With all of you knowledgeable folks here, perhaps someone can identify the make and year of this car for me please?
I think it is about a 1926 Chrysler.
Maybe a little earlier, 1922? It doesn't look like it has front brakes.
I believe the first car to bear the Chrysler name came out in 1924. Didn't all Chryslers have hydraulic four wheel brakes from the start?
Yes, the first Chrysler was a 24. Walter put hydraulic brakes all around
from the very start.
So, perhaps not a Chrysler then?
I was guessing that is was something of the equal to a Buick or Packard, but obviously it is not one of those.
1924 or 1925 Maxwell; (maybe)
If so, there is a Chrysler connection both Maxwell and Chrysler were under the same management (WP Chrysler) roof at that time. I think the Maxwell became Plymouth in 1926.
I think 1928 was when Maxwell was rebadged as Plymouth. Chalmers and Maxwell had merged prior to the acquisition by Chrysler. I have an early Plymouth and it has pistons marked Chalmers in it so Walter P. like Henry did not waste anything but continued to use up what inventory he had until the supply was exhausted.
Yes it was 1928, was thinking it was earlier. Only missed by by a little, ok 2 years!
With short hood, 4 lug wheels and no front brakes, I am thinking 1926-28 4 cylinder Chrysler.
Layden, I don't think there were any cars bearing the Chrysler nameplate that came with two wheel brakes. If you have evidence that says otherwise, I'd love to see it, thanks!
Actually the four cylinder Maxwells were rebadged as Chrysler in 1926. The four cylinder Chryslers were rebadged in 1928 as Plymouth.
I still think the car in the photo is a 1926 Chrysler and it probably has front brakes that you can't see in the photo. The 1925 final year Maxwells don't have the distinctive body molding of the 1926 Chrysler.
If it's got front brakes, then the drum must be the same size as the bearing hub, which we know wouldn't be the case, you can see the grass through the spokes at the valve, the full length of the spokes.
You are right Royce, I left a step out!
So open the link and look at the photos. Looks like the ones shown.
The 4 cylinder Maxwell was rebadged and sold as the Chrysler F-58 for 1926, Series 50 for 1927 and Series 52 for 1928. They had 2 wheel mechanical brakes with 2 wheel hydraulics optional. Maxwells have 6 lug wheels, Chrysler 4 cylinders have 4 lugs.
The second rebadge to Plymounth came July 7 1928 with the Plymouth introduction at the Madison Square Garden Show. It was considered by Chrysler to be a 1929 model. 4 wheel hydraulic brakes were a Plymouth upgrade.
Above info from STANDARD CATALOG OF AMERICAN CARS by Kimes and Clark
Thanks Layden, I guess I learned something today!
It is a bit confusing since the Chrysler 70 series 6 cylinder was introduced in 1925.
Again from SCOAC, The new make Chrysler was introduced at the Hotel Commodore, New York Auto Show in January of 1924. This new 6 cylinder was the Model B-70. The B-70 was continued for 1925 and became the G70 for 1926. All had 4 wheel hydraulic brakes from the start.