The Outback, beaten-up old cars and cricket...what Australia is all about.
I do not know what I am looking at, but it is an interesting looking old car.
what else its a t ford .charley
who were they playing?
ok. England at the Oval
It is most likely one of the Australian bodied Model T chassis. You can make out the left rear T hub cap. And it appears to have the Model T rear axle and transverse rear spring. Of course someone may have placed a T rear axle and spring under something else -- but that is my initial take on the photo. See the postings at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/458548.html?1405343386 and http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/453868.html?1403216767 for just a few of the Australian bodies. There was a large import tariff for complete cars to help protect/increase the local jobs for body makers during that time. It worked – as there were several different body makers/assemblers who supplied the bodies for the Ford chassis that were ordered from Canada and shipped to Australia. It was not until 1925is that Ford of Canada stopped selling the chassis to the multiple independent body makers and consolidated the production under Ford control. On Mar 31, 1925 Ford incorporated two companies Ford Motor Company of Australia Pty Ltd that was responsible for the manufacturing plant and sales/marketing and Ford Manufacturing Company of Australia that managed the body manufacturing plant (ref page 39 of Norm Darwin’s “The History of Ford in Australia” – the Model T Chapters were written by Peter Kable (ref page 2).
If you have the link to the photo on the Old Motor site, please let us know. I tried to locate the photo and 13 or so pages later (lots of nice T photos) I still had not found it. Often times they have a higher resolution photograph available, I would like to have if there is one.
All – does anyone recognize which body maker may have produced the body?
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Hap, sent you an email.
It's not like any Duncan and Fraser body I have ever seen. Even the mudguards are rather special. Certainly a quality build going by the lines and the fit of the guards.
Nice car if you can find it!!!
Allan from down under.
Mudgaurds & rear fill hole look like a Sweeney to me. Pity we can't see the windscreen pillars. The good thing is Don Bradman was still batting well.
Could be it one of these? note the guards, gas tank cap in deck, deck lid, round rear window, what appears to be the same press studs for the top.
This one is a 1919 Propert, but I've been wrong before
Thank you for posting the photo of the 1919 Propert. I agree it has some close similarities and yes a view of both car's windshield area would be so helpful.
As we add additional photos of the Australian cars hopefully we will eventually have enough to be able to ID most of the photos. Or at least to narrow down the ID to a couple of different likely firms. As I have looked through some older articles many of the Australian bodies that have been restored have a comment, "unknown Australian body maker" or something similar.
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Sir Donald, to you young man!
Even we in NZ stand up when his name is mentioned. The English? Unsure! They created a whole new bowling technique to combat him. Thankfully he has now retired!