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Old 19th June 2008, 19:30   #151
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Pic 8 - The "large English car", could it be a 36-37 Humber Snipe? Or a Sunbeam Talbot? More likely the former, but quite certainly from the Rootes stable. Personally, I like this the most of all the cars here.
Bingo! Its very likely to be a Humber, I couldnt recall it at that moment.
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This (unfortunately) was never a car belonging to our family but still nostalgic! This is an Austin A 40 Somerset convertible that was used as a hired baraat car for my parents' wedding in 1969 in Madras. I guess this was a time when Heralds/Impalas were yet to take over in this field.
My dad is the groom in the full suit at the back. The car must have been quite comfy considering that those 2 kids decided to take a nap in it!

Curiously though it happens to be a LHD. Maybe it was originally imported into India by someone who bought it in say, the US? Which could also explain the fact that its a convertible? As Ive known of only A 40 saloons over here.
'also saw some pics. of a '50s plymouth (again a convertible) used for the baraat of my uncle's wedding again in madras back in 1974. But unfortunately my aunt showed me the album just before I was leaving the other day, so didnt have time to scan the photos!
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Wow great photos indeed.!. Some of the snaps are even nicely preserved
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Some unidentified cars over the years. Help in identification would be greatly appreceated.

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What a wonderful thread Karl

I think the car in the picture (second pic., post 18) might be a Lancia Theta.
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Here are some pics that were scanned some time back from my grandfathers collection of photographs.
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... My two bits..

Pic 2 - As Karl said, "is something american, probably a Chrysler." I just can't pin it, Chrysler, yes, quite likely, but is it a little small for that? Is it too big for a Chevy, or a Dodge? Could it also not be American at all? Dunno. just can't get it - it's there almost at the tip, and have seen something like this in the flesh, at the rallies in Delhi. Looked up books, the net - disc wheels, the rear-hinged back door, the waist-line, not one pic where all are in there together! Tried off-beat ones like the Graham Paige, Essex, Erskine - no joy. Lovely car though, could someone tell what make?
Been despairing over this one's identity. Pictures on the internet seem to suggest that she's a 1925 (or thereabouts) Dodge Brothers Phaeton.

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Been despairing over this one's identity. Pictures on the internet seem to suggest that she's a 1925 (or thereabouts) Dodge Brothers Phaeton.
Cant be, dodge never came with those wheels.

It appears to be a 1925 CitroŽn B2-B10:

http://www.cerclet.asso.fr/IMAGES/CitroenB2B10gde.jpg

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Cant be, dodge never came with those wheels.

It appears to be a 1925 CitroŽn B2-B10:

http://www.cerclet.asso.fr/IMAGES/CitroenB2B10gde.jpg

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courtesy: 1925 Dodge Brothers Phaeton, Used Cars For Sale - Carsforsale.com





And regarding the Citroen, comparing just the number of nuts/bolts on the wheels show the difference

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...Been despairing over this one's identity. Pictures on the internet seem to suggest that she's a 1925 (or thereabouts) Dodge Brothers Phaeton.
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Cant be, dodge never came with those wheels.

It appears to be a 1925 CitroŽn B2-B10:...
Pardon my ignorance, but howcome these two cars are SO similar, infact almost identical?

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...And regarding the Citroen, comparing just the number of nuts/bolts on the wheels show the difference
I think you should count the fins on the engine cover next

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Well done Prabal. Now get down to identifying the ones in my first few posts.

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Pardon my ignorance, but howcome these two cars are SO similar, infact almost identical?
Think Swift-Mini, previous gen Sonata-Jaguar or even the Chery QQ-Matiz!
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Think Swift-Mini, previous gen Sonata-Jaguar or even the Chery QQ-Matiz!
That would be understandable, but in this case i really cannot see any dissimilarities other than 1 lug nut!!

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That would be understandable, but in this case i really cannot see any dissimilarities other than 1 lug nut!
You must remember this is still the initial stages of automotive evolution, and body styling was still more form follows function.

See the fender designs are noticeably different, the Citroen front fenders are sharply raked (typically Citroen at the time). The radiator grille of the Dodge apperars wider, hence so would be the bonnet. There is a large gap between the Citroen doors, plus they curve at the bottom unlike the Dodge.

On closer inspection you will see practically nothing is the same in both cars
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courtesy: 1925 Dodge Brothers Phaeton, Used Cars For Sale - Carsforsale.com
And regarding the Citroen, comparing just the number of nuts/bolts on the wheels show the difference
Whoooops!!! My bad!

Sorry Prabal!

Looks like as regards certain cars, your eyes are sharper than mine!
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Here goes round 2

Another Buick, a later car this time.

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Some unidentified cars over the years. Help in identification would be greatly appreceated.

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These 3 were taken on their many travels abroad. The first picture of the black car was taken in Nice, France.

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This one I assume was taken in Germany or Austria.

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This is amongst my favorites. Appears to be Italy, and I think I read Lancia on the wheel.

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It is not just Italy. It is the Vatican - St. Peter's Square - where the Pope stays. Today it is a place visited by thousands of people. No wonder you treasure the photo. Mohaan
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Sirji your knowledge on the vintage cars is just amazing. You can start 1 year degree course for all new comers.cheers: My admission is confirmed.



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You must remember this is still the initial stages of automotive evolution, and body styling was still more form follows function.

See the fender designs are noticeably different, the Citroen front fenders are sharply raked (typically Citroen at the time). The radiator grille of the Dodge apperars wider, hence so would be the bonnet. There is a large gap between the Citroen doors, plus they curve at the bottom unlike the Dodge.

On closer inspection you will see practically nothing is the same in both cars
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Here are some lovely photos shared by Harit.

The first is a 1940 Chrysler, beautiful shots. More reading of late on the Guess the Car thread.

Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-001.jpg

Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-002.jpg

A Mercedes 170 (I assume)

Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-003.jpg

And lastly what appears to be an Austin Six.

Nostalgic automotive pictures including our family's cars-004.jpg
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