Neat set of Firestone wood felloe demountable wheels on that early '17 Coupelet too! Awesome photos.
That's the first photo of a 17 convertible I've seen.
Looks like the front wheels are up off the ground. I see what looks like a jack on the passenger side
Philip, The Coupe became a convertible when he tried to put it in a low garage
G.R.. It looks like there is a jack by both front wheels. Look very close to the right tire. Perhaps he is changing the oil and raising the front up to get most of it out of the pan.
you are right i see a jack on both sides. charley
could be draining the dip trays that way, but no drain pan, looks like rubber gloves , whats he looking at???. charley
Great pictures! Photos are dated (are the dates accurate?). Both are '17 model year Couplets (very rare, even when new). Both have either Firestone or Perlman wheels on them. The license plate number is different, but I am not familiar with the issuing state, and the color changed. Maybe that state changed numbers when the plate year changed?
It does look like it may be the same fellow in both pictures (Maybe? Maybe not?). It looks like it could be mom in the seat in the first photo. The car in the later photo has a rear-view mirror and maybe eyebrow lenses (can't say for certain, could be the reflections). They could have been added in the seven months between the pictures. Also the flags radiator display.
Excellent pictures of a rare car! Thank you again Jay!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
New York plates:
1916 = blue on white
1917 = white on dark green
Thank you Erik J! I had zoomed in on the photos, and thought that they were the same state (and thought they were N Y for New York). I could read the '17 year, but not the other one.