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I think I will have to try and get a better photograph of this old B&W photograph,    pre-WW2 , I  think it may be Austin  -  has a bit of a Chummy appearance.    Can anybody give me a I.D. clue  ?

 

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No - I know Fords quite well. My old man took a Prefect off the road (that he purchased with part of my mothers de-mob £) , petrol rationing. He dismantled it to re-spray (he was a spray painter) - it was taken from garage & sold when he died  1992.  He also had a Pop. & two Ford vans in 1950's.  I was only interested in cars from 1960 on..

This car has radius at bottom of screen corners - similar to at top. Headlamps are closer to rad. grille with small light fittings to outside of headlamps.

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Many pre-war Fords have the drop type bumper, the Models Y and C and the 7Y 8hp and 7W 10hp.

Of the above it is only the Model C that has a radius at both top and bottom of the windscreen frame.

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Yes,  Ford Model  C Ten   (10 British HP)  manufactured  1934 to 1937   (Wiki).   That is excellent because it permits me to date the photograph not earlier than 1934.  I will still try and post a better photograph.

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Yes, definately a Model C so it will be 1934 to late 1935, so only a short production run.

The model was upgraded in late 1935 and became the CX, biggest difference being a few horizontal bars added to the grill.

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BHT 700    ,  that  VRN  -     HT =  Bristol - so well out of its area..   Very good to know production only between 1934 & 1935., so a waste of time trying to actually date  BHT 700.

 

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