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#35886 of 38546 Re: Mystery wagon> [andys120]
Feb 11, 2013 (11:41 am)
Radford bodied Aston Martin DB5. One of about a dozen.
#35887 of 38546 Re: Mystery wagon> [ateixeira]
Feb 11, 2013 (12:57 pm)
You're a little off guys, the purple car is one of about 6 Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brakes, modified by Radford from standard DB6 coupes. The coupes were physically different from the DB5s mainly by the spoiler lip and flat Kamm panel in back, neither of which are on the wagon versions.
#35888 of 38546 Re: easy one [stickguy]
Feb 12, 2013 (6:05 am)
1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. The stand-up hood ornament is added on. They didn't appear on production Cadillacs until late 1975. The wire wheel covers are also incorrect as they didn't debut until 1976.
#35889 of 38546 Re: easy one [lemko]
Feb 12, 2013 (6:30 am)
The stand-up hood ornament is added on. They didn't appear on production Cadillacs until late 1975. The wire wheel covers are also incorrect as they didn't debut until 1976.
How could they have forgotten the padded half-roof or the faux Continental spare?
Late 70s Detroit, yuck!
#35892 of 38546 Re: Help a Genealogist [rtfi12345]
Feb 12, 2013 (4:07 pm)
The car is mid 20s, wood wheels, the drum headlights make it probably no later than 1925-26, nickel radiator shell probably 1922 or later. Clothes are mid-late 20s looking.
Can't 100% tell what it is, radiator shell is kind of Buick-y in shape (also kind of Packard-y, but the car doesn't look fancy enough), but I don't think that's it. Lots of dead brands from that era, so hard to tell.
The Antique Automobile Club of America Identification Forum has more experts and activity,they will know.
#35893 of 38546 Re: Help a Genealogist [fintail]
Feb 12, 2013 (5:40 pm)
The only thing that I'd add is that the car looks well-used, I suspect it's at least 5 yrs old. Note the poor condition of the paint on the hood and the top doesn't look so hot either.
Possibly this is a 1922-23 car photographed ca. '27-'30.
#35894 of 38546 Re: Mystery wagon> [andys120]
Feb 12, 2013 (5:45 pm)
I figured it was the rare 'eggplant' edition.
#35895 of 38546 Re: Help a Genealogist [andys120]
Feb 12, 2013 (5:51 pm)
I agree with that. Cars aged really quickly then, too.
Here's my great-grandmother and great-great-grandfather with a roughly 1911 car, photographed around 1913. It's pretty beat, too: