This afternoon on my home from taking the Model T in for a pre-registration roadworthy inspection (a legal requirement here in Australia) I called in to see my next door neighbour.
She's 84 and is nearly as excited as I am about me buying a Model T.
She had dug out a couple of old photos and she gave me permission to post them here. I'm hoping someone might be able to identify the vehicles. I whipped out my iPhone and took photos of the photos but I can go back and scan them if you'd like a higher resolution.
She believes that the charabanc was used to transport sightseers from Hartley, NSW (Australia) to the Jenolan Caves. The building in the background is the Harley Courthouse.
The gentleman at the wheel in the other photo is my neighbour's grandfather who raised her. She remembers being in an accident (possibly in this vehicle) at the age of 4 in 1934. She was sitting in the back seat but ended up in the front seat whilst grandma who was in the front passenger seat suffered a broken nose.
So glad to hear of your first ride in your own 1925 Australian T (http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/463648.html?1406195867 ) and that your neighbor is also excited about your car. I do not know what make the first photo is. The second photo is clearly a black radiator non-starter Model T with most likely a Australian produced body. From the i-phone photo I cannot see any outside door hinges and the Canadian produced bodies had the outside door hinges. Additionally the cowl is different from a USA/Canadian/UK Model T. I suspect it is a 1917-1923 low cowl chassis fitted with an Australian body. Yes, please scan the photo and post it so more information can be obtained. A higher resolution photo would let us tell if the horn button is on the steering column or on the steering wheel – which would also help us date the photo. I suspect it is on the steering column – as there is a dark blur there in the photo.
And a better scan of the larger vehicle will allow others to better identify it also.
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