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Probably easy for you and we wouldn't be surprised if it's a survivor, or? One wouldn't be surprised if this fabulous bodied roadster is a .......? It's the sheer size of the radiator that makes us think so. It can't be a ....... with a body like that, don't you think? No that same big, fat, flat faced high polished cooler points in another direction. We have our ideas and quite precise to be honest. But we like to keep up the activity in your gray cells as well. What are your thoughts?
UPDATE by editor: Massive response on this well known car: 1931 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS chassis #1681 "Flying Star" made by Carrozzeria Touring. You will find many photos of the car in current condition at Just A Car Guy. If we would be the owner we would consider a chat with the restorer. The original looks so much better in balance. The front wings shouldn't be cut off brutally at the front. The seats stick out in an awkward way disturbing the flow of the body. Headlights should be higher up.Throw away that horrible new front bumper. Should be way-way more 'petit' and chrome/nickle, not painted. Well at least it learns how important old photos are...
The wheels look quite familiar. Like the radiator outline everything point in the direction of Delage D8, Delahaye maybe. The extravagant racy body may be a chop down of a convertible or coupe.
UPDATE by editor: Thank you Christian Rambert! It's the 1937 Delage D6 70 by Letourneur et Marchand known from the Rallye du Maroc "La Saterelle" (the Grashopper) currently being recreated by Cooper Technica in Chicago.
Our first thought was BMW 315/1 Roadster, but it's just not close enough. For the czech made Aero Roadster counts the same. A prototype or a rebody of either of these two maybe? Or are we looking in the wrong direction? Should we go to France for research. Or to the United Kingdom after all? Who will step forward and bring light in this roadster matter.
Update by editor: well this one didn't last long (minutes!) thanks to Bartosz Cieluch. In fact we should have known! It's an Adler Trumph Junior roadster around 1934.
It's so easy when you know, yet when you have no clue of where to begin... French or American? Well it's a RHD, so let's stick with the European options. Delage D8, or more close to Astura? No, we like to place our bet on a late thirties Talbot Lago, also due to the glimpse of a dark and rectangular radiator badge.
We hardly can't imagine that a car like this got lost in history. In that case let's hope for the current owner that the car still looks more or like depicted in this photo and not has been victim of later 'concours upgrades'. Well let's see what will come up.
UPDATE by editor: based on all comments and further research we are quite sure we're looking at a late thirties Talbot-Lago cabriolet by Figoni & Falaschi; quite similar yet not as dramatic as this 1937 T150C Within a few hours from now you can expect the next Walter Miller Mystery.
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