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Vintage Car Identification Help!



  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,506
    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.

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

    image of old car
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,511
    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.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,506
    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: 33,506
    Also, if you post it




    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?

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    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.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 476
    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: 16,593
    My bad, I typed '56 Buick but that's definitely a '55, great year for Buick Division.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • 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: 5,511
    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: 44,404
    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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    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: 5,511
    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

    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: 33,506
    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?

  • 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!
    (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..
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