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Matthew Blake recently bought a load of 4 cylinder Amilcar parts from the US and amongst them was this 4 cylinder block having a bore of 58mm. It so far has been to two autojumbles and no one seems to recognise it, although in Reims at the weekend someone thought it may be from a Renault. Can anyone help identify it? It would be a shame to scrap it if it was of some value to someone, but it is costing more in petrol than it is potentially worth!
Editor: well Matthew, no need to scrap it. If not identified it will make a great conversation piece and coffee table in one go. Just take out the head studs and and glue a glass plate on top.
Most of the times we present you an unidentified car without doing lots of research ourselves. Many times we see in a glance what it is and decide to, often we have a gutfeel in which direction to look. An example of the last category is the photo that came in from Kees van Stokkum, a semi-retired Alfa-Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati engineer with a fabulous knowledge in his field and the history of those cars. No wonder he didn't recognise this german tourer at first sight: "An acquaintance of mine found in the family archives a picture of a car from his grandfather, and would like to know what brand of car it is. He'd then like to start a search to find out where the car was bought, and who maintained it. I myself have done some research relying on the B that I see in the logo. Others have suggested it could be a Bentley (with special bodywork), a Brennabor or a Belsize. "
Editor: judging the radiator and the shape of logo, the headlight style with the extra 'city lights' we felt we had no choice than looking for Brennabor. A very similar car was found under P-Type at the german Brennabor pages. It's interesting to see that when you look for Brennabor cars of the period you will find both flat radiator cars (see period advert) and V-shaped radiator cars. As the V-shape rad was fashionable in that time, we think the it may have been a factory option; correct us when we're wrong.
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