Two row American Pratt & Whitney engine 18 cyl. Ref 1
Two row Pratt & Whitney. 18 cyl. Ref 1

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Tatra for sale

4 cyl. Tatra at Motala museum. Ref 1
4 cyl. Tatra at Motala museum. Ref 1
Ad in paper Signalhornet 1983. Ref 1
Ad in paper Signalhornet 1983. Ref 1
Ad in Signalhornet 1984. Ref 1
Ad in Signalhornet 1984. Ref 1

Gunnar Olsson


Cord automobiles

Used Coord for sale in paper Signalhornet 1983. Ref 1
Used Coord for sale in paper Signalhornet 1983. Ref 1A Coord which run in the Myrbergsralley 2010. Ref 1
A Coord which run in the Myrbergsralley 2010. Ref 1Orginal Lycoming V8 enginein Coord. Ref 1
Orginal Lycoming V8 enginein Coord. Ref 1
Id plate which shows it is an 810. Ref 1
Id plate which shows it is an 810. Ref 1



MG models








Hanomag story

Picture gallery
Hanomag Henschel

Tatra typ 77. Ref 1
Tatra 97 1938
In Nesseldorf were cars and railway material built from 1897. The company had it's own 2 cyl boxer engine. The constructor Hans Ledvinka was bound to the company between 1905 and 1916. 1921 the firm was taken over by Tatra concern and Ledvinka went back from Steyr. 1933 the model 77 with rear mounted engine and central pipe frame. Hans Ledvinka had great respect and could present any new design. The engine was a V8, air cold with overhead camshafts, spherical combustion chambers. The car had brakes on all four wheels and rack and pinion steering. Cars sold before war in Sweden may be only two left in Sweden. In the 50th about 100 were imported and of these only a few are left. The car on the picture is from before 1939 and has a 4 cyl engine. The windshield in three parts show this. You can also see a Tatra at Helsingborg museum "Technics in Grandfather times". Also in Motala car museum.

Cord 812. Ref 1
Cord 812 1937
From the beginning Cord was a mark in Auburn Automobile. Errett Lobban Cord had taken control over Auburn and Duesenberg. He needed a model which had a price between these two cars. This became Cord. Harry Miller got the job to construct the engine and drivline. Miller had always made front drive racing cars. Later Auburn bought Lycoming. Miller cars were raced at Indianapolis. The first Cord had the type name L29 and was a ordinary luxury car with a long engine hood. The longer the more status. There were much trouble with the universal joints which couldn't stand the forces occurring when steering. They were soon worn out. 1932 the market was out of production and was until 1936 sleeping when a new model was announced, 810, which then became 812, equipped with Lycoming V8, compressor and a gearbox of preselector type. For the car design was Gordon Buehrig employed. 1937 Cord collapsed and production ceased after 3000 cars. The press tools were sold to Graham Paige and Hupmobile. The Cord car was mounted of spares up to 1941 when the war efforts stopped all private production. Many replicas were built after the war. In Vislanda Sweden there was a man named Agart Karlsson who owned one Cord. I visited him together with my brother several times during the 70th. He did collect everything and was for that not in good contact with the community. He owned since long time a villa house where on his area he collected all type of scrap. Last time we were there he lived at the pensioner's home. We made a car tour with him and let him look at his old locals. Next year he had died. The Cord car was in some way sold or overtaken by Sture Tall in order to be renovated. Sorry to say nothing of the kind was done. Here my paths end up.
Saw a Coord 810 in Myhrbergsralley 2010. See picture.
From the beginning a Lancia D50 formel car. Ref 1
This is a racing car which from the beginning was build by Gunnar Olsson Karlsoga for the nordic special standard class, which was very popular in the beginning of the 50th. It was Gunnar Olsson in Karlskoga who was deeply involved in building the racing track there as the leading power. The pattern for him was the formula car Lancia D50. This type of car became later the prototype for Ferrari cars, when Ferrari took over Lancia Team. The design of the front is the one at that time very popular Alfa Romeo front. I saw this race car at Velodrom race event 18 June 2017, now owned be a Norwegian. The car was from the beginning equipped with a V8 Lancia Astura engine. It was then equipped with a straight 6 cylinder Alfa Romeo. The car has now 1916 been refreshed for driving by Magnus Ahlquist Maritim and sold to owner in Norway. See Lancia Astura and Alfa Romeo.   GO-ON racer at Velodromloppet 2017.
GO-ON racer at Velodrom race 2017.
 MG WA. Ref 1
MG WA 1937
MG was a mark and well known for there midget cars. These were for it's time complicated and expensive to manufacture. The MG concern was sold within it's owner company Nuffield to Morris. Here they started to build cars from standard parts. It was not long time until two persons in the company, Lord and Kimber, had different opinions about this. They wanted a more luxury car. For this they had the model Wolseley 6. Lord hoped that it was only to put on a MG front and then sell it as a MG 2.5 liter "Wolseley". Different models came during the years as SA, VA and WA. Only a few were produced. The car in the picture has come from Stockholm and was bought by Svedino 1965 when it was in a bad shape.
Hanomag Rekord 1934. Ref 1
Hanomag Rekord 1934-38
This firma established already 1835 and produced first heavy material as locomotives and steam engines. The first car came 1924 and got the well known name "Komissbrot". It looked like a bread that was baked for the soldiers. It was so done that it was eatable for a long time. See more under Ziegenhagen. Hanomag had for a long time produce diesel lorries and sold also a private car with this kind of engine. This car was popular i Germany and also sold in Sweden. Mercedes had also one diesel at this time but sold only about 100. Otherwise Citroen was the first car sold with diesel. Hanomag ceased as model name ca 1974 when Daimler Benz bought the company. An unsure time now started for Hanomag -  Henschel when the engine production was sold to Volvo and the production machine were sent to Sweden. Later Hanomag Henschel was sold again to Komatsu Heavy Indistries in Japan and is today working with heavy machines like dumpers and others.

