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Do you have this front view?

Norman Hawkes 

Author: Norman Hawkes Wednesday, 12 October 2016

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Unidentified TALBOT PARTS

TALBOT PARTSCAN ANY ONE IDENTIFY THESE PARTS PHOTO 1 IS GASKET PHOTO 2 SAYS HINGE ON BOX PHOTO 3 LOOKS LIKE GEAR BOX PART.

editor: dear Michael, these must be parts of a Talbot Horizon from the 1980s.... Not very classic, but very rare at the same time. 
  

Author: MICHAEL DAWSON Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Windshield

windschield

I found this windshield glas, maybe it is a rear window ?

I have no idea which car it comes from. It is a one-layer glas and it has absolutly no marks or signs.

 

Author: K.Michael Kurz Friday, 17 October 2014

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Mystery drive shaft

Mystery drive shaft

In the beginning of this century I imported two Flaminia Zagato's from Switzerland. They came from a garage, which had gone bust, as I was told. The cars where completely dismantled and in the process of being rebuild. Together with the parts came this driveshaft. It is not Lancia. Actually it is quite long. ca. 185 cm. It probably belongs to a car, which was also in the process of being rebuilt. I am sure the owner would be excited.

Any clue of who is missing one ?

    

Author: Bart Kleyn Sunday, 10 August 2014

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from which firedepartment was this car

from which firedepartment was this carfrom which firedepartment was this car
it was in holland the cal nummer of this car 615
 

Author: ivo steentjes Wednesday, 02 April 2014

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What wás it..?

What wás it..?

 

         

Author: bruno Tuesday, 08 October 2013

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Mystery Concours Car

concours delegance

I try to identify a car...
the photo was taken in 1951 at the Concours d'Elegance de Tours (France) in the 'jardin de Prebendes'. the photographer could be Jacques Germain.

thanks
vince

editor: Vincent, we did this photo a bit longer than one year ago, check this previous feature. 

Author: Vincent Juvenelle Thursday, 09 May 2013

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Which Fiat is this?

Which Fiat is this?Sean in Trastevere, Rome.


editor : this must be a fifties Giardiniera 

Author: Herman Bergsma Monday, 21 January 2013

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manifold for what car ?

manifold for what car ?
Hi,

I have this manifold with 2 carburettors Zenith Stromberg CD, but I don't know what car is fitted with this manifold.
  

Author: Vincent Juvenelle Thursday, 23 August 2012

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stolen US NAVY JEEP from Bucharest 67 years ago

stolen US NAVY JEEP from Bucharest 67 years agoHello again , 
I came across this picture searching a romanian classic car forum . It is a scan from a 1945 romanian newspaper , and it announces ( in romanian)  a stolen "US NAVY" JEEP from Bucharest on 21st june . The announce was made by the US Mission in  Romania and was offered a good reward for informations . The Jeep had a blue-grey colour , seats covered with black cloth , rear mounted spare wheel and "US NAVY" inscription on bonnet. The engine and chassis serial numbers are written on text .
I suppose a regular thief wouldn't have stolen the US NAVY JEEP , but maybe a sabotage from different secret services that were acting in Romania in those years.
I hope the JEEP has been found and stil exist .  
 

Author: George Nica Friday, 03 August 2012

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bulkhead tags for Jaguar imported to California

Hi!

why do Jaguars imported into California in the 1960's have an aluminum tag attached to the bulkhead with the year of importation? Myy 1965 Jaguar S type (original to California, I even have the original Black Registration Plate and documents),  has a  "J/64"  tag screwed to the bulkhead.

Zurdo

 

Author: Zurdo Wednesday, 25 July 2012

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Mystery car

Mystery carA shot from Brands Circa 1961, with an unclothed Lotus 17, does anyone know what the car is behind it? I am stumped!
   

Author: Mark cox Wednesday, 16 May 2012

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Can you date this DB racer photo?

Can you date this DB racer photo?

I found this photo at the last Retromobile. It is a Panhard engined car of course. But I like to learn more detail about the photo. Who? Where? When? Where?

Author: Joris Bergsma Thursday, 08 March 2012

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Ever seen the double chevron like this on an early 2CV ?

Ever seen the double chevron like this on an early 2CV ?The ulta low mileage 2CV that was sold at Artcurial at Retromobile was showing this intricate detail on the C 'post'. We wonder if this is a known addition, or that is was added by one of the previous owners. The car was delivered new in 1965 to to  Harrah's Automobile Collection in Beverley Hills, Californis  and is said not have covered more than 116 miles since.

Author: Paris reporter Sunday, 05 February 2012

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Ashley 1172 but what Model??

