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Old 05-31-2020, 11:17 AM   #1
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We found this picture in the attic. Any idea what year and model of the car? We are trying to date the picture.

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Old 05-31-2020, 11:28 AM   #2
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Any idea what year and model of the car?
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:42 PM   #3
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Not an Early Ford V8
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:38 PM   #4
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Try posting on the AACA site??
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:39 PM   #5
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If you don't get an answer here, try over on the HAMB.
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:52 PM   #6
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:23 PM   #7
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With wheels and body lines like that, I would bet mid to late 20s. I have no idea the make.
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One thing that caught my attention is the apparently different size front and rear tires.
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:52 PM   #9
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You could try sending the picture to Hemmings under Lost & Found in Hemmings Classic Car magazine. Here's the email:

dstrohl@hemmings.com

I too am interested in its make and model. My initial guess, and that's a stab in the dark is a Dodge. Please respond when it is identified.
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:04 PM   #10
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Not a Chev ,Not a Ford ,Could be Rugby ,Durant ,Overland ,Studibaker, Whippet , Essex Dont think its Dodge they have a oval top on the Radiator ,
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Not a Willys Knight.
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:17 PM   #12
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Lookit the odd rear wheels. The last time I saw something like that was on a WWI Lohner electric road engine. I'll take a wild guess that it is an Owen-Magnetic.
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Put it on AACA general discussion. Someone will know instantly. And while you are there, check out the 155 page thread called Period Images to relieve some Stress. Thousands of photos like yours, really fun... samples attached...
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Those are great photos!
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Looks like someone put a Dodge rear end under it, but the car is not Dodge.
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Here's a 1925 Buick >




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Here's a 1935 Buick >
Door panel spacing and headlights dont match Owen-Magnetic. Petehoovie, I think you got it. I'd put money on it being a Buick.

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Franklin is my guess, 1926ish
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One thing that caught my attention is the apparently different size front and rear tires.
Hard to tell but are the front wheels wood spoked and rears steel and is that a drum brake? Also looking at the radiator and headlamp is this car from the end of the brass era? Perhaps the car was cobbled together to keep it going in that era. Note the happy faces of the occupants, particularly the child in the rear seat. Fascinating bit of history.
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Franklin is my guess, 1926ish

No louvers on the hood sides of a '26 Franklin....
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