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Old 27-11-05, 00:55
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Great shot Cliff!!
Two Humbers.
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Old 27-11-05, 01:08
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This one was taken in Malaya 1941 according to the AWM files.

here is another from the AWM. Dated in the Western Desert Egypt 1942

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Old 27-11-05, 09:58
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Holden-bodied...note 'suicide', rear-hinging doors of the Holden body!
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Old 29-11-05, 00:11
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A few more.
An Aussie Ford in, i believe, Egypt.
Edit: Oops, looks like a panel van instead.
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Old 29-11-05, 00:14
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How about a WOC1 beute. Still cheating a bit but very interesting vehicle.
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Old 29-11-05, 00:15
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And another "cheater" but also interesting.
Buicks used by the Royal Family.
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Old 29-11-05, 00:54
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Schwerin, 1945.
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Old 30-11-05, 12:44
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Hi Bill
heres an earlyone for you a Rolls Royce reportedly used by the British chiefs of staff in W.W.1
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Old 05-12-05, 13:55
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Bill
heres another for your car thread a Ford which i understand were built at Dagenham England, were they on imported chassis/ scuttles
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Austin staff car (for low ranking officers )

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Bentley (?) staff car for high ranking officers

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Default Morris-Commercial C?

I think the 6-wheeler is an early Morris-Commercial C-type. The attached is a 1932 Model, serial 004. The 'MC 9688' rego appears to be bogus...it was originally on a Belsize! Unless it was a re-issue for the War Department of course.
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Used by the Greek army inthe Middle East during WWII, from British army stocks


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Now heres an interesting one i suppose we can include it in this thread, President Rooselvelt, have i spelt that right, some body wil soon tell me driving his car to meet PM Winston Churchill. Bill i am told it was a studibaker is that correct
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Old 11-12-05, 01:56
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Hi Les:
Actually, it is a 1936 Ford Phaeton.
Somewhere in my stacks I have an article on the car which was equipped with then state of the art handicapped driving devices.
If I find it, I will post it.
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Old 23-12-05, 11:40
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Another Austin 7 staff car, not as imaculate as the previous photo but well covered in k-rap
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Old 27-12-05, 12:31
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....this is "my" Staff Car...needs some maintennance...
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Old 29-12-05, 19:19
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Finally got two days off in a row

Here are two Australian staff cars. The second is a 1937 Buick and the first I can only guess at. It looks a bit Humberish but could also be a senior Austin or Vauxhall. I will leave it to the British car experts.
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Old 29-12-05, 20:55
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and the first I can only guess at. It looks a bit Humberish but could also be a senior Austin or Vauxhall.
Bill,

As it is a long body it could have been a Humber Pullman limousine, but not with the two spare wheels on the side. There are shadows or reflections on the bonnet (hood to you!), which make it look like the chrome bonnet flutes on a Vauxhall. I think I would go for something from North America.

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Old 29-12-05, 21:06
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Hi Richard:
Interesting, and you may have rejogged my thinking.

When I first got the photo, I thought it was a 1935 Chevrolet but the limo body threw me. Now I remeber David's famous Chevrolet Imperials and this could fit the bill.

As Holden's did all the American Chevs, Holdens and Vauxhalls it is sometimes a bit dicey to positively ID some of the mid thirties vehicles. This is, of course, a pretty poor photo which doesn't help. Looking through Eddie Ford's book "The History of Holden since 1917" one can see a lot of Vauxhalls that are quite close to this one too.

thanks for the input.
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Default The History of Holden since 1917

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Hi Richard:
Interesting, and you may have rejogged my thinking.

When I first got the photo, I thought it was a 1935 Chevrolet but the limo body threw me. Now I remeber David's famous Chevrolet Imperials and this could fit the bill.

As Holden's did all the American Chevs, Holdens and Vauxhalls it is sometimes a bit dicey to positively ID some of the mid thirties vehicles. This is, of course, a pretty poor photo which doesn't help. Looking through Eddie Ford's book "The History of Holden since 1917" one can see a lot of Vauxhalls that are quite close to this one too.

thanks for the input.
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Sorry to have to correct you Bill, but Norm Darwin wrote The History of Holden since 1917, ISBN 0.959.2287.05. Eddie Ford is the publisher.
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Old 01-01-06, 13:35
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I write for Eddie's RESTORED CARS magazine, and he and Norm are long time friends though I have only met Norm and his wife. I was thinking Holden - bodied 'big Vauxhall'?
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Old 02-01-06, 18:16
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David:
Do you have a current email address for Eddie??
In the 1970's, I used to supply him with "photo articles" of pictures I took of vintage cars in daily use in South America and Southern Europe. At that time, he also published a magazine I think was called "Rods & Customs".
I would like to get in touch with him again if you can help.
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for many years he had no e mail! I had to use FAX or even ring him. Yes he did ROD & CUSTOM for a time but RC remains bi-monthly like VRS. It was and is a great mag....hope that they donpt have 113 F in Daylesford, Victoria like Sydney! Hottest temp I recall was 108 in Formantera, Balearic Islands, Spain. However dad was in Egypt 1947-8 and it used to get so hot that they fried eggs on the bonnets of the trucks.
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Old 02-01-06, 23:24
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Thanks David:
An email is on the way to him.
And, I am thinking that we are looking at a senior Vauxhall as well in studying Norm's book. (Got the author right that time).
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The biggest Vauxhall that might fit the bill was the GY, produced 1937-39 and was assembled and bodied by Holden....a sort of British Chevrolet! The GL had a shorter wheelbase.
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A WAAF sergeant, driver to the Station Commander at Cardington, Bedfordshire, studying a route map on her Ford Type 'J' staff car.
9-10 December 1942.

I am no expert but it appears to be a 1939 91A or E91A...the registration is a Middlesex Countu Council one in a series allocated to the Air Ministry, and fits in with a date of May 1939 from rego records though it could be out-of-sequence. The rego seems to suggest that this is a Ministry car not military, hence no RAF number.
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9 May 1940...did it come back or became a present for the Germans?

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Old 06-02-06, 17:47
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A Polish "Staff Car" in Italy.
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Just found a couple of photos of General Douglas MacArthur's staff car outside the US South West Pacific HQ in Lennons Hotel, Brisbane Queensland. What is it?

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