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Mercedes Benz 130
Mercedes Benz 130H at Sparreholms museum. Ref 1
Mercedes Benz 130H at Sparreholms museum. Ref 1



Future Car
Boras Djurpark


Phänomobil 3 wheeler
3 wheeler

Gustav Hiller
Robur Truck


Info note Puch. Ref 1
Puch Split Single
Puch motorcycles Puch story

Mercedes 130H. Ref 1
Mercedes-Benz 130H 1934-38
In the beginning of 1930th the car producers started to search other ways to build a car. It was mainly because of the technical progress concerning rolling machines. Porsche was a designer who had build several different car models for producers like Steyr Tatra, NSU, Zündapp. He started at Volkswagen. There he started his own small design office. Another known name is Hans Ledvinka. Ferd. Porsche worked now and then at Mercedes Benz. For the car in picture with rear engine is Hans Nibel known. Edmund Rumpler had had made a curious car with rear engine called Tropfen-Auto. This was a name which was used by Mercedes for a racing car "Tropfen-Wagen".
The car in picture had different types of 4 cyl engines 1300 cc, 1500 ,cc och 1700 cc. Mercedes 170H Sport  Mercedes Benz museum. Ref. 1
and also a 3 cylinder diesel. The diesel was a failure and only test cars were produced.  The rear end had swing axles and the gearbox was placed in front of the engine. This was a typical Porsche solution and it was used for all Volkswagen test cars. See Autostadt. VW-history.
Despite it had for the time a good roadability it had bad selling and the model was ceased. after 1936/37.

Future Car. Ref 1
Future car 1951
In Borås Sweden there was a man, Sigvard Berggren, who happened to build his future car. At this time everything must have connection with airplane design. Remember Studebaker three nosed type. Sigvard's car had a frame of steel pipes and a 100 hp Ford V8 placed in the rear. With this car he drove around in Sweden and demonstrated it in different markets and race competitions. The car had enough length for a pentry and sleeping place in the middle. As time went on Berggren started with his real interest and succeeded to establish the animal Park in Borås.

