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DickyD

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One for the Americans
« on: July 11, 2009, 05:04:29 PM »

Can anyone of you really helpful chaps on the other side of the pond tell me if these photographs are of a Buick, and if so can you give me the model and the year.

If it isn't a Buick have you any idea what it is ?



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Re: One for the Americans
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 06:18:02 PM »

American? Looks more like a Riley or Jowett to me. The bodywork is surely "Barker" who built Daimler bodies. BY.
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Re: One for the Americans
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 06:54:32 PM »

  Looks French to me. Delage, Delahaye or Talbot perhaps. Maybe with a body by Chapron or one of the other French coachbuilders.
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Re: One for the Americans
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 07:25:21 PM »

Whatever it is, it looks like a very desirable motor car to me... I like its lines, a very nicely styled machine.
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Re: One for the Americans
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009, 07:46:53 PM »

Probably not American then? It's the radiator grille that confuses me. But I'd still go for Barker. BY.
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Re: One for the Americans
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 08:32:15 PM »

This is a Buick, it looks similar to me apart from the headlights.

Could these have been changed for an export model ?
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Re: One for the Americans
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 08:35:24 PM »

Ooooohhh looks pretty damn close!
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Re: One for the Americans
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009, 11:51:20 PM »

Certainly looks like it Dicky! Lamps and spare wheel different but other than that detail, which could be variable depending on the owner, I think you've got it nailed.
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Re: One for the Americans
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009, 11:52:49 PM »

The headlights don't look european.
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Re: One for the Americans
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009, 10:25:54 PM »

Hey Richard, I think this might fit the bill, a 1939 Buick Centuary. Look at the strips on the side of the bonnet. I think someone has changed the headlights in the past..... :-))....Smudge
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