My wife found this picture of her Grandfather and wants to know what the car is. The picture was taken in 1927 in Chickasha, OK.
I guessed an Essex but I have no clue. I'm sure you experts will know.
Looks like a 1929 Buick to me.
Are you sure the photo was taken in 1927?
I've changed my mind.
The radiator shell looks similar to a 1929 Buick but looking at it again the car is not large enough (tall enough) to be a Buick. Also, I don't think '29 Buicks had drum headlights.
Looks like a Hupmobile to me. Inline 6 car.
A bigger picture might make the ID easier.
It's not a 1927 Hupmobile six. The fenders to not have the same profile as a 1926 or 1927 Hupmobile. Also, the 1926 and 1927 Hupmobile visors were part of the roofline, not a separate piece.
I grew up around a 1927 Hupmobile Model A six cylinder four door sedan - my dad had one for approx. 30 years. One of the nicest unrestored cars around - see below. The car had 10,000 miles on it when he bought it - that is the original two-tone factory paint and the original roof covering in the photos. (Fenders and wheels were repainted).
Well Steve you have it on good authority that it is in fact NOT a Hupmobile. =)
not good with getting the picture in there. By the time I made it fit the file size requirements.
Will ask about confirmation on the date.
I noticed the drum headlights also...and the cowl lamps.
Update - He was born in 26 and is not quite 2 years old when this was taken. So the picture could be as late as 28. Perhaps that opens it up to a 29 model?
Here's a larger version of the photo Steve posted. It's my first time to post, so hopefully I did it correctly.
It really looks like a Willy's Knight to me
Holly, it came through perfectly. Thank you.
Eric may be right. The hood and parking lamp details looked like Willy's to me but the tiny bracket on the sun shade are Pontiac.
The radiator shell is the first clue and dead give away that it is a Pontiac. I'm pretty sure it's a 1928 based on the rest of the details of the car.
Even though the details are fuzzy, it also has Pontiac indian chief radiator mascot where the head juts forward with the feathers going straight back, parallel to the ground.
I believe the earlier Pontiac mascots had a full headdress and didn't sit so high in the air.
I googled "1928 Pontiac Sedan" and found this:
Looks like aPontiac to me. thanks guys!
Wait a second, Steve, I've changed my mind.
This time I think I nailed it.
It's a 1927 or 1928 Oakland (very close to a Pontiac, the companion car to Oakland).
The hood louvres on an Oakland go almost the full length of the hood while the Pontiac hood louvres go only three-fourths of the way.
What I thought was a Pontiac indian chief mascot is an Oakland eagle mascot.
See photos below of Oaklands and the Eagle mascot.
cool! And I tohught I married a poor girl!