OT- Old Photo - A Mystery Car in the Paint Shop

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 08:22 am:



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.

Join in to help us solve the mystery @ http://theoldmotor.com/?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Chantrell - Adelaide, Australia on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 09:00 am:

A veteran Benz?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 09:17 am:

Fiat
The guys look to be of Italian decent.
Plus the radiator shape fits.
Google Fiat racers 1900s


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 09:26 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 09:35 am:

The first thought that came to my mind was that the mechanics are Italian. If that's true it could be European.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:08 am:

Mercedes Racer 1908 or so


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:47 am:

I know it is for the rich but with the enclosed bottom it look's more like a tractor.Bud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Pharis on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 11:37 am:

I am by far no expert on Fiat cars but this is a picture of the 1911 Fiat Indy car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12:34 pm:

The caption is, "Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in Untertürkheim, around 1906. Chassis of a Mercedes-Simplex in the paint shop"
From:
http://www.mercedesclass.net/heritage/corporate-history-of-daimler-ag/benz-cie-a nd-daimler-motoren-gesellschaft/?lang=ca

Here are more Diamler photos including this one from the same time period:
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2009/05/08/visiting-the-daimler-factory-pre-1 926/

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 02:54 pm:

Good going Jim...You nailed it.

What a chassis it is.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Robb on Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 03:37 pm:

There's a dead guy laying under the engine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Russell Medhurst - Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 01:56 am:

Bob, My guess is he's checking bottom dead centre :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Trevan - Australia on Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 06:10 am:

Not dead ----1 in every 7 workers is a Union representative.


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