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Old 08-10-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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Anyone know what type of automobile in this photo? Brand and year?

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: arizona on the border
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Can't tell for certain, I'm guessing Dodge or Reo. Definitely not a Ford or Chevy. Too big.
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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Anyone know what type of automobile in this photo? Brand and year?

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If the people in the above site can't tell you every detail about this car, no one can....
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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I think it is an Oldsmobile.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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1917 REO Touring. Hardly any have survived, but this scale model leaves no doubt about what that car was:

1917 Reo Touring Burgundy by: Signature Models - DiecastAuto.com

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Old 08-12-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: North Central Florida
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1917 REO Touring. Hardly any have survived, but this scale model leaves no doubt about what that car was:

1917 Reo Touring Burgundy by: Signature Models - DiecastAuto.com

Respectfully disagree. The fenders, and doors are of a different shape between the model, and the actual car. Also a fair bit of difference in the size (height) of the louvers on the side of the hood cowling.
Also note, that the car in the actual picture appears to be right hand drive, or the picture is reversed. I'd bet on the picture being reversed, as I cannot fathom an english import in rural Michigan in 1921. But stranger things have happened I suppose.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Respectfully disagree. The fenders, and doors are of a different shape between the model, and the actual car. Also a fair bit of difference in the size (height) of the louvers on the side of the hood cowling.
Also note, that the car in the actual picture appears to be right hand drive, or the picture is reversed. I'd bet on the picture being reversed, as I cannot fathom an english import in rural Michigan in 1921. But stranger things have happened I suppose.
The model is not exact, but I maintain that it is a Reo. There is another vintage picture out there:

Downtown Garland Photos

(picture #9)
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:35 AM
 
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Respectfully disagree. The fenders, and doors are of a different shape between the model, and the actual car. Also a fair bit of difference in the size (height) of the louvers on the side of the hood cowling.
Also note, that the car in the actual picture appears to be right hand drive, or the picture is reversed. I'd bet on the picture being reversed, as I cannot fathom an english import in rural Michigan in 1921. But stranger things have happened I suppose.
There were different models of REO in 1917...if you google there is a "fifth" REO and a #2. I haven't been able to figure out what specific model this is, but it is a REO.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Respectfully disagree. The fenders, and doors are of a different shape between the model, and the actual car. Also a fair bit of difference in the size (height) of the louvers on the side of the hood cowling.
Also note, that the car in the actual picture appears to be right hand drive, or the picture is reversed. I'd bet on the picture being reversed, as I cannot fathom an english import in rural Michigan in 1921. But stranger things have happened I suppose.
Don't forget though that left hand or right hand steering wasn't restricted to which side of the road people drove on. Plenty of US car companies made and sold Right hand drive cars in the US in the early years. REO cars were right hand drive in their early years but I don't know when they changed them all to left hand drive.
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