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Vintage Car Identification Help!

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  • texasestexases Posts: 7,049
    "So basically, this thing has been a project car for about 45 years now!"

    That guy makes building the pyramids sound like a rush job! ;)
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,963
    That guy makes building the pyramids sound like a rush job!

    My coworker, who has known this guy a lot longer than I have, said that he's a procrastinator. So, given this 45 year track record, I don't think this '54 Benz will ever get put back together. I think it's pretty wild, that this car has been in parts for longer than I've been alive!

    I was impressed, too, that after 6 years of sitting on my property, all four tires on that '52 parts car still held air. I had never bothered to put air in them, and as far as I know, the owner never did either. He would come by every once in awhile to put a box of parts in the car, or take something out, but that was about it.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 52,402
    Ah, well, such is the fate of cars that aren't worth the cost of restoration, or that fall into the wrong hands.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 37,580
    Yep, I am pretty sure that's a 220. Like Shifty says, it's a parts car now, restoration would be insane, I'd wager a lot more than restoring a fintail.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,067
    I'm three months late here but that Buick is a 1950 for sure.

    For some reason, 1951 side trim has been installed. I've seen that done before and I don't know if dealers were doing this or people were trying to give their 1950 and updated look.

    Personally, I don't like that look on a 1950.
  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 636
    It is 1950 side trim which was used on the 50 Buick Riviera Model 72.
    The 1950 Model 75R also had it.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,067
    I would have argued with you but after spending some time looking, it appears you're correct.

    Most 1950 Roadmasters had that single horizontal stainless strip on the side.

    Now, I've seen a couple with the '51 trim on the sides but I always figured it was some dealer installed accessory.

    I still don't like that look but that's me.

    When I belonged to the Buick club, one of our members had the nicest 1950 Super I've ever seen. 25,000 original miles!
  • Any ideas on the identity of this car in attached photos? I thought 1939'ish Chevy, though unsure of model. Thanks!

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 52,402

    I'd say 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe JA 4 door sedan but really I"m not sure. The model designations for these cars is very confusing. That's a pretty rare car BTW.

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  • pl34pl34 Posts: 2


    can any one help with this car ?
  • fintailfintail Posts: 37,580
    I suspect it is a 70s era kit car, maybe even based on a VW - if not, based on a common smallblock platform.
    pl34 said:


    can any one help with this car ?

  • Sorry. It is the two-tone convertible with the woman looking to her rear. Thank you.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 37,580
    I think that's an early 50s Hillman Minx.
  • Thanks, fintail. I appreciate your insight.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 37,580
    First car - 1933 Chevy. Second car - 1934 LaSalle. I don't know about the exact models.
  • 7570375703 Posts: 1
    edited August 2015

    Does anyone have any idea what this is? The tiny car.


  • fintailfintail Posts: 37,580
    The shell is a Subaru 360 (59 Caddy behind it, 36 Ford to the right)

  • Does anyone know what this beauty is ?
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,963
    Hard to say, but my first guess is a 1937-38 GM something-or-other, but I can't place it.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 37,580
    I snooped around for a few minutes - the fender shape and hood vents point to a 39 Pontiac, so Andre has the right idea.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 10,944
    Without looking anything up, I'm going guess a LaSalle?
    Quite the weathervane on the roof.
  • texasestexases Posts: 7,049

    Without looking anything up, I'm going guess a LaSalle?
    Quite the weathervane on the roof.

    LaSalles had bigger hood vents, and the headlights were way different, '39 at least:



  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 52,402
    39 Pontiac looks like a pretty good guess. Of course, subject vehicle is chopped, so adjust accordingly:


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  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,963
    Yeah, it's definitely a '39 Pontiac. Something about the front-end of the rat-rod looks a bit different though, like it's more raked-back. I wonder if it's been modified there as well, or it's just an optical illusion enhanced by the lowered body and chopped roof?
  • rclerkinrclerkin Posts: 2
    https://flickr.com/photos/49589939@N06/27442751462/in/dateposted-public/

    Trying to identify the rough age of the car in order to date the picture and determine which relative it is. I thought I knew who the man was - but the person I'm thinking of died in 1927 and I think that the car was more likely one from the 1940's. Any help would be appreciated. This is the only picture that I have. Thank you!
  • fintailfintail Posts: 37,580
    edited June 8
    I think it's a ~1941 Pontiac "Torpedo", the trunkback/non-fastback sedan. IIRC this bodystyle is 41-42 only. Here's an old factory pic:

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  • rclerkinrclerkin Posts: 2
    Thank you!
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