Show a pre-war mystery


If you have a photo of a mystery car or motorcycle you are most welcome to share it.

Show a pre-war mystery 

speedometer

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Author: HAZEL Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Mr. Hazel writes: "I would like to know from what type of vehicle this speedometer is and how old it is. The plate says 'Stewart Model M.3, The Cooper-Stewart Eng Co, Long Acre London.'To make the image complete, I also took a picture of the side and back of the speedometer."

   

Cooper Stewart speedo for ?

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Author: hazel Tuesday, 07 April 2015

cooper stewart speedoheavy duty speedometer can anyone tell me what type of vehicle it is of?

Hazel 
   
   

prewar French car windows

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Author: andrew white Sunday, 22 February 2015

prewar French car widows

Hi, my house was built on a site that used to be a garage. In the 'garden' as well as 3 car roofs which apparently were cut off under German orders, I have found about 10 windows similar tothis photo. they are about 7mm thick.

would it be possible to identify the type of car they come from, and would they be on any use to anyone?

Andrew White


editor:  7 mm seems quite thick ; as if from armoured cars..?
   

Exhaust manifold to ID (update: Talbot H78?)

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Author: Vincent Juvenelle Tuesday, 24 February 2015

exhaust to IDCan anyone help me to ID this exhaust, probably for 8 cyl (around 70/80cm long) ?
thanks
vince

Dear Vincent,

Looks very much like Talbot H78..
check this advert.  
 
   

Delco eight cylinder distributor?

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Author: Layden Butler Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Delco distributor Made in FranceCan anyone identify this 1929 era Delco distributor?  It appears to be an 8 cylinder with 2 sets of contact points. Thank You
 
   

Is this an Austin, or?

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Author: iñigo Monday, 23 February 2015

WHAT CAR IS IT??
Dear Sirs:
I need to identify a car that was recently purchased by a friend of mine but I do not have much information about it.
 I´ll appreciate if you could give a hand identifying this vehicle.
Thank you.

Inigo


editor: Looks like Austin logo, however the radiator
 shape is not what we know. 
   

Can anyone identify please?

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Author: John C Sunday, 01 February 2015

Can anyone identify please?

This is a photo discovered in family archives of a relative driving a car that we believe to be pre first world war.
It has been suggetsed that it was a French 'Unic' of about 1914.
can anyone help please? 
Thanks
   

unidentified car badge

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Author: jan bosman Tuesday, 17 February 2015

car badge

on a amarican forum some one is asking what kind of badge this is.

i will try to help him because i think it must be Dutch

regards Jan

   

Hollow bronze crank case of cycle car circa 1905-10

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Author: Harry Pyle Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Hollow bronze crank case of cycle car circa 1905-10

Harry Pyle: "What is it? I know what it is. It is an empty/hollow bronze crankcase off a 3 wheel cycle car circa 1905-10. Please give me some more details."

(5000 edition comp / comp5000 )
 
   

R.l. Richardson Mystery

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Author: Jan Roosenburg Wednesday, 24 December 2014

R.l. Richardson

Another mysterie from the 1934 Alpine Trial. A gentleman by the name of R.L. Richardson from the U.K. drove a Railton Terraplane by Berkeley (like the one shown here) and finished to win a Glacier Cup with no penalties. Nothing is known about him. His navigator was a certain Mr. Ranger, initials unknown. I have found a R.L. Richardson who partcipated in the 1927 MCC London to Edinburgh and London to Exeter trials in a Rover 9, but have no idea whether this is the same person. Supposedly he lived in a house named Beggar's Roost, but this is not confirmed. Any information on Mr. Richardson will be greatly appreciated. ( 5000 comp )
   

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