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Anyone any ideas as to the identities of these three vintage cars? Thanks.

 

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Posted (edited)

One has a registration number so you can try looking it up on DVLA.

 

Edit: just tried it myself and it’s not there. Sorry.

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It looks like the 1920s, if you can zoom in on the bonnet emblems and badges that might give some clues.

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Hazard a guess. 

Top looks like a Rolls Royce.

Middle possibly Bull Nose Morris.

Bottom ????

 

Allan

 

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Top does look like a Rolls Royce from the badge on the radiator.

Badge on the bottom one might be Alvis.

 

Try a google image search for "1920s alvis cars" for some similar to both middle and bottom.

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I'll go out on a limb and suggest that the top one is a bit small a bit too scruffy to be a Rolls Royce.  The grille, though similar in proportions is not quite the same, it looks like you ought to be able to read the badge though.

 

Strange that the top and middle cars have seemingly identical wheels, and possibly the same bonnet mascot. I don't think the middle one is a bullnose Morris though, I think you would see the bulbous shape of the grille from the side, it does have a 'dickey' seat like a bullnose Morris though, but many cars of that era had one.

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Thanks folks. Following your help, I think the first one may be a Rolls Royce 20hp, probably a Doctors Coupe.

Still working on the others.

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The top one may well be a Rolls Royce but it looks weird - there are no headlights, I can't see any door handles and the edge of the bonnet has a strange overlap, I think it would usually be hinged along that edge to allow the bonnet to be opened, the side panel and one half of the top rests on the other half of the bonnet.  But back then you purchased a Rolls Royce chassis and had your own body fitted so perhaps the chosen coach builder just wasn't very good.  It almost looks like someone was working on it, the wheels need hub caps, it just doesn't look complete.  The radiator looks like the 'honeycomb' style more usually seen on Silver Ghosts, 20's seem to have 'slatted' radiators, but it looks much thicker down the sides when viewed from the front.  Almost as if someone is trying to build their own Rolls Royce.

No idea on the other two.

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The front suspension in #1 is unlike a Rolls Royce.

Could the head lights be WW1 blackout lights?

The bonnet looks like it's covered with canvas or tarpaulin.

 

wim

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The roughly triangular, downward-pointing shape of the badge on number 3 could have been an Alvis but actually I think it may be an Austin, a make we don't particularly associate with luxury cars of stature, not since the Austin Maxi anyway. Something like an Austin 20, they might also have been coach-built.

 

Very similar in style to this one from 1919:

 

1919 Austin 20 Shooting brake

 

 

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9 hours ago, wiskerke said:

The front suspension in #1 is unlike a Rolls Royce.

Could the head lights be WW1 blackout lights?

The bonnet looks like it's covered with canvas or tarpaulin.

 

wim

Yes, I keep thinking the suspension is wrong, the springs should be more prominent.  I did wonder about blackout lights, but I assumed the lights on the wings were sidelights and the headlights are missing.

2 hours ago, Harry Harrison said:

The roughly triangular, downward-pointing shape of the badge on number 3 could have been an Alvis but actually I think it may be an Austin, a make we don't particularly associate with luxury cars of stature, not since the Austin Maxi anyway. Something like an Austin 20, they might also have been coach-built.

 

Very similar in style to this one from 1919:

 

1919 Austin 20 Shooting brake

 

 

I did think the radiator badge looked similar to the Austin badge but was put off because there isn't an "Austin" badge on the radiator grill - but maybe it fell off.

Austin Maxi a luxury car? Surely a Austin Allegro with a quartic steering wheel is far more noteworthy.

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34 minutes ago, Sue Norwood said:

Austin Allegro with a quartic steering wheel is far more noteworthy

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My guess is that something like this is the radiator cap ornament / hood mascot in #1:

 

https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images4/1/0716/16/airplane-propeller-hood-ornament_1_eca707ce6b9e0be56b59b66f2dded2d6.jpg

 

https://www.classicandsportscar.com/sites/default/files/styles/slideshow_slide/public/2018-12/5_StoryDisplayFlyingMascot.jpg?itok=rSYZQyj_

(image #7)

 

wim

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6 hours ago, wiskerke said:

My guess is that something like this is the radiator cap ornament / hood mascot in #1:

 

https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images4/1/0716/16/airplane-propeller-hood-ornament_1_eca707ce6b9e0be56b59b66f2dded2d6.jpg

 

https://www.classicandsportscar.com/sites/default/files/styles/slideshow_slide/public/2018-12/5_StoryDisplayFlyingMascot.jpg?itok=rSYZQyj_

(image #7)

 

wim

 

Bet there isn't a rotary engine under the bonnet though.😃

 

Allan

 

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Posted (edited)
6 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Bet there isn't a rotary engine under the bonnet though.😃

 

Allan

 

That's a radial.

Probably.

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On 07/01/2020 at 17:22, spacecadet said:

That's a radial.

Probably.

 

Or radial.😶

 

Allan

 

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