Coach built British effort by CREWFORD of London ,dropped front axle and their own radiator similar to Belgian Metallurgique , and wire wheels by Universal ...........only produced for two years .
Rare as ...?
I say, quite nice indeed.
Hmm, the aluminum bonnet is a bit pretentious, wouldn't you say old chap?
David Sir ; Not at all ; a matter of thrift . We ran out of paint , and could not afford a front door - or a footman ,for that matter . Gives the chauffeur something to polish up while waiting for milady ..........She can open her own darned door .
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Neat photo. I would guess sometime between 1921 when the fender lamps [mudguard mounted lamps] were first fitted to the starter equipped cars in England and Jan 1924 when the drop frame parts became available (ref page 230 English Ford Book for those dates). I don't think they would go to trouble to drop axle that way, when they could have purchased a chassis that was already lowered.
The English Fords were Left Hand Drive from Sep 1919 (ref page 229) and returned to Right Hand Drive 12 Jan 1923 (ref page 230). But I can't see if they changed the steering column or just the steering wheel. If the steering column was a stock English Ford part -- then probably between Jan 1923 when Ford of England went back to RHD and before Jan 1924 when the drop frame chassis was introduced.
Again, thank you so much for posting the photo.
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Victor, LOL!! Good fun here, eh?
I wonder if any of these survived?
I had noticed the unpainted bonnet myself. However paid it little attention having had seen other British cars with a similar treatment. Vauxhall seems to come to mind.
Victor, Thank you.
Do drive carefully, and enjoy. W2