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    Do you know the make and approximate year of this car?

    Hello. A co-worker of mine brought in the attached photo of his dad, uncle and grandparents taken in England some time in the 1940s. He asked me if I know the make of the car. I do not. Do any of you recognize the make and year? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Do you know the make and approximate year of this car?

    Austin 7. I believe it is a Chummy Tourer, someone more familiar with the Austin 7 variants could probably be more helpful.
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    Re: Do you know the make and approximate year of this car?

    I'll stick my neck out and say ... 1930-ish Triumph Super Seven (soft top).

    https://www.classiccarcatalogue.com/TRIUMPH%201930.html

    I'm not thinking Austin, due to the position of the headlamps (down low) and the running lamps (top of the wings).
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    Re: Do you know the make and approximate year of this car?

    Tom, you could very well be correct. Once you said Triumph I started googling both cars and what I found is that there doesn't seem to be a really standardized placement for the headlights on either. Though I will say that the only examples I saw with the low slung headlights, as per the OP, were on Triumphs. In my searches I found that the Triumph was built in response to the Austin and they hired the draughtsman for the Austin seven. It largely resembes the Austin though it is slightly larger and has a few other improvements here and there. Here is a side by side, the first photo the Austin 7 Chummy, the second the Triumph Super Seven.
    Austin Seven Chummy.jpgTriumph Super Seven.jpg
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