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What make of 1920's Car is this?

Postby Dibs » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:44 pm

Thomas Eve - Motor car.jpg
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Help! I'm not a great one for cars at the best of times. This photo shows my grandfather Thomas Eve in his pride and joy. it was probably taken in the 1920's. Does anyone know what model it is?
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Re: What make of 1920's Car is this?

Postby Sylcec » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:59 am

I suspect that identification may be difficult without a picture of the front of the vehicle including the grill. However, you might like to try the Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society http://www.svvs.org/ who helped me with an early vehicle ID. Here is another site "Old Classic Car" http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/ where you may get help identifying your car.
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Re: What make of 1920's Car is this?

Postby Jan P » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:06 am

My husband David thinks it is probably a BSA (Birmingham Small Arms). Failing that, he suggests it might be a Morgan.
Hope you find a more definite identification.
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Re: What make of 1920's Car is this?

Postby callbrian » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:41 am

Hi
further to the other replies. This website which is about 3 wheeled cars may help.
http://www.3wheelers.com/azlist1.html
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Re: What make of 1920's Car is this?

Postby colinpears » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:50 pm

Hi. Being a bit of a three wheeler enthusiast I am very very sure that this is a Morgan Runabout, not a BSA.
One of the key indicators in this picture is that you can see the unique pilar front suspension, which was developed by Morgan and only ever used on this make of car. The pilar suspension can just be seen through the spokes of the front wheel.
Also the BSA was unique at the time in being front wheel drive, which was also its weakness, and this car is quite clearly rear wheel drive.
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