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Can anyone identify the car in this photograph?

kurier44akurier44a Member Posts: 1
edited September 2016 in General

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    fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,333
    Tough one, as I am certain it is a now-defunct brand. Don't quote me on this, but to me it most resembles a ~1927 Peerless.
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    texasestexases Member Posts: 10,760
    I agree with the 1927 or so date, but the radiator shell looks a little different than a Peerless.

    You might also post it here, bet somebody will know:
    http://forums.aaca.org/forum/66-what-is-it/
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    Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    Looks somewhat Buick-y to me. The guess on the year seems about right, or close. Artillery wheels would phase out soon after.
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    texasestexases Member Posts: 10,760
    edited September 2016

    Looks somewhat Buick-y to me. The guess on the year seems about right, or close. Artillery wheels would phase out soon after.

    I was thinking that, ran through a bunch of '27 GM (Chevy, Olds, Pontiac, Buick) photos, still didn't find a match for that radiator and ridge running down the hood. Might have missed it, of course...
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    Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    This was the era before "styling" kicked in. Cars were styled by engineers, not "styling departments". They often looked very similar, brand-to-brand.

    Styling done by stylists came just a little bit later, through GM.
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    fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,333
    Definitely not a GM, I know all those B)

    I'm still going with Peerless, or at the very least, a defunct make.

    I think "styling" came around with the 1929 Buick.
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    texasestexases Member Posts: 10,760
    I think you're right, the angle made it hard to see the extra shape on the radiator shell. The ridge on the hood is a match. 
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    Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    edited September 2016
    Pretty darn close--here's a '26 Peerless---the only thing that doesn't seem to match is the top trim on the door.

    But look at the grille and the bottom curve on the windshield.


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    BoattailBoattail Member Posts: 1
    The mystery car does look like a Peerless, but it should be a boattail and have more rounded fender edges. Will try to find a piccie of a '27 GM, an Oakland Greater Six Roadster. You do save 1900 bucks buying the GM back in the Twenties{Peerless pictured: $2,995/Oakland pictured: $1,095}

    Image result for 1927 Oakland roadster
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    worthpoint photo from unnamed sale and unknown photographer
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