3 wheels Phänomobil 1912. Ref 1
Phänemobil 1912
This firm was established 1907 and produced as all at that time cycles and motorcycles. The firm was renamed 1910 from  Fahrradwerke to just Werke. Gustav Hiller was the owner. Their greatest hit was a 3 wheeler according to the picture. In the beginning the engine was an aircold V2 and 880cc. Later 1912 they used a 4 cyl 1536 cc water cold engine. This was was placed upon the front wheel, anyhow it became a lucky construction. The car became popular for local transportations and was used a long time and up to the 50th in south of Europe. After 1925 the car production ceased and they concentrated on a lorry named Granit of their own. After the war 1945 the factory was nationalized and a lorry under the name of Robur was produced. When this happened Gustaf Hiller was gone since many years.
Puch 1912. Ref 1
Puch 1912
Johan Puch who during long time in the end of 1900 century had been manufacturing bicycles, decided to start a firm which was established 1899. now he produced cycles and wagons and from 1901 even engines. It was not long until he had a car ready, 1904. This was in Austria and his firm became a large and important workshop producing all kind of  motor vehicles on its schema. WWI now started and the military in the double monarchy did need lots of different vehicles. Even the Imperial family got their cars from Puch, if they didn't use horse wagons from Lohner. As all vehicle producers during the war Puch was expanding heavily. Sadly for Puch the Austrian Imperial was defeated. Puch was almost bankruptcy and the bank authorities sent en Italian engineer Giovanni Marcelino to bring the company on feet again. Johan Puch had at this time withdraw from leading positions. Giovanni had taken the idea with the double piston engine which already was known in Italy. This engine was updated to useful product and used in many different product from Puch. Now the Nazis took over and together with Anschluss the Puch factory had to specialize on military production. Working labor was taken from the concentration camp Mathausen, one of the worst during the war. After the war there became several fusions, first with Fiat. During the 50th Puch delivered mostly mopeds, motorocycles and scooters. Puch had still military production. Austria became free from Russia because of  a obstinate failure in the politics of Russia. They did not appear on a United Nation meeting where it was decided that the Austrian borders should open to west. Later  in the 70th a fusion with Mercedes Benz was done and also a cooperation contract with Volkswagen.

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Info not about Anderson car. Ref 1

John Gary Andersson
1921 Andersson
The book about  Andersson scannad by Google

Hupmobile 1914
Infonot about Hupmobile. Ref 1
Hupmobile story

Hupmobile Motors



Thulin 1920
Info note about Thulin A20. Ref 1

Thulin story

Thulin car at Malmö technical museum. Ref 1
Thulin car at Malmö technical museum. Ref 1
Thulin car at Sparreholms museum. Ref 1
Thulin car at Sparreholms museum. Ref 1

Seneca 1920
Info note about Seneca 1920. Ref 1
Seneca Motor car

Seneca add

Anderson USA. Ref 1
Andersson 1920
This firm Andersson Carriage started 1886 and produced in the beginning of 2000 century a so called High Wheeler. It had high wooden wheels and massive rubber tyres. The firm had also a V2-engine. 1910 they started again after a production break to produce "normal cars".  The idea from the owner was to offer the customer any type of chassie and colour. To make this possible they bought wood from their own forest to build the car. The engine for this car was a Continental 6 cylinder. The production plant produced cars up to 1926 when a tax debt forced the owner to sell everything and the mark was ceased.  John Gary Andersson retired and the remaining money could give him a good life for the rest of his living. During this time he wrote his memories and played golf. In his car production plant a Print and a Fishing company opened. In there is only one building left today, 2009, from the car production. Only 8 cars were imported to Sweden and from these Svedino car is the only surviving. Totally in world there are 11 (unsure figure) car left.
Thulin A20. Ref 1
Thulin 1920
About the cars from Thulinverken with the name Thulin there are much less written. The pictures shows the cars I have seen in different places in Sweden. There is also a car at Technical museum Stockholm. See also my article Thulin Story. The motorycle which also were produced after a construction by Ivar Malmer and Thord Ångström but I have not succeeded to see one. The car was aimed to replace the production of aero planes after the war. Drawings were bought through Gustaf Dahlén from the German company AGA in which Dalén had interests. This car was from the beginning a Belgian construction by the FN factory. From AGA Thulinverken got a licence.  Everything were made except things like carburator and ignition. Those were imported. AETA built up a complete production factory with all necessary tools. Engine block was casted and even the rear end. This was done for only about 300 cars.

