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Vintage Car Identification Help!

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  • Hello! I'm trying to identify the car in these photos here, here and here It may be a Bugatti, but I'm not sure. I found the snapshot in the Boston area some years ago. On the back is written in pencil "Here is my anvil car I told you about." Any help with year, make and model would be greatly appreciated!
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,698
    edited August 2013
    Not sure, except that it's probably not a Bugatti, wrong radiator shell.

    Edit - pretty sure it's an "Amilcar":
    More info here.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,992
    Looks much too brutish for a Bugatti.

    I'm going to take a wild guess on this and call it a late 1920s era Amilcar.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201856348836194&set=a.1020131913260612- 4.1073741826.1407231995&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

    i dont know the type of make or year this is but i want to get one, can anyone tell me what it is? and its year?
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,698
    The whole address didn't post. There's a problem with the site right now, it's missing the image posting buttons.
  • mstumpmstump Posts: 2
    http://s418.photobucket.com/upload?location=Antique%20car%20Hood

    This is a Trunk lid I believe. It has a mechanism that operates from a PUSH button. we are 95% sure that it is a Trunk, but we cannot identify what type of vehicle it is from.

    If it is a hood for the front of the car, then it had the engine in the rear compartment, like a Volkswagen.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,353
    Here's one, pic taken around 1924 based on the age of the kid. My great-great grandmother, grandfather, and great-grandmother with some kind of tall car. I know they had a little money, and this appears to be a fancier car. I haven't dug out my reference books to try to nail it down yet. Maybe a Cadillac?

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  • stk531stk531 Posts: 2
    I don't know how to post photos in messages on this site, but please click the link below to go to Shutterfly (no registration needed) to view 2 family photos, I believe from the late 40's or early 50's. Can you help me identify this car? I've looked at several internet sites and have not found a photo that matches the body exactly, nor the hood ornament. I don't know the manufacturer, model, or model year. Appreciate any help you can give!

    https://oldcarid.shutterfly.com/
    (2 photos, one of the front and one of the back of the same car)
  • This appears to be a 1949 Buick Roadmaster of some sort. I can't see enough for exact identity.
  • 1950 model..rectangular side hood holes..
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,992
    On the 1924 car (circa) those slanted louvers should give you a hint--that style of louver is quite unusual.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,353
    edited August 2013
    I think I found it:

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    Every detail seems to match. I was hoping for something more exotic, but these people lived away from the city, so maybe that was as nice as one dared.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,992
    I was thinking Olds, too, but the 24s didn't match up. That looks like it, though. The car looked mass-produced so I wasn't thinking anything too upscale.

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  • stk531stk531 Posts: 2
    edited August 2013
    Bingo! I think you nailed it. Thanks for the suggestion!! I found an online photo of a 1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible that looks like a perfect match on both front and rear ends, and hood ornament as well. Appreciate the help very much!
  • Can anyone please tell me what kind of truck this is exactly? The photo was taken in late 1927, and I don't recognize the outline of the logo on the grill. Thanks!

    http://s949.photobucket.com/user/Justin_History-Hound_Greear/media/1927/Truck00-- 800p_zps27ddb9e1.png.html?sort=3&o=0
  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 489
    edited September 2013
    Those headlights, their supporting bar, the fenders, and that double windshield indicate Chevy. Because of the shine I'll say a 27 Chevy, the year of the photo.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,353
    It does have a GM look to it, somehow. The weird badge is giving me fits, I can't pin it down.

    Maybe something for the AACA Identification forum
  • Part of a larger photo that someone is trying to pass off as from 1936. I believe this to be a early or mid 40s Chrysler (?) product. Can anyone give me a positive ID on this car? Unique stripes on the fenders. Thanks in Advance.

    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz352/cyndi1959/car_zps54483ad6.jpg
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,353
    edited September 2013
    Looks like a 1941 Oldsmobile.

    Here's a similar car
  • fintail - I believe you've nailed it! That didn't take long. Thank you very much!
  • Hello. Inherited some cars and I don't know about this red one. Can someone identify it? Thank you.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,353
    edited November 2013
    It's an early 50s Mercedes. Due to missing parts I can't identify it, but it is either a 170S or a 220. Looks like the original steering wheel is under the hood. There should be an ID tag maybe on the firewall that has more info.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,698
    Would I be right in saying the value is low, if parts are still there? Some folks hear 'Mercedes Benz' and think they've gotten something valuable...
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,353
    From what I can see in those pics, value might be just above scrap. There are probably a few bits and pieces someone could use, but that thing is way beyond redemption. So yeah, no big value there.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,992
    edited November 2013
    You can buy these rough but completely there (all body panels, an interior of some sort, dash with gauges, engine and transmission in the car although not functional, most of the glass, no severe perforated rust) for around $7,500, so the one in the photo, with so much missing, wouldn't appeal as a restoration candidate. I agree, sell for bits and pieces.

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  • thank you! I appreciate your help!
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,353
    If that much. The only demand for those cars seems to be for their prewar styling.

    About 10 years ago, my old indy MB specialist (who also has a collection) sold an old 220 - he had a nicer 220 and a cool 170SD. The car he sold was a non runner, but 99%+ complete (even had the toolkit) , no rust, straight - and I don't think he got 7K for it. To get it on the road and make it presentable you'd still have to sink more than its value into it. I'd assume a real nice show quality one would struggle to get past the mid 20s.
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,156
    edited November 2013
    I thought that car looked vaguely familiar...same thing as that '52 Benz I stored for a former co-worker from 2004-2010...

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    I took this pic of it on the morning it finally got towed away. I think it was a 220, but can't remember for sure. It had a "D" after the number, but the guy I was storing it for said somebody stuck that on after the fact.

    Here's a pic of it being hauled away...
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,992
    Nothing that $50,000 dollars couldn't have fixed :)

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  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,156
    This one has kind of a sad story behind it, too. The guy who owns it bought it as a parts car, for a 1954 Benz he's restoring. Although, the '54 is in multiple parts spread around his basement and garage, and has been for quite awhile. Back in 2010, when he got the parts car, he told me his story about the '54.

    It was his first car, in college. But, in 1968, he got a job with the federal government, though he was making the big bucks, and decided to get a new Javelin. He also thought it would be a fun project to take the '54 Benz off the road, tear it down, and rebuild it. So basically, this thing has been a project car for about 45 years now!

    The motivation for me to make him get the car off my land came back in 2010, after the guy retired, and another one of my coworkers told me I'd better watch out, that this guy could end up dying, and I'd be stuck with the thing on my land! And, around that time, the county got on me about having "untagged/dismantled/inoperable" vehicle(s) on my property, and that got me paranoid. Turns out, I only got cited because they saw my '79 New Yorker, which came from PA where they don't have a front license plate, sitting in my yard with no tag on the front, so they assumed it was an untagged vehicle. They never did find out about the Benz.

    Anyway, that was about 3 years ago. The owner of the '52 Benz ended up having it towed to a storage lot about 7-8 miles away. I presume that it's still sitting there, rotting away, and that the '54 is still in parts scattered all over his basement and garage. :sick:
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