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If you have a nice old photo, or a great new photo, or own a pre-war car
we are happy if you want to share one or more photos with us.

A French (?) Monday Mystery Coupe de ville

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A French (?) Monday Mystery Coupe de villeHallo---------Reference to the Magazine item "A French (?) Monday Mystery Coupe de ville" Attached  is the photo of our 1925 Turcat Mery Model UG taken from a similar angle to the Monday Photo.

1939 Chevrolet Limo

Thursday, 09 March 2017

1939 Chevrolet LimoThis 1939 Chevrolet streached limousine was recently spotted in Cape Town, South Africa. It appears to be a recent conversion.

1912 Rock Falls Hearse

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

1912 Rock Falls HearseThis is my 1912 Rock Falls Hearse.  It was manufactured in Sterling, Illinois by the Rock Falls Manufacturing Company which makes it a very rare automobile.  I believe this is the oldest motorized hearse in the world.

Beforty Rally 2017

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Beforty Rally 2017

Dear PreWarCar-friends!

You are welcome to participate in the Beforty Rally 2017, during the weekend of 19-20-21 May 2017 in Maastricht, Netherlands. 

One of the few rallies in Europe - for young people, by young people - who love pre-war cars!

For those among you who never participated in this fantastic rally; the rules are quite simple: to participate you must be younger than 40 years of age, and the car must be built before 1940.

In case you currently do not own a vintage car yourself; it is allowed to borrow one from your grandpa, brother-in-law, local museum or make sure you finish your restoration project in time.

Hope to see you at the 2017 Beforty Rally! 

Thomas & the Beforty team 



Lanchester Straight 8 (30 Hp)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Lanchester Straight 8 (30 Hp)

Specification for this model

Layout: Front Engine rear wheel drive with a chassis frame and separate body. The body is a copy of a car made for Nancy Lanchester (George Lanchester’s daughter) using the original drawings created by George Lanchester in the 1920's.

Engine: A straight 8 cylinder engine of 4.5 litres with overhead camshaft and dual ignition systems. The bore and stroke is 3.1 inches x 4.5 inches. The original Zenith carburettor has been replaced with an updraught SU. Petrol is delivered via an Autovac.

Transmission: 4 speed crash gearbox with a torque tube and underslung worm drive back axle.

Suspension, Steering and Brakes: The suspension is via cantilever rear springs and semi elliptic front springs. The brakes are 15in drums all round operated by Rod and Cable with linkages of Lanchester’s own design. The Steering box is unique to Lanchester.

Wheelbase 11ft 10in
Track 4ft 8in
Length 15ft 8in
Weight 40cwt less body
Interesting Features


The brake actuation is assisted by a Clayton Dewandre vacuum servo.

Instrument lighting is via a sheet of edgelite Perspex very much state of the art for 1930. The rear seat passengers have an Auster Screen to protect them from the elements.

This is a most delightful car and relaxed rewarding drive, we have enjoyed many holidays in it over the years .

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