Hupmobile 1914. Ref 1
Hupmobile 1914
Robert C Hupp started his career at Olds and worked also for Henry Ford before he started his own firm 1909. He took of course many of his work mates from Ford and Olds to his own firm and already 1913 he had produced 13000 cars. Up to 1924 he only had side valve engines and he offered 8 or 6 cylinder cars. The production leader of Volvo cars, Ivan Öhrnberg came 1933 from Hupp Motor Co. He had already 1926 tested the new Volvo. Now time has come for depression years and much work were done  to bring a new model  which the buyers wanted to buy. The designer Raymond Loewy designed a new car with built in head lights and a windshield in three parts. This model could not turn the sale and the firm had to close for 18 months. Hupmobile had bought the tools for Cord 810/812. Compare the model Hupmobile Skylark 1941 with the original Cord. Graham Paige was aimed to produce this car but great delays destroyed the in the beginning the large interest and the factory had to close in October 1940. After the war Hupmobile/Graham/Paige became sub deliverers for the car industry in America.
Seneca 1920. Ref 1
Seneca 1920
This car model was manufactured in a small town Fostoria Ohio and was equipped with a 28 hp engine. The T-Ford had 20 hp. Seneca had a price that was double the Ford. Svedino found this car on a larger farm in Revsund Sweden where it was garaged. He bought the car and it was renovated in the Svedino way.
The car production was established by H.J. Jones and some other interested people who put money in this production. In the beginning 4 models were produced for a fair low price of about $675. For this Seneca had bought the old lamp factory locals in Fostoria and 293 car were built this year.

Now the company made a slight change in its name to Seneca Motor Co. Just to get a better image. Seneca succeeded to survive when Ford started his mass production line. The last car came 1924. It is unsure what name the car had from the beginning.

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Info skylt Renault 1923. Ref 1

Renault story
Early Renaults

Info skylt DSaimler 1908. Ref 1

Daimler Royal Car

Adler club

Pierce Arrow
Pierce story

Pierce mc
Golden King







DeSoto Aiflow
Hernando DeSoto









Mercedes 320

Mecedes 290

Renault 1923. Ref 1
Renault 1923
1898  Louis Renault started to produce a car with DeDion engine giving 1.75 ps. Air cold with driveshaft and differential, 3 gear gearbox including reverse gear. This was a very advanced construction. 179 copies were sold. From 1902 the engine volume increased to 6,3 litres. This was a demand from the racing cars. From 1904 up to 1928 the engine construction was the same with L-top, casted cylinder blocks in pair, magnet ignition thermo siphon cooling with the cooler placed behind the engine. 1905 the models AX and AG were offered on the market. They were the main construction for all Renault cars and even the famous Taxis de la Marne. The Taxi cars of Paris helped the French army to be moved during the battle of Marne. This made that the German army was stopped. 1906 the cylinder numbers were enhanced to 6 cylinders. 1911 changeable wheels and pressure lubrication. More than 10000 cars were manufactured. Renault had in fact never any down-period of importance. A dark chapter is that Louis died in prison 1944 after been accused for cooperation with the nazis. The Renault factories produced lorries for the German army, but what had he to choose between. After his dead the Renault company was nationalized . During and after the war a small car was designed secretly. It was the popular CV4 according to the legend with help of Ferd. Porsche, who was placed in prison in France for war crimes. He had been taken to the factory from the jail. A truth is that his son bought his freedom for a large sum of money. The Renault company was not producing their own coachworks. Instead there were private body builders.
Pierce Arrow. Ref 1
Pierce Arrow
The Pierce family shared the different production units between the sons. Percy took care of motorcycles and the father bicycles and the lorry fabrication. The father had specialized on fire trucks. These were produced up to 1932, engine and bicycle production went bankruptcy 1914. The first motorcycle came 1909 with a 4 cylinder engine. 1910 a single cylinder motorcycles were sold. The very excellent 4 cylinder motorcycle was very costly. Pierce had also a luxury car under the name Pierce Arrow. This car had a special mounting for headlights inbuilt in front fenders. Read the link Pierce story which tell you all about it.
John Bryntesson, nicknamed the Gold King, was a man from county Dalsland Sweden. He had emigrated to America before 1900 in order to search for gold. He became one of the few who succeeded and went back to Sweden with a fortune of 300 million dollars. In his luggage he had a Pierce Arrow which can be seen at museum in Koping.

