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1 65 Chrysler Newport
2 65-7 AMC Ambassador
3 59-60 Cadillac
4 66-7 Chevy Nova
5 64-6 Ford TBird
6 61-3 Ford TBird
7 65-6 Ford Mustang
8 1960ish SAAB
9 63-5 Buick Riviera
10 65-6 AMC Marlin
Feel free to check my math
a bunch of PT Cruisers, and further ID requests of this nature will probably be ignored
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Kicking off today's #DavesCarIDService with a solution to one that stumped me last week: I can now positively ID as 1937 Oldsmobile coupe. That which I initially though was a gas filler cap is in fact a taillight
for reference, here is a less fuzzy photo of a '37 Olds coupe showing its weird quarter panel-mounted bullet taillights
Both cars are Ford Model T Tourings, and per the 3-rectangle rear windows, both date to 1917-22
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circa 1938 Indian Sport Scout bobber, and if you have one for sale DM me ASAP #DavesCarIDService #DavesMotorcycleIDService
know your biker lingo:

Bobber = removal of fenders and other unnecessary bits but otherwise stock
Chopper = radical modification of frame and/or front forks
Cafe racer = stripped down one-seat usually British street racer, a la the bikes that frequented the Ace Cafe London
visual templates: bobber, chopper, cafe racer
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Today's #DavesCarIDService begins with an appreciative hat tip to Harry Bergeron for solving yesterday's mystery car
I'm gonna say a circa 1910 Cadillac touring, or a circa 1912 E-M-F touring. Accessory headlight gas tank on the running board.
E-M-F was for Everitt-Metzger-Flanders; Metzger was one of the founders of Cadillac, so there's a lot of resemblance between them. E-M-F was bought by Studebaker and name disappeared a few years later. Everitt went on to make cars under his own name.
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Hate to start out today's #DavesCarIDService with uncertainty, but wild guess is 1925-ish Dodge Brothers sedan, with 33% confidence level. Radiator badges & visor are off though, might be a Paige or some rarer make that's escaping me rn

