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Karl Schnelle
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What is it?  From a recent Facebook post from Denmark...

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David H
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Many thanks for posting this one, Karl.  It is obviously a custom work and could easily be a Packard.  The skirted fenders did not become generally produced before 1933 but the remainder of the car suggest a mid-20s era.  Beautiful!  


   
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Larry kemling
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Can anyone make out the name on the wheel centers?


   
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David H
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@larry-kemling   Sorry, Larry.  I tried but the hubcaps just aren't clear.  David H


   
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Frank Reed
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I was trying to match up the hood ornament… not much luck.

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Karl Schnelle
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Thanks for your replies.  I am stumped with that short hood and long door - I think maybe a European coachbuilder?


   
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Posted by: @karl

Thanks for your replies.  I am stumped with that short hood and long door - I think maybe a European coachbuilder?

Definitely European coachbuilder. The wheels look like Cadillac or Chevy wheels though.

Chevy or Cadillac + German coachbuilder?

The Bugatti Royale was the first car the image above reminded me. Look at the trim on the top of the door and the overall configuration of the rear end. 

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The Bugatti was done by Karosserie Ludwig Weinberger Munich.

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Here is a Ford with German body, possibly the same coachbuilder.

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