A Mystery High-Quality Chassis in the Paint Shop: This fine specimen of a chain-driven chassis, like most at the time, was assembled before the team of six painters went to work
to give it a coat of paint the old fashioned way. The maker is unknown, and is not believed to have been manufactured in the United States.
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A veteran Benz?
The guys look to be of Italian decent.
Plus the radiator shape fits.
Google Fiat racers 1900s
We were able to get caught up a bit and spent a little more time this morning researching this car and it turned out to be what we thought it might be.
We will announce the correct answers Tuesday morning on The Old Motor which will give you plenty of time to figure this one out.
The first thought that came to my mind was that the mechanics are Italian. If that's true it could be European.
Mercedes Racer 1908 or so
I know it is for the rich but with the enclosed bottom it look's more like a tractor.Bud.
I am by far no expert on Fiat cars but this is a picture of the 1911 Fiat Indy car.
The caption is, "Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in Untertürkheim, around 1906. Chassis of a Mercedes-Simplex in the paint shop"
Here are more Diamler photos including this one from the same time period:
Good going Jim...You nailed it.
What a chassis it is.
There's a dead guy laying under the engine.
Bob, My guess is he's checking bottom dead centre :-)
Not dead ----1 in every 7 workers is a Union representative.