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Mystery car pix

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    The car in the rear is a U.S. made Kaiser Henry J ca. early 1950s., unless by some chance it's the Sears Allstate clone.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    edited March 2013
    Thats one each - I don't think the Sears Allstate ever made it outside the US and the other one is a Vanguard, but it has occurred to me since I posted this earlier that there is a good chance that the Standard Vanguard may have been one that was assembled by Imperia in Belgium - they probably dealt with all the Benelux sales. Imperia assembled versions of the Standard Vanguard for about five years from 1948 or so, even making a few that we never saw over here like a convertible.
    These photos are from a large collection of photos on Flickr which are from a Dutch guy who seems to have posted thousands of similar photos - he must have a huge archive of car pictures from the 50's to the 70's and loads of related older photos too - including a number which feature cars in collision with trams which I would imagine come from the insurance department of whatever the Amsterdam tramway department was called in the 50's
    Its a huge collection of abut 17000 pictures - not all transport photos but about 90% are road transport of some sort.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,506
    Sounds like a cool archive. Do you have a link to it?

    This Flickr user has an entertaining collection of images - many street scenes from around 1950-70.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    edited March 2013
    I'm not sure if this link will work but here goes ;

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/michielverburgh/

    That seems to work
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The card board box on the right is a Citroen 2CV.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,506
    edited March 2013
    And nearer to us in front of/behind the 2CV, a lovely MB W111 coupe.

    Also a Fiat 1500 with whitewall tires, lower right.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,506
    Cool, thanks, it works. I'll go hunting for old fintail pics :shades:
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    in the higher number pages there are a lot more Japanese cars and a range of brochures including such delights as Dutch leaflets for Hino, Prince etc as well as loads of publicity shots - I found that colour picture of the Prince Skyline there...
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    That's an early-60s DAF 600 at the head of the row on right of the street, there's a Renault R4 behind it and an NSU Prinz parked the wrong way behind the R4 and in front of a Morris Minor. I'd say the photo was shot ca. '62-'63.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,405
    Renault R-8, second from the left in front row.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,511
    Must be around '66-'67 for that style Opel Kadett next to the R-8...
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,583
    G'day

    Across the front row:
    Fiat (maybe)
    Renault 8
    Vauxhall Viva
    Fiat 1500

    VW Beetle parked behind

    Left hand side of street
    Citroen 2CV front wheel arch only
    Daf 66 ??
    Renault 3 (rare in my recollection)
    2 door reminds me of a Ford Consul Capri but lights are wrong.
    then gets hard to see

    Right hand side
    unclear

    Mercedes coupe
    Citroen 2CV
    possibly VW Type 3
    VW Beetle
    then maybe a couple of Fords or Opels

    Cheers

    Graham
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,511
    Graham - are you sure about the Vauxhall Viva? I can't find any of those with round headlights, hence the Opel guess on my part. They're closely related, that's for sure.
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 693
    looks like a 1970 or so Opel Kadett. My brother's first car was a '71 Opel Kadett, 1.1 liter with 2 carbs, 4-speed.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    At the very end of the top row (L/S of the street) is a two-tone Mercedes Ponton, probably a cab perhaps a 190D. The car ahead is probably a Ford Taunus 17M.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    image

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,330
    The segmented tail lights make me think it's a '66. Oh, and it's a Landau model.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    Segment, schmegment the guy who owns it sez it's a 1965 Thuderbird Special Landau.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    image

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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