Many of you mentioned that you enjoyed last weeks mystery car which was a Matheson. This week we have another high-quality machine with an interesting story connected with
So go to work and see if you can identify it, and if you do send in a comment to http://theoldmotor.com/?p=116663 were we will post all the replies on Friday. Two enlargements of the photo
can also be found there.
I think it is a 1907 S&M Simplex.
I don't think I've seen a pre 1910 car with non brightwork radiator (although there probably were some). My guess is 1911 Simplex. This 1911 Simplex Model 50 example is from Conceptcarz:
Did Rob and Royce just agree on something?
Sorry guys, good answers as it looks quite like one, but it is not a Simplex.
I'm looking for a 1911-1914 car due to the license plate and solid color radiator shell. No front doors or electric lights make it tough to think it's 13 or 14 (year), but who knows.
I like these quizes. Too bad I often flunk them......
Rob, Your answer was very good though and it was exactly what one might think it should be. Keep trying.
Its foreign, probably 1911 or so Mercedes or similar.
It appears to be chain drive based on the sprocket box at the rear of the running board. I would guess this car is 1905-1908 based on the cowl windshield configuration and the fenders. Noting the license plate is 1914.
I don't believe its foreign based on the American options, Solar eclipse headlamps, Gray and Davis side lamps and Klaxon electric horn. Also the radiator is a solder dipped core, Fedders type and rarely used on foreign cars. I'm guessing based on the hood configuration its is likely a 6 cylinder motor.
Interesting to note, how well stripped the hood and radiator is and the lack of striping on the body. As far as the make, still thinking.
1907 HOL TAN
My guess would be a 1910 Mercedes 45hp 4-Seat Tourabout.
more precise, early imported fiat, 1907 imported by hol tan, who later did in fact have their own name plate.
Before 1911 Pierce Arrow.
I believe White gas cars had painted radiators originally, made of brass but painted from the factory.
Many restorers cannot bring themselves to sand the radiator so the paint will get a grip.
We have identified it and you can learn more about it @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=116663
I thought so, but it was earlier than i suggested.
Cool car. Looks like one guy is sitting on another guy's lap. Hope they're friendly!! Or third row seat??
7 passenger, with jump seats.