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Solved NIC#1313 - 1949 Brookes Special (based on Graham-Paige)
« on: December 06, 2021, 01:50:26 PM »
What is this car called, and what is the base car ?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2022, 05:08:32 AM »
experts?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2022, 08:37:47 AM »
Commercial vehicle chassis?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2022, 10:33:13 AM »
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2022, 12:52:39 PM »
Sunbeam?

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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2022, 01:02:54 PM »
A regular length chassis shortened by the builder?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2022, 03:03:26 PM »
A regular length chassis shortened by the builder?

There is no Sunbeam connection. I'm afraid I don't know if the chassis was shortened - I don't think so but cannot be certain.

PS just checked my source. The donor car was damaged and the rear of the chassis had to be replaced with parts from another car. The resulting wheelbase was 108 inches. I have no idea if this is standard for the donor car.
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2022, 06:33:03 PM »
Are engine and chassis from the same donor car?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2022, 04:47:11 AM »
Are engine and chassis from the same donor car?

Engine and front half of the chassis are from the same car.
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2022, 07:15:51 AM »
Hence the different wheels, is this car more modern mechanically than its 1930s appearance suggests?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2022, 07:17:30 AM »
Is the donor a Derby Bentley?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2022, 07:26:41 AM »
Not a Derby Bentley.  The base car originates from the 1930s.
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2022, 01:24:47 PM »
Not Derby Bentley, but is it a Bentley of any description?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2022, 01:33:26 PM »
Not Derby Bentley, but is it a Bentley of any description?

Sorry for being vague. Not a Bentley in any way.
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2022, 01:35:25 PM »
English?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2022, 01:41:19 PM »
English?

Built in the UK. Some parts are British.
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2022, 01:47:00 PM »
Other parts European?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2022, 03:45:43 PM »
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2022, 04:18:33 PM »
USA parts?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2022, 04:51:10 PM »
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2022, 04:12:44 AM »
USA chassis(s)?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2022, 05:26:44 AM »
USA chassis(s)?

USA engine and front part of the chassis. Some other bits are American.
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2022, 11:06:35 AM »
A Railton based on a Hudson Terraplane?
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2022, 11:21:04 AM »
A Railton based on a Hudson Terraplane?

Neither marque.
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Re: NIC#1313
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2022, 12:26:34 PM »
Straight six?
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