Another Mystery Car

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Chris Martin
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What d'ya reckon to this one?

No clues yet.

Chris M.

 

dave2626
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Hi this looks like the last of the Isotta-Fraschini (Monterosa 8C) circa 1947/8

dave2626
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This looks like an Isotta - Fraschini (Monterosa 8C) circa 1947/48

Chris Martin
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Well done Dave, I didn't think anyone would spot that so quickly. It was a prototype with a V8 in the back (like a Tucker, or a Tatra?) shown in 1949 and the end of the road. Well nearly, Isotta Fraschini did carry on making diesel trucks.

Ok, I will dig out another oddity to post soon.

Chris M.

 

Chris Martin
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This one is obviously based on a Model T Ford, but since it was erroneously identified as a British version in one of the old Floyd Clymer books back in the fifties, it has always been referred to as such. Even a recent post on a Model T forum produced the same answers.

It does not look British; the 'drum' headlights are typical American style of the twenties, and the Town Car style body reminscent of the type used on more upmarket cars by the likes of Brewster.

Any clues?

Chris M.

 

AllanJ
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How about this ...

Me circa 1952 sat in my Dad's car.

I always thought it was a Wolseley Hornet because I knew he had the use of one at around that time, but I haven't been able to find any pictures of Hornets with that kind of split 'half-light' window, nor any other car of the period, presumably 1930s.

I would be grateful if anyone could shed any light?

 

 

Chris Martin
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Any clues what this is? I don't know either, it was sent to me with some photos of Ford Model T variants, but those rear chassis rails with semi elliptic leaf springs rule out the Ford. Does the registration give any clue?

Chris M.