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Offline Josh P

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Date photo by the car?
« on: Monday 19 August 13 21:55 BST (UK) »
Anyone able to tell me the type and possible date of this car, being driven here by my great-uncle in London?  He was the private secretary of Baron Bliss Barreto at one time, so I am guessing this belonged to his famously car-loving employer as he could never have afforded such a vehicle himself.
Thank you for any insights.

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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 August 13 23:03 BST (UK) »
Note sure of date, but a quick tidy removing the scratches.

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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 August 13 06:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the unexpected tidy-up Steve!  Looks good!

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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 20 August 13 06:32 BST (UK) »
Love looking at Veteran cars - don't know much about them though!

 - however I'm wondering if this might be a De Dion of the 1904 variety - found a picture on the Veteran Cars Images website which looks a good match.   
I wonder what that contraption out the front is?

 - also wonder if some guru will be able to date by the number plate.

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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 August 13 07:34 BST (UK) »
Love looking at Veteran cars - don't know much about them though!

Me too Wiggy! It's a beauty isn't it?  :)

And yes, you can date a car by the number plate - can anyone work out what the (presumably) two letters are before the numbers?

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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 20 August 13 07:37 BST (UK) »
'CT' ??

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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 20 August 13 07:43 BST (UK) »
That's what I thought too B-B    :D


Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 20 August 13 07:45 BST (UK) »


ps there is a PDF file here http://www.cvpg.co.uk/REG.pdf (180 KB)
which gives details on all british car registration systems, including one and two letter codes.
if it is CT, then it would be from Boston, Lincs.
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Re: Date photo by the car?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 20 August 13 07:49 BST (UK) »
Hi

CT 266 ?

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