steam car???
#2 2014-06-05 07:23
Sorry, I misread the license number! IIIY is Donaukreis(Ober ämter Laupheim, Leutkirch, Münsingen, Ravensburg und Riedlingen)
#1 2014-06-05 07:21
Not a real mystery this time. It is a 1908 De Dion-Bouton double phaeton. The text on the radiator seems to spell De Dion. The german license number IIIA comes from Neckarkreis (Polizeidirekti on Stuttgart).

Add comment