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Bill Powell 10-11-2012 09:22

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One more car to identify. should be a tough one, or maybe not.

It's a pre-1930 touring car that was forced to do double duty. The owner is a fairly famous name, but not necessarily in relation to cars. It's different from most big touring cars and the identifying features may jump out at you, or maybe not.

Adjuster 10-11-2012 09:25

Presidential limousine?


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Bill Powell 10-11-2012 09:50

No, I don't think the president would want to ride in this car.

Bill Powell 10-11-2012 11:56

the owner was an inventor. his claim to fame was one of his inventions.

9jeeps 10-11-2012 12:03

They made a movie about that car... I think it was called the Yellow Rolls Royce.

Dennis in MA 10-11-2012 12:30

Lightbulb Larry's Explode-o-mobile. Designed to kill his competitors. He could never get Tom Edison to ride in it. :(

Bill Powell 10-11-2012 12:36

Real close, but you missed it on a technicality.

KLardner 10-11-2012 12:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bill Powell (Post 19506827)
One more car to identify. should be a tough one, or maybe not.

It's a pre-1930 touring car that was forced to do double duty. The owner is a fairly famous name, but not necessarily in relation to cars. It's different from most big touring cars and the identifying features may jump out at you, or maybe not.

Is it a Doble Model C 7 passenger Steam Engine Car?

DanaT 10-11-2012 12:38

A Lamborghini

Bill Powell 10-11-2012 12:50

No, it isn't a Doble. It's a gasoline powered car.

You're right, DanaT, almost. It is not a Lambo but it shares something with a Lamborghini.

Adjuster 10-11-2012 13:10

It belonged to Mussolini?


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DanaT 10-11-2012 13:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bill Powell (Post 19507457)
is not a Lambo but it shares something with a Lamborghini.

Cool. I like V12s

I got me a new benzinpumpe. I am pretty excited.

Bill Powell 10-11-2012 13:43

How many benzins will it pump in an hour?

DanaT 10-11-2012 13:46

230L/hr



Unless TSA steals it from my luggage because it looks suspicious.....then zero

HollowHead 10-11-2012 15:11

Westinghouse with air brakes? HH

ERASER 10-11-2012 15:33

Ok, Alex: "what is Joe Biden's first car"? :supergrin:

Bill Powell 10-11-2012 15:51

I'll reveal it tomorrow morning. It's a pretty interesting story.

Bill Powell 10-11-2012 16:55

look closely, you can see what identifies the car.

HollowHead 10-11-2012 17:34

MacPhearson? HH

Atomic Punk 10-11-2012 17:36

cool chairs

RWBlue 10-11-2012 20:43

It looks to me like a 1906 Christie Touring Car. The wheels are very interesting. If I am correct it was used for racing.

http://earlyamericanautomobiles.com/.../autos4681.jpg

http://earlyamericanautomobiles.com/1906.htm

Reckless_kelly 10-11-2012 21:16

DeDion?

HandyMan Hugh 10-11-2012 21:26

I looked closely, Bill, but nothing jumps out at me.

I'll wait for your revelation.

HollowHead 10-11-2012 21:32

The only things that jump out are the front suspension (coilovers, MacP struts, front wheel drive?) and that it has bot electric and carbide or kerosene lighting. I wish I could make the image bigger... HH

Edited to add: it also appears to be air-cooled (no radiator cap)...

Dennis in MA 10-12-2012 07:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by RWBlue (Post 19509391)
It looks to me like a 1906 Christie Touring Car. The wheels are very interesting. If I am correct it was used for racing.

http://earlyamericanautomobiles.com/.../autos4681.jpg

http://earlyamericanautomobiles.com/1906.htm

I did a quick search on some 1900-era touring sedans.

I think cars look practically alike now. Wow! Very minute differences in a lot of those things. I found a 1905 (or was it 08) Upton. Except for the front and another angle on the engine compartment, it was virtually identical - down to the shape of the fenders!


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