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A French (?) Monday Mystery Coupe de Ville

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Author: Phil Fletcher Thursday, 23 March 2017

A French (?) Monday Mystery Coupe de VilleI guess I should add something to this debate even though I cannot solve the problem. Attached is a photo of my 1924 Series SG Turcat Mery (3 litre side valve) undergoing restoration (which it still is). I think you will see that the top of the radiator appears to show the same features in the mystery car as mine although the photo of the mystery is far from clear. Further, the general line, appearance  and proportions from the windscreen forward  are virtually identical based on other photos I have.
This would mean it is not a model UG Turcat similar to Jak's 1925 which has a rounded top to the radiator. Also the mystery car has a much longer wheelbase (similar to mine) than Jak's UG model. But the radiator differs from mine in being taller. Like Jak's car the bottom of the radiator of the mystery car appears to be below the top of the chassis frame. Mine sits on top of the chassis frame. Before 1924 the Turcat Merys had a distinctly different radiator shape - so it would have to be post - 1923 - but Turcat Merys had 4-wheel brakes on everything well before that.
I do not know what it is - other than that I feel certain it is French - but in my opinion it is not a Turcat Mery.

Two fun period Hawaiian Pictures

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Author: jeff Perkins Friday, 10 February 2017

Two fun period Hawaiian PicturesI spotted thes two pictures from the early days on a Hawaiian Historical Society photo series. I asked a friend who is a resident and native Hawaiian for her take on these is what she had to say:
 What cool photos!  Love's Bakery is still in existence.  It's based in Honolulu (island of Oahu), but distributes products throughout all the islands.
The 2nd photo indicates "Lihue Store" on the car.  Lihue is on the island of Kauai so I'm not familiar with that store.  However, looking at the store window behind, it shows Schuman Carriage which is an auto dealership on Oahu.
Also, if you enlarge the photo, you'll see a street sign on the upper left side.  It says "Merchant".  There is a Merchant St. in downtown Honolulu, so I'm guessing this photo was also taken in Honolulu.
Love the cars!  :)   Thanks for sharing!

Unknown Steering box

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Author: Colin Friday, 10 February 2017

Unknown Steering boxCan anyone help me identify this steering box, please. It came with a collection of veteran Delage parts but I'm pretty sure it is not Delage.

albert CLEMENT

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Author: RIOU PH Tuesday, 31 January 2017

albert CLEMENTAlbert CLEMENT, de l'équipe BAYARD-CLEMENT, un des favoris du Grand Prix de l'ACF de DIEPPE en 1907, fut victime d'un accident mortel le 17 mai 1907, lors des Essais à Saint Martin en Campagne, près de Dieppe, où une stèle a été mise en son honneur.

Mystery car in India

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Author: John Mahler Monday, 26 December 2016

Mystery car in IndiaHi all,

I was in Pune India for work recently. Waiting for a shop to open on a small back street, I turned around and saw this sitting in a rather ramshackle garage...sorry about the quality of the pictures, cell phone camera and I did not have a chance to go back for a better view.... 

If anyone is interested, I can get you to the site without too much trouble


Pre war car spotted.

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Author: Kees Friday, 23 December 2016

Pre war car spotted.Ford Model A spotted on top of the Somport pass between France and Spain.

One of the few Surviving Stoewer Tourer

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Author: Rob Bradford Sunday, 20 November 2016

Stoewer TourerStoewer in original unrestored condition at Cars & Coffee Brisbane Australia last Sunday.

I have never seen one before. 

editor: well If you had followed PreWarCar more frequently you could have seen (the very same?) Stoewer in Australia.  

Chamberlain Racer

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Author: Rob Bradford Sunday, 20 November 2016

Chamberlain RacerHere are some more photos of this car when it was at Speed on Tweed a few years ago to give you a better idea of how well preserved it was before restoration.


Classic days: Oily rag Chalmers 35C from 1920

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Author: Michael Schlenger Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Oily rag Chalmers 35C from 1920One of the most exciting events for prewar car enthusiasts on the continent are the "Classic Days" in the beautiful gardens of the moated castle Schloss Dyck in the Lower Rhine area. For anyone looking for truly outstanding vehicles in Germany this event is the perfect hunting ground.

This year (2016) I was stunned by a Chalmers 35C built in 1920 which has never been restored and is completely original down to the cover of the spare wheel.

The cars condition is due to the fact that it spent more than 60 years in a dry barn in the U.S. Only in 2007 it was auctioned and found its way to an owner who luckily abstained from a "proper restoration" and felt a technical overhaul should suffice.

The result speaks for itself and should encourage more vintage car owners to think twice before they start transforming historic artefacts into new vehicles... 

Words and pictures: Michael Schlenger

'Merit Wins' Queen city Motor Car Co., Inc.

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Author: Bob Apalsch Monday, 14 November 2016

Queen city Motor car Co., Inc.

A referal card found while perusing old family records and photos.

Bob Apalsch, Alaska 

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