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What kind of a car is this?

Post by Ddaved » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:24 pm

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Local Newspaper had this picture in it.
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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:13 pm

Uh, ugly ?
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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by Norman Kling » Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:42 pm

i guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I think she's cute, and the car's not bad either. Don't know what kind of car it is.
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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:57 pm

Familiar as it seems I must have blocked out that image. It is a cloverleaf Roadster but not one I can find on the net so far. It does resemble this 1916 Pullman Coupe but their Roadster doesn't have the homely trunk.
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the Paige Fleetwood, Laurel 35 and Sun Light Six come close but not a match.
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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by Roger Byrne » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:11 pm

Maybe a Saxon about 1917.
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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by Erik Johnson » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:12 pm

That body style is called a cloverleaf or cloverleaf roadster.

The front passenger and driver seat are separate (space between) so you can access the back seat.

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Post by perry kete » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:35 pm

That car looks like a " Rolls Canardly"

It rolls down one hill and can hardly get up the other! :roll:
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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:14 pm

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Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:38 pm

I think the Sun Light Six appears to be a very close match. I really enjoy these puzzles that get us into the realm of obscure makes, many of which have no surviving examples. Rich, many thanks for posting those pages. Fascinating !!

Norm, the girl is cute ! The car ? Perhaps so ugly it's cute too ! For that matter, as with horses, there certainly are "relative beauties" in autos. Our Fords set the aesthetic standard for most of us, because of familiarity, and surely handsome is as handsome does !
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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by Gil Fitzhugh » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:15 pm

Actually, there really was a Pullman Junior cloverleaf roadster with that trunk.

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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:23 pm

If I had time talent and money, I would build a cloverleaf body for a T. I have seen images of them and like the style. There is the Amesbuilt coverleaf; http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/25 ... 1330777431
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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by DickC » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:57 am

I think it is a 1917 Henweigh.


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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by cwlittle » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:31 am

Can't be. It's more than 5 ib!
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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by Ddaved » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:50 am

Thanks Roger Byrne, I appreciate your answer. I could not find any picture on the interweb showing anything like this built by Saxon. Reading their history was interesting though. I also tried all the suggestions on the MTFCA site with no closer results. Still dumbfounded or dumb. Today, I scoured Bill Jepsen's Iowa's Automobiles, more than 300 pages of probably every automobile that was manufactured, assembled or dreamed of in Iowa. I have not completely ruled out it being a "one-of-a-kind" body built on some commercial chassis. I haven't given up. More research is on the way.

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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:18 pm

I would think the 3 louver hood could be a good clue. This 1917 Hackett is close with wire wheels but not the same trunk.
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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by GrandpaFord » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:26 pm

The back end of the car doesn't seam to match the front end. Could it be something someone built out of pieces?

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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:33 pm

The name "Chummy" roadster comes to mind also when I look at the car in question. Several companies used that name but I don't see a match.
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Re: What kind of a car is this?

Post by DanTreace » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:38 pm

Looks very much like this 1917 Pullman, but with wire wheels.


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