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peter scott



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Rover rear window is too small and the spare wheel cover doesn't correspond with the mystery car.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isnt the Rover rear end a little 'squarer'?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier versions without the boot have a slight slope out towards the bottom and the rear window is a little larger than on the latter cars.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alan,

Were you thinking of this model? It does have a large window but the spare wheel is very low down compared with the mystery car.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mystery motor also doesn't seem to have quite such large diameter wheels/tyres, as others?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that's more like the one I was thinking of but on comparing the two it's not quite a match is it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too think it is European, Fiat maybe but I can't fine a large enough one with suicide doors. The spare wheel cover is European style.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think it has a european look but to throw in a curveball, what about a 35-37 Singer 16? I cant find many photos, especially from the rear.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still with AlanB on this one!

It looks like there were a variety of bumpers & trunks on the pre-war Rovers.
I think the two-tone paint & the perspective are camouflaging the slightly protruding boot, although I don't see any boot handles.
The bumper looks right, the spare wheel is at a good height, the rear window is the right shape & suicide doors.
The plate on the spare could be a dealer plate.
This:

https://whatcaristhat.piwigo.com/picture?/172/categories

or a just slightly earlier/later year or model.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all,

Can anyone id this one?



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radiator shape suggests Humber, but then quite a few cars of the period had similar radiators. The wheels do not look like any Humber ones with which I am familiar.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the funny wheels rule out the Humber how about a 1908 Locomobile?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The non-detachable wheels suggests a date not much later than 1908; 12 spokes on the front wheels is quite unusual and suggests a large quality car, but the rear chassis is strange - it appears to be quite flat with only a semi-elliptical spring where I would expect 3/4 or full cantilever on this type of car.
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