Diamond badge may be from a car club. I welcome a definitive ID; distinguishing characteristics are 1922-28 7 passenger sedan, steel wheels, can shaped lights, marker lights on cowl, split windshield, angled visor, fender shape
ahhhhh, much easier. Two 1918-ish Ford Model T Touring cars.
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1952 Ford Customline driver's side rear quarter panel #DavesCarIDService
Okay, so it's not flying or X-ray vision, but I'll take whatever super powers I can get
And yes, it's a driver's side rear door, not quarter panel, I thought it was a cutout piece of body panel at first. Jeez you people are even more autistic than me
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Both are 1937 Ford Deluxe 4 door sedans, the lighter colored one with the handsome optional "artillery" wheels (ht @RepRepublic) #DavesCarIDService
@RepRepublic Due to 6 bolt hub and 4 bolt rim steel wheels, I'm saying 1926 Chevy Superior landau, but visor seems a bit off
@RepRepublic Also that lady looks exasperated after a long day babysitting the Little Rascals
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1931 or 32 Packard Eight roadster, captured in two boy's ingenious Packard trap #DavesCarIDService
sporting one of my favorite hood ornaments, the Packard Donut Chaser
Some other ginchy hood ornaments:
Ford/Lincoln greyhound
Pontiac amber Indian head
DeSoto De Soto
Lalique crystal eagle (used on Duesenberg, Delahaye & other cars)
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@MattWelch I stand corrected (by @Bill_Abely). It is a 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartier Edition, the only model available in the exclusive fleshtone & disco lipstick color scheme
@MattWelch @Bill_Abely in my own defense, I was focused on the vinyl top's window edging, which distracted me from the vertical taillights
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Commencin' to do another #DavesCarIDService thread, so mute if it annoys you. <cracks knuckles>
1960-ish Bedford or Commer commercial van, front end a narrowed 1958 Plymouth, quarter panel trim 1955 Mercury, taillights hints of 1959 Ford
1957 Ford station wagon, 1957 Florida postcard cheesecake model, don't know about the snake, I'm not a herpetologist
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The "Di Dia," a completely custom car built for crooner Bobby Darin by Detroit customizer Andrew Di Dia. At $150,000 it held the Guinness Book title of World's Most Expensive Car in 1960. #DavesCarIDService
Fun Fact: Bobby Darin drove Sandra Dee to the 1961 Academy Awards in this car
Bobby Darin was a freaking style icon, I tell you whut
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1932 Ford 5 window coupe, chopped ~4", early 331/354 Chrysler Hemi, Halibrand-style kidney beans on Firestone wide whitewall radial cheater slicks, Ford 9" differential, Aldan coil-over shocks #DavesCarIDService
Color me well and truly stumped here, perhaps a microcar expert can ID. Closest I can come up with is a King Midget, but I know that's incorrect. "M" on the hubcap, if that helps.
Oh my word. 1946-48 Buick Sedanette radical custom. Looks like a 4"-5" chop, plus maybe a 6" full body section job, plus channeled. '38 DeSoto rear bumper. The amount of work that had to go into this is mind boggling.
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1937-39 "coffin nose" Cord 812 convertible, looks like some previous owner got frustrated with the hideaway headlight and replaced them
1966 Pontiac Ventura 4 dr hardtop with the 8-lug aluminum wheel option, plus a couple of hairhoppin' 60s moms rocking their beehives
1930 or 31 Ford Model A coupe (all A coupes are 5 window), and by the looks of the 16" Ford steels I think General Yeager may have mildly hot rodded it. Behind it is a '32 Ford roadster.
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A whole swarm of Blower Bentleys (well, 4.5 liter Bentleys, some blown and some unblown). Bentley just announced they will be producing some brand new "continuation" 1929 Blower Bentleys. #DavesCarIDService
This is pretty damn cool. Jaguar's Classic Works has also built continuation D-Types, E-Types, and XKSS. I wish US laws would allow American car companies to build new versions of their classics.
caranddriver.com/news/a29049558…
What is the one single brand new perfect factory reproduction American classic you'd want to have? (Me, a 1932 Ford Model 18 roadster or 3-window coupe)
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1959 Plymouth Fury sedan, Toots. A close relative to Christine! #davesCarIDservice
Circa 1966 Austin Healey Mk 3, and that isn't a pickup in the background, it's a 1963 Dodge Polara
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L-R: 1960 Pontiac, 1959 Buick in front of a 1960 Mercury, 1957 Oldsmobile, 1960 Pontiac Tempest #DavesCarIDService
1973-79 Brubaker Box, funky kit car for VW chassis. My buddy Dave Shuten has one
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1957 Dodge Sweptside D-100, with fiberglass tailfins based on Dodge Lancer. It was Mopar's glamor truck answer to the '55-'59 Chevy Cameo pickup and its twin, the GMC Suburban #DavesCarIDService
90% sure it's a circa-1960 MG A, on the way or just back from the paint booth
for reference, here's a 1960 MG A with steel (Rudge?) wheels. Happy to be corrected on this ID though
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circa 1960 rear engine Renault Caravelle. Kind of a rare find you have there. #DavesCarIDService
All 4 cars are Ford Model As; pic 1, 1930-31 Fordor and 1930-31 Sport Coupe, pics 2 and 3 are both 1928-29 Tudors
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1940-ish Chevy or GMC pickup cab on homebuilt square tube frame with Chev or GMC 6 banger and 1 ton dually wheels. Also: Mamas don't let your babies grow up to build rat rods #DavesCarIDService
I've seen rat rods you people wouldn't believe. Exhaust on fire under the bumper of a 53 Nash. I watched spider web grilles glitter on a stick welded chassis. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

If you will allow me a little history lecture: about 25 years ago a bunch of younger hot rod guys got sick of the ever-more high tech hot rod trend (billet aluminum, digital dashes etc) and began a back-to-tradition movement to resurrect 30s-60s style hot rods & customs
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1962 Ford Seattle-Ite XXI, concept car produced for the Seattle World's Fair #DavesCarIDService
A safety-conscious car of the future with quad rocket thrusters, 6 wheels, and ant-under-a-magnifying-glass bubble top
Another artifact of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair: Aloha travel trailers, made in Beaverton OR. Hundreds were sold to fair attendees because of lack of hotel rooms. I saw this one at the Palm Springs vintage trailer show. #DavesTrailerIDService
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Close, but it's a 1935 Ford 3-window coupe, and if the owner was in Indiana, could be the very same car I bought yesterday
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