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Vintage Car Identification Help!

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,743
    -Upload your image to a photo hosting website such as Fickr, Instagram or Image Shack.

    -Copy image's url.

    -Click on IMG tab below dialog box.

    -Paste url next to image header that appears, then click IMG again at end of url.

    -Enter any text you wish to

    -Click on POST MY MESSAGE tab.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,689
    Is that the biggest photo you have? Hard to tell...
  • crazykunocrazykuno Posts: 9
    not very good at this kind of stuff. this picture is full screen before I posted it. any suggestions??
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,689
    edited June 2013
    Looking at the imageshack web site, when you're looking at your photo click on the 'links to share this image' text on the right, then copy the info in the 'direct' box and use the procedure described above to post the photo here. Let's see if it works:
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  • crazykunocrazykuno Posts: 9
    The crome on the front fenders pretty much singles it out but I cant find anything to compare. I believe this to be late thirties but WHAT???
  • crazykunocrazykuno Posts: 9
    is it a 1940 Buick Special Series 40 2-Door Sedan??
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,743
    That's definitely a General Motors car from the 1940s, it's similar to this 1940 Chevrolet>

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    Or this 1941 Pontiac>

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    I doubt it was a Buick or Olds, but that's just a guess.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,294
    With the short chrome pieces on top of the fenders, I am thinking 41 Chevy, but could be others.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,743
    Yeah, those chrome strips look as if they're atop the headlight housings as on 1940s Chebbies.

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  • crazykunocrazykuno Posts: 9
    Thanks for the help!!! I believe it to be a 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe 2-Door Sedan. can't be a 40' because the head light looks to be embedded deeper in the fender and the 40' the headlight sets higher and the turn signal is beside it. Thanks again.. JIM
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,743
    Looks like a Chevy Biscayne ca. 1968-69

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  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,138
    edited June 2013
    It could just be the angle, lighting, or whatever, but they look like two different cars to me The one in the snow looks like it has chrome at the B-pillar area, unless that's just the lighting playing tricks with me. It makes me think of a '68-72 Chevy Nova. But the other one, in the family shot with the burgundy car in view, is definitely a '68 Chevy fullsize. Could be a Biscayne or Bel Air. I'm pretty sure the Impala coupes were all hardtop by that time.

    My grandparents had a '68 Impala 4-door hardtop that they gave to my Mom in 1972, and then she traded in 1975 for a new LeMans. I vaguely remember the '68. My memory recalls it as a bright bluish-green color, but I found an old pic of it awhile back, which showed it to be more green than blue.

    BTW, if anyone cars, that burgundy car looks like an '81-82 Malibu.
  • bubba_txbubba_tx Posts: 2
    I'm trying to identify the make/model & year of this car to date it and try to identify the people. The Year of the car will help me rule In/Out certain people. The rounded front hood is unusual."

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    Thanks for any help you can provide.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,294
    Almost certainly a Franklin, late teens by the looks of it.

    Here is a 1918 model
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,939
    I'd agree with that---definitely a Franklin and probably spanning the years of WW I, given the fashions depicted.

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  • I came across an old photo of my Grandfather, and he was obviously very proud of his car, and his work...as he used it to sell bread in Iowa. Unfortunately I don't know how to upload the pic on the forum. ">Can anyone help me identify his car? Sure wish I had a chance to talk to him about it.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,294
    So you have a digital copy of the pic on your computer, right? Create an account at photobucket or another photo hosting site, upload it there, and post the URL here. Before posting it, click the "IMG" button below this message box, paste the image URL, then click the "IMG" button again - it should all work then.
  • Yes- I have a digital copy on my phone. Thanks for the advice- I'll try posting online tomorrow.

    Jeff
  • tomatcietomatcie Posts: 1
    Please, can someone name the year and make of this car?

    image of old car
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,689
    edited July 2013
    That's a real tough one, lots of cars built between about 1910 and 1914 or so looked like that, there's nothing much distinctive on it. It looks like it has kerosene lanterns next to the windshield, so it has to be about that old, maybe a year or two older.

    Sorry.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,294
    edited July 2013
    Like texases says, early teens vintage. Appears to have gas cowl lights, but electric headlights, so it would be no older than 1912. It looks like a big solid middle/upper middle class car, not a Model T or a cyclecar etc. The fenders and cowl seem familiar somehow, maybe something like a ~1914 Buick.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,294
    Also, if you post it

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    or

    Here

    Someone will know the year, make, and model - some real experts are there, with knowledge far more than my own.
  • wizardimpswizardimps Posts: 1
    edited July 2013
    Going through some old photos that my grandparents took when they visited Yellowstone in the summer of 1952, and there are two that have cars I'm curious to identify (neither of the cars were theirs) - here's one of a bear climbing the hood of a car, and another showing the same car, same bear, and another car. Any ideas?

    Also, how many of these can you ID in this parking lot photo from summer 1958?

    Thanks!
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,743
    In the first photo, the bear is making friends with a 1949-51 Ford, there were minor differences in grille and bumpers from year-to-year, perhaps someone will come along and tell you the exact year.

    The dark car in the second pic appears to be a Chevy of the same vintage but it could be a Pontiac or Olds.

    The white car on the left in the parking lot photo is a 1957 Chevrolet, next to it is a two-tone 1956 Buick and over her shoulder you can see a '52-'53 Ford.

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  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 489
    1st photo - 49 Ford.
    2nd photo - 49 Ford, 52 Chevy.
    3rd photo - 57 Chevy with dual steering, 55 Buick, 56-58 Cadillac.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,743
    My bad, I typed '56 Buick but that's definitely a '55, great year for Buick Division.

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