Mercedes Benz 290-320 1936-37. Ref 1
Mercedes 290-320
These models were on the market during the years 1936 and 1937. They were built with two different coachwork, 2 and 4 doors. These were named with different letters. See my text from Mercedes Benz museum. Type C was for convertible model. The cars were popular for the German officers. The more nicer Mercedes they could drive the higher rank. See the Mercedes that Göring had in his garage in my side about Sinsheim veterans. The cab was manual but isolated which was normal on German cars. Note the worn-out spare tire.

Daimler 1908. Ref 1
Daimler 1908
Daimler was from the beginning a German mark. Why it came to England was because  Frederick Simms met Gottleib Daimler in Germany 1890. Gottlirb agreed that Simms could import an engine. The special look for the upper part of the cooler made the English Daimler car known for the years to come. The engine rights were also sold to Rover which also got the production rights. The car had rear drive by chains and those had to be dismantled, cooked and greased every two days. This was done in a mixture of tallow and graphite. This was of course a dirty job and took severe time.
From 1905 to 1953 Daimler was the mark for the royal family. The Swedish royal family had 2 Daimlers in their garage. One had a double rear seat just for the queen's gown.  

Adler Autobahn. Ref 1
Adler Autobahn 1938
Adler Autobahn is a very interesting car. The model followed the airflow style and also a wish from Hitler that Germany needed fast cars for the autobahn. After the war the car was of no interest for general buyers. The car had a 6 cyl. 2500 cc engine and was front wheel drive. Such a car was for sale in Norway in Classic Motor 2003. Totally rusty and without engine. All people who had owned a front wheel drive Adler know that some had no water pump. The engine was mounted reverse with the gearbox in front and fan/generator were driven by a V-belt in front of the clutch. The V-belt was possible to be opened up. The car had in rear a quarter elliptic spring mounted in rear axle and fore just under the middle door pillar. In the front there were two plate springs cross the car. One over the gearbox and one under, these were also the uprights for front suspension. A very interesting construction and used on several marks in Germany. The rear construction made it possibly for the frame to be made shorter.
DeSoto AirFlow 1934. Ref 1
DeSoto 1934
DeSoto was a mark that came up within the Chrysler concern. The board chose to connect it to the explorer Hernando de Soto. Carl Breer worked with the design at Chrysler and he was also interested to make it with an aerodynamic design. Maybe the car is not that kind 2010 but according to the criteria that were valid 1930 it was a special car in that meaning. The producer were interested to make something unusual just to get people to buy it. The car was equipped with self-supporting car body. This was not general in America. It could be ordered from 1934 with 6 or 8 cylinder engine. The car was not a good seller and the model was only produced up to 1938. To get it popular it was equipped with much optionals. DeSoto was the cheaper model and Chrysler Airflow was the more expensive one. The production of the mark DeSoto ceased 1960 during the low state of the market which arrived when also Edsel and other old brands disappeared. Good to know that in America only the name was taken away but the car was still the same but got another name in it's front.

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