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About Quiz #367: 1916/1917 Daniels Model A Tourer


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This photo sent to us by Gunnar Geijer was taken in Norway, nothing more is known, except for the regisitration C-78. Unfortunately, due to a technical mishap,  part of the solution was published to those who checked smartphone or tablet. Which makes it fairly impossible to judge the 27 answers in an honest way. However a few things are sure. It is not a Yale, not a Cole, not a King, not a Cadillac and also no La Fayette.  Twenty two competitors named Daniels. See full results here.

Sender of the photo Gunnar Geier - who is restoring a Daniels - added: "There are not many left. Of the circa 2500 built less than 20 seems to have survived. Some 30 years ago I bought the sad remains of the oldest known Daniels, a 1916 seven passenger dual phaeton (chassis #164), exactly like the one on the picture. It seems that at least three early cars made their way to Scandinavia (editor: another source says thirteen cars came to Norway) . One restored 1917 model is at the Tekniska Museet in Oslo, Norway. The engine of the car on the picture is in a scrap yard in Norway and the third “car” is mine."
Aleksander Langsaether (family of Kjetil?) adds to the history of the car C-78.  " This particualr car was owned by Mr. E. Th. Lindboe. "   

Due to the issue with pre-publication we have decided to announce this weeks winner to be Ole Kristian Haugen. He restored the museum car and gave soem nice details: "It is a heavy beast to drive in traffic, better on the open road, but the high weight combined with the two-wheel brakes gave us some scary moments. Also scaring is the petrol consumption of more than 30 l/100 km.  The ca 6,5 -litre Herschell-Spillman engine has double ignition by an Atwater-Kent distributor and magneto. The front axle is by Timken." 


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