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1936 & 1937 MGSA in NZ

Author: Paul Turner Friday, 19 January 2018

1936 & 1937 MGSA in NZMGSA Silver one has been in family since 1968 and the blue one was completely dismantled in the 1960s and I have put it back together again over the past six years. 
Both cars new in New Zealand. Blue one 1936 and the silver one 1937 and has been on the road most of its life. The body has never been off the chassis and it drives very well.  

Coupe - Francisco Pueche will be present at Rétromobile, stand nr. 1N102

Author: coupe - rafael pueche Thursday, 18 January 2018

Coupe - Francisco Pueche present at Rétromobile, stand nr. 1N102


Author: Lucas Howard Monday, 08 January 2018

PackardI have no idea what this old packard tank goes to. Any help would be great. 

Brake Shoe - What is it?

Author: Jonathan Sierakowski Friday, 12 January 2018

Brake Shoe - What is it?Greetings Prewarcar!

I have had this brake shoe for 10-15 years, I saved it from a whole box of domestic (American) brake shoes because it was so different.

The casting is unusual and I can't find any markings except for a "27" or "2-7" and a "B" or "8" within a circle. There is also another casting that doesn't show well in pictures that could be "TV" and then some other characters.

Any thoughts from the community appreciated!

Jonathan Sierakowski

Mystery Engine

Author: Morley Friday, 12 January 2018

Mystery EngineHello,
I was wondering if anyone recognised what this engine might be. Don't seem to be able to find much casting info on it. Told it is pre 1921. Not sure if Car, Bike, Tractor or stationary etc.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

Empire Special

Author: Franklin Woodcock Saturday, 13 January 2018

Empire SpecialI built this Morris based special about 1980 and sold it in 1993 to a chap named K.Jolley in Eye near Peterborough. I know from the DVLA records that it has been on SORN for the last 3 or 4 years. If anyone knows its whereabouts now I would be most grateful for any information. 
Thanks, Franklin Woodcock, Houghton on the Hill, Leics.

Austin 10

Author: Ashwin Batra Friday, 05 January 2018

Austin 10
Hello I would like to restore an Austin 10 sitting in the garage for years but wanted help in identifying the exact model so that I can source the correct parts. Would you be able to help with the attached photos?
Many thanks,


Author: Trevor Rubie Sunday, 31 December 2017

HumberetteIn NZ on a holiday two years ago and had the chance to see this amazing vehicle. I believe it is a Humberette but I must admit I was more interested in what was hidden under the car cover behind it. 
The hidden vehicle is the subject of a couple of earlier photos I sent in just a few minutes ago.

1934 Bugatti Gangloff Roadster

Author: Trevor Rubie Sunday, 31 December 2017

1934 Bugatti Gangloff RoadsterI was on holiday in NZ two years ago and heard about this Bugatti stored in a shed and the talk of its secrecy. At the time it was in the process of being sold into a private collection and I was asked to not mention it until negotiations had been finalised. Unfortunately this vehicle is now no longer available for public viewing. I am so glad I got to see it when i did.

1932 MG D-type Salonette ... the only one

Author: Chris Tuesday, 26 December 2017

1932 MG D-type Salonette ... the only one

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