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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.
An attractive Weymann(?) bodied roadster, or is everything behind the hood shiny alloy? Also French? You may say so... The hubcaps may help. The placement of the Tecalemit (?) grease point as well. The radiator profile does ring a bell (Amilcar C8?) but there's really very little to go on. Unless you know of course.
Update: Raould Thybaut seems quite confident about this car being an Excelsior , see his comment and check another Excelsior he is showing us.
Walter Miller of the USA - a big name in car literature - sent us an intriguing series of mystery cars that we like to show you over the next few days. As all photos were printed from negatives of unknown source all pictures are of the family 'what you see what you get'. Are we looking at a Derby Bentley with a vintage 3 litre radiator, or what? The wings look very Bentley-ish at least. Please also check the curvy louvre treatment on the side and top of the hood/bonnet. This type of louvres may be the 'signature' of the coachbuilder.
UPDATE: well as most of you - including Bruno Vendiesse - agree on Voisin C23 , probably bodied by Graber, we have little reason to doubt. So let's move on to the next....
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