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Identification of car in a family photo

Post by John Page » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:45 pm

Hello All,

A friend has asked me to see if I can identify the make of car in the attached photo.

I know that it is not a Ford so please forgive me with this O.T. request. The photo was taken in Australian.
( A lot better result on the General Forum with all the knowledgeable people who post here. )

Hope someone can help!!!

Best regards, John Page, Australian.
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Re: Identification of car in a family photo

Post by John Page » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:34 pm

I have been looking on the internet at pictures of 1930s prestige cars like Cadillac and Packard. Cadillac seems to be the closest, except for the wood wheels that appear to be on the car in the photo I posted. I appreciate that a lot of our Forum Members have taken the time to look at this thread.

Best regards, John Page. Australia.

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Re: Identification of car in a family photo

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:51 pm

A big fat maybe...but it might be a Stutz. :?:
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Re: Identification of car in a family photo

Post by Allan » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:13 am

A common comment on today's cars is, ''They all look the same'. Even back then, car makers were reluctant to go out on a limb in styling. Think of the Chrysler Airflow. About the only differences in John's post and the Stutz is the shape of the visor, the hood vents and the shape/mounting height of the headlights. Might the high mounted lights in John's post be a clue for someone.

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Re: Identification of car in a family photo

Post by Roverdriver » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:29 am

Both Lincoln and Graeme Paige had high mounted headlamps of that shape, but the side vents on the bonnet (hood) are completely different.
Still thinking!


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Re: Identification of car in a family photo

Post by Roverdriver » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:40 am

Seems that the 1930 Hudson 'Greater Eight' fits the bill

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Body shape ✓, Headlight shape ✓, Headlight height ✓, Bonnet louvres✓ side lamp location ✓, Wooden spoke wheels ✓.

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Re: Identification of car in a family photo

Post by TRDxB2 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:45 am

I agree with Dane - Hudson Essex - The photo I added is for a 1931 Hudson Essex and this link has several photos of the car inside and out.
https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1 ... exas-76703
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Re: Identification of car in a family photo

Post by John Page » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:26 pm

My thanks to all who replied.

I will pass the information to my friend.

Very much appreciated.

Best regards, John Page, Australia.

P.S. I found this image in one of our archived Australian Newspapers.
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