Vehicle Identification.

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  • 30 Nov 2016 9:07 AM
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    Vehicle Identification.

  • 01 Dec 2016 10:07 PM
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  • 03 Dec 2016 4:48 PM
    Reply # 4437172 on 4430902

    Hi All,

    My role as Motoring Interests Manager at RACV is much and varied. I am often asked by members and the public to identify vehicles from all eras. In most instances I am able to assist, but occasionally an identity will remain outstanding.

    I already have a great group of "assistants" that I can rely on, but a seems a logical extension to engage the services of VDC members when it comes to vintage motoring.

    In the next day or so, and once I have established how to link an image the forum, I will post a couple of outstanding queries.

    Please feel free to contribute and to encourage others to do the same.

    Regards, Daryl Meek, RACV 

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  • 14 Dec 2016 6:03 PM
    Reply # 4458611 on 4430902

    The image shown in the link below is part of a number of photos provided by a RACV member who is involved in writing the family history. I am confident the vehicle is a 1929 Essex but stand to be corrected.

    Essex produced a number of sedans during this period - coach, standard and town sedan. Anyone have any idea as to what version this may be - and why?

    If the link doesn't work, copy and post into your browser.

    Thanks, Daryl Meek


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  • 14 Dec 2016 7:27 PM
    Reply # 4458727 on 4430902
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    Have a look at this link

    you will need to scroll across to get the entire link. The wheels and bumper are entirely different, otherwise I agree, Hudson did use wire wheels and Essex is a baby Hudson so wire wheels are a possibility

  • 15 Dec 2016 9:10 AM
    Reply # 4460429 on 4430902

    I cannot find an image of a 29 Essex with wire wheels but it may be

    Iain R

  • 15 Dec 2016 10:09 AM
    Reply # 4460478 on 4430902

    There are several images on the internet that show a 1929 Essex with wire wheels.

    I just googled "1929 essex images " and downloaded 4 images,

    I cant see how i can attach these images .

    Val Bugeja

  • 15 Dec 2016 10:15 AM
    Reply # 4460479 on 4430902

    Thanks Ian and Arnie.

    I have gone with Essex rather than Hudson due to:

    1. The shape of the radiator badge which is not the triangular Hudson type but has script across the centre as per Essex

    2. The insert in the kick plate is hexagonal Essex shape rather than Hudson. 

    The wire wheels do suggest a more up-market model. The owner of the image advised that the minister-owner was more "well-heeled" than most so I guess optioning up might have been on the cards.

    Another peculiarity is the three row bumper. Hudson models had the distinctive bumper where the bottom bar dipped in the centre and was separated from the top bar by a metal insert with the triangular Hudson badge.

    Still not sure of the exact body style though.

    Many thanks, Daryl 


  • 15 Dec 2016 3:10 PM
    Reply # 4460778 on 4430902

    Val Bujega sent me through some images of 1929 Essex wearing wire wheels, a couple of which I have attached links to.

    The first is probably the authoritative example as it shows a promotional shot of Essex "The Challenger".

    The second is interesting in that it shows a SA 1929 car with wires and a single piece front bumper. Odd that the two images that I have of SA vehicles both have bumpers other than the standard two piece one.

    Thanks Val, Daryl 

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