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A French (?) Monday Mystery Coupe de Ville

Thursday, 23 March 2017

A French (?) Monday Mystery Coupe de VilleI guess I should add something to this debate even though I cannot solve the problem. Attached is a photo of my 1924 Series SG Turcat Mery (3 litre side valve) undergoing restoration (which it still is). I think you will see that the top of the radiator appears to show the same features in the mystery car as mine although the photo of the mystery is far from clear. Further, the general line, appearance  and proportions from the windscreen forward  are virtually identical based on other photos I have.
This would mean it is not a model UG Turcat similar to Jak's 1925 which has a rounded top to the radiator. Also the mystery car has a much longer wheelbase (similar to mine) than Jak's UG model. But the radiator differs from mine in being taller. Like Jak's car the bottom of the radiator of the mystery car appears to be below the top of the chassis frame. Mine sits on top of the chassis frame. Before 1924 the Turcat Merys had a distinctly different radiator shape - so it would have to be post - 1923 - but Turcat Merys had 4-wheel brakes on everything well before that.
I do not know what it is - other than that I feel certain it is French - but in my opinion it is not a Turcat Mery.

Two fun period Hawaiian Pictures

Friday, 10 February 2017

Two fun period Hawaiian PicturesI spotted thes two pictures from the early days on a Hawaiian Historical Society photo series. I asked a friend who is a resident and native Hawaiian for her take on these is what she had to say:
 What cool photos!  Love's Bakery is still in existence.  It's based in Honolulu (island of Oahu), but distributes products throughout all the islands.
The 2nd photo indicates "Lihue Store" on the car.  Lihue is on the island of Kauai so I'm not familiar with that store.  However, looking at the store window behind, it shows Schuman Carriage which is an auto dealership on Oahu.
Also, if you enlarge the photo, you'll see a street sign on the upper left side.  It says "Merchant".  There is a Merchant St. in downtown Honolulu, so I'm guessing this photo was also taken in Honolulu.
Love the cars!  :)   Thanks for sharing!

Unknown Steering box

Friday, 10 February 2017

Unknown Steering boxCan anyone help me identify this steering box, please. It came with a collection of veteran Delage parts but I'm pretty sure it is not Delage.

albert CLEMENT

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

albert CLEMENTAlbert CLEMENT, de l'équipe BAYARD-CLEMENT, un des favoris du Grand Prix de l'ACF de DIEPPE en 1907, fut victime d'un accident mortel le 17 mai 1907, lors des Essais à Saint Martin en Campagne, près de Dieppe, où une stèle a été mise en son honneur.

Mystery car in India

Monday, 26 December 2016

Mystery car in IndiaHi all,

I was in Pune India for work recently. Waiting for a shop to open on a small back street, I turned around and saw this sitting in a rather ramshackle garage...sorry about the quality of the pictures, cell phone camera and I did not have a chance to go back for a better view.... 

If anyone is interested, I can get you to the site without too much trouble


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