Ashley 1172 but what Model??
Hi Guys,

This car looks like an Ashley 1172 but it's not standard, does anyone know more about it, was it a prototype for the US market?
Or maybe just Americanised by the owner, as I believe it was restored and resprayed Red and sold in Miami last year.
I have photo's of it them and will be adding to my website soon:
www.ashleysportiva.zoomshare.com
  

Author: Ivor Coster Thursday, 26 January 2012

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Peerless/WarWick Mystery ? Ashley Sportiva

Peerless/WarWick Mystery ? Ashley Sportiva
Back on 20th September 2011 you had a mystery car, Peerless/WarWick Mystery ? Ashley Sportiva it was at this link:

http://www.prewarcar.com/postwarclassic/magazine/previous-features/the-peerless-warwick-mystery-016165.html


I have traced some of it's history that you might be interested in from 1965 up to 2012, it is on my website:

http://www.ashleysportiva.zoomshare.com

Happy reading.

I also have a mystery car for you at a later date.



Author: Ivor Coster Tuesday, 24 January 2012

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DKW with an unclear history

DKW with a unclear historyDear readers,

After three years of owning the DKW F91 Karmann Kabriolett that I bought in Lissabon-Portugal I still know little history of this particular car. I bought it from a F. Almeida Antonio, a curious colector of some 300 classics. He restored the car and brought it on the market in early 2009. Antonio bought the car from a retired german guy, a Mr. Peter Friedrich Runte he lived with his wife and two children in Cascais and Peter owned the car some twenty years, from 1984 untill 2003 or 2004. But before 1984 there is no history, besides a so called 'Registro de Propriedade' dating 8th of May 1954. First owner is hard to read on this document but I try: it is a Baptista Co elho and he lived on the G.Alexandre Herculano 43 Lisboa. My question is if someone knows the man or the family? He bought the car and I would like to know where the car went in those thirty years before Peter Friedrich Runte bought the car. Unfortunately Peter died last year and when I made contact with him he was already very sick and in and out the hospital. But his brother from Germany who cleaned out the house in Cascais, after Peter passed away, found a few photos of the car. They are taken in the early 80's when the car still was the original black colour and had the numberplates FB-20-53. Maybe someone in Portugal can help me with completing the history of this rare twostroke car? I would like to search the registor of cars of the early 50's downtown Lissabon but that is ofcourse difficult to realise. Thanks for any little information or old photos or stories, all is more than welcome!
   

Author: Joop Terpstra Sunday, 02 October 2011

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FN radial 3??

FN radial 3??
Hello, my name is Ivan, I'm from Argentina, and I have a strange FN 3 cylinder radial engine. I would like to know if someone knows what it might be
and what year it is?
 

Author: Ivan lopez prystajko Tuesday, 21 June 2011

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A rare Citroen

A rare Citroen
Do you know this rare race Citroen  ?
I do!

Author: Luc Gendre Wednesday, 15 December 2010

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REWARD OFFERED FOR EXACT INFO


I’m I want to know when and where it was made and by what co. This model doesn’t have any markings on it. There is a brand name on the tires – MALOJA – but this co no longer exists. I have this little chassis model in my collection for ages and till now there was nobody who could give me exact info. As far as I know it was made in Switzerland but the person I bought it from discovered it on a flea market in Austria. Maybe it’s some kind of prototype / scale model / patent model from Steyr? Thanks for your help!

Author: cutaways Thursday, 25 November 2010

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Mystery Dasboard

Does anyone out there in classic car land have an idea from what car this dasboard could be? All meters are made by Jeager and the dash itself is made from somekind of bakelite.
Thanks!

Author: CUTAWAYS Monday, 16 August 2010

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Mystery Roadster (update: 1952 Staguellini)



I was wondering if you can shed any light on this one? Circa about 1948.
 Thanks Andy

Author: Andrew Agar Thursday, 17 June 2010

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170S Cabriolet - Seeking Current Owner



Greetings,

I'm hoping someone can help me locate the current owner of this car - a 1950 Mercedes 170S Cabriolet that came to the states in 1957 and was sold in Niagara Falls in 1958.  Past owner has some old photos and history to present to the present owner.

Thanks, David Kerr

Author: David Kerr Thursday, 13 May 2010

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Looking for history on F-350 fire truck


Hi Ford 350 Camper is looking for photos history on my 1955 ford f 350 she was converted to acamper years ago.

Author: fordf350camper Sunday, 09 May 2010

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What happened to this crazy rocket?

DSCN6063Seen at Hershey 2003 this Ford (?) based Special.  Possibly built from a wingtip  fuel tank. We lost the details (written on the board behind the car...) and would love to hear what became of this far out V8 insect.  JB

Author: Joris Bergsma Friday, 09 April 2010

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Who built this MGA 'Superamerica' ?

MGA-Special-3Frank Cornell sends this photograph of a special bodied MGA that was taken in the paddock area at Thompson Raceway, Connecticut USA in August 1962. I don't know who made this exiting Coupe, but the owner must have taken a long hard look a the Ferrari Superamerica! Who can tell more about this fast looking coupe? Does it still exist?

Author: Rutger Booy Wednesday, 03 March 2010

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