If I am not mistaken this was somewhat common practice at the time. That is, a manufacturer supplying a bare chassis to a custom sheet metal fabricator. I think it was also true that (for whatever reason); certain of these "coachbuilders" were heavily influenced by American "styling" of the day. So, I agree with the below, though I really hope it is not an Alfa, as someone else suggested. Although those headlamps are sexy... Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio)
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of GregFletcher Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 12:11 PM To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Photos from the 1939 TdF
That front design is typical of progressive, late thirties American styling, except that the grill is horizontal. It's no European design unless it's some custom job copying the Lincolns & Plymouths of the era.
Greg Fletcher Foothill Ranch, CA
On Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 09:45 AM, nath wrote:
> So . . . I have no idea what the car is. There were other French
> manufacturers at the time, but I don't know what their models looked
> (Panhard? Simca? It doesn't look like a Renault. . . .)
> But Aldo's got my curiosity up, for sure!
> nath dresser
> spring green, wi