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#427 of 460 Antique Car TRUNK Lid
Aug 17, 2013 (6:49 pm)
This is a Trunk lid I believe. It has a mechanism that operates from a PUSH button. we are 95% sure that it is a Trunk, but we cannot identify what type of vehicle it is from.
If it is a hood for the front of the car, then it had the engine in the rear compartment, like a Volkswagen.
Aug 21, 2013 (5:40 pm)
Here's one, pic taken around 1924 based on the age of the kid. My great-great grandmother, grandfather, and great-grandmother with some kind of tall car. I know they had a little money, and this appears to be a fancier car. I haven't dug out my reference books to try to nail it down yet. Maybe a Cadillac?
#429 of 460 Another old classic to identify--help appreciated!
Aug 22, 2013 (8:56 am)
I don't know how to post photos in messages on this site, but please click the link below to go to Shutterfly (no registration needed) to view 2 family photos, I believe from the late 40's or early 50's. Can you help me identify this car? I've looked at several internet sites and have not found a photo that matches the body exactly, nor the hood ornament. I don't know the manufacturer, model, or model year. Appreciate any help you can give!
(2 photos, one of the front and one of the back of the same car)
#430 of 460 Re: Another old classic to identify--help appreciated! [stk531]
Aug 22, 2013 (9:42 am)
This appears to be a 1949 Buick Roadmaster of some sort. I can't see enough for exact identity.
#431 of 460 Re: Another old classic to identify--help appreciated! [jfukuro1]
Aug 22, 2013 (10:29 am)
1950 model..rectangular side hood holes..
Aug 22, 2013 (4:35 pm)
On the 1924 car (circa) those slanted louvers should give you a hint--that style of louver is quite unusual.
#433 of 460 Re: . [MrShift@Edmunds]
Aug 22, 2013 (6:35 pm)
I think I found it:
Every detail seems to match. I was hoping for something more exotic, but these people lived away from the city, so maybe that was as nice as one dared.
Aug 23, 2013 (6:11 am)
I was thinking Olds, too, but the 24s didn't match up. That looks like it, though. The car looked mass-produced so I wasn't thinking anything too upscale.
#435 of 460 Re: Another old classic to identify--help appreciated! [tamangel]
Aug 23, 2013 (7:51 am)
Bingo! I think you nailed it. Thanks for the suggestion!! I found an online photo of a 1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible that looks like a perfect match on both front and rear ends, and hood ornament as well. Appreciate the help very much!