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Help appreciated identifying and dating old car
« on: Wednesday 18 March 15 16:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi all

I have a very old picture of family that we are trying to date. Im hoping that identifying and dating the car may help

Any help gratefully appreciated

Cliff
South Shields, London - Stobbs, Winfield
Banham - Limmer
Wilts, S.Wales - Comley
Oxfordshire - Kinch, Gomm, Probbitts

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Re: Help appreciated identifying and dating old car
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 March 15 16:21 GMT (UK) »
Looks like a Rolls Royce (flying angel)
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Re: Help appreciated identifying and dating old car
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 March 15 16:35 GMT (UK) »
It's not a Rolls Royce radiator.

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Re: Help appreciated identifying and dating old car
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 March 15 16:47 GMT (UK) »
PP Registration Numbers were issued in Buckinghamshire, 1923-1928.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Help appreciated identifying and dating old car
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 March 15 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Thanks guys - the emblem looks like a "dog-bone" radiator cap and there were loads of variations. The tip on the PP reg is a good help as my family were always keen on new cars even back then so that gives me a bracket to work with

As I thought that car had some detail Ive had 2nd thoughts and added the picture with all 3 cars hopefully one may have better definition - the middle one looks to have a tent for a roof  :D
South Shields, London - Stobbs, Winfield
Banham - Limmer
Wilts, S.Wales - Comley
Oxfordshire - Kinch, Gomm, Probbitts

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Re: Help appreciated identifying and dating old car
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 March 15 17:09 GMT (UK) »
The rightmost car has a BD plate - Northamptonshire, December 1903 - September 1924.

From http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/registrations/reg-letters.htm
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Help appreciated identifying and dating old car
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 18 March 15 17:48 GMT (UK) »
The middle one looks like a Morris Oxford "Bullnose" - various versions produced from 1913-1926.

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Re: Help appreciated identifying and dating old car
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 18 March 15 17:54 GMT (UK) »
Is it this model A ford?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/1929_Ford_Model_A_60B_Fordor_GNC475.jpg
Some similarities, I agree, but on the Ford the chrome round the top of the radiator grille seems to have a more pronounced dip in the middle (for want of a better word); also the oval badge looks a bit more prominent. You might be right, however - the picture in question is much lower definition and contrasty (not the poster's fault), and that means some details get lost.

Arthur
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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