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Car Experts - Can you date this photo?


canonfan46 5 1.1k United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 4:42PM
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Hi all, not my usual topic on here but I am in the process of mounting and framing this photo for my local golf club.
As you can see, it is a shot of the original clubhouse and I would like to put an approximate date on it.

I thought that as there are many motor enthusiats on here, that they might like a stab at dating it.

The club was formed in 1910 if that helps.

John

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pledwith 8 18 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 4:57PM
From the styling and curves in the body work it looks like 1940's - 50's
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Nov 2012 5:00PM
Well... I see a Morris Minor so that means that this was taken during the lifetime of that particular vehicle which was 1948 to 1971.

Looking at the rest of the more (at the time) 'modern' vehicle there (is that a Jaguar on the left?), I would say that this was taken in the mid '50's.

HTH's Smile
canonfan46 5 1.1k United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 5:02PM
Thanks pledwith, but there's sure to be someone along in a moment with the exact make, model and date of each motor.Grin
woolybill1 e2
8 18 65 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 5:02PM
I can't be precise but the pale-toned car 2nd from left appears to be a Jaguar Mk 1 or Mk2. The Mk 1 appeared in 1955, so the late 1950s would be consistent with the presence in the centre of the group of a Morris Minor 1000 and an elderly Ford Anglia van. The black car in front looks rather like a Wolsely 6/90, typically used by the police Flying Squads in the 50s.
Hope this helps!
Bill
canonfan46 5 1.1k United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 5:03PM
getting there.........Grin
canonfan46 5 1.1k United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 5:29PM
Thanks all, I'll settle for c.1950's

John
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
10 Nov 2012 5:40PM

Quote:I can't be precise but the pale-toned car 2nd from left appears to be a Jaguar Mk 1 or Mk2.


Hmm... maybe. Or possibly a Riley Pathfinder (1953-57).


Quote:in the centre of the group of a Morris Minor 1000 and an elderly Ford Anglia van


I'd agree.


Quote:The black car in front looks rather like a Wolsely 6/90


No - it's an older model..... the 6/90 looks like this . Could be something like a Lanchester but I'm not sure.

There's also what looks like an Austin A40 Devon on the right of the photo....1947-52.

So I'd say 1950s but whether early or late is tricky............ I'd go for middle! Wink
canonfan46 5 1.1k United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 6:00PM
I knew there had to be an expert somewhere near, thanks Carabosse
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
10 Nov 2012 6:17PM
Glad to have helped.... I think "c.1950s" is a safe bet! Smile
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Nov 2012 6:35PM
Upload a larger version - zooming in on the cars - and we can be more accurate.

Wink
canonfan46 5 1.1k United Kingdom
10 Nov 2012 7:06PM
The original image was 1300 x 640 jpg and had been through a few copies before i got it
Graysta 9 1.1k England
10 Nov 2012 7:46PM
I would also go for mid 50's.
The car fore to aft at the club house could be a Hillman or an A40 as mentioned.
bainsybike 5 275
10 Nov 2012 8:17PM
I'd say the 2nd car from the left was a Jag Mark 2 - it seems to have the wrap-around rear window which distinguishes it from the Mark 1. If so, that puts the image at 1959 at the earliest.
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
11 Nov 2012 10:36AM

Quote:I would say that this was taken in the mid '50's.


I would second Mikes guess, Add Mid to late, That's based on recognising most of the cars because they have appeared in many old family snaps, My old Pa did like his motors.....Smile

If I was to stab a guess it would be 1957 ish.....Grin

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