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Re: can anyone identyfy this car
« Reply #9 on: Monday 15 May 06 19:28 BST (UK) »
Hi Denn,
              I have had another look and have come up with many
simmilar models which closely resemble your car (radiator & headlamps)
It would also seem that some of these cars were altered for export to
New Zealand etc.
              The cars were American Buicks. The models that fit fairly closely
are :- 1924 Buick sport touring model 24-55
          1928 Buick sports roadster 28- 54x
 If you contact Tomgilbert[AT]adhillstoyota.com.au
   and send him a copy of your photo he may be able to help.
I am sure he will also send you photos of his Roadster which has a very
interesting story and well worth reading.
Even if your car is not a Buick Ihave had several hours of enjoyment
trying to identify it. Pity I cannot send you the pictures but they will
all be copyright.
Good hunting,
Tomkin


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Re: can anyone identyfy this car
« Reply #10 on: Monday 15 May 06 19:54 BST (UK) »
Is it really American? It is righthand drive!
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
Any census information included in this post is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: can anyone identyfy this car
« Reply #11 on: Monday 15 May 06 20:05 BST (UK) »
That is why they were altered for export,
Tomkin
Thanks Berlin Bob. Is it possible that you can explain the protocol
so that we can avoid future occurances.
Tomkin


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Re: can anyone identyfy this car
« Reply #12 on: Monday 15 May 06 23:56 BST (UK) »
I shall contact both the addresses suggested, in the meantime I have been doing a bit of research and after looking at many many pic's Ibelieve it to be either a Buik - as Tomkin suggests, or An Oldsmobile. Once I have something definate I shall let you know.

                                               Denn
Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
-------Philippines --- Bohol

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Re: can anyone identyfy this car
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 16 May 06 01:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Denn,
               We may have cracked it. It looks like a 1927 Oldsmobile.
The radiator and headlamps look the same as do the artillary wheels.
The car that I am looking at is a sedan but even the mudguards look the
same. I am going to enlarge and try to compare other details that I can see.
Tomkin

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Re: can anyone identyfy this car
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 16 May 06 02:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Tomkin,
      Yes I found a couple of pic's on the net and it is almost certainly an Oldsmobile, as for the date, I would go anywhere from 1925 to 1932, have a look at this one, it's the best pic' I can find.

http://hem.passagen.se/tomeli/bil30t.htm

                                                 Denn
Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
-------Philippines --- Bohol

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Re: can anyone identyfy this car
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 16 May 06 05:57 BST (UK) »
Hi Denn,

Have you found a photo with a radiator and badge like the one in your photo?

I've searched but can't find one.  It is a very distinctive radiator and badge.  I suspect that they would be more reliable pointers to the make than the body shape - some bodies were custom-built in Australia ...

Perhaps an email with the photo to the National Motor Museum might be an idea?
http://www.history.sa.gov.au/motor/about.htm

Or is there a classic car club in your area which might be prepared to help ...

JAP

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Re: can anyone identify this car
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 16 May 06 07:58 BST (UK) »
Jap, Tomkin 'n all,
       I reckon I finally have it, Look at the 1924 Oldsmobile on this site, I don't think we could get a better match - especially that fancy bit of stuff around the top of the radiator (scrolls 'n all).
       So I am going to settle for a "1924 Oldsmobile 30B tourer"

Here's the link http://www.dyna.co.za/cars/1924_Oldsmobile_30B_Tourer_Yellow_sf11.jpg

                                                Denn     
Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
-------Philippines --- Bohol

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Re: can anyone identify this car
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 16 May 06 11:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Denn,
               Fairly good match especially the back.Put that back on to this
1927 Oldsmobile and you have cracked it.Take particular notice of the cylinder headlamps(instead of cone) the artillary wheels, the mudguards and the side
grills.
Cheers,
Tomkin