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A question for the car experts
« on: Sunday 24 June 18 01:51 BST (UK) »
Hello RootsChatters,

This is Aunt Ruby sitting in an unknown make of car.  The photo was taken in Australia and has the year 1955 written on the back.  There appears to be a name on the hub caps, but I'm unsure what it is.  Can any motor vehicle experts read what the word is?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: A question for the car experts
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 24 June 18 17:12 BST (UK) »
Looks like it's a Vauxhall Wyvern L series "Caleche Tourer" 1951 ish specifically for the Australian market, regards, John.

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Re: A question for the car experts
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 June 18 17:22 BST (UK) »
Good one :)  I'd found some Holdens with a similar shaped bonnet, but the radiator grille and other details were wrong. This one looks to be pretty much spot on.
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Re: A question for the car experts
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 June 18 17:55 BST (UK) »
Well spotted, i suppose the bonnet is a bit of a pointer as well.
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Re: A question for the car experts
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 24 June 18 18:11 BST (UK) »
Just found this photo on the net, J

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Re: A question for the car experts
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Re: A question for the car experts
« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 June 18 01:20 BST (UK) »
Thank you hoobaloo, arthurk, purlin and barryd for your prompt replies, and also the photo and web link.  The car belonged to my grandfather who lived in Cairns, North Queensland, Australia.

Regards Agaye
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Re: A question for the car experts
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 26 June 18 22:36 BST (UK) »
Just a touch of color for the photo. Hope you enjoy!
I just like to do photo restores.

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Re: A question for the car experts
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 27 June 18 06:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you DrDude45 for the colour version of the Vauxhall car photo.  It certainly brightens the picture and brings it to life.  Well done!

Regards Agaye
Stevens, Coleman, Cleggett - KENT.    Mellor, Horobin - STAFFORDSHIRE.    Carmody, Scully - COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND,    Stevens, Pring, Hesmer - SURREY.    Cooper, Machin, Parker - DERBYSHIRE.    Letchford - HAMMERSMITH. LONDON,   Reid, Robertson, McPhee - SCOTLAND.   Cottman - DORSET.   Cooper, Blore - CHESHIRE.    Kent, Harvey - SUFFOLK.    Rodrigues - PORTUGAL.    Kann - DENMARK.    Schneider, Carius, Utermohlen, Geisler - GERMANY