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Simonsez






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posted 05-25-2024 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Simonsez     send a private message to Simonsez   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Simonsez

This weekend I found an old picture of my dad and his first car. The picture was taken in 1937. Anyone recognize the make and maybe even the year?

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posted 05-25-2024 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ed monahan     send a private message to ed monahan   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by ed monahan
No, but your dad may have been Elliott Ness. lol
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posted 05-25-2024 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for padroo     send a private message to padroo   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by padroo
Bruce, that airplane on the hood really threw me. My guess is it could be an aftermarket radiator cap but even if my guess is right that does not help identify the car.
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posted 05-25-2024 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kpeters     send a private message to Kpeters   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Kpeters
I was looking up some cars and it looks like 35 Packard. Iím not 100% sure but
Check it out for yourself.
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posted 05-25-2024 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garysss     send a private message to garysss   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by garysss
Bruce , think it is this one 1933 ford. Check out the engine side vents, fenders, front grill, headlights and horns fenders, lights on each side by windshield.
http://www.automotiverestorations.com/1933-ford-v8-cabriolet
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Sorry I was wrong, headlights are mounted on bar , not fenders. Keep looking.
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Not a Packard. The Packard has always had a distinct shape to the top of tha radiator. It even carried on into the 50ís



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I think I found it. 1932 Ford Sport Coupe.
http://smclassiccars.com/ford/549388-1932-ford-roadster-henry-ford-steel-restored-flathead-original-type.html
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If anyone would know, it would be Ed. He most likely was working at the factory building them. LOL
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Gary. I think you nailed it. Dad one time told me he never owned a car other than a Ford. I am being called for another ďpaintingĒ.
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The grill emblem sure resembles Chevrolet around 1930 give or take but not quite. But the side vents on the hood are wrong.
This is a picture is supposedly of a Chevy with a similar radiator cap. But I think the cap is aftermarket.


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Wow that is so cool
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from what i see --- it is a 1932-1934 Hudson Terraplane
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quote:
Originally posted by jimsutton:
from what i see --- it is a 1932-1934 Hudson Terraplane

I was thinking Terraplane at fist but couldn't find one that matched. I think aftermarket radiator cap also.

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Iím still thinking this is a 1930 Chevrolet . The headlight bar, grille shell are almost identical



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The car in the Bruceís picture is a Phaeton aka Touring car. Basically a convertible but not a single seat roadster. There was a 32 Ford phaeton, but sorry It is definitely not a 32 Ford. The grill isnít even close.

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quote:
Originally posted by BeWare:
Iím still thinking this is a 1931 Chevrolet . The headlight bar, grille shell are almost identical




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1931 Chevrolet Deluxe Landau Phaeton


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The one Bruce posted does not look like it has back Windows behind doors and the doors look like they only have 2 hinges, not 3.

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Then it could be a roadster. The picture is not the best quality. Iím convinced itís a 31 Chevy. The similarities are numerous. JMO



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posted 05-30-2024 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ed monahan     send a private message to ed monahan   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by ed monahan
The front bumpers and horns are not very similar. I have no idea of what it is.
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posted 05-31-2024 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Simonsez     send a private message to Simonsez   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Simonsez
I cannot believe the great response I got from my dad's photo. Thanks to all. I agree with Beware that is close as we will get. By the way Rich, I sketched out and soon will start a painting of a variation of the photo.

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Based on the aftermarket airplane radiator cap itís highly possible the horns and bumpers are aftermarket as well. Kind of like some Prowlers I know. He made it his own unique car.
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Aftermarket was dads thing. I remember him reveling the JC Whitney Catalogs as much as I did the JC Penny Christmas Catalog.

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