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What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« on: Saturday 27 January 18 00:35 GMT (UK) »
This is a postcard from an inherited album, no writing on the reverse so may have been included in a letter.  Would like to know the make of the car if anyone can help.

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 January 18 14:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jen...what a great photo..I can't help with the make of car but this will bring it back up the board for you.
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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 January 18 15:29 GMT (UK) »
I have tried on this one Carol, there is enough detail that it ought to be easy, but no, I think the car is more likely to be 1912ish, but not a model T Ford.

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 January 18 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Try this one.

http://www.prewarcar.com/magazine/previous-features/coal-scuttle-hoods-in-the-us-028884.html

Or if link does not work research AMERICAN COAL-SCUTTLE-HOODS 1905 >>

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 January 18 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi jen,
Nice motor.

This is probably an obvious question but have you tried searching for Jenolan Motors (Kat). I tried but all I could get here in England was links to the caves. You may have more luck being based down under. Possibly on a vintage car site. At that time I doubt that the were many foreign makes in Oz.

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 27 January 18 20:55 GMT (UK) »
Based mostly on the shape of the radiator shell I think this may be an early Austin, particularly as I can see a beading on the inner edge of the shell and the radiator filler cap appears to sit on an almost square small base which is part or the radiator shell.

Cars of that era were often available as rolling chassis, so there is little to go on other than the radiator.

In 1912, which is when I think this car was built, as those ornate lamps had died out by 1916. Austin were still offering custom built bodies to your own preferences.

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 27 January 18 21:08 GMT (UK) »
Not the same car but similar photo perhaps

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 27 January 18 21:10 GMT (UK) »
The very straight topped sides to the bodywork are similar to the standard Austin bodywork of that era.

http://www.austinmemories.com/styled-130/index.html

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Just seen japeflakes post, the bodywork is very similar isn’t it

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 January 18 00:20 GMT (UK) »
I have visions of a handy camera man 'jumping out' at passing motorists and taking their photos as they drive by on their way to the Jenolan Caves.     ;D ;D   (I wonder if they had a fleet of different cars for hire to go to the caves.)

Amazing to have such similar photos, which is what makes me think that. Both taken on the same day too.   Japeflakes photo has an army man in the back.   

You didn't ask, but . . . . .
You don't mind a little paint work and de-Xing of occupants I trust,  Jen?  You have the original so you know who are family in the photo.

Your scans are a joy to work on.    8)

Sorry can't identify the car . . .but can see a tyre valves (I think) so not solid rubber wheels  -  is that right?

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