My dad used to say "jack up the horn and slip a new car under it"
Hard to tell from the photo -- but I would guess if the car was less than a couple of years old it would have been repaired and put back on the road. My guess from the photo -- something hit the driver's side (vehicle or the T hit a wall etc.) and took out the fender, running board, splash apron as well as the wishbone on that side. If the body metal was only bent a little -- probably an easy repair. [You can see waves in the front cowl and rear door -- but did the body escape major damage? Hard to tell.]
Note the single back glass in the touring top would indicate a late 1925 touring (assuming the rear window was original to the car). The equal length hinge on the rear door agrees with that.
Neat photo -- thank you and others for the old photos!
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My Dad used to say..."Jack up the dome light and slide a new car under it!"
I often wonder how the driver and passengers made out in crashes like that because of the sharp glass flying around.
Hmm... My Dad used to say... "lift up the radiator cap and drive a new car under it!"
Hap, I wonder what the cost to repair it would have been back then?