Clown car ?
At first I though packard but now I'm not sure...
The Charabang is a 1924 White
It was built by a Sydney body building firm (Smith and Waddington) famous for their Rolls Royce bodies as well as other high end makes.
As a teenager I knew the designer of these bodies Arthur Smith who my father worked with in the body repair business he ran before retiring in 1958.
Only last year I completed a story about the firm
which went bankrupt in 1925 just as Ford Canada set up shop in Australia.
I suppose that being built on a White chassis it really isn't a car at all. Earlier charabancs were often based on trucks. During the week the trucks did normal trucking duties and on the weekends a charabanc body was fitted for tourism work. I have not seen photos of any as nice as this one.
Allan from down under.
Thank you for the history on this cool vehicle Peter
Thank for identification of the Smith & Waddington Vehicle. It is quite a machine. What was the engine size?
they made cars before trucks. charley
Where have I seen that top pic before?
Is it from a book
Manuel in Oz
This is the exact reason I LOVE this forum. It makes no difference what is discussed, someone here has the answer or finds it... And Yes, Thank You Peter.