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Which exact Spyker drove my grandfather?


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I've been told that this is the best site in the world for prewar cars.
So.... can anybody help me with more info to this car?

All I know is, the man in the picture is my grandfather, died 1934. The licence number is from 1925, but the car  is older, 1907 or therabouts.

I know he had a bicycle and motorcycle shop, maybe combined with some taxidriving, which was not unusual in those days. But there's no family left to ask ...

Location is in or near The Hague/Netherlands

Tjistske van Lievenoog
 

Comments 

 
#3 2014-04-25 21:11
PS. It is very well possible that the coachbuilder of the 'new' body was Pennock from The Hague.
 
 
#2 2014-04-25 20:46
In my opinion we see a Spyker limousine-landaulette with a mix of ages. The radiator and the bonnet seem to indicate 1907 or 1908 indeed, the body must be a later modification, probably around 1912. This modification included the mudguards and maybe the electric lights, but the latter could be an even later modification. Changing a body to more modern standards wasn't uncommon practice at the time, as long as the car was mechanically sound and of some value (as was the case with Spyker of course!).
 
 
#1 2014-04-25 19:19
Deze Spykertaxi is het taxibedrijf J.de Vries uit de Soetensstraat 13 te Scheveningen, waar deze foto ook is genomen.
 

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