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Cretan
07-20-2004, 01:21 PM
Hi, I have an old photo of a car from around the early twenties of a four door tourer of some kind. I have studied the radiator badge in detail and it looks like a triangle with a single uppercase A inside. It is not Alvis but I'm at a loss as to what else it can be. I'm sure its not one of the well known bigger manufacturers.

aeronca65t
07-20-2004, 01:47 PM
Go here:

https://www.britishmm.co.uk/index.asp

Geo Hahn
07-20-2004, 01:49 PM
Here's a site that might help. Looks like there were 'only' about 80 British Motorcar manufacturers with names beginning with 'A'. From Abbey to Awson...

https://www.britishmm.co.uk/

"I'll try British Cars Beginning with A for $200 Alex".

Bruce Bowker
07-20-2004, 02:02 PM
WOW . Another great site. Bookmarked this one too.

Bruce

Xracer
07-25-2004, 10:16 AM
"I'll try British Cars Beginning with A for $200 Alex".

OK George....A British-built car...had a British engine starting with the letter "B"...car name started with the letter "A"....and was sold only in the U.S.

Dale
07-25-2004, 11:09 AM
Bristol Engine maybe? Would the car be the A.C.?

Geo Hahn
07-25-2004, 11:49 PM
...and beautiful cars they are. Okay that's actually an Ace parked 2 cars down from me [see attachment] with a Caterham squeezed between, but all ACs are a treat to see.

Xracer
07-26-2004, 03:49 PM
Nope.....AC's weren't sold only in the U.S.

Keep trying. Winner gets a bucket full of rust that was once a British car.

Bugeye58
07-26-2004, 06:46 PM
Wouldn't have been the Arnolt Bristol, would it?
Jeff

Steve
07-27-2004, 01:15 AM
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Wouldn't have been the Arnolt Bristol, would it?
Jeff

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That's good, not sure if correct, but it's good. Better than my more flippant guess of an Austin Atlantic with a "B" series engine. I know, they sold them in the UK too.....but not many!

Xracer
07-27-2004, 12:19 PM
Nice goin' Jeff. You win the bucket of Genuine British Rust.

The Arnolt-Bristol was the brainchild of S.H. "Wacky" Arnolt, a Chicago car dealer.

A lot of car for the money (at the time), it even won it's class at Sebring in '55.

https://vea.qc.ca/vea/marques1/arnolt.htm

https://www.velocityjournal.com/ip/org/3893.html

racing girl
07-27-2004, 01:39 PM
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Nice goin' Jeff. You win the bucket of Genuine British Rust.


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Oh please, believe me - he don't need more steenking buckets of rust... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonod.gif

RG /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/england.gif

Bugeye58
07-27-2004, 03:02 PM
There were a couple of Arnolt Bristols being raced in California in the late '90's. Vintage, of course, and I saw them at Sears Point and Willow Springs. Odd cars!
And, RG is right about me not needing any more rust. She must have seen the bonnet and the RF fender on the MG I was driving last weekend.
I've got a whole new front end for it, but it's in California!

Jeff

Xracer
07-27-2004, 06:53 PM
OK....since you don't need the bucket of rust, I'm sending you a breeding pair of Tin Worms. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Bugeye58
07-27-2004, 06:59 PM
You are too, too, generous, kind sir!
Seeing that you are in the "Land of a Million Lutherans", don't send me "Twins Worms"!!

Jeff